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.
Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish
Meditation for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Life is a great journey that constantly calls us to leave ourselves behind in order to follow that uncertain desire that drives us.
“It’s very difficult, in geography as in morality, to understand the world without leaving your own house.” – Voltaire
And the journey inevitably changes us.
Life moves us, our encounters transform us, as was the case for Isak Borg in Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film Wild Strawberries. The old professor must go to Lund to receive an award and, frightened by his dreams, decides to travel by car along with his daughter-in-law. The trip becomes an occasion to reflect on his greed and lack of affection. As they travel by the places that marked his childhood, including the wild strawberry patch as well as his mother’s house, Isak Borg is forced in a way to reread his life and give it a new meaning. By the end of the journey, he has been changed, as if, in some way, he has reappropriated his own life.
The leafy street in the regional Australian town of Albury, housing the local abortion clinic, is a picturesque one. And, until very recently, it was normal to see a group of people praying on the pavement on a Thursday morning, Rosary beads in hand. One or two accompanying life advocates would quietly approach the women who were escorted inside the building by security guards, offering them a choice other than pregnancy termination.
SUMMER MISSION APPEAL COLLECTION
Next weekend we will welcome Sarah Noonan who will speak onnbehalf of the Oikos Sisters, a group of nuns working with the poor in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. Sarah is the sister of Fr. Mark Noonan, former Pastor of St. Mary’s-St. Mark’s in Holley nand now serving as Vicar General of the Diocese. Recently, in 2013-2014 Eastern Samar was devastated by two of the largest typhoons in recorded history. The Sisters work with the poor as they rebuild their homes and their lives. They help with feeding, education and health care of hundreds in their small fishing village.
CELEBRATING 150 YEARS
Please join us Sunday, July 29th
Mass at 11:30 am
At St. Joseph’s Church with Bishop Malone, celebrant
12:30 pm (following Mass) 12:30-3 pm - Food/Games
St. Joe’s Reunion Brass- Alumni Celebrations/Tours
in the parking lot 3 pm - Alumni Bingo- cafeteria
2 Summit Street, Batavia
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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.