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.
Family Fun Day is next Sunday, August 9, 2015. This event put on by the Mercedarian Third Order will be at the Parish Center 11:30 am to 2 pm. There will be a bounce house, games, snacks and drinks, cotton candy, prizes, singing, coffee and doughnuts for the parents. Everything is free!
Just a reminder-Sunday, August 9th from noon-1:00pm in the youth lounge. Bible Study continues every Sunday through September 20th.
Consider this...St Ignatius of LoyolaI
How Do We Love Those Who Oppose Us?
Catholics are known for our devotion to Mary. For good reason, the Mother of God was full of both grace and wisdom. Did you know that Mary continues to speak to us today? We would like to share with you a collection of 10 messages from the Virgin Mary that we think every Catholic should know. Especially for those who are actively engaged in apostolic activity, a deep and personal relationship with Mary is an absolute must.
Let us never forget that Mary is considered to be the first disciple of Christ; she is therefore model, guide, and Mother to all those who wish to bring others to a new life in the Lord Jesus.It can seem easier to keep everyone happy by agreeing with the majority. We earn praise, or at least avoid trouble, when we’re on board with popular opinion. On the flip side, actually disagreeing, even politely, can draw all kinds of pressure to change our minds. Our peers may even go as far as to shun or ridicule us. Why not just support them? (Giving in would certainly make for a more comfortable path… but in some situations, our faith and our conscience just cannot bend.)
Today, many people want to redefine marriage, while others seek to remove stigma from adultery and fornication. Most of the arguments in favor of these changes are founded on emotions rather than on truth. When faced with a room full of people who all agree that a certain sin or disordered life choice is permissible, it can be difficult to stay true to your faith without feeling attacked or as if you offended someone. The Church Herself is attacked for what she teaches, but, as Venerable Fulton J. Sheen said, “there are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.” But how are we to stand this kind of opposition?