SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES

SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES
PASTORAL STAFF
Rev. Thomas V. Doyle, Pastor
Rev. John S. Wtulich
Rev. Patrick Longalong
Deacon Vincent LaGamba
Deacon Armand D’Accordo
Mr. Robert Ruggiero, Religious Education
Mr. Christopher Scharbach—Principal
Mr. Jonathan D’Amico – Music Ministry
PARISH OFFICE
129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Belle Harbor, NY 11694
MISSION STATEMENT
St. Francis de Sales, a parish steeped in tradition, rich in natural beauty and bountifully blessed with a
community devoted in love to serve God and our neighbor. We seek to live actively the Word of God
through the example of our patron saint, a life devoted to energetic, generous and constant fidelity to the
will of God. Empowered by the Holy Spirit we will grow in our faith through continuous education,
formation, communication, and out-reach, while passing these values on to our future generations. We
endeavor to be a most vibrant community of faith which will effectively utilize the talents, resources, and
treasures of our parish for the good of all God’s people.
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Monday to Friday: 6:30am and 9:00am
Saturday: 8:00am; 9:00am and 5:30pm (Vigil)
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE
7:30am; 9:00am; 10:30am, Noon, 5:30pm
and 7:00pm (Polish)
HOLY DAY SCHEDULE
Vigil of Holy Day at 7:30pm
Holy Day at 6:30am; 9:00am and Noon
CONFESSION/SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Saturdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Seasonal Penance Services during Advent and
Lent
CARE OF THE SICK
If there is an elderly, sick or infirm parishioner who
wishes to receive Holy Communion or the
Anointing of the Sick, please call the Parish Office.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Communal Celebrations of the Sacrament of the
Anointing of the Sick will take place in the Fall and
in the Spring.
OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Evening—by appointment
Saturday—by appointment
Sunday—No Office hours
BAPTISM
Parents are asked to contact the Parish Office to
schedule an appointment with a priest or deacon
to complete the Baptismal Registration Form.
Parents are required to attend a Baptismal
Instruction at 7:00pm on the First Thursday of the
month. Baptisms are celebrated on the Second
Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm.
MARRIAGE
Preparations for the Sacrament of Marriage are
very important and take time. Couples planning to
be married at Saint Francis De Sales are asked to
contact the Parish Office no less than eight
months prior to the wedding date. Please do not
schedule the catering hall prior to making
arrangements at the parish. Couples are required
to attend the Pre-Cana Program of the Parish at
least six months prior to the wedding.
PARISH WEBSITE:
Stfrancisdesalesparish.org
PARISH TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Parish Office/Rectory
Parish Office/Rectory Fax
Parish Email
[email protected]
Parish Religious Education Office
Saint Francis De Sales School
Saint Francis De Sales School Fax
718-634-6464
718-634-0716
718-634-6464
718-634-2775
718-634-6673
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES PARISH
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Masses for the week of 10-12-19, 2014
Sunday
7:30 AM For the People of the
Parish
9:00 AM Margaret and Thomas
Keating
10:30 AM Kitty and Martin Dunbar
12:00 PM Tom and Mary Cotter
Monday
NO 6:30 AM Holiday Columbus Day
8:00 AM John Schilling
9:00 AM Deacon Ace Proce
Tuesday
6:30 AM Mary Tomasetti
9:00 AM Catherine Ryan
Wednesday
6:30 AM Teresa LaGamba
9:00 AM Mary C. Hartnett
Thursday
6:30 AM Patrick Keena Jr.
9:00 AM Robert Regan
Friday
6:30 AM Mary and William Chelius
9:00 AM Lorraine Vitale (22A)
Saturday
8:00 AM The Dowd and Clarkin
Families
9:00 AM Anna and Anthony Wolanin
and Family
5:30 PM John H. Kowsky
Sunday
7:30 AM For the People of the
Parish
10:30 AM Bridget, John and Margaret
Fitzpatrick
12:00 PM Peggy Murphy
RECTORY OFFICE will be closed on
Monday October 13th for the holiday.
Enjoy the holiday…
BREAD AND WINE: to be offered at the Masses
for this week is donated in memory of
Mary Sullivan.
500 Club Weekly: Congratulations!
Winners are:
$100 #200 The Gavigan Family
50 #244 Philip F. Hughes
25 #243 Desmond O’Leary
ALTAR SERVER SCHEDULE –
The October through December schedule
is ready if you haven’t received a copy
you can get one at the rectory. If you
haven’t already contacted Lorraine
Agoglia with your preferences and
contact information you can email her at
[email protected]
SEA BREEZE GOLDEN AGE CLUB –
will have their “Chinese Auction” this
Wednesday, October 15th at 12:00
Noon in the small hall. Please bring
food for the needy. For further
information call 718-474-1280.
SEA BREEZE TRIPS
Thursday, November 13th – 911
Memorial – Tour of Museum
and Show – Price $101 (40Min)
and $112 (U/40)
Thursday, November 20th –
South Pacific – Westchester
Broadway Theatre – Lunch
and Show – Price $85.00
Monday, March 16th – Andy
Cooney Concert at Westbury –
Show and Dinner at Swan Club
– Price $89.00
For more information call: Mary Ellen
at 718-634-6307 or Kate Hanratty at
718-634-1941.
HELPER OF GOD’S PRECIOUS INFANTS
VIGIL FOR THR UNBORN - Saturday,
October 18th at St. Joan of Arc located at
82-00 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights.
7:30 AM Mass, followed by Exposition of
the Blessed Sacrament and a walk to
nearby abortion mill to pray the rosary
then return to the Church for
Benediction. If you prefer, you may stay
in the Church in the company of the
Blessed Sacrament until we return. For
more information call Rita Hayden at718570-7908.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES PARISH
Sunday, October 12, 2014
FROM THE DESK OF FATHER DOYLE
Dear Parishioners:
October is Respect Life Month, designated throughout the Catholic Church in the
United States. I have prepared a list of thought-provoking quotes that focus on this theme.
There are three threads that weave their way among the profound insights
expressed here that help us reaffirm the truth which are at the heart of our Christian faith.
1. God is the author of life and the gift of life confers on us a sacred dignity because we are
created in God’s image and likeness.
2. Decisions regarding the termination of human life from conception to natural death test
the degree of our humanity on a continuum of humane to inhumane.
3. Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment and suicide are tragic choices and leave behind
so much pain, sorrow, and suffering for those left behind to deal with the consequences.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo (Archbishop of Galveston-Houston) at the 2010 National
Vigil for Life said: “There are some in our culture and in our country…who think civil
institutions or some given human subject bestow the right to life. No! Not anyone of us can
bestow the right to life. We can only recognize the right to life, uphold and defend it and
cherish its beauty.”
Father Frank Pavone from Priests for Life writes: “There is a story from the days of
the Nazi atrocities that tell of a church along a road where the trains passed, carrying Jews
to execution. When they passed the church on Sunday mornings, they would cry out in the
hope that the worshippers would hear their cries and rescue them. The noise of the wailing
prompted members of the congregation to ask the pastor, “What are we to do about the
disturbance to our worship.” The pastor paused and then said, “Tell the people to sing a
little louder.” This sad temptation to avoid the distraction of human lives in danger can
surface again today for Christians who may think they are too busy with other things to
worry about the abortion issue…too busy to worry about justice.”
One of the shortest and most powerful prayers we can say, taught and used by
Jesus himself is “Thy will be done.” It is also the soul of the Culture of Life, where we do not
pretend that human life is subject to our will. Rather, we welcome human life because it is
God’s will to create life, and God entrusts the lives of others to our care.
Accepting the will of God causes us to serve the weak, and to work to see that
human law reflects God’s will by protecting the vulnerable.
Much peace!
Rev. Fr. Thomas V. Doyle
Pastor
2014 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL UPDATE
If you have not had an opportunity to give to the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal, there are
pledge envelopes around the church, you can also go to: www.rcdobdonate.org to make a
pledge online; please make sure to indicate Saint Francis De Sales.
A special thank you to all our parishioners who so generously made a pledge/gift to the
2014 Annual Catholic Appeal this year.
GOAL $121,579.00
AMOUNT PLEDGED $ 99,235.00 (81.62%)
AMOUNT RECEIVED $ 92,549.17 (76.12%)
AMOUNT NEEDED TO REACH GOAL $ 22,344.00 (18.38%)
INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION
Saint Francis De Sales Parish considers it a privilege to continue Jesus’
welcome to the little children. We welcome parents who wish to present
their children for Baptism. In doing so, we are aware that we pledge to help
parents as they raise their children in the faith of Jesus Christ.
The entire process is begun by the parents contacting the Rectory (1-718634-6464) to complete the Baptism Registration form prior to the Baptism
Instruction and Baptism date. A Birth Certificate must be presented at the
time completing the registration form.
In choosing Godparents (Sponsors), parents might be interested in
knowing that the Church asks the Godparents/Sponsors be:
1. At least 16 years of age;
2. Baptized and Confirmed in the Catholic Church;
3. Living and upright Catholic life, if married, married in Catholic Church.
4. Not a parent of the child.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY – WILL BE
HOLDING A SIX WEEK PROGRAM ENTITLED:
WORKING OUR WAY THROUGH GRIEF
A Journey from Grief to healing for People coping with the Loss of a
Loved One
Wednesdays – October 15, 2014 through November 19, 2014 - from
7:30 to 9:00 pm
For registration information, please call Winifred Fitzgerald at (718318-2123). There will be a limited registration.
9:00 AM MASS - CHILDREN FOLK GROUP – Looking for new
members. Children in 4th grade and up are eligible. Rehearsals are
held in Church on Mondays at 3:30 pm UNTIL 5:00 PM. The group
sings at the 9:00 AM Mass on Sundays. We are also seeking
someone who plays guitar and would be interested in joining us.
STAY HEALTHY – It is time to get your Flu shot! Take steps now to
help prevent getting the flu.
Free flu shot for people 18 years or older.
Please bring your Medicare card if you have one.
No insurance is necessary and there is no cost to you.
Wednesday, October 15th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in front of
the school building.
There are 1000 free flu shots available.
FAITH FORMATION INFORMATION
FOR 2014 - 2015
CLASSES TIMES AND LOCATIONS:
Grades 6, 7, and 8 – meet on Mondays: Arrival Time 6:30 PM – Class Duration: 6:45
PM to 8:15 PM.
Grades 3, 4, and 5 – meet on Wednesdays. Arrival Time: 3:00 PM – Class Duration:
3:15 to
4:45 PM
Grades Kindergarten, 1, and 2 – meet on Thursdays. Arrival Time: 3:00 PM – Class
Duration: 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Overflow of Grades 7 and 8 meet on Thursdays. Arrival Time: 6:30 PM – Class
Duration: 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Location: Please enter through the main doors to the Small Hall of the Academy of St.
Francis de Sales. Students will be dismissed from these doors.
Missing Sacraments
If your child has not been baptized or has not received First Holy Communion and
is beyond the age of 7 years old, please contact Robert Ruggerio at the rectory
718-634-6464. Even if your child is presently enrolled in the religious education
program, kindly bring it to the administrations attention.
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