CHURCH OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT 242-20 88TH AVENUE, BELLEROSE, NY 11426 Week of January 18, 2015 SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK JANUARY 25TH - 30TH OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JANUARY 25TH Following the 9:15AM Mass in Church Until 2:00PM 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 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time "Come and you will see." Today we are invited to join Andrew, Simon, Paul and Samuel in listening to what God has to say to us through Jesus. 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. For adult reflection: Do I yearn for a deeper relationship with Jesus? Where can I find it? For children: Are there adults whom I trust to help me understand what God is asking of me? Looking Ahead Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Jonah 3:1-5,10 I Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 There is no time like the present for us to listen to Jesus' call to join Him in proclaiming that the kingdom of God is at hand. For adult reflection: What does Jesus want me to leave behind so that I can come closer to Him? For children: Am I always brave enough to do what I know to be the right thing? Do I ask Jesus to strengthen me when I am tempted to do the wrong thing? FAITH FORMATION CLASSES will take place in Gregorian Hall following the 9:15AM Mass on Sunday, January 25th. ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASS - If you are an adult who has not yet made Confirmation, call the Parish Office for information on how to register. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00PM, at Our Lady of Lourdes Bethsaida Spirituality Center in Queens Village. Dates and Topics are: Tuesday, February 24th - Catholic Morality Tuesday, March 3rd - Jesus and the Church Tuesday, March 10th - The Seven Sacraments Tuesday, March 17th - The Eucharist Tuesday, March 24th - Confirmation & Christian Witness REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS: Open your hearts to the Word of the Lord FOR ALL THE SICK: William Hollowell, Sean Kinahan, Robert Schreiner, Jimmie Boddie, Cheyenne Pekarski, Philip Criscuolo, Mary Sullivan, Ellen Jarrett, John Galvin, Tony Garone, Grace Leuze, Elizabeth Williams, Joseph Konefal, Baby Aaron FOR ALL THE DECEASED: Kenneth Brovetto CALENDAR OF EVENTS Week of January 18, 2015 SUNDAY NO 9:15AM MASS/FAITH FORMATION CLASSES NO RCIA ATHLETIC ASSOC. 1:00-9:00PM Gregorian Hall ALCOHOLICS ANON. OPEN 8:00PM Convent Basement MONDAY MARTIN LUTHER KING OBSERVANCE NO 7AM MASS PARISH OFFICE CLOSED ATHLETIC ASSOC. 11:00AM-9:00PM Gregorian Hall EMOTIONS ANON. 7:30PM Convent Basement PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING 7:30PM Office Basement TUESDAY CRAFT GROUP 9:00-11:00AM Convent Basement EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 9:30AM-10:30AM Church GOLDEN AGE LEISURE 1:00-4:00PM Oak Room ATHLETIC ASSOC. 4:00-9:00PM Gregorian Hall WEDNESDAY DIVINE MERCY 3:00PM Church ATHLETIC ASSOC. 4:00-6:00PM Gregorian Hall TEEN GROUP 7:30PM Gregorian Hall THURSDAY GOLDEN AGE GHT 12:00-4:00PM Oak Room ATHLETIC ASSOC. 4:00-9:00PM Gregorian Hall QIGONG 7:00PM Office Basement FRIDAY ATHLETIC ASSOC. 4:00-9:00PM Gregorian Hall CHEERLEADING 5:00-6:30PM Oak Room ALCOHOLICS ANON. STEP 7:00PM Convent Basement ALCOHOLICS ANON. CLOSED 8:30PM Convent Basement SATURDAY ATHLETIC ASSOC. 8:00AM-8:00PM Gregorian Hall BAPTISM 12:00PM Church PENANCE 1:00PM Church MASSES FOR THE WEEK January 18, 2015 SUN. JAN. 18TH 8:00AM Daniel J. Smith 9:15 Members of the Purgatorial Society 11:00 Martin Lydon, Magna Vispo,. Marcela Navarro, Luz Abreu, Antonio Ramirez 12:30PM Lawrence, Joanna & Anthony Pinto 5:15 All People of the Parish MON. JAN. 19TH 9AM Gloria Family TUES. JAN. 20TH 7AM Gertrude A. Cashin 9AM Carl Mango (1st Anniv. Rem.) WED. JAN. 21ST 7AM 9AM Molly Murphy THURS. JAN. 22ND 7AM 9AM Stanley Godlewski (Anniv.) FRI. JAN. 23RD 7AM 9AM John & Catherine O’Brien SAT. JAN. 24TH 9AM Marie Mazza 5PM Joseph & Viola Machnik SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7th ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY COMMUNION BREAKFAST COME AND JOIN THE FUN! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH OPEN TO ALL LADIES IN THE PARISH 9:30AM-12:00PM (following the 9:00AM Mass) Oak Room ROSARY SOCIETY DINNER & CHINESE AUCTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH Cost is $12 per person Includes full hot breakfast, pastries, coffee, juice 7:00-11:00PM OAK ROOM For reservations or additional information, Please call Cathy at 516-352-4202 or Susan at 516-650-3231. Tickets: $28 per person Please use the order form below and drop off At the Parish Office with payment This event is sponsored by the Bereavement Ministry and Faith Formation Confirmation Program Ticket price includes dinner and one sheet of auction Tickets. For tickets, please use the order form below and drop off at the Parish Office. For additional information, please call Susan at 516-650-3231 -------------------------------------7TH ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY COMMUNION BREAKFAST ----------------------------------------- # of Tickets: # of Tickets: ____________________ _________________ ROSARY SOCIETY DINNER & CHINESE AUCTION Amount Paid: $________________ Amount Paid: $ __________________ Name: _______________________________________ Name: _____________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________ Phone: _____________________________________ I would like to sit with: _________________________ I would like to sit with: ________________________ ______________________________________________ ____________________________________________ NO RESERVATIONS TAKEN AFTER FEBRUARY 12TH Cash or Check (payable to Cash) can be dropped off at the Parish Office. NO TICKETS SOLD AFTER FEBRUARY 23RD Please make checks payable to St. Gregory Rosary Society. SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015 COLLECTIONS last week amounted to $8,792 for the parish and $1,002 for Diocesan Missions. Thank you so very much for your generosity. PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING will take place on Monday, January 19th at 7:30PM in the Office Basement. RENAISSANCE ANNUAL LUNCHEON - Last call for reservations for the Renaissance Annual Luncheon that will be held at Nancy’s Restaurant in Floral Park on Sunday, January 25th, following the 12:30PM Mass. We will have soup, salad, a choice of entrees, dessert and soda, coffee or tea for $30 per person. A cash bar will be available. All adults are invited to join us. Call Pat Tweedy at 516-354-4736 or Marion Tannuzzo, after 7:30PM, at 516-358-4102 to make a reservation no later than January 19th, or for more information. 42ND ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE will take place on Thursday, January 22nd in Washington D.C. Buses will be leaving from Our Lady of Victory Church at 6:00AM after the 5:30AM Mass. To reserve a seat, please contact Ed Long at 718-343-9433. Buses will also be leaving from The Immaculate Conception Center at 6:30AM. To reserve your seat, please contact Liz Purnell at 718-499-9705 by January 20th. BOOK CLUB - The next selection for the meeting to be held on Monday, January 26th, at 7:30PM in the Rectory Basement is Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. The Bellerose Library now gets the books for us a few weeks ahead of time and has an area near the reserve shelves marked “Renaissance Book Club” where the books are kept. A NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC - Come celebrate the halfway point between the winter and spring solstices and the Feast of St. Brigid. Join us for a night of warm merriment as we lose the winter doldrums with friendship, live music, libations and a grand time! Join us on Saturday, January 31st, at 7:30PM in the Office Basement. Five dollar donation and bring what you please. Call 718-347-5020 for more information. ST. GREGORY THE GREAT SCHOOL sgtgschool.org Thanks to the many volunteers who helped us put desks together and move them to the classrooms! Your help was invaluable and the School looks great! Come see for yourself how great the School looks! Join us at our Catholic Schools Week Open House on Sunday, January 25th, immediately following the 9:15AM Mass in the Church, until 2:00PM. Catholic Schools Week is the week of January 25th 30th. Please refer to your January school calendar for details of what events will take place during that week. Artist of the Week - Allison Lydon - 7th Grade - “The Dog” ON THE ROAD AGAIN - Woodloch Pines - March 16th -20th - Balance of $495 per person, double occupancy, is due by February 1st. Please make your check out to St. Gregory’s Run-A-Ways and mail to Elaine Miles at 5 Michigan Road, Bellerose Village, NY 11001. For questions, please call Elaine at 516-328-7298 or Annette at 718-343-4033. S.G.A.A. stgregorythegreatsports.com Registration for Spring CYO Baseball, Softball and Clinics is open now. CYO deadlines are fast approaching to enter teams. Please take the time to register now! Visit the website for more information and to register. Baseball and Softball Clinic is open to children in Grades K - 2, CYO teams are for grades 3-8.. Service Time - During this current basketball and volleyball season, help is needed with the door, the snack counter, game clock and setup/clean up. If you are able to do some of your service hours in these areas, please contact MaryAlice at 917-482-0213, Danny at 917-755-1698 or Denise at 646-594-8561. SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME VOCATIONS MONTHLY HOLY HOUR AND FELLOWSHIP Friday, January 23rd at 8:00PM at Most Precious Blood Parish, Long Island City, with Fr. James Rodriguez. Confessions and Raise & Worship will begin at 7:30PM. Refreshments at 9:00PM. For more information, check the website www.dioceseofbrooklyn.org/hhf. BISHOP DIMARZIO’S ANNUAL VOCATION RETREAT - Attention young men, ages 17-35 - Have you every considered the possibility that God may be calling you to be a priest? If so, please consider attending the Vocation Retreat to be held from Friday, March 6th through Sunday, March 8th. For more information or to register, contact the Vocation Office at 718-827-2454 or [email protected] +++++++++ TRIPS Resorts Casino in Atlantic City - Wednesday, January 28th - 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 17th-21st - 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. Diocesan Lenten Pilgrimage - 500th Anniversary St. Teresa of Avila - March 12-20, 2015. Visiting Fatima, Lisbon, Avila, Madrid and more. Spiritual Director is Bishop Octavio Cisneros. For information, please call 1-800-Catholic, ext. 208. ALTAR SERVERS SCHEDULE SAT. JAN. 17TH 5PM Grace O’Connor, Allyson Quintillan, Fiona Clabby, Frances Pedersen SUN. JAN. 18TH 8:00AM Declan Cullinan, William Reid, Liam Cullinan 9:15AM Courtney McMahon, Samantha Roy, Angelina Valentino 11:00AM Ryan Bowe, Thomas Nugent, Brian Machado, Roniel Urmasa 12:30PM John Hughes, Thomas Wirta, Francisque Jean 5:15PM Nicholas Bustamante, Kaycee Dominguez, Ashley Pichardo SAT. JAN. 24TH 5PM Joseph Gousse, Caitlyn Gousse SUN. JAN. 25TH 8:00AM Robert Brandt, Justin Brown 9:15AM Deborah Lagula, Darla Polanco 11:00AM Alexis Sarabia, Jared Sarabia 12:30PM Mateo Caamal, Katherine Anne deGuzman, Gbemisola Faba 5:15PM Evan Noblesala, Joseph Aguas FAMILY, MARRIAGE & INDIVDUAL THERAPY Services are provided by the Catholic Counseling Center, under the direction of Dr. George Giuliani. Confidential information and appointments are available by visiting www.thecatholiccounselingcenter.com or by calling 631-243-2503. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to assist the homebound senior citizens of northeast Queens for one hour per week with friendly visits, food shopping, etc. If interested, please contact Chris Schneider at 516-641-7541. 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. 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