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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
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COMMUNION BREAKFAST
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ROSARY SOCIETY
DINNER & CHINESE AUCTION
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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]
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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.
There are no costs involved and your privacy is
guaranteed.
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