January: Ringing in the New Year
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A Prayer for the New Year
Remember us, O God;
from age to age be our comforter.
You have given us the wonder of time,
blessings in days and nights, seasons and years.
Bless your children at the turning of the year
and fill the months ahead with the bright hope
that is ours in the coming of Christ.
You are our God, living and reigning,
forever and ever.
Please pray for our Resurrection teens and their leader
who are on retreat
This is the 44th Search Retreat from Resurrection! This weekend, 50 young people will be at the Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua, learning about our shared faith and drawing closer to our Lord.
Around our Parishes
Opportunities for Community
It doesn't matter which parish you are registered with, or where you regularly attend Mass. We're all part of one community, and all members of both parishes are invited to participate in the programs & events below.
Holiday Mass Times
Daily Masses on January 21 will be at 8:30 am at Resurrection and at 9:00 am at Assumption.
Monday, January 21 both parish offices will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
7:00 pm, Thursday, January 24 at Assumption:
Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle
will commemorate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr when he provides his fresh perspective on racism. Dr. McMickle is president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and serves on the board of the Rochester/Monroe County Anti-Poverty Initiative. Mark your calendars! Bring your questions. All are welcome, so invite friends & neighbors to hear Dr. McMickle.
Presented by the Perinton Pastoral Association.
Adult Faith Enrichment at
Movie Night for Adults: The War Room
7:00-10:00 pm, Friday, January 18 in the Community Room.
In this movie about the power of prayer, "A seemingly perfect family looks to fix
with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman."
Complimentary snacks will be provided, and a discussion will follow the movie. Email Cathy to register (
Adult Faith Enrichment at
7:00-9:00 pm, Saturday, February 9
Radio Social is not just bowling; it’s an urban social experience and destination unlike anything Rochester has ever known! It offers an upscale recreational experience that other cities have enjoyed for years: the concept of a “social club” combined with world-class food, drinks, bowling, and games!
2 Hours of Bowling & Appetizers: $30pp. (Just appetizers: $20pp).
Register on or before January 27 by contacting Cathy at
Hope you can join us!
Radio Social Registration Flyer
Adult Faith Enrichment at Assumption presents:
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,
Hinds' Feet on High Places
by Hannah Hurnard
8-session study, 2nd & 4th Sundays, 3:30-5:00 pm, beginning February 10.
Contact Donna by February 4 to register. (Click below for a flyer with more details.)
COTA Book Study Flyer
2nd Friday of every month. We will meet tonight (Jan 11). Next month's MAPS is February 8. We begin at 6:00 pm in the Assumption Chapel. After Mass, Adoration, and the opportunity for Confession, we adjourn to a local establishment for some fellowship. Contact
for more information.
Hospitality for the Homeless
will host RAIHN guests
the first week of February. If you would like to get involved, contact Sue Owens (734-5085 or
) There are many ways to help provide hospitality to our homeless neighbors who stay with us for a week while working to find housing & jobs: Join us in cooking for and eating with our guests; visiting, playing, and helping with homework in the evenings; helping to setup and take down the living areas; providing snacks and supplies, etc.
Super Bowl Bake Sale!
Saturday & Sunday, February 2 & 3:
Stop by Assumption's living room/school hallway after the Saturday 4 pm or Sunday morning Masses to pick up a yummy treat for your Super Bowl celebration! Sponsored by the Bishop McQuaid Knights of Columbus. All proceeds go to support charitable causes of the Knights.
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.
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