The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Laetare Sunday

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The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose; beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul. 

He guides me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil; for you are at my side with your rod and your staff that give me courage. You spread the table before me in the sight of my foes; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come."  ~Psalm 23

From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners and Friends,


March 19th begins the fourth Sunday of Lent. This date also happens to fall on the feast day of St. Joseph.

After Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, through the grace of God and the words of an Angel, Saint Joseph protected and guided Mary and Jesus from the wrath of King Herod by leading them to Egypt. After Herod passed away, Saint Joseph helped Mary and Jesus travel from Egypt to settle in the town of Nazareth. 

For this reason, Saint Joseph is regarded as the protector of the human family. We can ask St. Joseph to intercede with Jesus for the protection of our spouse, our family, our children, and grandchildren to Jesus. 

Pray for us, O Saint Joseph!

We are grateful to our volunteers who are hosting the St. Joseph’s Day Table at the St. Cecilia Newcomb Friendship Center this Sunday. It has been three years since we have had a Saint Joseph’s Day Table!

Saint Joseph holds a special place in our Catholic heritage. Catholic traditions and customs such as the St. Joseph’s Table, are important to celebrate, appreciate, and pass on to the next generation. 

Finally, while this year our Diocese will not be featuring a specific "Day of Penance," we do have additional parish opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Penance after the noon Mass on Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent and Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm.


 May God bless you!

 Fr. Gonyo

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Celebrating the Eucharist: Deeper Insights for our Times

Vatican Council II called the Eucharist the "source and summit" of the Christian life. And yet, many Catholic Christians are still unsure of the purpose and meaning of this most ancient ritual. Why do we celebrate the Eucharist? What does its celebration mean for the Christian community? Why are there disputes over how the Eucharist is celebrated? What do we mean when we say that we believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharistic celebration?

This 4-week series will allow us to prayerfully consider and come to better understand these important contemporary questions of our Catholic faith.

Dr. Joseph Kelly

Thursdays: March 16 and 23, 2023

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

at Christ the King Church!

Contact Mark Keller ( for more details and to register.

St. Alban’s Catholic Church

The Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Lent with Pope Benedict XVI

Every Friday in Lent we invite you to:

5:30 PM - Soup Supper & Talk on writings of Benedict XVI

7:00 PM - Stations of the Cross

7:30 PM: Exposition, Confessions, Silent Adoration

8:00 PM - Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Feel free to join us for any part of the evening!

All activities are at St. Cecilia Church


Help Wanted

Each of our churches has a Welcome Desk that is part of our Hospitality Ministry. 

We are looking for one volunteer to coordinate and recruit volunteers to sit at the desk 15 minutes before and after each of the weekend Masses.

If you are interested in welcoming all to our great parish, please email or call Mary Jo Dinoto:, 544-8889 Ext 3131.


New Singers and

Instrumentalists are Wanted for Music Ministry!


Music Ministry Rehearsal Schedule for March:


Serving for 8:00 am Mass: 3/5, 3/19

Rehearsal: Thursday, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30

7 pm - 8:30pm at SC Music Room


Serving for 9:30 am Mass: 3/12, 3/26

Rehearsal: Monday, 3/6, Wed 3/22

7:30pm - 9:00pm


Serving for 11 am Mass: 3/5, 3/19

Rehearsal: Wednesday, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29

7:30 pm - 9 pm at CTK Church


Please contact our music director at if you would like to join or if you have any questions.


Feast of St. Joseph

Sunday, March 19th//9 am–1:30 pm

Newcomb Friendship Center


Come and join us as we celebrate

The Feast of St. Joseph!

Sample the meatless dishes and sweets, listen to the stories and learn the customs from many of our parishioners who celebrate this feast day! 

The food will be blessed at 9 am. Everyone who attends will receive a loaf of bread, an orange and a

Prayer Card.

If you would like to bring a meatless dish or a tray of sweets to share, please bring them to the Newcomb Friendship Center on Saturday, March 18th between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm or on Sunday, March 19th , prior to the 8am Mass.

Any food items should be donated on a non-returnable dish.

Thank you for your support!


The Knights of Columbus Pope Pius XII Council #4691 will be holding their 3rd Annual Parish Wide Lenten Food Drive from February 26th, 2023 until April 2nd, 2023.


Donation Boxes will be at all three

Churches from February 26th, 2023 until April 2nd, 2023

Non-Perishable items only!

Over the past two Lenten seasons we have collected over 3300 pounds of food to support local food cupboards. Donations from this year's Food Drive will support St. Joseph's House of Hospitality, Irondequoit Community Cupboard and St. Andrews Food Cupboard.

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


A Day To Call Your Own

Come and enjoy a day to yourself in your own, private, comfortable room. You will be able to pray, contemplate, read and relax without being disturbed.

Dates:  (2nd Tuesdays) April 13, May 11

(Saturdays) June 3, October 14

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

9:30 am: Morning Prayer (optional)

Fee: $25

Mercy Spirituality Center

65 Highland Ave.

Rochester, NY 14620

Register online: 



Faith Formation

School Happenings & CMA

Scheduling Meeting Space

Attention All Chairs/Leaders of SKT Committees & Groups


2022-23 Scheduling of SKT Meeting Space

We are excited and ready to invite ministries and groups back to gather at Saint Kateri.

It has been a long time and we hope to make every effort to honor requests for meetings and gatherings.

Forms are available in the Parish Office or emailing Annette Syracusa with any questions at

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