As you may have heard, our parish is in the are that is “orange” status. This means that we are allowed 33% of capacity or 25 persons maximum. Since, by limiting the number to 25, we have no easy way to decide who can come and who cannot and since we have been seeing close to 250 people in our four Masses; and since to accommodate that number would require 10 separate Masses to allow room for everyone, it seems the only logical decision is to suspend Masses once again. This situation is regrettable not only because of the inconvenience to all of us, but it is reprehensible because, as I warned in the talks on prophecies for our times, we are now seeing the erosion of our constitutional rights which correspond to our rights by Natural Law.
See below or in the email for the links to the Sunday Mass on Zoom. Prayers to all that you may be safe over the holiday. Thank you for all your support to Fr. Bob and me! God bless you and have a Happy Thanksgiving, Fr. Mickey
Cabrini Notes – 2020-11-25
The Strategic Planning committee has been hard at work for months. To be truthful, we have had two committees. One began last year with mostly staff and Finance Council members. That is the group that planned for the preliminary Town Hall meeting that took place in February and the session that took place in July. After that, we put together another committee of mainly parishioners that was tasked with the difficult role of making the decision to close a site. The newest additions to the Strategic Planning Menu page (from November forward) contain the information pertinent to their deliberations and considerations. See that page for more information on the process. Please pray for all involved. Thank you, Fr. Mickey
Things seem to be changing rapidly once again with the pandemic and the battle between information and misinformation is ongoing. See the Cabrini Notes – 2020-11-13 for further information about parish activities.
The Mass of our Parish Patronal Feast is cancelled.
Cabrini Notes – 2020-11-05
Given the statistics, it was bound to happen. The virus came to our house this week. It is possible that it came here before but we’ll never know. We found out due to a test that Fr. Bob had to do for his service as chaplain at Monroe Community Hospital. See the Cabrini Notes document.
OF NOTE – Masses will take place this weekend. Saturday evening Mass at 4:00 PM has been moved to ANNUNCIATION Church.
Called to Holiness
In all of the craziness and business of these past few months, having given great and necessary emphasis to prayer efforts, strategic planning and a parish retreat, I have forgotten to make mention of the Exult Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference. The conference will happen in a more abbreviated and, of course, virtual format this Saturday morning from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
With the theme of Called to Holiness, it will feature a rosary to begin the day, followed by Mass celebrated by Bishop Matano, and then two talks, one by Troy Guy and the other by Dr. David Anders. Troy is a convert to the Catholic faith and has authored a book, Evangelical Catholic. He is an engineer and currently works on spacecraft design. Dr. David Anders is also a convert to the faith after being in a Protestant seminary studying Reformation History. He came into the Church in 2003 and now hosts a national call-in show on Catholic Radio.
Because of the limitations to a virtual conference, the conference team decided not to charge. Donations are welcome.
Men of the parish, please sign-up and benefit from this special event.
Over the summer we were contacted through Facebook by a man who wanted to do a project regarding the interior of St. Michael’s Church. I made contact with Brandon Sartin and he described for me his plans. He knew of the beauty of the church from a wedding he had photographed before and wanted to do create a 360° virtual tour. I was happy to let him in and go to work. He finished the project in the first part of September, but I was still learning how to make changes to the website, so here it is now. This is my first blog post.
Brandon did a great job stitching together the various photos he took. He has asked me to add some audio for people to meditate on the stations of the cross. That is a project I would like to do, but haven’t had time yet. It is my hope to be able to do that soon, in the meantime enjoy Brandon’s work.
As an added option to the audio he’s provided I have included here a link to Mary Beth Fuehrer giving a tour of St. Michael’s. Mary Beth passed on to her eternal reward this week, may she rest in peace, so the timing seems most appropriate. In the upper right corner of the virtual tour you can click on the speaker icon to turn the music off and if you load Mary Beth’s audio in a second window or tab in your browser you can listen to the one and watch the other.
Thank you so much, Brandon Sartin of Nika Ink Photo and Graphics.
Peace in Christ, Fr. Mickey