Don’t forget - starting September 7th, 2014 Sunday the evening Mass time changes to 5:30 p.m. from 6:00 p.m.
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.
Consider this... St. James
The Great Christian Paradox: My Happiness is You, not Me.
My happiness is seeing you happy. There is nothing that my heart longs for, more than the sentinel longs for the morning light, than to see you smile. This is the fundamental truth that flows in the veins of everything that is good and Christian. It is a truth that God himself has revealed and lived in first person.
So many human realities have been underrated, if not outright attacked, when this truth is ignored or denied. How many young men and women these days, for example, look at marriage and family life as something miserable, almost a sort of second level living in which fun, adventure and happiness are dimmed to a dull glow for the rest of their lives. True happiness, they say, comes in the form of success, traveling, fleeting moments of adrenaline. Waking up next to the same person day after day, cleaning, working, and serving, that is not a life worth living.
Yet, as I grow, more and more of my friends are getting married and it is impressive to see the changes. The sense of adventure and happiness isn’t dimmed, it is rather interiorized, consolidated, and lived on a deeper level. The heart beat on a roller coaster may be higher than that of a father soothing his baby to sleep, but I can tell you that he has experienced a happiness that he wouldn’t trade for the whole world. It isn’t poetry, it isn’t rhetoric. It is anthropology. Man’s heart was made not only for self-sustainment, but also for self-donation. In giving we receive, in giving we live, in loving we experience love in a way that leaves us smiling for eternity.
Faith, Freedom and the Pursuit of Spiritual Highs
This video is brought to us by blimey cow, a parody vlog of “mock-umentaries” whose cross examination of teen and Christian stereotypes presents a critical but comically entertaining evaluation of North American culture. Although the makers of this vlog aren’t Catholic, several of their themes examine a common experience we face – that of trying to form and apply adequate criteria of judgment to our lives in an aggressively anti-Christian culture. The subject of today’s reflection is: Upon what do we base our faith life?