CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK MARCH 2, 2014

CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK
MARCH 2, 2014
Dear Parishioners,
As we approach the start of the Lenten season on Wednesday, March 5th , 2014, I want to provide you with the
schedule for this year’s observance of the Sacred Paschal Triduum.
As you know, the spiritual summit of the Liturgical Year happens from Palm Sunday to the evening of Easter Sunday,
which we call Holy Week. Though the Sacred Paschal Triduum is chronologically three calendar days, liturgically speaking it
is one day that unfolds for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery. Thus, the single celebration of the Triduum marks the
end of the Lenten season and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil. The liturgical services
that take place during the Triduum are the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, the Lord's Passion on Good Friday,
and the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord on Holy Saturday.
Last year the parish communities of St. John’s and St. Anthony’s observed the Sacred Paschal Triduum in one combined
bi-lingual service at St. John’s. While my intent was to hold the bi-lingual Sacred Paschal Triduum services on a rotating
basis between St. John’s and St. Anthony’s, it became apparent during planning with the Liturgy Committee for this year’s
observance that St. Anthony’s would not be able to accommodate the number of parishioners who attended last year’s
services.
Thus, while the ideal for linked parishes like ours is that only one observance of the Sacred Paschal Triduum should be
held, due to the anticipated crowd sizes being beyond what St. Anthony’s can hold, after consulting with Andrew Krakat,
Chairperson of the Liturgy Committee and getting the members input, I have decided that St. John’s and St. Anthony’s
will hold separate observances this year, although the times of the observances will be the same.
Since I promised the parishioners of St. Anthony’s that I would celebrate the Sacred Paschal Triduum there this year, I
will keep that promise and be there for all three days. As far as beyond this year goes, I will continue to work with the Liturgy
Committee and make an appropriate determination for next year at a later time, although all should anticipate that one day
we should have as a goal to return to a single observance of the Sacred Paschal Triduum.
The Sacred Paschal Triduum
• Thursday, April 17th - 8:00 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
• Friday, April 18th - 8:00 pm Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
• Saturday, April 19th - 8:00 pm Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord.
•
Masses on Easter Sunday, April 20th same as always.
Please note, all Triduum services at St. Anthony’s will be tri-lingual (English, Italian, and Spanish), while the services at
St. John’s will be English.
I pray that your Lenten observance may be one filled with prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as together we prepare for the
celebration of Christ’s victory over death.
Fr. Carlino
CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION FOR
CHILDREN AND AGING
PARISH OFFICE
The Office will be closed Monday, open Tuesday
through Thursday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Friday from
9:00 am to 11:00 am.
PARISH HOSPITALITY
Coffee and donuts will be offered in the cafeteria
after the 7:30 am and 9:30 am Masses on Sunday,
March 2nd again next Sunday, March 9th.
A GIFT FROM YOUR PARISH
Little Black Books: Six-Minute Meditations on
the Passion According to Matthew will be available for
you to pick up. It is a pre-Lenten gift to you from your
parish to assist you as you journey from March 2nd
through Easter Sunday, April 20th. We suggest you start
with How to use the ‘Little Black Book’ and that you use
the next three days to get ready for Lent.
Today, please welcome Rev. John D. Kirwin who will
be with us to celebrate Masses and tell us about the
work of Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.
CFCA is a lay Catholic Sponsorship ministry that helps
children and elderly in 21 developing countries. To learn
more call (800) 875-6564 or visit CFCA on line at
www.hopeforafamily.org.
BLACK,INDIAN & LATIN AMERICAN
MISSION COLLECTION
Next weekend our parish will take up the Annual
Collection for Black, Indian & Latin American Missions.
Your support shares the faith with those in need,
including the youth who are at high risk for violence and
often lack an education in values and critical-thinking
skills. This collection funds programs that give the youth
an opportunity to share their faith and break the cycle of
violence in their neighborhoods. Please give generously
to next week’s Collection.
EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
OPERATION RICE BOWL
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and
abstinence. As a sign of our penance, we preserve for
the Diocese of Albany the custom of abstinence from
meat on the Fridays of Lent. Abstinence binds all
Catholics who are 14 years of age and older. Fasting
binds all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet
59. Fasting refers to the quantity of food eaten.
Traditionally, fasting calls for only one full meal per day.
By retaining these traditions for our Diocese we do not
intend that they be interpreted as laws binding under
pain of sin, but as customs from which we will not hold
ourselves lightly excused. They are expressions of our
desire to be converted in our hearts, to be reconciled
with each other, and to love our neighbor.
MASSES FOR ASH WEDESDAY
MARCH 5, 2014
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH
12:15 pm (Fr. Schweigardt)
6:30 pm (Fr. Facci)
ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH
8:00 am (Fr. Facci)
7:00 pm (in Spanish) (Fr. Carlino)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN THE
COMPANY OF CLOWNS
On Friday, March 7th at St. John the Evangelist
Church at
7:30 pm
Clown Ministry Associates
established in 1987 invite you to experience a unique
and uplifting Lenten Prayer, with music, prayer and
drama they will facilitate our entrance into the passion of
Jesus. Together we will reflect on the words and images
of His final journey. As people gather, the Clown Ministry
Associates will play quiet and prayerful music to help set
the mood. Punch and cookies will be available in the
back of church so you can mingle with the presenters at
the close of the experience . There is no admission fee.
However, a free will offering will be taken to help defray
their expenses. Parents, this is a unique opportunity to
introduce Stations to your children.
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Station of the Cross will be held at St. John the
Evangelist Church at 7:00 pm during the Fridays of Lent.
If you are interested in conducting the Stations for those
attending please call Sr. Joan at 372-3381 ext 224.
Our bulletin is made possible through the generosity of the
advertisers who are listed on the back. Please patronize them.
As we travel along our Lenten journey, we grow
closer in our relationship with God through prayer.
Prayer is also an essential part of reaching out to those
in need and growing in solidarity with them. Your
participation in Operation Rice Bowl helps those in need,
both in our own community and around the world.
Please join us in this meaningful Lenten observance.
Materials will be available near the church entrances to
assist your participation beginning Ash Wednesday.
PASTORAL CARE
Pastoral Care will host a WORKING MEETING on
Wednesday, March 5th at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center
Cafeteria. ANYONE interested in visiting the sick/
homebound of our parish is encouraged to attend. We
will be discussing in detail what this important ministry is
about and how, if interested, you can help us reach out
to those in need. You DO NOT have to be a current
member to attend. Please come with a willingness to
learn and perhaps gain a desire to join this rewarding
ministry. Questions should be directed to Anna Marie
Montanaro, Pastoral Care Associate at (518) 269-2315.
ALSO anyone visiting our sick and homebound on
ASH WEDNESDAY will find blessed ashes in the
sacristy. Please be sure to sign the sheet next to the
basket indicating who will be visited.
ATTENTION: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING
A LECTOR OR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY
COMMUNION - Please call Sister Joan at 372-3381 ext.
224 and Sister will arrange training for you at your
convenience on an individual basis.
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM
On March 6th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm in room 8 of
the Parish Center Sr. Joan will continue the series
Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest
Images of the Universe DVD 90 minutes. Lecture 7:
The Sombrero Galaxy—An Island Universe, Lecture 8:
Hubble’s View of Galaxies Near and Far, Lecture 9: The
Antennae Galaxies—A Cosmic Collision. Prior
attendance at the other lectures is not a requirement.
Please use the double doors under the canopy across
from the handicapped ramp to St. John the Evangelist
Church.
ROSARY SOCIETY NEWS
Beth Lynch, former museum manager and event
coordinator of the Auriesville Shrine will present “The
Saints of Auriesville” at the Rosary Society’s meeting on
March 12th, 7:00 pm in the Parish Center Cafeteria. All
are welcome so please join us for an evening of prayer
and friendship. For more information call Barbara
Nyland (608-4059).
CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK
MARCH 2, 2014
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
March 1 - 2
Saturday:
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Wednesday, 03 - 05 - 14
12:15 pm For the People
6:30 pm For the People
Confessions
Fr. L’Arche
Sunday:
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM
5:00 PM
Fr. Facci
Fr. Facci
Fr. Facci
Fr. Schweigardt
March 8 - 9
Saturday:
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Confessions
Fr. Schweigardt
Sunday:
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM
5:00 PM
Fr. Markert
Fr. Markert
Fr. Facci
Fr. Carlino
ST. ANTHONY’S
March 1 - 2
Saturday:
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Sunday:
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM
March 8 - 9
Saturday:
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Sunday:
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM
Confessions
Fr. Carlino
Fr. Carlino
Fr. Carlino
Fr. Carlino
(Spanish Mass)
Sunday, 03 - 09 - 14
7:30 am
Bernardi Gabriele by Sciocchetti and
Abbott PLLC
9:30 am
Panetta & Martino Families by Mr. & Mrs.
Albert Martino
50th Birthday Remembrance - Patty
Sharer - Mom, Liz Mc Guire
Bernardi Gabriele by Andrew & Jean
Dagostino
11:30 am
Felicisimo & Basilia de Jesus by
F. Teresa Mc Carthy Md., Vida
Mc Carthy Cerrito Esq., Amour Johnson
Md., and Families
5:00 pm
For the People
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA
The Miraculous Medal Novena is held on Monday
evenings at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center – Conference
Room 8. Please enter through the double doors at the
Canopy Entrance closest to the church parking lot.
Table of the Lord
Confessions
Fr. L’Arche
Fr. Facci
Fr. Schweigardt
Fr. Carlino
(Spanish Mass)
Mass Schedule is subject to change
Weekly $10,387.45
Saturday, 03 - 08 - 14
4:00 pm
Anniversary Remembrance - Dorine
Lawrence by Louise Monarch & Family
Frances & William Carey by Family
Bernardi Gabriele by Louise Monarch &
Family
Anniversary Remembrance - Donald
Spencer by Spencer Family
Candles $204.38
The weekly televised Catholic Mass, Table of the
Lord, is moving to a new broadcast time and station
beginning on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Table of the Lord will now be seen each Sunday at
7 am on CW15, which is available on most area cable
television systems on Channel 15. For those viewers
who do not have cable television and receive the Mass
as a broadcast signal via an indoor or roof antenna,
CW15 is received on Channel 45-1.
While the Mass still will be available at other times on
many area cable television public access channels with
no change in schedule, the 30-minute Table of the Lord
will no longer be seen on WXXA-TV, FOX-23 at 6:30 am
each Sunday. While we have enjoyed our relationship
with FOX-23 over these many years, the move to CW15
provides us with a slightly later and more convenient air
time thus benefiting our primary audience.
EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
ARMED SERVICES PRAYER PLAQUE
CHRISM MASS
If you would like to submit a picture of a St. John the
Evangelist Parishioner serving active duty in any branch
of the military for inclusion on the Armed Services Prayer
Plaque, email it to [email protected] or send a 5” X
7” or smaller photograph to the parish office at: St. John
the Evangelist Church - Attn: Armed Services Prayer
Plaque, 806 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308.
Include a paper with their name, branch of service, and
where they are stationed.
All are invited to attend the Chrism Mass with Bishop
Edward B. Scharfenberger, Principal Celebrant, Tuesday,
April 15, 7:00 pm, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,
Albany, on the corner of Madison Ave. and Eagle St. The
Chrism Mass is the diocesan celebration during which the
Bishop blesses the oils used in the rituals of the
catechumenate and for the sick and consecrates the
Sacred Chrism, used in Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders
and for the dedication of churches and altars. At this liturgy,
the baptized and ordained re-commit themselves to service
as Church in the world.
WRESTLING WITH OUR INNER ANGELS
Spirituality and Mental Illness with Sr. Nancy Kehoe,
RSCJ, PhD. Lecture March 27th, from 7;00 to 9:00 pm
at Siena College. Workshop March 28th, 9:00 am to
4:00 pm at St. Ambrose Parish Center in Latham.
Registration is required. For more information contact
the Consultation Center at 489-4431. If you would like to
have a registration form emailed to you, contact
[email protected]
PASTOR’S NOTES
This past week, someone dropped off a gift for Fr.
Carlino and forgot to sign the card. If you drop off a note/
gift for Fr. Carlino at the parish office, please make sure
to give your name to the parish representative
receiving the gift so that Fr. Carlino can thank you
properly.
BISHOP’S APPEAL
The Office of Development and Stewardship would like to remind all parishioners that the final pledge statements
for the 2013 Bishop’s Appeal will be mailed in February. The deadline to submit gifts to the 2013 Bishop’s Appeal is
March 17, 2014. Thank you for your continued generosity and support.