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Spiritus Christi Church
July 10, 2018


Sunday, July 15:
  • 7:30 am Mass: In Memory of Monica Murray (1st anniversary of death), by Matthew Murray
  • 9:30 am Mass: In Memory of Carl Frensky (1st anniversary of death), by Kathleen Tranelli
For prayers for your intentions or special needs, contact the Prayer Line at 227-5579 or

  • July 15: Amos 7: 12-15; Psalm 85: 9-14; Ephesians 1: 3-14; Mark 6: 7-13
  • July 22: Jeremiah 23: 1-6; Psalm 23 1-3, 3-4, 5, 6; Ephesians 2: 13-18; Mark 6: 30-34
Last Week's Collection: 

Dear Friends,
Like many of you, I am spending many hours in my garden during the summer watering and caring for the plants. I feel God's presence in the flowers and the weeds and all the life that surrounds them. A few years ago, one of our parishioners received a beautiful message from Mother Mary about caring for the earth. Here it is: 
I am here my small flower. I am here my small rose. I am here my tiny bloom among many. I am YOUR HOLY Mother, and I am always here. I am here today to offer you these thoughts to consider...  Make yourself open to my words as I communicate with you today. I am saddened by the many people who do not care for our planet, and I am asking that you please be personally responsible for your own use of chemicals that will harm our earth. Do not put into the water, or ground, chemicals that will harm our earth. We, as your Mother and Father ask that you refrain from using chemicals that will take from the earth's natural energy and alter its flow. Use only what is natural to our planet's environment. Do not feel sad for at times having not done this, as we are careful to not scold. However, we are also needing to mention the ground and the grass and all the many toxins that many people spray and place in their gardens that harm our planet's energy, and we must begin, each and every one of my children, to become aware of the products that contaminate our land. I offer these words to you and ask that you please consider them as you work in your garden-as you tend to your earthly garden, you tend to mine. As you promote the health and growth of your roses you promote and care for mine, they are all the same and they are all connected through my love and light. I am asking that you please read about the use of harmful chemicals and the effects on the earth and how they choke our planet from lasting health. I as your Holy Mother am asking that you please keep open to my words.
We are continuing to pray that the immigrants from Central America who were seeking asylum at our southern border will be quickly reunited with their children. One of the committees that formed two weeks ago is working on sending supplies to the families and has found a Catholic Charities agency in the Rio Grande in need of our support. If you are interested in sending One Box at a Time of supplies needed by immigrant families, please send me an email and I will put you on our One Box at a Time list. Terry Werth is leading this effort -- thanks Terry!
This week we had many loved ones die. We send our love to Marge Ricotta and her family on the death of her mother, Louise. Our condolences go to Connie (Dave) Craig on the death of her mother. We give our love to Karen (Tom Moore) Keenan on the death of her mother, Anne. And we send our love to Kathie Quinlan and all of her family on the death of her husband, Bill.
Enjoy a walk outside this week. If you are an early riser, you can join our Mother Earth Community at
5:20 am at Charlotte Beach on Saturday, July 14. Find more details further on in this bulletin.
This comes with love,

Rev. Mary



TENNIS: Do you play? Join Rev. Myra for a game of tennis at Cobbs Hill from 10-11 am each Tuesday through the month of July. Please call the office at 325-1180 to sign up.

Unified Mindfulness Classes: Basic meditation skills. Suggestions for prayer and action. Join us on Fridays, 10-11:30 am, Nielsen Room. RSVP to Chris Phillips at 305-6949 or Jo-Anne Wilson at 427-7711.

MOTHER EARTH COMMUNITY: Are you ready for an early morning walk? Join Mother Earth Community for a sunrise walk on Saturday, July 14 at 5:20 am. Come and watch the sunrise and listen to the birds sing near Charlotte Beach. The walk will start at the parking lot at the bottom of Petten Street in Charlotte. Call the office (325-1180) to sign up.

Here's our summer opportunity to celebrate and welcome others to our inclusive, vibrant Spiritus Christi faith community. We love and praise God's diversity! Join us on Saturday, July 21 at 1 pm as we march with the Rochester LGBTQ community. Your presence makes a difference! We line up at noon near Alexander and Park Avenue. The parade rolls along Park Avenue to Culver Road and ends at the festival site at Cobbs Hill Park. Call or text Judy Misiurewicz (313-2032) for more details. Hope to see you there!

SPARC: Since the Race Convoy in April 2017, the SPARC committee has been working diligently to deliver two very important initiatives: the  Black Community Focus Fund and the first  Rochester Civil Rights Park. We have met with the Mayor and other city officials, and the Civil Rights Park is going to be placed within the existing Baden Park.

We are now in the midst of preparing a Party in the Park to be held on September 8, 2018 to celebrate the concept and to fundraise for the effort. It's a huge undertaking and we need your help. You have shown an interest in SPARC in the past, so we're knocking on your door and asking you to 
help us put this Party together by contacting one of the following:
Rev. Myra Brown                                                                    Elaine Erbland                                             
Meg Kelly                                                                                Don Menges                                     

Steve Wood
Please CLICK HERE to learn more about these initiatives.

Save-the-Date . Golf season is upon us and it's time to put Grace of God's 18th annual Golf Tournament on your calendar. The date of this enjoyable-for-all event is Sunday, September 9. This year we will be playing at the beautiful Shadow Lake Golf Course on Five Mile Line Road in Penfield. Lunch at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. A delicious chicken barbeque dinner will follow. Save this important date. More information will be forthcoming in August. Any questions, call Tom Wright at 775-5863.



  • 5 pm:  Mass at Spiritus (Gospel)* 


  • 7:30 am:  Mass at Spiritus (Ensemble)*
  • 9:30 am:  Mass at Hochstein (Ensemble)*

  • 8 am-4 pm: Jr. High Mission Possible
  • 12:10 pm: Mass at Spiritus - Taylor Chapel
  • 7 pm: A Course in Miracles - Nielsen Room


  • 8 am-4 pm: Jr. High Mission Possible
  • 12:10 pm:  Mass at Immanuel Baptist Church (Contemporary) 

  • 8 am-4 pm: Jr. High Mission Possible
  • 12:10 pm: Mass at Spiritus - Taylor Chapel
  • 1-6 pm: Living Room - Nielsen Room

  • 8 am-4 pm: Jr. High Mission Possible
  • 7 pm:  Mass at Spiritus (Thursday Night Musicians)*

  • 8 am-4 pm: Jr. High Mission Possible

  • 10-11:30 am: Mindfulness Class - Nielsen Room

  • 12:10 pm:  Mass at Spiritus - Taylor Chapel

  • 4 pm: New Parishioner Meeting - Friendship Room
  • 5 pm:  Mass at Spiritus (Ensemble)* 


  • 7:30 am:  Mass at Spiritus (Ensemble)*
  • 9:30 am:  Mass at Hochstein (Gospel)*

*hearing loop available


all services at Spiritus,
except as noted

Hearing Loop ava ilable in Sanctuary, at Hochstein and at Immanuel Baptist Church

Saturday, 5 pm: Sanctuary

Sunday, 7:30 am: Sanctuary

Sunday, 9:30 am:
Hochst ein
Music School
nursery care available

Monday, 12:10 pm: Chapel

Tuesday, 12:10 pm:
Immanuel Baptist Church

Wednesday, 12:10 pm: Chapel

Thursday, 7 pm:

Friday, 12:10 pm: Chapel


Spiritus Christi:
121 N. Fitzhugh Street

50 N. Plymouth Avenue

815 Park Avenue

Jesus Christ, Senior Pastor
Rev. Mary Ramerman, Pastor 
Rev. James Callan, Associate Pastor 
Rev. Myra Brown, Associate Pastor
Mark Potter, Director, Religious Ed & Family Minister 
Lauren Urzetta, Youth Minister 
Siobhan Potter, Youth Minister 
Mike Ramich, Business Administrator  
Ruth Cowing, Administrative Assistant 
Elaine West, Administrative Assistant 
Lerangis, Music Minister, Spirit Singers
Paul Boutte, Music Minister, Gospel Choir 
Jim Ramerman, Music Minister, Thursday Night Musicians

Lisa Moretto & Lori Marra, Wedding Preparation
8-month period of preparation; contact 325-1180 or

call the Spiritus office, 325-1180 to register
Chiapas, Mexico Mission: Ritaclare & Mike Streb, 621-5435 
Grace of God Recovery House: Sr. Margie Henninger, 766-0683 
Mental Health Center: Maureen Marlow, 325-1180 
Urban Youth Outreach: eileen hurley, 489-5559
Prison Outreach @ Jennifer House: Sarah Lee, 288-1074 
Prison Outreach @ Nielsen House: Jon Olsen, 328-0801
Prison Outreach @ Offices: Jim Smith & Sharon Castronovo: 288-0504
Spiritus Haiti (H.O.P.E.): 262-3370  
Spiritus Christi Church  
121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY 14614

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