Our Lady’s Grotto

Saturday, July 22 at 11:30 AM

420 Latona Rd, which is off Ridge Rd W just past the 390 exit/entrance

Dr. Sonia Garcia will again be celebrating the anniversary of Our Lady’s grotto and we are blessed again this year to have Father John Reif of Holy Cross Church as our celebrant. The day begins with the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Holy Rosary, with the Mass at noon followed by a lunch of pizza, soft drinks, and sweets provided by Dr. Garcia. All are sincerely welcomed and encouraged to attend this beautiful occasion dedicated to Our Blessed Mother.

Public Square Rosary Crusade
Beginning on Tuesday, June 13 and continuing on the 13th of every month until Saturday, October 14, there will be a commemoration of the Apparition of our Blessed Mother to the Children of Fatima. As we know all too well, the United States as well as the whole world is in extremely urgent need of public prayer, repentance, and conversion, and Our Blessed Mother has told us repeatedly that we must ask God to save America through the Rosary.

Therefore, please join us in praying the rosary for our nation at the corner of Latta and Long Pond Roads (on Wegmans side) on the days and times listed below.
• Tuesday, June 13
• Thursday, July 13
• Sunday, August 13
• Wednesday, September 13
• Saturday, October 14
If you have any comments, questions or would like more information, please call Nancy Weiland at 392-8037.

Elizabeth Ministry for Miscarriage & Infant Loss
A Catholic Support Network for Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss
As local Catholic women throughout the Diocese of Rochester who have experienced the loss of a child, our goal is to offer support through our shared experiences and Catholic faith to women and families suffering through the loss of a child.

We offer emotional, spiritual, and practical support to women and families; distribute prayer shawls, comfort kits, provide resources, and can help make logistical arrangements. Elizabeth Ministry also organizes two annual Masses of Remembrance for the loss of children each year.

If you (or a loved one) are seeking support or are interested in getting on our group’s mailing list, please contact us!

Molly Hickey ElizabethMinistryROC@gmail.com
Janene Loughran 329-1974

WHIC 1460 AM/92.9 FM

The Station of the Cross is a non-for-profit Catholic Radio Network that exists in order to effectively evangelize through radio programming and community action. Visit http://www.thestationofthecross.com/about/programming/ to view our local Programming Guide.

Hospice Volunteers Sought
Journey Home is a not-for-profit, charitable, ecumenical volunteer organization, whose mission is to guide and support individuals and their families as they journey through the dying process. We simply offer a home setting with trained volunteers to meet a person’s basic needs at the end of life.

Journey Home needs to rebuild their volunteer base for the first time in 16 years. Medical experience is not necessary. The only requirement is a desire to care with a loving heart and warm hands. Training/orientation is offered to help facilitate this care.
For information and/or to volunteer, please contact Tracey Jagla, RN, BSN via e-mail at journeyhome994@gmail.com or call at 225-1240. Journey Home is located at 994 Long Pond Rd. Visit www.journeyhomegreece.org

Volunteers Needed
The Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet, 500 Maiden Lane, distributes gently used clothing at no charge to residents of Greece and Charlotte. Volunteers are needed to unpack clothing and staff the Clothing Closet, Monday- Saturday, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. You choose the day you want to work. Some volunteers work once each week while others choose to work one or more days per month. All crews are staffed by several people. There is a special need for Saturday volunteers who work once per month.

For more information or to volunteer, please call Diane Englert, 729-7382, or Amy Peritsky, 227-6657.

Providing Warmth for the Homeless
Rochester Emergency Action Committee for the Homeless
We are a group of concerned citizens united in our efforts to provide emergency shelter for the homeless. To connect with REACH - Rochester Emergency Action Committee for the Homeless, sign up for Facebook today. There are many needs and many opportunities to share your time, talent, and treasure.

Bringing the Lord to His People Have you considered bringing Christ to people admitted to Rochester General Hospital? Jesus challenges us to become servants to all in our community. If you are feeling His nudge, please consider serving as a Eucharistic Minister visiting Catholics at RGH on scheduled Sundays. Information, training, and support is provided. To learn more, contact Donna Walker/544-8880/dwalker@dor.org or Ray Klem 342-9510.

The Station of the Cross
Catholic Radio Network
WHIC 1460 AM / 92.9 FM
The Station of the Cross is a non-for-profit Catholic Radio Network that exists in order to effectively evangelize through radio programming and community action. Visit http://www.thestationofthecross.com/about/programming/ to view the local Programming Guide.

Are you looking for a life-giving volunteer experience?
Do you enjoy volunteering in schools? At drop in centers? With the elderly? At soup kitchens? At daycare centers?

The Sisters of St. Joseph have a broad range of volunteer opportunities both at our Motherhouse and at our ministries throughout Rochester. Visit our website for a complete list: www.ssjrochester.org/volunteer
Contact for more details:
Martha Mortensen-Kolkmann, LMSW
Residential Enrichment Facilitator, (585) 641-8415

An Invitation to “Share Our Blessings”!
Those of us who drive have the freedom to go where we need to go, when we need to go there. Some of our elderly neighbors no longer drive and need rides to do simple, but necessary things…like stop at the pharmacy…visit the doctor…a trip to the grocery store. Can you help?

If you have a couple of hours a week, or even a couple of hours a month, consider being a volunteer driver. You can select your geographic area and the times you wish to drive. You will be provided with training, and supplemental liability insurance. You may receive a discount on your automobile insurance.

As you drive through life, take someone with you! To learn more about becoming a volunteer driver, call Sr. Anne Guerin at 244-8400, ext. 142, or email, aguerin@lifespan-roch.org

Cannonball Cafe
Open 7 Days a Week
4437 Lake Ave at corner of Lake Ave and Latta Rd
Also Available: Great Desserts, Healthy Meals, Crafts
Global Mission: Fair Trade, Organically Grown, Sustainably Farmed Coffee—Enables farmers around the world to grow coffee instead of drug crops! Fair prices ensure education and health care for coffee farmers’  children and protect the environment as well!
Local Mission: Empowering women in recovery from drug addiction, trauma, and homelessness; Providing important skills for employment and education while supporting long-term sustainable recovery; Job creation-benefits both our women and the local economy.
FREE 1lb bag of fresh coffee when you sign up for the newsletter at www.ourcoffeeconnection.org.
*sponsored by Coffee Connection, Project Empower

Hope After Abortion
There is no spiritual pain that God's love cannot heal.
If you or someone you know has had an abortion, or in some way been affected by an abortion, please let them know that help is available to them. It is free, confidential, and loving. Pleases contact: Project Rachel at 1-888-972-2435. www.hopeafterabortion.org God's gift of peace is waiting for you.

Attention, Single Catholic Men 18-30
The nights of the Holy Eucharist, a community of consecrated brothers dedicated to foster in reverent devotion to Our Eucharistic Lord, invite you to discern your vocation at their House of Formation, located at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. Learn more: knights.org. Also, the Knights (who have members from around the country) offer hospitality to priests. Any priest who would like to make a no-charge private retreat at the Shrine can visit priestretreat.com for more information or to make reservations.  

Greece Lions Club Collecting Wheelchairs
For Eldersource Medical Equipment Loan Source
They are accepting manual wheelchairs, commodes, walkers. Please call (585) 340-7105 if you have a donation.

Sunset House Seeks Volunteers

3746 St. Paul Blvd
Sunset House is a private, non-profit comfort care home that offers end-of-life care. We provide compassionate, hands on care to our residents who are in the final days of their life. We are in need of volunteers! Our volunteers assist residents, offer comfort and support to residents and their families, perform routine household tasks such as light housekeeping and preparing meals, and provide other skills that help to keep the house a comfortable, safe, and loving place as our residents and families take their unique journey.
We would love to welcome you to our volunteer family! If you are interested or would like more information please call Marie at 467-9218 or call the house at 467-3524.

Change the World, One Gift at a Time 
Today, we launch our 2015 Catholic Relief Services Online Gift Catalog at http://gifts.crs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=gift_catalog_home&s_src=mid. A Gift of Hope is a way to embody Jesus' love to a world of suffering. Choose a gift - one that will last all year - that gives children a chance to go to school, families a chance to reap a great harvest, windows an opportunity to earn a income, and young people safety and emotional well-being. Each gift you give from the Catholic Relief Services Gift Catalog becomes a catalyst for change in the lives of our poorest brothers and sisters overseas. Your gift saves lives  and tells you loved ones how much you care. The gifts in this catalog represent nearly 1,500 CRS projects that transform people ad communities for the long term. We're inspired by the people we serve, the work that we do ad the people, like you, who make our work possible. We think you'll be inspired too.  

Legion of Mary
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
St Thomas Apostle Parish Center, 4536 St Paul Blvd
You are invited to join a group of people who are devoted to the Blessed Mother. Our St Kateri group meets weekly to pray and perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy. The rewards are great and you are guaranteed all the graces of God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please contact us and see what a difference this devotion to Mary can make in your life. Questions? Contact Janie Caretta, 266-0672.

Eucharistic Adoration followed by Compline
3rd Sunday of each month from 7 to 8 PM
St. Boniface Convent, 314 Gregory Street, Rochester, NY 14620
Eucharistic Adoration is simply spending quiet time in the presence of Jesus. When Jesus was  suffering His agony in the garden, He asked his apostles, “Could you not spend one hour with Me?” Jesus’ lamentation touches our hearts, and we respond, “We can.”

Sunday Bible Readings at Shore Winds
The numbers of our group from Holy Cross are dwindling for this ministry. We are looking for Volunteers to run a Bible Study on a Sunday morning at 10:30 AM once a month. Interested? Please call the parish office, 663-2244, and leave your name and phone number to learn more about this wonderful opportunity to share God’s Mercy.

Tutoring Kids with Cancer
1-2 Hours per Week
Attention Retired Teachers (and others) who would be interested in volunteering to tutor children (ages preschool through high school) with cancer or other chronic diseases for free at your convenience; please call Linda at 317-7269 or 315-462-9072.

Catholic TV Network
The CatholicTV Network, America’s Catholic Television Network, is now available to cable and satellite providers in our area. Please help provide this upbeat, youthful, and exciting Catholic network and powerful resource to the people of our area and the entire nation.

To help, simply visit GetCatholicTV.com as an easy way to petition your cable or satellite provider. If you are unable to access the internet, please follow up with a postcard or letter to your provider.

Remember the address: GetCatholicTV.com

Prayer for Our Times...
Uniting Neighbor with Neighbor
and Neighbor with God

First Tuesday of every Month, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Sisters of St Joseph Motherhouse, 150 French Rd, Rochester NY
The Sisters of St Joseph invite you to share in a monthly evening of Prayer and Peace.
There is so much violence in our world. As people of faith we are called to be peacemakers and put an end to violence. Let us together pray for God’s grace and guidance for ourselves and for all who make policies and decisions that affect our neighborhoods, our nation and our world. Please join us in prayer, wherever you may be. Everyone is Welcome!
Peace is the way.  Peace is the way.  Peace is the way.  Peace is the way.  Peace….

The Station of the Cross in Rochester: Now on the FM Dial
WHIC on 92.9 FM and 1460 AM

We are pleased to inform you that, as part of our efforts to serve our current listeners and expand our audience, we have added an FM signal for our Rochester (WHIC) listening area. The FM signal is much clearer than the AM signal and a percentage of our listeners will receive a stronger signal during both the day and night hours, especially in the northern and eastern regions.   

Catholic Singles Organization
Interested in joining? The Catholic Alumni Club International is looking to expand in the Rochester diocese. We provide a group dedicated to social, cultural, civic and spiritual relationships in a Catholic setting.
For more information, please visit www.caci.org or contact Steve at valksr@yahoo.com

Public Square Rosary Crusade - Beginning on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 and Continuing on the 13th of Every Month until October 13 There will be a commemoration of the apparitions of our Blessed Mother to the children of Fatima. The United States is in urgent need of public prayer, repentance and  conversion, and our Blessed Mother has told us repeatedly that we must ask God to save America through the Rosary.
Please pray the Rosary for our nation at the corner of Latta and Long Pond roads in front of Ricci’s Restaurant at the following times: Sunday, May 13 at 1:00 PM; Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 PM; Friday, July 13 at 6:00 PM; Monday, August 13 at 6:00 PM; Thursday, September 13 at 6:00 PM; and Saturday,   October 13 at 12:00 PM For more info, please call Nancy Weiland at 392-8037.

Kate’s Gift Shop at Mercy Center
OPEN Tuesdays through Fridays
11AM until 4 PM

1437 Blossom Rd, Inside Sisters of Mercy Center, Exit 6 of 590 N
Kate’s Gift Shop has reasonably priced gifts for Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation. Other items include: cards, spiritual books, religious Christmas cards, and beautiful candles made from recycled wax by two Sisters of Mercy. Proceeds benefit the Ministries of the Sisters of Mercy.
Bring this announcement from the October 7 bulletin for a 20% discount on any ONE item.

Diocesan Evangelization Website
Launched February 2012
“The Spiritual Pilgrim:
a Catholic invitation to Faith”
is an evangelization website created by the Department of Evangelization & Catechesis of the Diocese of Rochester. It is an invitation for people who are already searching the Internet for a faith connection, longing for a spiritual home, or just want to know more about Catholicism. The site offers seekers a place to explore the way Catholics find Jesus in the Gospels, in the community, and in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. It answers some initial questions, then can connect the inquirer with a person in a parish for further conversation.
You can help spread the word!

  • e-mail the link spiritualpilgrim.dor.org to someone you think would find it helpful
  • post this link spiritualpilgrim.dor.org on your personal Facebook page
  • ‘like’ the website
  • post the videos to your Facebook page
Donate Your Old Car—Help Those in Need—Receive Tax Deduction of $500+
Cars For Help, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is working to strengthen individual churches and various Catholic charities through vehicle donations. The process is fast, easy, and requires just a phone call or visit to our website. If you would like to donate a vehicle in any condition, even severely broken or crashed, donate your vehicle at www.CarsForHelp.com.

With mention of this bulletin, 25% of your vehicle donation proceeds will go directly to Holy Cross Church.

Televised Sunday Mass
A televised Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family from 6:30 to 7:00 AM each Sunday morning. THE SUNDAY MASS is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers out of New York City and is available nationally on local affiliates. Too early for you? Tape it, Tivo it or watch it online. For more information  consult the website at www.TheSundayMass.org. Don’t forget, we at Holy Cross stream at least one live Mass a weekend. See minister schedule.

Have a Bike to Donate? 
R Community Bikes Inc. is a 501c3 charitable organization which provides refurbished bicycles to needy children and adults in our community. This service is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of individuals who donate bikes to us and we are totally out of bikes to repair. So, if you have an old bike or two in your garage or basement, please consider donating them to RCB. Last year we provided 2,474 bikes to our brothers and sisters and for us to continue this ministry, we need more bikes!!! More information is available at www.rcommunitybikes.net, by emailing rcombikes@yahoo.com or by calling 865-9872. Thank you. 

Meals on Wheels
A service of Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester, NY
Each week, volunteers offer their time to deliver meals to the homebound in our Charlotte area.
 More volunteers are needed. Drivers meet the Meals on Wheels delivery at the parish center entrance at approximately 11:15 AM, put the cold and hot meals in their own car, and then follow a sheet of driving directions to the individual residents in Charlotte, including a few in the Riverside Highrise. After the last meals are dropped off, the driver returns any baskets, coolers, or hot boxes to the closet in the parish center foyer, usually by 12:15 PM. This can be done by one person, but is much easier if two people work together. For more information, visit http:// www.vnsnet.com/mow.htm