CHURCH OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT

CHURCH OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT
242-20 88TH AVENUE, BELLEROSE, NY 11426
Week of November 23, 2014
LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
THANKSGIVING LITURGY
Wednesday, November 26th
at 7:30PM in the Church
All are welcome to share in prayer and song
of thanksgiving to God for His many gifts and blessings.
Hospitality to follow.
Parish Mission Statement:
St. Gregory the Great Parish, established in 1936, is a welcoming
Catholic community serving the people of Bellerose, Floral Park,
and environs. Pursuing holiness through the Eucharist, we strive
to live out Jesus Christ's mandate of service, evangelization, and
establishment of justice for all. Embracing the diversity and talents
of our members, we seek the participation of everyone on the
journey.
Parish Staff:
Contact Information:
Msgr. Edward A. Ryan, Pastor
Rev. William Dulaney, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Johnson Nedungadan C. M., Parochial Vicar
Deacon Arthur Cutter
Deacon Robert Zeuner
Sr. Patricia Anglin, O.P., Pastoral Associate for
Faith Formation
Ms. Lynn Alaimo, School Principal
Mr. Bart Haggerty, Director of Music Ministry
Msgr. Eugene A. Feldhaus, Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Joseph Cunningham, Pastor Emeritus
Mr. John Reh, Civil Trustee
Mrs. Patricia Brandt, Civil Trustee
Parish Office:
Mass Schedule:
Office of Faith Formation
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00PM
Sunday: 8:00AM; 9:15AM; 11:00AM; 12:30PM;
5:15PM
Sunday in Gregorian Hall: 9:15AM (when Religious
Ed Classes are in session)
Weekdays Monday - Friday: 7:00AM; 9:00AM,
Saturday Morning: 9:00AM
Holydays: Vigil Mass: 7:30PM
7:00AM; 9:00AM; 12:00Noon
242-20 88th Ave.
Phone 718-347-3707
Fax 718-347-0583
Parish Website: saintgregorythegreat.com
Parish Email: [email protected]
Mrs. Lois Brady, Parish Receptionist
Miss Jennifer Kalin, Parish Receptionist
Mrs. Patricia McMenamin, Parish Secretary
Mr. Peter Varol, Parish Bookkeeper
Office Hours:
Weekdays 9:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturdays 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Sundays 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Gregorian Hall
Phone 718-347-0525
Sr. Patricia Anglin, O.P., Pastoral Associate
for Faith Formation
Ms. Kathy LaVache, Secretary
Office Hours:
Tuesday 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Wednesday 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Thursday 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Sunday
10:15AM - 11:30AM
St. Gregory the Great School
Eucharistic Devotion: Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament takes place every Tuesday from the
conclusion of the 9:00AM Mass until 10:30AM.
Address 244-44 87th Ave.
Phone 718-343-5053
School Website: sgtgschool.org
Ms. Lynn Alaimo, Principal
Mrs. Camille Gunning, Secretary
Baptism: Baptism is celebrated on the Second Sunday of each month at 2:00PM and on the Fourth Saturday of
each month at 12:00Noon. Please call the Parish Office to make an appointment to meet with Deacon Zeuner.
Sacrament of Penance: The Sacrament of Penance is offered each Saturday at 1:00PM. and at other times by
appointment with one of our priests.
Marriage: A couple planning marriage must make an appointment with one of our priests or deacons at least 6
months in advance of the marriage.
FAITH FORMATION
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe
"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the
angels with Him, He will sit upon His glorious throne,
and all the nations will be assembled before Him."
Christ, the Good Shepherd, challenges His disciples to
carry on His works of mercy.
For adult reflection: Which people do I find it most difficult to love?
Religion classes for children in Grades 1 through 8 attending public school are held on Sunday mornings following the 9:15AM Family Mass in Gregorian Hall.
Diocesan Guidelines require two years of preparation for
First Holy Communion. Children 6 years of age or older
who have not been baptized must receive two years of instruction before receiving the sacrament of Baptism.
In all cases parents/guardians must make an appointment
to speak with Sr. Patricia Anglin at the Office of
Faith Formation 718-347-0525.
FIRST SACRAMENTS ENROLLMENT MASS for
those children in second grade preparing for the Sacraments of Penance and First Communion, takes place today at the 9:15AM Mass in the Church. Please keep
them in your prayers as they continue their preparation.
For children: When I pray, what do I ask God to give me
so that I will become more like Jesus His Son?
Looking Ahead
First Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b, 64:2-7 I Corinthians 1:3- 9
Mark 13: 33-37
Today, as we begin reading from the Gospel According
to Mark, we hear Jesus summon us to alert watchfulness.
WEDDING
TYLER HINKLEY
And
MICHELLE WALSH
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 3:00PM
For adult reflection: Do I ever feel like crying out to God,
"Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down?"
For children: Have I ever awakened early because I was
excited about a visitor or a special event? Am I as eager
for Jesus to visit me and my family?
REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:
CHRIST the KING
reigns FOREVER
FOR ALL THE SICK: Maureen Coyle,
Gabriela Dulfo, Elsa Barbagallo, Jesse
Wagner, Daniel McCarthy, Natalie Moody,
Michael Zummo, Dale Demidow, Maureen
Luther, Mary Sullivan, Rosemary Myers,
Jennie Gerardo, Grace Leuze, Ann Boland
FOR ALL THE DECEASED:
Matthew Simeone, Kenneth Roth,
Lucrezia Mastandrea
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Week of November 23, 2014
SUNDAY
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE 8:00AM-2:00PM Oak
Room
RCIA 11:00AM Office Basement
ATHLETIC ASSOC. 1:00-9:00PM Gregorian Hall
ALCOHOLICS ANON. OPEN 8:00PM Convent
Basement
MONDAY
ATHLETIC ASSOC. 4:00-9:00PM Gregorian Hall
BEREAVEMENT GROUP 4:00-5:30PM Office Basement
EMOTIONS ANON. 7:30PM Convent Basement
LIVING THE EUCHARIST 7:30PM Office Basement
TUESDAY
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 9:30AM-10:30AM
Church
GOLDEN AGE LEISURE 1:00-4:00PM Oak Room
ATHLETIC ASSOC. 4:00-9:00PM Gregorian Hall
TEEN GROUP 6:00PM Gregorian Hall Kitchen
ADULT CHOIR 7:30PM Church
CHAMBER SINGERS 9:30PM Church
WEDNESDAY
DIVINE MERCY 3:00PM Church
ATHLETIC ASSOC. 4:00-6:00PM Gregorian Hall
CILL CAIS 7:00PM Office Basement
THANKSGIVING LITURGY 7:30PM Church
THURSDAY
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
FRIDAY
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
NO 7AM MASS
ATHLETIC ASSOC. 4:00-9:00PM Gregorian Hall
ALCOHOLICS ANON. STEP 7:00PM Convent
Basement
ALCOHOLICS ANON. CLOSED 8:30PM Convent
Basement
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
November 23, 2014
SUN. NOV. 23RD
8:00AM
Gabriele Mancini
9:15
Members of the Purgatorial Society
9:15(Hall)
Gabriela Dulfo, Yvon Dorcean,
Joseph Cardosa
11:00
William Campbell, George Brandt,
Martin Lydon, Donald Horan,
Kenneth Roth
12:30PM
Rosina Lucari
5:15
All People of the Parish
MON. NOV. 24TH
7AM
Ryan LaRosa (L)
9AM
Martin Lydon
TUES. NOV. 25TH
7AM
9AM
WED. NOV. 26TH
7AM
9AM
THURS. NOV. 27TH
9AM
Loretta & Denis Donovan
FRI. NOV. 28TH
9AM
Gertrude & Lester Cashin
SAT. NOV. 29TH
9AM
Joseph Brady, Mary Moore, Agnes &
Thomas Flanigan, Helen Pav
5PM
Rajbahar Family
SATURDAY
ATHLETIC ASSOC. 8:00AM-5:00PM Gregorian Hall
PENANCE 1:00PM Church
THE ALTAR BREADS AND WINE which will be used
at the celebrations of the Eucharist throughout the week of
November 23, 2014, have been donated in loving memory
of William Campbell, requested by Rose Marie Campbell.
THE SANCTUARY LAMP AND ALTAR CANDLES
burning throughout the week of November 23, 2014,
have been donated in loving memory of Angelina Galvani,
requested by Irene Santora.
LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
Cont.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
As always our model is the Virgin Mary who "treasured all these
things, storing them up in her
heart." May we follow her example this Advent. We may not be
able to sit still for six hours and
come away able to remember 500
items with exactitude. But a little
quiet time will help us to know
afresh our own capacity to receive
the gift of new life in Christ. Let's
remember that.
11/23/14
"My message is this: When you know your own capacity,
when you get rid of your distractions, the power of your
mind is immense.”
Munishri Ajitchandrasagarji
Munishri, known to his family and friends as Ajay, came
under the influence of a wandering guru at the age of 10 and
is now, at 24 years-of-age, a Jain monk. More than that,
Ajay has become something of a prodigy because of his
phenomenal memory.
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SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR ANNUAL
CATHOLIC APPEAL
Recently he sat quietly for more than six hours as a steady
stream of visitors approached him, showed him a random
object, posed a math problem or spoke a phrase in one of a
half-dozen languages. The 500th visitor whispered the number 100,008.
Munishri then opened his eyes and calmly repeated each
and every item in proper order.
Wow! I once found myself driving east on the LIE from
Maspeth when I realized that I could not remember where I
thought I was going. Thank God that, before I got all the
way to Riverhead, it dawned on me that I had really meant
to continue down 69th Street to pick up the BQE at Queens
Blvd. At least I must have remembered where I put my car
keys earlier that morning.
"Get rid of your distractions." I know that the monk is
correct. We need to quiet down and focus our minds - and
hearts.
This is a season for remembrance. Whose mind will not
turn to the Thanksgivings of our youth when an older generation was still with us here on earth? And Christmas, too,
will bring a wealth of memories.
In another week we will enter once again the season of
Advent. "Be still and know that I am God," the Psalmist
proclaims. And while stillness is the last thing we expect to
find in the pre-Christmas rush, it is vital to our lives.
HELP
We are still $12,435 short of our goal
for the 2014 ACA. If we do not reach
our goal by December 31st, we will
have to make up the difference from
parish funds.
Ushers will be at the doors of the Church next weekend taking up a special collection to get us closer to
goal. If you are still contemplating making a pledge,
please do so soon. If you wish to make an anonymous
gift, you can do so in the special collection on November 29th and 30th.
COLLECTIONS last week amounted to $10, 030. Thank
you for your generosity..
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
Welcome, Father Randy We extend a hearty welcome to Father Randall Rentner
C.S.C. to our parish. Father Randy is a member of the faculty at Holy Cross High School in Flushing. He will be
assisting us by offering Sunday Mass here at St. Gregory's.
So when you see him - especially if you are a Knight or a
former Knight or the parent of a Knight - please say,
"Welcome, Father Randy."
CHURCH DOORS - The front doors of the Church have
been reset and rebalanced to make them easier to open and
close. We are looking into the possibility of having one door
fitted with a self-opening device. Your October Collection
contributions are at work. Also please be aware that we
have replaced most of the lights in Church with energysaving LED bulbs. All the light switches have been rewired
and renewed after the damage caused by the water leak last
May.
FOOD DRIVE - Thank you to all our parishioners who
were so generous in donating items. A big thank you to
the Knights of Columbus, St. Anne’s Council, who delivered four truck loads of food to Our Lady of Lourdes
Food Pantry this past week.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE - Last chance today! Stop
by the Oak Room to do some shopping. You
will find lovely holiday decorations and gifts
for everyone! The Craft Sale is open 8:00AM2:00PM. All proceeds go to charity.
THANKSGIVING LITURGY
A Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday,
November 26th, at 7:30PM in the Church.
All are welcome to share in prayer and song
of thanksgiving to God for His many gifts
and blessings. Hospitality to follow.
GIVING TREE will be set up in the Gathering Space
next weekend, the First Sunday of Advent.
There are cards on the tree listing various gift
items that will be delivered to families in need.
Please return all gifts with the colored gift
card attached to the Gathering Space the
weekend of December 13th/14th.
ST. GREGORY THE GREAT SCHOOL
www.sgtgschool.org
ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Edison Zhang - 7th Grade “The Blue Dragon”
BOOK MARK CONTEST WINNERS - Theme: “Fall
For a Good Book”
Kindergarten - First Grade - 1st - Samantha BoniniCappello, 2nd - Sydney Farrand, 3rd - Anmol Ehsan
Second - Third Grade - 1st - Kaylee Antezana, 2nd - Luke
O’Hagan, 3rd - Karalyn Lydon
Fourth - Fifth Grade - 1st– Samantha Burgos, 2nd Amanda Maharaj, 3rd - Fiona Clabby
Sixth - Eighth Grade - 1st - Jasleen Kaur, 2nd - Kaycee
Dominguez, 3rd - Allyson Quintillan
These winning bookmarks will be displayed at the Queens/
Bellerose Library.
ROSARY SOCIETY CHRISTMAS PARTY - Members will be selling tickets in the Gathering
Space after the Masses this weekend for their
annual Christmas Party to be held on Monday,
December 1st, at 7:00PM in the Oak Room.
Tickets are $35, which includes dinner, dessert & coffee.
RENAISSANCE GOUP will have its annual Christmas
Dessert Party on Friday, December 6th, at
7:00PM in the Oak Room. Please bring a
dessert if you are joining us. If you would
like to share a holiday drink with your
friends, please BYOB and we will supply the
glasses and ice. Any questions, please call Maureen at
718-347-8781.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - Bring the whole family
on Saturday, December 13th, 9:3011:00AM, in the Oak Room. Come and
enjoy bagels, donuts, juice, coffee, games,
gifts and a photo session with Santa. Admission: $6. Tickets will be available to purchase in the Parish Office in December. Hosted by the
Family Life Committee.
WORLDWIDE CANDLE LIGHTING AND PRAYER
SERVICE will take place on Sunday, December 14th, at 7:00PM, in the Church. This special prayer service unites family and friends
around the globe in lighting candles to honor
and remember all children who have died. After the service there will be refreshments and fellowship in the Oak
Room. If you wish to hve your child’s name read at the
candle lighting, call the Parish office at 718-347-3707.
LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
VOCATION NEWS
ALTAR SERVERS SCHEDULE
PROJECT ANDREW is an opportunity for young men to
learn more about the priesthood. Join Bishop DiMarzio
and other priests and seminarians for an afternoon of
prayer, dinner and conversation today, November 23rd, at
4:30PM, at the Saint John Paul II House of Discernment,
341 Highland Boulevard, Brooklyn.
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THE CATHOLIC MEDIA & THE NEW EVANGELIZATION SYMPOSIUM present In the Service of the
Word - The symposium will take place on Saturday, December 13th, at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, starting at
9:15AM with registration and coffee, followed by Mass,
then discussions and reflections, ending with a closing reception at 4:30PM. Seating is limited. To register or for
more information call Kerry Goleski at 212-515-0153 or
[email protected]
“YOUR LIFE, YOUR LEGACY” SEMINAR - R. Stutzmann & Son Funeral Home will be hosting this seminar on
Thursday, December 4th, at 3:00PM, at 224-39 Jamaica
Avenue, Queens Village. This seminar addresses the importance of making your arrangements in advance, necessary steps to take and how to share your final wishes with
the ones you love. Please call ahead to reserve a seat (718465-3210). Light refreshments will be served.
TD BANK “AFFINITY MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM”
If you are currently banking with TD or will be opening an
account, mention to a representative that you are a parishioner of St. Gregory. St. Gregory’s will earn credit and receive an annual contribution from TD. There are no costs
involved and your privacy is guaranteed.
TRIPS
Resorts Casino in Atlantic City - Wednesday, December 10th - Roundtrip bus transportation. Movies and light
refreshments on bus. $25 free slot play. Cost is $27 per
person. If interested contact Finbar at 718-343-0676.
Virginia Beach - Colonial Williamsburg, Historic
Jamestown & Yorktown - May 17-21, 2015 - Trip includes four night stay at Sandcastle Ocean Front Hotel,
four breakfasts and three dinners, a visit to Douglas MacArthur Memorial, guided tours of Norfolk Naval Base,
Historic Williamsburg, Yorktown Victory Center/
Jamestown Settlement, $499 pp/dbl or $453 pp/triple.
A deposit of $50 is due now. Make check payable to
Golden Age Leisure Club. For additional information, call
Finbar at 718-343-0676.
SAT. NOV. 22ND
5PM
Evan Noblesala, Emma Noblesala
SUN. NOV. 23RD
8:00AM
Ryan Bowe, Thomas Nugent
9:15AM
Sephora Baksh, Maria Flynn, Caelin DeJoie
11:00AM
Justin Brown, Aaron Torres, Robert Brandt
12:30PM
Alexis Sarabia, Jared Sarabia,
Darla Polanco
5:15PM
Mateo Caamal, Katherine Anne deGuzman,
Gbemisola Faba
SAT. NOV. 29TH
5PM
Robert Lewis, Daniel Lewis
SUN. NOV. 30TH
8:00AM
Grace O’Connor, Allyson Quintillan,
Fiona Clabby
9:15AM
Jazmine Bergancia, Joanne Bergancia
11:00AM
Courtney McMahon, Samantha Roy,
Angelina Valentino
12:30PM
Jasmin Pagba, Timothy Perez,
Rodger Recker
5:15PM
Jonathan Mulligan, Christopher Tuffy,
Michael Smith
CHRISTMAS FAIRS:
American Martyrs’ Church - December 6th & 7th.
Located in in the Sullivan Center, Bell Blvd. & Union Tpk.
St. Josaphat’s Church - December 6th 10:00AM4:00PM, December 7th, 9:00AM-2:00PM. Located in the
Parish Hall at 35th Ave. & 210th St., Bayside.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School - December
4th, 9:00AM-9:00PM and December 5th, 9:00AM1:30PM. Located at 203rd St. & 35th Ave.
MARTIN A. GLEASON FUNERAL HOME - ANNUAL
ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN HOLIDAY
DRIVE begins now and will continue through December
8th. Please bring your donations to any of the three Funeral
Homes. Donations such as store gift cards to pharmacies,
Target, WalMart, metro cards are welcome. Also, check
with Babies R’Us registry #51243065 for suitable gift ideas
for children. Any questions, please call 718-359-6300.
DOMINICAN VILLAGE is a not-for-profit retirement
community in Amityville. It provides both independent
living and assisted living apartments for senior citizens.
Residents live in a supportive environment in which the
sacredness of life and the dignity of each person are held in
the highest regard. For more information and/or to arrange
a visit and tour, please call 631-842-6091.