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.
Save the date for our next Mass celebrated in the Extraordinary Form. Our next Mass celebrated in the Extraordinary Form (Latin) will be on Friday, June 12th at 7:00 pm, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The sign-up sheet for the St. Brigid's Holy Name Banquet, on June 4th is in the rear of the Church. Meat and drinks will be provided, bring a dish to pass.
"Consider this ... I will be with you always"
10 great quotes by Saints and Popes on prayer and its importance
For any sincere Christian and determined apostle, prayer is an absolute must. It isn’t rare that many seem to doubt in the power of prayer. In fact, I would say it is perhaps the fundamental temptation: God does not listen. Still, more times than not, we are lacking two key ingredients for a deeper and more authentic grasp of what prayer is all about: humility and patience.
Like the oracles of long ago, do our prayers aspire to unveil the future? Are we more motivated by curiosity and insecurity? By desperate desires to draw back the curtain and know what’s going on or, better yet, to control what’s going on?
This was the temptation of Saul who was faced with the imminent prospect of a perilous battle with the Philistines. His prayers were answered only with silence and he couldn’t bear the silence of God. So he rides and asks Endor, a woman who conjures the dead. If God won’t answer, someone will. (Cfr. Ratzinger, Jesus of Nazareth)