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585-461-2890 or
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MORNING MASS:  Effective Monday, November 11, 2013 weekday mass, Monday through Friday and the Tuesday Communion Service will relocate to the Adoration Chapel and Kolbe Shrine.  This is an energy saving move to conserve on heating the churches.

PLEASE NOTE

All rectories will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

CURRENT MASS SCHEDULES

Saint Mary's:       Sunday - 7:00, 9:45 am and 12:00 noon; - Monday thru Friday 7:00 am and Saturday - 7:45 am and    5:30 pm

Sacred Heart:      Sunday - 7:30 and 10:30 am -   Monday thru Friday - 8:30 am and Saturday - 4:30 pm

St. Ann's:  Sunday - 9:00 am.

Saint Francis:       Sunday - 9:15 am;  Tuesday (Communion Service), Thursday and Saturday - 9:00 am and 4:00 pm

Saint Hyacinth:     Sunday - 10:30 am; Monday, Wednesday and Friday -9:00 am and Saturday 5:15 pm

Holy Family:      Sunday - 9:00  and 11:15 am;  Monday thru   Wednesday and Friday - 12:15 pm and Saturday 4:30 pm

Saint Alphonsus:  Sunday - 10:00 am and 5:00 pm -  Tuesday thru Friday - 5:15 pm and Saturday at 4:00 pm

St. Patrick's, 2576 E. Mechanic Street, Cato, NY: Sunday 8:30 am and Wednesday 8:30 am

St. John's, 36 Rochester Street, Port Byron, NY: Friday 9:00 am and Saturday 5:00 pm

St. Joseph's, 8831 South Seneca Street, Weedsport, NY:  Sunday 10:30 am, Monday 5:25 pm and Tuesday 12:00 noon

St. Michael's, Union Springs, NY: Saturday 5:00 pm and Monday at 4:00 pm

St. Patrick's, Moravia, NY: Sunday 8:30 am and Tuesday 9:00 am

Howd's Nursing Home, Moravia, NY: Second Tuesday of each month 9:40 am

Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry: Sunday 10:30 am and First Fridays 9:00 am

St. Patrick's Aurora:  Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am - Special Holidays and Holy days to be advised                                                                   

PLEASE NOTE

Sacred Heart Church will substitute their daily Mass as a funeral Mass when the need arises.  On most occasions however, parishioners are invited to attend as members of the parish family.

 

RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE:

Holy Family:     Saturdays @ 3:30 pm                             Sacred Heart:      Saturday @ 3:30 pm                                    St. Alphonsus:     Saturday @ 3:00 - 3:45 pm                         St. Francis:          Saturday  3:00 - 3:30 pm                             St. Hyacinth:        Friday @ 8:00 am & Saturday 4:30 -      5:00 pm                                                                                    St. Mary's:           Saturday 4:00 - 5:00 pm                                   Our Lady of the Snow Parish:                                            First weekend of the month ONLY or call Parish House @    834-6266                                                                                                         St. Joseph's    Saturday 10:00 - 10:30 am                             St. John's:       Saturday 4:15 - 4:45 pm                                 St. Patrick's:    Sunday 7:45 - 8:15 am           

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. VOCATION AWARENESS

Jesus said, “As the Father loves me, so I also love you” and “This I command you: love one another.”  (John 15)  It’s the ultimate love story.  Jesus also says in this way his joy will be in us and our joy will be complete.  This love applies to any way of life we are called to follow:  married life, single life, ordained or religious life.  Each requires us to love one another as God loves us.  Let us pray that each of us accepts God’s invitation to find our complete joy.  Office of Vocation Awareness @ 585-461-2890, http.//dor.org/index.cfm/vocations/, or by e-mail: vocations@dor.org

 

CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL

CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL (CMA) letters should have been received by every registered parishioner.  Hopefully you have had time to review the materials contained in the mailing.   The theme of this year’s campaign is “We are God’s Helping Hands.”  The CMA affords each of us an opportunity to support the larger Church so that it can meet real needs throughout the Diocese.  Your support enables the Church to be responsive and caring.  Please be generous in your response.  Every gift is needed and important!  If it is easier, you can make your gift at www.dor.org; you can also pay your pledge in six installments.  Pledge forms, which can be put in the collection or mailed directly to the Diocese, are available in the back of Church.  Please pray for the success of our efforts.

 

FINANCIAL FRAUD & ABUSE HOTLINE

 

The Diocese of Rochester has established a financial fraud and financial hotline to report concerns related to financial fraud and abuse at the Pastoral Center, parishes, schools and/or agencies.

 

Anonymous calls can be made to the hotline at 585 328-3228, ext. 1266 (toll-free to 1-800-388-7177, ext. 1266).  Reports also may be made in writing to:  Internal Audit Department, Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.  

 

 

 

GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT CARE

 

Grief & Bereavement Care Group Workshop, sponsored by the Spiritual Care Department of Auburn Memorial Hospital will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 am.  These gatherings will take place in the Medical Staff Conference Room on the third floor just outside of the CCU area off Third Memorial.  Bring in your parking ticket to be validated.  For more information, call Deacon John Tomandal at 729-4668 or Jotomandl@auburnhospital.org.

 

 

 

CATHOLIC RADIO

Catholic Radio is now in our region.  WTMI The Station of the Cross - 88.7 FM Fleming/Syr.  Good Praise, Radio mass at 8:00 am, Papal updates and Roman Catholic News!

 

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL

St. Joseph School needs your help!  The School collects labels from various food products and receives money from the corporations who sponsor these programs to purchase needed items for the school.  The following are the labels you can help collect and drop off.     

Box Tops for Education - labels from General Mills, Kleenex and Hefty Products, Avery Office Products, and Progresso Soups.                                                                       Campbell Soup - labels for education-please cut the UPC symbol & the Campbell's icon together on the side of the product.                                                                          Tyson Project A+ labels - please cut the entire A+ label on most Tyson frozen products.                                               The school no longer collects Top's receipts.

 

RENTAL

If your are looking for a place to rent or know of someone looking for a place to rent for a special occasion, Nacca Hall and the Parish Center at St. Francis of Assisi Church are available.  Please contact the parish office for more information.  Parishioners in good standing can rent the facilities at a substantially reduced rate.

 

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Do you like to crochet?  Maybe this ministry is one you would like to consider joining.  This group meets to pray for and make shawls for members of our Faith Community.  Their beautiful handy works brightens the days and weeks of the people receiving them as well as warming both body and spirits.  If you think you would like to join this ministry under the leadership of Teresa Hoercher, please call Holy Family Rectory at 252-9576 for more information.  Thank you for all you do for our Faith Community.

 

MERCY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER

Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center is looking for transporters for their PT/OT Department.  Just a few hours a week would be a great help.  Mercy Rehab is looking for Eucharistic Minister volunteers to distribute Communion to the residents during the week.  We could really use the help. Please call 253-0351 ext. 310 for more information.

 

MATTHEW HOUSE

Volunteer Opportunities at Matthew House.  Please join with us in a most meaningful mission, as we serve the terminally ill.  Please help us provide tender loving care in the peaceful home-like environment at Matthew House.  No experience necessary, just a little time to spare and the hear to make a difference.  Orientation and training provided.  Please call Matthew House at 252-2052.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CAYUGA/SENECA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

 

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency needs volunteers for their Head Start and Free Clothing programs.  Volunteering at Head Start is easy and fun and makes a huge difference in many children's lives. Volunteering at Free Clothing helps to get donations from generous community members into the hands of hundreds of families who need them.  Please call 252-0038 for more information and to sign up to help!

 

 

 

USED CLOTHING DROP-OFF BOX

 

It is that time of year when we put away our winter clothes and dig out the summer clothes.  As you empty drawers and closets, please consider donating those gently worn items to the St. Pauly Box at Sacred Heart or Saint Ann's.  Those items you no longer want to wear can be used to help those in need here in the USA and in 3rd World Countries. 

 

All clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases and drapes are accepted.  Please put items in tied plastic bags. 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: GREETING JESUS AT THE DOOR
 

Jesus, in the distressing disguise of the poor and vulnerable, shows up regularly at the door of Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, looking for kindness, encouragement and help in making ends meet. Would you be willing to greet Him at the door? Catholic Charities is looking for people willing to volunteer at least once a week to serve as a receptionist and to help with light office duties, and also for people willing to help clean the office space once a week. Your presence will help ensure that we can serve Jesus with dignity and kindness. If you are willing to take on either of those responsibilities, or would like to learn more, please call Deb at the Auburn office of Catholic Charities, located at 134 East Genesee Street, at 315-253-2222, ext. 101.

 

MERCY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER

Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center is looking for transporters for their PT/OT Department.  Just a few hours a week would be a great help.  Please call 253-0351 ext. 310 for more information. 

 

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS AT STS. MARY

& MARTHA PARISH AT HYACINTH

 

Confession 8-8:30 am, Rosary 8:30 am, Mass 9:00 am, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament concluded with Divine Mercy at 3:00 pm - February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, and  December 5, 2014.

 

 

 

 

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS AT

STS. MARY & MARTHA PARISH AT ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

 

Confession 8-8:30 am, Rosary 8:30 am, Mass 9:00 am, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament –    February 8, March 8, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 8, and December 6, 2014.

 

 

 

SAINT MARY'S CHURCH

 

 Coffee Hour on 1st Sunday of the month following 9:45 am Mass.

 

 

 

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Certainly, in the life of every family, there are many moments of frustration and disappointments.  For those who are lucky enough to live in the presence of a close-knit caring clan, the rewards far outweigh the frustrations.  That's why we pray fervently for our family members, and why we love them despite their faults.  Your family is God's gift to you.  That little band is a priceless treasure on temporary loan from the Father above.  "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.  Honor one another above yourselves" (Romans 12:10) Hold your family close.  Going through a difficult time"  Contact our Stephen Ministry at 246-3440.  Let a trained Stephen Minster help you, in total confidentially, for as long as it takes.  Strive for an ongoing Christmas; the best ever

 

CATHOLIC SHOP OF HOLY  FAMILY

The Gift Shoppe will be open the weekend of January 18/19 and January 25/26.  If you need anything in the meantime, you can always call either Sally Corcoran at 497-3734 or Sandy Lent at 253-3639.  Bottles and cans collection is next weekend.

 

HOSPICE OF THE FINGER LAKES

Hospice of the Finger Lakes announces the opening of the Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop located at 17 Nelson Street in room #7 of the Willard Chapel.  The shop is open on Wednesday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm and Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  The shop is also accepting donations during these hours.  Acceptable donations include small items of furniture, gently used women's, men's and children's brand name clothing, home decor, antiques and collectibles.  For more information about the Shop or any questions about the work of Hospice, please call 253-2733. 

 

 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

 

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, Auburn office is seeking volunteers to assist staff with answering telephones, making copies, filing, cleanings, and snow shoveling.  Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday.  The office is open between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm so any blocks of time you may have to volunteer would be appreciated.  Please call Mandy O'Donovan at 253-2222 ext. 101 if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - GET INVOLVED.

Literacy Volunteers is recruiting volunteers to be trained as Basic Literacy and ESL (English as a s Second Language) tutors.  If you can read and are committed to helping an individual learn to read, write or speak English, you can become a Literacy Volunteer Tutor.  Participants do NOT need to have teaching experience or speak another language in order to tutor in the program.  Be part of the solution.  Getting involved with Literacy Volunteers of Cayuga County promises to be one of the most fulfilling experiences you will ever have.  Call us at (315) 253-5241.

 

NEW YORK STATE LONG-TERM CARE

 

The New York State Long-Term Care Ombudsman program seeks volunteers to visit Nursing Homes, Assisted Living residences and Adult Homes.  Ombudsman are committed to advocate for senior citizens and other adults in facilities to ensure that Resident's rights are promoted and that unmet needs and complaints are handled and resolved efficiently.  To become certified volunteers must complete 36 hours of training which will be held at Auburn Community Hospital.  For more information please call Options For Independence at 255-3447 ext. 320.

 

 

CELL PHONES

 

Donate your inactive cell phones (no accessories, chargers, etc. just the cell phone and battery).  Sacred Heart and Saint Ann Churches are collecting old cell phones.  In the back of the Churches you will find a box for Used Cell Phones.

 

 

PIEROGI

 

Pierogies will be sold on Fridays at the St. Hyacinth Parish Center from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The cost is $6.50 per dozen.  To order call 252-9547.  Only on Thursdays until noon or Fridays until sold out.  

 

 

HOLY FAMILY CLOTHES CLOSET

Holy Family Clothes Closet has a real need for blankets, sheets, towels and washcloths.  Anything you can donate is very much appreciated as our linen cupboard is bare.  Please use the green and white Drop Box next to the school building at your convenience.  Thank you very much.
 

 

2013-2014 HEAP HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Home Energy assistance program (HEAP) is a federally funded energy program intended to provide assistance to  low income households.  The 2013-2014 HEAP Season is scheduled to open November 18, 2013, at which time the Regular Benefit will be the only benefit available to income eligible Households for 2013. 

The Emergency Component of the 2013-2014 HEAP is scheduled to open on January 2, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no other HEAP benefits available between the Regular HEAP Benefit opening November 18, 2013 and the Emergency Component opening January 2, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact The Cayuga County Department of Health and Human Services - HEAP Office at 253-1305.

 

YOUR HELP IS OUR HOPE

Chapel House, the only homeless shelter for me in Cayuga County needs your help because volunteers are what keep the hope alive.  Chapel House needs men and women, you and old.  You will work in teams of two so volunteer on your own or come with your spouse, a colleague or a friend.  Sign up for as many hours you like or as little as four hours a month.  We will train you to help with things like light office work, food preparation or simply answering the phone. Let u know how you would like to help, it's as simple as calling John or Chrissie at 255-2060 and remember we need you!!!!

 

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2014

 

JANUARY

 

 

 

 

ST. MARY'S PASTA DINNER

 

St. Mary's church will be holding their monthly Pasta Dinner on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in Schrader Hall at 15 Clark Street.  Serving will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The menu includes pasta, meatballs and sauce, salad and dressing, Italian bread, dessert and beverage.  tickets must be purchased at the door.  Adults $7.00 and $5.00 for children under 12.  Eat in or take out!

 

 

 

MARCH FOR LIFE

 

March for Life takes place on Wednesday, January 22 in Washington, DC.  January 22nd is also a Day of Payer & Penance for Life in the USA.  Bishop Matano will be participating in the March for Life in Washington.  For more information contact St. Mary's Parish Office at 252-9545.

 

 

 

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL

St. Joseph School is having an Open House during Catholic Schools Week on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Come visit our classes, meet our teachers and experience our caring, academic environment.  When you visit during a school day you have an opportunity to see us in action!  You may also call the school at 253-8327 for an appointment at another time.

 

HEALING MASS

Sts. Mary & Martha Parish will be offering a Healing Mass on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm at St. Hyacinth Church.  All are welcome.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED CAYUGA COUNTY HOMELESS COUNT

 

The City of Auburn/Cayuga County homeless Task Force is coordinating a Homeless Point-in-Time Count to determine the magnitude of the homelessness in Cayuga County on Thursday, January 30, 2014.  The Point-in-Time count will provide the Homeless Task Force a snapshot of homeless individuals and families in our community and provide information to pursue funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will bring additional resources into Cayuga County and City of Auburn to serve the homeless population.

For the effort to be successful, we are asking organizations and individuals to volunteer for the count.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Christina Thornton, Chapel House Executive Director, at 255-2060 or e-mail cthornton@chapelhousehelter.org.

 

FEBRUARY

 

1ST ENTRANCE/PLACEMENT EXAM

1st Entrance/Placement Exam for Tyburn Academy for grades 7 - 12 will be given on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:00 am.  Scholarships awards are based on February and March exams.  Financial aid available?  For more information or to register for exam, call 252-2937 or email:  info@tyburnacademy.com

 

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL

St. Joseph School will be  having The Flavors of the Fingerlakes again this year on Friday, February 7th from 6-10 pm at The Falcons.  Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  The tickets are available in the school office, Auburn Crane & Rigging and Homecare Medical Supply.  For more information please call the school at 253-8327 or Joanna Billinski at 246-4506.

 

HEALTHY FAMILIES NEW YORK

Healthy Families New York is a home visiting program that serves expecting parents and new families, beginning with weekly visits and decreasing over time until the child starts school or Head Start.  The services educate and connect the partners to resources in the community to find solutions to every day problems.  The petition of the Diocesan Public Policy Committee on February 8 -9 will ask our legislators to provide funding for this program to meet the growing need for its services.  In our diocese the program is administered by Catholic Charities in Steuben County.  Other agencies provide Healthy  Families services in Cayuga, Chemung, Ontario, Seneca and Tioga counties.

 

16TH ANNUAL GRAND KNIGHT'S DINNER DANCE FOR COUNCIL #10709

16th Annual Grand Knight's Dinner Dance for Council #10709 is at The Sunset restaurant on Saturday, February 8, 2014.  Cash bar at 6:00 pm followed by family style dinner at 6:30 pm.  Music provided by 'Moondance'.  Tickets are $25.00 per person.  Call Paul Davis at 255-3060, Matt Salemi at 252-6740, Andy Roche at 246-1495 or stop at Sam's Shoe Service.

 

 

 

MARCH

 

 

THE ROCHESTER CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

 

SAVE THE DATE! The Rochester Catholic Women's Conference, The Heart of the Matter, is coming on March 1, 2014 to the Aquinas Institute.  Ladies, you won't want to miss this day-long conference.  Come and enjoy these inspirational talks, as well as participate in Mass, Eucharistic adoration, and Reconciliation.  The day will also include an elegant lunch and the opportunity to visit many local Catholic vendors and ministries.  Please visit http://www.rochestercwc.org/ for more information.  Think you might want to help promote this conference in your parish?  Please contact Maria Mruzek, Mruzek@rochester.rr.com, for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eucharistic Adoration

 

 St. Francis of Assisi Chapel is held on
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.  

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Alphonsus Church is held on the last Sunday of the month from 1:30 - 4:00pm

Rosary for Vocations

St. Mary's Church every Wednesday evening at
6:30 PM    


The Catholic Shop

The Catholic Shop (located at Holy Family)
will  reopen on Tuesday, September 13th at 10:00 am. 

Hours are as follows:  Tuesday's 10:00 - 11:15 am, Thursday's 6:00 - 7:00 pm and Sunday's 10:00 - 11:15 am. 

Help Needed

Cayuga County Health & Human Services is
looking for families/adults willing to open their
homes to less fortunate children in our county.
Our department provides financial and medical
support to meet the needs of the child, ongoing
training and support services. If you can make
room in your home and in your heart for children
who need safe, temporary care…... we need you.
Please contact Connie Smith, 315-253-1396

 


 

 



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Last Updated:  1/15/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications Coordinator

Jane Westlake

299 Clark St.

Auburn, NY 13021

Phone: 315-252-7593

jwestlake@dor.org

 

 

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