Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church of

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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
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Dear Parishioners:
Human emotions are very powerful. Intense
feelings can bring us closer to others or just the
opposite. How many relationships have been
strengthened and enriched by the emotion of
love? How many families have been torn apart
by the emotion of hate or revenge? Do we
control our emotions or do they control us?
Today's celebration of the triumphal entry of
Jesus into Jerusalem is filled with deep emotion.
The people who see Him are so taken by his
presence that they spontaneously act to line is
path with palm branches as a sign of honor. The
crowd is large, the excitement great and the
passion they feel at that moment is genuine.
What could possibly go wrong?
We know that just a few days later all that will
change. The cheers will turn to jeers and the
passion will turn from love to hate. The same
people who honored him on Sunday will call for
his crucifixion on Friday. How could that be?
What happened? It all seemed so positive?
Things were going so well…
Our Lenten journey with the Lord is coming to
an end. It will reach its conclusion next Sunday
on Easter but in between there are powerful
events yet to unfold.
Thursday evening we will commemorate the
universal call to service that is exemplified by
Jesus washing the feet of His disciples; a call
that we are challenged to embrace in our life.
The celebration of the Eucharist is the memorial
of the life giving sacrament that is central to our
life as faithful believers gathered around the
table of the Lord.
On Friday we will hear once again the moving
story of the Passion of the Lord and how
through one innocent man's death all have been
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redeemed. The veneration of the Cross enables
us to unite the pain and suffering in our life with
that of Jesus and to change the symbol of the
cross from an instrument of death to a symbol of
the victory of life over death.
The Easter Vigil on Saturday evening enables us
to break the darkness of the world with the light
of Christ shining in all its glory. As we are
sprinkled with the Easter water and renew our
Baptism promises we begin again this wonderful
journey with the Lord.
Each of these days are filled with great emotion
that should touch our heart and soul. Please look
at your schedule for the week and plan to join us
for this spiritual journey. It is an investment of
your time that offers great rewards.
Rev. Robert DeJulio
The Good Friday Collection
Every year, each parish in the United States
takes up a collection on Good Friday. This
collection helps support the work of the
Franciscans in the Holy Land. The money is
used to care for the people and places of the
Holy Land. This collection keeps Christianity
alive in this area made holy by the life,
suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord,
Jesus Christ.
The annual Raffle will take place May 29th,
2014. $12,000.00 in prizes. Tickets are
available in the Church office.
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Monday, April 14
8:00 AM - Loyola Bartnet
9:00 AM - James Newton
Tuesday, April 15
8:00 AM - Edward Miller
9:00 AM - Frank G. Miceli
Wednesday, April 16
8:00 AM - Betty & John Morstatt
9:00 AM - Miriam Sweeney
Thursday, April 17
7:30 PM - Mass of the Lord's Supper
Friday, April 18
3:00 PM - Liturgy & Communion Service
7:00 PM - Stations of the Cross
Saturday, April 19
No Confessions
No 5PM Mass
7:30 PM - Easter Vigil Mass
The Lower Hudson Valley Catholic
School Honor Band held their annual
concert at Salesian High School on
March 29th. Ten of our students were
chosen to participate. We congratulate
Trevor Chakavarika, Briana Ciardullo,
Hudson, Traya Johnson, Patrick Mc
Dermott, Shade McFarlane, Lynn
Mendez, Gabriella Nanna, and Peter A.
Raftopoulos for being chosen for this
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Reconciliation Monday, April 14th
Confessions 4-5PM and 7-8PM
There are NO confessions on Holy Saturday
Thursday, April 17th
Holy Thursday Solemn Dinner at 6PM (by
reservation only)
7:30PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Procession and adoration until 10PM
Good Friday, April 18th
3:00PM Liturgy and Communion Service.
7:00PM Stations of the Cross in Song
presented by singer/harpist Katy Feeney.
Saturday, April 19th
NO confessions
NO 5PM Mass
7:30PM - 9:00PM Easter Vigil Mass
Blessing of the New Fire and Easter Water
Easter Sunday, April 20th
Mass at 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM &
Second Time
Peter Feliciano & Jade Morano
OLPH Annual Card Party is Thursday,
April 24th at 7:00 PM at Beckwith
Full open bar, passed hors
d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, raffles,
prizes and more. Call a friend and join
us for a fun-filled evening. Tickets are
$50.00 p/p. Send reservations into the
church or school office.
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
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