Document 319997

Making Disciples through Prayer, Faith Formation and Service
Pastoral Staff
Pastor - Rev. James Wood
Pastoral Vicar - Rev. Paul Butler
Deacons: Ed Hayes,
Retired: William Kogler
Biagio Muratore, Phil Paolicelli
Faith Formation Office:
Director of Religious Education
Jennifer Menneci x131
Holy Angels Regional School, Patchogue
Principal - Michael Connell
St. Margaret’s Preschool
Jenny Tranfaglia, Coordinator x124
Last Sunday’s
Enrollment Blessing
Business Manager
Lisa Boyd x113
Facilities Manager
Michael Lorio x115
Music Ministry
Dr. Daniel Crews, Dir. x117
Parish Outreach
Jackie Mirenda x119
October 12, 2014
Phone: (631) 732-3131
RCIA ~ Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Rectory Office Hours
Dan & Joanne Williams
Administrative Assistant
Julie Burtoff x133
Celebration of the Eucharist
Saturday: 5:00 P.M.
8:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M. & 12:00 N
Weekdays: 8:00 A.M. on Tues., Thurs., Sat.
9:00 A.M. on Mon., Wed., Fri.
Saturdays: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
or by appointment
Open for Walk-In Business
Mon thru Thurs
9 -1
9 am - 1 pm
9 am - 12 pm
7 - 8pm
Fax (631) 732 - 8827
81 COLLEGE ROAD  SELDEN  NY 11784-2813
Time, Talent & Treasure
Stewardship Thought for the Week
We are grateful this week for all stewards in our
parish who work share their gifts by cooking or
providing meals for the homebound or those in need at
soup kitchens or community centers.
Sacrificial Giving
Thank you to all who so generously give to the support of our parish.
You are returning to God what God has so generously given to you.
Last week’s Sunday offering
Number of Envelopes Used
Envelope $ % of collection
Mass Attendance
2nd & 8th Last Week
this Year
Readings for Next Sunday
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
For the week of October 19th
Altar Bread & Wine
First Reading ................... Is 45: 1, 4-6
Second Reading ............ 1 Thes 1: 1-5
Gospel .......................... Mt 22: 15-21
in Memory of
William & Matilda
Mc Fadden
MARRIAGES: Couples should make arrangements in person at least one year in advance
for required interview. At least one of the parties must live within the parish boundaries, or
be a registered member of the parish. Please call the Rectory for an appointment. No dates
will be set over the telephone.
BAPTISMS: Prospective parents should telephone the rectory about three months before
the expected birth to discuss the arrangements for your child’s baptism and enroll you in the
required baptismal class. Baptism classes are held monthly on the 1st or 2nd Sunday of the
month. The baptism date will be set at the time of the class. The child’s birth certificate as
well as the godparent’s “sponsor certificate” (godparents must be practicing Catholics) must
be presented before a date is finalized.
PARISH MEMBERSHIP: We welcome all new parishioners! We ask them to register at
the rectory and encourage the use of weekly envelopes. If you are moving, please notify the
Women’s Group: - The newly formed Women of Faith Ministry invites all women of the
parish to join us at our upcoming gatherings. Watch the bulletin for further details.
Women’s Bible Sharing: The women of the parish gather for Bible sharing on Monday
mornings, 9:30 through 11:30 in the rectory.
FAITH FORMATION OFFICE: Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.;
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Fridays.
PARISH OUTREACH MINISTRY: Monday 10am -1 pm. and 2 - 4 pm.; Wednesday 3-5
p.m. Call for appointment.
Masses for the Week
Family members and/or those who requested the Mass are always welcome to
present the gifts of bread & wine at the
offertory procession. On weekends, please
introduce yourselves to our ushers or call
the office during the previous week.
Monday - October 13th
9:00 A.M.
Domenic & Feleicia Romanelli
Tuesday October 14th
8:00 A.M.
Wednesday - October 15th
9:00 A.M
William & Matilda Mc Fadden
Thursday - October 16th
8:00 A.M.
Joan Casey
Friday - October 17th
9:00 A.M
Marie & John Mc Greevy
Saturday - October 18th
8:00 A.M.
Anthony Argenti
5:00 P.M.
For All Parishioners
Sunday - October 19th
8:00 A.M.
Florence Donlon
Luigi Cinicola
10:00 A.M.
Gerard Leigh
Tom Marinello & Lou Burtoff
12:00 P.M.
Paul Garcia
Carmen Troche
For all our parishioners
suffering from chronic
illness, as well as Mary Jane
Kogler, Jimmie D’Angelo, Robert
Mahon Dorothy Oakley, Norma Frasca,
Maryann Portesy Sr., Thomas Jankay,
Connie Giannetto, Artie Riley, Laureen
Gaige, Marilyn & Steven Vacchio,
Melanie E. Seibel, Anthony Alessi,
Wendiann Alfieri, Nicholas Alfieri,
Joan Farrell, Ann Miceli, Christopher
McGuinness, Sarah Behie, Andrew
Rosa, Cassie Guagliano, Bob Carlsen,
Carmella & Carmine Guadagni,
Patricia Herman, Richard Taylor, Gerry
Roucoulet, Robert Rankin, Sharon
Klyn, Anne Logan., Fran Colon.
Family members, please resubmit
names for those who are ill. We will list
them for 3 weeks, and then remove them
unless told otherwise. Please note-due to
privacy issues, we can include names given by
the individual or a health care proxy only.
Dear Parishioners,
This past Wednesday my doctor took x-rays of the area of my foot reconstruction and was impressed with how
much the bones have strengthened over these last two weeks. As a result, I am now able to walk on both feet. I will
need my CAM boot for about four more weeks. But after some more therapy, I know that i will soon be walking
better than I have been for many years and climbing stairs with little difficulty.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. A special thanks for the cards that I received. I look forward to being back
with you very soon!
Fr. Jim
Monday October 13
Office Closed / Columbus Day
NO Faith Formation Classes
Tuesday October 14
4:30-8:15 Religious Education Classes
5:30 - 7 pm Christmas Play Rehearsal / Church
6:30 - Knights of Columbus (Rm 153)
Wednesday October 15
4:30-8:15 Religious Education Classes
7 pm - Rosary Making / Aud & Church
St Margaret Fest
Tickets go on Sale
next Weekend.
First Come...First There! !
When they run out,
we’re out!
Thursday October 16
4:30-8:15 Religious Education Classes
7 pm - 12 Step Bible Study (Rm 153)
Friday October 17
No Activities Scheduled
Saturday October 18
9:15-12:45 Religious Education Classes
9:30 am Children’s Choir (Music Rm)
Sunday October 19
No Activities Scheduled
St Margaret Fest - Sat, Nov 15th
...and You Visited Me
Deacon Bill is available to visit parishioners at our local
hospitals. Call the rectory at 732-3131 ext. 0, please provide
the patient’s name, hospital and room number, and he’ll do
his best to make a visit & pray with the individual.
Church Visiting Hours
Monday - Friday Open before morning Mass until 9:45 AM
Saturday Open until end of last AM Mass; reopen at 4PM
Sunday Open until end of last Church Service
St. Margaret’s Children’s Choir
Our Children’s Choir rehearses on
Saturdays from 9:30 –10:30 A.M. in
the rectory. All children in
2 grade or above & who love to
sing are welcome!
For info call Liz DeGennaro at 732 -7601 or
email [email protected]
Sacraments are Celebrations!
Ryan Thomas Corrar, Craig Victor Denner,
Gianna Shanne Pedraza Hsieh,
Yuan Patrick Pedraza Hsieh, Xian Gabriel Pedraza Hsieh, ,
Madelyn Crissie Monte, Cameron Grace Pavelock,
Shane Anthony Sirois & Anthony James Verdi
Wedding Banns
Banns I:Nicole Polacsek, St. Margaret of Scotland
& Nicholas Risi, St. Frances Cabrini
Faith For
Parishioners Bless
2nd & 8th Graders
as they Commit to
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Starting Up & Looking to Grow
Dismissal for the Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Service at the 10 AM Sunday Mass will begin on
October 26th and will continue on a limited basis
as we gather & train devoted parishioners to work
with us in this very special ministry.
Please help us in our search for parishioners filled with a
love of God, patience and a gift for ministering to our young
children. We need several adult leaders and some teen assistants in order to continue offering the Children’s Liturgy of
the Word Service on a regular basis. Leader Training will be
provided along with continued support from the Office of
Faith Formation. Please reach out to Gina Rizzo at:
846-1342 or [email protected]
Annual Level 4 Rosary Making
This Wednesday evening, Oct 15th,
at 7 PM All Level 4 children will gather in
the auditorium to make their own rosary
Parish Social Ministry
Thrift Shop
Please Help!
We are in need of ...
The shop is open on
Tues/Thurs 10-2 & Sat. 10
Soup/Crackers, Tuna/Canned Meat
Macaroni & Cheese, Cereal, Canned Vegetables,
Pasta / Sauce, Instant Potatoes & Juice
The Thrift Shop is located between buildings. You can leave
your clothing in the pull down bin just to the right of the
Thrift Shop or drop off at the rectory during office hours.
Please do NOT leave bags out in inclement weather.
Another Option!
The colder months means that some of our neighbors will be
facing a tough time trying to heat their homes or pay for medicine. One hundred percent of the money donated to our poor box
(located at the entrances of the church) and our Outreach Angel
in the lobby goes to helping others through these times. Please
be generous in your support. Help us to help others!
Has your child changed diaper size and you no longer need the
smaller ones? We will gladly accept all sizes, especially 4,5,6
thru adult. Please package them tightly in a strong bag and
drop them off at the rectory. Many thanks!
Helpful Phone Numbers
Domestic Violence 1-800-799-SAFE
Baby Safe Haven Hot Line 1-877-796-HOPE
Post Abortion Counseling - days 722-4355
Depression after Delivery 1-800-944-4PPD
Project Rachel - evenings 242-0907
The Life Center 243-2373
Crisis Pregnancy/Counseling 243-2373
Drug Hotline 1-800-522-5353
24 hr State Child Abuse 1-800-342-3720
Suicide Prevention 1-800-639-5433
Calling all
Christmas Play
Sunday, Dec. 14th~3
The children of Saint Margaret’s parish prepare a gift
for the Christ Child. They honor His birth by retelling
the Christmas story for their family, friends
and all of our parishioners.
All are welcome!
Any child Pre-K to 6th grade
may take part in the production.
Angels must be 3 years and older—do not
need to audition.
Children participating in the pageant are
expected to attend ALL rehearsals ~ 5:307:00 PM in the Church.
Monday, October. 20th, 27th
Monday, November 3rd, 10th , 17th & 24th
Available Next Week
After Mass
& at the Rectory
$800 Adults
$500 Children (5-10)
Mark Your Calendars! Pre-Sale Only, No
Sales at Door.
The fun starts
after the 500 Mass on.
Women of Faith Ministry
Weekend Retreat
Presenter will be Fr. Larry Lewis, MM
Our God chose to enter the human mystery & to
experience it ALL & invite us to try to love as God does.
$225 pp Weekend, six meals—$175 pp commuter, six meals
$50 Non Refundable—Balance on day of arrival. Deposit
made out to Ronkonkoma Cenacle Inc. Space is limited.
For info call the rectory at 732-3131.
Montfort Spiritual Center ~ LI Women
Are you ‘Clothed in Christ’? Please join the L.I. Women’s
Retreat Ministry for another powerful weekend retreat
at the Montfort Spiritual Center in Bay Shore on
Oct. 24-26th. Our Guest Speaker, Patti Gordon, who enjoys
bringing the Word of God to life through drama and dance,
will once again share her gifts with us. For more info, call
Yvonne @ 631-732-3574 / [email protected]
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Magnificat ~ RVC
Magnificat - A ministry to Catholic Women invites
you to a BREAKFAST on Saturday, October 25th at
the Hofstra Club on the Campus of Hofstra University. Our speaker will be Char Vance, who is internationally known for her miraculous healing in Medjugorje and her
gift of humor and joy. The cost of the breakfast is $32 per
person. Reservations must be paid by check & received by
October 18th Please make check payable to
Magnificat—RVC –mail to
Jim Schuerger, 43 Gateway, Rockville Centre,
NY 11570. For info call
Angela at 516-763-1739 or [email protected]
Women of Beauty
Catholic Women’s Conference
The Conference will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish, 39 N. Carll
Ave. in Babylon on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9-4. The keynote
speaker will be Pat Gohn Author of “Blessed, Beautiful &
Bodacious-Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood.” For
info or tickets go to DRVC.ORG/NEW_EVANGELIZATION
516-678-5800 X 615.
Stony Brook Hospital
seeks EM’s
The Catholic Chaplain’s Office at Stony Brook
University Hospital is seeking Eucharistic
Ministers to bring Communion to Catholic
patients at the hospital. Eucharistic Ministers
are scheduled to serve one day a month
(Sunday or Wednesday) & spend 1-3 hours at the hospital per
assignment. Training will be provided. If interested in learning
about this special ministry, please contact Greg Shemitz at
751-2446 email: [email protected] or Ueli Laeng at
737-4164, email: [email protected]
Becoming a Catholic Christian
Do you know a neighbor or family member who has expressed a desire to learn more about the Catholic faith, and,
perhaps, to enter our Catholic community? Perhaps your spouse has been thinking about becoming a Catholic and does
not know how to proceed. Have you been explaining your faith to someone, and now that individual wants to know more about the
Catholic religion? If the answer to any of the above questions is “Yes,” then you should know about the RCIA, which stands for Rite
of Christian Initiation for Adults. The Church uses this process to help adults move toward an adult commitment to the Lord, and full
participation in the Catholic community. It is meant specifically for adults who are seeking Baptism, or those who have not received
Confirmation or Eucharist. Those interested are invited to contact the rectory 732-3131 x 110.
You are invited to explore the benefits of a
Catholic High School Education.
The open house dates for the Diocese High
Schools are:
10/18 McGann-Mercy ~ 727-5900 ~ 9:00
AM -12:00 PM
10/19 St. John the Baptist ~587-8000
x113 ~ 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Go to—call 516-739-5030 for INFO
and times or pick up the brochure at the rectory.
WorldWide Marriage
Encounter ~ Married Couples!
Would you attend a seminar to enhance your job
or to increase your salary? Why not give your marriage
the same attention? Enhance your good marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend!
Weekends are scheduled throughout the Metro New York area.
The next weekend on Long Island is scheduled for
November 7-9 at the Montfort Spiritual Center
26 South Saxon Ave Bay Shore, NY. For info or to apply, call
1-877-697-9963 or visit our web site at http://
Long Island Coalition for Life
Visit our Diocesan website at, go to Ministries, to find out about all the programs & agendas
put in place for the month of October & beyond. Free
flyers & brochures are available as well as dates for
March for Life & the Pilgrimage at the National
Shrine of Divine Mercy. There is a reading list & a Respect
Life Contest as well as other helpful information.
Revive your spirit!
Thursday, November 6
7 PM ~ Rosary
7:30 PM ~ Healing Mass
Fr. Michael Barry, celebrant
St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Route 25, Coram
You’re invited to join Christians around the country in the
40 Days for Life campaign to bring an end to abortion. From
Sept. 24th through Nov. 2nd, pro-life people will be making a
concerted effort of prayer, fasting & peaceful vigil on behalf of
the unborn babies dying by abortion. The 40-day vigil will take
place daily, 7AM to 7PM, on the public sidewalk outside the
Hempstead Planned Parenthood abortion facility -540 Fulton
Ave. (Hempstead Tpke.). We ask that you spend at least 1 hour
at the vigil during the 40 days in memory of the unborn babies
& all those hurt by abortion. For info: 243-1435;
[email protected]
Holiday Help Program
for the Bereaved
St. Mary’s Parish, 20 Harrison Ave. in East Islip will be hosting
the evening on Thursday, November 6th from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.
The speaker will be Sr. Diane Liona, CSJ.
Refreshment served ~ all are welcome, please bring a
Please RSVP by November 1st at 581-4266 x0.
A free will offering is appreciated.