168 Spencerport Rd
Rochester, NY 14606
Saturdays, 4:30 pm
Sundays, 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 am
Adoration Chapel always open.
Confessions - Saturdays from 3:00 to 4:00 in church
Parish Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 - 3:00
168 Spencerport Rd, Rochester, NY 14606
ST. THEODORE'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY
St. Theodore’s Parish
100th Anniversary Celebration Calendar
December 31—100th Anniversary Blessing at all Masses with distribution of 100th Anniversary Calendar
January 27—Remembrance and Prayer Service at 11:00 a.m. with distribution of Anniversary Prayer Cards. Lunch and social gathering to follow.
February 27 and 29—Lenten Retreat with Father Kennedy
March 10—Irish Concert with John Dady at 5:00 p.m. Food will be served. Please RSVP by March 4.
March 16—St. Patrick’s Day Parade
April 28—Talent Show at 2:00 p.m.
June 22—Celebration of the First Mass that was held on June 21,1924. An outdoor Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. and followed by an Ice Cream Social.
July—Gates Summer Celebration.
August 25—Parish Picnic. The first was held on the same weekend 100 years ago!
September 27—Pasta Dinner
October—Recognition by the Gates Town Council
November 9—Dedication Mass with the Bishop at 11:00 a.m. 100th Anniversary Luncheon held at 1:00 p.m.
There will be many opportunities to come together as a faith-filled community. Let's make this 100th Anniversary a year to remember!
STATEMENT FROM BISHOP MATANO RE: SUPREME COURT DECISION
NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL
It is a serious responsibility of the faith community to help parents in every way possible. Here at St. Theodore’s we offer an individual meeting with parents to talk together about the privileges and responsibilities of Baptism and a group session that further explores how both parents and Church can help form this child in our Catholic faith. Before you choose sponsors for your child's baptism, please review the Being a Baptismal Sponsor Pamphlet Being_a_Baptismal_Sponsor_(Revised_10-18-2022)
If you are expecting, we encourage you to attend this class during your pregnancy, so you have as much of a “head start” as possible in forming your child in faith. If you have a newborn, we urge you to participate in this group session in the early months of your child’s life. Arrange an appointment by calling the parish office at 429-6811. Please let us know your name, phone number, email and whether this is your first child.
Our 2024 Baptism Preparation Sessions are:
New and Current Altar Servers
Please contact Maureen Piehler at [email protected] if your child would like to become an altar server and also to let her know if current altar servers will continue.
2023-2024 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL
The Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) is the annual appeal inviting Catholics in the Diocese of Rochester to join in a partnership to advance the mission of our Church. This year’s theme is “Go Forth with Christ.”
We are very happy to report that we have reached our goal. Thank you to all who helped made their pledges.
PARISH LENTEN RETREAT
This year our parish Lenten retreat features Fr. Robert Kennedy who will guide us in our understanding of how the Eucharist becomes a part of us and how we carry this wonderous manifestation of the Risen Christ out into the world.
Please join us on the evenings of February 27 and 29th at 6:30 P.M. in the church for fellowship, prayer and sharing.
Item of the Week
Please see the bulletin for the 40 Foods for 40 Days.
The Saint Theodore’s Literacy Committee is partnering with the Rochester Resettlement Services to provide volunteers for tutoring refugees. There are many opportunities available and tutoring can take place in person or via Zoom. Please call the office at 429- 6811 to learn more about how you can help recent refugees with their English language skills.
Soap, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Nail clippers, Towel set, Hairbrush, Comb, Razor, Shaving cream, Shampoo, Socks
Items can be dropped off in the church entrance or parish office.
Bible Study with Sr. Bernarde is canceled until further notice.
Men's Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the north end of the school. Park in the west parking lot. All men of the parish are welcome to join us. There will be food and snacks along with good conversation.
A trained Digital Tutor will be at the Parish Life Center to answer your computer questions the first Monday of every month from 9:30—12:30. Free of charge, plus you may come without an appointment. You may ask beginner questions or more advanced ones. Please tell friends and family of this wonderful opportunity.
Grieving with Great Hope
The next program will begin in April. Watch for more information.
We know that sometimes it’s hard to remember your envelope while you are running out the door to come to church. You can set up your donations to come right from your bank using your bank’s online banking feature.
Just add St. Theodore’s Church as a payee. Use your envelope number as your account number and let them know how often to initiate a check. The bank will then send the check right to St. Theodore’s and we will enter the contributions in our computer just as if you put your envelope in the collection basket.
You can also use this feature to make donations to the church’s ministries, pay faith formation fees, make your pledge to the CMA. Just make sure to put in the memo section what the monies are for.
If you have any questions, please call the parish office.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 178
Are You A Catholic Man Age 18 Or Older And Ready To Serve Others?
Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are "practical" (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. Since that time, the Knights of Columbus has understood "practical catholic" to mean a Catholic who accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
Become a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 178
Please contact us at [email protected] or visit KofC.org/JoinUs