Saturday, 4:30pm -Our Lady of Mercy (Vigil Mass)-At Church, with Limited Capacity Attendance (by reservation). Streamed Live on Facebook and YouTube with Communion in Church for online attendees (up to 45 minutes after Mass) (August 1st Mass will be on-line)
Sunday, 7:15am - Our Lady of Mercy-At Church, with Limited Capacity Attendance (by reservation). Streamed Live on Facebook and YouTube with Communion in Church for online attendees (up to 45 minutes after Mass)
Sunday 9:00am - St. Brigid, Bergen at Church-has limited capacity and requires physical distancing. No reservations are required.. Streamed Live on Facebook from the with Communion in Church for online attendees (up to 30 minutes after Mass)
Sunday, 10:45am – Our Lady of Mercy-At Church, with Limited Capacity Attendance (by reservation). Streamed Live on Facebook and YouTube with Communion in Church for online attendees (up to 45 minutes after Mass)
Sunday, 5:30pm – Our Lady of Mercy-Streamed Live on Facebook and YouTube from the Friary/Rectory Chapel with Communion in Church (up to 45 minutes after Mass)
CALL OR TEXT (585)709-2764 or email request to email@example.com. (If you call, please leave a voicemail if the call is not answered.)
As we continue to phase back into public “in person” worship, most Masses for Our Lady of Mercy & St. Brigid will be streamed live on Facebook and/or YouTube. We will continue, as much as possible, to post the links to the recordings on Fr. Matthew’s special COVID19 up-dates and links here can be found the Covid 19 page.
Thursday Eucharistic Adoration follows the 7:30 am Mass. Adoration closes at 6:30 pm with evening prayer and Benediction. Please take a moment to stop in the Church during Adoration and spend some time in prayer.
We will seek to assist in the seating needs for those who are ambulatorily challenged. None of this is easy for any of us. Please do not re-quest particular seats. Give thanks to God that you are able to participate in the Paschal Mystery of Our Lord--in person--no matter where you may be seated. Only those with reser-vations will be allowed to attend Mass in the Church. Patience is appreciated.
*****Please note: We are making arrangements to witness and assist in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This is not a reservation for a seat at a stadium for a sporting event. This is not a theatre for an opera or a play. We will seek to assist in the seating needs for those who are ambulatorily challenged. None of this is easy for any of us. Please do not request particular seats. Give thanks to God that you are able to participate in the Paschal Mystery of Our Lord--in person--no matter where you may be seated. Only those with reservations will be al-lowed to attend Mass in the Church. Patience is appreciated.
We have low gluten hosts are available available for those who may need it. Please notify either the priest or deacon before Mass begins to request a gluten free host.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick: If you have a family member at home who is seriously sick or has been admitted to the hospital or is in danger of death, please do not hesitate to call the office so that the office staff can inform the priests. If it is an emergency situation, please call Fr. Mathew at 585-615-3138.
Marriages: Appointments must be made six months before the wedding. Couples are required to meet monthly with Fr. Mathew and are also required to attend Pre-Cana Class.
Baptisms: Notify parish office to request baptisms. Parents are required to attend a pre-baptism class. Godparents must provide a letter of recommendation.
WHEELCHAIR: There is a wheelchair inside the door near the small parking lot for use of anyone who may need assistance at Our Lady of Mercy Parish.
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The Choice of Stewardship
What does it mean to be a good steward? Does it mean to be an active parishioner, or something more? Are we better stewards because we give more in terms of our money and time to our parish, or are we called to do even more than that?
The truth is that stewardship is a way of life. We are not simply called to be active parishioners, but in-stead be active disciples all the time. In fact, what we learn to do in our parish should serve as preparation for the mission field of the world. What have we really done if we only act like disciples of Jesus Christ while we are assembled with others who claim to be the same?
The choice before us is to give of ourselves in all aspects of our day and life. The call of Jesus will come in our everyday lives with our co-workers, family, and friends more often than it will within our parish commu-nity. First, if we can’t become good stewards when we are among those who proclaim Jesus as Lord, how will we be able to do so when we are with those who are non-believers? Second, when our muscles of gratitude, gener-osity, and graciousness are strengthened within our parish community, we are more able to meet the challenges of this world.
However, we do not become good stewards by accident. We must always choose to live this way. What will you choose? – Tracy Earl Welliver ©LPi
We’ve added a secure drop box within the entry doors of the parish center. You may now drop off your church donations, payments for Love Bug Preschool, Mass requests, and all other correspondence safely anytime of the day. Check it out!
1. Church Envelopes - A packet of envelopes are mailed four times per year, and include weekly envelopes and envelopes for special collections.
2. Electronic Transfer - This convenient way of donating may be set up by calling or emailing Elaine.
3. Committment to Parish Life (CPL) - A printed invoice is mailed monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. To find our more about this contact Sue by phone or email.
4. WeShare - Read more about this below.
All contact information can be found
on the cover page of this bulletin.
Consider Donating Online. Click here for more information
St. Teresa of Calcutta prayed the “Radiating Christ” prayer daily. It is thought to have been written by St. John Henry Newman.
Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others. Amen
RCIA CLASSES: Classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults will begin this month. The R.C.I.A. program is for the following:
If you or someone you know is interested in R.C.I.A., please call Deacon David Ehrhart at (585) 813-3588.
Join us for "The 99 Experience," an opportunity to grow in our faith and for our parish to become an even stronger and more inviting community. The 99 Experience is for everyone. More infomation can be found on our What's Happening page.
GriefShare is CANCELLEDBoth the 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM sessions of GriefShare have been cancelled for Wednesday, September 23rd. Griefshare will resume on Wednesday, September 30th.
Human acts are freely chosen because God has given us the gift of freedom. When we act deliberately, we are the author of our actions. If we act, then those actions can be morally evaluated as good or evil.
The sources of human morality depends on three things: 1) the object chosen, 2) the end in view or the intention, 3) and the circumstances of the action (cf. CCC 1750).
This past weekend I watched The Social Dilemma with my husband, and I have since removed all social media apps from my phone (and totally deleted others).
Now, don’t panic, this is not an article trying to convince you to abandon social media. BUT this article is about how we should approach social media as Catholics.