Weekly Bulletin - Parish of Saint Eugene

Roman Catholic Parish of Saint Eugene
Ubi Petrus, Ibi Ecclesia
Tuckahoe Road and Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, New York
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday:
4:00 - 4:45 PM and 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Sacrament of Baptism
Sundays at 1:45 PM.
Please call the Rectory to arrange for the
Sacrament and parental instruction.
Adoration Chapel
Hours—Mon. thru Fri.
Open from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sacrament of Matrimony
Please call the Rectory at least 6
months in advance. A marriage
preparation program is required.
Sacraments for the Sick
Please contact the Rectory for the
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
and Communion for the homebound.
Choir
Rehearsal Thursdays. 7:30 PM.
New members welcome.
Parish Membership
Our parish invites all of its members to
participate fully in our spiritual and social
life. Every new parishioner is requested
to register at the Parish Office. If you
move to another parish, or change your
address, please notify the Parish Office.
Served by
Rev. Mizzi-Gili, Administrator
Rev. Morrow, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Perera, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Duffy
Dr. Noelle Beale , Principal
Mrs. Marisela DeVictoria,
Religious Education Coordinator
Mill Hill Missionaries,
Weekend Associates
Mass Schedule
Saturday: 9:00 AM
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00, 9:30,
10:45 Traditional Latin Mass,
12:15 & 6:00 PM
Parish Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Parish Office
31 Massitoa Rd., Yonkers, NY 10710
914-961-2590
Rectory
32 Massitoa Rd., Yonkers, NY 10710
Weekdays: 6:45, 9:00 AM
School
707 Tuckahoe Rd., Yonkers, NY 10710
914-779-2956
Holy Days
Vigil Mass (day before the Holy Day)
5:00 PM
Religious Education
707 Tuckahoe Rd., Yonkers, NY 10710
914-337-9868
6:45, 9:00 AM, & 12:00 noon, 7:30 PM
First Friday:
Evening Mass each month at 7:30 PM.
First Sunday of Advent
Email: [email protected]
Internet Address: www.steugene.info
Check our web page for updated information
November 30, 2014
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NOVEMBER 30, 2014
First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come.
Mark 13:33
ON OUR WAY TO THE MARCH FOR LIFE!!!
11/30 SUNDAY First Sunday of Advent
8:00
9:30 Louis & Nicholas Ventresca
10:45
12:15 Mass for the Parish
6:00
12/1 MONDAY
6:45 Louis Ventresca/Concetta Ventresca
9:00 Michael McGrail
12/2 TUESDAY
6:45 Wedding Anniversary of Helen & Cesar Tipawan
9:00 William Evers
12/3 WEDNESDAY St. Francis Xavier
6:45 Mary & Angelo Napoli
9:00 John & Lena Pontillo
12/4 THURSDAY St. John Damascene
6:45 Rose Capra (8th year anniversary)
9:00 Alfred Burfeind
12/5 FRIDAY
6:45 Special Intentions Enrique Davis (84th birthday)
9:00 James Paul Franggos
12/6 SATURDAY St. Nicholas
9:00 Alejandro & Irene Punsalan
5:00 George & Sophie Bruce
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE
SICK OF THE PARISH…
Especially, , John Ahearn III, Terry Arlotta, Julie Barbato, Nick Bauso,
Dolores Beaver, Dolores Betances, Elisa Burslem, Susan Byrnes,
Christopher Capano, Catherine Cabin, Lawrence Christian Jr., Fr. Steven E. Clark, James Patrick Conneely, Aurora Crevani, Frances Cuevo,
Dominic D’Angelo, Ann DiCarmine, Nicole Pisani-Frame, G. DeNike,
Stephen Forlenza, Jessica Galloza, Mary Gandolfino, Nicholas Gardini,
Bill Gelpi, John Gibson, James Gibson, Peter Gioella, Nanci Hennes,
Richard Hennes, Ana Herrera, Rita Ianni, (Little); Kathy Joyce, Lanyi
Family, James LaRosa, Alexandra Laurent, Jack Lenehan, Lana
Leonelli, Peter Lombardo, Dave McCarthy, William McDonald, Clara
Magno, Marie Mangieri, Angelo Manginelli, Fred and Sasa Meindl, John
Mescall, Earl Micheline, Betsy Miranda, Mondazzi Family, Angelo
Morra, Teresa Multari, James O’Connor, Joseph O’Reilly, Theresa
Patanella, Maria Pian, Tomasz Przyyarczak Carroll Pugmire, Marjorie
Putorti, Giovanni Ramos, Lorraine Rhine., Kristin Sadlon, Vincent
Sangalli, Terrence J. Semler, Helen Sheedy Peter Sheridan Jr., D.
Mario A. Sindona, Michael Sirocco, Sade Sorentino, Daniel Taylor Sr.,
Michael Tomanelli, Joseph Volpe, Ann Wallace, Marie Young, Barbara
Zunker, (Little) Mary Zuzulo.
AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Amen
Better that only a few Catholics should be left,
staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they
should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with
the open foes of our faith.
St. Peter Canisius S.J.
Not withstanding the blizzard earlier this year that squelched our
plans to go to Washington, we aim to send a bus on Thursday,
January 22, 2015. Reserve your seats NOW for our pilgrimage
at $45. per adult, $20. per child (10-17 yrs.) accompanied by his
parent or with signed parental permission. Call the Rectory of
St. Joseph at 963-0730 Fr. Rojas or for more information. Also,
your payment of your seat sooner rather than later will be appreciated greatly.
IN MEMORY OF A LOVED ONE
(The Sanctuary Lamp on the Main Altar), the (Blessed
Mother’s Lamp on our Lady’s Altar) and the (Altar Bread
and Wine) can be memorialized for a loved one for the
week. The donation for these items are $25.00 for the
week and the name/names of your loved ones will be
noted in the bulletin along with which item . Also Fr.
Mizzi-Gili has opened the Mass book for weekend
Masses. (The donation for a weekend Mass will be
[email protected]) This week the Sancturary Lamp
on the Main Altar is
IN MEMORY OF HELEN PAULUS
FUND RAISER CLUB
The winners of the Fund Raiser Club is Winnie Sullivan
. Congratulations your check is in the mail
CHURCH COLLECTION
Our Parish Collections
We appreciate the generosity of you, our parishioners. When we have a second
collection, people tend to split their usual offering between the two collections,
which is understandable given the pressure of our economic times. However we
rely on the first collection to keep the parish and school going and pay the bills.
We ask that if there are two collections you include the usual amount you give in
the first collection and do the best you can with the second if you are able to.
SOCIETIES AND ACTIVITIES
Adoration Chapel -Laura Mazzei-395-1818
Patricia Finan - 961-0146
Altar Guild - Jennie Sepe - 776-9847
Boy Scouts - Donna Ragusa - 472-7567
C.C.D. - Marisela DeVictoria - 793-7822H/337-9868W
C.Y.O. - Rob Pechin (646)208-6385 /Mike Raimondi 779-3848
Catholic Daughters–Rita DiPippo 793-3065
Catherine Blanco 793-1539
Cheerleaders - Lori Fox 325-0333
Children’s Choir & Cantor - John Sacco - 654-9110
Couples for Christ—Chris Metzger 646-234-5159
Cesar Tipwan 343-0914
Girl Scouts - Jerilin Carota 968-5526
H. S. A. - Caroline Bagan 224-5995 / Nancy Arzola 274-0016
Holy Name - Frank Giacoio—793-5392
Junior Legion of Mary - Nancy Matill—963-9297
Knights of Columbus– John Consilvio—709-5090
Legion of Mary - Josephine Bitetti 337-1372
Living Rosary– Natalie Philpin—793-4757
Organist & Adult Choir—Lakambini Ramos - 202-8590
Parish Activities Committee—961-2590
Parish Council - Frank Giacoio - 793-5392
[email protected]
Respect Life Society - Jackie Barton - 793-9322
Serra Club of Bronx and West.—George Alessi—779-8719
Senior Club—Jennie Sepe—776-9847
St. Vincent DePaul - Walter Whitmore 779-1826
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
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CONTINUOUS OPEN REGISTRATION
FOR NEW FAMILIES TAKING PLACE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE MAIN SCHOOL BUILDING,
PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL (914-779-2956)
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. STUDENTS
APPLYING FOR PRE-K Must be 4 Yrs. of age
by 12/31/13. STUDENTS APPLYING FOR
KINDERGARTEN Must be 5 yrs. of age by 12/31/13.
DOCUMENTION REQUIRED: Copy of: Birth Certificate ,
Baptismal Certificate , Updated Immunizations. ALL NEWCOMERS MUST PAY A NON- REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
AND A NON- REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE OF $100.00
EACH. PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL (914-779-2956)
ABLE REGISTRATION FEE OF $100.00 EACH. PLEASE CALL THE
SCHOOL (914-779-2956)
THE GIVING TREE Please watch for
the tree the Sunday right after Thanksgiving.
It will be sponsored by the Legion of Mary and
Respect Life Society. Please bring the gifts
back NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH. It is important that the gifts be
brought back on time, so that they can be distributed by Christmas. Thank you and God
Bless!
RESPECT LIFE SOCIETY
First Saturday Vigil after 9 am Mass: Witness and pray at the abortion clinic on So. Broadway, or Adoration in the Church until Benediction at
11:30 am. Vigil: Dec. 6th.
Monthly Meeting:2nd Thurs. of the month, 7:30
pm in the Parish Center. New members welcome. Next Meeting:
Dec.11th
Monthly Holy Hour for Life” 3rd Thurs. of the month at 7:15 PM in
the Church Holy Hour —Dec. 18th.
Cenacle of Life: The purpose of this simple prayer group is to petition
Our Lord through
Cenacle Meeting: Dec. 4th
SENIOR TRIPS
.Westchester Broadway Theatre: Thurs., April
9th, 2015 to see “West Side Story”. We have
good seats 2nd &3rd row center. Price $55.00
ONLY six seats left.
Spirit of New York: Wed., May 20th, 2015. Trip
includes Buffet Luncheon (all you can eat), Music
& Dancing, Leisure time after the cruise in N.Y.C.. All tips, taxes
including Bus Driver. MUST have $25.00 deposit to book tour
in advance see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Call J.
Sepe 776-9847.
Senior meetings held on the first Wednesday of each month,
at 1:00PM in the Old Kindergarten room in the basement of the
Parish Office building.
THE ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY
We are always looking for volunteers to cook chicken. If
you are interested in helping, you can do so in many
forms, by cooking, by making phone calls, by organizing,
by using your computer skill etc. It only takes an hour or
two of your time, once every two months. There is also a basket in the
school corridor and another by the adoration chapel for dry goods, cans
and packaged foods. You can help feed those less fortunate, contact W.
Whitmore thru the Parish Office 961-2590.
First Friday Adoration on December 5th will be after the 9:00 AM Mass
and continue in church all day until 7:00PM followed by adoration,
benediction and finish with the 7:30pm Mass.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
A FUND RAISER FOR NICHOLAS GARDINI
“Breakfast with Santa” on Sun. Dec. 14th
after the 9:30 AM Mass in the St. Eugene
Gym. There will be a full Breakfast ( bacon,
eggs, sausages, pancakes, muffins, danish,
bagels, fruit and beverages. Games and
creativity station, pictures with Santa, all
children invited, must be with an adult. Adults [email protected] and
children [email protected] Come join us for a fun morning and help
support this Fun Raiser.
PARISH RAFFLE
Thank you to the many parishioners who have already returned their
sold raffle books. Your generosity is most appreciated. Also, if you
have not received chances in the mail and would like to support this
fund raiser, there are chance books in envelopes reading St. Eugene’s
Christmas Raffle at the exit doors of the Church. Take a packet and
return the stubs with a check to the Parish Office or drop in the
Collection basket. Last drawing Tues. Dec. 16th.
ST. EUGENE PARISH RELIGIOUS
CHRISTMAS CARD SALE
We will be selling Religious Christmas Card after all
the Masses and if you are not able to obtain them in
church, you can also purchase them thru the Parish
Office. There are 20 cards to a box set with beautiful
greeting at a price of $10.00 per set . There will also
be order forms at the doors at the back of Church.
You can fill out the order form attach your check
payable to Church of St. Eugene and drop it in the
Sunday collection basket. Cards will be available for pick up the
Monday following Thanksgiving. Help Our Parish and “Keep Christ in
Christmas”
ADORATION CHAPEL
St. Eugene Parish has daily adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament for vocations each weekday from 7 AM to
4PM, in our Adoration Chapel located off of the
vestibule church. More info. call G. Alessi 779-8719
EVENTS IN THE AREA
SING MEMORABLE SONGS WITH MICHAEL: At the
Grinton I.
Will Library from 2:00 to 3:30—1500 Central Park Ave. Yonkers, Free & Open to
the Public (Handicapped /Accessible) December 1st and December 22nd—Next
years new schedule will be printed as soon as the Office receives it.
PASTOR’S INFORMATION:
If any of the following items pertain to you or to your family, please
check the line at the end of the item. This information will be a great help
PASTOR’S INFORMATION:
If any of the following items pertain to you or to your family, please
check the line at the end of the item. This information will be a great
help to us. You may drop it off to the Parish Office.
WELCOME TO ALL
We are glad you attended Mass with us.
How may we serve you
I would like to learn more about the Catholic faith.________
I have a special prayer request _____________
I would appreciate a visit by a member of the parish staff__
New in the Parish I would like to register___________
Change of Address__________________________
I will be moving out of the Parish_________ _____
New telephone number___________________
Family Member____ill at home at HospitalRoom #__________
Name_____________________________________________
Address______________________________
Telephone# ———–——
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FROM THE DESK
OF FR. MIZZI-GILI
THE MEANING OF "ADVENT"
The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus
of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus
the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the
return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent
ADVENT HISTORY
The New Testament identifies Jesus as the expected Jewish Messiah, although Jesus was not the Messiah most Jews at the time expected, a warrior who would forcibly overthrow the Romans. The
gospel writers are clear that Jesus did not come to establish an
earthly kingdom, or deliver the Jewish people from the Romans, but
rather he proclaimed a heavenly kingdom available to Jew and Gentile alike. Even though early Christians understood that Jesus
reigned in the Church, they knew that all things had not been subjected fully to him, so Christians understood that there existed a
future finalization of his kingdom (see Catechism 680). Thus, early
Christians eagerly awaited the return of Jesus in glory "to achieve
the definitive triumph of good over evil," when he would judge the
living and the dead (Catechism 681, 682). These prominent Scriptural themes form the basis of our Advent season.
The first clear reference to a celebration of Advent occurs in the
6th century. Prior to this time, there were celebrations and fasts
resembling our current Advent season. St. Hilary of Poitiers (d. AD
367) and the Spanish Council of Saragossa (AD 380) spoke of a
three week fast before Epiphany. Pope St. Leo the Great preached
many homilies about "the fast of the tenth month (i.e. December)"
prior to Christmas. The Gelasian Sacramentary (AD 750) provided
liturgical material for the five Sundays before Christmas as well as
Wednesdays and Fridays. The Western Church eventually settled
on 4 Sundays of Advent, which has the season beginning at the very
end of November or the very beginning of December, starting immediately after ordinary time. Until the 12th century, in many geographical areas, Advent had a more festive tone, and white vestments were still occasionally used. However, Advent became more
closely related to Lent as Christ's second coming became more and
more a prominent Advent theme, as especially seen in the seventh
century Bobbio Missal. Advent proper is unknown in the East, although the Eastern Churches have a long fast before Christmas.
This fast lasts longer than the Western Advent season and begins in
mid-November. Advent, or the Eastern equivalent fast, is celebrated
in all Catholic and Orthodox Churches.
During the Reformation, some Protestants attacked or deemphasized many Christian holy days and seasons, disconnecting
their churches from the rhythms of the Church Year. However,
some Reformation churches, like the Anglicans, retained Advent.
Possibly because of the liturgical movement, or maybe as a reaction
to the excesses of secular Christmas values, celebrating Advent has
become more popular in non-Catholic and non-Orthodox churches.
Lutherans, Anglicans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and even many
evangelical groups have incorporated Advent into their worship
service to varying degrees. However, some churches have fallen
short of celebrating the true meaning of Advent, treating the season
as more of an early extension of Christmas. As non-Catholics and
non-Orthodox begin to rediscover the Church year, Advent (like
Lent) is one of the first results, flowing naturally from churches
looking to fill in the gaps around Christmas and Easter.
is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in
history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of
God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to
God. That is a process in which we now participate, and the
consummation of which we anticipate. Scripture reading for
Advent will reflect this emphasis on the Second Advent,
including themes of accountability for faithfulness at His
coming, judgment on sin, and the hope of eternal life.
In this double focus on past and future, Advent also symbolizes the spiritual journey of individuals and a congregation, as they affirm that Christ has come, that He is present
in the world today, and that He will come again in power.
That acknowledgment provides a basis for Kingdom ethics,
for holy living arising from a profound sense that we live
"between the times" and are called to be faithful stewards of
what is entrusted to us as God’s people. So, as the church
celebrates God’s in breaking into history in the Incarnation,
and anticipates a future consummation to that history for
which "all creation is groaning awaiting its redemption," it
also confesses its own responsibility as a people commissioned to "love the Lord your God with all your heart" and to
"love your neighbor as yourself." Advent is marked by a
spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing. There is a yearning for deliverance from the evils of the
world, first expressed by Israelite slaves in Egypt as they
cried out from their bitter oppression. It is the cry of those
who have experienced the tyranny of injustice in a world
under the curse of sin, and yet who have hope of deliverance by a God who has heard the cries of oppressed slaves
and brought deliverance!
Part of the expectation also anticipates a judgment on
sin and a calling of the world to accountability before God.
We long for God to come and set the world right! Yet, as the
prophet Amos warned, the expectation of a coming judgment at the "Day of the Lord" may not be the day of light
that we might want, because the penetrating light of God’s
judgment on sin will shine just as brightly on God’s people.
COVER SHEET
CHURCH NAME:
Church of St. Eugene
707 Tuckahoe Road
Yonkers, New York 10710
Phone Number
914) 961-2590
Bulletin number
911216.B30
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Date of publication
NOVEMBER 30, 2014
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