Readings at Mass for the Week

Saint Columba
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Catholic Faith Community
Diocese of Brooklyn
www.SaintColumbaBrooklyn.org
2245 Kimball Street, Brooklyn, New York 11234-5154
Telephone: (718) 338-6265
Fax: (718) 377-6440
E-mail: [email protected]
Office hours: Monday through Thursday: 9 AM to 8 PM
Friday: NO regular hours (by appointment only)
Saturdays: 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays: 10 AM to 2 PM
Very Rev. Francis J. Hughes, V.F., Pastor
Rev. Charles J. Matonti, Pastor Emeritus
Deacon Lawrence E. Coyle, RCIA Coordinator
Deacon Fred Ritchie, Director of Religious Education
Alice Fiato, Administrative Assistant
Eucharist
Saturdays: 5 PM; Sundays: 8 AM, 10 AM &12 Noon
(Summer Schedule: Saturdays: 5 PM; Sundays: 9 AM, 11:30 AM)
Holy Days: Vigil at 7:30 PM, & on the Feast at 9 AM & 12 Noon
Weekdays (Monday through Saturday): 9 AM
Devotions
Miraculous Medal Novena: following 9 AM Mass each Friday
Holy Hour & Benediction: following 9 AM Mass on 1st Fridays
Communion for the Homebound
For those who are unable to attend Mass and desire to receive
Holy Communion - call the parish office
Reconciliation (Confessions)
Saturdays: from 4 PM to 4:45 PM, or upon request.
LITURGICAL MINISTRIES
ALTAR SERVERS: John Agresto –
6th Grade and above.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Paul DePaolo –
Communion for homebound.
LECTORS: Carolyn DePaolo
LITURGY COMMITTEE: Pat Pennea
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT:
Lee Ritchie & Barbara Riley.
MUSIC MINISTRY: Charles Gelo
MINISTRY OF CONSOLATION: Pat Pennea –
Funeral Mass planning
MINISTRY OF HOSPITALITY (USHERS):
Pat Pennea
CENTERING PRAYER: Paul Moses –
Mondays at 7:30 pm
PRAYER GROUP: Deacon Larry Coyle
SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
PASTORAL PLANNING COUNCIL:
John Hayes, President –
Suggestion box in Church foyer
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
When one’s health is seriously impaired due to illness, age or
injury, a priest should be contacted to administer the sacrament.
Baptism
Usually, on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM.
Preparations include: pre-registration with a staff member and
instructions on the 1st Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM
Marriage
Arrangements must be made at the Parish Office at least six (6)
months before the wedding. Also see www.pre-cana.org
Midwood Catholic Academy
St. Columba is affiliated with and supports MCA, located at
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 1501 Hendrickson St., 718-377-1800,
Mrs. Elena Heimbach, Principal
LADIES’ GUILD: Amelia LaLima –
1st Wednesday of the month at 7:45 pm
MEN’S CLUB: Charles Gelo –
Check bulletin for meeting days and times
GOLDEN AGE CLUB: John Gilligan –
Thursdays from 12 noon to 3:00 pm
BINGO: Joanne Cringle – Mondays at 6:45 pm;
Betty Mineo – Tuesdays at 11 am
SAINT VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY: Deacon
Larry Coyle – Assistance to the needy
YOUTH COUNCIL (SPORTS):
Bob Sommer (718-951-7665) &
Debbie Izzo (718-336-0065) – Athletic
programs ages 5 and up
BOOK CLUB: Last Tuesday of the month
at 7 pm. Check bulletin for reading selection.
OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS:
Wednesdays at 10:00 am
RECOVERY, INC.: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER:
4th Sunday of the month at 1:00 pm
CATECHETICAL MINISTRIES
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Deacon Fred
Ritchie – Grades 1 to 8 & Special Needs
(718) 253-8840 [email protected]
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR
ADULTS: Deacon Larry Coyle – Adult
Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
ADULT FAITH FORMATION: Paul Moses –
Education program including Bible
Study and Night at the Movies
OUTREACH: Maryann Oliva Welcoming new parishioners and those
seeking to return to the Church
VOCATIONS COMMITTEE: Deacon Fred
Ritchie – For those discerning a call to
the ordained or consecrated life
ELIZABETH MINISTRY: Ming Lay –
Support for expectant parents and
young families. Mondays at 10:30 am
YOUTH MINISTRY: John Agresto –
Teenage social and service group,
for Grades 6 to 12
For assistance, contact the Parish Office at (718) 338-6265.
Daily Mass Intentions
DECEMBER 28, 2014
Readings at Mass for the Week:
Saturday, December 27
5:00 pm Rosemarie Lanzarone & Lenny Paragallo,
by Susie & Manny Gerratano
Sunday, December 28
8:00 am Frank Arcoleo, Sr. & Frank Arcoleo, Jr.,
by Tess & Annmarie Arcoleo
10:00 am Peter Puhalovich, by his daughter
12:00 pm ▪ For All the People of the Parish
▪ John P. Hayes, by his family
▪ the Lenihan & Noble families, by Eileen Noble
▪ John O’Brien, by the officers & members of the Ladies’Guild
▪ Philomena Fasano, by Maryanne Fasano
Monday, December 29
9:00 am Carmela Tesoriero, by Marian Tesoriero
Tuesday, December 30
9:00 am Richard Hinkelman, by his family
Wednesday, December 31
9:00 am Frances, Maryann & Andrew Terzuoli,
by Robert Terzuoli
7:30 pm Grace & Raymond Suh & Family, by Robert Terzuoli
Thursday, January 1
9:00 am John O’Brien , by Maureen & Bob Sharkey
12:00 pm ▪ For All the People of the Parish
▪ Amelia LaLima, by Loretta Ansbro
Friday January 2
9:00 am Amelia LaLima, by Mary Ryan
Saturday, January 3
9:00 am Antoinette Prior (Happy Birthday), by Grandma
5:00 pm ▪ For All the People of the Parish
▪ Deceased of the Izzo family, by the Izzo family
▪ Amelia LaLima, by Nancy Izzo & family
▪ Yola Spano, by Sharon Kourt
▪ Patricia Bernadello, by Sharon Kourt
Sunday, January 4
8:00 am John O’Brien, by Tess & Annmarie Arcoleo
10:00 am Ciro Battista, by Gladys & Joe DeMarco
12:00 pm Anthony & Frances Cioffi, by Andy & Jeanette & Family
Parish Purgatorial Society -- In addition to our Mass
Intentions, you may remember your loved ones by enrolling them in the
Purgatorial Society. Enrollees are remembered at a monthly mass for
a full year. Four Memorials for any intentions are available each week
through the Rectory Office. They are (each for the entire week):
An Offering For:
■ Ringing of the Bells
■ the Sanctuary Lamp
■ Altar Flowers
■ Hosts & Wine
Ringing of the Bells: in memory of Richard Hinkelman,
by his family
Host & Wine: in memory of Deceased members of the Rella &
Oliva Families, by their Families
Vocation Corner -- The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary
and Joseph -- December 28, 2014
Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, ‘This child is
destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign
that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed.
If you may be one of those destined to the priesthood, diaconate or
consecrated life, call the Vocation Office at 718-827-2454, or email:
[email protected] Think about it, pray over it, and contact
Deacon Fred in the Religious Education Office at (718)253-8840,
or by email at [email protected] The rewards are heavenly!
Sunday, Dec. 28
Sir 3:2-14; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:22-40
Monday, Dec. 29
1 Jn 2:3–11; Lk 2:22-35
Tuesday, Dec. 30
1 Jon 2:12-17; Lk 1:57-66
Wednesday, Dec. 31
Thursday, Jan. 1
Friday, Jan. 2
Saturday, Jan. 3
Sunday, Jan. 4
1 Jn 2:18-21; Jn 1:1-18
Nm 6:22-27; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21
1 Jn 2:822-28; Jn 1:19-28
1 Jn 2:29— 3.6; Jn 1:29 –34
Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-6; Mt 2:1-12
Readings are also available at the Bishops’ website: http://www.usccb.org/bible
OUR CIRCLE OF PRAYER -- Please Pray for the Sick:
Mary Aiello
Susan Alloca
Debra Anduaga
Fern Arcieri
Theresa Arcoleo
Nicole Angelo
John Arroyo
Christian Banker
Jacqueline Banker
Rose Barbaro
Patricia Batack
Butch Bowler
Meado Bronson
John Burke
Suzanne Burns
Regina Buthorn
Grace Butler
Pierce Butler
Connie Cancello
Carmela Canonico
Tom Caporale
Julie Caragiulo
Cosmina Caruso
Baby Anthony M. Cicolello
Nikki Coe
William Cohen
Dennis Cook
Bridget Colliery
Joan Collins
Peggy Connelly
David Conti
Diane Crisply
Salvatore Cyprian
Rose Cyprian
Vicky De Gruccio
Gay Delzezcchia
Al Dobbs
Dorothy Dobbs
Lisa Donofrio
Denise Esposito
Robert V. Esposito
Sienna Ferrugio
Margaret Finn
Kristine Fitzpatrick
Lucia Funaro
Frank Gambaro
Frank Gelo
Damian Gonzalez
Luz Gonzalez-Carlson
Linda Guglielmo
Julia Hansen
Cassandra Henry
Marie Honchaurk
Eileen Humel
Gilda Ida
Gianna Jara
Marge Jasman
Cheryl Joseph
Michael Joseph
Logan Kaplan
Lorraine Keogh
Andreya Laguerre
Marie LaVine
Jennifer Lemon
Jonathan Michael Lemon
Blanche Lenihan
Courtney Lentini
Mark Lewis
Michelle Lopresti
Karen Lyons
Séan Mahon
Madelyn Mahony
H. Manning
Andrea Martin
Cheyenne McCloud
Daniel Mellone
Carmen Mende
Gemma Mignano
Steve Mignano
Nicholas Murad
John Nellis
Christy Noonan
Arthur Nuriele
Larry O’Grady
Fr. John O’Holohan, S.J.
Chioma Okpara
Charlotte O’Leary
Bettina Ortiz
Joanne Parasole
Alice Pennea
Pat Perkins
Donna Pimpinella
Susan Proietti
George Raphael
Basia Recko
Kate Reinke
Linda Rhatigan
Doris Rochford
Joan Rochford
John Joseph S.
Denise Santanella
Breanna Sarubbi
Casey Sarubbi
Jonathan Sarubbi
Shelly Schechter
Stu Selmon
Jeanne Silva
Eileen Szweader
Romolo Testa
Judy Thomas
Ann Thompson
Margaret Tobin
Armando Tommasso
Joanne Musolino Vidal
Paul Wein
Bob Wilson
Margaret Wrede
And for the Deceased: Rose Ebro
If you would like to have a name added, removed or retained, please call the
parish office.
Pray daily for the Priests and Deacons of our Diocese:
12/28...Rev. Jose Da Silva
12/29...Rev. Dwayne Davis
12/30...Rev. Msgr. George Deas
12/31...Rev. Louis DeGaetano
1/1…Rev. Felice DeLaura
1/2...Rev. Msgr. John Delendick
1/3...Rev. Anthony Dell’Anno
Dcn. Juan Zhagnay
Dcn. Walter Zimmermann
Dcn. Roberto Abundo
Dcn. Ronald Agnant
Dcn. Jorge Alvarado
Dcn. Felipe Alvarez
Dcn. Bryan Amore
Please Pray also for Pope Francis
THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH
Dear Parishioners,
New Year’s Eve (or New Year’s Day)
is a great time to be in our Father’s house!
What better way to end the old year and
welcome the new one than by attending Mass
for the Holyday! January 1 is when we as a
church celebrate the Motherhood of the
Blessed Virgin Mary. It is also known as World Day of Prayer for
Peace. What better time than now to honor Mary, our patroness,
and to pray for peace! January 1st IS a day of Obligation this year.
Our schedule of masses will be as follows:
MASSES FOR JANUARY 1st
Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of God
(a Holy Day of Obligation)
Wednesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
7:30 PM Vigil Mass
Thursday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
9:00 AM & 12 noon Mass
Rectory Office Hour -- For New Year’s:
Wednesday, December 31 -- Open until 12 Noon
Thursday, January 1 -- Closed All Day
Friday, January 2 -- Office is closed every Friday
dear
Padre
December 28, 2014
How do I teach my children about
the works of mercy?
I’ve been trying to teach my children about the corporal and
spiritual works of mercy. Any suggestions?
It’s easy to teach young children about the works of mercy as
long as you keep it simple and call their attention to what they’re
doing. When they set the table and pour drinks, tell them they’re
feeding the hungry and giving drink to the thirsty. When they bring
homework to a sick classmate, they’re visiting the sick. If they go to
a funeral, they’re helping bury the dead.
When they make up with their siblings after a fight, they bear
wrongs patiently and forgive all injuries. Siblings who help each other with their homework are instructing the “ignorant.” Children who
soothe someone who’s been hurt comfort the sorrowful. Praying
for anyone, living or dead, is a spiritual work of mercy. Listening
when someone confides in them is counseling the doubtful. Talking
a friend or sibling out of doing something wrong is admonishing the
sinner.
As your children get older, volunteer as a family with organizations that build homes for low-income families and help the children of prisoners.
Performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, whether
for each other or with each other, will bring you closer as a family as
well as closer to God.
FR. RICK POTTS, CSsR
[email protected]
© 2013 Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO 63057-9999. Printed in U.S.A. Imprimatur:
MEMORIALIZED
CHRISTMAS TREES
We acknowledge, with grateful appreciation,
the donation to our Memorial Christmas
Tree Program sponsored by the parish
Youth Council. The Christmas Trees, at the
entrance of the church, were donated in
memory of the following, and will remain lit
throughout the Christmas Season.
 Rosemarie Lanzarone & Lenny Paragallo,
by Susie & Manny Gerratano
 Delia & John Ansbro, by Loretta Ansbro
 Deceased Members of the Youth Council
 Pedro Gonzalez & Louis Purpura, by wife, children &
grandchildren
 Larry, Pearl & Jimmy & Bobby, by Rita & Rob Gioia
 John & Louise DePaolo & Margie Donohue, by Paul DePaolo
 Virginia and John Budzilowicz, by your loving daughters,
Linda and Maureen
 Severino Mazzuchin, Nicolo & Anna Tumminia & Elaine,
by Anna & Bob Mazzuchin
 Anthony DeVitto, by His Wife Cecelia
 Mae and Frank Izzo & Philomena & Joseph Szal,
by Debbie and Ron Izzo
 Amelia LaLima, by The Ladies’ Guild
 In Loving Memory of the Barbara & Braganza Families
B.C.R. CATHOLIC
MINISTRY
YOUTH
The Youth Ministry of
St. Bernard-St. ColumbaResurrection Parishes
 A place where teens can be with other teenagers and be
free to be themselves.
 For teens in grades 9 through 12
 Meets from 6 to 8 PM 1st Sunday at St. Bernard
2nd Sunday at St. Columba
3rd Sunday at Resurrection
 Contact: Youth Minister, Mel McChesney ([email protected])
St. Columba
COAT DRIVE
(in conjunction with the
Good Shepherd Catholic Club)
GENTLY WORN MEN’S, WOMEN’S AND
CHILDREN’S WINTER COATS WILL BE
COLLECTED AT THE ENTRANCE OF
CHURCH AT EACH MASS
ON THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 10 AND 11, 2015
THE COATS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO
VARIOUS SHELTERS (CHIPS, Bay Family Shelter,
Salt & Sea Mission) AND LESS FORTUNATE
PARISHES (St. Mary, Star of the Sea).
PLEASE PRAY FOR VOCATIONS
WE THANK THE FOLLOWING PARISHIONERS WHO ADDED TO THE BEAUTY OF OUR CHURCH
BY THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS FOR THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS — 2014
DONATED BY
Mr. & Mrs. John F. Gilligan
INTENTION
Louis & Angela Acito &
William & Dot Gilligan
Mrs. Joanne DiGiacomo
Manfredi, DiGiacomo &
Calabrese Families
Mr. & Mrs. John Piccirillo
Carol Piccirillo
Miss Loretta Ansbro
Delia & John Ansbro
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Krumm
For the Intention of Donor
Mr. William Rooney
Elizabeth Rooney &
Francis Rooney
Mr. & Mrs. Mazzuchin
Elaine & Sal Mazzuchin &
Anna & Nick Tumminia
Mr. John O’Farrell
Patricia Farrell
Mrs. John LaFemina
John LaFemina
Miss Angela Maiorana
Mr. & Mrs. John & Mary Grenard,
Beloved Grandparents
Ms. Joan Schnell
Florence & James Schnell
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Richards
Mei Wen Richards & Terry Fung
Ms. Annmarie Arcoleo
Frank Arcoleo, Sr. & Frank
Arcoleo, Jr., Josephine Lanzotti,
Leonard Arcoleo
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Dea
Tim & Denny Collins
Ms. Lydia Migliaccio
Anna & Gennaro Migliaccio
Ms. Ann O’Dea
Mary & Pat O’Dea
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Forrisi
Frank D’Amato
Mrs. Maureen Sharkey
Frank Sharkey
Mr. & Mrs. Paul DePaolo
John & Louise DePaolo &
Margie Donohue
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Cangelosi
Deceased Family Members
Mr. & Mrs. John Hayes
For the Intention of Donor
Mr. Henry Cirino
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Cirino
Mr. Mrs. Robert Sommer
All Family & Friends
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Iacovano
Assunta & Gennaro Manzo
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin O’Malley
For the Intention of Donor
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gleason
Robert Jon Gleason
Ms. Lorraine Nigro
Rose & Anthony Nigro &
Antoinette & Frank Novella
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Devlin
Ed Liebowitz
Ms. Marie Ciaccio
My Family
Mrs. Nancy Izzo
Marchese & Izzo Families
Mrs. Carmela Maiorana
Andrea Maiorana
Ms. Ann Stefanello
Sorrentino & Stefanello Families
Mr. Mrs. John Gillespie
Quinn & Gillespie Families
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Tripoli
Frank Tripoli
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Mitchell
For the Intention of Donor
Mrs. Pedro Gonzalez
Gonzalez & Silvar Families
Ms. Linda Ann Bubzelowicz
Virginia & John Budzelowicz
Mr. & Mrs. Cliff Shults
Helen, Tony & Anthony Del Mastro,
Freddy & Audrey & Fred Shults
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Rotondi
Kathy Rippe & Bob Gioia
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Cannilla
For the Intention of Donor
Mrs. C Farley
The Farley & Santas Families
Savino Family
For the Intention of Donor
Mrs. John McIntyre
For the Intention of Donor
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Coyle
Eileen Madden
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Pessutti
Joseph Cirillo
Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Emanuele
Emanuelle, Earle & Lamacchia
Families
Mr. & Mrs. George Lentini
Cafiero & Lentini Families
Ms. Elizabeth Weber
For the Intention of Donor
Mr. & Mrs. William Giossi & Family Gahn, Giossi & Cappetta Families
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Caporale
For the Intention of Donor
Mr. Urban Ambrose
Johanna & Robert Ambrose
DONATED BY
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Arnold
Mrs. Benjamin Marciano
Ms. Patricia Sherman
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Cahalan
Mr. & Mrs. Carmine Palumbo
Mr. Dudley Downs
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Duffy
Mrs. John Pitrelli
Ms. Constance DiPalo
Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Hart
Michelle Vixamar
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Torpey
Miss Frances Melanson
Mrs. Enes Balzofiore
Ms. Rose Angelo
Miss Lisa Dunikowski
Ms. Jane Isaacson
Marie Ferraro
Mr. & Mrs. Al Caputo
Mrs. Elizabeth Mineo
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Mauro
Ms. Cecilia Devitto
Mrs. Mary Leath
Mrs. Kevin Maher
Mrs. Eileen Gutierrez
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Criscione
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Alberigo
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Yuen
Mr. & Mrs. DeRicco
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Evangelist
Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Gerratano
Ms. Miriam Amatrucola
Mr. & Mrs. R Pereira
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dinneen
Mrs. Vincent Stackhouse
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lundy
Ms. Cariny Galindo
Mr. Julio Morales
Mrs. Mary Francis
Mr. & Mrs. John Flood
Mrs. M. Oliva
Ms. Elizabeth Barreras
Ms. Rosemarie &
Robert Carrera Gabelman
Mrs. Richard Yodice
Ms. Kay Stackpole
Mrs. Jeanie Schneider
Ms. Rosina Cordero
Mr. Michael Alloca
Mrs. Patricia Pennea
Mrs. Michael Riley
Mrs. A. Bernardini
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Cronen
Ms. Rosa Castellanos
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Hauer
Ms. Theresa Modica
Ms. Mary Ryan
Mary Pokras
INTENTION
Ruel Lures
Marciano & Tokarcyk Families
Dolores Sherman
Bridget Cahalan
For the Intention of Donor
Mary B. Downs
For the Intention of Donor
John Pitrelli
John & Carmela DiPalo &
Dorothea Buonincontri
Petolino & Hart Families
Deceased family members
Megan Torpey & Joan Fream
The Melanson Family
Anthony & Arthur Balzofiore
For the Intention of Donor
For the Intention of Donor
Carol Ciappetto
Ferraro Family
Caputo & Risoli Families
For the Intention of Donor
Vincent Mauro
Frances Loquerigo
Family & Friends
Kevin Maher
Richard Gutierrez
For the Intention of Donor
Jim Dillon
For the Intention of Donor
Salvatore Cetta
For the Intention of Donor
Angelo & Giovanna Gerratano,
Lenny Paragallo,
Rosemarie Lanazarone
For the Intention of Donor
Pereira & Abbriano Families
Joseph Dinneen
Vincent Stackhouse
John Malazzo
Galindo Family
Minerva Morales
Anthony Francis
Trillo & Flood Families
Deceased members of the Rella &
Oliva Families
Balsamo, Barreras & Laera Families
For the Intention of Donor
For the Intention of Donor
For the Intention of Donor
For the Intention of Donor
For the Intention of Donor
Albina Alloca
Bill Pennea
Michael Riley
For the Intention of Donor
For the Intention of Donor
For the Intention of Donor
For the Intention of Donor
Jean Arenaro
Deceased Family Members
Gerard, Frank & Kathryn Essenbreis,
Dr. Ha Connor
ADDITIONAL NAMES WILL APPEAR IN NEXT WEEK’S BULLETIN
This Week in Our Parish
Sunday, 12/28 ▪ No Religion Class - 8:20 AM & 11 AM
▪ Third Order - 1 PM
▪ Youth Council - 1:15 PM
Monday, 12/29 ▪ No Religion Class - 3:15 PM
▪ Bingo - 6:45 PM (doors open at 4:45 PM)
Tuesday, 12/30 ▪ No Bingo - 11 AM
▪ Recovery Inc. - 7 PM
▪ Book Club - 7 PM
Wednesday, 12/31
New Year’s Eve
▪ A.A. - 10 AM
▪ Vigil Mass at 7:30 PM
Thursday, 1/1
New Year’s Day
▪ Mass at 9 AM & 12 Noon
Annual Candle Racks
Annual Memorial Candles are available
for your intentions. These are located on
the right side wall of church, near the
three statues. You can reserve a candle
which will be memorialized and lit for
your intention for a full year for a donation of $150. At the end of a year, you will be able to renew your
candle for another year, as often as you want. Reservation forms are
available if you are interested.
The Tree of Life,
located in the
back of Church, offers a wonderful opportunity to perpetuate memories of special
moments and special people. If you wish
to join us in this Parish enterprise, please
call: (718) 338-6265, or stop by the
Rectory Office for more information or an
application.
Friday, 1/2 ▪ Holy Hour - 9:30 AM
▪ Youth Council - 4 PM
Saturday, 1/3 ▪ No Religion Class - 9AM
▪ No Music School - 12 PM
▪ Youth Council – 11:30 AM & 6 PM
Sunday, 1/4
Epiphany
▪ Religion Class - 8:20 AM & 11 AM
▪ Youth Council - 1:15 PM
Book Club Selection:
“The Invention of Wings”
By Sue Monk Kidd
Join us in Msgr. Jolley Hall on
Tuesday, December 30, at 7 PM
for the next monthly Book Club
Discussion. Refreshments will be
served. For info, call the Office (718) 338-6265.
Elizabeth Ministry
The Elizabeth Ministry of St. Columba parish is to help
serve the needs of expectant women, new mothers,
post-pregnancy women, and their families.
 “Read Me a Story” for pre-schoolers (2 & 3 year olds) meets
Mondays at 10:00 AM, in Msgr. Jolley Hall (no fee)
 Be a partner for our Prayer Ministry Team
 Join our “Quill Ministry” team (writing notes, greetings, etc.)
For more information, please leave your name and telephone
number at the rectory (718-338-6265), or come to Msgr. Jolley
Hall on Mondays at 10:30 AM
SEE THE BROCHURE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH
Members of Our Parish
Pray the Rosary every morning
after the 9:00 AM Mass. All are invited and
encouraged to join them.
Midwood Catholic Academy
Make Your Family, Part Of Our Family
Midwood Catholic Academy offers a faith filled
environment and academic excellence.
For info about registering for the 2014-15 School Year,
Please call the School Office at 1-718-377-1800
Or to make an appointment to get a tour of the school
and for any other information.
(St. Columba Parish is affiliated with and supports
Midwood Catholic Academy)
Our Parish Mission Statement
Saint Columba is a community whose faith is rooted in Christ and centered in the Eucharist.
We witness to the Gospel, reaching out to serve the spiritual, emotional and material needs of others.
We challenge child and adult to grow in Christ, communicating with love,
and welcoming all to share their gifts as vital members of the Parish.