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/

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.

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.

FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION

Classes have begun for the 2022-2023 Faith Formation Program for grades 1-9.
If you have any questions about the program,  please contact Maureen Piehler at 429-5650 [email protected]

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Children’s Liturgy of the Word has resumed during the 9:00 a.m. Mass for children ages 4-11.


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BIBLE STUDY WITH SR. BERNARDE

After enjoying a summer break, our Thursday afternoon Bible Study group will soon reconvene.  New members are encouraged to join us.  (No previous Bible Study background is necessary.)

The first session will be on Thursday, September 29 from 1:30 to 2:30 in the library. Bring a bible and give it a try. 

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.

GRIEVING WITH GREAT HOPE

Grieving with Great HOPE is a six-week grief support workshop series that offers a prayerful, practical and personal approach for anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a spouse, a child (including pregnancy loss), a grandchild, a parent, another family member or a friend, you are encouraged to attend. Presenters will include Fr. Bill Coffas and Fr. John Ricardo as well as John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy from Good Mourning Ministry, a Catholic bereavement apostolate.

Program is free and All Are Welcome

In person gatherings – Wednesdays, October 5 through November 9, 2022  At either 2-4:00 pm or 6-8:00 pm at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 500 Mt. Read Blvd, Rochester NY 14612.

Please contact one of the following for information and/or registration:  Ann Marie Lagonegro 585-269-9456, Ruth Tripp 585-203-7535, or Cheryl Kingston 585-737-5397

 

 

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