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Our Lady of Mercy

SAVE THE DATE-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018
WOMEN’S DAY OF REFLECTION

With featured speaker: Brooke Taylor

Topics include “Apron of Grace” Giving thanks in all circumstances, developing holy habits and “The Heart of the Matter” Transforming our heart. Pre-register now by signing up at the back of the Our Lady of Mercy or St. Brigid Churches. Admission includes lunch and the day begins at 10:00am to 3:00pm. This event will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in LeRoy. For more information contact Patty Fernaays at 768-2102.

FORTY HOURS DEVOTION
Our Lady of Mercy Church
Sunday, September 23 through
Tuesday, September 25
Eucharist Exposed:
Sunday 11:30 am –5:00 pm
Monday and Tuesday 8:30 am-7:00 pm
Devotions: Monday and Tuesday 7:00 pm

As a reminder, we ask that all of our parishioners patronize these advertisers whenever possible. It is their generosity that provides the weekly bulletin at little or no cost to our parish. Please use the bulletin as a resource whenever you are in need of products or services. Let them know we truly appreciate their loyal support of our weekly bulletin. Thank you!

Have you ever thought that God was calling you to do more? Have you ever felt that you were being called to help spread the faith to our children? If so, please contact Denise at the church office. We are in need of new cate-chists, especially for the lower grades. Training and support are provided.

Volunteer Opportunities

OUTREACH MINISTRY: The Outreach Ministry volunteers visit the shut-ins nursing homes residents every month. Volunteers bring prayer cards, bulletins and at Christmas time they bring poinsettias to those they are visiting. This ministry is looking for more volunteers to help out. It takes only a couple of days per month and volunteers sign up for one month a year. For more information, contact Kathleen Steen at 768-7346.

THE DEACON’S CLOSET: This ministry assists those who cannot afford medically required equipment to assist with in home care with items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, canes, walkers, commodes, etc. If you have any of these items and are not using them, please consider donating them to the Deacon’s Closet at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. If you need the use of items or want to donate, please call 585-813-3588. There is no charge for the use of equipment.

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PLEASE MAKE NOTE: All mail for both Our Lady of Mercy and St. Brigid Parish must be mailed to 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, NY 14482. Thank you!

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BULLETIN are requested and appreci-ated two weeks prior to each bulletin. Please send your submission in writing via the church collection with your envelope indicating for church bulletin or by email to parishsecretary@ourladyofmercyleroy.org.

With much appreciation from the parish office!

DEFIBRILLATOR: We now have a defibrillator in Our Lady of Mercy Church. It’s located in a back corner on the wall. Please take a look to see where this is located and do not open unless there is a real emergency.

WHEELCHAIR: For your convenience a wheelchair has been placed in the side entryway of the church. Feel free to use this to assist parishioners from the car into the church.

Help keep our records updated: To keep our parish data information current, we’re asking you to please notify us of any changes made within the last two years with your home address, phone numbers or email address. Either call 768-6543 or send an email to parishsecretary@ourladyofmercyleroy.org. Thank you!

Registration for Young Parishioners:

If you are a young parishioner over the age of 18 and still registered under your parent’s names, you need to register in your own name. This registration is very important if you seek a form of good standing to be a godparent or Confirmation sponsor. This registration is also important when you are getting married in the parish. Registering in your own name is easy; please call the parish office at 768-6543.

St. Brigid's

GriefShare at St. Brigid's Parish Center continues this week with Session 2, "Challenges of Grief” on Wednesdays at noon ( free to bring your own brown bag lunch) and again at 6:30pm. Both sessions offer the same content. You do not have to be pre-registered to attend nor do you need to have attended the first session in order to come to this one. If you have questions, please call Marie DiQuattro at 330-6510 or Shirley Wade at 330-0466. There is a brochure in the back of St. Brigid's and Our Lady of Mercy Churches which offers more information. Encourage those you know who are grieving to join us. Grief has no time limit.

THE LADIES OF CHARITY: The Ladies of Charity of Buffalo will hold their Annual Fall Fashion Show on Saturday, September 29th. Along with this fundraiser is a basket raffle. Since our family movie night basket was a success this Spring we would like to repeat this contribution, possibly filling two baskets. Donations can be left at the back of church through September 16th. Proceeds go to support the Ladies of Charity thrift store on Broadway in Buffalo where needy families can purchase clothing and small household items. If you are interested in attending this function, contact Jan Bausch at 585-315-2717.

RECYCLED TEENS will gather for 9:00 am Mass on Thursday, September 20. A short meeting will follow with guest speaker, Gerry Diskin.

HOLY NAME GOLF OUTING is Sunday, September 30th at 11:00am at the Churchville Golf Course. More details to follow.

REMINDERS: All correspondence for St. Brigid Parish should now be mailed to 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, NY 14482. And don’t forget the Vigil Mass has been changed from 5:00pm to 4:00pm.

THE HOLY ROSARY is recited a half hour before each weekend Mass. Saturday Rosary begins at 4:30pm. Sunday Rosary is recited at 8:30am. Please join your fellow parishioners in praying the Rosary.

PRAYER MINISTRY: Anyone is welcome to contact the St. Brigid Prayer Tree. If you have prayer requests, please feel free to call Marian Peck 548-2635 or Cheri Sheridan 748-7248.

Parish Council meets once a month from September to June. If you would like to communicate with Parish Council simply drop a note in the box marked Pastoral Council in the back of the Church.