106 South Main Street
Albion, New York 14411
Parish Office: 585-589-4243
Office hours Monday-Thursday 9-3 and Friday 9-Noon
SANCTUARY LAMP INTENTIONS
April 4-17, 2021
The Daniels Family by Adrienne Daniels
April 11-24, 2021
The Mondo & Plescia Families
by Roz Starkweather & Doug & Sue Miller
April 18-May 1, 2021
for Chris by Marcia & Phil
PLEASE NOTE: Recorded Masses are now available on our parish YouTube channel. These Masses may be edited due to copyright restrictions. They can be accessed by going to YouTube.com and typing Holy Family Parish Albion NY in the search bar. Right now the image is a blue circle with an H in the center. If there are accessing issues, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Launched in 1998, the Appeal strengthens the Catholic Church in the United States and its territories in 85 Latin and Eastern Catholic dioceses. This collection will be taken up April 24-25.
After a year off, plans are being made for Holy Family's Annual Lawn Sale on June 18-19th. As you Spring Clean and make plans to discard your treasures, consider donating them to our Yard Sale. More information to follow soon.
Holy Family Parish is planning the "Annual Chicken BBQ" for Sunday, June 27th at St. Mary's Club. Stayed tuned for further details in the coming weeks.
God's mercy not only cleanses us from our past, it gives us a way forward. When we allow it into our hearts, itmanifests in our works of mercy for others. The peace and mercy Jesus gives the Apostles comes with a command to go and share it: As the Father has sent me, so I send you. Prayer for Divine Mercy Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holywill,which is Love and Mercy itself.
This beautiful glimpse into the life of St. Faustina is a clip from the award-winning movie Faustina: The Apostle of Divine Mercy,recently released by Ignatius Press. The film is based on St.Faustina’s “Diary” and tells the story of the Polish nun who received powerful messages from Jesus. Jesus appeared to St. Faustina frequently throughout her life and used her as way to transmit the message of His Divine Mercy to others.
In her diary, St. Faustina describes in detail the image of Mercy that Christ instructed her to have painted. “The two rays denote Blood and Water. the pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized heart was opened by a lance on the Cross. These rays shield souls from the wrath of My Father. Happy is the one who dwells in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him.” (Diary 299) In 1934 St. Faustina and her spiritual advisor sought out Eugeniusz Kazimirowski to paint the image.
WHAT HAS TAUGHT YOU TO BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF AND OTHERS?
In my prayer time on Easter Monday, I was asked the question above. It has been people who have journeyed life with me, those with a special gift which encouraged me to be caring of others' needs and caring for myself. We don't often speak of taking care of our own needs but there are people who sense that we are important more than we realize. In my life my mom showed that so much, along with my sister Pat and brother Dan. They were 2nd and 3rd in the sibling order and I was number 4. They have shown me that gift from childhood through adulthood. Some friends and brother priests also have been so emphatic in helping me to care for self. We all need to do this a lot in our lives in order to then do the same for others. Self care becomes a great attribute.
Catholic Daughters will meet Wednesday, April 14th at 7p.m. in the Lyceum. Tickets for the quilt will be available. There will be no refreshments. Masks must be worn at all times and we'll continue to practice social distancing. Please make every effort to attend.
As restrictions begin to be lifted and we return to a "somewhat" normal life here at Holy Family Parish we are planning some of our annual events. Please call the Parish Office if you can assist.
In the Christian faith, Jesus is the epitome of HOPE for All Seasons. His death and Resurrection showed us that after a definitive amount of time, ultimate good can be dispersed to all. Today, we rejoice in our Lord and Savior's glory! We also want to thank you for following the example of Appeal Patron St. Ignatius Loyola who called us to respond in faith, and to find God in all things. We thank you for being attuned to God's presence in everyday circumstances as he taught us, and responding in faith with a gift to theAppeal. With your help, we give HOPE for All Seasons. Thank you for your continued support of Appeal 2021! We have collected $30,801. (88%) of this year's goal of $35,000. If you haven't made a pledge yet, PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL by making your donation soon. THANK YOU.
Beginning in 2015, The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y., Inc. (“Foundation”) began soliciting donations to its “Upon this Rock” (“UTR”) capital and endowment campaign. The UTR campaign raised funds for many purposes, including soliciting funds for making essential upgrades to classroom facilities and technology of Christ the King Seminary (“CKS”), expanding CKS’s role as a center of retreat and religious celebration, and establishing an endowment fund for CKS. Unfortunately, in early 2020, CKS’s Board of Trustees determined that CKS would close at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. CKS’s closure will make it impossible for the Foundation to use the UTR funds raised for CKS for their original intended purposes. However, under New York law, when the original purposes for which funds are donated become impossible to achieve, those purposes can be modified in a manner consistent with original intent by the New York State courts. For many years, CKS provided education and formation for ordained and lay ecclesial ministers in the Diocese of Buffalo and beyond. Accordingly, the Foundation has asked the New York State Supreme Court for the County of Erie to approve a modification of the purposes of UTR funds raised for CKS so that those funds can be used to support the education and formation for ordained and lay ecclesial ministry in the Diocese of Buffalo, as determined in the discretion of the Foundation’s Board.
If you have donated to UTR and would like to be heard regarding this requested modification, you may send a letter to: The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y., Inc., attention Executive Director, 795 Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14203 or an email to email@example.com. Copies of letters or email received by the Foundation will be provided to the Court. You may also make a formal filing in the legal proceeding entitled Matter of the Modification of Endowment Funds of The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo N.Y., Inc., Erie County Index No. 814747/2020. In order for your submission to be available for the Court’s consideration, please be sure to send any letter or email, or make any filing, no later than Friday, April 9, 2021.
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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.