106 South Main Street
Albion, New York 14411
Parish Office: (585) 589-4243
Fax: (585) 589-0734
Saturday Vigil - 5:00 p.m., Sunday - 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Daily Masses - Monday - Friday and 1st Saturdays 8:00 a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration - Every Friday - School Chapel - 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Time for Vacation
Summer is here and school is out. It’s time for a vacation. Many families, the world over, go on vacation to get away from the normal day in, day out of busy schedules. Some people stay at home and have “stay-cations.” Some go to the beach or the mountains. Some go to the desert and others go to lakes, rivers, ponds, or take a cruise. No matter where you and your family and friends go on vacation, God is there.
When you go on vacation, what are your priorities? Do you want to take in the sights, find entertainment, go shopping, sit back and relax, get out into nature, party and go dancing, find some sporting events…? Do you plan everything out in advance or just go with the flow?
No matter what your answers are, it is important to prioritize God. Taking a vacation from work does not mean taking a vacation from the Catholic Faith. Vacation is the perfect time to focus on God more clearly and center yourself back on Him. He wants you to go on vacation and enjoy yourself and have a great time with family and friends. Do not let the opportunity to spend time with Him pass by.
Fr. George Elliott
The Vatican recently published an educational guide, “Male and Female He Created Them” to address the current educational crisis around human sexuality.
In light of this educational guide, and the news it has drummed up, you may find yourself talking with friends about this controversial topic.
Here are 5 tips to keep in mind when talking about gender identity with your friends (or anyone).
Whoever you are speaking with probably knows and loves someone who is confused about their gender. Speaking in an offensive way will only make them close themselves to what you are saying. What you’re saying is important, but HOW you say it can make or break the effectiveness of what you want to communicate.
Help us make this years’ event a huge success! The planning stages are in progress. Please consider volunteering in some way. To work towards another successful event we will need YOU - your ideas, your talent, your help! Students in need of Community Service Hours are more than welcome to join in. Theme Baskets will again be a highlight of the afternoon. We are looking for donations for the Basket Raffle - perhaps you and some friends can create a theme basket for our raffle this year. We will also accept donations to make up some baskets. Call the Parish Office to become a part of this exciting day!
Graduates, parents and family members of our area high schools are invited to attend a special Mass on Sunday, June 23rd at 10:30 a.m., at which time the graduates will be recognized. The Court of St. Joseph of the Catholic Daughters will serve breakfast following the Mass. Please call the office or return the form in your letter by Monday, June 14th with the number attending from your family. Please wear your caps and gowns.
Bishop Richard J. Malone, in conjunction with the Presbyteral Council, Vicars Forane, and the Movement to Restore Trust, will host a series of Listening Sessions across the Diocese during the next few months. The sessions will include the Bishop praying with the faithful, hearing their thoughts and comments, inviting discussion, and offering summary remarks regarding the mission of the diocese and its parishes, schools and other organizations.
The 2019 Listening Sessions are designed for the Bishop to hear concerns of the engaged parishioners and for them to offer recommendations for future initiatives regarding pastoral care, spiritual care and ministry. Recognizing the importance of the input and empowerment of the laity working in collaboration with Pastors, these sessions are an opportunity to create constructive partnerships, receive feedback, and formulate next steps to address the effects of the clergy sexual abuse crisis and other matters of concern.
There is a Session scheduled in our area on Saturday, August 3,
9:30-11:30am at Ascension Parish, Batavia. Other sessions include:
Thurs. June 27, 6:30-8:30pm - St. Mark’s Parish, Buffalo
Sat. June 29, 9:30-11:30am - Archbishop Walsh HS, Olean
Sat. Aug. 10, 9:30-11:30am - Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Orchard Park
Sat. Aug. 17, 9:30-11:30am - Holy Trinity Parish, Dunkirk
SAVE THE DATE - JULY 15-19, 2019 Looking forward to a week of sharing Faith and having fun...Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
More news can be found here.
Our 10:30 Mass can be streamed at anytime in the McCabe Room. Please be sure to contact the office ahead of time so the equipment can be set up.
An elevator and nearby rest room make this an option for those who wish to attend Mass but have difficulty getting into the church.
Rather than miss Mass because of active little ones, parents may wish to bring their youngsters to the Resource Room where they can share in the service with them without the constraints of a pew. There is room to move around and a library of children's bible stories for them to enjoy.
All are welcome. Please suggest this to family and friends who may be looking for an opportunity, even temporarily, to attend Mass at Holy Family.
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