Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Shout joyfully to God, all the earth, sing praise to the glory of his name; proclaim his glorious praise. Say to God, How tremendous are your deeds! Let all on earth worship and sing praise to you, sing praise to your name! Come and see the works of God, his tremendous deeds among the children of Adam. He has changed the sea into dry land; through the river they passed on foot; therefore let us rejoice in him. He rules by his might forever. Hear now, all you who fear God, while I declare what he has done for me. Blessed be God who refused me not my prayer or his kindness! ~psalm 66 

From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners and Friends,


Happy Mother's Day! For all of those who serve in the role of mother, our deepest gratitude and appreciation as we pray for you and ask for God's blessings.

This weekend, during the entrance hymn for weekend Masses, we will invite families to join us for a procession and crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mother.

Congratulations to our 40 young people making their first Holy Communion this weekend and last. We are so happy for you on this special occasion.

On Thursday, May 18th, Holy Day Masses for the Feast of the Ascension will be at Christ The King at 9 am and 12 noon and at St. Margaret Mary at 7 pm. 


 May God bless you!

 Fr. Gonyo

Saint Kateri

Mass Times

Thursday May 18th

9am School Mass at Christ the King

12pm Mass at Christ the King

7pm Mass at St. Margaret Mary


Pentecost is coming!

Sunday, May 28

Remember to wear red to Mass!


Saint Kateri Parish


CMA Appeal

We are currently $12,837.58 short of our $191,000 Goal and have

ONLY 2 weeks left to meet our goal!

We thank those who have given generously and ask all who have not yet given

 to prayerfully consider doing so.

As of May7th, 639 donors have pledged $178,162.42 towards our goal of $191,000 (93.28%).

Please join our appeal and give back what you can so that we remain strong

and able to do God’s great work!

Give online at

 Please be sure to indicate “Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (357)”

Thank you for your continued generous support to our Parish!

**All funds raised in the CMA are used for programs, services and ministries.

No CMA contributions are used for the settlement of legal cases.


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Baptisms and Deaths

Please remember in prayer our Beloved who have recently passed away:

Marie Campanella

Stanley Stahura

Nicholas Mazza

Anna C. O’Neill 

Faith Formation

Our final session will be May 21st.

Rite of Sending will take place at 11 am Mass on

May 21st for candidates and sponsors.

23 Candidates will celebrate the sacrament at the Confirmation Mass at the Cathedral on

May 23rd at 7 pm.

For more information, please contact Christine Bondi: or call 544-8889; x3133.



Anchors Away!

Saint Kateri’s 2023 VBS

Join us as we set sail with The Holy Trinity!

July 17th- 21st

We’ll begin our voyage on Monday, July 17th.

Camp runs Monday – Friday: 9 am - Noon

Our voyage will end on Friday, July 21st.

Children will have fun, make friends and find a place to belong.

This all happens through age appropriate activities, music,

 crafts, worship and prayer.

Registration is now open please visit our website

 or Contact Anna Steele @ 338-1146


School Happenings

Parish Happenings

In recognition of Mother’s Day, the Friday morning Women’s Bible Study will be sponsoring a parish-wide collection for mothers in need.

The collection will take place

the weekends of May 13/14 and May 20/21.


The items that are needed include: 

Diapers: Sizes newborn, 3, 4, 5. 6

Pullups: Sizes 4 and 5


Baby blankets

Baby wipes



Sippy cups

Baby bottles and cleaning brushes


Baby lotion, shampoo and baby wash

Baby clothes: Sizes 0-3 and 3-6 months

Baby Formula: Especially Enfamil, soy formula and Gentlease


Fitted sheets for Pack n play

Baby socks


Towels and washcloths

Toiletries for adults: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, tooth paste, soft toothbrushes, hand soap and lotion.


All married couples and their families and guests are invited to join Bishop Matano for a Mass and renewal of their vows on

Sunday, May 21, 2023.

If you are interested, you can register online (head count for planning purposes only) at or email


New Singers and Instrumentalists are Wanted for SKT Music Ministry

Serving for 8:00 am Mass: 5/14, 5/28

Rehearsals: Sat 5/13, 5/27

9 am - 10:30 am at SC Music Room

Serving for 9:30 am Mass: 5/21, 5/28

Rehearsals at SMM Church

Wed 5/17 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wed 5/24 - 7:45 pm - :15 pm


Serving for 11:00 am Mass: 5/14, 5/28

Rehearsals at CTK Church

Wed 5/10 - 7:30 pm - 9 pm

Wed 5/24 - 6 pm - 7:30 pm


Please contact our music director Yunn-Shan Ma if you are interested in joining or if you would like more information.


Fr. Gonyo is Celebrating

 30 Years in the Priesthood

Please join us with Bishop Matano

on Sunday, June 4th

at the 11:00 am Mass.

Reception to follow in

the Parish Center at 12:30 pm.

Refreshments will be served.

No RSVP needed.

Contact Mary Jo DiNoto at

585-544-8889 x3131

if you would like more information.


Considering Marriage? 

At Saint Kateri Parish, we are happy to assist engaged couples seeking marriage.

The Roman Catholic Church recognizes the marriage between two eligible Christians as a sacrament established by Christ himself. In this beautiful sacrament, a man and woman enter into a covenant relationship with God and each other in the Catholic Church. This relationship is the means through which the couple grows together in holiness. 

Wedding Guidelines:

The engaged couple desiring marriage needs to contact the church office for an in-person appointment, normally about six months ahead of time. 


After determining eligibility for marriage and information is collected, a date that the church is available will be established so that you can then plan the wedding venue.


We look forward to hearing from you!


Community News

First Communion, Confirmation Gifts and Cards are available at the Sisters of St. Joseph Gift Shop

The Sisters of St. Joseph Gift Shop:

150 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618.  

 (585) 641-8137.

Hours: Monday through Friday 10AM to 3PM. 

To see some of the items available, visit the Sisters of

St. Joseph website,

Bible Study & Devotional Groups

Weekly Rosary at CTK

The Seven Sorrows Rosary Group at Saint Kateri Parish sponsors the recitation of the Seven Sorrows Rosary.

Tuesdays 5 pm - 5:30 pm at CTK Church in Mary’s Chapel.

All are welcome to join in praying this devotion of Hail Marys, Our Fathers, companioned with simple meditations of Our Lady’s seven sorrows.

No sign-up or special rosary is needed; come as you can, with a heart for Mary.


Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study is Welcoming New Members

We meet Friday mornings from

9:30 am -11am at

St. Cecilia’s in Room 105

We are currently finishing up a study on the book of Revelation and will begin 33 Days to Greater Glory: A Total Consecration to the Father Through Jesus Based on the Gospel of John by Michael Gaitley.

If you are interested in joining us, please call the office at 544-8889 Ext 3101 or send an email to  

- Mary Warren


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