An Invitation to our Holy Name Society
Announcements for Saturday and Sunday December 5th & 6th
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
This Tuesday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Vigil Mass is at 5:00 pm on Monday; Tuesday’s Masses are at 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. For those unable to attend in person, the Mass can be viewed online at www.stleothegreatamherst.com.
Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal
Next weekend the Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal will take place. Your regular envelope packet has a special envelope for this collection and we ask your continued support for this important appeal.
Welcome Bishop Michael Fisher
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish welcomes Bishop Michael Fisher to the Diocese of Buffalo. He will be formally installed as Bishop of our Diocese on January 15th. We extend warm wishes and our prayers as he accepts the many challenges facing our region and our church. Welcome “Bishop Mike.”
Winter Celebration Raffle and Basket Fest
Our Winter Celebration Raffle and Basket Fest have been postponed because of the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic. A new date will be announced as soon as the restrictions are eased. Donations and Raffle Tickets can still be dropped off at the Rectory as we await the re-scheduling of this event.
Share Our Harvest Campaign
The Share Our Harvest Campaign is soon coming to an end. We thank our parishioners and friends for their generous support. Share Our Harvest donations are still being accepted.
Please Pray for Our Deceased
Jennie Sestak, a long-time member of our parish community and Sister Christine Marie, a Felician Sister, former resident of our convent and former member of the St. Aloysius Choir.
11/24/2020 ADDITIONAL CHANGES: In efforts to keep the community of St Aloysius Gonzaga safe from Covid-19 it has been decided to postpone our Christmas Basket Fest and Winter Celebration Raffle.
Once it is determined to be safe for all, we will begin replanning the event and announce the information to our parishioners, friends and family members through our website www.stalschurch.com and our facebook page Saint Aloysius Gonzaga RC Church.
ST. AL’S NOTE CARDS: Packets of ten note cards with the sketch of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church and envelopes are available in the rectory for $5.00. The note cards are ideal for reconnecting with an old friend or former parishioner, for writing a note of sympathy, for assuring a sick person of your prayers. They also make a nice gift for someone “connected” to our family here at St. Al’s. Just stop by and see Kathie or Millie during regular rectory office hours.
11/3/13: ST. AL’S WEB SITE:
Our webmaster, John Fahey, updates our parish web site on an almost daily basis. Recent additions include the outline of the discussions centering on Father Martin’s book, My Life with the Saints, the reflections of the members of our Confirmation Class as they write about various Saints, helping them to choose a more appropriate Saint for their Confirmation Name, pictures of various activities within the parish, weekly bulletin and events. Visit our web site at: stalschurch.com. If you have any ideas or suggestions for improving the web-site or what materials should be placed on it, send our John an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/23/12 – WE ARE ON THE WEB! Our parish Web-site – www.stalschurch.com – is now up and running thanks to the leadership of parishioners, Ben Dunkle and John Fahey. It is still in an early mode but improvements are being made each and every day. If anyone has the skills and time to help make even more improvements in the web-site, Ben and John could certainly use your help. Just give the rectory a call. What is amazing is that the web-site is so user friendly that even Father Peter can find it. And trust the author of this bulletin article: if Father Peter can find it, you can! Already on the web-site are Mass schedules, calendar of events, history of the parish, various reports, an interactive section in which you can place your comments, ideas and requests. The bulletin will be put on the site each Friday – but, as someone asked, if you read the bulletin on Friday, what will you do during one of Father Peter’s homilies? Good question!It is the hope of Ben and John that this new web-site will help make known the many opportunities available through St. Al’s for ministry (generosity), the opportunities for Adult Faith Formation (growth), the reverence that characterizes our Liturgy (prayer) and encourage Catholics to join us for Mass (evangelization). It all fits together – the web site will help make “dynamic Catholics” out of all of us and all who “hit” our site. Log onto www.stalschurch.com and let us know what you think of our entrance into the computer age here at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. You might also want to let family members, graduates of our school and friends who have moved away know of the web-site so they can stay connected with our family here at St. Al’s. (The website was officially launched on 11/14/12 for future historians).
You can contact John Fahey directly at email@example.com with any comments or suggestions for the website.
Our thanks go out to Ben Dunkle for setting up this website and designing our beautiful new logo.