A R C F OMAN

A ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH COMMUNITY
40 Hopewell Street, Albany, New York (518) 489-3204
[email protected] • www.rcda.org/churches/materchristi
www.facebook.com/parishofmaterchristi
Rev. Kenneth J. Doyle, Pastor
Parish Staff
Mary Pat Aiossa
Barbara Oliver
Anne Reutemann-Berroyer
Parish Coordinator
[email protected]
Finance Director & Outreach Assistant
[email protected]
Pastoral Associate & Outreach Director
[email protected]
Bernadette McSparron
Theresa Ewell
Sister Patricia St.John, CSJ
Director of Religious Education K-12
& Sacramental Preparation
[email protected]
Principal, Mater Christi School
(518) 489-3111
[email protected]
Music Director
Deacon Gerald Ladouceur
Anne Peplowski
Ann Marie Carswell
Coordinator of Religious Education
K-1, 3-5
[email protected]
Coordinator of Evangelization
& Adult Education [email protected]
Rev. John Tallman
In Residence
(Chaplain at St. Peter’s Hospital)
Visit our school website
www.materchristischool.org
Worship Schedule
Saturday Vigil 4:00 p.m. • Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. • Mon-Fri 8:15 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 3:00 p.m.
Anytime on request
Communal Celebrations Seasonally
PARISH OF MATER CHRISTI
ALBANY, NEW YORK 12208
OCTOBER 12, 2014
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:15 DAVID CAPRON
Req. by Mr. & Mrs. Jack Kemp
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
8:15 EUGENIA PODGORSKI
Req. by The Family
DAN HALLORAN
Req. by The Family
CARMELO CASSARO
Req. by The Family
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
8:15 GEORGE & LUCY KLEINMANN
Req. by Teri Kleinmann
ROSE & ANTHONY PAPA
Req. by The Family
DECEASED MEMBERS OF
THE JOHN KRUSE FAMILY
Req. by the Family
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
8:15 WILLIAM A. TOOMEY, SR.
Req. by Carol & Ken Toomey
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
8:15 4TH ANNIV. AURELIA AIOSSA
Req. by The Family
VIRGINIA FOLEY
Req. by The Foley Family
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
4:00 1ST ANNIV. WILLIAM JURCSAK
Req. by His Wife & Children
LYNN ALLEN MELTZER
Req. by The Allen Family
5TH ANNIV. RICHARD ELY
Req. by Maureen Murgia
EDWARD BRENNAN
Req. by Robert & Mary Ellen Sochor
GLADYS CONNELLY
Req. by Matt & Connie Corcoran
SEAN MURPHY
Req. by Nan & Pa
MEMORIAL FUND—NEW MEMBER:
EDWARD GANDER
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
8:00 JOHN DICARLO
Req. by The Family
ED GANDER
Req. by Randy & Mary Teresa O’Neil
ANN CHOPPA
Req. by Anthony & Jo-Ann Choppa
MARY BAUMBACA
Req. by Vincent Baumbaca
RICHARD LANDIS
Req. by The Lenet & Libbey Family
10:00 PEOPLE OF THE PARISH
11:30 FRANK & ANTOINETTE CALDERONE
Req. by Philip & Marie
JAMES BYRON
Req. by Emma Mannarino
2ND ANNIV. JOHN STIGLMEIER
Req. by The Family
BERNADETTE LEONARD
Req. by The McVeigh & Parente Families
JOHN A. AVELLINO
Req. by The Berroyer Family
GREGORY HENZEL
Req. by Helen Huba
RECITATION OF THE ROSARY….Worried about our
world? Concerned about your family? You can do
something….Come join us in the recitation of the
Rosary on Tuesday evening in Church on October 14,
21 and 28 at 7:00 p.m.
PARISH OF MATER CHRISTI—ACTIVE ADULT CLUB
OCTOBER 14, 2014
Please join us on TUESDAY, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. in
the Parish Center. We will be presenting the “Delmar
Desperadoes”, a trio of musicians/singers who liven things
up with their comedy antics. We enjoyed them last year
when they sang sea shanties. Refreshments will be
served. We also will be charging a $2 fee per person . If
you have any questions please call 439-3797.
A PRAYER WITH MARY
SACRIFICIAL OFFERING
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of the most familiar figures
in our Catholic Faith. But how well do we know her, and how
clearly do we see the connections between her life and our
own? Get better acquainted with someone you already know
and admire by participating in A PRAYER WITH MARY, a
faith-sharing opportunity from RENEW International. SignUp Weekend will be October 18 & 19 and groups will begin
meeting the first week of November. We are also looking for
group leaders for our program. Contact Ann Marie Carswell
with
any
questions
489-3204
x6
or
[email protected]
Thank you for your Sacrificial Offering on the weekend of
October 4 & 5:
Ordinary Collection (Sat./Sun.) ........................$15,383.00
Ordinary Collection OnLine ...................................... 1,161
Total Ordinary Collections ...............................$16,544.00
Weekly Operational Needs ..............................$14,611.00
Savings ..............................................................$1,933.00
DIOCESAN COLLECTIONS
REST IN PEACE….Please remember in your prayers the
souls of James McGreen, John Anderson Brian O’Donnell
who died recently.
Home Missions .......................................................$ 5.00
Catholic University ....................................................32.00
TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SCHOOL NEWS
Our school doors opened on Wednesday,
September 3rd to welcome our students to
another year filled with faith, friends and
learning at MCS. We celebrated the new school year
with an opening Liturgy on Friday, September 5th.
We are happy to announce that for the third year in a
row, we have seen an increase in our enrollment!
Keep spreading the word—Mater Christi School is the
place to be! We are blessed to have such a dedicated
faculty and staff:
Linda Aswad
Sherri Simonsen
Alicia Stenard
Rose Kemp
Meghan Taylor
Bridget Fratianni
Margaret Walsh
Kathryn Marsh
Jane Wingle
Heather Harpine
Mary-Lee Quinn
Michele Saxe
Erin Kelly
Joanne Ryan
Nancy Hogan
Michelle Graham
Lisa Witkowski
Jennifer Blodgett
Tammy Crasto
Christopher Doody
Anne Welch
Jennifer Clemente
Loredana Bruno
Theresa Kelly
Jane Ladopoulos
Mary Ellen Liguori
Jeanne Roche
Catherine Becker
Preschool Director/Teacher
Preschool Teacher
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5, Grade 6 Math
Grade 6, Middle School
English/Literature
Grade 7, Middle School
Science
Grade 8, Middle School Social
Studies/6 Literature
Math 6-8
Spanish PK-4
Spanish 5-8
Physical Education PK-8
Librarian 1-8
Librarian PK & Kindergarten/
Preschool Aide
Art PK-8
Technology K-8
Music 7-8
Music 1-6
Music PK & Kindergarten
Preschool/Grade 1 Aide
Preschool/Kindergarten Aide
Preschool Aide
Preschool Aide
Extended Day Director/
Kindergarten Aide
Extended Day Preschool
We would like to thank you, our parishioners, for all of
your support and will keep you in our thoughts and
prayers throughout the year. Please pray for God’s
blessings on our families, children, faculty and staff as
we embark on an exciting new year!
PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Office will be closed October 13 in observance of Columbus Day.
IT TAKES A PARISH”
Flower Ministry Weekend—October 18 & 19, 2014
Letters have been sent to our Parish Flower Ministry Volunteers with the names and addresses of their recipients. If there are any questions concerning your assignment, please call the Parish Outreach Office at 489-3204,
Ext. 8. Plants will be labeled and available for pick up at all
the Masses on October 18th and 19th. The plants may be
delivered at the convenience of the Flower Minister; please
water if needed if you are delivering after the weekend.
We extend to all volunteers for your help with this
program. Our parishioners who are unable to attend Mass
and events at Mater Christi are most grateful for your visits
and kindness!
ANNUAL CLOTHING DRIVE
During the summer many people find the time to clean out their closets, basements, attics, and garages. As
you do this, our Mater Christi School’s
student council would be most grateful if
you would put aside unwanted items in good condition for
our annual clothing drive. It will take place in our school on
Tuesday October 14th and Wednesday October 15th between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. both days.
We are collecting wearable and usable clothing
(men’s, women’s, and children’s); shoes, belts, handbags;
backpacks; briefcases, linens, curtains, towels, sheets, bedspreads, tablecloths, blankets; stuffed animals; hard toys;
baby accessories; and bicycles. Please place all items in
well-tied, sturdy, plastic garbage bags. Please bag shoes
separately.
Donations are brought to the needy in Third-world
countries, Poland and the U.S. We are so grateful for your
consideration. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT
…...STROLLERS, HIGH CHAIRS, CAR SEATS, CRIBS,
PLAY CENTERS, BOUNCERS, WALKERS AND
SWINGS.
EUCHARIST STUDY PROGRAM
You are invited to join a guided four part study program on
the Eucharist developed by Rev. Robert Barron. The program explores Eucharist as Sacred Banquet, as Sacrifice,
and examines the Real Presence in the Eucharist. Is the
mass a little too routine? Do you want more out of it? We
will consider among other ideas: How does Jesus use banquet and how it is connected to the Mass? Are the communion wafer and wine mere symbols or something more?
Join us on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m., October 23,
November 6 and 20. Light snacks and social 6:30—7 p.m.,
Program 7 –8 p.m. There is no cost, nothing to buy, no
preparation, please call 438-7115 evenings and weekends
to register. The program is designed for teens and adults of
all ages. Parents are welcome to bring their younger children.