A Roman Catholic Parish Serving:

Penn Yan, Dundee, Naples, Prattsburgh,

Rushville, and Stanley

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

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

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

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

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

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Evangelical and Catechetical Ministries

Has God rescued you from a deep sadness?  An emotional, relational or physical problem?  Have you been so grateful that you want to share what He has done in your life (testimony)?  If you answered yes, glory to God!  Encourage others as together we strive to know, love and serve God.  Participate in any of the Faith Formation programs offered below.  Become a volunteer with any of them!  Training through live and online courses is made available through the Diocese.  (This is another example of how our gifts to the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) come back to us!  Thank you for your generosity!)

Programs offered:
+ Family Faith Formation:  The entire family learns together by meeting with the Religious Education Coordinator 1x/month.  Units correspond with the weekly lessons parents, children and youth are breaking open at home.  Alive in Christ from Our Sunday Visitor Press is our curriculum.
+ Preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation and Marriage by contacting the pastor.  The Sacraments — God’s invisible love made visible.
+ Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): Catechists and core team members provide a process for those seeking any of the Sacraments of Initiation, or to become members of the Roman Catholic faith. The team facilitates faith sharing presentations on various topics of faith.
+ Adult education/Small Christian Communities/spiritual reading groups
+Gather Our Children:  Liturgy of the Word and scheduled homilies for children, aged 2-7.  CASE trained volunteers share the readings in “kid friendly language” and offer an activity while parents and older siblings remain in the Nave for the Mass readings and homily.

What’s missing?  Teens and young adults!  Why?  Because we have no programs specifically for them?  Because they never felt connected to us, The Body of Christ, through lack of activities involving people of all ages?  Have we failed to communicate to them that we love them, accept them as they are and miss them when they are not with us?  We, those still here, need to take the first step!

The Revised Pastoral Plan – 2018 (2) calls for a committee of the Pastor, the Religious Education Coordinator and members representing all ages from all worship sites to recommend direction and changes for religious instruction and sacramental programs of children, teens, young adults and older adults.  Additionally, the committee is to coordinate parish-wide programs, promote Small Christian Communities, and craft and submit an annual budget to the parish Finance Committee and Business Manager.

This committee will also be highly involved in evangelical activities in hopes of answering the “Why” question above.  Let’s be the caring, sharing Church Christ commissions us to be!  Talk to the Religious Education Coordinator to get involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass Times and Events

In compliance with NYS Governor's order, public gatherings are suspended.

Our online opportunities include:

 Weekday Masses via Facebook Live, M-F, 2 PM

The Holy Rosary, daily at 3 PM via Facebook Live

Children's Liturgy of the Word via Facebook Live, Sunday, 10:30 AM

Weekend Mass via Facebook Live, Sa & Su, Noon in English; 2  PM en español

Sacramental Reconciliation & Penance:  Call Fr. Leo or Fr. Jorge to make a "socially distant" appointment.

Melissa is in the PY office, M-F, 8:30 AM - Noon & 1 -4:30 PM.  Call her to ask a question or voice a concern.  She sends a weekly email, including the bulletin, to all who have supplied an email address.  No email?  Let her know your physical address so we can continue to communicate with you!

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Volunteer Here!

Vocations!

Donate To OLOL!

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
In re Diocese of Rochester Case No. 19-20905


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, On September 12, 2019, the Diocese of Rochester ("Diocese") filed for protection under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code"). The Bankruptcy Court has established August 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the "Bar Date"). If you have a claim against the Diocese, including, without limitation, a claim related to sexual abuse committed by any person connected with the Diocese, you must file a claim on or before the Bar Date.

Please visit https://case.stretto.com/rochesterdiocese or call (855) 347-3773 for more information on how to file your proof of claim.

IF YOU DO NOT TIMELY FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM, YOU MAY FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON ANY PLAN OF REORGANIZATION AND TO SHARE IN ANY DISTRIBUTIONS MADE TO CREDITORS IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEBTOR'S CHAPTER 11 CASE.
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