Summer Sunshine! eNews
Summertime is finally here! The weather is warm and the skies are (at least today) bright, sunny and rain-free. Throughout the summer many of you will be traveling and journeying to places known and unknown. It’s a time to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. Let’s pray that we keep in touch this summer (I mean with the Lord), no matter how far or near you travel.
One of the beauties of the Catholic Church is that no matter where you travel, you will be in a local parish. Yes, the entire land we call America is (as you already know) divided into 50 wonderful states. Within each of these States are dioceses. New York State has 8 dioceses. Some states, Wyoming, New Hampshire and Rhode Island to name a few have only one. But within
of these Dioceses there are actual lines that have been drawn to mark out Roman Catholic Parishes (yes, some are very large). My point is that
no matter where you are, you are
a parish. And, I think I can say this quite freely, you will be
into any of these Eucharistic Communities.
So, travel this land--and don’t forget to keep in touch with the Lord (and Holy Mass)
on the weekends.
Loving God, we thank you for all who have graduated
from grade school, high school and college this year.
You have blessed them during their years in school
with wisdom, friendships, and skills.
You continue to challenge them
to make this world a better place because of their education.
Help them to look forward to their next steps:
continuing in their education or entering the work world.
Particularly help those who are seeking employment
to find a job suitable to their education.
Give them faith and a sense of purpose in their next steps.
Show them how to serve others in effective ways.
And may they always be aware in everything they do
that they will find fulfillment in doing your will,
that you will be with them always,
and that you will to completion the good work you have begun in them.
, Resurrection’s high school youth ministry will be sending 25 teens and 7 adults to Hurricane, WV to serve on their annual summer REACH mission trip. Along with approximately 250 other teens and adults from across the country, they will be the hands of Christ, as they work together repairing homes, painting, building decks and ramps, tearing off and replacing roofs and whatever else is needed to make the homes in Hurricane, safer, warmer, dryer and more beautiful. They will bring hope and love to this town that desperately needs it. Please join us in sending them off with prayers for a safe, joyful and successful mission. Thank you!
Mass in the Park: 10:00 am August 18
Join us as our two parishes celebrate an outdoor summer Mass together, followed by breakfast in the park. Watch for details in upcoming bulletins.
It's not too late! VBS Registration Deadline Extended
to register by Wednesday, July 10. Children from both parishes are welcome to attend. A "VBS for Adults" program is available for parents at the same time, with babysitting available for the younger ones. (VBS runs from 9:15 to noon, Tuesday-Thursday, August 6-8.)
Friday, July 12:
Fr. Mickey McGrath will be our presider for
this month. All adults are invited to join us in the Assumption Chapel for Mass, Adoration, and opportunity for Penance. Afterward, we will adjourn to a local establishment for dinner & fellowship. Contact
for more information, or just meet us in the chapel at 6:00 pm.
Desserts with de Sales!
Join us for a six-week book study to discuss Saint Francis de Sale's
Thy Will Be Done: Letters to Persons in the World
— and share in a dessert pot-luck. We will meet in the Assumption living room from 6:45 to 8:00 pm on Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, and August 13, 20, & 27. Contact
/ 388-5423 for more information.
Men's Film Study--
Calling all men over 18 are invited to join us in Assumption's living room at 6:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month to watch and discuss a classic film. On July 25, join us for the 1966 Academy Award winner for Best Picture and Best Actor:
A Man for All Seasons
tells the story of Sir/Saint Thomas More, and the message of his life is as relevant as ever. For more information contact Jeremy Wolford at
. No sign-up required.
Morning of Reflection on the Feast of St. Mary of Magdala, Monday, July 22
--Nancy DeRycke will lead us on this special retreat. Coffee will be brewed by 9:15 in the Assumption living room, and the retreat is 9:30 to 11 am in Assumption’s living room. The risen Jesus appeared first to Mary of Magdala and sent her to bring the best news of all times to the apostles. St. Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles, woman of grace, came to St. Teresa of Avila in a vision and changed Teresa’s life. What can she mean to us in 2019? Bring your friends as you know Nancy will open our hearts and our minds in profound ways.
We welcome homeless families to Assumption July 28 to August 4. For information about how you can help, please contact Sue Owens
I would like to thank everyone who was responsible for putting on the lovely coffee hour for Ted Bianculli and me on June 30th! Thanks to those who baked, set up, served, cleaned up and got that yummy cake! And thanks to all who attended, especially for your kind words.
God bless you all!
Church of the Assumption
/ (585) 388-0040
Church of the Resurrection
/ (585) 223-5500
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