EVANGELIZATION & CATECHESIS

OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH
LATHAM, NEW YORK
NOVEMBER 9, 2014
EVANGELIZATION & CATECHESIS
Dear Parishioners,
This week is National Vocation Awareness Week. We ask you
to join us by praying for vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate,
Religious and Consecrated Life. You can be a promoter of
vocations by simply asking a young person whom you admire to
consider whether he/she may have a vocation. Frequently our
young people do not feel worthy of such a life choice but an
encouraging word prompts them to take the first step in the
process.
You are invited to a Holy Hour of Adoration and Benediction
this Sunday, November 9th at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity
Parish, 122 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes, NY to pray for vocations.
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will take place on
Sunday, November 23rd following the 11:00 AM Mass. The
sacrament is offered to those who desire the healing graces of the
Lord because of illness, age, or health concerns. It is written in
the letter of St. James, “let those who are sick be anointed with oil
to receive strength and forgiveness of sin”. Let us keep in prayer
all who are sick or infirm.
Blessings,
Father Burke
PARISH EVENTS
PARISH MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
The Parish Mass of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday,
November 19th at 7:00 p.m. We invite you to join us as we
remember family, friends and parishioners who have died in the
past year. The Parish Council and Rosary Society co-sponsor this
Mass. A lite reception will follow in LaSalle Hall.
OUR ANNUAL COAT DRIVE ENDS NEXT WEEKEND NOVEMBER 16th.
Boxes are located at the side entrance of the
Gathering Space. Please bring your gently
used coats and jackets. The need is great. We
will be assisting our usual organizations,
Mary’s Corner, Blessed Sacrament & St. Mary’s in
Albany also Joseph’s House in Troy. Any children’s coats will be
donated to Mary’s Corner through the Ladies of Charity.
OLA ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY
CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Rosary Altar Society will host the
annual Christmas Party on Friday,
December 5th after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.
We will recite the Rosary after Mass. A
Christmas brunch will be served
immediately following the Rosary.
There is no charge.
Please bring an unwrapped infant gift (CLOTHING) for
Community Maternity Services and a Grab Bag gift ($5.00
min.) All women of the parish are invited. Please RSVP to
Millie Smith 785-5428 or Rose Weaver 785-3194.
REMINDER for the families of children making
First Communion. There is a Parent Meeting in
the Chapel during your child’s regularly scheduled
Faith Formation Session at either 9am or 10:15am
on Saturday, November 15th.
ALTAR SERVERS
Interested in becoming an altar server? If you are in 3rd
Grade and up, please contact Mrs. Pegarella at 785-1605. Once
we know how many children we have, we will be scheduling
training this month.
St. Nick's Workshop
Sat. December 6th from 1-4pm in
LaSalle Hall.
OLA Teens provide children the opportunity to
have an afternoon of Christmas fun, while
offering parents a few hours to get their own
'things' done. This is a free event planned by
Youth Ministry just for kids. Registration
forms may be found in the gathering space. Space is limited, so
please get your forms in soon. All forms must be returned no
later than December 1, 2014. First-come, first-served…Teens
should block out 12noon – 4:30pm if you plan to assist. Contact
the Faith Formation Office to sign-up or with questions at 7851605.
YOUTH MINISTRY
Lock-In and Service days
High School youth ar e invited to a Lock-In on Monday and
Tuesday November 10/11. We will spend the over night at
OLA and go out for service work on Tuesday during the day.
Look for sign-up sheets and release forms outside the Faith
Formation Office. You can have 24 hours of fun and still be
home in time for homework :-)
Think Christmas!
Wreaths will be available for sale after masses the
weekend of December 6th and 7th. Fresh balsam
wreaths from Maine will be sold plain or with a
hand-made bow. The cost is $17 plain, or $20 with
a bow. Wreaths will also be available for purchase during office
hours (M-W, and F 9am-4pm) beginning on Monday, December
1st.
Youth Ministry thanks you for your continued support.
Student Government Cinderella Closet
The Shaker High School Student Government
operates a Cinderella Closet. We are currently
seeking donations of gently used or new formal
attire. If you have any gowns, shoes, suits, or any
accessories that could be worn to a formal event, please bring
them to the Shaker High School main office. The closet will be
available to any student in need of formal attire for Shaker
functions. If you have any questions, email
[email protected] Thank you for your support.
THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA
PASTORAL CARE
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING is held Tuesdays fr om
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, by appointment, in the
Varden Room.
We would like to keep in touch with our parishioners who are in
the hospital, nursing home or are homebound.
Because of the HIPAA Privacy Regulations we may not be aware
of these transitions. Please call the Parish Nurse, Marge Jones, in
the Pastoral Care Office at 785-0234 ext. 104.
NURSES NOTES
ORGAN DONATION
What does the Catholic Church say about organ
donation? That was my first thought after reading
about National Donor Sabath which takes place the
weekend of November 14-16.
Saint John Paul II sums up the position of the Church
in these words: The Gospel of life is to be celebrated
above all in daily living, which should be filled with
self-giving for others….over and above such
outstanding moments, there is an everyday heroism,
made up of gestures of sharing, big and small, which
build up an authentic culture of life. A particularly
praiseworthy example of such gestures is the donation
of organs, performed in an ethically acceptable
manner, with a view to offering a chance of health and
even life itself to the sick who sometimes have no
other hope. (Evangelium Vitae, no.86, original
emphasis)
There are many kinds of organ transplants. The types
relevant to this question are Inter vivos, which means
taking place among the living (donating blood or bone
marrow) and Postmortem (Cadaver) donations of vital
organs like heart, lung and kidney.
“The Souls of the Just are in the Hands of God”
Please remember in prayer parishioners who have died:
Francis Gilboy
Cathryn Blair
Ruth M. Johnson
William J. Luby
We pray for OLA families who have lost a family member
Brian C. Viele, brother of Bridget Pardo
Marjorie Crozzoli, sister of Paula (Joseph) Picchi
Philip Rosney, brother of Peg (Jack) Bateman
Louis Foro, father of Louis T. (Kim) Foro
Francis LaBelle, grandmother of Ruth LaBelle (Jack) Marro
& Edward (Enid) Labelle
Please call the parish office if you wish to have a family member
remembered in prayer
FINANCE & STEWARDSHIP
Weekly Budget
$9,500
Offertory Collection for 11/02/14
$9,607
4:30 PM
$2,651
7:30 AM
$2,285
9:00 AM
$3,096
11:00 AM
$1,745
All Saints Collection
$1,735
Confirmation Collection $1,464
Thank you
CONGRATULATIONS & THANKS
THANKS
To
ADIRONDACK
Fence Company
783-3623
for sponsoring an ad in our bulletin
WE PRAY FOR OUR VETERANS
AND ALL OUR FAITHFUL DEPARTED
National Donor Sabath is an annual observance for all
denominations to raise awareness for the need of organ
and tissue donation to save lives.
If you would like to know more about the Church’s
teaching on organ donation go to
www.catholicnews.com
If you would like more information about donating go
online to nys donate life registry at www.health.ny.gov
VETERANS DAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH
LATHAM, NEW YORK
NOVEMBER 9, 2014
Masses for the Week
Week of November 10-16, 2014
MONDAY– St. Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor of
the Church
6:30
Communion Service at St. Ambrose
9:00
Evelyn Charette by Charlyn Pettit
Linda Triplett by Agostina Maroli
Evelyn Charette by Theresa Cioffi
Lawrence O’Keefe by his wife Elaine & family
TUESDAY– St. Martin of Tours, Bishop – VETERANS DAY
OFFICE CLOSED
6:30
Eleanor Flatley In Memoriam
9:00
Liturgy at St. Ambrose
WEDNESDAY- St. Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr
6:30
Liturgy at St. Ambrose
9:00
Cecile Gregoire by Marie & Vic Gilbert
George Marthy by his wife
Robert Neaton by Josie & Dick Larkin
Pat McLoughlin by Charlyn & Mel Pettit
THURSDAY– St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin
6:30
COMMUNION SERVICE
9:00
Liturgy at St. Ambrose
FRIDAY
6:30
Liturgy at St. Ambrose
9:00
Albert E. Rossi by his daughter Charlyn
Peter Falco (11th.anniv.) by his loving family
Nella McMillan by the family
Intentions of Anthony K. Odierno by Tina & Gino Maceli
SATURDAY– St. Albert the Great, Bishop & Doctor of
the Church
8:00
(St. Joseph’s Provincial House)
4:30
Mary Ridley & Vincent Donato by the family
Lewis Colley by Esther Roche
Genevieve & Albert Lesko by Kathleen & Sue
Margaret O’Brien by Nancy Toolan
SUNDAY– Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:30
Terry Schlessinger by Margaret Curtin
Anna Guenther by the Purello family
Gloria DuBois by Joseph Grassette
9:00
Horace La Bier by daughter Beverly-Jean
Lucille Loncsak by Annette Roberts
Intentions of the Kolak Family
Nella McMillan by the family
11:00 Etoll, Genest, Wyrshyhora Families by Kay Etoll & family
Jean Springborn by Jerry & Joanna Andrulonis
Nicholas P. Pucci by his sister Rose
Robert Neaton by Barbara & Joe Butler
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD is
held for children in grades 1 and up during the 9:00
a.m. Mass each Sunday.
RAINBOWS & CHURCH MICE PROGRAMS
for children in grade 1 and under takes place during
the 9:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday.
PLEASE NOTE: All children and visitors are always welcome to join
us for prayers, a song, a story and coloring.
MINISTERS SCHEDULES
November 15-16, 2014
4:30 PM
Lector 1
Lector 2
Host 1
Host 2/T
Host 3
Cup 1
Cup 2
Cup 3
Cup 4
Altar Server 1
Altar Server 2
Altar Server 3
7:30 AM
Lector 1
Lector 2
Host 1
Host 2/T
Host 3
Cup 1
Cup 2
Cup 3
Cup 4
Altar Server 1
Altar Server 2
Altar Server 3
9:00 AM
Lector 1
Lector 2
Host 1
Host 2/T
Host 3
Cup 1
Cup 2
Cup 3
Cup 4
Altar Server 1
Altar Server 2
Altar Server 3
11:00 AM
Lector 1
Lector 2
Host 1
Host 2/T
Host 3
Cup 1
Cup 2
Cup 3
Cup 4
Altar Server 1
Altar Server 2
Altar Server 3
Karen Gardiner Harvey
Andrew Sponable
Bernice Dupuis
Caroline Condon
Janice Garzia
Joseph Thouin
Margaret Griffin
Sharon Thouin
Ronald Condon
Ethan Fowler
Joshua Matz
Pamela Leisenfelder
Marcella Fushs
Harry Howansky
Jack Reilly
Christine O’Reilly
Edna Mae Reilly
Joyce Bellinghausen
Rick Pratt
Arlene Howansky
Francis Cardullo
Kyle Donnelly
Patricia Farrell
Bill Edwards
Beverly-Jean Silvernail
Eileen Anderson
Nancy Lansing
Christine Kelly
Rebecca Farrell
Judith Wilson
Kristen Lansing
Joseph Ferris
Michael Ferris
Ainsley Kelly
Ann Bonacci
Mark Austin
Victor Gilbert
Peggy Turnbull
Joanne FitzGibbon
Patricia O’Malley
William Hammarstrom
Helen Aguilar
Marie Gilbert
James Cook
THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA
SCRIPTURE & LITURGY
Introduction to the Liturgy of the Word
Ezekiel 47:1-2,8-9,12
Water flows through the temple.
Psalm 46
“The waters of the city gladden the
city of God, the holy dwelling of the
Most High!”
1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17 We are God’s building.
John 2:13-22
Jesus will raise the temple in three
days.
Up until Jesus’ time, worship of God was associated with a place, the
temple in Jerusalem. In today’s Gospel, Jesus identifies himself as the
temple, thus shifting the focus of our worship from a place to a person. It
is well to remember this in a time of shifting demographics and
reconfiguring parishes. As precious as our church buildings are to us, the
Church is more than bricks and mortar.
Music for the Weekend of November 8-9, 4:30 & 11:00
Entrance
The Church’s One Foundation
418
Psalm
Psalm 47
Offertory
Come to the Water
612
Communion
Spirit & Grace
339
Recessional
God, We Praise You
191
LATERAN BASILICA
Paul Turner
Whenever the ninth of November falls on a Sunday, many
churchgoers are surprised to learn that the regular Mass has been
replaced by one for the feast of the Dedication of St. John
Lateran. Christmas, Easter, even All Souls Day we understand.
But John Lateran? The feast most nearly resembles Independence
Day on the national calendar. It celebrates the freedom to worship
and the dedication of a place to gather for it.
Early in the fourth century the persecution of Christians came to
a close with the conversion of the emperor Constantine, who
granted to the followers of Jesus the right to public worship.
Constantine offered Pope Sylvester I some property owned by the
Lateran family, which became the site of the first Christian
basilica, dedicated on November 9, 324. In time, the church was
placed under the patronage of St. John the Baptist and St. John the
Evangelist. The popes lived in a palace adjoining the church,
which underwent several renovations over the centuries. Several
councils were held in the building, including the ones legislating
celibacy for priests and communion once a year for the faithful.
Even though the popes moved to Avignon, France, for a century
and eventually to a residence in the Vatican palace, the Lateran
basilica remains the cathedral church of Rome. When we speak of
the pope as bishop of Rome, this is his cathedral, not St. Peter’s.
Since the pope is the shepherd of the universal church, the
Lateran basilica of St. John is the cathedral church of the world.
Each year the dedication of this building is celebrated in every
Catholic parish in the world on November 9. It proclaims the
original freedom of Christians to worship, the dedication of our
ancestors to worship, the perseverance of our faith, and the
universal nature of our community. By commemorating the
dedication of the basilica of St. John Lateran, we pass on that
faith to new generations.
BEYOND THE PARISH
CHARISMATIC MASS & HEALING SERVICE
Presented by The Diocesan Service Committee for the
Catholic Charismatic Renewal.—Church of the Holy Trinity
122, Vliet Blvd. Cohoes, NY.
Wednesday, November 12 7:00 pm Prayer & Praise
7:30 pm Mass & Healing Service
Music by Joyful Heart. For information call Ruth 785-0905.
Father Peter Young Foundation
IT’S COMING...OUR 10TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS
CRAFT FAIR! Saturday, November 15th, 10am to 3pm
The Holiday Inn Express, 400 Old Loudon Rd. Latham
Free Admission. Be sure to plan on attending our Live Auction
which will be held at 3pm. Crafters may reserve a table by speaking with Margie Reilly at 463-8109 or email:[email protected]
All proceeds will benefit The Father Peter G. Young Foundation.
COLONIE ELKS ANNUAL TURKEY RAFFLE will be held
on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Colonie Elks Lodge
#2192 at 11 Elk Lane (off Rt. 155) Latham. Doors open at 5:00
pm. Raffle starts at 6:00 pm. We will raffle Turkeys, Pies and
Wine. 50/50 Door Prizes Table Raffle. Come join the fun—Open
to all.
Hot dogs and refreshments to all players. All proceeds will
benefit local charities including United Cerebral Palsy Home Care
Program in the Capital District area.
ST. MARY’S GIFT SHOP
You may have heard that Seton Health/St. Mary’s in Troy, NY
has joined the new St. Peters Health Partners Group.
Our Gift Gallery has new merchandise arriving daily. PLEASE
MAKE THIS YOUR RELGIOUS STORE destination as we
have many religious items, Holy Communion and Confirmation
gifts etc.. If we do not have what you want, we can order.
Mention this ad and receive 10% off your next purchase.
MARRIAGE MOMENTS by Susan Vogt
What does your spouse do that makes you laugh? Often
its the silly idiosyncrasies or foibles that can be special
precious moments between you.
PARENTING POINTERS by Susan Vogt
As the season changes, so do people. Children grow.
People die. We drop old habits and learn new ones.
Discuss in your family one bad habit each of you would
like to get rid of.
A Family Perspective by Bud Ozar
The bridesmaids in today’s gospel were considered
‘foolish’ because they let their lamps go out. Don’t be
foolish. Pay attention to the small acts necessary to
keep the flame alive in all your relationships.