October 11, 2015 - Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

We are a Catholic Community, called to be faithful,
caring and enthusiastic disciples. We build up the
kingdom of God by worshiping and praising God,
proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in word
and witness, giving loving service to our neighbor
and strengthening the parish community.
Somos una comunidad católica llamada a ser
Construimos el Reino de Dios adorando y alabando a
Dios, proclamando la Buena Nueva de Jesucristo de
palabra y con testimonio,
Sacrament of the Eucharist
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm - Español
Weekday Mass: M-Th—8:00 am, F—Noon
Holydays: Noon & 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:15 - 4:15 pm, or by appointment
Arrangements for the Sacrament of Anointing of the
Sick/Communion, Baptism, and Matrimony may be
made by calling the Parish Office.
152 Main Street , Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 637-4500
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: nativitybrockport.org
Facebook: Nativity Brockport
Monday –Friday: 9 am—4 pm
Fr. Joseph McCaffrey, Pastor—[email protected]
Deacon Tom Schrage—[email protected]
Deacon Chris Fisher—[email protected]
James Pudetti, Financial Director—[email protected]
Pamela Rickerl, Parish Secretary—[email protected]
Connie Mesiti, Religious Ed Coordinator—[email protected]
Thomas Griffin, Facilities & Grounds/Cemetery Supervisor
Jorge Salgado, Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry—[email protected]
Louise Pohl, Contemporary Choir Director
Bridget Bishop, Seasonal Choir Director
Pastoral Council
John LaPierre—President
e-mail: [email protected]
E. Canal Road, Brockport, NY
8 am until dusk, April 1 - August 31
8 am until dusk, September 1 - December 1
For information, call the Parish Office at 637-4500.
Search for: Nativity Brockport
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Church of the Nativity, Brockport, New York
Prayer List of the Sick
We pray for those in our faith community and those
that we hold in our hearts. May God grant them healing
and strength.
Rosalie Albano, Evelyn Battiste, Adaline Caruso, Nancy
Danko, Michael Ferris, Dolores Flow, Nate Foley,
Theresa Gusek, Sharon Kehoe, Freddie Kimmel, Kailee
Kwiecien, John Lupisella, Lhessa Lyons, Mary Ann
McCullough, Carol McNeil, Mary Mullen, Chuck
Muscolino, Joanne Nicolucci, Pat Nisdeo, Mary
Overmeyer, Tony Pacilio, David Pike, Sara Ridd,
Lorraine Sheflin, Bettie Stawicki, Frances Swalbach.
Names remain on for one month. Please call the
office to add, remove or resubmit a loved one’s name.
October 11, 2015
Office News
To schedule a Mass for 2016, please stop by the
office or call Pamela during office hours.
Please submit items by Friday THE WEEK BEFORE
the weekend you wish it to appear. You may:
1) E-mail it to [email protected] OR
2) Drop it off during open office hours
The bulletin is due at noon on Tuesday, and time is
needed to fit everything in. Your cooperation is
most appreciated!
If a parishioner is in Unity, Strong, Highland, or
General, please call the office and let us know so
Father Joe can visit.
October 30-November 1
Notre Dame Retreat House
Men, Monday, October 26th is the deadline to
register for this year’s retreat, “Faith Under Fire,”
which will focus on keeping the faith in a secular world.
Suggested donation: $130 for single room; $100 for
a shared double; and $195 for double alone (Retreat,
meals, room, linens and towels all included in pricing.)
To register for this retreat or to receive more
information, please contact: Bill Hertweck at 293-2226,
Dave Dobbertin at 293-3716 or Tony Pacilio at 637-2898.
Fall Cemetery Clean-Up
Saturday, November 7
9 am—12 pm
Like being outside? Don’t mind
yard work? Mount Olivet Cemetery
needs some attention before winter
sets in. Won’t you consider taking a
few hours on that Saturday to help? It can go toward
community service...
Tom Griffin, cemetery supervisor, has some tools,
but you can bring your own gloves and rakes, if you
wish. He hopes to see you there!
Enjoy singing those Advent/
Christmas Songs?
Seasonal Choir will begin
rehearsing on Monday, October 5th,
and every Monday at 7:00pm in the church choir loft.
The choir will be singing at Masses throughout the
Advent and Christmas season.
It’s not too late — new members are always
welcome! Every kind of voice is needed and if you like
to sing during Mass, this group is for you. Come on
For more information, contact director Bridget
Bishop at 637-2422 or at [email protected]
It’s Fall and the Annual
coming up on Sunday,
October 25 starting at 4
pm. See the flyer s at all
entrances and sign-up on
the vestibule bulletin board.
CDA #931: “Make a Difference Day”
Don’t forget—The Catholic Daughters of
the Americas next project will be for
“Make a Difference Day,” October 25.
Court #931 will donate hand-knitted and
crocheted mittens, scarves & hats to
Ginther School in Brockport, to be given to
students who have lost or simply do not
have these essentials. If you’d like to
donate, please leave these items in the box
provided in the back of the church. “Store
bought” is also appreciated.
The Sanctuary Candle is burn ing
before the Blessed Sacrament
during the month of October
for Andrew & Anna DeCanio
requested by the Harkin Family.
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Church of the Nativity, Brockport, New York
Father Joe’s Week:
Last Thursday I went out to Wolcott to visit friends.
It was my first time back, and I stopped at the
Rectory to meet Fr. Michael Upson their new pastor.
It was good to see the folks and to have supper with
Bob and Jill Lee at their home on Sodus Bay. I also
stopped at Dave VanHanehan’s house—Dave is
coming to Nativity in a few weeks to do a Rosary
evening for us. He makes cord rosaries as a ministry
and will share that with us and teach how to make a
knotted rosary. Plan on being there…Friday I learned
of Doris Kepler’s death. I was so glad I got to see her
at home last week…Friday evening I went to Unity
Hospital, then to St. Michael’s for a mass with the
Hispanic Community. It was their Instituto, a twoday evangelization program for leaders. Bishop
Matano celebrated the mass. Fr. McKenna and I
went to supper afterwards to the East Ridge Diner…
Saturday I went to visit Fr. Jack Philipps at the SSJ
Motherhouse, then to have lunch at St. Bernard’s at
the Instituto. Gloria Castañeda from our parish
received recognition for her work in our Migrant
community. I put pictures of the ceremony on our
Facebook page (NativityBrockport), so check it out…
After mass I went to the Philharmonic for a
wonderful program of Malcomb, Britten, and
Sibelius…Monday afternoon Beikirch called to say
that a resident wanted to talk to a priest. I went over
to meet Joe Jones, who wanted to become a Catholic.
Joe had studied the faith with the Redemptorists at
Our Lady of Victory over the years, and things had
just come up that he never actually joined us. Well,
we’re going to take care of all that at the next mass at
Beikirch in a couple of weeks. It was a lovely visit…
Tuesday morning after mass the Prayer Shawl
ministry folks went to the Diner for breakfast, so
Connie Mesiti and I tagged along. We had a great
time, lots of laughs. That evening our Liturgy
Committee met to begin planning for events this fall
and Advent. It’s such a good group…Wednesday I
went to the Apple store in Victor. There was a little
play in the case of my new iPhone and I wanted to
see about it. Well, it turned out that I needed a new
(free) phone. Then I went on to LeMoyne for
Spiritual Direction and Confession, as well as a fine
dinner with the Jesuit community there…God bless
and have a good week!
October 11, 2015
New Parishioner!
We are glad you joined us..
Shawn & Christine McCabe
Human Concerns Ministry
40 Days for Life
The Human Concerns Committee
will participate in 40 Days for Life, an international
group which campaigns against abortion. This year the
campaign began in September and continues through
November 1st. In our area peaceful protests are
occurring daily at Planned Parenthood on University
Avenue in Rochester. Our committee will be saying the
rosary there on Monday, October 12. Please meet in
our Church parking lot at 2 pm. We will be carpooling. W e plan to pr ay for 1 hour . W on ’t you
consider joining us to support the sanctity of life? Any
questions, call Tony & Kathy Pacilio (637-2898) or Jim
Downs (637-0062).
Rosary Evening
On Wednesday, October 21st we are
having an Rosary Evening. Dave
VanHanehan will join us and give his
witness about the way that the rosary
has changed his life. Dave began a
ministry of making and giving away handmade rosaries
as a way of spreading the Gospel and the power of the
Holy Spirit. Dave will also be teaching us how to make
cord rosaries. Come to the Parish Center, Wednesday
evening, October 21st at 7pm for a time of prayer, crafting, and sharing the Good News.
Nativity Church Fall Clean-Up
Harvest Celebration (¡Bienvenida!)
to Support Our Migrant Workers
Sunday, October 18
2:00 PM
Mass at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church,
152 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420
Reception after Mass at St. Luke Church
14 State St., Brockport, NY 14420
We kindly invite you to join us in this celebration!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 24 from
9 am – noon to assist Tom Gr iffin w ith en d of
season yard work. The flower gardens need to be
cleared and leaves around the Parish
Center raked.
In case of rain, we will meet inside
the church and paint the baseboards.
Participation in caring for the
upkeep and beautification of your
church is greatly appreciated and
needed. Nativity’s Facilities and
Grounds/Cemetery position is part
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Church of the Nativity, Brockport, New York
Next weekend we will mark World
Mission Sunday. This year we are
invited to support the 1,150 of the
youngest diocese in Africa, Asia, the
Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin
America and Europe. Please keep the
Missions in your prayer and please be
generous in next weekend’s collection for the Society of
the Propagation on the Faith.
Nativity’s CMA Report
Our Catholic Ministries Appeal continues
this week. As of Tuesday, we had 41
parishioners total pledging $19,490 which
is 48.29% of our goal of $40,361.00. Thank you for
Our parish goal is to have 275 parishioners
participating in the CMA.
Please participate in the CMA, which supports the
ministries of our Bishop and our parish. Pledge any
amount; what’s important is participating at any level.
You can mail your pledge to the Diocese, or place the
envelope into the Sunday offering and we will forward it
for you. There are extra envelopes at the entrances to the
Ireland 2016
Join Fr. Joe McCaffrey on a 12-day trip to
Ireland, September 26 to October 6, 2016.
We’re going to Dublin, Belfast, Westport,
Killarney, and more. Castle dinner and pubs
galore! See where the Titanic was built and board a
famine ship. Tour Waterford Crystal and enjoy a night
of Irish dancing and tunes. Walk in the footsteps of
John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara where The Quiet
Man was made. And so much more, like the Cliffs of
Land price $2004 based on 25 passengers. Airfare
will be finalized in November, but has been running
under $1000 from JFK. Luxury bus, 7 suppers, all
breakfasts, hotel, porterage, driver/guide all included.
Limit of 48. Contact Fr. Joe McCaffrey, 585-637-4500
([email protected]) for information and reservations.
Arrangements by CIE, the national tour company of
Flyers are up in all entrances of the Church. Please
take one!
Scriptural Readings for the Week
Sunday: Wis 7:7-11/Heb 4:12-13/Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27
Monday: Rom 1:1-7/Lk 11:29-32
Tuesday: Rom 1:16-25/Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday: Rom 2:1-11/Lk 11:42-46
Thursday: Rom 3:21-30/Lk 11:47-54
Friday: Rom 4:1-8/Lk 12:1-7
Saturday: Rom 4:13, 16-18/Lk 12:8-12
Next Sunday: Is 53:10-11/Heb 4:14-16/Mk 10:35-45 or
October 11, 2015
El próximo domingo 18 de
octubre tendremos una misa
“Bienvenida” a los trabajadores
emigrantes. No se olviden que
la misa será a las 2 de la tarde.
Después de la misa tendremos
baile y comida. Si quieres
colaborar puedes donar lo
frijoles, aceite, chile guajillo,
hojas de tamal. También pueden donar postres y
bebidas. Lo importante es que todos participemos en
este acto de bienvenida a nuestros hermanos que
trabajan en el campo. Hemos puesto una canasta
cerca del altar para que puedas dejar tu
colaboración. No importa si donas o no para la
celebración, queremos verte en esta fiesta.
Estamos visitando los campamentos te invitamos a
que nos acompañes a las 7pm.
Si quieres que visitemos a tu familia y tengamos un
estudio bíblico u oración en tu casa, comunícate con
Jorge Salgado para programar la visita. También, si
conoces alguna familia que debemos visitar para que
vuelva a la Iglesia, háznoslo saber.
St. Joseph’s House (La casa san José), que provee
servicios a los hombres desamparados, le ha avisado
al Ministerio de social de nuestra parroquia que
necesitan botas de invierno para la gente pobre que
acude a ese centro. La botas pueden ser nuevas o
usadas pero en buen estado. Necesitan botas de
hombres, comenzando por la talla 9. En la Iglesia
habrá una caja para dejar los pares de botas juntas.
¡Gracias por su generosidad!
FACEBOOK: Dan os un “me gusta” o hazte amigo
de nosotros en facebook. Búscanos en: Ministerio
Migrante Hispano, Brockport, NY.
- Si te gusta cantar o tocas cualquier instrumento el
coro ensaya los domingos a las 12:30pm.
- Si quieres aprender a leer la Biblia y seguir
creciendo en tu fe, te esperamos en el centro
parroquial todos los martes a las 7pm.
- Todos los domingos, después de Misa, en el centro
parroquial tenemos un compartir. Si quieres traer
algo para compartir, háznoslo saber.
- Si tiene algún niño que no esté bautizado, pide la
ficha de inscripción para programar el día y la hora
de la charla y del bautismo.
- Para la fiesta de la cosecha queremos que las
personas que tienen trajes típicos de México, vengan
vestidos con esos trajes, lo mismo pueden vestir a
sus niños y niñas con trajes mexicanos.
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Church of the Nativity, Brockport, New York
October 11, 2015
Sunday Financial Offering
Nativity Calendar
October 4, 2015
Budget amount needed per week……………....$6,300.00
Actual amount received…………………...…...….$6,129.00
Over (under) budget year to date………….….($5,815.60)
Sunday, October 11
No Religious Education Classes
10-11:45 am RCIA—Rectory
12-1 pm
Hisp. Cmty. Gathering—Parish Center
Monday, October 12—Columbus Day
Parish Office Closed
7:00 pm
Seasonal Choir—Church
Tuesday, October 13
7:00 pm
Estudio Biblico—Parish Center
Wednesday, October 14
7:00 pm
Contemporary Choir—Church
Friday, October 16
9:15 am
Bible Study—Parish Center
12-2 pm
Holy Hour—Church
Saturday, October 17
Mission Sunday Collection
Sunday, October 18
Mission Sunday Collection
10-11:45 am Religious Education—Church, Parish
Center, Rectory & Office
10-11:45 am RCIA—Rectory
12-1 pm
Hisp. Cmty. Gathering—Parish Center
Thank you for your continued faithful giving!
Mass Intentions
Saturday, October 10
4:30 pm
Mark Zawilinski—Helen Chuma
Sunday, October 11—28th Sunday of Ordinary Time
9:00 am
Deceased members of the Rosary
Society—Rosary Society
1:00 pm
For the people of the parish
Monday, October 12
8:00 am
David Butler—Butler Family
Tuesday, October 13
8:00 am
Intentions of John & June Rooney—
Marie Elphick
Wednesday, October 14—St. Callistus I
8:00 am
Birthday Thanksgiving for Rev. Joseph
McCaffrey—Elphick Family
Thursday, October 15—St. Teresa of Jesus
8:00 am
Eleanor McCaffrey—Nativity Staff
Friday, October 16—Sts. Hedwig & Margaret
Mary Alacque
12:00 pm
Robert Trimble—Jim & Val Downs
Saturday, October 17—St. Ignatius of Antioch
4:30 pm
Arthur Dimick—Simaitis Family
Sunday, October 18
9:00 am
Deceased members of the Catholic
Daughters of the Americas—CDA
1:00 pm
For the people of the parish
NO r eligious education classes this Sun day,
October 11 due to the Columbus Day Weekend.
For more information, contact Connie Mesiti,
Religious Education Coordinator, at (585) 637-4500 or
[email protected]
28th Sunday of Ordinary Time– October 17 & 18, 2015
*As of Tuesday noon
Saturday 4:30 pm
Piano and cantor
Greeters/Ushers Dan & Maria Lincoln (H),
O’Brien, Corrine Seever
Sunday 9:00 am
Contemporary Choir
Cheryl Conner, Bill Joan Lavell (H), Jason Horn, Helen Hwiecko, Joan
Muscolino, Pat Nisdeo
Christine McCabe (POF), Teresa Benson
Ken Streb, Patty Hayles
Kelly Cuzzupoli
Jessica Horn
Al Benson, Pat O’Brien
Charilla Conner, Dawn Rejewski
Donna Dahl, Barbara Montrallo
Bill Guilford, John White
Altar Servers
Jake Burchfield, Lauren Dailey, Heather Smith