Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church of

January 5, 2014
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 Vicar Rev. Ferdinand Madaki
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
Epiphany of the Lord
Dear Parishioners:
The Feast of the epiphany that we
celebrate this weekend gives us an
understanding that the message of Jesus
was designated for all people; not just a
few. This universal call to holiness is the
opportunity in which we all share as part
of the human family and it is with
understanding that the church functions
As you know the Archdiocese is going
revitalization effort called 'Making All
Things New'. Over the last several months
I have been working with a core team of
parishioners to help guide us through the
many forms and reports that are part of
this process. The end result will be that
every parish in the Archdiocese will be
linked to a group of others called a
cluster. The clusters will then work on
opportunities to share resources, activities,
personnel and such forming a more viable
network of local parishes.
The Archdiocese has released the final list
of cluster groups. We are going to be
working with St. Catharine (Pelham), St
Ursula (Mount Vernon) and Sts. Peter and
Paul (Fleetwood/Mount Vernon). Our
core teams and pastors have already met
for preliminary discussions and more have
been scheduled in the near future. Each
step of the process is highly orchestrated
by the Reid Group and outside consulting
firm that has been commissioned by
Cardinal Dolan.
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As of now there are no decisions or
changes that have been made but moving
ahead we will be coordinating with these
parishes. I know the process seems tedious
(which it is) but the blueprint we are
following has met with great success. I
will update you as we go along.
Rev. Robert DeJulio
We were pleased to see Father Oliver at
Christmas. He has completed his Army
basic training and left for Afghanistan just
after the first of the year. His length of
deployment will depend on the timing of
the troop withdrawal as well as the
eventual agreement as to whether or not
some troops will remain in the country.
Please keep him and all our military in
your prayers.
Let us keep in our prayers these
members of our parish who are
currently serving in the military:
- Lance Corporal Max Chianese- -US
Marines, Okinawa, Japan.
- USN-Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert
W. Martinez, Italy.
PFC Brian D. Martinez USMC., Japan
-1st. Lt. Christopher P. Bennet-US
Army, Afghanistan.
Epiphany of the Lord
Monday, January 6
8:00 AM - Castellano and Mazzariello
9:00 AM - Frederick Dedona
Tuesday, January 7
8:00 AM - Ana Dolores Acevedo
9:00 AM - John Breslin
Wednesda7, January 8
8:00 AM - Angela DiBenedetto
9:00 AM - Alcide & Louisa Sprecace
Thursday, January 9
8:00 AM - Richard Brown
9:00 AM - Pasqua Alomia
Friday, January 10
8:00 AM - Deceased members of
O'Malley Family
9:00 AM - Joseph Fleri
Saturday, January 11
8:00 AM - Jerry DePrey
9:00 AM - Honorable Joseph McLaughlin
The weekly contribution envelopes are
sent back to the company for
recording purposes so that eventually
a tax statement may be sent to the
donors. It is helpful in maintaining
accuracy if you would indicate the
amount of your donation on the
envelope before placing it in the
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This week our parish will take up
the Collection for the Catholic
Communication Campaign (CCC).
This Campaign communicates the
Gospel through Catholic social
media, activities and enriches our
faith through Internet, television,
radio, and print media. Half of all
Archdiocese and support local
needs, so please be generous in
this collection. CCC equips us to
share our experience of faith,
worship, and witness with the
Contribution statements for those who
regularly use the parish envelope
system will be mailed out in January
so that you may have this information
for tax purposes. Participants in Parish
Pay can get their statements online.
The next scheduled cooking day for
our Parish Chefs is Friday, January
24th. The menu consists of meat loaf
and a bag of salad green and 24 rolls.
Food should be brought to the Church
office by 1PM where it will be picked
up and delivered to St. Gabriel’s
Church. Please remember that all
meals are for a minimum of 20
people. For information, call Geri
Engstrom @ 738-1141.
Epiphany of the Lord
January 5, 2014
We commend to the Lord our family members
and friends who were buried from our parish
during 2013
Carolyn Colety
Patrick J. McGrath
Rosemary Cahill
Caterina Bilotta
Roderick Baird
Bernice Camera
Nicholas Auletta
Isabella Mastandrea
Joseph Oddo
Bridget Flannery
Louise Famighetti
Rocco Galasso
Veronica Easton
Albert DeSimone
Elizabeth Wilkie
Maureen O'Regan
Mario Schinella
Mary O'Reilly
Frank Miceli
Thomas Byron O'Connell
Camille Bellomo
Alexandra Hrvatin
Angelo Sanchirico
Robert Serreti
Jeanne R. Zehner
Joseph A. Pietronuto