Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church of

April 6, 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
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Dear Parishioners:
Before the liturgical reforms of the Second
Vatican Council this Sunday was called
Passion Sunday. It indicated the week just
prior to Holy Week. In observance of
Passion Sunday every religious image
throughout the church was covered with
purple cloth and the effect was that in the
church there was an absence of any cross,
picture or statue. It was meant to remind
us of the stark reality of living in a world
without the presence of God; a world
without a manifestation of redemption or
We no longer cover the statues and
Passion Sunday and Palm Sunday have
been somewhat combined as the
beginning of Holy Week but the prior
image is something that we do well to
reflect upon.
The impact of God’s presence in our life
can become such a common reality that it
lacks a sense of meaning and intensity.
We take for granted that God is part of
our day-to-day existence and that He is
accessible to us through prayer and
sacrament on a regular basis. Like most
things that are so available we may take
for granted the role He played and
continues to play in our daily life.
For the people of Israel who lived awaiting
the Messiah there was no proximate sense
of comfort. They lived with a spiritual
longing in their hearts to be reconciled to
God and to have a positive ongoing
relationship. Jesus was the manifestation
of that moment of reconciliation but he
was not readily accepted and so they
continued to live in exile from God and in
expectation. The comfort and support that
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we have in our life through prayer and
sacrament was not part of their life.
As we approach Holy Week let us rekindle
in our hearts the presence of God in our
life and in our world; not a God who is
distant and uninvolved but one who sent
His Son to be our redeemer.
May Holy Week bring abundant graces
and blessings to us all
Rev. Robert DeJulio
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.
First Time
Peter Feliciano & Jade Morano
Thursday, April 10th at 1:15PM
in the Church, presented by the
students of OLPH School.
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Monday, April 7
8:00 AM - Patrick & Bridget Conroy
9:00 AM - Special Intention
Tuesday, April 8
8:00 AM - Castellano & Mazzariello
9:00 AM - Joseph N. Chiappetta
Wednesday, April 9
8:00 AM - Carmela Serena
9:00 AM - Mario Schinella
Thursday, April 10
8:00 AM - Rita Callahan
9:00 AM - Drew O'Donough
Friday, April 11
8:00 AM - Mary & Joseph Chiappetta
9:00 AM - Rudy Acanfora & Jerry Labate
Saturday, April 12
8:00 AM - Frank Pfeiffer, Jr
9:00 AM - Carmen Kiamie & Lee Stefano
We are in the final phase of this
year’s Appeal. If you have not as
yet sent in a donation please try to
do it within the next few weeks.
Thank you for your generosity
Fridays during Lent at 5:00PM in
the Chapel.
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The annual Raffle will take place May 29th,
2014. $12,000.00 in prizes. Tickets are
available in the Church office.
If you are celebrating your 25th or 50th
wedding anniversary in 2014 please let
us know. The 50th anniversary couples
will be invited to the Cathedral and
both the 25th and 50th couples will be
honored in the Parish in the spring.
Please call the church office to register
OLPH School is currently accepting
applications from qualified students for
the 2014/15 school year.
If you are
interested in information or to set an
appointment for an interview, please call
the school at 914-738-5158, or visit our
website olphpelham.com.
This winter has taken its toll on the
parish budget. We have spent over
$16,000.00 in snow removal which is
three times what we spent last year
and $10,000.00 over budget. It would
be very helpful if we could make up
some of this expense. This weekend
we will have a second collection for
snow removal, please do whatever you
can to help us defray the cost.
Fifth Sunday of Lent
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