A Roman Catholic Parish Serving:

Penn Yan, Dundee, Naples, Prattsburgh,

Rushville, and Stanley

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Saint Michael's Church
Penn Yan, NY
Parish Founded: 1850
Current Church: 1902

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Saint Michael's Catholic School
Penn Yan, NY
School Founded: 1882
Grades: PreK-5

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Saint Patrick's Church
Prattsburg, NY
Parish Founded: 1860
Current Church: 1868

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Saint Januarius' Church
Naples, NY
Parish Founded: 1876
Current Church: 1964

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Cobblestone Springs
Dundee, NY
Year Built: 1840
Staffed By: Sisters of St. Joseph

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News and Events

The Eucharistic Revival is a multi-year effort to help renew us as we revere and appreciate Jesus in the Eucharist.  The diocesan opening is on 6/19, 10 AM at Corpus Christi Church, Rochester.  Stay tuned for more opportunities and testimonies to help us bring others to Jesus.

Time is running out to register your pre-K – 5th grader for the ecumenical Penn Yan Vacation Bible School, 6/27-7/1.  Helpers also needed.  It’s 5 mornings of fun and learning how MONUMENTAL God is! 

Did you know Jim Wilson – local man, war protestor and activist for peace & justice? He finished his memoir in January before his death. A presentation of it, CHOOSING THE HARD PATH, will be Wednesday, June 29, 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. It is presented by the PY Public Library. Get the Zoom link at https://bit.ly/hardpathpy  

Several events are upcoming for July.  For expecting parents & for kids wanting to explore careers.

Covid-19  All worship sites have free test kits available.  Know the rules by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html  If you are still isolating at home for various reasons and want some test kits or not online and want the bulletin, please call 315-536-7459 and ask to have them delivered/mailed.

All of us need to be on our knees, praying for Ukraine.  Mother Mary asked all to pray The Rosary for world peace.  Rosaries are available at all worship sites, thanks to a generous parishioner.  Get your guide to Praying The Rosary here.

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform calls all Catholics to take seriously our moral obligation to address environmental degradation and climate change. Are you an environmentalist?  Do you want to help us and our brothers and sisters adopt “green” practices?  Call/email Patty about developing a “Green Team.”

Faith Formation for everyone:  The FORMED team introduces new shows, and gives updates on what is happening at FORMED. Sign into FORMED! (Our gift to you.) Visit http://signup.formed.org/  Enter zip code 14527.  Enter your name and email.  You are in  Movies, audios, music, Bible studies, books, tips on single and family life and lots for children is what you will find here.  Consider having a movie night and invite others to watch with you.  Or share this log-in info with others.  Go make a difference! 

One parishioner wants to honor his patron saint, Maria Goretti on July 6th.  (Maria is the patroness of purity, young women, and victims of assault.)  He invites us to join him at Noon Mass followed by the prayer to Maria, a pizza lunch in the Hall and a showing of Maria’s story on Formed!   What a great idea!

Have you been watching The Chosen, the #1 crowd funded media project in entertainment history and the first multi-season show about the life of Jesus Christ and his disciples?  It doesn’t just focus on the details of the stories found in the Gospels; the series also delves into imaginative backstories and the effect Jesus had on those he encountered. It makes for engaging watching.  The series is free to stream, but you can find DVDs (for easy viewing), interactive Bible studies, novels, devotionals, and more for purchase from The Pastoral Center.  Proceeds support development of future seasons.

It’s not too early to be planning your summer vacation.  Consider a week at Catholic Family Camp at Camp Koinonia – Where love grows. https://www.campkoinoniany.org/

ATTENDING MASS:

    • It is a precept of the Church that we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least annually (more often if in a state of mortal sin).  Please do not dishonor Jesus in the Eucharist and do damage to your soul by receiving Holy Eucharist unworthily (if this description applies to you).  Please examine your consciences and seek the grace of this sacrament during our regularly scheduled times or by appointment.
    • Come with your burdens and joys and be transformed at Sunday Mass!  The mask mandate has been lifted, although it is still in place for schools, health care facilities and public transportation.  The practice of mask wearing and social distancing is your choice.  If you are not comfortable attending Mass in person, please go to our Facebook page where Masses at St. Michael’s are livestreamed, or take in a TV Mass, or any of the many online Masses available.  Also, OLOL has a YouTube channel where Sunday Mass will be downloaded (the following Monday) to be streamed.
    • If you normally work on Sunday and have another day of the week off, make that your day to come to Mass and rest (3rd Commandment).
    • 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 Fr. Leo to receive any sacraments, and for the Anointing of the Sick (if seriously ill, scheduled for surgery or homebound).

LITURGICAL CHANGES

  • Holy Water is back!
  • Sing as you are able.
  • The precious Blood remains unavailable.
  • The priest, deacon or lector will proclaim the readings.
  • Ushers are passing the baskets, if you are still using envelopes!  Consider online giving to help us defray envelope expenses.  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.  Receive and step to the side to consume before returning to your seat via the side aisles.
  • Those who choose to receive on the tongue will be able to do so.  Hand sanitizer will be used after each person receives on the tongue.

DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

  • After the closing prayer, the cantor will announce the recessional hymn.  Join in, as you are able.  Exit joyfully, knowing you Christ is in you!  Share that joy with everyone you meet, by your actions and words.

See the Faith Formation page for MS & HS youth for an opportunity to artistically express root causes and possible solutions to poverty in the US.

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 the Family (March 19, 2021, to June 26, 2022)  Read Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), available online or from your favorite book seller.  Rather watch?  View the 10 videos distilling the 10 chapters of the apostolic exhortation.  Check out other resources at Loyola Press and through the Vatican.   The 5 week “Marriage In Christ” Seminar 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 5/20/21, 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  

For state-wide Catholic action, visit the New York State Catholic Conference’s Catholic Action Network at www.nyscatholic.org/action-center. There you can see all the active alerts and register for updates. You can also sign up for text alerts by texting CAN to 50457.   Share via email.  If copying and sharing via social media, use the hashtags:  #Catholic   #CatholicActionNetwork

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Did you know that New York is the 38th hungriest state in the Union?  Click here to learn more.  Want more opportunities to put your faith into action?  Join the Catholic Action Network!  By providing your email address, you will get be advised of important ways we can impact laws in our State.  Remember, Christ is counting on us!

Newsletters:

The Catholic Courier Journal, weekly, online

Justice, Peace & Life, monthly

The Family Zone  (Bi-weekly)

“Just Us” (weekly from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester)

Creating A Safe Environment  (quarterly)

Helping People Help Themselves  (quarterly)

Open Wide our Hearts (weekly), Salt & Light (weekly) and Justice, Peace & Life (monthly)

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Rochester Chapter  

Yates Prevention Coalition News
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.  See the presentation on its Facebook page.

The Coalition meets monthly, via Zoom, on the 4th Wednesday at 3 PM.  All are welcome.  Stay up to date by visiting its Facebook page or visit its website.

Are you a family with young children?  Healthy Families of Ontario & Yates may be of some help.

 

 

 

 

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