Albion, New York 14411  
Parish Office: (585) 589-4243  
Fax: (585) 589-0734  



ST. JOSEPH'S [1852 - 2007]

You come to this Church not as a stranger, but as a friend: a friend of God and our parish community. Please let us know how we can serve you.

Mission Statement
Nourished by the Word, strengthened by the Eucharist, guided by the Spirit, we the People of the Holy Family Parish, in union with the whole People of God, will strive toward the uncondiƽonal love and service of all people.

Parish Office Hours:
Monday.Thursday: 9:00 AM. 3:00pm and Friday: 9:00am. - Noon

Daily Mass: Mon. & Fri. 8:00am Sat. Vigil: 5:00pm


Holy Family, Albion
Saturday at 5:30 PM
Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 AM

Holy Trinity, Medina
Saturday at 4:00 PM

St. Stephen’s, Middleport
Sunday at 11:00 AM at

St. Mary’s/St. Mary’s, Holley
Saturday at 4:00 PM
Sunday at 10:00 AM

Our Lady of the Lake
Saturday at 4:00 PM

St. Patrick’s, Barker
Sunday at 9:00 AM


St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Albion Mass at 8:30am Chapel

St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina Mass at 8:00am

St. Patrick’s, Barker Mass at 9:30am

Holy Cross Cemetery, Holley Memorial Service following Parade

A Collection will be taken up for the maintenance and upkeep of our Cemeteries.


Eucharistic Adoration: Every Friday 8:30am.6:00pm in the Chapel

Confessions: Saturday 4.4:30pm in Sacristy

Faith Formation: Sunday: 9:15.10:15am

Baptismal Preparation Classes: are conducted for parents individually. Call the Parish office to register. Baptisms are scheduled with the Pastor, during or after weekend Masses or at a time mutually agreed upon.

Care of the Sick: Please call the Parish Office to have Communion taken to the sick/ homebound. Notify us of those desiring the Sacrament of Anointing

Joining Our Parish: New members are warmly welcomed. Make an appointment to register with the Pastor or secretary by phoning the Parish Office.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program for those who wish to become Catholic or learn more about our faith. Christian Initiation of Youth program also available. Contact the Parish Office.

Marriages: Engaged couples are to make wedding arrangements at least six months in advance. When you wish to set a date, please call Farther Dick. Pre.marriage sessions are required.

Please be mindful of the Presence of Jesus at 1st Saturday Adoration in Church. Conversation should be minimal and respectful of our Lord’s Presence. Lord God almighty, bless our grandparents with long life, happiness, and health. May they remain constant in your love and be living signs of your presence to their children and grandchildren. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen


Steubenville Youth Conference

High School youth from our Parish are invited to join in attending the Steubenville Youth Conference July 14-16 with a group from the Diocese of Rochester. This is a weekend long conference in Ohio where teens have the opportunity to encounter God in a deeply personal way. There are keynote talks, praise and worship, the opportunity to receive the Sacraments and so much more! Students currently in grades 8-12 are eligible to attend! A $50 Non-Refundable Deposit is due by May 30th and the total cost to attend is $375. (Finances should never be a roadblock to participating in a faith enrichment opportunity. Please let us know if you need financial assistance.) Find out more by contacting Anne Mangold at or Emily Kwiatkowski at or 585-288-5000 x121 Registration and more info can be found online at youth/


From the Desk of our Pastor

Dear Parishioners,

Two weeks ago, in this bulletin, I provided a signiicant amount of Sacramental data from the past decade. This week I want to provide some important inancial data regarding our Parishes over the past 10 years. The data I present here is outlined in graphs that were shared with our Parishes by Fr. Bryan Zielenieski at his May 2 Family11DataTrend Presentation.

“Trend Data Presentation Presentation from Fr. Bryan Zielenieski”

The powerpoint slides from his presentation are available on each of our Parish websites. One of the graphs Fr. Bryan presented shows each Parish’s total net surplus/deicit from 20122021. I received the actual igures from the Diocese for the years 2013-2022 for Holy Family and Holy Trinity, and for the years 2013-2021 for Our Lady of the Lake, St. Mary’s and St. Mark’s. These numbers reveal the following:

Holy Family in Albion had 1 year of surplus and 9 years of deicits from 2012022, for a total overall loss of $337,550.

Holy Trinity in Medina/Middleport had 7 years of surplus’ and 3 years of deicits from 2013-2022, for a total overall gain of $258,474.

Our Lady of the Lake in Barker/Lyndonville had 2 years of surplus and 7 years of deicits from 2013-2021, for a total overall loss of $149,292.

St. Mary’s in Holley had 6 years of surplus’ and 3 years of deicits from 2013-2021, for a total overall gain of $276,720.

St. Mark’s in Kendall had 4 years of surplus’ and 5 years of deicits from 2013-2021, for a total overall loss of $51,620.

Bishop Mike has indicated that Parishes can no longer carry annual deicits. We must take practical steps to ensure our Parishes are iscally responsible.

I want to note that, previous to and throughout the periods listed above,St. Mary’s & St. Mark’s maintained, understood and reported their inances to Parishioners in a united fashion. They were only separated to complete annual diocesan reports. The inancial data for these two parishes is still best understood in a united fashion.

A separate data point I wish to provide is thetotal annual regular collection receipts (i.e., the weekly offertory collection total) for each parish from 2013 to 2021. This is the primary source of revenue for each of our Parishes:


For our Family of Parishes as a whole, these numbers represent a 27% drop in regular collections from 2013-2021. When we account for inlation (30% increase from 2013-2023), it even further reduces our ability to fund our mission. When I refer to “funding our mission”, this includes our ability to have employees (secretarial, business/ bookkeeping, maintenance, cemetery, priests, faith formation, youth ministry, etc.). Funding our mission also includes the upkeep, improvement, and utilities of the 16 properties and over 30 buildings we are responsible for, as well as the numerous operational and basic ofice needs that operating ive parishes and seven cemeteries entails.

Regarding the numbers above, I want to note that Holy Family’s and Holy Trinity’s collection totals declined in a relatively steady fashion between 20132021. Our Lady of the Lake and St. Mary’s, however, remained close to or above their 2013 totals until 2019, when both Parishes experienced steep drops which continued through 2021. The point being, the decline in contributions at those Parishes just began in the last few years. St. Mark’s regular collection rose to nearly $80,000 in 2018 and has dropped since, but held a consistent overall contribution totals from 2013 2021. I will continue to provide more data regarding our Parishes and Cemeteries as we move forward. The information available is important. It helps us understand why we are in the Families of Parishes process and it will assist us in making decisions as we focus on our future.

With many prayers for each of you and your family this week,

Fr. Mark

Steubenville Youth Conference

High School youth from our Parish are invited to join in attending the Steubenville Youth Conference July 14-16 with a group from the Diocese of Rochester. This is a weekend long conference in Ohio where teens have the opportunity to encounter God in a deeply personal way. There are keynote talks, praise and worship, the opportunity to receive the Sacraments and so much more! Students currently in grades 8-12 are eligible to attend! A $50 Non-Refundable Deposit is due by May 30th and the total cost to attend is $375. (Finances should never be a roadblock to participating in a faith enrichment opportunity. Please let us know if you need financial assistance.) Find out more by contacting Anne Mangold at or Emily Kwiatkowski at or 585-288-5000 x121 Registration and more info can be found online at youth/

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May 14 27, 2023 Grzywacz & Wilkins Families by Helen Wilkins May 21 June 3, 2023 Deceased of the Rush & Newton Families by Family May 28 June 10, 2023 Joe & Shirley Zambito by Daughter, Annette

Mass Intentions


Saturday, May 27, 2023

5:30 pm Mary Jo Scheppner by Bob & Evelyn Blackburn

Sunday, May 28, 2023 Pentecost Sunday

8:00 am For All the Faithful Departed

10:30 am Laura Dibley by Family

Monday May 29, 2023 Memorial Day

8:30 am Mass at Cemetery for All the Faithful Departed

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

8:00 am Louise McGuire by Estate

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

8:00 am Thomas Driesel by Estate

Thursday, June 1, 2023

8:00am Helen Coffey by Estate

Friday, June 2, 2023 First Friday

8:00 am Erica Chesser by Anne & Ken Martin

Saturday, June 3, 2023 First Saturday

4:30pm Rosary

5:30 pm Katherine Mahaney Kerrigan Birthday by Husband, Ed Schlenk

Sunday, June 4, 2023 Most Holy Trinity

8:00 am Patricia Hunt by Family

10:30 am Maria DiGirolamo, Anniversary by Family

7:00pm Albion Baccalaureate Service 2023

10The practice of requesting a Mass to be offered for loved ones, living or deceased, is a beautiful and wonderful part of our Catholic tradition. At Holy Family Parish , there are many requests for scheduling Mass Intentions. As a way to allow as many of our registered Parishioners as possible to schedule Masses, as well as to remember the recently departed, the policies are outlined on the Mass Intention Request Form. Those wishing to honor a loved one during the celebration of Mass, living or deceased, or for prayerful remembrance of anniversaries, birthdays, and other special intentions, may request a Mass Intention. The 2023 Mass intention Request forms are available at the entrances to the Church or at the Parish Office. A $15.00 stipend for each Mass should accompany your request.

Use this form to ask for a Mass Intention!


To watch Mass via Livestream click on the image below.

live stream

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 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


For your convenience

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.



Please pray for all our loved ones who have journeyed into the hands of God, remembering: Elaine Proctor, Richard McGaffick, and all of our Loved ones called home to God



David Albanese, Gary Armida, Eugene “Buddy” Avino, Ron Ayrault, Robert Behling, Bonnie Bilicki, Bob Blackburn, Lyn Blackburn, Nicholas Bloom, Ann Boe, Gene Boedeker, Amy Bowers, Carolyn Budynski, Alexandria Renee Bush, Colin Carr, Linda Cattieu, Chris Cioffi, Phil Ciarico, Howard Collins, Justin Cooper, Ryan Cunningham, Cindy Davis, Fran D’Agostino, Dr. Dominic DeVicenzo, Brittany Dodd, Nancy Donahue, Barbara A. Dunham, Connie Ebbs, Paul Fancher, Patty Foote, Brian Froman, Leah Gaddis, Robert Gadsby, Rita Galbreath, Carla Gay, Justin Gay, Betty Geiger, Margaret Golden, Steve Karas, Jean Karls, James Keller, Adrienne Kirby, Sue Kirsch, Gloria Kuhn, Maureen Labuda, Herman Lorenz, Debbie Magliocco, Mark & Susan Mazzatti, Janice McMullen, John McNall, Gert Metz, Jacoby Miller, Kevin Miller, Scott Miller, Marian Moore, Norb Morton, Elizabeth Aldaco Novak, Rita Lang Owens, Isabelle Parvis, Maddox Pearl, Alan Penna, Kim Peltz, Mary Ann Peterson, Carol and Fred Pilon, Linda Rebadowd, Danielle Ries, Ethan Rivard, Carol Riviere, Wendy Sanders, Sr. Jody Kearney RSM, Michael Saporito, Bill Sargent, Sr. Angela Senyszyn, OFOLPH, Gary Spitz, John Stirk, Mark Swindon, Lynn Tomasino, Betty Tower, Sue Toke, Lisa Vergiza, Maureen Watt, Pat Weber, Chris Wing, Nicole Wilson, and Nancy Zambito.



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What's Happening

Sun. June 4 Baccalaureate, 7pm in Church

Mon. June 5 Lawn Fete Meeting, 6:30pm, Lyceum


PLEASE NOTE: 1st Reconciliation - June 4th, immediately following the 10:30am Mass

• 1st Communion - June 11th @ 10:30amMass

• Last Class is Sunday May 21st




Holy Family’s Annual Rum mage Sale will be held June 9 10, Strawberry Fest Weekend. Donations of clean, resaleable items may be left in the School Hallway beginning May 1st. No clothes, TV’, Computers, or Christmas Trees.



Saturday, June 3, 2023 9:00—1:00/St. Joseph School

2 Summit St, Batavia, NY 14020

Life in the Eucharist (LITE) is a 5 session retreat experience to empower Catholics to deepen their personal and communal relationship with Jesus Christ. It has 5 specific themes that explores the Eucharistic mystery. The 5 themes are: Nourishment, Reconciliation, Transformation, Abiding Presence and Mission. Through the Eucharist, Jesus invites us to a deep experience of all of these aspects. This one time training will coverall 5 topics.

Life in the Eucharist is a great way to unite your Family of Parishes in a deeply spiritual and communal experience. Register: Questions: Sr. Louise Alff O: 716-847-5585 ● C: 716-341-3466

This training session is offered for those interested in bringing this retreat to our community. If you are interested, please feel free to register, and let the Parish Office know you plan to attend.



Volunteers are needed for our annual Parish Lawn Fete. Together we can make this year’s events bigger and better than ever. This year’s Annual Parish Lawn Fete will be held on the Parish Grounds on Sunday, August 13 8Noon5pm. Help is needed at the various booths and donations of baskets for the Basket Raffle are also needed. Call the Office to volunteer. PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR NEXT MEETING Mon. June 5th @6:30 in Lyceum. Students can earn Community Service Hours helping with these events. Contact the Office if interested.


St. MarySt. Mark Parish Evan Valentine Scholarship Fund.

The St. Mary St. Mark Parish had established a scholarship in honor of Evan Valentine back in 2020. The scholarship is opened up to anyone who is a member of any of the 5 parishes that make up Family 11. A Scholarship application can be requested by emailing Jackie Nau at Application period begins on Monday, May, 1, 2023 with the deadline for submission being Monday, July 3, 2023. Thank you. Mark Bower


34Sponsored by the Ladies of Charity Holy Family Parish- Albion Chapter





If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Grand Knight Greg Dugan at (585)590-2145 or


6 Things That Happen When You Go To Daily Mass

by Julie Radachy

“You are what you eat.” This popular phrase is usually related to eating healthy food, but some have raised the question as to whether this applies to eating the Body and Blood of Christ[JR1] . When I first heard someone connect the two several years ago, I wondered if it was truly possible to become more like Jesus Christ as a result of attending daily Mass and partaking of the “daily bread” that we hear about in the Our Father. As we can learn from the saints who have gone before us, the answer to that question is yes. Attending daily Mass changes us in many ways.

We Become More Hungry

No, this isn’t the earthly food that I’m referring to! Instead, I’m referring to the Eucharist, “the source and summit of the Christian life.”[JR2] If God leads and we follow, the Eucharist—and by nature, the Mass—will become the center of our life and of our days. As St. John Vianney said, “There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us.” [JR3] The more we understand the beauty of this gift from God, the hungrier we become to regularly receive it.

We Grow in Holiness

Our faith increases because we learn more, both intellectually and spiritually. As the Word of God enters our minds and our hearts, we begin to be transformed, seeing, in part, how to change vices into virtues. Sometimes, we see elements of our own lives in the readings or the homilies that we hear, allowing us to make a personal goal of aligning ourselves to the ways in which God wants us to live. Receiving the Eucharist continues this transformation, helping us to understand how to love as God does. As St. Therese of Lisieux stated, “I understood that love comprises all vocations – that love is everything, and because it is eternal, embraces all times and places[JR4] .” This love is not only our own but also God’s.

Visiting Jesus daily in the Tabernacle can also help us to grow in holiness. St. John Paul II said: “Love Jesus present in the Eucharist. He is present in a sacrificial way in Holy Mass, which renews the Sacrifice of the Cross. To go to Mass means going to Calvary to meet him, our Redeemer. He comes to us in Holy Communion and remains present in the tabernacles of our churches, for he is our friend[JR5] .” In the same way that the women and the Beloved Disciple likely grew in holiness as they stood with Jesus through his Passion and Death, we, too, have the opportunity to grow in holiness as a result of being at the foot of the Cross during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Specifically, we begin to see our own crosses as a cause for joy as we stay near the never-ending hope of our Savior’s Cross.

We Become Detached From Sin

At the same time we grow in holiness, we grow a distaste for sin.

“He who devoutly hears Holy Mass will receive a great vigor to enable him to resist mortal sin, and there shall be pardoned to him all venial sins which he may have committed up to that hour.” 


The desire to attend Mass and to follow Jesus wholeheartedly helps us to conquer vices and grow in virtue.

We Receive More Graces

 The graces we receive may not be known immediately, but we know that God is ready to pour them out onto us. St. Faustina wrote in her Diary: Divine Mercyin My Soul that Jesus said to her: “I desire to unite Myself to human souls. Know, My daughter, that when I come to a human heart in Holy Communion, My hands are full of all kinds of graces which I want to give to the soul” (1385). The math here is easy: the more that we attend Mass, the more graces we receive–assuming that we are open to them.

We Can Live Our Vocation and Our Avocation(s)

Attending daily Mass gives us the ability to live our vocation and our avocation(s) to the fullest. St. Faustina wrote that the “bread of the Strong gives me all the strength I need to carry on my mission and to do whatever the Lord asks of me[JR8] .” While the tasks that God may reveal to us during our time communing with Him may seem daunting if we think that we are being called to this vocation or avocation alone, being able to receive Holy Communion regularly during the Mass will allow us to live as we are being called and realize that we are truly not alone.

We Want to Spend More and More Time with Jesus

 Soon, we will find that attending daily Mass just isn’t enough; we will feel called to spend more and more time with Jesus, leading us to participate in Holy Hours and in Adoration. St. Teresa of Calcutta alludes to this with the statement that the “time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth.” [JR9] When we spend enough time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament that we come to this same realization, we will do what we can to maximize our time spent with Him.

So, then, what is a good elevator speech about what happens when we attend Mass each day? Perhaps St. Leo the Great answers that the best: “Our sharing in the Body and Blood of Christ has no other purpose than to transform us into that which we receive.” [JR10] 







 [JR6]Cochem, Martin. Cochem’s Explanation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. New York, 2014.

 [JR7]Also found here




Catholic Music Spotlight: Getting To Know The Catholic Artist Behind These Popular Worship Songs

by Genevieve Perkins


His songs are all over Catholic music playlists and Christian and radio stations. This artist has ten albums and has written music for Casting Crowns, Crowder, and Hillsong. Plus, he’s currently touring across the USA (again).

He’s a Steinway artist, and nine-time-GRAMMY nominee, three-time-GMA Dove Award winner, and winner of multiple other awards in Canada and America.

His most popular songs include “Lord, I Need You,” “All the People Say Amen,” and “Because He Lives (Amen).” His album Empty & Beautiful was named the 2008 Catholic Album of the Year.

For over two decades, he has performed at major Catholic and Evangelical events, including World Youth Day. You’ll find him at the biggest Christian music festivals, on most major social media platforms, and through his website ( ).

Who is this well-known Christian music artist who has made a powerful impact on Catholic music? 

He is the Canadian Catholic artist Matt Maher.

Matt Maher’s parents recognized his musical talent and supported that pursuit as he grew up in ensembles, choirs, and a garage rock band. He studied jazz, which you can hear influenced his music, and earned a degree from Arizona State University in Jazz.

Currently, he lives with his wife Kristin and their three children in Nashville, TN, and the depths of lyrics for his songs speak to an honest witness of faith. His success is a testament that if you’re gifted in music, you don’t have to perform secular music about mainstream pop culture themes to make a living or be accomplished.


 highly recommend that you take a listen to Matt Maher’s most recent album, “The Stories I Tell Myself.” Need more encouragement to start listening to Catholic music? Here are a few lyrics from this album to inspire you.

When I think about Jesus
He never faced a battle that He couldn’t win
And all I ever needed, I found in Him
And He makes a way through the wilderness
From glory to glory, He is my story