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.
Our 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays can be viewed live using Live Stream. How to access our account.
You’ve probably heard of the popular game Cards Against Humanity. Though this game can be hilarious to play, it’s also incredibly inappropriate. It is definitely not a family-friendly game and even adults should throw out a few of the cards that are included in the game.
Inspired by the concept of the game, but disappointed with the content, Matt and Lisa Martinusen decided to create their own edition. According to the website, “This epic creation was designed with the Catholic Church as our inspiration. Each card draws from the faith including areas such as, homeschool stereotypes, ancient tradition and current Catholic celebrities. It is one giant inside joke for Catholics around the world.”
The Winter Olympics are upon us and there is no shortage of amazing stories from the 2018 Games already.
But USA Today takes us down memory lane with their article on an Olympic speed-skater from 1998.
And it is well worth the read because it is a warm and positive article on one of the most unique vocation stories I’ve ever heard of.
The USA Today article begins:
LIVING THE CATHOLIC LIFE IN LENT
Abstinence: totally from meat on all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. This is for those 14 years and older.
Easter Duty: Receiving Communion between February 18 and May 27th.
Reconciliation: Catholics are bound by obligation to confess serious sins at least once a year.
Other Fridays of the Year: Catholics are reminded that all other Fridays of the year remain as days of penance. Together with works of charity and service to our neighbors, this is a special gift for us to share.
ASH WEDNESDAY - Feb. 14th. Masses--8am & 7pm. Communion Service at Noon. Ashes at all services.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS - Fridays, Feb. 16 - March 23 @ 6pm in church.
ECUMENICAL LUNCHEONS - Weds., February 21 - March 21, Noon, Christ Church.
Soup & sandwiches, cookies, singing & spiritual message.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - Every Friday, 8:30am-6pm--School Chapel.
ST. JOSEPH’S TABLE - Saturday, March 17 after 5pm Mass. Please join us for a wonderful feast. If you would like to bring a dish to pass (meatless meal) please call
Carol Ignaszak at 589-4080. RSVP for the dinner by calling the office at 589-4243.
LITTLE BLACK BOOKS - Starting this Sunday, we’re invited to “six minute” passages which will encourage and challenge you along the daily journey of Lent.
LITTLE LENTEN REMINDERS - for your keychain or pocket, reflecting on the Cross.
CONFESSIONS - Saturdays from 4:00-4:30 pm. Penance Services will be held on:
Monday, March 12 - 6:00 pm - St. Joseph’s Church, Albion
Sunday, March 18 - 6:00 pm - St. Mary’s Church, Holley
Monday, March 26 - 6:00 pm - St. Mary’s Church, Medina
Here at Holy Family, Tuesday mornings 10:00-11:30 am
Lenten Session: Essentials for the Journey from The Spiritual Exercises
February 20 - Building the Foundation
February 27 - Influences in Living Every Day
March 6 - Jesus Our Brother
March 13 - Walking with Jesus
Cost is $60 for the four weeks. If you need help with this, we have scholarship money set aside for this purpose. If you want to be there, we want you to have the opportunity. Speak with Father Dick or the parish secretary. Applications are available at the parish office or front vestibule of church.
A LENTEN QUESTION
Why are Sundays excluded from the reckoning of the forty days?
Because Sunday is the day on which Christ arose, making it an inappropriate day to fast and mourn our sins. On Sunday we must celebrate Christ's resurrection for our salvation. It is Friday on which we commemorate his death for our sins. The Sundays of the year are days of celebration and the Fridays of the year are days of penance.
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2018 CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL
Jesus was entrusted to and raised lovingly by his earthly parents, Mary and Joseph. Catholic Charities gives ordinary citizens the opportunity to raise an extraordinary child through our Foster Care and Adoption programs. Catholic Charities provides foster care for children of all ages in Erie County who cannot safely live in their own homes. Catholic Charities also works with the birth families toward reunification, all while providing referrals for needed services and support. To support our mission of providing happy and safe homes for children please donate to our 2018 Appeal by calling 716-218-1400 or by visiting ccwny.org/donation. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “Love your neighbor” Gal. 5:14
The goal for the 2018 Appeal is $11 million.
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.