Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church of

August 25, 2013
Church of
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Parish Office (914) 738-1449 ▪ Fax (914) 738-9454
Email . [email protected] - www.olph-pelhammanor.org
Rev. Robert J. DeJulio, Pastor
Rev. Abraham Vettiyolil, mcbs Parochial Vicars Rev. Oliver Offor
Weekend Associates
Rev. Edward T. Dowling, S.J., Rev. Stanley O’Konsky, S.J., Rev. Michael Greco, OFM, Cap.
Mr. Joseph McQuade Deacons Mr. Daniel Murphy
Mrs. Marianne Parker Parish Trustees Mr. Frank Barbieri
Mrs. Fabiola Brito Briseno, Administrative Assistant
Dr. Joseph Schippa, Music Director- Mrs. Elaine Ruggiero, Organist
Mr. Gabriel Gomez, Buildings and Grounds
Parish School
Pre-K – 8th grade
www.olphpelham.com ▪ (914) 738-5158
Mrs. Susan Cotronei, Principal
Religious Education Office
(914) 738-0670
Mr. Michael Hall, Director
[email protected]
Saturday . 4:00 - 4:45pm & by appointment
2nd & 4th Sunday of the Month at 1:30pm. Please call Parish
Office to make arrangements.
There is a six month planning period required.
Please make an appointment with one of the priests for further
Devotions to Our Lady
Rosary . Monday - Saturday . 8:40am
Miraculous Medal Novena - Monday . 9:30am
Weekdays: (Mon-Sat) 8:00AM and 9:00AM
Weekends: Saturday 5:00PM, Sunday 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, & 12:30PM
Memorial Day-Labor Day, Sat. 5:00PM, Sun. 8:00AM, 10:00AM, & 12:00 Noon
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
It is not accident that the words “disciple”
and “discipline” are nearly identical.
Their relationship in Christian faith and
life, however, has fallen somewhat out of
favor in the past generation, as certain
prescribed Church rules and regulations
have been reduced and relaxed. These
rules were often referred to as
“disciplines.” We are mistaken, however,
to think that it no longer takes discipline
to follow Christ.
The Letter of the
Hebrews assures us of that today. Our
discipline is more like that of an athlete
pursuing a victory or a personal best, or a
musician striving for a concert career or
to master a new piece of music. This
discipline comes from desire, not from
regulations. It was the desire to do the
will of God that led Jesus on the path to
his cross. It is that same desire He
encourages in us today: to strive to enter
through the narrow gate, to find ourselves
in the kingdom with a surprising
assortment of people who are there not
because of mere observation of rules, but
out of genuine desire to recline at the table
of the heavenly banquet
First Time
Vincent Sessano & Kristen Koclanes
Jared Barton & Anna M. Bulfamante
Kevin Hanaffy & Victoria Capote
August 25, 2013
For some time now Father Oliver has been
affiliated with the Army Reserves with the
idea that he would eventually become a full
time Chaplain in the military and come under
the jurisdiction of the Military Archdiocese.
He has also been processing his paperwork to
become an American citizen which he will
need to become a full time Chaplain. Until
now he has been taking weekend military
training one weekend a month and now he
has been called for basic training which will
begin on September 16th at Fort Jackson,
South Carolina. He will be leaving OLPH on
Sept. 12th to begin his journey.
In gratitude for his years of service to the
parish he will celebrate the 9:30AM Mass on
Sept. 8th. A reception will follow in the
lower church and all are invited to come and
wish him well.
Classes will begin in the fall for nonCatholics who wish to become members
of the Catholic Church and for adult
Catholics who have not received the
Confirmation. For further information or
to register please call the Church office
September 8, 2013
1:30PM to 4:00PM
September 24, 2013
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday, August 26
8:00 AM - Nina & Antonio Raffio
9:00 AM - Sabina Eves (living)
Tuesday, August 27
8:00 AM - Victor Henningsen, Jr.
9:00 AM - Deanna Martino
Wednesday, August 28
8:00 AM - Millie Loscuito
9:00 AM - Joseph & Helen Doino
Thursday, August 29
8:00 AM - Mr. & Mrs. Albino Marques
9:00 AM - Giovanni DelVecchio
Friday, August 30
8:00 AM - Catherine Manning
9:00 AM - A. George Haddad
Saturday, August 31
8:00 AM - Dorothy Dedona
9:00 AM - Dominick & Rose DiGilio
Members of the Parish Picnic
Committee will be in the back of
the church accepting reservations
for the picnic Sept 9th. Please make
your reservations as early as
possible to help with the food
Masses for 2014
Announced Masses for 2014 are now
available to be reserved. Please stop by or
call the Parish office at 73-1449 to request
a specific date and time.
August 25, 2013
Addiction is an illness. It is not a bad habit or a
sign of weakness. It is a treatable illness that kills
people. How many times do we say, “I will say a
prayer” when we hear of a neighbor or family
member who is seriously sick? Do we say a
prayer when we hear of someone who has an
addiction? Yes, we do. The Church has a day of
prayer for all those affected by addictions.
Please mark your calendar. Come and join us in
prayer on September 8th.
Regular Weekend Mass Schedule
will resume the weekend of
September 7th and 8th.
Religious Education Program
Please note: We are in the process of
registration for new students in grades K8. Please call the CCD office at 738-0670
for more information.
Re-registration mailing has been sent to
all families enrolled in the program.
Please return the information as soon as
At this time the Religious Education
Program is in need of teachers in the
following grade and days:
Monday: Grades 5, 6 & 7. Tuesday:
Grades 3, 4, 5 & 7. Thursday: Grades 1,
3, 7 & 8. Please call Michael Hall at 7380670 if you are available.
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 25, 2013