Important Mass Update:

The CDC and Monroe County recommend and encourage wearing a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Under CDC and state guidance, unvaccinated individuals must wear masks in public settings. Fully vaccinated individuals are  strongly encouraged to wear masks while attending church.

Children under the age of 12 who are not yet vaccine eligible, and under the age of 16 who have not yet been able to be vaccinated, may accompany and be seated with a vaccinated adult in a fully vaccinated section.

We will continue with two sections of seating in church:  social distancing and non social distancing.  You may choose to sit in either section. If you sit in the social distancing section, you should follow the 6 foot separation unless you live in the same household.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass has resumed.  Anyone who is frail or at risk due to advanced age or medical conditions is always excused from this obligation and you are encouraged to use your own prudential judgment about your health and returning to Mass.  For those who are healthy and not at great risk, sick, or caring for others who are at risk or sick, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass resumes.  Due to the obligation to attend Mass resuming, the livestream of our Sunday Mass will no longer be available.

Read the bishops' statement at:

 https://www.dor.org/wp-content/uploads/Announcment-Regarding-Mass-Obligation.pdf

We continue to make adjustments as we receive guidance from the CDC, New York State and the Diocese of Rochester.

Thank you for patience and understanding.

Mass times:

Saturdays, 4:30 pm
Sundays, 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 am

Other Services:
Adoration Chapel always open.
Confessions - Saturdays from 3:00 to 4:00 in church

168 Spencerport Rd, Rochester, NY 14606
(585) 429-6811

Faith Formation Registration

Registration has begun for the 2021-2022 Faith Formation Program for grades 1-9. At the present time, we are planning to have in-person classes this year. The registration letter and form were emailed to families.
To enroll in our sacramental programs, children and teens must attend weekly classes or a Catholic school.
Textbooks and supplies need to be ordered, so please register as soon as possible. Regular registration fees are in effect until August 30. After August 30, there is an additional $25.00 fee per child.
If you have any questions about the program, or you did not receive information yet, please contact Maureen Piehler at 429-5650 or Maureen.piehler@dor.org.
 

BAPTISM PREPARATION

HOW IMPORTANT IS BAPTISM?
Baptism is the “doorway” through which we enter the Church community. It is in this sacrament that Christ claims us for his own; that parents commit to raising their child as a Christian; and that the Christian community welcomes the child as a member. What an awesome gift parents give their child when they come to the Church to ask for this sacrament of Baptism for their child!
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.
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 with Sr. Cathy for the first step; then plan to attend our next group session.
Call for an appointment with Sister Cathy at 429-6811.
 

FOOD CUPBOARD NEWS

NEEDED ITEMS FOR THE WEEK
Pudding and Jello Mix
 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Are you interested in volunteering at St. Theodore’s as an usher, lector, Eucharistic Minister or Sacristan? We are looking for more volunteers in these ministries. You will be need to complete an online Diocesan volunteer training in order to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering in any ministry at St. Theodore’s, please contact the office at 429-6811. Thank you.
 

2021 NCYC

We will be staying in Rochester for NCYC 2021 and setting the world and our faith “Ablaze”!! There will be a mix of in-person activities along with livestreaming of the keynote speakers, a few of the workshops and prayer services. For those teens who do not like to be away from home, this will be a wonderful opportunity to experience the excitement of NCYC.
Much more information will be coming but for right now, save these dates:
Sunday, November 14: Kickoff Event for all parishes in our Diocese participating in NCYC. The kickoff event will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Parish of the Holy Family—(St. Jude’s). We are excited to have our Rock of Faith group there to provide some great music and icebreakers to get us “ignited” for the day! We will conclude with 5:00 p.m. Mass.
November 18-20: Virtual NCYC
November 21: World Youth Day
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!