10:30 am and 9:30 pm Sage Chapel
*No weekday Masses this week due to Thanksgiving break. We will return to the regular Mass schedule on Sunday, December 1, the First Sunday of Advent!
**Our offices will be closed for the week starting Wednesday 11/27. There will be no small group meetings tonight.
Advent Donation Drive
We are collecting donations of nonperishable foods for the
Food Bank of the Southern Tier
(non-food items such as toiletries, diapers, and unopened pet food will also be accepted). We also will collect supplies for
Thrive for Life Prison Ministry
Items will be donated to residents at a local juvenile detention facility. Visit our website
for more information.
Drop off donations at our offices in ATH (G-22) throughout the week or at Sunday Mass in Sage. Please make any drop offs by noon on Monday December 16th.
Kairos Priority Deadline this Monday
Among several translations,'Kairos' is 'the opportune time' or 'God's time.’ In this weekend long retreat, February 7-9, 2020, students will have the time to deepen their faith and reflect on their relationship with God, self and others. Individuals at any place in their faith journey are welcome to attend. Register
. Email Abrey (aaf87) with any questions. Priority deadline Monday, December 2nd. Register now to reserve a spot!
Sisters of St. Joseph Visit next week
Sr. Donna and Sr. Marilyn, Sisters of St. Joseph from Rochester, will be visiting Thursday December 5th. If you are interested in meeting with one of them 1:1 for spiritual direction/guidance or just a casual conversation email Abrey (aaf87).
Finals: Your Nightmare before Christmas
Our Advent party and finals study break will be Friday December 13th from 6:00 - 8 PM. There will be ornament making, coloring books, gingerbread house decorating and hot chocolate. Join us for an evening of holiday traditions and Tim Burton themed activities to unwind and recharge before finals.
March for Life
The next March for Life will take place January 24, 2020 (the first Friday of classes next semester). The vision of the march is for a world where every human life is valued and protected and the mission is to unite, educate, and mobilize pro-life people to help end abortion. The march started after Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton and quickly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. A group will be taking a 24-hour bus trip to the March for Life, leaving late Thursday night and returning late Friday night. If you are interested please email Abrey (aaf87). Please contact Abrey by 12/15 to ensure that a seat will be reserved for you.
Last Call: Baccalaureate Mass and Recognition Dinner
Attention all seniors, graduate students and fellows wrapping up your program in December, we would like to honor your accomplishments, send you off with a blessing and take you out to dinner. The 5:15 Mass on Tuesday, December 10th will be our December Baccalaureate Mass and the dinner will be immediately following. Please email Eileen Heptig (emh226) to RSVP by December 2nd.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” - St. Ambrose
“Thank God ahead of time.” –Bl. Solanus Casey
Did you know that the word 'Eucharist' means thanksgiving?
Hymn of a Grateful Heart Of David.
I thank you, Lord, with all my heart;
in the presence of the angels
to you I sing.
I bow low toward your holy temple;
I praise your name for your mercy and faithfulness.
For you have exalted over all
your name and your promise.
On the day I cried out, you answered;
you strengthened my spirit.
All the kings of earth will praise you, Lord,
when they hear the words of your mouth.
They will sing of the ways of the Lord:
“How great is the glory of the Lord!”
The Lord is on high, but cares for the lowly
and knows the proud from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of dangers,
you guard my life when my enemies rage.
You stretch out your hand;
your right hand saves me.
The Lord is with me to the end.
Lord, your mercy endures forever.
Never forsake the work of your hands!
Below is the Gospel reading for Thanksgiving Day liturgy. Find the complete readings
As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee. As he was entering a village, ten persons with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” And when he saw them, he said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” As they were going they were cleansed. And one of them, realizing he had been healed,
returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not?
Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”
on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00AM