Parish Bulletin - Interim Edition
Because we cannot gather in person for the Mass
, we encourage you
to join us at
to watch the live-streaming
of the Masses that
the priests will celebrate privately.
Monday-Friday, 11:15 am,
followed by Adoration
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 am
4:00 pm Monday through Friday at 4:00 pm
You are welcome to stop into Assumption to pray privately, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, except while the Mass is being live-streamed. If you visit the church for private prayer, please observe the guidelines to use the hand sanitizer on your way in, sit in the indicated area, leave at least 6 feet between yourself and other visitors, and
come back another time if there are more than 10 people already present.
Within the limitations of the current situation, Sacraments are still being celebrated. Assumption's office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. If you have any questions or pastoral concerns, please call 388-0040.
For the time being, Resurrection is closed to parishioners. For pastoral emergencies, leave a message at 223-5500 and we will return your call.
This Week's Prayer Requests
United with our Holy Father Pope Francis, let us pray in solidarity for our brothers and sisters here and around the world who are sick. Let us pray for those who have lost loved ones to this virus. May God console them and grant them peace.
For those who suffer from depression. May they not feel alone during this time of isolation
For our local health care and law enforcement professionals
For those in group homes and various forms of senior living and for their caregivers.
For all families who are juggling at-home work responsibilities with at home school lessons. For all of our youth who are experiencing change, disappointment, and separation from their schools, extracurricular activities, youth ministry and friends. May they draw closer to God and their families and realize through change what they are capable of, in the midst of crisis. May they see that WE are the church, with or without access to our church buildings.
For local and national government leaders, that they make decisions with wisdom and compassion
For all priests and church personnel trying to continue to minister to their parish community as we are temporarily separated.
That we all continue to work together to sacrifice our freedoms temporarily for the greater good of all people
Send us your prayer requests for next week's bulletin by reply to this eNews or by commenting on our Prayer Request threads on Facebook.
The Church throughout the world prays together with the following scriptures this weekend:
1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a
What did God see in David’s heart that was potentially more open to divinity than his brothers? How did our spiritual ancestors learn to rely on divine vision to guide them and how can we?
How is God leading us through each of our crisis?
How do you learn what is pleasing to God? How do we live as children of Light?
John 9: 1-41
The man who received his sight went through stages as his sight developed. First, he listened to Jesus and did as Jesus asked. He washed! Then as he began to see, he was interrogated. He stood up for Jesus! Then he was dismissed from the community as those proclaiming orthodoxy judged Jesus for healing on the Sabbath. Finally, Jesus asked him if he believed and the man said he did not understand. Jesus made himself known to the man who then believed. Kind of the way it is with us: We see in stages; we may see poorly, clouded by implicit bias, false rumors, societal conditioning, and limitations; but as we listen to Jesus and do as he asks, we see more clearly who Jesus wants us to see and sometimes we even “see” Jesus in one another and in people in need. In these times of separation from one another, may our awareness of the presence of the divine in each other more of a reality to us. May we see beyond mere appearances to seek what is good more clearly and always ask Jesus to help us see who and what we are overlooking. May we see what Christ wants us to see.
While public worship is banned to lessen the danger to everyone's physical health, the Sacraments are still available and we as Church are ramping up our pastoral care. Of course, Frs. George and Sadhanala are available to talk with you by phone (388-0040). And Dr. Deni Mack is hearing from more people than usual for pastoral counsel and spiritual guidance during this crisis. We will all resume hospital, nursing home and visits to shut-ins as soon as the health organizations permit, but in the meantime, they have more time for phone and email conversations. Deni can be reached at (585) 288-2314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakfast & Lunch Meals
Fairport will provide free meals to students in need during the school closure. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, the following locations will be open from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., weekdays only, throughout the school closure:
Pines of Perinton (Learning Links)
Fairport Police Department (rear parking lot)
Alpine Knoll (office)
Knollwood Apartments (office)
Jefferson Avenue bus loop
Fairport High School bus loop
Lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following day will be available for free to all children ages 3 through 18, at these locations. Please look for a Fairport CSD school bus or District representative indicating where meals can be picked up at the above locations.
Consider how our Lenten fasting and almsgiving can help others:
Just 3 weeks until Easter. How is your Lenten plan going? We hope you are drawing closer to Jesus through your prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Fasting can help us remember what our Lord went through for us. One meatless meal a week can save money and help our environment. During Lent, your savings can be passed on through monetary donations to the CRS Rice Bowl. Learn more at
. In addition, you can help local needy families with your food donations to the Perinton Food Shelf. They can be dropped off at Perinton Town Hall. You can also donate is thru the local Food link website,
If you are looking for a safe volunteer opportunity, please consider helping FoodLink to pack boxes. Full precautions will be taken.
Read full details here.
In the words of Pope Francis:
In this unprecedented situation, when everything seems to be vacillating, let us help each other remain steady in what really matters.
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on Friday, March 20 at 5:00PM