Each year during the season of Advent, an ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE for all of the Jamestown area parishes is held. This year, the Penance Service will be held at St. James Church on Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00 PM. A number of local priests will be available for confessions. Please join us.
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS NEWS
Catholic Daughters, Court St. Gertrude, will sponsor their annual HOLIDAY COOKIE SALE next Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th before and after all Masses at St. John and SS. Peter and Paul Churches. There will be a great selection of mixed plates presenting a variety of home-baked cookies.
Regretfully, the Italian fig-filled cookies will not be available in large quantities for special order this year due to church hall renovations.
The members of Court St. Gertrude very much appreciate your support and, as always, proceeds from their cookie sale will be used in their charitable works.
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.
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.
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!