Sunday Masses are as follows
Saturday Vigil 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:15, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 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...Prayer as Desire
Do you ever wonder why we should pray? Bishop Richard Malone asks that we Consider this...Pray as Desire
Who am I? Your Identity in Christ
Cleon Alleyne poses this question in the video and methodically addresses what races through our mind when we contemplate who we are. His ultimate goal though is to help us realize that our true identity is in Christ.
A Deeper Look
It seems like a simple enough question, but when we ask ourselves “who am I” we are often caught off guard and have a difficult time pinpointing an answer. Why is that? In a world where we are constantly searching for ways to identify ourselves, we are still thrown off by this simple inquiry; however, it does force us to consider what truly defines us. All throughout our lives we are given labels from the time we are young and then it continues on from there. Whether we are students, graduates, teachers, businessmen, athletes, performers, conservatives, liberals – and the list could go on and on – we have all these identifiers that change as we live our lives. They reflect our occupations or our view points but then it just stops there. There seems to be no depth to it! In the video, however, it says “How I identify myself determines how I approach life.” The issue with labeling ourselves solely with whatever we are at in a specific time in our life is that we were not made for this world; our ultimate goal is to be united with God eternally in heaven. So if we then identify ourselves as children of God, which is our true identity, we are acknowledging what we were created for and can approach life with the vantage point of knowing that we all are destined for something greater. We may have a specific occupation, but ultimately our identity lies within doing the will of our Father.
If you have a son or daughter who needs community service hours and can help replace the missal covers during the week of Thanksgiving, please call Br. Matthew at 815-351-5061.