Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17

Browsing Fr. Rob's Weekly Message

September 5, 2021

Dear Friends,
Eric Matson, a parishioner of the Church of the Transfiguration has generously donated Hearing Loop Receivers to both of our parishes. Transfiguration has had theirs for some time and now Eric’s goodness has been added to Saint Catherine’s.
Both our parishes have Hearing Loops. Those with hearing aids understand the benefits of hearing loops in our places of worship.
The Hearing Loop Receiver is for those who do not have a T-coil in their hearing aid or no hearing aid. Instructions are in place at both our worship communities to assist those interested in using this device.  Please help yourself and if you need assistance we will do our best to address your questions.  Thank you Eric for your stewardship.

Also, in case you are unaware, Saint Catherine of Siena has a Sign Language interpreted mass at 10:45 on Sunday morning. For many years now we have been blessed with the stewardship of Holly Jentsch who interprets the mass. Holly is on the faculty of the National Teaching Institute of the Deaf at RIT. She is a phenomenal gift to all of us. If you know folks who would benefit joining our liturgies for this opportunity, please invite them to join us. We would love to meet them and welcome them to our home.

Here we are in September. Here we are embracing the “official end of summer” with Labor Day. UGH! I used to be a person away if at all possible over Labor Day to deny the end of summer.. Why? Because summer does not end until the Autumnal Equinox on September 22nd. Some things you like to hold on to as long as possible. I enjoy the season of fall but I really like to hold onto summer.

Anyway, Happy Labor Day my friends!
Enjoy this prayer that follows and may we each go forth in joy celebrating all the seasons of life given to us!

With faith and love,
Father Rob

A Prayer for Reflection this Labor Day

I thank you for this Labor Day holiday. I thank you for this time when I can choose to get added rest, or added fun, or added time to catch up on necessary chores.

Lord, this is also a great day for reflection. This is a day to thank you for the many gifts and talents that you have given me to serve you and serve others.

Lord, you have equipped me, you have prepared me, and you will enable me to make great contributions to this world. Enlarge my vision of your awesome plan for my life.

I thank you for your heavenly guidance. I celebrate the revelation, motivation, and determination that will take me to the next step in my destiny.

Bless my work and my career for your glory. Enlarge my opportunities. Enable me to be prosperous as I dedicate myself to giving my best to the work assignments you have given me.



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