We have gluten free hosts 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. Michael’s cell phone 585-230-9610.
Marriages: Appointments must be made six months before the wedding. Couples are required to meet monthly with Fr. Michael 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.
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Order of BVM of Mercy
One of the great Catholic writers of the last century, G.K. Chesterton, poured out ink (by pen and typewriter and secretary) at a level hardly matched before or since. He wrote novels, biographies, essays, editorials, non-fiction books on philosophy and apologetics, and so much more. Some people get exasperated trying to read Chesterton, wishing he’d come to the point already, rather than whirl around in circles (for pages on end), dancing around and sometimes never definitively coming to his point.
But one day he wrote something very short.
As the story goes, Chesterton wrote an uncharacteristically brief response to The Times of London newspaper’s editorial inquiry, “what is wrong with the world today?”.
Dear Sir: Regarding your article ‘What’s Wrong with the World?’
Yours truly, G.K. Chesterton
Chesterton was a jolly, good-humored and very witty man, but he was FULL of criticism for the myriad contemporary errors he saw all around him. But the point is, Chesterton’s jest tells a profound truth. This mountainous man with heaps of criticism and judgment for the world admitted that the problems of the world originated in his own heart.