Fr. Schrader's Weekly Column

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July 29, 2018

Dear Parishioners,

        This is the first bulletin column I have written since early July before my fortnight away for study and vacation.  Much was going on back then, what with the late news of Fr. Carlos’ new appointment.  I had already done the presider schedule for July-September when we had received the news.  This required quick revision and the need to dial for assistance to fill in spots that had been covered on the original schedule.  I am grateful to a number of individuals who have been willing to help provide coverage for us either while I was away or this week while Fr. Tim is away:

  —Fr. Richard Brickler of the Legacy in Henrietta covered for a Tuesday Mass and a Sunday Mass;

  —Fr. Evan Simington who lives with us on Humboldt Street but works at St. Kateri did 2 Sunday Masses (including today’s 8:00) plus four weekday Masses;

  —Deacon John McDermott from St. Anne/Our Lady of Lourdes did a Baptism two weeks ago;

  —Fr. Brian Cool of the UofR/RIT did a funeral for us the week before last;

  —Fr. Tom Erdle of the Legacy on Clover is doing a Mass and First Communion for us today at 9:45; and

  —Deacon John Crego (brother of our Parish Trustee, Bob Crego) is doing a Baptism for us today after the 9:45 which he is deaconing.

  Monday, the 200th birthday of writer Emily Brontë, we have the Rosary in St. Ambrose chapel at 7:00 P.M.

  Tuesday—with Mars being its closest to us and brighter than Jupiter, though very low in the early morning sky—is the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.  God’s blessings on all local Jesuits who teach at McQuaid or who chaplain at Ithaca College and Cornell!  This afternoon at 4:00 P.M., our St. Ambrose Academy School Council has its July meeting at 4:00 P.M. in the Parish Office Conference Room.

  Wednesday is Lammas Day, the first harvest festival of the season in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is also the 200th birthday of Maria Mitchell, the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer.  She discovered a comet in 1847 which became known as “Miss Mitchell’s Comet.”  It is also the feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists.  God’s blessings on all local Redemptorists who minister to so many of us at retreat time at Notre Dame Retreat Center in Canandaigua..  Here at the parish, our Adult Faith Book Group meeting #4 is this evening at 6:30 P.M. in the Parish Office Conference Room, and the Rosary is prayed at 7:00 P.M. in the Father Zimmer Peace Garden at St. John’s.

  Thursday, thanks for prepping your envelopes for the weekend, or call our Finance Office (288-5000) to arrange to join many of us who use “automatic transfer” so you’ll never have to use envelopes again!

  Friday brings us to only 5 weeks and counting until our first St. Ambrose Academy Gala to support our school.  See info inside.

  Saturday, calling all gardeners to St. John’s, 9:00-11:00 A.M.  Your help for even a part of that time will be greatly appreciated!!!

  Next weekend is the first Sunday of August.  Thanks for your Buildings & Grounds offerings in the 2nd collection.  Peace to all!

                —Father Schrader