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Our Goal - CMA
If you have been following our progress with the Catholic Ministries Appeal, you know that we have a ways to go to make our goals. In recent years we often had achieved both goals by this point in the year. Whatever shortfall from our goals has to be made up out of parish funds.
At the moment, Our Lady of Lourdes would have to take $5000 out of parish funds, and St. Anne would have to take $10,000 out of parish funds. Needless to say, diverting that much money out of our already stretched finances would have a seriously detrimental effect upon our budgets
Next weekend, February 25/26, we will have a special second collection for Catholic Ministries Appeal. Please come prepared with your check (made payable to CMA) or pledge and put it in the second collection to help us reach our goals. The CMA supports many inistries vital to Catholic life in our Diocese. We all benefit from the services provided by your contributions to the CMA. Continued >
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Catholic Church believes that the sacrament of Penance (sometimes called Reconciliation or Confession) is a graced opportunity for us to celebrate God's forgiveness. The sacrament calls us to a true sorrow for the sins we have committed, along with an intention to repair our lives.
It is important to approach the sacrament by taking some time for prayer and reflection on our lives. An examination of conscience is a tool to help us look at our lives and consider how we have been guilty of actions that separate us from God and from one another.
Churches across the Diocese of Rochester will open their doors for those seeking the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, March 28. Join the Diocese in celebrating God’s mercy and love at the Day of Penance and Mercy. Learn more at http://forgiven.dor.org or contact your parish offices.
Easter Candy Sale Benefit
Get ready to order your Easter candy!
Sale will benefit Habitat for Humanity. Look through the online catalog ahead of time - see below. Then, fill out order form in church. Bring your list of items and cash/check to Lourdes or St. Anne's Feb 11/12 or 18/19
Orders will arrive in time for Easter.
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Poverty In Our Front Yard
Strengthen your understanding of issues surrounding poverty in our area. Hear important talks by local experts and advocates. Sponsored by St. Thomas Episcopal Church. "Understanding Poverty in Our Front Yard" presents speakers representing a variety of organizations in our Rochester community.
February 7th: Mike A. Scharf, M.D. - Chief of the Division of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry a the URMC
February 28: Jody Todd Manly, Ph.D. - Clinical Director at the Mt. Hope Family Center. Each session- 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Great Hall at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. Click for brochure »