Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM
Third Thursday of Month 9:00 AM
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.
Our Lady of Mercy
Our Lady of Mercy
St. Brigid's Worship Site
Join us for Vacation Bible School
For children ages 3-13
July 23-27, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:15 pm
There will be fun, games, snacks,
crafts, prizes and more!
Registration forms are available in the
churches in the parish office.
Registration Deadline is July 23 and its FREE
For questions, contact Denise at 768-6543
Meditation for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 22nd, 2018
“Life is always a triumph of the improbable and a miracle of the unexpected.”
– Henri de Lubac
But it is even harder when we have to decide between two good things. Choosing which has priority is not always clear-cut. Feelings of guilt are always just around the corner and the fear of making the wrong choice lies in wait.
Jesus too finds Himself before this conflict between two good things. On the one hand there is the promise He made to the Apostles to spend some time with them, to listen to their stories after He sent them out to announce the Good News, to take a little time to rest. On the other hand, the people that follow Him wish to listen to Him teach, weary people, people who don’t know where else to go.
Whatever He does, someone will be disappointed. In the moment, the apostles might have been unhappy, perhaps there would
be grumbling, there might even be feelings of neglect or deception. Disappointment might have set in among the Twelve. But on the other hand, what would have happened had Jesus ignored the vast crowd that was looking for Him?