Church of Our Saviour

Church of Our Saviour
ON MURRAY HILL IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Fifty-nine Park Avenue
(at East Thirty-eighth Street)
New York, NY 10016
Rev. Robert J. Robbins, K.C.H.S.
(212) 679–8166
FAX (212) 213–0352
www.oursaviournyc.org
Mrs. Kathleen T. Ullmann
Pastor
Mr. Paul J. Murray, K.C.H.S.
Director of Music
Pastoral Associate for Lay Ministries
Mr. George Sim Johnston
Director of Adult Religious Education
Mr. David W. Ford and Mr. Robert Striano, K.M.
Parish Trustees
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
21 December 2014
MASS FOR THE LORD’S DAY
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Saturday (Anticipated Mass): 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. (Children especially welcome),
11:00 a.m. (Choral), 5:00 p.m.
By appointment. Please call (212) 679–8166 x210.
DAILY MASS
Monday–Friday: 7:45 a.m.
Monday–Saturday: 12:05 p.m.
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
As announced.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Fridays after the 7:45 a.m. Mass
until Benediction at 11:55 a.m.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
(CONFESSION)
Monday–Friday: 7:00–7:30 a.m., 12:35–1:00 p.m.
Saturday: 4:30–4:55 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30–10:50 a.m.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Arrange at least six (6) months in advance.
For information, please call (212) 679–8166 x220.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
For information, please call (212) 679–8166 x220.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
FOR ADULTS (RCIA)
Classes meet on Thursdays from 6:30–8:00 p.m.
To register, please contact Mr. Sim Johnston at
(212) 410–4254 or [email protected]
NOVENA DEVOTIONS
after the 12:05 p.m. Mass
Monday: Miraculous Medal
Tuesday: St. Anthony
Wednesday: St. Jude
Thursday: St. Anne
Friday: Sacred Heart
NEW PARISHIONERS
Welcome to the Church of Our Saviour!
To register, please fill out a registration form
in the Parish Office.
SPACE RENTALS
Please contact Mr. Angel Falcon, Coordinator of Special
Projects and Ad Hoc Advancement Initiatives,
at (212) 810–2004 or [email protected]
MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday, 21 December – Fourth Sunday of Advent
5:00 p.m. Esilda Aranguren +
9:00 a.m. Bled Worou (L)
11:00 a.m. Cruz Colon +
5:00 p.m. Ives Worou (L)
Monday, 22 December – Advent Weekday
7:45 a.m. Keren Worou (L)
12:05 p.m. Sonja Kostic +
Tuesday, 23 December – Advent Weekday
7:45 a.m. Rita Cossolini +
12:05 p.m. Sally, Helena, & Colleen Lehane (L)
Wednesday, 24 December – Advent Weekday
7:45 a.m. Shiloh Worou (L)
12:05 p.m. Katharina Grobe +
Thursday, 25 December – The Nativity of the Lord
11:00 p.m. Edith M. Robbins +
11:00 a.m. Grazia & Vincenzo Russo +
Friday, 26 December – St. Stephen, the First Martyr
7:45 a.m. Salomon Worou (L)
12:05 p.m. Carol A. Doran-Murray +
Saturday, 27 December – St. John, Apostle, Evangelist
12:05 p.m. Albert Worou (L)
IN YOUR PRAYERS, please remember Betty
Ammann, David Bobalki, Connie Crist, Karl Crist, Kathy
Baker Cross, David Grand, Kathianne Lamb, Colleen
Lehane, Helena Lehane, Sally B. Lehane, Lisa Martin,
Paolo M. Miranda, Jared Monfort, Doran Mullen, Mary
Eileen Paprocki, Masu Savice, Elizabeth Smith, and Mara
Clare Sweeney who are ill.
Prayer intentions for the sick will be listed for one month and may be
renewed by calling the parish office.
THE HOLY FATHER’S
PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR DECEMBER
Universal. That the birth of the Redeemer may bring
peace and hope to all people of good will.
For Evangelization. That parents may be true
evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of
faith.
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FROM THE HOLY FATHER’S TWITTER
@Pontifex: Let us learn from the Virgin Mary how to be
bolder in obeying the word of God.
WELCOME
If you are a visitor, we welcome you to the Church of
Our Saviour and hope that you will come back soon.
Those who wish to join the parish may register in the
parish office. Departing parishioners are asked to notify
the office, <[email protected]>, to enable us to
keep our records up to date.
WEEKLY MEETINGS AT THE PARISH
Tuesday
6:30–8:00 p.m. Pre-Cana
6:00–8:00 p.m. Book Club
N.B. Third Tuesday of the month
Thursday 6:15–7:15 p.m.
6:15–7:45 p.m.
6:30–8:00 p.m.
Friday
7:45 a.m.
Legion of Mary
Centering Prayer
Adult Religious Ed. (RCIA)
Guild of Catholic Lawyers
N.B. First Friday of the month
WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP
Thank you for your generous support of
the Church of Our Saviour!
Collections for the week ending 14 December:
Sunday Collection: $4,295 • ParishPay: $1,411
Immaculate Conception: $1,774
Weekdays: $340 • Shrines: $566
Retirement Fund for Religious: $1,787
Parishioners are encouraged to make their donations
online through ParishPay, which is accessible via our
website, <www.oursaviournyc.org>.
SEVEN DAY VIGIL LAMPS
The Sanctuary Lamp burns this week
in loving memory of Andrew Murphy.
To reserve a Vigil Lamp, visit the Parish Office.
The weekly offering for a Vigil Lamp is $15.
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CHRISTMASTIDE GIVING
The parish relies greatly on Christmastide and year-end
offerings and especially invites visitors to take this opportunity
to support our parish’s witness in our crucial location in
Manhattan. This is particularly important at a time of rising
costs and difficulties in the world economy. Thank you for
your generosity.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
CHRISTMAS EVE – WEDNESDAY, 24 DECEMBER
5:00 p.m. – Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
7:30 p.m. – Church of St. Stephen
11:00 p.m. – Church of Our Saviour
The 11:00 p.m. Mass will be preceded by a Festival of Lessons and
Carols, presented by our Choir, at 10:15 p.m.
CHRISTMAS DAY – THURSDAY, 25 DECEMBER
9:00 a.m. – Church of St. Stephen
11:00 a.m. – Church of Our Saviour
12:30 p.m. – Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
COFFEE HOUR
Please join us after the 11:00 a.m. Mass in the narthex
every Sunday for coffee and conversation. Those
interested in helping to prepare the weekly coffee hour
are asked to contact Andrea Moore at
<[email protected]>.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS
Placing a poinsettia plant in the sanctuary is a special way to
bring the memory of our loved ones and friends, both living
and deceased, close to the altar at Christmastime. Your
contributions will make this possible. Flower envelopes have
been placed in the narthex of the church and in the rectory
office for your offerings.
FROM THE PASTOR
As many of you were, I was shocked at the announcement of
the closing of St. Stephen’s Church. The recommendation
did not come from our cluster of parishes (St. Patrick’s
Cathedral, Our Saviour, St. Agnes, St. Stephen/Our Lady
of the Scapular, and the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus
and Mary), which is where such recommendations were
supposed to emanate. After a month of trying to get an
explanation, I received the following from Bishop John
O’Hara who has the unenviable job of guiding “Making All
Things New.” “The recommendation to merge St. Stephen with
Our Saviour was made by the Archdiocesan Advisory Board on June
25. The action of the Advisory Board was accepted and ratified by
the Priest Council in early July. As you know, Cardinal Dolan
elected to accept the recommendation.” As you may have seen in
this past Monday’s New York Times, additional mergers and
closures have been announced to be followed by a third
group before next August. “In the new cases, however, the
proposals came directly from Cardinal Dolan and other
senior archdiocesan officials, who felt the advisory group had
not gone far enough in recommending changes,” said Joseph
Zwilling, the archdiocese’s spokesman.
FRAGILE
Life is fragile. We like to consider ourselves strong and
independent, but when it comes right down to it, we are
pretty fragile. It does not take much to throw off our
independence and strength. A medical setback, the process
of aging, a personal loss, a severe storm, and even a brokendown car, can remind us how dependent we really are.
Our culture glamorizes strength, beauty, and freedom and
provides all sorts of temporary fixes for the realities of our
humanness. We can join a health club, dye our hair, eat
organic food, and drive an all-terrain vehicle, but eventually
our fragility catches up with us. Perhaps we should just
recognize the fact that being fragile is a part of life. God
certainly recognizes it. God even cherishes and celebrates it.
In fact, he values our human fragility so much that he chose
to embrace it personally in order to save us.
Consider the Creator of the universe, humbling himself to
the point of becoming the weakest of persons: the human
embryo of an unwed mother, the unborn child on a
dangerous journey, the newborn infant surrounded by
smelly animals and outcasts, the migrant child fleeing the
violence of a murderous king. God certainly understands
and embraces our fragility. By his own personal witness, he
even shows us that fragility is beautiful. Recognizing our
fragility helps us to remember and love those who are weak
and defenseless.
At this holy time of year, when we contemplate artfully
composed manger scenes and attractive Christmas cards, let
us remember the message in God’s personal witness: there is
profound beauty in all human life, even the most vulnerable.
Even when people are small, weak, defenseless, dependent,
demanding, or disgusting by worldly standards, God sees
beauty. So should we see this beauty in ourselves and in
others.
Pope Francis recently captured this when he reflected: “Even
the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the
unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation,
made in his own image, destined to live forever,
and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.”
Life is truly fragile.
Life is incredibly beautiful.
May we remember God’s deep and profound love for us and
cling fast to Him. May we find the strength and
encouragement in this great season of joy to assist and
protect all those who are especially fragile. And may our
witness to their beauty inspire others to see it too.
Tom Grenchik, Director of Pro-Life Activities
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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