Roman Catholic Church of Saint Aidan 505 Willis Avenue, Williston Park, New York 11596 516-746-6585 516-746-6055 (Fax) The Salvation of Souls is the Supreme Law Mission Statement Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran November 9, 2014 The House of Lord is my contentment! We, the parish family of the Church of Saint Aidan, strengthened by the Eucharist and encouraged by the Word of God, welcome all, for we recognize that everyone is a child of God and no one should be excluded. Guided by the Holy Spirit through prayer, we strive as one to build the Body of Christ. We commit ourselves to nurturing life-long faith formation, fostering lay leadership, promoting social justice, engaging our youth in every aspect of parish life, and offering care and compassionate service to all. We invite everyone to walk with Jesus and experience His healing power and love. The Pastoral Staff Rev. Msgr. James M. McDonald, Pastor - ext. 9108 Rev. Kevin Dillon, Associate Pastor - ext. 9105 Rev. Michael Edathil, Associate Pastor - ext. 9106 Rev. Damian Halligan, SJ In Residence Deacon Salvatore B. Villani - ext. 9558 Deacon Francis J. Love - ext. 9557 Deacon Rudy Martin - ext. 9412 Mr. Drago Bubalo, DMA (cand). Music Director ext. 9130 E-mail address [email protected] St. Aidan School (Grades Nursery-3. ext. 9202, 9203) (Grades 4-8, ext. 9302, 9303) Ms. Eileen P. Oliver, Principal Ms. Jo-Anne Rowan, Assistant Principal Faith Formation and Spirituality - ext. 9404, 9405 Mr. James F. Corrigan, Director of Faith Formation ext. 9401 Mrs. Elaine Smith, Director of Special Needs ext. 9406 Parish Social Ministry - ext. 9408 Ms. Rosemarie Cavallaro, Director - ext. 9410 Youth Ministry Mr. Stephen Loewenthal, Coordinator - ext. 9403 [email protected] Pastoral Council - ext. 9592 Members: Toti Conforti, Cathy Frischmann, Brendan Hickey, Larry McGovern, Bonnie Parente, Erin Flynn, Mary Ellen Testa and Suellen Peterson Buildings & Grounds Department—ext. 9122 Liturgy of the Eucharist Saturday Morning 9:00 AM Saturday Evening 5:00 and 7:30 PM Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, *10:30 AM, 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM *Liturgy of the Word for Children Daily: 6:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 12:15 & 5:30 PM Monday thru Friday Morning Prayer 8:40 AM Monday thru Saturday Baptism Baptism of Children: Each month on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Sunday at 1:30 PM ceremony. Required: Parents’ class on the 2nd Sunday of each month beginning with the 12:00 Mass. For baptismal information, contact the Rectory office ext. 9101 Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. BAPTISM CLASS FOR NEW PARENTS The required Baptism class for new parents is held the second Sunday of each month beginning with the 12:00 Mass parents are asked to gather at St. Joseph’s statue to the right of the main altar. Penance/Reconciliation The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated every Saturday from 12:30-1:30 PM and 4:00-5:00 PM in our church or by appointment. Marriage Arrangements are to be made at the Rectory office at least 9 months in advance. Pre-Cana and FOCCUS registrations must be arranged through the parish. Anointing of the Sick & Communion of the Sick The anointing of the sick takes place after the 12:00 PM Mass on the 4th Sunday of each month. Anyone who is homebound may receive Holy Communion at home on a regular basis. Eucharistic ministers assist the priests in this ministry. Please call the rectory ext. 9101. Adoration First and third Fridays of the month 12:45-3:00 PM in the Church. 12:30-1:30 PM on Saturdays in the church. THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA MASSES AND SERVICES FOR THE WEEK MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church Ti 1: 1-9; Lk 17: 1-6 6:30 AM Alice T. Keenan (55th Wed. Anniversary) 9:00 AM All Souls Novena 12:30 PM John McAllister (Birthday Rem.) 5:30 PM Daniel Colelli, Jr. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 St. Martin of Tours, Bishop Ti 2: 1-8, 11-14; Lk 17: 7-10 6:30 AM Dan Kopetic 9:00 AM All Souls Novena 12:30 PM Anne Schreitmueller (Anniversary Rem.) 5:30 PM No Mass-Veteran’s Day WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 St. Josaphat, Bishop/Martyr Ti 3: 1-7; Lk 17: 11-19 6:30 AM Rudy Eckhhart 9:00 AM Mary Robertson (Birthday Rem.) 12:30 PM Dina Hoffmann (6 Mos. Anniversary) 5:30 PM Salvatore Iannarelli 7:30 PM All Souls Memorial Mass THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014 St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin Phlm 7: 20; Lk 17: 20-25 6:30 AM Doris C. Gatland 9:00 AM Rose Ross (Birthday Rem.) 10:00 AM FUNERAL MASS ANTHONY GALLO 12:30 PM Danny Steiniger 5:30 PM Anthony & Mary Roccaforte FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014 Weekday 2 Jn 4-9; Lk 17: 26-37 6:30 AM Doris C. Gatland 9:00 AM Phyllis Reinig 12:30 PM Lv. & Dcd. Mbrs. of Clinton & Tinghitella Family 5:30 PM Dcd. Mbrs. of Loughlin, McManus & Fitzpatrick Family SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014 St. Albert the Great, Bishop/Doctor of the Church 3 Jn 5-8; Lk 18: 1-8 9:00 AM Patricia Welsh 12:30-1:30 PM Confession & Eucharistic Adoration 3:00 PM Suhlail Villa/Anthony Scaffidi Nuptial Mass 5:00 PM Joseph Patinella Lillian Pennisi George Kirk (Anniversary Rem.) 7:30 PM Timothy McCarthy, Jr. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014 Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Pv 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31; 1 Thes 5: 1-6; Mt 25: 14-30 or 25: 14-15, 19-21 7:30 AM Edmund Cosgrove 9:00 AM Lina Morizio 10:30 AM Yolanda Abballe MASSES AND SERVICES FOR THE WEEK (continued) 12:00 PM 5:00 PM Peggy Duffy (Birthday Rem.) Donald Knepple Madeline Albetta Patricia Strange Parishioners of St. Aidan BANNS OF MARRIAGE FIRST WEEK Kimberly Waters, St. Aidan Robert Mentz, St. Barnabas, Bellmore, NY SECOND WEEK Francesca Quigg, St. Aidan Albert Maione, Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, NY THIRD WEEK Suhlail Villa, Holy Family, NYC Anthony Scaffidi, Holy Family, NYC Michelle Ferrante, St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa, NY Michael Madison, St. Aidan LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR Next weekend, November 15th/16th, the Little Sisters of the Poor will be visiting our parish. Many of you know the Sisters of the Poor in their ministry with the elderly poor. The Sisters depend on your generosity to help them provide a safe and comfortable home for the elderly men and women in the Queen of Peace Residence in Queens Village. There the Residents are surrounded with love, respect, peace and security until their death. The Sisters will be at the doors of the church as you leave Mass to receive your donations. Please be as generous as your means will allow. PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK & DECEASED SICK: Christine Schifaudo, Christine Lucivero, Cecilia Han, Geraldo Peixoto, Kimberly Holmes, Father Brian Dalton, Stacy Test, Owen Hogan, Roseanne Mushorn, John Moore, Rita Amendola, Diana Coscia, Carol White, John Mulrooney, Catalina Roman, Regina Allen DECEASED: Joseph Mongitore, Michael Norton, Anthony Gallo, Sally Lavelle, John Thomas and for all those who have died serving our country. November 9, 2014 THE WEEK THAT WAS Even though (unfortunately) there wasn’t a lot about it in the Bulletin (my fault), last week the Catholic Church in the United States celebrated National Vocation Awareness Week. Nevertheless, here in St. Aidan we had a fantastic weekend with the ordination of Sean Magaldi to the diaconate. He was ordained at nine o’clock in the morning on Saturday at St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers by Cardinal Dolan. Sean’s parents, Jerry and Debbie, picked me up at seven and we got there an hour early. That left plenty of time for coffee and chatting with the priests and seminarians. The hospitality there was tremendous and the whole place was just exploding with happiness. How I wish you could have been there at the Mass with me! Cardinal Dolan spoke so beautifully and really connected with everybody. The joy on the faces of the new deacons and the happiness and pride of their parents were really something to see. There was a lot of emotion and not a few tears of joy. After the ceremony there was a great luncheon in the seminary dining room and we talked, took pictures and enjoyed ourselves. The next day at noon we had Sean’s first Mass assisting as a deacon. There was such enthusiasm on the part of the people. Particularly noteworthy was his homily in which he discussed the origins of his vocation and how he began to feel the call of God in his heart. I was struck by his poise and ease in preaching. Sean did not go to a Catholic college and had to fend off any number of criticisms of the Catholic faith by professors and he didn’t hesitate to defend our religion. He was no pushover for anti-Catholic propaganda. Speaking on behalf of the faith led him to appreciate the gift of faith and helped bring him to the altar. One of my big priorities as pastor is encouraging vocations to the priesthood and the religious life. Right now we have three men studying for the holy priesthood: Sean Magaldi, our new deacon, who will be ordained in June, Michael Cassidy, a student in our Priestly Formation Program at Douglaston. In addition, Thomas Aralde, now Brother Ambrose, has taken his First Vows as a Dominican and is at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. As you know we have a convent on Bermingham Place in which Sister Mary Pat Neylon and Sister Laura Helbig live. They are members of the Dominican Sisters and Sister Mary Pat is the Prioress of the Amityville Dominicans. The presence of these two Sisters is a great blessing to our parish and they have been very supportive and helpful to me. Ever since I have been pastor here we have been blessed with the presence of a newly-ordained priest. First there was Father Thomas Tassone and now there is Father Michael Edathil. Father Dillon grew up in this parish and came here only a few years after he was ordained. For these priests and for Father Damian Halligan of the Society of Jesus, I am particularly grateful to Bishop Murphy for his generosity to St. Aidan. These priests and their priestly zeal enable us to have four Masses celebrated each week day. Please join me in prayer for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. If you see any promising candidates, people with generosity and faith, you can encourage them and pray for them. Know that when you do this you are doing the work of God. In Jesus and Mary, Monsignor James M. Mc Donald As we pray today for an increase of spiritual gifts, we are reminded by the Bishops’ Pastoral on Stewardship that good stewardship of the church “means cherishing and fostering the gifts of all, while using one’s own gifts to serve the community of faith.” STEWARDSHIP 11/03/13 $27,515 11/02/14 $27,516 ALL SAINTS DAY 11/1/13 $ 2,953 11/1/14 $ 2,875 (0%) (-2.64%) Thank you for your kind and generous support of our parish. This weekend’s second collection is for Parish Social Ministry. CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS COURT ST. AIDAN #1577 The Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Aidan #1577 will meet this Tuesday, November 11th at 7:30 PM in Msgr. Kirwin Hall. New members are welcome. Please plan to join us. UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY Join us for an evening of prayer on Friday, November 28th at 7:30 PM in St. Aidan’s School Cafeteria. Our evening will include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Mass, veneration of St. Padre Pio’s Glove and music by Ria Music Ministry. Refreshments and fellowship to follow. For information please call Tecky at (516) 655-9755 or Angela (516) 655-4429. ALTAR SERVERS MEETING The will be a MANDATORY meeting for ALL Altar Servers on Tuesday, November 18th from 4:15 to 5:00 PM in church. All current servers are expected to attend. We will review some important things and explain a few changes in serving mass. Your presence is very much expected and appreciated. If a server can absolutely NOT attend, please call Father Kevin (516) 746-6585 x9105 or email him at [email protected] to inform him of your absence. Thanks for your continued cooperation. KEEP THE HOMELESS WARM THIS WINTER Contribute a used winter coat or jacket to a Soup Kitchen that serves 100,000 meals a year. Contact Tecky at (516) 655-9755 for details. Please help these children and adults stay warm this winter! Please RSVP by November 21st . THE WILLISTON PARK ROTARY CLUB in conjunction with the Appalachian Service Project now is conducting through November First A ROTA-TOOL COLLECTION Needed are old/new hand tools, power tools, and garden tools. The goal of the Project is to provide an upgrade to sub-standard housing and to make homes drier, warmer, and safer for the people living in the Appalachian areas of Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Kentucky. This is accomplished by volunteer crews who are always in constant need of tools and supplies. Donation drop-off points are: Haller Insurance Agency, 328 Hillside Ave.; The Village Flower & Gift Shoppe, 18 Hillside Avenue and Zolezzi Auto Body 432 Willis Ave. Call Frank Galalis at (516) 741-5059 for a local pick up. The program will end November 30th. JOY OF THE LORD, PRAYER GROUP All adults are welcome to participate with the Joy of the Lord Charismatic Prayer Group at St. Aidan Parish. The prayer group meets weekly on Monday evenings from 7:30– 8:30 PM in the convent (main entrance, off Pembroke Street). At these meetings we praise God through simple songs, scripture reading, and short sharing about how Christ works in our lives. Our purpose is to try to center our lives on Jesus and become open to, and using, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We began meeting in 1976. Membership is open to all adults (men and women). Contact Betty Gaffney (516) 746-5480 for more information. 7TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT CASTING CALL PERFORMANCE DECEMBER 7TH 3:30 PM CHURCH We are currently in the process of gathering names and phone numbers of any children (and parent/adult volunteers) who wish to take part in our 6th Annual Christmas Pageant! WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING MORE CHILDREN. PLEASE COME TO THE REHEARSAL ON NOVEMBER 18TH AT 4:00 PM IN KIRWIN HALL. All those interested should contact John and Carol Hayes at: [email protected] or leave your name and phone number at the Rectory office. Rehearsals are held on the following dates: Tuesday, November 18th from 4:00 – 5:15 PM (Kirwin Hall) Tuesday, November 25th from 4:00-5:15 PM (church) Wednesday, December 3rd from 4:00-5:15 PM (church) Please Note: If you are in the Angel Choir, you are already in the Pageant. You need not attend these additional rehearsals. RITUAL OF THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) Last weekend at the 5:00 PM Mass on Saturday, our parish celebrated the Rite of Acceptance for our candidate in the RCIA Process, Debra Osa. This is the first Ritual of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a change of identity takes place: Inquirers become catechumens. She will be welcomed by the church and signed with the cross of Christ to signify her new status as a disciple and member of the household of faith. In this ritual she will be specially marked as God’s own by our community of faith here at St. Aidan Parish. After the welcoming, the catechumens are dismissed. The dismissal shows that their formation in the Word has begun. The assembly is sending them to undertake the work of delving more deeply into what they have heard in the Scriptures. The Rite of Dismissal that you will see at different Masses each week here in our parish as well as other parishes in all the Diocese’s signifies that the catechumenate period is an ‘”in-between time.” The catechumens are now members of “the household of Christ,” but they are not yet full members who partake of the Eucharist. This does not mean that they cannot attend another Mass and stay through the Eucharist. In fact it is encouraged so that they fully understand the Eucharist as the Catholic Church teaches. Gloria Brech 2014 ADVENT We have 4 Advent Candles for memorialization. ___ Advent Candle ___ @ $200.00 Each Amount Enclosed $______ Inscription___________________________________________________ If you would like to donate a candle please complete this form and send to the Rectory office with payment as soon as possible. Please make all checks payable to: Church of Saint Aidan. For information please call (516) 746-6585 x9101. Name______________________________ Telephone #__________________ Email______________________________________ All donations will be published in the Bulletin. □ Yes □ No Please indicate if you would like your name to appear in the bulletin with your donation. Amount Enclosed $________________ □ Cash □ Check #_________ 2014 St. Aidan School Festival of Trees Performer(s) Form “A Christmas Carol” December 13 and 14, 2014 Performer(s) Information Please type or print Thank-you for your interest in performing at the St. Aidan’s Festival of Trees, A Christmas Carol. The festival is open to the public. Church choirs, school choirs, dance troops and local musicians are invited to perform for the festival audience. Our schedule is filling up quickly. Please take some time to complete the following information, and return it to Reagan Stone. If you need more information or have any questions please email [email protected] or call Reagan Stone, Festival Chair at (917) 318-6203. Deadline for performer registration is November 10, 2014. (List all information as you would like it to appear in printed material) Name of Group________________________ Name of Contact Person___________________________________ Address________________________________________________ City _________________________________________ State___________________________________ Zip_______________________ Phone_______________________________________ Email Address___________________________ Type of Performance (sing, dance, etc.) _____________________________________ Number of Performers _____________ Date/Time Preference___________________________ Equipment Needs & Performance Set Up (mics, risers, etc) _______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Performances should be 30 to 40 minutes in length, and must begin on time. Groups must arrive ½ hour prior to start time, and gather in the St. Aidan Convent, 16 Pembroke Street, Williston Park, NY for warmups. Please plan material appropriate for the holidays. Saturday, December 13 (10am until 6pm) Sunday, December 14 (12pm until 5pm) $10 for Adults / $5 for Children 2014 St. Aidan School Festival of Trees Sponsorship Form “A Christmas Carol” December 12, 13 and 14 Festival of Trees Sponsorship Form Please type or print (List all information as you would like it to appear in printed material) Name of Sponsor/Business_______________________________________________ Name of Contact Person_________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________ City ___________________________________________________________ State____________________________________ Zip Code____________________ Phone _________________________________________________________ Email__________________________________________________________ Please check desired level (See Below for Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits) 1. Premium Event Sponsorship (Includes an Ad, Decorated Tree and More!) See the reverse side for details. _____ Gold Sponsor $3,000 _____ Silver Sponsor $2,000 _____ Bronze Sponsor $1,500 2. Sponsor a Decorated Tree (Includes an Ad, Decorated Tree and More!) See the reverse side for details. ____ 5 ft. Tree Sponsor $500 ____ I/We will decorate tree ____ Please have someone else decorate tree 3. Pick Your Christmas Carol or Song from the attached list as your theme! Theme for Your Tree__________________________________________________________ 4. Advertisement Only Ad Program B&W Ads _____ Full-page Back Cover $350 _____ Full Page Inside Front Cover $300 _____ Full-page Inside Back Cover $300 _____ Full-page $200 _____ Half-page $150 _____ Quarter-page $75 _____ Eighth-page $50 2014 “A Christmas Carol” Festival of Trees Sponsorship Opportunities $3,000 Gold Sponsorship (Three Available) Includes: • 7 ft. Decorated Tree • Full-page Ad in the Festival of Trees program • Complimentary Tickets: Fourteen (14) General Admission Tickets • Invitation to Our “Party in the Pines” Opening Night Gala • Your Logo/Company Name in print and social media advertisements • Full-page Ad in the 65th Anniversary Gala program in March 2015 $2,000 Silver Sponsorship Includes: • 6.5 ft. Decorated Tree • Half-page Ad in the Festival of Trees program • Complimentary Tickets: Ten (10) General Admission Tickets • Invitation to Our “Party in the Pines” Opening Night Gala • Half-page Ad in the 65th Anniversary Gala program in March 2015 $1,500 Bronze Sponsorship Includes: • 6 ft. Decorated Tree • Quarter-page Ad in the Festival of Trees program • Complimentary Tickets: Six (6) General Admission Tickets • Invitation to Our “Party in the Pines” Opening Night Gala • Quarter-page Ad in the 65th Anniversary Gala program in March 2015 $500 - 5 ft. Tree Sponsorship Includes: • Listing in the program as a tree sponsor • Listing on signage by your tree • Two (2) Complimentary General Admission Ticket • Invitation to Our “Party in the Pines” Opening Night Gala • Quarter-page Ad in the 65th Anniversary Gala program in March 2015 Make checks payable to: PACE (Please put Festival of Trees in the memo.) Return completed forms to: Festival of Trees, c/o Reagan Stone, St. Aidan School, 525 Willis Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596 no later than November 15, 2014. Party in the Pines 7-9 pm, Friday, December 12 As a Sponsor, You are Invited! Don your work attire or favorite holiday cocktail dress and join us for the St. Aidan’s Festival of Trees official grand opening on Friday, December 12. Music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and delicious holiday desserts are yours to enjoy among the magnificently decorated holiday trees and lights. CATHOLICS FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION “Religious freedom, an essential requirement of the dignity of every person, is a cornerstone of the structure of human rights,” said Pope John Paul II (12/16/87) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the U.N. in 1948 says, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.” But …religious freedom is widely violated around the world. (NY Times, 2/16/14) News to Consider from CFFR: Many persecuted Iraqi Christians and other minorities have fled Iraq since 2009. San Diego County’s Iraqi population - estimated at 70,000 people - has watched with dread the slow and painful extinguishing of their people in the land they occupied for almost 2,000 years. A Chaldean Catholic leader in San Diego relayed a message received from a man stuck in Iraq: “By the time you guys do everything you’re doing, there will be no Christians left (in Iraq). We’ll all be dead.” (utsandiego.com, 8/30/14) A Chaldean Christian bishop said the refusal of Iraq’s Christians to abandon their faith in the face of annihilation is something that ought to open the eyes of those in the West. “It looks like the end of the road for us,” said Fr. Shabi. “But thank God, people’s faith is strong. They are relying on God and the Virgin Mary.” (catholicsun.org, 8/25/14) Please Pray: O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America - and Iraq - to your loving care. We beg you to reclaim these lands for the glory of your Son. Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Grant us the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the True Source of our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Amen Next CFFR meeting is November 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the Convent Conference Room, all are welcome! SAINT AIDAN’S BOOSTER CLUB The Booster Club is administered by The Saint Aidan’s School Board. All proceeds will directly benefit the school. **IT’S NOT TOO LATE!** JOIN NOW FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR! $30 Annual Membership runs September 2014 - August 2015 24 chances to win every month $100 in January, February, April, May, July, August, September, October and November $500 in March, June and December September Winners $20 Winners Michelle Ligowski Carolyn Eckhardt Cathy Frischmann Mary Ann Pareti $25 Winners Thomas Malley Carol Dowd Grace Klvana Ginny & Bob Shine Mary A. Price Ellen Maguire Anna Rufrano Joanne Pergolis $50 Winner: Gail Cosgrove $100 Winner: Mary Sadlier Maddy & Doug Cegelski Marge & Ron Saporita Barbara & Joe Wengler Richie & Linda Santopetro Frank Deiosso Betty & Kevin McEnery Stephanie & Charles Stanton Kathy & Narayana Byagari Phil & Diane O’Donnell Peter & Andrew Brala Winning checks will be mailed within the next 10 days Name ____________________________________________________________________ Phone ___________________________ Address_________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip_____________________ E-mail address _____________________________________________________________________________________________ I would like ______ numbers at $30 each. $________ enclosed Make all checks payable to Saint Aidan’s Booster Club and return to the Rectory. 2014 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL Serving God By Serving Others CHURCH OF ST. AIDAN 2014 GOAL: $174,200 PLEDGED: $138,529 # OF GIFTS: 787 Please remember that our parish receives a refund if we make our goal again this year. LIGHTHOUSE CATHOLIC MEDIA It is a little early to remind you, but it is not if you want to start a novena. On November 23rd we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King… it is also the end of “ordinary time” since after this feast we enter into “Advent”. We are also starting a class to study the world of Jesus Christ and introduce them to the wonder of this Divine and Human person. We cannot introduce Christ to others unless we have first been introduce to Him ourselves, and this is my purpose to offer “Priest, Prophet, King Program”- to provide an introduction to the Lord so that in coming to know Him, people might better introduce Him to others and to experience a personal relationship with Him as our Priest, Prophet, and King. To come to know the Lord this also would allow us to understand ourselves. Jesus Christ is a living, divine person who, as the Scriptures testify, accepted a human nature and lived a real human life. This extraordinary revelation offers humanity new hope, for God in Christ shows His love for us. The more we know Him the more we love Him, the more we will want others to know Him. Try to come to this presentation, it takes only 6 weeks, and 2 hours each, and you can chose a morning or evening time. Call me at 516-385-8963 or e-mail me at [email protected] This week we have CDs which I recommend that you to listen to and then pass them to others. “Signs of Life” by Dr. Scott Hahn, clears misconceptions about liturgical rituals and traditions. “From the Foundation of the World” by Curtis Martin. Again be the good missionary that brings souls to Christ with these CDs, you would never know from this side of heaven all the good you did. God Bless you all. FINALLY! THE CODE TO ACCESS “SYMBOLON” IS HERE! We are excited to invite you to experience a new way to discover the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith….anywhere, anytime, on any device. As a member of our parish, you can access Symbolon any time on the web, using your computer, smartphone, or tablet, both here and at home—24/7 ACCESS! You can find our registration link on the cards in the church or by contacting Toti at (516) 385-8963 or [email protected] From there you can make your own log-in and get started today! Oh yes, I forgot to mention…it’s totally FREE! REGISTER … LET’S GET STARTED! We also have a “Symbolon” information table in the vestibule of the church. Please, be sure to stop by. We will have more information and we will also help you log into the website. DO YOU NOT HAVE ACCESS TO COMPUTERS? It does not matter. Every Friday we will be running “Symbolon” for those who wants to follow these engaging, high quality videos which feature the nation’s top experts on the Catholic Faith. It will be held in the Convent Community Room. You need to register at 516-385-8963 or [email protected] 2015 Spring Season – First Registration Thursday Saturday Sunday November 20th November 22nd November 23rd 6:30pm – 9:00pm 9:00am – 1:00pm 9:00am – 12:30pm Signups will be at the Williston Park Village Hall 2nd floor meeting room. This is the initial registration for Spring 2015. Final registration will take place in late January 2015. REQUIRED: (1) Original Certificate of Live Birth for all new players. If you played in the WPLL last year, your registration information is on file and will be available at registration time. We ask that when you come in, you update any changes and provide new uniform sizes as required. For new registrants, please download the player registration form from the league website and bring it with you to registration if possible. If you live within the Incorporated Village of Williston Park, you are eligible to play in the WPLL. Division Baseball Softball Fee Pre Tee Ball 05/01/09-04/30/10 Same as Baseball $55 Tee Ball 05/01/08-04/30/09 Same as Baseball $70 Farms 05/01/06-04/30/08 01/01/06-12/31/07 $115 Minors 05/01/04-04/30/06 01/01/04-12/31/06 $130 Majors 05/01/02-04/30/04 01/01/02-12/31/03 $130 Juniors 05/01/99-4/30/02 01/01/99-12/31/02 TBD Discount for families signing up three or more children. Any parents interested in coaching, or who have older children interested in being an umpire, please note this on your registration form or speak to one of the registration volunteers. For more information, visit our website: http://www.wpsports.org “Neither this material nor the contents hereof are endorsed by or distributed under the auspice of the school authorities.” 2014 November 9th Food Drive 10:00 AM-12:00 PM King Kullen Super Market NOTE CHANGE OF ADDRESS OF KING KULLEN 23-05 JERICHO TPKE., GARDEN CITY PARK Meeting to follow in Convent. Girls must pay $20 for the Christmas party And $15 dues must be paid as well. Checks payable to: JCDA. November 18th Build-A-Bear 5:45 PM Roosevelt Field $16.00 cash. Any questions please call Diana Felicione (516) 484-6823 December 6th (Saturday) Holiday Cards Parker Institute 11:00 AM Christmas Party, Eleanor Rigbys 1:00-4:00 PM 2015 January 11th Clothing Drive 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Finamore Parish Center Meeting 12:30-1:30 PM St. Francis Room February 8th Meeting 1:00-2:00 PM Convent March 8th Meeting 1:00-2:00 PM Convent March 15th 10:30 AM Mass Mother/Daughter Brunch-Lucky Duck-12:00-4:00 PM April 2nd Holy Thursday Egg Coloring 2:00-4:00 PM April 19th Birthright/Mommas House Collection 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Meeting 12:15-1:15 PM St. Francis Room May 2nd Pick-up plants-Flynn House (9 Astor Place, Williston Park) 10:00 AM-12:00 PM May 3rd Bake Sale 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Convent-12:30-1:30 PM Elections June 9th JCDA Board Installation and new membership Mass 7:00 PM Reception immediately after Mass. 2014 November 9th – Ronald Mc Donald House Volunteering November 23rd – Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM December 7th – Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM December 14th – Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM If you would like more information about Youth Group, feel free to contact Stephen Loewenthal at (516) 410-6461 or by email at [email protected] PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY As Pope Benedict XVI said in his Encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, “Everything has its origin in God's love, everything is shaped by it, everything is directed towards it. Love is God's greatest gift to humanity; it is his promise and our hope.” PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY BAGS OF CLOTHING ON THE BACK STEPS OF THE PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY OFFICE!!!!!!! PLEASE PLACE YOUR GENTLY USED CLOTHING IN THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CLOTHING DROP OFF BOX LOCATED IN THE BACK PARKING LOT BEHIND THE UPPER SCHOOL! FOOD PANTRY: In case you missed our monthly food drive, you can still bring non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to back of Church or across the street to the Parish Social Ministry Office. THE ITEMS FOR THIS WEEK ARE: turkeys, chicken cutlets, ground beef and frozen pizza bread PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – Our Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 9:45 am in the Peter and Paul Room of the Finamore Center to knit or crochet prayer shawls or lap blankets for our sick and homebound parishioners. New members are always welcome. You need not know how to knit or crochet. We have talented parishioners who can teach you. The next meeting will take place on Monday, November 10th . Please call our office if you would like to receive a blessed prayer shawl or if you know of someone who would like one. If you have any questions, please call Parish Social Ministry (516) 746-6585 x9410. THANKSGIVING - Through your generosity and kindness, Social Ministry will be collecting food and/or food cards for the families we assist throughout the year so that they may share a thanksgiving meal with their own family. If you would like to help out, please drop off your donations to the Parish Social Ministry Office. A basket of food including a turkey will be given out to each family during the week of November 20th. THE ALL SOULS MEMORIAL MASS AND RECEPTION will be held on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:30 PM. Please join us after mass for some refreshments across the street in the Peter & Paul room in the upper school. “The only feelings that do not heal are the ones you hide.” Henri Nouwen PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Social Ministry Office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please use the Finamore Parish Center entrance (across from the church on Willis Ave nue). The office will be closed Tuesday, November 11th for Veteran’s Day. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ATTENTION ALL VOLUNTEERS: Are you aware that the Diocese of Rockville Centre requires ANYONE IN ANY MINISTRY TO BE VIRTUS TRAINED AND HAVE A BACKGROUND CHECK? A ministry includes Catechists, CYO Coaches, Ushers, Liturgical Ministers, and all parish organization members. Check the Virus Training Schedule and Register Online for a class being offered by several parishes at www.drvc.org. If you can fill one or more of the above classes please contact the Religious Education office as soon as possible (516) 746-6585 x9404. TRAFFIC FLOW CHANGE – Please be advised that the traffic flow through the parking lot behind the upper school building is ONE WAY ONLY from 3:30 – 8:30 PM each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The flow of traffic is from north to south; car should enter the parking lot from Winthrop Street, follow the traffic cone path and exit the parking lot onto Birmingham Place. This traffic pattern will allow for a safe drop-off and pick-up of students attending Religious Education classes. TRAFFIC CONTROL AIDE NEEDED – The Religious Education Program is in need of a volunteer to help keep a safe and smooth “Car Rider” drop-off and pick-up line for students in Religious Education classes. Assistance is needed from 3:40-5:15 PM Wednesdays. If you are able to assist, please contact the Religious Education office at (516) 746-6585 x9404. ATTENTION 1ST GRADE PARENTS & STUDENTS-All 1st Grade students are invited to join in the celebration of a Class Mass this Sunday, November 9th at 10:30 AM. Following Mass the 1st Grade students and their families are invited to a reception in Msgr. Kirwin Hall. OFFICE CLOSED – In observation of the Veteran’s Day holiday, the Religious Education Office will be CLOSED and there WILL NOT be any classes conducted on Tuesday, November 11th. Please remember to thank a veteran for his/her service! OFFICE HOURS – The Religious Education Office is open Monday – Friday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Additionally, the office is open Monday & Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. THE KNIGHT’S CORNER (Providing information from the Knights of Columbus) ARE YOU READY TO JOIN? Corpus Christi Council # 2502 serves both St. Aidan and Corpus Christi Parishes. Membership in the Knights is open to all Catholic Men at least 18 years of age. For information call (516) 746-8643 or contact Jim Corrigan at the Religious Education office (516) 7466585 x9401. WHY JOIN THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS? – Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our tip-rated insurance program to protect your family. These are just some reasons to become a Knight. We are a band of brothers, a network of men in communities around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor. MEMORIAL MASS – Corpus Christi Council # 2502 will hold its annual Memorial Mass for our deceased brothers at the Council Hall, 186 Jericho Turnpike, on Thursday, November 20th at 8:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served following the Mass. PROMISE TO PROTECT PLEDGE TO HEAL-If you have been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church please believe in the possibility for hope and help and healing. We encourage you to come forward and speak out. Every arch/diocese/eparchy in the United States now has a victim assistance coordinator who is available to obtain support for your needs, to help you make a formal complaint of abuse to the arch/diocese/eparchy, and to arrange a personal meeting with the bishop or his representative, if you desire. The victim assistance coordinator for your arch/diocese/ eparchy is Mary McMahon, LCSW, Director at (516) 594-9036. 2014 RESPECT LIFE YOUTH CONTEST-“Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.” All Catholic youngsters in grades 7-12 who live in the Rockville Centre Diocese and attend Catholic elementary and high schools or parish religious education programs are invited to participate in any of the following categories: Poetry, Bookmark Design, Essay, Music, Photography, Video Clip, Photomontage Board Design. The contest gives our Catholic young women and men the opportunity through words, images and song, expressed in a way that is in harmony with our faith, how dear the gift of life is to them. Winners will receive monetary awards in support of their future education. 1st Place Winner $400, 2nd Place Winner $250 and 3rd Place Winner $150 and for those students attending the Awards Ceremony, they will be eligible to participate on a I Pad Mini raffle. For further information contact your parish or school office. Registration forms may be downloaded from the diocesan website www.drvc.org/respectlife Diocesan Respect Life Offices (516) 678-5800 x626 or 381. WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER-Would you attend a seminar to enhance your job or increase your salary? Why not give your marriage the same attention? Enhance your good marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. Weekends are scheduled throughout the Metro New York area. Then next weekend on Long Island is scheduled for November 7th/9th at the Montfort Spiritual Center, 26 South Saxon Avenue, Bay Shore, NY. For more information about the weekends or to apply call (877) 697-9963 or visit the website at http://www.wwme.org. DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE, VOCATIONS OFFICE-Third Fridays-Adoration & Dodgeball November 21st, January 16th, February 20th, March 20th, April 17th and May 15th. Each month, young people (13+) throughout the diocese will gather at St. Ignatius in Hicksville for prayer and fellowship. Following a period of Eucharistic adoration, there is a youth social with free food, sports and entertainment. May 15th will be at a location to be announced at a later date. PRO Retreat will be held November 14th-16th. Please join us for a PRO weekend retreat at the Seminary in Huntington. The PRO Retreat is a high school retreat for young men that are interested in growing in their faith. For information please call (516) 5800 x214 or email [email protected] BUS TRIP TO RESORTS CASINO, AC-There will be a bus trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Monday, November 17th. A bus will take you from the parking lot of the Williston Park American Legion Post 144, 730 Willis Avenue, Williston Park at 9:00 AM to Resorts Casino. You will need to be at the parking lot by 8:30 AM. Cost is $35.00 with a return of $25 in slot credits. Upcoming trips for 2014 are scheduled the third Monday of each month. The next trip will be on December 15th. For information please call Dot Perry (516) 248-9063 or Honey Metzger (516) 742-0084. OZANAM HALL OF QUEENS, NURSING HOME, INC.-Ozanam Hall, served by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm is looking for volunteers to interact with Residents and assist staff where needed. For more information please call Gail O’Donovan, Sister Charlotte Michael or Kathleen Baratta in the Development Office at (718) 971-2020-. ST. PETER OF ALCANTARA SPIRITUAL CENTER (FORMER CONVENT)-Julian of Norwich Mystic and Spiritual Author. Presenter: Marie Bannister, November 13th from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM ST. WILLIAM THE ABBOT PARISH, SEAFORD, NY-The Third Candelight Carol Sing will be held on December 17th at 7:30 PM. A wonderful event sure to become a holiday family tradition. Attendees participate in singing familiar Christmas favorites as well as being entertained with the sounds of beautiful music provided by professional musicians, handbells and a wonderful group of singers. Arriving early is recommended. Hot chocolate and warm cider will be available on the front plaza around a fire while a brass quintet serenades. Admission is free, although free-will offerings are accepted. Please bring your family and friends for an unforgettable event. For information please call the Music Office at (516) 781-3253.
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