Fr. Schrader's Weekly Column

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October 21, 2018

Dear Parishioners,

        Today is Children’s Sabbath.  It is also World Mission Sunday (see inside bulletin).  Thank you for your prayerful support of the Missions, and for your financial support of them in the 2nd collection!  At the 9:45 Mass today, we have a special blessing for our Year 2 Confirmation Candidates.  Our Fall Anointing Service is at 1:00 P.M. at St. Ambrose.  Web Site Committee meets at 6:00 P.M. in the conference room.  

        Thank you once again for your gifts to this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal.  We are hoping that everyone will pledge something since the ministries supported by the CMA serve us all, not just the 30% who normally make a pledge.  No gift is too small.  Please, make a gift or pledge today.  We then have until 5/31/19 to pay.  Thanks!  You can also follow the Parish by Parish results at the following site:   www.dor.org/giving/catholic-ministries-appeal/parish-by-parish/

  Monday, the 80th anniversary of the first xerographic copy, we have Facilities Committee at 3:30 P.M. in the parish conference room, the summer Garden Club year-end dinner at 5:00 P.M. on the office Deck, the Year 2 Confirmation Meeting at 6:15 P.M. in the Youth Room at St. James, Finance Council at 7:00 P.M. in the conference room, and the Rosary at 7:00 P.M. in the chapel at St. Ambrose.  Regarding the Facilities Committee, we are currently doing work at all our sites:  work on our sound system at St. Ambrose, work on a rail in the sanctuary for assistance ascending and descending the steps, window repair and maintenance at St. John’s, and signage work at St. Ambrose Academy.

   Tuesday, the feast of St. John Capistrano when the swallows leave the mission in California for the winter, I will attend the monthly Clergy Caucus of Roc ACTS at 12:00 Noon at Baber Church to represent Peace of Christ, we have School Council in the school Alumni Room at 4:00 P.M., and the Year 1 Confirmation Meeting in the Youth Room at St. James.

  Wednesday, the 15th anniversary of the last Concorde flight’s landing in London in 2003, we have our last ChristLife session of the current “Following Christ” season in Dailey Hall at 6:00 P.M., the Rosary at St. John’s at 7:00 P.M., and our weekly Community Coffee Hour at St. James from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.  When you come out of any of these evening events, be sure to look up to see the Full “Hunter’s” Moon.

  Thursday, the 25th anniversary of the death of Vincent Price, we have our Evening Prayer Vesper Service at 7:00 P.M. in St. Ambrose.  Also tonight (which is only 2 months ‘til Christmas), we have the Faith Through Sports Awards which will take place at St. Rita’s in Webster.

  Friday begins our weekend Men’s Retreat at Notre Dame Retreat Center in Canandaigua.  May we keep each other in prayer throughout these weekend days.   

  Saturday, the birthday of Jeff Carter of our Maintenance Division, brings us to Welcome Weekend.  If you or someone you know has any questions about the parish or is interested in registering in the parish, have them just see one of our Pastoral Council members at each Mass this weekend.

  Next Sunday, the 200th anniversary of the death of U.S. First Lady Abigail Adams, is National World Youth Day.  It is also Priesthood Sunday.

  Thank you one and all for all your volunteering and care for the parish and for all who make it up.

                —Father Schrader