ZERO degrees!!! It's a freezing way to start off a new year today, but what the heck, it gives us the opportunity to embrace each other with the warmth of our lives! May this new year draw us all closer to the Lord and to each other. And as the first reading of today's Mass says, "May the Lord let his face shine upon you!"
Happy New Year everyone!!
Today, on the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Mother of God, several themes come together, giving us much to hold in our hearts and ponder: January 1st is the Octave Day of Christmas. I can pray and reflect on this particular Christmas joy from Mary’s perspective of divine motherhood. It is also a day of
prayer for world peace
-- and Mary is the mother of the Prince of Peace. And of course, today is the first day of a new year, and I offer the Lord my prayers of gratitude that Mary continues to bring new life to us, her children—who are also God’s children.
Discovering Christ at COTA
Small group facilitator and volunteer meetings are Saturday, January 6. Our program will kick off on January 13. We have switched to 9:30-noon "Breakfast Sessions" by popular demand. To learn more and sign up, visit
, or email Janie and Maura at
COTA Social Justice Speaker:
Rev. Wanda Wilson
Tuesday, January 9
7pm in the church at COTA
Rev. Wilson leads
Conversations about Race.
Come to welcome and hear a powerful speaker reminiscent of Martin Luther King, Jr.
XLT Adoration at Assumption
Monday, January 8
This is a mini ‘retreat’ for our level 1 Confirmation candidates (and hopefully their parents) but all are welcome.
Resurrection's Adult Faith Enrichment:
Holy Hops #4
Thursday, January 11 / 6-9 pm
At Triphammer Bierwerks, behind the Village Inn in Fairport. Join us for some games and conversation. Share your New Year's Resolutions. $5pp for pizza. Contact Cathy (email@example.com or 223-5500) for more information.
COTA Health Ministry Speaker:
Wednesday, January 17
2pm in the living room
Join us to learn how to avoid Medicare scams, recognize fraud, and protect your medical identity. Our speaker is parishioner Darlene Cushman, from LifeSpan.
Resurrection Skit Guy Video Night
Wednesday, January 17
7-9pm in the Community Room
Surprise topic when you arrive!
Light snacks provided. Contact
for more information.
Knights of Columbus Basketball
Free Throw Contest
Saturday, January 27 / 9am-noon
Perinton Community Rec Center
Free & open to all kids from 9-14. Compete by age division. Winners advance through local, regional and state competitions. No registration required. Watch our bulletins for details or contact Joe DeMott (585-613-2339) for more information.
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for the New Year
O God of new beginnings and wonderful surprises,
Thank you for the gift of a new year.
May it be a time of grace for me,
A time to grow in faith and love,
A time to renew my commitment
to following Your Son, Jesus.
May it be a year of blessing for me,
A time to cherish my family and friends,
A time to renew my efforts at work,
A time to embrace my faith more fully.
Walk with me, please,
In every day and every hour of this new year,
That the light of Christ might shine through me,
In spite of my weaknesses and failings.
Above all, may I remember this year
That I am a pilgrim on the sacred path to You.
Sent by Maura Walsh on Monday, January 1 at 7:00AM