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Grand Raffle tickets have been mailed out. If you know someone who would like to buy or sell tickets and did not receive any, please let us know by calling the office.

Cash Prize Raffle of (2) prizes of $500 and (5) prizes of $100. There are (4) Early Bird Drawings of $25 on July 24 & 31 and August 7 & 14.

We hope to see your name here!

A 50 inch VIZIO Smart TV with Chromecast will also be
raffled along with (2) $250 Gas Cards. The Silent Auction will begin @ Noon .

Find Children’s Games and Pony Rides throughout the afternoon. A Basket Raffle, Games of Chance and Great Foods- such as Italian sausage, goulash, pasta fagioli, fried dough, ice cream, popcorn, hots, hamburgers, pizza, beer & drinks can also be found at the Fete.

Please take a ticket from the “Festival Tree” near the church entrances and return a toy for children’s games prizes.

Theme Baskets will again be a highlight of the afternoon.

We are looking for Theme Basket donations for our basket raffle. Perhaps a few families or friends could create a basket together or maybe you would like to donate one in memory of a loved one. Those wishing to donate a basket are asked to call Sue Starkweather-Miller at 589-7224.

This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Volunteers and/or ideas are appreciated. Join our
volunteer team by calling the office to see how you can help.


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Parish meetings and events can be found here

The Assumption of Mary Vigil Mass Monday at 5pm Feast Day Masses Tues. at 8am & 5:45 pm
Some days we would like to be assumed into heaven with Mary and avoid life’s pain. Until our days are spent however, our vocation must focus on this earth, saying as she said, “Be it done unto me according to Your will.” May this feast day remind us not only of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven, but also of her blessed obedience and willingness to serve right where she was. May her example light our road as we travel toward the day we rejoin her in heaven.

The theme for our Ladies of Charity Booth at the Lawn Fete is “COUNTRY STORE”.
We are looking for your donations of fresh veggies and fruit from your gardens, homemade jams, pickles and goodies from your pantry and your delicious baked goods. We will be selling raffle tickets for an Irish Chain Patterned Quilt, handmade and donated by Betty Kirby. If you have handiwork or crafts that you would like to donate to our booth please call Jean Smith - 589-6482 or Mary Ann Tillman - 682-4692.

LADIES OF CHARITY COOKBOOKS are back in stock and available at the Parish Office for $15. These make great gifts - birthday, bridal shower, wedding, and more.

HELP WANTED - Parish Secretary as of October 1st. 27 hours per week - Monday-Friday. Prior office work experience is a plus. Computer skills - working knowledge of Word, Excel and Publisher. Job training provided. Applications are available in the parish office. Please submit with resume by September 1st..

Registrations for Faith Formation Classes are now being accepted. Register Online, at the office or in person. Online - Go to, go to
the Class Information section of the home page; fill out the appropriate form; save it to your computer and attach it in an email to

At the Office - Complete forms during regular business hours.

In-person - September 10th from 9am - 12:30pm in the Lyceum.

Registration Fees - $25 for one child; $50 for a family. After September 11th , there will be a $5 late fee attached - $30 for one child; $55 for a family. Fees may be submitted when registering, mailed to the Faith

Formation Office, or placed in the collection basket at Mass.

Please register as soon as possible to help us in
our prepartations (ordering books, assigning
classrooms, obtaining supplies, etc.)
Faith Formation classes begin September 17th!

Our newest book study--Sensible Shoes--got off to a rousing start on July 25th. We are meeting each Tuesday at 6:30 to 8:00 in the McCabe Room. So many people in varied towns have found it to be most fruitful and inspiring. Four women share their life and spiritual concerns with one another at a retreat house. You’ll be able to relate to at least one of them! Call the parish office for particulars.

Beginning Tuesdays, July 18th and continuing thru August 15th, you are invited to join us for our summer Family Bible Study. Our first Campfire Tale is “ Jonah and the Whale”. Along with the Bible Story we will have crafts, music, games and snacks. Come and join the fun! 6:30 - 8:30pm in the Lyceum.

Please Consider - PARISH PAY AUTOMATED GIVING Available by signing up directly on the Parish Pay website at or by calling 1-866-PARISH1.

ADVERTISING ON THE CHURCH BULLETIN Liturgical Publications Inc. (LPi) is looking for new advertisers for our bulletin. If you are a business owner, professional or selfemployed and would like information on placing an ad please call Steve Malara, our advertising representative at 1-800-477- 4574 x6363 or by email at Thank you to all who currently advertise. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.



Gifts for any occasion - Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation and more. Religious items for sale include bibles, medals, crosses, rosaries, statues, and more.

REMINDER—10:30 a.m. Mass can be viewed live in the Resource Room in the Parish Center. Communion will be distributed.

An elevator and nearby restroom 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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• Has Pope Francis’ ministry of healing & wholeness caught your attention?
• Do you desire to develop a prayer practice & deepen your relationship with God?

Mercy Spirituality Center in Rochester has opportunities for adults to develop a prayer practice which leads to a deeper sense of your own self, life goals and motivations. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius provide a program to help you spend time daily in prayer and reflection on Scripture. The Mercy Center’s main program is their 19th Annotation-- “The Retreat in Daily Life.” It currently allows participants to be part of a 30 week program: (1) On-site on Wednesday Morning or Evening; and (2) A “Virtual” Option which utilizes Skype/Facetime & SoundCloud. The next opportunity will begin in September and applications are now being accepted. For information, call 585-473-6893, Ext. 113 or speak with Father Dick. (Father Dick says: “this program has changed my life and could change yours. What a blessing if we could have several parishioners engage in this program. It could change much of our parish prayer life.”)

PRO-LIFE OFFICE: US CATHOLIC BISHOPS-WORD OF LIFE: “Suicidal individuals - with our without a terminal illness - typically do not want to die: they want to escape what they perceive to be an intolerable situation, and they inaccurately believe that suicide is their only way out. “Every Suicide is Tragic,”


Facing the challenges of being unemployed and working through this tough economy is tough enough. You don’t have to go it alone. Contact the Office of Family Ministries for a free packet containing practical resources, prayers, scripture support, and programs designed to support you on your journey. Call 716-847-2210 or email

Third Option Program helps you to find the joy in your marriage and live a happier, healthier life together. This is a skills-based workshop. Group meetings every third Sunday from 6-8 pm at Resurrection Life, 2145 Old Union Rd., Cheektowaga. Information from Carol at 716-937-9810 or


Mercy Spirituality Center is a sacred place of peace and hospitality for those seeking spiritual enrichment while nourishing their spiritual and professional lives. They offer a variety of retreats, programs and days of reflection centered on Spirituality and Prayer, Creative Expression, Personal and Family Growth and Community and Justice. Whether you are “feeding your own soul” or helping your community to flourish, they have the programs to fit your path. Come reflect in silence or visit with others. All are welcome! 65 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 -- 585-473-6893

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Every day there are things that remind us of our experiences of loss. Grief never takes a vacation. The Diocese Office of Family Life Ministries offers a packet, Coping with Seasons of Loss. For your FREE copy call 716-847-2210 or email

Grief never takes a vacation. ‘Coping with Seasons of Loss’is a free packet filled with resources, insights, prayers and Scripture support. For your packet, contact the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email