October Newsletter--It's a busy time!
has traditionally been dedicated as a month set aside in the Church’s life to consider the value and dignity of human life. The very first weekend is typically Respect Life Sunday, and another weekend called “Children’s Sabbath” focuses on the needs of our children today. As a community of faith, let’s welcome each other into the fullness of Christ’s truth by examining how we treat the lives of the most vulnerable around us. Do we value the unborn? And in the same breath, do we value the growing population of elderly around us who need more and more care? Do we value the lives of those people whom we find most difficult to love, or to forgive? In short, do we really respect life? I pray that we will.
Car Wash Fundraiser-
-Saturday from 11am to 2pm at the Egypt Fire Station.
Support the Assumption teens as they raise money for the trip to Washington, D.C. for the Annual March for Life in January 2019. Stop by 7478 Pittsford Palmyra Rd.
Blessing of the Animals—
Our annual Blessing of the Animals will take place this Sunday, October 7. Bring your pets to Resurrection at 12:30 pm or to Assumption at 1:00 pm. (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 on Monday, October 8 for the Columbus Day holiday. There will be the regular 8:30 am Mass at Resurrection and one Mass at 9:00 am at Assumption.
More October Events
All are welcome!
with Old Friends & New
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.
Friday, October 12:
Annual Family Pasta Dinner
5:00-7:00 pm at Resurrection. Free will donation.
Saturday, October 20:
Annual Safe Journey Pasta Dinner
5:00-7:00 pm at Assumption
Tickets are available in Assumption's parish office or at the door.
Assumption Retreat Speaker: Rich Curran
October 14 (for Catechists & teens), October 15 & 16 (different morning & evening sessions -- Come to one or all four!) Click the button above for the flyer with full details.
Resurrection's Seneca Winery & Brewery Tour
Sunday, October 21
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Click the button above for full details and contact
Pancake Breakfast at Resurrection
after both Masses Sunday, October 28 in Emmaus Hall. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, this breakfast is free. Your freewill donation supports the many charities.
Annual Craft Sale at Resurrection
9am-3pm, Saturday, October 27. Don't miss this great opportunity for fellowship and some early holiday shopping!
Notes for Early November
November 1 is All Saints Day.
On this Holy Day, we will have our normal morning Masses (6:45 am & 11:15 am at Assumption and 8:30 am at Resurrection) and one evening Mass at 7:00 pm at Resurrection. (There will be no evening Mass at Assumption.)
November 2 is the Youth Ministry Lock-In at Resurrection
. Please pray for our Middle School retreatants.
November 3: 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.
November 4, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Adult Enrichment & Parish Life Luncheon
in Emmaus Hall. All Resurrection parishioners are invited to come learn about a new way to volunteer that doesn't require meetings & committees!
Assumption is hosting the homeless from November 4-November 11. 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.
It's not unusual for people who are not Catholic to attend our liturgies and social events with Catholic friends or family members for years without considering becoming Catholic themselves. Sometimes, all that is needed is a personal invitation! If you know anyone like this, please let them know that the first steps do not require any commitment other than the desire to learn more about our faith. Contact
for more information about the RCIA process.
God of all seasons, we thank you for Autumn.
We thank you
for the touch of coolness in the air that gives us a new burst of energy,
for the coloring of trees that shows the creativity of the Divine Artist,
for the falling leaves that reveal the strength of the branches,
for the hues of fields that bring peace to our souls,
for the smiles on pumpkins that bring joy to children,
for the fall harvest which that brings us gratitude for the bounty of our land,
for this change of seasons that reveals the circle of life.
God of all seasons, as you transform the earth, transform us by your Spirit.
- Doug Leonhardt, S.J.
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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Sent by Maura Walsh on Friday, October 5 at 9:00AM