Pastor Fr. Joseph Zareski

Fr. Joseph Zareski
Dc. Joseph During
Dc. Stephen Smith
Pastoral Associates
Sr. Harriet Hamilton
Betty West
Carol Partigianoni
Victor Baez
St. Mary’s School
Denise Hall, Principal
Office Staff
Sue Laman
Theresa DeHart
Joan Sweeting
Bulletin Editor
Brittany Laman
Faith Formation
Jen Fischer
Gary Hoyt
Mindy Gardner
Teresa Ripley
Bob & Stephanie
Music Ministry
Nancy Yang Stevens
Armand DiScenna
Pastoral Council
Annamaria Maniaci
Vice President
Bob Densmore
Michael Dexter
Vice President
Gary Hoyt
James Nichols
Lucy Murphy
Al Saracene
Andrew Polley
St. Mary’s Church ● 46 N. Main St., Cortland, NY ● [email protected]
St. Anthony’s Church ● 50 Pomeroy St., Cortland, NY ● [email protected]
St. Anthony’s & St. Mary’s Parish Center ● 59 N. Main St., Cortland, NY
● tel (607) 756-9967 ● fax (607) 753-3444 ● Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9 AM - 3 PM
November 9, 2014
We Always WELCOME New Parishioners
If you’re new, please introduce yourselves, register at the Parish Center,
and let us know what we can do to make you feel right at home!
Sacrament of Baptism: Baptisms are normally celebrated after a weekend Mass.
Please contact the Parish Center for information regarding the preparation class
and to schedule.
Faith Formation: The education of our children in the life-giving truths of our
Faith is the heart of our mission as a parish. St Mary’s School accepts children in
pre-K through grade 8. Children enrolled in the public schools grades K-10 attend
Religious Education classes at their respective parishes on Sunday mornings.
Students in High School attend Confirmation classes. Our Youth Ministry group
meets once a week for faith-filled activities.
Marriage Preparation: Marriage arrangements should be made at least 6 months
in advance by calling the parish office for an appointment. Pre-Cana attendance is
Anointing and Visits to the Sick: Please notify the Parish Center of a family
member’s admission to a hospital or nursing care facility, or of confinement at
home to arrange for spiritual care, Holy Communion and/or Anointing of the
Sick. The Mass from St Mary’s is televised on cable channel 2 at 10 AM on
Sunday mornings.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Are you interested in becoming a
Catholic? RCIA is a process for becoming a fully initiated member of the Catholic
Faith. It is for those who are seeking Baptism in the Catholic Faith, those who
have been baptized in another Christian tradition & now seek to be a member of
the Catholic Faith, & for those who have been baptized Catholic but have not
received the Sacraments of Confirmation & Eucharist. For St Mary’s, contact Bob
Bell at 756-9221 or Caleb Payne at 299-4356 and St Anthony’s, contact Stephanie
Passeri-Densmore at 756-6723.
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Mass Intentions
Saturday, Nov 8
St. Mary’s
4:00 PM Rudy Boll
Norma Riley
Catholic Daughters
Andrew R Race (5th Anniv)
Kevin & Marybeth Conlon
St. Anthony’s
5:30 PM Pasqua Sepe
Sepe Family
Angie MacLean
MaryAnn & Carl Fadale
Guy Passeri
Adriana D’Adamio
Sunday, Nov 9 The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
St. Mary’s
8:00 AM Robert B Chase, Jr (1st Anniv)
The Gorman Family
A Irene Camillo (5th Anniv)
Children & Grandchildren
11:00 AM Joseph Roszkowski (2nd Anniv)
Dan & Sally Stehm
St. Anthony’s
9:30 AM Saverio & Josephine Mancini
Grave Biviano
Joyce Alteri & Family
Monday, Nov 10 at St Anthony’s
November 9, 2014
Readings for the Week of November 9th
Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Ps 46; 1 Cor 3:9c-11,
16-17; Jn 2:13-22
Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24; Lk 17:1-6
Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37; Lk 17:7-10
Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23; Lk 17:11-19
Phlm 7-20; Ps 146; Lk 17:20-25
2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119; Lk 17:26-37
3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112; Lk 18:1-8
Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Ps 128;
1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30
Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of theChurch
O’Heron Newman Center Welcomes Students
George Tucci
Phil Corsi
Angela (Angie) MacLean
David & Rosa Strauff
John D’Adamio
Adriana & Family
Tuesday, Nov 11 at St Mary’s Veteran’s Day
The O’Heron Newman Center welcomes
SUNY Cortland college students to celebrate
Eucharist on Sunday Evenings at 8 PM. TC3
students are also welcome!
5:30 PM
Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop
9:00 AM For all Veterans - Living and Deceased
Wednesday, Nov 12 at St Mary’s
Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr
7:00 AM Aileen Johnson
Thursday, Nov 13
Bryan Riccardi
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin
No Mass
Friday, Nov 14 at St Mary’s
7:00 AM Steven Schilling
Saturday, Nov 15
John R Anderson
Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
St. Mary’s
4:00 PM Margaret West Hoadley
John Ferguson
Mary T Rafferty
Disabled American Vets
Chapter 153
St. Anthony’s
5:30 PM For the People of St Anthony’s & St Mary’s Parishes
Mr & Mrs Nick Yacovone
Nieces, Maria, Gilda, & Dora
Deceased Members of
The Stella D’Oro Lodge
Stella D’Oro Lodge Members
Sunday, Nov 16 Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Mary’s
8:00 AM Dorothy Moran (10th Anniv)
Sr Sheila Moran & Ginny Jones
11:00 AM Legion of Mary Deceased Members
St. Anthony’s
9:30 AM Trudy Testa
Mr & Mrs Robert Densmore
Grace Biviano
Debbie Falso Murray
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
is celebrated on Saturdays:
3 PM at St. Mary’s Church
After 5:30 PM Mass at St. Anthony’s Church.
Veterans Day Mass
This year we are asking all relatives of veterans
to submit a picture of a family member who is
a veteran for display during Mass. Please bring
framed or other pictures to the Parish Center
before November 11th. Any questions, contact
Mike Dexter at 745-3299.
Veteran’s Day
Tuesday, November 11th
9 AM Mass at St Mary’s
Join us as we recognize all
Veteran’s at this special Mass.
Veteran’s are encouraged to
wear their uniforms.
Please Note: There will be NO 10 AM Mass
at St Anthony’s.
The Parish Office will be closed.
Coming This Week
to a Parish Near You…
Cortland Catholic Youth Ministry
M Choir/10:30 AM/M Hall
M Children’s Church/11 AM Mass/M Hall
O’Heron Newman Center/Mass/8 PM
Rosary/7 AM/M Chapel
No School/SMS/Parent-Teacher Conferences
Rosary/7 AM/M Chapel
Veteran’s Day/Mass/9 AM/St M
Parish Office Closed
No School SMS
Rosary Cenacle/2 PM/M Chapel
Holy Hour/4 PM/M Chapel
Wednesday Rosary/After 7 AM Mass/M Chapel
Liturgy of Hours/7:30 AM/SMS
SCC/1 PM/M Conference Room
Bible Study/2:30 PM/PC
Youth Group/6:30 PM/PC
Rosary/7 AM/M Chapel
Stella D’Oro/6:30 PM/A Hall
M Choir/7 PM/M Hall
Knights of Columbus/7 PM/PC
Bingo/7 PM/SMS Cafe
Rosary/After 7 AM Mass/M Chapel
Christian Women of Faith/10 AM/M Hall
Rosary/8 AM/M Chapel
Blood Drive/8 AM - 1 PM/M Hall
Divine Treasures/Open House/
10 AM - 4 PM/PC
Sat & Sun: Grocery Cards/After Masses/M Hall
& A Atrium
M Religious Ed/9:20 AM/PC
Nov 16
A Religious Ed/10:30 AM/A Hall & Rectory
M Choir/10:30 AM/M Hall
M Family Mass/11 AM/Coffee Hr to Follow
O’Heron Newman Center/Mass/8 PM
Nov 9
Give the Gift of Life!
Our next blood drive is Saturday, November
15th from 8 AM– 1 PM at St. Mary’s Church
Hall. One hour of your time can give this gift of life.
Divine Treasures
Christmas Open House
Saturday, November 15th
10 AM– 4 PM at the Parish Center
Please stop in for holiday shopping, refreshments
and enter our drawing for a chance to win a
Christmas basket!
Youth Group: Our next meeting is Wednesday, November
12th at 6:30 PM at the Parish Center. All youth entering
into 7th grade up to 12th grade are welcome!
Mindy: (315) 406-6615 or [email protected]
Kimberly: 423-7497or [email protected]
Adult Education Class - The Family Fully Alive
Is your family life fully alive in God's plan? Are you living
the life God created for you? Do you want to explore how
to talk to your kids about our Catholic faith? Join Lisa
Lickona Sundays twice a month (on the days Religious Ed
is held) from 9:20 AM-10:40 AM at the Parish Center,
starting on December 7th. We'll discuss and reflect on our
Catholic teachings for the family. Using the book Love is
Our Mission (visit for more details) and an open
format, we'll focus on topics surrounding the family. The
group will meet concurrently with children's religious
education classes for those parents wishing to stay. Contact
J en F is ch er (3 1 5 -2 4 3 -6 4 22
o r e ma i l :
[email protected]) for more details.
Looking Ahead…
From now until January we have early bulletin deadlines.
Please take a moment to get your announcements ready and
send them to us soon, before the busy season is upon us!
We’ll be sure to highlight your events in the proper bulletin
St Mary’s Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 22nd
10 AM - 4 PM
The St Mary’s Christmas Bazaar is now only a
few weeks away. Make sure to save the date – November
22nd, from 10 AM - 4 PM. It’s an exciting day for
everyone! The children’s activities, the book fair, the food,
the quilts, the vendors. . . something for everyone! If you
have been looking for an opportunity to help out here at
school, but are unable to get in during the typical school
day, this may be your opportunity. We are looking for
people who would like to volunteer in a wide variety of
ways. We need help setting up, working in the game area,
the kitchen, baking cakes for the cake wheel, tearing down,
etc. If you are interested in helping, either in a specific area
or anywhere we need an extra set of hands, please let me
know as soon as possible. As we know, many hands make
things run even smoother. You can contact me through
email ([email protected]), or leave a note for me in the
office. I appreciate all the help, whether its for the day, or
just for a couple of hours.
Lori Prine
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
November 9, 2014
St. Anthony of Padua Parish
Liturgical Ministers
5:30 PM
Nov 15/16
Altar Servers
9:30 AM
D Cimini, P Galutz, L Moheimani, B Fauth,
C Partigianoni
V Colongeli, J Rosato, J Morehouse,
M Nicholas, V Baez
K Noble, D Noble
S Passeri-Densmore, L Davis
A Moheimani, S Moheimani
P Davis, M Snyder, I McMahon
C & M Pizzola, G Pizzola
D Schlenker, J Schlenker, N Petrella
P Testa, S Passeri-Densmore
D & P Hutchings
M Banazek
Sr V Natoli
Note: If you are unable to serve as assigned, PLEASE find a replacement or contact your coordinator
Sacrificial Giving - St Anthony’s
Our Religious Education Program includes classes for
Pre-K to High School & includes First Communion &
Confirmation programs. Classes meet on Sunday
mornings at 10:30 AM in the Church Hall & Rectory.
• Our next classes will be held on November 16th &
Questions, call Bob & Stephanie Densmore (756-6723)
A Family Perspective
Just as the laborers built St John
Lateran stone by stone, so families are
built stone by stone. What are these
stones by which a family is built: respect, honesty,
faith, commitment, forgiveness. What stones can you
Candles Burning
for the week of November 9th
in Loving Memory of:
Blessed Sacrament
Mary Snyder
Eileen & Bill Fiske,
in Appreciation
St Anthony
Vincenza Giuliano
Ann Rongo
Chapel of Remembrance
Andrew & Antoinette Prezioso
Holy Family
Maryann Berardi Murphy,
Healing Miracle
Eileen & Bill Fiske
Maryann Berardi Murphy
& Mom, Elissa
Mary D’Addario
Nick Fabrizio
Mom, Elissa Fabrizio
Oct 25/26……….…………...…..……..……..……..……….…$2,930.00
Thank you for your gifts of time, talent and treasure!
New Hymnals Starting With Advent
In November, the 1st Sunday of Advent, we will start using
our new hymnals. For a donation of $20, you can dedicate a
hymnal in memory of a loved one, or for someone who is
still living. A sticker will be placed inside the front cover of
each hymnal that is dedicated. Please call the Parish Center
at 756-9967 if you are interested.
Stella D’Oro
Stella D’Oro will meet on Thursday, November 13th at
6:30 PM at St Anthony’s Church Hall. We will be
remembering our deceased members.
Save The Date!
St Anthony’s House Tour will be Sunday, December 7th.
Tickets will be available soon! Please watch the bulletin
for more details.
St Anthony’s Prayer Chain
If you know of someone in need of special
prayers and would like them listed on St
Anthony’s Prayer Chain, please contact
Debbie Hutchings at 758-3161 or contact
the Parish Office at 756-9967.
St. Mary’s Parish
Liturgical Ministers
Nov 15/16
4:00 PM
Altar Servers
Grocery Cards
8:00 AM
11:00 AM
M & E Mason, J & L Murphy,
T Riley, B & D West
B Bell, B Brady, R Dunphy,
J During, R Emm, S Hall, B Isaf
P Jackson, L Mead, M Mulvana,
P Perfetti, M Petrella,
J & K Tomko
B Mason (GL), J Sikora (R)
J Petrella (GL), H Bell (R)
M Petrella (G), A Caravella (R),
Family Mass
L Mulvana, N Mulvana, M Foster
L Chase, C Chase, G Jones
J Gutchess, A Augur, C Dwyer
L Starr
M Card
A Dearie
Altar Care for November: S Hay, G Jones, B McGraw, K Payne
Note: If you are unable to serve as assigned, PLEASE find a replacement or contact your coordinator
Faith Formation
Classes are held on Sundays 9:20 AM 10:40 AM at the Parish Center,
approximately twice a month. Religious Education is for
students Pre-K - 10th Grade.
Our next class will be held on November 16th.
Jen Fischer, Religious Ed [email protected]
Gary Hoyt, Confirmation [email protected]
Sacrificial Giving - St Mary’s
Oct 25/26……..…………..………..………………………….…$10,371.80
Thank you for your gifts of time, talent and treasure!
Vocation View
Why do we celebrate building today? It reminds us
that we are living stones meant to be built up to a
dwelling place for God. In order to be built upon,
stones must first be cut and shaped. If you want to
know more about the formation process for priests
and religious, call Fr Joe O’Connor at 315-470-1468.
Please kindly pray for the repose of the
souls of the following who entered into
their eternal reward recently:
Alexander L Milham
Linda Farron
May they rest in peace.
In Memory of Msgr Minehan
GREEN envelopes marked “In Memory of Msgr Michael P
Minehan for St Mary’s School Tuition Assistance” have
been included in St Mary’s envelope packet. Msgr felt a
Catholic education is paramount, and the students are the
parishioners of tomorrow. To honor him, we have an annual
collection in his name for tuition assistance at the school. If
you wish to donate, place your envelope in with the regular
collection anytime during the month of November.
James Sarvay
(10th Anniversary)
Marie A McCormick
(60th Anniversary)
Alfred & Jane Bellardini
St Mary’s Prayer Chain
If you know of someone in need of special
prayers and would like them listed on St Mary’s
Prayer Chain, please contact Colleen Bentley at
[email protected], Norma Riley at 7566949 or the Parish Office at 756-9967.
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
“Towards a Future of Hope”
All gifts graciously and gratefully accepted!
$1 - $5 - $25 - $40 - $75 - $100 - $500
Each gift brings us closer to our goal!
It is our HOPE that you will choose to participate in the
Annual Diocesan HOPE Appeal Campaign. With the
participation of each and every parish family, we should be
able to meet our parish goals (assessment).
You may place completed pledges in the collection
basket or return them to the Parish Center. You can
also make a secure pledge online at
Remember: 50% of all gifts over our assessment is
returned to the parish!
Many thanks to those who have responded to date!
November 9, 2014
Saint Mary’s School News
61 N. Main Street, Cortland
School Office: 756-5614
Upcoming Events:
November 10th: Parent/Teacher Conferences/
No School
November 22nd: St Mary’s Bazaar/10 AM - 4 PM
Grocery Cards:
Don’t forget to buy your grocery cards! The school
earns 5 % of all sales. You spend $100 on a card and
you get that exact Value! This is a no-cost fundraiser.
This program helps keep tuition below the actual cost.
Thank you for your continued support of our school!
Knights of Columbus News
The next regular monthly meeting will be
November 13th at 7 PM at the Parish Center.
Christian Women of Faith
Christian Women of Faith of Cortland is an ecumenical
group that regularly brings together Protestant, Roman
Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women in Cortland
County to pray together for our community and to use
responsibly and creatively the resources God has entrusted
to us - our intelligence, time, energy, kindness and love.
Our next meeting is Friday, November 14th at St Mary’s
Church Hall from 10 - 11 AM.
For more information call Cindy Hering @ 753-9917,
Peggy Dennis @ 756-5842, Florence Palm @ 753-7148, or
Mary Louise Congdon @ 753-0413.
Three Gifts - Our Christmas Offering
A Christmas Cantata performed by the Countryside
Community Choir will be presented at St. Anthony's Church
on Sunday, November 30th at 2:30 PM. The program of
continuous music, solos, and narration will be just under an
hour and refreshments will be offered afterwards in the
Church Hall.
The Countryside Community Choir is made up of about 40
volunteers from our surrounding communities, who come
together to sing praise to God. Every year Countryside
performs a Christmas and Easter cantata at various churches
throughout the local central NY area.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend and though it is a free
concert, a free will offering will be collected for the
Community Choir to help keep their sound equipment in
shape, and to offset electric and heating costs at their
rehearsal site.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court
Cortland #919, will have a home-baked Bread
Sale on Saturday, November 22nd & Sunday, November
23rd after all Masses at St Mary’s Church Hall. Marcia
Bulger will chair this sale. Stock up for the Holidays!
St Mary’s Boy Scout Troop 197
St Mary’s Boy Scout Troop 197 meets Tuesday evenings at
the Parish Center from 6:30-7:30 PM and every third
Monday at the TC3 pool from 7-8 PM. If you love
camping, hiking, fishing, orienteering, fun & adventure, as
well as learning valuable lifelong skills, we invite boys
who are 11-17 years of age to join us.
For more information, please contact Norm Chance at 607423-4482 or 607-753-1465, or come to one of our
meetings. We would love to have you join us!
“In this season of thanksgiving,
let’s give “thanks” by giving”.
Author Unknown
Rural Services is in need of gently used warm clothing and
warm boots. Also, any non-perishable food such as cereals,
mac and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, canned fruits
and vegetables. Clean blankets, free of pet hair and stains,
are needed. There is a family in need of a clean, used,
working stove.
Helping Hands Caring Hearts has a continuous need for
infant and toddlers clothing and formula.
We pick up and deliver. Please call 753-1678 or 753-0456,
or use the drop off boxes in St. Mary's & St. Anthony's