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 K12 & Sacramental Preparation [email protected] Principal, Mater Christi School (518) 489-3111 [email protected] Music Director Deacon Gerald Ladouceur Ann Marie Carswell Anne Peplowski Coordinator of Evangelization & Adult Education [email protected] Rev. John Tallman Coordinator of Religious Education K-1, 3-5 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 NOVEMBER 16, 2014 THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 8:15 JOSEPHINE LONG Req. by Mary Z. Ramancus PEGGY ANN MATHIESEN Req. by John & Ruth O’Connor TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 8:15 28TH ANNIV. HELEN BURNS DORAN Req. by Jean Fitzpatrick 10TH ANNIV. N. VINCENT MUNAFO Req. by His Wife & Family 19TH ANNIV. ETHEL HENZEL Req. by The Henzel Family 11TH ANNIV. PEGGY BETZWIESER Req. by Her Husband & Family WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 8:15 JEROME FROST Req. by The Kavanaugh Family ROSE GROSSI Req. by Mary Kay McGraw THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 8:15 JILL ANN LIVINGSTON Req. by Helen Livingston TOMMY HEALEY Req. by Ted Yund, Jr. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 8:15 CONCETTA TREVISO Req. by The Family CHARLES P. “BUD” ARNDT, SR. Req. by Christopher Long & Jacquelyn Brayden SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 4:00 PEOPLE OF THE PARISH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 8:00 ROSE VIVIANO Req. by Joe FLORENCE ZABINSKI Req. by The Family 38TH ANNIV. ROBERT J. HEDDERMAN & JAMES P. FAUGHNAN Req. by Caryl & Dick Hedderman JAMES BYRON Req. by Anthony & Jo-Ann Choppa 10:00 14TH ANNIV. BILL CAMERON Req. by His Wife JOHN & CATHERINE RAVALLI Req. by The Family JERRY FROST Req. by The Kavanaugh Family MR. & MRS. PRIMO AMORE Req. by Mr. & Mrs. Angelo J. Amore ANGELO, JOSEPHINE & JOSEPH FEMIA Req. by The Family 11:30 ANTOINETTE CALDERONE Req. by Philip & Marie 1ST ANNIV. MARIA CHIRICO Req. by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lawler & Family And Mr. & Mrs. Robert Glatt & Family SPECIAL INTENTION OF ROBERT LYONS, JR. Req. by Myrna Lyons LOIS MARKS Req. by The Family 38TH ANNIV. ROBERT HEDDERMAN Req. by The Family This Sunday, November 16, 2014, the Parish of Mater Christi will be holding the Anointing of the Sick and Elderly during the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Those suffering from either physical or emotional illness, an incurable disease, the general wariness of old age or preparing for major surgery are invited. Please do plan on attending and also invite and/or bring your fellow parishioners who may wish to be anointed but need you to “bring them” or “invite them.” YEAR FOR CONSECRATED LIFE Pope Francis has asked the Church to celebrate a Year for Consecrated Life from November 21, 2014 to November 21, 2014. Our parishioners are invited to join others from the diocese at the celebration of this occasion with Bishop Edward Scharfenberger at our Cathedral at a 7 p.m. Vigil Mass on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Please mark your calendars to join us in prayer for the consecrated women and men who serve our diocese and our Church so well. INCREASED OFFERTORY PROGRAM Thank you to all parishioners who have completed and submitted their Commitment Card to the Church. For those parishioners who have not yet had the opportunity to submit their card, a letter will be mailed to you with a personalized Commitment Card. It is important that all parishioners complete a Commitment Card as we will be mailing out a Summary Report of the program and need all commitments accounted for in this report. If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office. We also encourage all parishioners to consider our electronic giving method and to set up your reoccurring offertory gifts electronically. SACRIFICIAL OFFERING Thank you for your Sacrificial Offering on the weekend of November 8 & 9: Ordinary Collection (Sat/Sun.) ........................................... Ordinary Collection Online ................................................. Total Ordinary Collection ................................................... Weekly Operational Needs ..............................$14,611.00 Savings .............................................................................. DIOCESAN COLLECTIONS World Mission Sunday ....................................................... THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME A TIME TO SHARE OUR BLESSINGS WITH OTHERS Once again this year, we will celebrate a special Parish Family Liturgy on Thursday, November 27th at 9:00 a.m. As in the past, all parishioners are invited to participate in the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the needy. Donations of canned foods, non-perishable items and money may be brought to the Liturgy. The food will be distributed on Thanksgiving Day to St. Charles Lawanga House and Our School Children will be participating in our Thanksgiving Food Drive. They will bring their food items to a special Liturgy (8:15 a.m.) on Tuesday, November 25th prior to Thanksgiving recess. These items will be added to those collected by the Parish on Thanksgiving Day. CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ERASING POVERTY Next week’s Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) needs your help. CCHD was founded to end the cycle of poverty throughout America by funding organizations that help individuals help themselves. With a tradition of improving education, housing, and community economic development, CCHD continues to make a positive impact in communities nationwide. Your contribution will defend human dignity and help those living on the margins of our society. Please give to the CCHD Collection. ADULT CHOIR REHEARSALS….(7:00— 8:30 P.M.) for Christmas will began Thursday, November 13th and continue for six consecutive weeks. Junior High and High School students are invited to participate. Attendance is required for a minimum of 5 rehearsals. All vocal parts are welcome especially tenor and bass. PARISH OF MATER CHRISTI ACTIVE ADULT CLUB SOCIAL—NOVEMBER 19, 2014 Our next Active Adult Club Social will be on Wednesday, November 19, at 7 p.m. in the Father Ken Doyle Parish Center. Our guest speaker will be Staff Writer, Paul Grondahl of the Albany Times Union. Paul will speak about the history of the Albany Rural Cemetery and the 50 plus important people who have been buried there. He will have copies of his latest book on this subject for sale. All proceeds will be donated to the Times Union Hope Fund. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Edrie Pregent at 439-3797. EVENING AT CAPITAL REP…...Join us for “The Secret Garden” on Friday, November 21st at 8 p.m. at the Capital Repertory Theatre. Mater Christi School has discounted tickets available for the beautiful Tony-Award winning musical based on the classic book by Frances Hodgson. This theatre event is sure to be the highlight of the Capital District’s holiday calendar. Tickets are $45 for premium seats or $20 Smart seats. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Stop by the school office to purchase your tickets. PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY…...Our meeting for the month of November is on Thursday, 1—3 p.m., November 20th at the Parish Center (instead of November 27th because it is Thanksgiving Day). Please be aware of the change of date. We are hopeful, Anne Berroyer, Director of the Outreach Program of our Parish will be our guest speaker. She will speak more about the Family Promise of the Capital Region. Ladies, please come to our meeting prepared with questions and ask clarifications especially on how our ministry can help or do other volunteer work related to homeless families. Reminder—if you prefer to buy your own yarns to crochet or knit our projects, please bring your receipts for refund. Thanks to the generosity of the Golf Tournament Fund. Julia & Louise 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 is connected to the mass? Does the Lamb of God symbolize a kind and gentle Jesus? Are the communion wafers and wine mere symbols or something more? Join us for the third session on Thursday evening November 20 at 6:30 p.m. 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 Ray or Marygrace Dansereau at 438-7115 evenings and weekends. The program is held at their home at 275 South Main Avenue. The program is designed for teens and adults of all ages. Parents are welcome to bring their younger children.
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