Sunday Masses are as follows
Saturday Vigil 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:15, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
at St. Peter’s Church
Saturday Vigil 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
at St. Brigid’s Church
Daily Mass is celebrated
Monday thru Friday:
7:00 & 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday
St. Joseph’s Oratory
27 Lake St., Leroy, NY 14482
18 Gibson St., Bergen, Ny 14416
Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 a.m.
Religious Education Calendars can be found on the Faith Formation page.
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-
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.
PATTERNS IN LIFE
Every Friday afternoon a very wise teacher asks her fifth grade class to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children they would like to sit with the following week. The children all know that these requests may or may not be honored. She also asks the children to nominate one student who they believed had been an “exceptional classroom citizen” that week. All ballots are submitted to her privately.
And every Friday, after the students leave for the weekend, she takes out the slips of paper, places them in front of her, and studies them. She looks for patterns: Who is not getting requested by anyone else? Who can’t think of anyone to request? Who never gets noticed enough to be nominated? Who had a million friends last week and none this week?
The teacher is looking for lonely children, for children who are struggling to connect with other children, for the little ones who are failing through the cracks of the class’ social life. She is discovering whose gifts are going unnoticed by their peers. And she is pinning down--immediately--who is being bullied and who is doing the bullying. Her Friday lists are an X-ray of her classroom to see beneath the surface of things and into the hearts of her students. She realizes that all violence begins with disconnection, that all outward violence is rooted in inner loneliness. She finds the patterns in her surveys-- then gets the lonely kids the help they need.
We tend to see people as either “good” or “bad” and “separate the “weeds” in our lives and tend to separate them from our contact. This gifted teacher understands that only God can separate the good from the bad--and that everyone is both “wheat” and “weed.”
Consider this... Summer Reading
Please join us every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Church for the recitation of the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet.