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JOIN US AS WE CONNECT OUR FAMILIES!
Please be a part of our new family directory program - we need YOU to make our new family album complete!
Let's put names with faces. We have chosen to partner with Lifetouch for professional photography that will connect our members and tell our story. Each family will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait and directory for participating.
APRIL 11 & 12 now available
April 25-27, 2014
Car Raffle Tickets Will Be On Sale After All Masses
Bishop Introduces Pastoral Administrator Ministry to the Diocese
Did you know that someone other than an ordained priest could be the actual leader of a parish? Actually, the Code of Canon Law back in 1983 offered the alternative of a deacon, vowed religious, lay person, or a group of the above, to be the parish leader when the Bishop determines that there is a shortage of ordained priests. This comes at a time of renewed appreciation for the collaborative nature of leadership in the church as well as the baptismal roots for ministry. Beginning several months ago, the Bishop began consulting with the diocesan pastoral council, presbyteral council, vicars forane, and others about the need to effectively staff all parishes. The number of clergy has declined by 206 in the last 20 years. In less than ten years, it is projected that we will have only about 100 active priests in the diocese to serve 150 parishes. This challenge needs to be addressed now.
Watch for more information.
Snow Days and Daily Mass
No one should ever put themselves or others in danger to get to Mass. This is especially true on stormy, snowy mornings. When it is treacherous to drive we must use common sense. On weekdays, when Southtowns Catholic School is closed because of snow do not attempt to get to daily Mass. Also, the plowing of our parking lots may not yet be completed and may not be prepared for traffic or parked cars. If it is too dangerous to get our children to school, it is also too dangerous to drive to Mass. Do not put yourself at risk. When Southtowns Catholic School is closed because of snow, Mass will not be celebrated. If the intention for the cancelled Mass is given by you or for a family member, the Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Peter privately that day, so your intention and loved one will still be remembered in prayer. It is all part of living in the Southtowns of Western New York and no one should put themselves in danger on the roads.
PASTOR: Rev. Peter J. Karalus
Deacons Mark J. Hooper & Neal Linnan
FAITH FORMATION DIRECTOR:
Mrs. Barbara Manley
SOUTHTOWNS CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:
Mrs. Judith MacDonald
2052 Lakeview Road
PO Box 115
Lake View, New York 14085
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Office closed for lunch 12 - 1 pm.)
Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm (Folk Group)
Sunday 8:00 am (Organ)
9:30 am (Folk Group)
12:00 Noon (Organ)
Sunday 6:00 pm Masses:
February 9, 23; March 2, 9; April 6, 13; May 4, 18
Coffee & Donuts - Every Sunday following the 9:30 Mass
Saturday 3:45-4:15 pm
Other times by appointment.
Holy Days: See Bulletin
8:30 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 am Wednesday (Communion Service)
9:00 am Friday
8:30 am Saturday - 1st Saturday Mass;
other Saturdays - Communion Service
Anointing of the Sick Mass
Generally the last Monday of the Month, Fr. Peter will celebrate an Anointing of the Sick Mass at 6:30 p.m. in the Church. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated within the Mass for anyone who is undergoing tests, treatments, or in need of spiritual, emotional, or physical healing.
**March 24 (**after 8:30 am Mass), April 28, June 2
Please note - Mass will not be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. that day.