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Lily and Aiden (and where is Lorenzo and Luz?) helping out at our first Family Gathering, October 16th, 6:15-7:45pm at St. James Church Hall.

                                                    They sure worked hard serving our families! Thanks so much for all your help!

Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities:

*HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS* HANDS OF CHRIST RECOGNITION 2018

The criteria for this award is available at this link (parish letter) and nomination forms at this link (registration form to print, complete and send in to parish office).Nomination forms are due by Sunday, November 19th (via email or hard copy) to Melissa Mang at melissa,mang@dor.org or at the parish office: 25 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609.

The Hands of Christ is a recognition program to assist parishes in affirming high school seniors who have been the “Hands of Christ” in their church, home, school and community. The Criteria to receive this very special recognition:

• Has consistently demonstrated a Christian attitude by word and example.

• Has been actively involved in the parish as well as their school or community.

• Has been a positive role model to their peers, younger children and adults.

• Is a practicing Roman Catholic in a parish in the Diocese of Rochester and attends Mass.

• Is currently a high school senior. Nomination forms can be found at the back of all churches, at the links below and at the parish office: 25 Empire Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609. (585) 288-5000, ext. 121.

Please return all nomination forms (via email or hard copy) to Melissa Mang at melissa,mang@dor.org or at the parish office: 25 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609.

Thank you for recognizing our youth for their commitment to being such faithful disciples as demonstrated by their engagement and participation in the many ministries within our parish community.

Both Junior and Senior High Youth Groups

October – December 2017

Both Junior and Senior High Youth Groups

October – December 2017

October 14, 15 and 21,22: Collect stuffed animals and friendly books for Bivona Child Advocacy Center on behalf of Peace & Justice Committee to celebrate Childrens’ Sabbaths.

Sunday, November 5th: Mass at St. John Fisher College, 9pm. Parents drop youth off at St. James School at 8pm. Then, we drive to St. John Fisher College to attend Mass, meet students in Campus Ministry with a pizza party and presentation on prayer by Campus Ministry students following. 

No Youth Groups Monday, November 6th due to attending Mass at SJFC on Sunday, November 5th!

November 11th: 9am-10am. Assist second graders with First Penance projects at St. James School Youth Room.

November 19th (Sunday): 6-8pm bowling party with youth, priests and parents at Radio Social. Save the date-and make sure to bring your soles (and souls) to the alley!        

November 20:   Niagara Chocolate fundraiser begins. Proceeds to benefit youth groups to attend diocesan-sponsored retreats, for ex., Camp Stella Maris in January (“Foundations,”) and NCYC (in two years) and other events.

November 22nd: 6pm at parish kitchen. Assist Social Ministry Committee by assembling toiletry/food baskets for poor.

December 4th: 6-8pm. Sorting Party at Intervol; sort and pack medical supplies to be shipped to hospitals whose people are victims of hurricanes.

December 11th:  6-8pm. Christmas-White Elephant Party at St. James Youth Room.

December 14-16: Assist parish in distributing food baskets to poor. 

December 18th: Assist at Family Gathering.