C S . M

C HURCH OF S T . M ONICA
413 EAST 79TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10075
RECTORY: 212-288-6250
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ASSOCIATES:
REV. JOE A. FRANCIS
REV. JOBY MATHEW
IN SUNDAY SERVICE:
REV. RICHARD AROLD
ORGANIST &
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC:
MR. DAVID SCHAEFER
CANTOR &
LEADER OF SONG:
MR. JOSEPH NEAL
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PASTOR:
REV. MSGR. THOMAS A. MODUGNO
MASSES
SUNDAYS:
7:30AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM,
12:00 NOON PRINCIPAL LITURGY
WEEKDAYS &
FIRST FRIDAYS:
7:30AM, 12:00 NOON
SATURDAYS:
9:00AM, 5:30PM VIGIL
BAPTISMS & MARRIAGES:
BY APPOINTMENT.
PLEASE CONTACT A MEMBER
OF THE PARISH STAFF
WELL IN ADVANCE.
SACRAMENT
OF RECONCILIATION:
CONFESSIONS ARE HEARD
AT 5:00PM ON SATURDAYS
AND ANYTIME BY
APPOINTMENT.
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT: MARCH 11TH , 2012
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THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
MARCH 11th 2012
Jesus “did not need anyone to testify about human nature. He himself understood it well.” Fallen human
nature always attempts to define the meaning of life with something we can measure. That is what the
presence of the moneychangers at the temple symbolizes. Their atrocious activity in this most sacred place
betrays their bankrupt position toward the meaning of life. They prefer the riches of God over a relationship
with God. But the commandments of the Lord “are more precious than a heap of purest gold.” They save us
from such foolishness and bless us with “the foolishness of God.”
TODAY‟S READINGS …
First Reading God gives the law through Moses. (Exodus 20:1-17[1-3;7-8;12-17]) or Exodus 17:3-7.
Psalm
Lord, you have the words of everlasting life (Psalm 19) or Psalm 95.
Second Reading
We proclaim Christ crucified (1Corinthians 1:22-25) or Romans 5:1-2, 5-8.
Gospel
Many begun to believe in Jesus’ name when they saw the signs he was doing (John 2:13-25) or
John 4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42].
READINGS FOR THE WEEK …
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
2Kgs 5:1-15b; Lk 4: 24-30
Dn 3:25, 34-43; Mt 18: 21-35
Dt 4:1, 5-9; Mt 5: 17-19
Jer 7:23-28; Lk 11: 14-23
Hos 14: 2-10; Mk 12: 28-34
Hos 6: 1-6; Lk 18: 9-14
2 Chr 36 14-16, 19-23; Ps 137; Eph 2: 4-10; Jn 3: 14-21 Alternate readings (Year A)
1 Sm 16: 1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Ps23; Eph 5: 8-14; Jn 9: 1-41 [1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38]
SATURDAY: VIGIL
5:30
Mary Evelyn Lynch
SUNDAY: THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
7:30 Doris Carrick
9:00 Madeline and Pater Hogan
10:30 Franco Palumbo
12:00 St. Monica Parishioners
MONDAY: WEEKDAY
7:30 James Burns
12:00 Edward Fredo
TUESDAY: WEEKDAY
7:30 Thomas McGauley
12:00 John A. Telesco
WEDNESDAY: WEEKDAY
7:30 Arlene Hardy
12:00 Souls in Purgatory
THURSDAY: WEEKDAY
7:30 Christian Van Leuwen
12:00 Dominic and Grace DiTrapani
FRIDAY: WEEKDAY
7:30 Maria Alvarez (living)
12:00 John Hrivnak
SATURDAY: WEEKDAY
9:00 Michael Mulvey
TOTAL ALLEGIANCE…
In previous weeks we have seen how the theme of covenant—as a preparation for the baptismal covenant
celebrated at Easter—occupies an important place in our cycle of Lenten readings. The notion of covenant as
a relationship between two parties carries with it an expectation of mutual accountability and fidelity to the
terms of the covenant. When God forged the covenant with the Jewish people on Mt. Sinai, it was a pledge
of God’s protection, and it would forever permit them familiar access as the Chosen People. For their part,
the Jewish people were to observe the dictates of the law. summarized most succinctly here in the form of
the Ten Commandments. To be in a covenantal relationship with the Lord God requires a exclusive
relationship, just as discipleship with Jesus—ritualized in baptism—demands a total allegiance to him and
none other.
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STEWARDSHIP …
Third Sunday of Lent (B)
Welcome to St. Monica's!
The music for today's Eucharist can be found
in our hymnal on the following pages:
Entrance Hymn
Here I Am Lord
373
Penitential Rite
112
Responsorial Psalm
509
Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.
Gospel Acclamation
114
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ,
King of endless glory!
God so loved the world that He gave His only
Son, so that everyone who believes in Him
might have eternal life.
Offertory Hymn
Eye Has Not Seen
355
Sanctus
Memorial Acclamation
Great Amen
185
120
Lamb Of God
187
Communion Hymn
I Am the Bread of Life
449
Recessional Hymn
239
The Glory of These Forty Days
*from the Mass For A New Era
(for texts, see pew card)
Last Week’s Collection: $ 8126.00
Last Year’s Collection: $ 6688.00
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The Lord's Prayer
NUMBER 9
For Dr. Greer, the tipping point came with a number. He
was a young resident in a Miami Hospital in 1984 and his
patient was a homeless man the police had brought in. The
man had advanced tuberculosis and was far gone he could
not speak. No one knew his name: he was identified only
by “Number 9” at the end of his bed.
Dr. Greer did everything he could to find relatives or
friends—anyone who could comfort this man who was
past the help of modern medicine. No one was found, and
the man died a few days later, essentially alone. Dr. Greer
is a gastroenterologist and liver specialist. He could have a
top-notch practice on wealthy Ocean Drive, Miami, but
Patient Number 9 had left his mark. Dr. Pedro Jose Greer
realized that every patient has a story and a soul: their
symptoms are the mask that conceals the dreams, hopes,
successes, and failures of a human life. Soon after Patient
Number 9 died, Dr. Greer opened Camillus Health
Concern in Miami. In a quarter century of service,
Camillus has grown to serve ten thousand homeless men,
women, and children annually—people who have no other
reliable access to health care. Each year at Greer’s Saint
John Bosco Clinic, six thousand immigrants—many
undocumented—receive medical treatment in a warm and
sympathetic setting. For Greer, diagnosis and treatment is
the easy part of doctoring. What’s more important is
compassion for the patient as a person. The winner of three
presidential awards, two papal awards, and the MacArthur
Foundation Genius Fellowship, Pedro Jose Greer has
attracted the attention of the rich and powerful, but his
mission remains the same. Everyone he helps ensures that
Patient Number 9 is never forgotten. Everyone has a name.
Everyone is treated with care and compassion.
LENOX HILL NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE …
Finding it difficult to stretch a dollar? Come in for a
free, confidential financial check-up with one of our
trained economic specialists. We can help you identify
the benefits and programs that re available to improve
your financial health.
Call the Economic Security Initiative (ESI) Clinic at
(212) 744-5022 ext 1220, for information or to
schedule an appointment. Eligible participants must be
at 55 years of age and earn less than $2,269 per month
as an individual or less than $3,065 as a couple.
PLEASE REMEMBER…
Both in life and in death, we belong to the Lord.
- Romans 14
Please remember St. Monica’s Church in your will.
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2012 STEWARD APPEAL …
CELTIC CELEBRATION …
To date 45 parishioners have pledged $23,175. to the
Stewardship Appeal effort in our parish.
It would be wonderful if we could both raise our goal
of $67,000 and make a strong showing with the
number of parishioners who have committed to the
Appeal.
The Appeal needs all of us to play a role in order for it
to be successful. Please be as generous as possible.
Thank you.
THEOLOGY ON TAP …
BIBLE CLASSES …
Join us for Bible classes with Rev. Joe Francis continues
on Tuesdays, March, 13th , 20th and 27th from 7:00pm to
8:00pm in the church.
The topic will be “Liturgical
Readings for Holy Week.” All are
welcome to attend! Please bring your
bible.
Boomers and Beyond will host a benefit, party and raffle
to benefit the Yorkville Pantry on Friday,
March 16th, 2012, from 7- 10 pm at St. Vincent’s Ferrer
Hall (Lex @ 65-66 Sts.) For info or to purchase event or
raffle tickets:
www: boomer[email protected]
or call (646) 241-1332.
“The Religious Life- The Joys and Rewards of a
Vocation”
On March 19th, 2012, Brother Richard Galvin FSC and
Sister Mariette Berier OSB will address Theology on Tap
about the Religious life. We hear a lot about vocations to
the diocesan priesthood…but what does it take to be a
religious? Find out this night! Theology on Tap is located
at Klub 45 Room-Connolly’s Bar, 121 West 45th Street,
between 6th and 7th Avenues. Event begins at 7:30 pm and
ends around 9pm. For more info, visit www.totnyc.org
LENTEN „POOR BOX‟ OFFERING …
During the 40 days of Lent, it has become
our parish custom to give support to St.
Monica’s Home for Lepers, Abandoned
Elderly, and AIDS Patients in Kingston,
Jamaica. Your prayers and generosity will
be greatly appreciated.
LENT 2012 AT ST. MONICA PARISH …
“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.”
Lenten journey suggestions:
Many people embrace the practice of attending daily
Mass during Lent.
Mass is celebrated here Monday through Friday, 7:00
am and 12:00 pm and on Saturdays at 9:00 am and
5:30pm vigil mass.
The church is open week days from 7:00 am until
approximately 1:30 pm for prayer.
Weekly devotions include the Novena to Our Lady of
the Miraculous Medal on Mondays after each Mass.
recitation of the rosary weekdays after the 12noon
Mass and on Saturday after the 9:00am.
Holy Hour on the First Friday of each month after the
12noon Mass.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is
celebrated every Saturday at 5:00 pm or by appt at
the Parish Office.
OUTSIDE THE PARISH …
ST. PATRICK‟S DAY CEILI
Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Center, 230 East 90th
Street on today Sunday March 11, 2012 from 1:00pm5:00pm will have an Irish Day Ceili.
Tickets may be purchased in advanced at the rectory.
ST. JOSEPH SEMINARY …
The annual Vocation Mass and Dinner will be held on
Monday, March 19th, 2012 at the Seminary. The
vocation Mass is an excellent opportunity for interested
young men to tour the seminary and meet priests and
seminarians who can help them in discerning their
vocation.
For more information call (914) 968-6671.
VOCATIONS …
Set aside a couple of minutes everyday to pray for
vocations to the priesthood. Can you make the time?
For more information contact Fr. Luke Sweeney or Fr.
Luis Saldana: (914) 968-1340 or [email protected]
NYPriest.com.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED …
Terence Cardinal Cooke, 1249 Fifth Avenue, NYC is a
729 bed continuing care facility with many specialty units
and two outpatient clinics.
They have several volunteer opportunities if your
interested in spending some quality time please call:
Thomas T. McDonald (212) 360-1099.
SPECIAL DEVOTIONS
Rosary: Weekdays after the Noon Mass
and on Saturday after the 9:00am
Holy Hour: First Friday of each month after the Noon
Mass
Devotions: Miraculous Medal on Mondays after each
Mass
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