The Third Sunday of Lent

Remember to turn you clocks ahead one hour Saturday night!

(Wouldn't want you to be late for Mass!!)

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And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For Christ, while we were still helpless, died at the appointed time for the ungodly. Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. ~Romans 5

From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners and Friends,


Entering the third week of Lent, I must ask this question, how is YOUR Lent going?

The following is not a test or even a list of expectations... only some ideas to think about! 

Here we go....

Have you had a chance to enter into a deeper conversation with God? Have you found time to read a page or two of your Lenten book? Perhaps you've been able to say a Rosary, pray the Stations of the Cross, or found an opportunity to make a good confession?

Have you been able to spend a bit more time with your dear children, reading them a Bible story, a Saint story, or telling them about your own story of how God worked in your life? Maybe you've told them of how they are God's special gift and blessing for you and the family?

Have you found time to let your dear spouse know how appreciative you are for his or her sacrifices, patience, forgiveness, and steadfast love? 

How is the presence of God discovered all around you? How has God prompted you to trust a bit more, and to come to know and appreciate the blessings and action of God in your life? 

What burden of sorrow is God asking you to give to him? What sin and broken part of you is God asking you to entrust?

We are all on a journey. We are not alone. God is here, today, tomorrow and forever!


 May God bless you these days of Lent!

 Fr. Gonyo

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Baptisms & Funerals

Congratulations and may God’s blessings be upon these children:

Dominic Charles Chinelli

Gio Dominic Vicari

Elena Martina Pschierer

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

George Leva Sr

Mary Ayers Eckert


Parish Happenings

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 2, 9, 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.

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

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


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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