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.
St. Francis Cemetery: We are in the process of having a survey completed for the St. Francis Cemetery. Please note that the orange ground markers must not be removed. We appreciate your cooperation at this time.
Just a reminder-There will be Teen Bible Study this Sunday, July 26th from 11:00 a.m.-noon in the youth lounge. Bible Study is every Sunday through September 20th. Refreshments provided.
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6 Ways to Persevere with Charity
Living the truth through charity is walking a fine line through the messy confusion of life. The truth is not complete if not presented with charity; the facts themselves might be truth, but the attitude behind the facts must also be presented with kindness and compassion. No truth will be accepted through anger.
A lie presented with charity is more accepted than a truth without love. At this point in history as in all other points, it is essential that we, the faithful, present our strongly held beliefs carefully, gently, and with the charity of Jesus Christ.
“The Butterfly Circus”: Why Our World Needs Wonder!
“What this world needs is a little wonder!” There are so many themes that can be unpacked from the short film, the Butterfly Circus, that it is hard to know where to begin, but maybe beginning with wonder is a start. Set in the era of the Great Depression, this short film follows the fortunes of Will, a man born with no limbs, on his journey from despair to hope.