Wee Care Ministry
During the month of October, Apostleship of Prayer will be collecting items for the “Wee Care” ministry for the children and their families at Golisano Children’s Hospital. From 6 pm to 7 pm on the first Wed of the month “Wee Care” will play bingo and serve pizza and beverages to children and their families at Golisano Children's hospital. If a child is unable to leave his/her room they can play while watching on closed circuit TV. Bingo is open to both the children and their parents. Often this is a chance for the parents to decompress from a very stressful time. Every time someone wins they get a prize. Here’s where you come in…. We are asking parishioners to donate an item that can be given as a prize. Some prize requests from the Child Life Advocate are: Anything squishy, slime, "fart putty", stress balls, light up fidget cubes, ear buds (teens), hair brushes, hair picks, adult coloring books, colored pencils, tee shirts (for teens and adults), fancy toiletries, baseball caps (teens), water bottles. (The patients are infants through early 20s. Some of the prizes are geared toward special needs children and some are geared to the parents who are with their child 24/7.) Boxes will be set up in the back of the church for you to drop off your donations. Above list is a suggestion, please feel free to bring any item you would like.
FROM OUR LADY OF MERCY MINISTRY
"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." (MT.25:40) Visitations, with the Holy Eucharist and prayers, to our homebound parish family members will take place during the week of October 21.
On Saturday, October 19th at the 4:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy, our ministry members will gather together to receive the Holy Eucharist and to renew our ministry pledge.
Blessed Mary Our Hope: We can never pray too often for our needs and for the needs of others. At 3:30 p.m., prior to the Liturgy, the Holy Rosary will be prayed and offered for the intentions of our Clergy and for our entire parish community, especially for those home-bound whom we will visit this coming week. Power prayer also will be offered for our faithful Ministry Members who are experiencing health issues and for those faithful Members who have been called home to God. There truly is power in prayer, please join us.