Pendleton and Clarence Ctr., NY B APTISMS P

Pendleton and Clarence Ctr., NY
Rectory & Mailing Address
5442 Tonawanda Creek Road
No. Tonawanda, NY 14120
716-625-8594 • Fax: 625-8365
[email protected]
Religious Ed: 716-625-8817
8700 Goodrich Road
Clarence Center, NY 14032
Rev. Daniel A. Young, Pastor
Rev. Augustine Ayaga, In Residence
Deacon Robert Bauer, Permanent Deacon
Brian Karaszewski & Donald Spoth, Trustees
Rick Paolini, Bookkeeper
Michael Denz, Director of Religious Education
Barb Carpenter, Secretary
David Fischer, Maintenance
Clayton & Beverly Merlihan, Advocates for
Persons with Disabilities
Monday: ........................8:00 a.m. ....... Campus Site
Tuesday: ........................8:00 a.m. ....... Pendleton Site
Healing Mass ..........7:00 p.m........ Pendleton Site
Thursday & Friday: ....8:00 a.m.. ...... Campus Site
Saturday:.......................4:30 p.m........ Pendleton Site
Sunday:..........................9:00 a.m. ....... Pendleton Site
..........................11:00 a.m... ... Campus Site
Saturday: 3:00 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. –Pendleton Site, or by
We acknowledge the blessing our parish receives when a
baby is born into a parish family. Baptisms are celebrated
on scheduled Saturday’s of the month. A Baptismal preparation class is given to the parents. Godparents must be
registered in a Roman Catholic Church and attending Mass
on a regular basis and able to receive a letter of recommendation from their Parish Priest. Call the Parish Office to
schedule a time and date for a Baptismal class.
Arrangements must be made at least six months prior to
the intended wedding date. Dates are reserved only for
registered parishioners. Each couple must meet with the
Pastor before any dates will be reserved. Attendance at a
Diocesan Pre-Cana Class or weekend retreat is required.
If you are confined to home and would like to receive
Holy Communion or the Sacrament of Anointing of the
Sick, please contact the Parish Office. Privacy laws prohibit all health care facilities from contacting us. Families
must call us directly to inform us of individual needs.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is an ongoing
process. Adults wishing to join the Catholic Church
should contact the Parish Office.
A letter will be given to registered parishioners who attend
Mass regularly, who have received the Sacraments of Bap-
Page Two
NOVEMBER 16, 2014
SATURDAY, Nov. 15th, St. Albert the Great, Bishop
4:30 pm Henry Becker by Wife & Children
SUNDAY, Nov. 16th, Twenty-Third Sunday In
Ordinary Time
9:00 am Chester & Helen Chapin by Gene & Annette
11:00 am Esther Pegler by Marty & Joanne Berger
MONDAY, Nov. 17th St. Elizabeth Of Hungary
8:00 am Unborn by Former Knights of Columbus
TUESDAY, Nov. 18th, Dedication Of The Basilicas
Of Sts. Peter & Paul, Apostles
8:00 am Michael Gruszewski by Ed, Chuck, Tracy &
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19th
7:00 pm Dorothy Roland by Ken, Mary Lynne Lefort
& Family
THURSDAY, Nov. 20th
8:00 am All Parishioners by Pastor
FRIDAY, Nov. 21st. Presentation Of The Blessed
Virgin Mary
8:00 am Rev. Edward Schroeder by Estate
SATURDAY, Nov. 22nd, St Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr
4:30 pm Sr. Helen Talbot by Pat Vergils
SUNDAY, Nov. 23rd, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King
Of the Universe
9:00 am Carmen Otero by Loving Son
11:00 am Michael Gruszewski by Mary Lou, Deanna &
Parish Office Hours
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Collection for the week ending Nov. 9th:
Catholic University
$5, 879.00
Capital Campaign
Week Ending
To Date
Still Needed
$ 685.00
*63, 488.00
18, 367.00
Total Number of Donors 167
Please Pray for our Sick: Beth Adams, Diane
Anderson, Carol Barber, Chase Bartholomew, Betty Lou
Beiter, Catherine Beiter, Ruth Blair, John Blersch, Alice
Body, Cathy Bowler, Ellen Branicky, Judy Brzyski, June
Burngasser, Patrick Callahan, Alysca Cantrell, Gene
Cassidy, Cindy Colello, Sharon Curtis, Louann Delaney,
Jim Fiegel, Henry Fink (infant), Dennis Fitzgibbons, Rosie
Frost, James Furey, Payton Furner, Jim Garlock, Josephine
Genco, Joseph Godzisz, Darcy Gow, Alice Guenther,
Geralyn Hens, Alyssa Herbst (child), Heather Hornsby,
Dolores Kae, Jamie Kauschinger, Joseph Kedron, Marjorie
Keith, Jim Keller, Caroline Kopacz, Timothy Koszelak,
Dave Kowalski, Stella Krzos, Tina Langlotz, Loretta Layer,
Bob Liberto, Ron Lindemann, James Lombardi, Joyce
Lombardi, Wesley Londos, Donna Keith McCain, Joseph
Malahosky, Mark Malenda, Mariana Maniscalco, Barbara
Manke, Patricia Massey, Matthew McJury, Gloria Meehan,
James Merlihan, Linda Miller, Colleen Mondello, Jose
Montaner, Alan Morlock, Linda Moskal, Theresa
Muffoletto, Vincent Muffoletto, Jesse Palumbo, John Park,
Josephine Park, Christina Pelsh, Patrick Petrie, Mary
Raybor, Kristie Rush, Yolanda Sherriff, Madelyn Sikorski,
Sharon Siminski, Kathi Smith, Ellen Sponholz, Dave
Trietley, Michele Vergils, Charlotte Wald, Marilyn Walsh,
Trudy Welsh, Doris Winter, Geri Witkowski, Ruth Wolf,
A Look Ahead:
Mon. Nov. 17
Bible study-after 8am Mass, Campus
Mon. Nov. 17
7pm Prayer Group, Pendleton
Tues. Nov.18
7pm Rosary, Honsberger Home
Mon. Dec. 1
7pm Advent Penance Service, Pendleton
We remember all those men and women who are serving
in our armed forces and pray they come home soon and
safe. Please pray for peace.
Sat./Sun. Dec. 13, 14 Christmas Dessert Sale, Pendleton
RCIA Have you considered becoming a Roman Catholic?
The process for becoming a Catholic is called RCIA (Rite of
Christian Initiation for Adults). There are several steps along
the way before entering the Catholic Faith. The process
includes instruction, prayer, Scripture, sharing and
discernment. If you or someone you know would be
interested, please contact the parish office at 625-8594. Brian
Haseltine, a parishioner and director of the parish RCIA, will
hold classes in the Pendleton Parish Hall.
POINSETTIA PLANTS The Altar and Rosary Society
is taking orders for 6 1/2 inch Poinsettia plants in Red and
White for $10.00 each. The plants can also be designated
In Memory of a Loved One for the altars at both worship
sites. There will be someone to take your order at the en-
Page Three
November 16, 2014
A Word From The Bishop,
Religious Education News
Schedule: Sun. Nov 16, Rel. Ed. Class
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)
has come to the aid of communities nationwide for over 40
years in an effort to eradicate poverty. During World Youth
Day, July 25, 2013, Pope Francis told us to “never tire of
working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity.” CCHD puts these words into action by funding housing, education and the development of job opportunities.
Catholic Trivia Answer: There is no St. John Lateran.
The Cathedral in Rome is named St. John Lateran because
two of it’s patrons are St. John the Baptist and St. John the
Evangelist. Lateran refers to the family who gave the land
to the pope so the Cathedral could be built.
Saint Quote of the Week: “How could I bear a crown of
gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns?” and bears it
for me!”
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Feast Day November 17th
Projects supported by CCHD move beyond providing for
basic needs. They work to build healthy, sustainable futures for communities. This past year CCHD provided
grants to several organizations including:
Catechism Quote of the Week: 1360 The Eucharist is a
sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Father, a blessing by which
the Church expresses her gratitude to God for all his benefits, for all that he has accomplished through creation, re-
*Cantalician Center’s program that prepares developmentally disabled adults for employment.
*Vive la Casa in its efforts to provide life skills education
for refugees.
*NOAH, Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope, in its
work to provide improved public transportation.
CHRISTMAS TREE TAGS Thank you to all parishioners for your generous response in taking one or more tags
from our Giving Tree for St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy.
You help is enabling a child in the poorest area of Buffalo
to have a special Christmas. Please return all gifts wrapped
and with the tag attached by December 1st to the Church or
the Parish Office during normal business hours.
This collection is the primary source of funding for CCHD
grants and education programs. Collection funds offer new
hope each year to those living in poverty throughout the
United States. And remember, 25 percent of the Collection
proceeds stay here in our diocese to fight poverty in our
communities and defend the dignity of our neighbors. Help
us defend human dignity and show Christ’s charity to those
in need.
Nov. 16 Rev Walter Szczeny, Nov. 23 Rev. Msgr. Jerome
Sullivan, Nov. 30 Rev. Angelo Chimera
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES St. Paul reminds us in his
letter to the Romans of many comforting words. During
times of loss, loneliness and grief, we may not feel or recognize God’s presence in our lives. Though we can’t imagine all the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, we
do understand a bit about grieving and that it is a process.
Call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 847-2210 or
email [email protected] for a free bereavement packet of materials designed to provide support.
For more information about the Collection for the Catholic
Campaign for Human Development and the groups it
funds, please visit
Yours sincerely in Christ
CONGRATULATIONS We congratulate Cole Beiter,
our Ninth Grade parishioner on achieving Third Honors in
the first marking period at Canisius High School.
VOCATION To those who have, much will be given.
Count your blessings. Give them away. If God is calling
you to a Church vocation, call Father Walter Szczesny at
847-5535. Check out! and see
what our website offers.
CRAFT SHOW St. Gregory The Great Parish will hold
their annual Craft Show on Fri. Nov. 28th from 10am-4pm
and Sat. Nov. 29th 10am-3pm. 150 local artisans and crafters will sell their unique, homemade, quality items in the
school and Ministry Center, Williamsville (next to MillardFillmore Suburban Hospital). For further information, visit
PRO LIFE OFFICE The office of Pro Life and the St.
Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center sends a “Special
Thanks” to all for the support, prayers and contributions we
have received. As Mother Teresa has said, “It is not how
much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.”
May God continue to bless you for your generosity.
FOOD COLLECTION The Christian Mothers are collecting canned tuna fish and soups for the Pendleton Food
Pantry. Donation boxes are in the back of the Church.
THANKSGIVING TURKEYS We are collecting frozen
turkeys for the needed in our parish and area! Please bring
a 10 or 14 pound turkey to the parish office during normal