Important Mass Update:

In accordance with New York State and the Diocese, wearing of masks in church is now optional.

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

EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL

June 19 begins the three year National Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Rochester. The revival is a movement, called for by the Catholic bishops of the United States, to renew Catholics’ belief in and devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Visit the National Eucharistic Revival website for information, updates and ways to participate.
 

https://www.eucharisticrevival.org/

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION ON ALL SOULS DAY

In commemoration of the National Eucharist Revival, join us for
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
on Wednesday, November 2, All Souls Day
at Holy Sepulchre All Souls Chapel (East side of Lake Avenue)
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
with Benediction with Bishop Matano at 5:00 PM

FINAL Flyer for Adoration on All Souls Day (2)

Eucharistic adoration schedule

BAPTISM PREPARATION

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. 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)[1]

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 next group sessions are:
Wednesday, November 9, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 15 at 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, May 21 at 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, August 20 at 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, November 19, at 12:15 p.m.
 

ALTAR SERVERS

GIRLS AND BOYS IN GRADES 4 -12…
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.

 

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.
 

AMAZON SMILE

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CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL

Please support this year's Catholic Ministries Appeal.  We are currently at 65% of our goal.  Thank you to all who made their commitments.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

What We Believe presents and explains the essential teachings of the Catholic Faith. Maybe you’ve been Catholic your entire life. Maybe you’re just beginning to explore the Catholic Faith. Join us on November 5 & 19 and December 3 & 17 - 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. We begin with a 30 minute video that takes us to Rome, Italy. We’ll learn about our Catholic faith and witness the holy sites in Rome. After the video presentation enjoy social time with sweet treats. Next, we gather in small groups to talk about the theme from the video. We will view 4 of the 10 sessions, the other 6 during Lent. Our first 4 themes: The Family of God, Our Catholic Heritage, Faith and Reason and A Journey and a Commitment. Please register so we can plan for seating and refreshments. Registration forms are at the church entrance or in the link below and can be left in a basket by the church entrance or placed in the collection.

Registration Form - REGISTRATION FORM

What We Believe Flyer - What We Believe Registration flyer nov -de

LIGHTS OF LOVE

St. Theodore’s Church
Tenth Annual “Lights of Love” Tree
The St. Theodore’s “Lights of Love” Tree will be located outside the main entrance of church and will be lit in remembrance or honor of special people in our lives.
The lights will shine brightly every night from December 3, 2022 to January 6, 2023, the celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany.
Fr. McKenna will bless and light the tree after the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, December 3.

CHRISTMAS WISHES FOR THE FOOD CUPBOARD

Thank you to all parishioners who have already taken paper wishes from the baskets at the church entrances. There are still wishes available if you haven’t picked any up. There is a $20 limit on gifts, but most will cost less than $10 and many are available at dollar stores.
Please return the unwrapped gift with the wish attached no later than Monday, December 5. Please….be an angel and take a wish or two. Your generosity is so very appreciated by our monthly families.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Our Children’s Christmas Pageant returns this year on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m.

REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR

Advent will begin soon and the Food Cupboard would like to do a reverse advent calendar. Christmas is the time of year when giving is most important. However, many people are focused on gifting and receiving expensive presents. This year, it is time to make a change and Christmas is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community, and helping those in need is easier than you may think.
With an ordinary advent calendar you get a little present every day during advent until Christmas. A reverse advent calendar is the opposite of this – instead of receiving you are donating (giving) something. This is an amazing way to easily help those in need in our community, but also keep us focused on the true meaning of the season. Check the calendar below and every day add the item of the day in a box or bag and drop it off at church on the weekend.
Let’s make Christmas really special this year by giving and helping those in need.

Nov 27 Peanut Butter
Nov 28 Jelly
Nov 29 Stuffing Mix
Nov 30 Cereal
Dec 1 Boxed Potatoes
Dec 2 Mac & Cheese
Dec 3 Canned Fruit
Dec 4 Canned Tomatoes
Dec 5 Pudding or Jello Mix
Dec 6 Tuna
Dec 7 Canned Pasta
Dec 8 Canned Meat
Dec 9 Canned Corn
Dec 10 Hamburger Helper
Dec 11 Crackers
Dec 12 Rice-A-Roni
Dec 13 Brownie Mix
Dec 14 Pasta
Dec 15 Spaghetti Sauce
Dec 16 Soup
Dec 17 Cake Mix
Dec 18 Pasta Roni
Dec 19 Pork & Beans
Dec 20 Canned Pears
Dec 21 Ramen Noodles
Dec 22 Hot Chocolate Mix
Dec 23 Tea / Coffee
Dec 24 Canned Green Beans

BIBLE STUDY WITH SR. BERNARDE

Our Thursday afternoon Bible Study group with Sr. Bernarde has reconvened.  New members are encouraged to join us.  (No previous Bible Study background is necessary.)

HOLY LAND TOUR WITH DEACON DAVID AND ANNE PALUSKIEWICZ

Join us on a 10-day Holy Land Classic tour departing from New York City on 1/17/2023 with Educational Opportunity Tours. We will visit Galilee, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum, Jericho, Cana, Jerusalem, Qumran, and many more sites!

For more information – Deacon David 585 281-1390 or Anne 585 465-6554.

SUNDAY OFFERINGS

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