Announcements

  1. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NEWS

Due to the lack of members, we have not been able to collect donations after all the Masses at Holy Apostles Parish, particularly at the 4:00 PM Mass at St. John Church. If someone would like to assist us in collecting donations after that Mass, please contact Jim Gallagher at 488-9810 for further information. It would only take about 10 minutes of your time following Mass. If you can help us, it would be deeply appreciated so that we can continue to help those in need in our Parish and community.


 

HEALTH UPDATE

              You will notice that my name is once again included among those for whom our prayers are requested. This is because on my most recent visit to the Cleveland Clinic, it was ascertained that there has been some deterioration in the diffusion rate of oxygen into the blood due to the lung disease with which I was diagnosed last year. There is no cause for alarm, but it bears watching to be sure that this is not a trend requiring further attention. Fortunately I still have no restrictions and no prescribed medications. I would therefore ask for your prayers which of course are the best medicine. Thank you.

Father Dennis

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PLEASE NOTE

Due to the need to remove all furnishings from the St. John church hall in preparation for the renovations to be done, NO activities can be scheduled until further notice! It will therefore not be possible to have any funeral luncheons.


PLEASE NOTE: All summer potted plants and decorations must be removed from gravesites at Holy Cross Cemetery by Oct. 15th.

 


BEREAVEMENT MEETING

              The next Bereavement/Grief Counseling Meeting will be Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 PM at SS. Peter and Paul Church hall. Conducted by Deacon Sam Pellerito and Deacon Mike Lennon, please join us. Whether you are grieving the loss of a spouse, parent, grandparent, child, relative or friend, and find yourself in a lonely place, we are here to help you through this. This will be a time for education, information and sharing. All are welcomed to attend.


 

2018 MASS BOOK OPENS

              The 2018 Mass Intention Book and the 2018 Wine – Hosts – and Sanctuary Light Book will open for your requests on Friday, October 27th. Due to the high influx of Mass requests on the day the book opens, it will be necessary for you to come to SS. Peter and Paul Church hall from 8:30 AM to Noon. No phone requests will be taken on this day.

Remember, Mass stipends are $15 each and you will be allowed FOUR MASSES – two on a weekend and two on a weekday. Wine for the month is $40, hosts for the month is $25, and a sanctuary light for one week is $10.

During the months of November and December, we are allowing a person to purchase either the wine, the hosts, or a sanctuary light only.

Payment must be made at the time you schedule your Masses. If paying in cash, please have exact amount with you. If paying by check, please make check payable to Holy Apostles Parish.


The 6th Street office of the M & T Bank has asked us to please ask those who park in their parking lot during the 7:15 AM and 11:00 AM Sunday Masses at SS. Peter and Paul Church, to PLEASE NOT BLOCK THE ATM MACHINE. They have received numerous complaints from their customers that the ATM machine is at times, not accessible. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE ATM MACHINE. YOUR CAR COULD BE TOWED!


VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY NEWS

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY NEWS

            Our loan closet is temporarily closed until further notice. Issues with the SVDP Central Council Office in Buffalo have to be resolved before the loan closet can be reopened.


WHAT IS A MEMORIAL DONATION?

Many times people wish to have a Mass offered, however, we only have a limited number that can be scheduled during the course of the year.  An alternative way of honoring a deceased person is through a MEMORIAL DONATION. The monies collected are used for capital improvements for the parish.

If you would like to give a memorial donation to the Parish, send your wishes in writing along with your donation telling us who the memorial is for, who it’s from and who you would like notified. A card will then be sent to the family.


FOSTER HOMES DESPERATELY NEEDED

Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human services is in urgent need of community members to provide foster care services for children who are temporarily unable to remain in their homes. Children in foster care may be infants through age 18 and represent all cultures. Some children may have physical or mental limitations, behavioral challenges, or just need special care. Most just need stability and kindness.

To become a foster parent for Chautauqua County, you must be at least 21 years old, single or married or living with a partner. You must have sufficient income to meet your own family’s needs and be in good health. To learn more about what it means to be a foster parent, call 716-661-8052 (Christine Galbraith) or 716-363-3570 (Kim Gates). Can you make a difference?


UPON THIS ROCK

Holy Apostles parishioners were very generous in supporting this initiative to ensure the viability and sustainability of the parishes of the Diocese of Buffalo. Recently we have received several inquiries concerning the fulfillment of pledges made. The processing of pledges and notifications of payments due is handled through a special office of the Diocese. If you have any questions, please call 716-847-8742.

 


MASS TIMES

            When you are out of town, you can find Mass times for parishes all over the country via the internet. Log on to www.masstimes.org. This is just one product that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is able to provide because of your generous donations to the annual Catholic Communication Campaign.


The 6th Street office of the M & T Bank has asked us to please ask those who park in their parking lot during the 7:15 AM and 11:00 AM Sunday Masses at SS. Peter and Paul Church, to PLEASE NOT BLOCK THE ATM MACHINE. They have received numerous complaints from their customers that the ATM machine is at times, not accessible. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE ATM MACHINE. YOUR CAR COULD BE TOWED!


YOUTH GROUP NEWS

Our Holy Apostles Parish YOUTH GROUP is collecting bottles and cans. If you have some you’d like to get rid of, take them to the Southside Redemption Center on Foote Ave. and tell the clerk to put the proceeds into the Holy Apostles Parish Youth Group account. Money raised helps with expenses during their upcoming Conventions.


 

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