Bulletin: July 11, 2021

Click on this link: Bulletin-07-11-21

 

 


 

EVERYONE for your continued weekly support of our Parish…it is truly appreciated!

 


What is the Road to Renewal (R2R)?

Visit www.roadtorenewal.org for the latest updates and to stay informed about the Diocese of Buffalo’s Road to Renewal.

Why do we need renewal now?  Our  church  needs  to  respond  to  the  changing signs of the times and revitalize. Many factors have led us to this point and require us to renew the way we look at our parishes and how they minister to  our  people.  The R2R  is  about revitalizing our parishes so that they can thrive in the  future  because  of  collaboration  and cooperation. The R2R looks to bring the gifts of clergy and laity together to strengthen our mission moving forward.

Where is Jesus in the Renewal? The R2R means that we have to take a hard  look  at  ways  in  which  our  Diocese  and parishes  have  not  responded  to  the  mission  of Jesus. The Renewal must  be about  introducing people to Jesus Christ, inviting them to become missionary disciples and journeying with them on their  pilgrimage  towards  heaven.  Our  Renewal must be about saving souls!  All of us can be better at this and our Renewal will help in our efforts.

How does the Renewal impact my parish? Parishes are where ministry is lived. When our parishes  are  strong  and  vibrant,  our  church  is strong  and  vibrant.  The  Renewal’s  focus  is  to strengthen  our  parishes  by  working  together  to develop collaboration among parishes in a family. The Family of Parishes model allows parishes to work more collaboratively and capitalize on what each  parish’s  strengths  are.  When  we  work together we are able to accomplish more of Jesus’ mission. A Family of Parishes are parishes that are grouped  together  with  a  shared  pastoral  plan (mission) that they work together to accomplish. By working together, resources and staffing are focused on the pastoral plan for all of the parishes within the family.

Will all parishes be affected by the Renewal? Every parish has gifts and talents to offer. Each parish will be participating in the Renewal and will be part of a family of parishes. Since all of us are part  of  the  Roman  Catholic  Church,  this  is  an opportunity to recognize the larger church at work. When we work together, we not only share in a common mission but we make up the larger Body of  Christ.

Fr Bryan Zielenieski, Vicar for Renewal and Development, provides biweekly updates on YouTube about the R2R…be sure to watch them at the above link!


Remember your loved ones who have passed away, for special occasions (birthdays/anniversaries), and those who are ill. Weekend and week day Masses are available. The Mass stipend is $15 per Mass. Please contact the rectory to schedule your intentions. You may also place your intentions, with the stipend amount, in the collection basket or mail in your intentions or click on this link: http://www.saintjohnkanty.com/mass-intentions/.

Weekday Masses are held in the church Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend!


Be sure to look at our prayer list in the bulletin…there are so many people to pray for!

Please remember to pray for those who you promised to, those who have no one to pray for them, and those requests that remain silent out of fear or embarrassment.

If you have a name to add to our parish prayer list, just call the parish office (893-0412) during regular office hours. You can also arrange for a Mass by going to this link on our website: http://www.saintjohnkanty.com/mass-intentions/


Until we meet again…HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!


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