Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Every October, we celebrate Respect Life Month. We consider more deeply why every human life is valuable and reflect on how to build a culture that protects life from conception to natural death. Visit

Heavenly Father, thank you

for the precious gift of life.

Help us to cherish and protect

this gift, even in the midst of fear,

pain, and suffering.

Give us love for all people,

especially the most vulnerable,

and help us bear witness to the

truth that every life is worth living.

Monday, October 9th.

In Observance of Columbus Day, 

Daily Mass will NOT be held


the Parish Offices will be CLOSED.


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Family Zone - Activities for all ages

Your ways, O LORD, make known to me; teach me your paths, guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior. Remember that your compassion, O LORD, and your love are from of old. The sins of my youth and my frailties remember not; in your kindness remember me, because of your goodness, O Lord. Good and upright is the LORD; thus he shows sinners the way. He guides the humble to justice, and teaches the humble his way." 

~Psalm 25

From The Pastor

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

The month of October begins! Be sure to check the inside of the bulletin for details regarding school and Faith Formation events. 

At 10am Saturday, October 7th, we will host a blessing for pets on the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. This will be held at the rear parking lot of Christ the King, or in the gym if it rains. All pets and people are welcome!

For popular saints like Saint Francis, October is one of my favorite months which then leads up to the date of November 1st, the Feast of All Saints. On November 2nd, the Commemoration of All Souls, we remember all people who have died.

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to concelebrate Mass at the All Souls Chapel located at Holy Sepulchre cemetery (off of Lake Avenue on the East side) with Fr. Mannara, Chaplain of Saint John Fisher University. We prayed for all the Basilian Fathers who have served the Rochester Diocese in years past. There are about 45 Basilian Priests buried at Holy Sepulchre surrounding the chapel along with many other diocesan priests. There is also a special section for religious sisters. Deceased Diocesan Bishops are interred in the tower mausoleum building adjoining the chapel. While the All Souls chapel is only opened for special occasions, if you ever have the opportunity to tour the grounds on the East side, it is a moving experience. 

There is a monthly Mass offered by Fr. Peter Bayer to pray for all people who are buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, and anyone is welcome to attend.

Thanks to the authorship of Fr. Peter Bayer, there is a new publication about the history of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. I have a few copies available of this fascinating hardcover book in the book stand at the rear of Christ the King Church. These are for loan only. Please return after reading for other parishioners to enjoy.

May God bless you!

 Fr. Gonyo

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Catholic Ministries Appeal

Saint Kateri Parish

2023-2024 CMA APPEAL      

Our Parish’s 2023-24 Catholic Ministries Appeal Goal this year is $194,000. The CMA is the annual appeal inviting Catholics in the Diocese of Rochester to join in a partnership to advance the mission of our Church through Stewardship. Each of us has received gifts from God—namely our time, talent and treasure. We are called to discern our gifts, to nurture them and to share our gifts for the good of others and our Church.


Thank you

for your continued generous support to our Parish!


CMA Video

Baptisms and Deaths

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

Kathleen Hannen


Parish Happenings

Weekly Calendar of Parish Events

Sunday, October 1:

* Faith Formation Sessions - 12pm - CTK

* Youth Group - 6pm - CTK

Monday, October 2:

*K of C Council #4691 Open House: Holy Hour 6pm in            Church. Meeting - 7 pm - Newcomb Friendship Center 

Tuesday, October 3:

*Seven Sorrows Rosary: 5pm-5:30pm- CTK - Mary's Chapel

Wednesday, October 4: 

*SKS - Preschool - Walk-a-Thon: 9am-10am

* Pray and Play: 10am - 11:30am - Saint Kateri Center (Behind CTK)

*RCIA - Catholicism 101: 7pm - 8pm- CTK

* Music Ministry Rehearsal: 7:30pm - SMM

Thursday, October 5:

* SKS - School Walk-a-Thon: 9am-2 pm

* Confirmation Preparation Parent Meeting: 7pm-8pm - CTK Church

* Dr. Joe Kelly Series: Living a Eucharistic Life - SMM Church - 7-8:30 pm

Friday, October 6:

* Women's Bible Study - 9:15- Saint Kateri Center (Behind CTK)

* Confession & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Following Noon Mass at CTK)

Saturday, October 7:  

* SC MM Rehearsal - 9 am - SC

* Pet Blessing - 1pm at CTK Playground (Parish Center if     Raining)



It is time for Saint Kateri’s Annual


All new socks are welcome

Confirmation Teens (along with their families) will be coordinating the collection and distribution of new socks for those in need throughout our community.

New socks will be accepted at the back of church, after each Mass throughout the month of October.

THANK YOU in advance for your generosity!


Saturday, October 7 at 10AM

Christ the King church playground

 Please join us for a Pet Blessing Ceremony in honor of

St. Francis, officiated by Fr. Gonyo.

We will meet on the lawn by the playground. 

In the event of rain, we will move into the Parish Center.

All of God’s creatures and their families are invited! 


Eucharistic Revival

The National Eucharistic Revival

“Until you know deep inside that Jesus thirsts for you – you can’t begin to know who He wants to be for you. Or who He wants you to be for Him.”

~ Mother Teresa



The Saint Kateri Parish Eucharistic Revival Team is planning many 

events which you will be able to participate in. Check our bulletin in the coming weeks to see what is planned

Watch the videos using the following links to learn more about the exciting journey ahead and how you can be a part of it!

The National Eucharistic Revival,, and

The Eucharist: Source of Our Healing and Hope


First Monday of the Month Prayer and Adoration with the Knights of Columbus will be offered on Monday, October 2nd at 6pm at St. Cecilia church.


Come and spend an hour in peaceful prayer

Nocturnal Adoration at Christ the King, on the 4th Saturday of the Month 8:00PM

Nocturnal Adoration offers a unique opportunity to be in the presence of Jesus at a time when there are no distractions; to meditate on His passion, death and resurrection; to pray with Him to our Father; and to receive the strength of the Holy Spirit to continue His mission of love and compassion. Members pray for the intentions of society members worldwide, for world peace, for pro-life issues, vocations, victims of war and natural disasters, and our departed brothers 

Faith Formation

Saint Kateri Parish

Confirmation Preparation 2023 - 24


Confirmation completes the sacraments of initiation that begin with baptism, and sends us forth as disciples of Christ with the strength and gifts of the Holy Spirit.


Confirmation preparation can begin as early as 8th grade, but it is never too late to receive the sacrament!


Use the QR code to register for Confirmation Preparation online or contact

Christine Bondi by email: or

call 544-8889; x3133.


First Reconciliation Preparation


First Reconciliation can be a time of nerves and questions.  

We want to do everything we can to make Reconciliation a sacrament that the children can understand and look forward to receiving often and answer any questions you may have.


 Please contact Anna Steele for more information:

email: or

call 338-1146.


First Reconciliation Preparation Dates to Remember:

¨ October 12th: Session Two

       5:45pm —7:30pm Christ the King

¨ October 26th: Session Three

       5:45pm —7:30pm Christ the King

¨ November 4th: Celebration of First Reconciliation

      Time TBA for the celebration.

Parents will sign their child(ren) up for a specific time

Pray and Play

A New Ministry for Families with Children Newborn to 3 Years Old!


Come connect through play and fellowship!

Meet us at the Saint Kateri Center behind Christ the King on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10am - 11:30am!

Register using the QR code or visit

Contact Christine Bondi at 544-8889; x 3133 or


Saint Kateri Youth Group!!!

Join with youth across the parish from grades 7-12 to build community, fellowship, faith and service. All are welcome!

Meetings most Sunday evenings at 6 pm in the St.Kateri Center


Scan QR code on this flyer! 

There is no cost, but registration allows us to plan for the number of youth! Questions? Contact Christine Bondi at 544-8889; x 3133 or


6 pm Sunday, October 1Saint Kateri Center

Come for pizza, Games, and basketball!!!


School Happenings

Saint Kateri School

Walk-A-Thon 2023

We would appreciate your support as we prepare for our 14th Annual Fundraising Walk-A-Thon on Thursday, October 5th. Please help us reach our goal! Your monetary contribution will be used to support our school programs and activities held throughout the year, help our school with necessary updates and support our students! Any contribution would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you for supporting this wonderful event!


Please use the QR Code and donate to Saint Kateri School (Attn: Walk-A-Thon)


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October 22, 2023

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Community News

Women’s Retreat: October 20 -22 with

Fr. Dennis Billy CSsR, Fr. Daniel Ruiz, Sr. Donna del Santo, SSJ and Nancy Lynch.

One day Retreat: October 12, My Life with God, An Ignatian Day Prayer with Fr. Daniel Ruiz - Mass and Reconciliation.


To register, contact the Notre Dame Retreat House:

585-394-5700 or email or visit our website:


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