Weekend Mass times!
Saturday: 3:30 PM @ St. Patrick’s, Prattsburgh; 5:30 PM @ St. Michael’s, Penn Yan
Sunday: 8:30 AM @ St. St. Januarius, Naples; 10:30 AM @ St. Michael’s
|Daily Mass||St. Michael’s||St. Januarius’|
|Monday, 8:00 AM||Mass||Communion Service|
|Tuesday, 8:00 AM||Communion Service||Mass|
|Wednesday||Noon Mass||8:00 AM Communion Service|
|Thursday, 8:00 AM||Communion Service||Mass|
|Friday, 8:00 AM||Communion Service||Communion Service|
- God wants all of us to worship Him at Sunday Mass. It is no longer optional, now that pandemic restrictions have been lifted. Come and give yourselves to the Lord!
- A Safety Zone is available at all worship sites for those who wish to continue wearing masks or practice social distancing for any reason. Ask an usher to direct you there, if desired.
- If you need a gluten-free host: Please arrive 10 minutes early; find the priest, introduce yourself and explain your need. Tell the priest where you will be sitting. The priest will put the GF host in a pix on the Altar for consecration. If the priest doesn’t remember you need gluten-free when you approach for Holy Communion, simply say, “Gluten-free, please.”
- If you are not feeling well, please remain at home. Contact a priest for the Anointing of the Sick or to receive Holy Eucharist, if seriously ill, scheduled for surgery or homebound.
- Sing as you are able.
- All high touch items (missalettes, holy water, the precious Blood) will remain unavailable. Until missalettes are returned, bring the “Mass Prayers and Responses” with you or download an app (like Catholic Mega App) for your smartphone.
- The priest, deacon or lector will proclaim the readings.
- Baskets will not be passed during the offertory. Containers are available as you enter/exit the church. Please consider online giving. Contact the office for further details. Thank you for your support.
- The exchange of the sign of peace, a reflection of being at peace with our neighbors, is encouraged without shaking hands or holding hands. Consider a nod or wave.
- Holy Communion will take place at the normal time. Come forward in the main aisle and return to your seat via the side aisles.
- Those who choose to receive on the tongue will be able to do so, but must wait until the end of the line. Hand sanitizer will be used after each person receives on the tongue.
- After the closing prayer, the cantor will announce the recessional hymn. Join in, as you are able. Exit joyfully, knowing Christ is in you. Share that joy with everyone you meet, by your actions and words.
“Take us out to the ball game!” 7/17 is Faith & Family Night at Dunn Field, Elmira. Discounted tickets to see the Pioneers take on the Geneva Red Wings need to be pre-ordered by 7/13. Let’s show some OLOL spirit and attend! Contact Patty for tickets!
Registrations for Family Faith Formation* for 2021-22 are now being accepted. Alive in Christ from Our Sunday Visitor is the text that leads families into understanding our faith. It’s a family formation because parents learn along with their child(ren). Each lesson gives parents the tools they need to break open the faith. Get the form on our website, by email request or by stopping by the parish center. *Participation in Faith Formation is a lifelong process, but especially important for children preparing for Sacraments. At minimum, a full year in the year prior and in the current year of preparation for Sacraments is required.
SAVE THE DATES: October 1 is the deadline for the virtual participation package to the 11/18-20, 2021 National Catholic Youth Conference. The package ($150/pp) includes a member pricing ticket for all 3 days, kick-off gathering admission, and diocesan NCYC gear. Diocesan kick-off: Nov. 14th at 2 PM, Holy Family Parish, Gates, NY, concluding with 5 PM Mass. This is for teens in grades 9-12 and Young Adult Assistants (18-20 years) and adult chaperones (21 yrs. + up). A streaming only option is also available for $125, while supplies last. Be Ablaze! Contact Patty to register.
October 23, for the 2021 Diocesan Men’s Conference. In-person and streamed. More details as they become available.
PRO-LIFE: Pray daily “A Litany for Life.” Support local pregnancy care centers and the national CareNet. Learn more about Catholic Social Teaching. Write to our elected officials and advocate for life. Every 4th Saturday, from 9 -10:30AM outside of the Regional Headquarters of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY (114 University Ave., Downtown Rochester) a peaceful, prayerful event, Stand Out for Life, affirms the dignity of all human persons, with a special emphasis on children in the womb, pregnant moms in need – being exploited for profit, abortion workers, etc. Masks and social distancing required.
Year of St. Joseph: Celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph as the declared patron of the universal Church. Find resources at the USCCB Year of St. Joseph website, or the Our Sunday Visitor website. Read Patris Corde, With a Father’s Heart. Pray the St. Joseph Rosary. Why consecrate oneself to St. Joseph? Have children? This prayer has been approved by Bishop Matano. Here is what Matthew Kelly of Dynamic Catholic offers about St. Joseph. Our diocese has also created a page devoted entirely to help us celebrate St. Joseph.
Year of the Family (March 19, 2021, to June 26, 2022) View this video to get started. Read Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). (Available online or from your favorite book seller.) Resources at Loyola Press and through the Vatican. Consider taking the 5 week “Marriage In Christ” Seminar. It offers streaming videos, downloadable activity packets and easy instructions, focusing on two things: putting Christ at the center of married life, and deliberately working to maintain and to grow the personal friendship and love between husband and wife.
Year of St. Ignatius: On 5/20, the Society of Jesus and all who follow the ways of Ignatian spirituality began a Year dedicated to St. Ignatius to end on his feast day, 7/31/2022. Many resources can be found at https://loyolapress.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=b7bb35b9c6ca2aee2df08cf09d7016c2.679&s=6945748c3f642dc444014c28667ae44f
Legalized Recreational Use Marijuana: Will we be ready for more social problems that come with addictive substances? Please read this statement by Dennis Poust, interim executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference: https://www.nyscatholic.org/statement-on-recreational-marijuana-legalization-2/ Locally, The Yates Substance Abuse Coalition (YSAC) has created a short, factual, easy–to-read presentation for town boards to consider when setting zoning for stores/dispensaries. Would you be willing to be a presenter, a protector of our community? If yes, please go to YSAC’s website and click on contact. Thank you.
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With the legalization of recreational marijuana, the Coalition has created a short presentation to help people know the cost to society of another potentially addictive substance. We are relying on people to contact their elected town and village representatives to express concern, and to indicate where dispensaries/head shops could be located that would make it less accessible to youth, vulnerable adults and the elderly.