Important Mass Update:

PARISH UPDATE ON MASKS

Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer mandated to wear masks while attending church.

Under CDC and state guidance, unvaccinated individuals must wear masks in public settings.

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.

Reservations are no longer needed to attend weekend Mass.  Since there are no longer assigned seats, you can now choose your Mass time and your seat in either the social distancing or no social distancing areas.  Masks will still be required for unvaccinated individuals.

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 now resumes.

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.

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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

Sunday Mass Livestream

Since the obligation to attend Mass has resumed, we will no longer be livestreaming our Sunday Mass.
 

BAPTISM PREPARATION

LAST CALL FOR BAPTISM GROUP
A group session to help parents and godparents prepare for a child’s Baptism is offered every other month. We will gather on Wednesday, August 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the library.
If you are expecting, we urge you to take advantage of this opportunity now. Hopefully, this time prior to your baby’s birth may be a bit less hectic than the weeks immediately following! If you have a newborn, again we urge you to build in this group session as early as possible.
Call for an appointment with Sister Cathy at 429-6811.
 

FOOD CUPBOARD NEWS

NEEDED ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 25
Small cans of coffee and tea

Please drop off all school supplies by Monday, August 2.
 

YOUTH MINISTRY

OUTDOOR YOUTH GATHERING
Grades 6 and up
Monday, August 9
7:00—9:00 p.m.

We hope you can join us for our first youth gathering of 2021! We will have outdoor games and activities for the teens and enjoy pizza and ice cream. Parent chaperones who have done the CASE training are needed for this event. The rain date will be August 10. A flyer with more information on this fun gathering will be emailed to families.
If you have any questions or need more information contact Maureen at Maureen.piehler@dor.org.
 

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.
 

MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF ST. COLUMBA

The Missionary Society of St. Columba, also known as the Columban Fathers, is a Catholic missionary society that was founded in 1918 to proclaim and witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Society seeks to establish the Catholic Church where the Gospel has not been preached, help local churches evangelize their laity, promote dialogue with other faiths, and foster among all baptized people an awareness of their missionary responsibility. Fr. Mike Hoban will be here on the weekend of August 7-8 to speak more about it. We will be having a second collection to help their mission. Please give generously. Thank you.
 

Mass of Recognition of the Sacrament of Matrimony

Please join The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester and couples celebrating anniversaries of Matrimony on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Two o'clock in the Afternoon at Sacred Heart Cathedral 296 Flower City Park • Rochester, NY 14615. All married couples and their guests are welcome to attend and renew their vows with Bishop Matano. Those celebrating milestone jubilees will be given special recognition. Please help us plan by letting us know you are coming by registering online at https://conta.cc/3vjYs7x or emailing donald.smith@dor.org or katey.bourne@dor.org. Please note, we will be following all safety protocols associated with COVID-19 and details will be emailed to registrants prior to the celebration. Additionally, the September issue of the Catholic Courier will feature a Wedding Jubilee section. If you would like your name and anniversary (25, 50, and above) to be included, please send an email, or a letter with the following information: Names, Church, Town where you were married, wedding date/year, and a wedding photo (optional). Email: weddings@CatholicCourier.com Mail: Wedding Anniversaries Catholic Courier Submissions are due by July 30 PO Box 24379 Rochester, NY 14624-0379