Parish News for October
October is here and once again we lift up our voices in defense of the defenseless – children yet to be born who long to see the light of day; children living in poverty who need food, a stable and secure home life to thrive and become talented adults; children who are senselessly abused by anyone – who seek safety and healing; children who need to comforted due to illnesses and dysfunctional families; migrant children who seek only to grow up escaping the poverty and corruption of their homeland; children who will be tomorrow’s leaders, scientist, thinkers and care – givers. Children of God at any age, especially those vulnerable adults who seek goodness, and protection especially in the twilight years of human life. During the month of October 2019, let’s concentrate on how we can defend human life from womb until tomb, allowing our children, some very young and some very old, to be truly gifts from Almighty God for us.
Fr. George Heyman
Blessing of the Animals—
Our annual Blessing of the Animals will take place this Sunday, October 6, at 1:30 pm on the front steps of Assumption. We have this blessing on the first Sunday of October each year, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is October 4.
Holiday Schedule Reminder:
Both parish offices are closed for the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 14. There will be the regular 8:30 am Mass at Resurrection and one Mass at 9:00 am at Assumption.
Double the fun
What could be better? How about
opportunities to skip cooking and support others! All are invited to join us for food & friendship at these events. Take out is available both nights.
Saturday, October 6:
Annual Resolve/Safe Journey Pasta Dinner
5:00-8:00 pm at Assumption. Support the cause to end domestic violence in our community!
Tickets are available in Assumption's parish office or at the door.
Friday, October 11:
Annual Family Pasta Dinner, from 5:00-7:30 pm at Resurrection. No tickets in advance.
See flyer for details.
Annual Craft Sale at Resurrection
9am-3pm, Saturday, October 26. Don't miss this great opportunity for fellowship and some early holiday shopping!
Pancake Breakfast at Resurrection
after both Masses Sunday, October 27 in Emmaus Hall. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, this breakfast is free. Your freewill donation supports the many charities of the Knights.
Adult Faith Opportunities
Next Friday, October 11, join us for MAPS!
That's Mass-Adoration-Penance-Social. We meet at 6:00 pm in Assumption's Chapel (behind the altar), and after our time of prayer together, we sojourn to a Fairport establishment for some social time. This month's presider is Fr. Sadhanala.
Adults over 18 are welcome to join us.
Bishops' Letter Against Racism
Wednesday Speaker & Discussion Series Continues
History of Segregation & Racist Policy in Rochester
with Shane Wiegand, MA in Childhood Multicultural Education
Open Wide Our Hearts–A Personal Testimony for Change & a Call to Action
with Gaynell Wethers, administrator/educator, Director, Baden St Settlement
Oct 23 & 30: Two sessions on the theme
Dialogue & Encounter to Change our Hearts
with Judy Toyer, attorney, facilitator for Sacred Conversations on Race
Experiences of a White Guy in Rochester
with Frank Staropoli, executive business coach
All sessions are 7-9 pm. Watch our bulletins and social media for updates!
Men over 18 are invited to
Men's Film Study
October's movie is the 1955 thriller
Night of the Hunter
, starring Robert Mitchum. Join us in the living room, 6:30-9:00 pm, Thursday, October 24
Exodus Bible Study
continues at Resurrection
We invite latecomers to jump in and join us, either Wednesday evenings (7-9pm) or Thursday mornings (10am-noon). This week, we're discussion "Exodus & Deliverance" in chapters 13-19.
Notes for Early November
November 1 is All Saints Day.
Holyday Mass Times:
8:30 am at Resurrection
11:15 am at Assumption
6:00 pm at Resurrection
Saturday, November 2: Mass of Remembrance
9:00 am at Assumption
5:00 pm at Resurrection
Please send the names of loved ones who have passed in the last year who were not buried from our parishes to either
Beonna (at Resurrection)
Julie (at Assumption)
. All are welcome to join us in prayer at these special Masses, and the receptions that follow.
Assumption is hosting the homeless from October 27-November 3. Please contact Sue Owens (734-5085) to help host. Opportunities include providing snacks & other needed supplies, making & sharing dinner, helping to set up and take down the bedrooms before and after the visit, etc.
Adult Faith Enrichment Event:
Save the date for Film & Reflection, 6:30 pm, Thursday, November 7. Movie details coming soon.
A Prayer for Respect Life Month
A Prayer for a Season of Change
Dear Heavenly Father,
Just when we settle into a pattern,
things change far too quickly.
One door opens; another closes.
We rise, we eat, we sleep.
We smile, we laugh, we cry.
Change itself is ever changing and
Lord, if I’m truthful,
I don’t like change.
Because I desire the control.
Will you forgive my lack of understanding
that Your creation of seasons is exquisite?
Would you remind me that the ebb and flow of life
is rippled by the gifts of love and laughter?
And that life is measured by memories, not minutes?
May the season of change fuel me forward
to another beautiful season of
the blessing of Your Almighty hand.
In Jesus’ name,
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