Weekly Bulletin - St. Francis de Sales Parish

SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES
129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Belle Harbor, NY 11694
PASTORAL STAFF
Rev. Msgr. John J. Bracken, Administrator
Rev. John S. Wtulich, Associate
Rev. Patrick Longalong, Associate
Deacon Vincent LaGamba
Deacon Armand D’Accordo
Mrs. Dorothy Brenna, Parish Secretary
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Mr. Robert Ruggiero
PARISH TRUSTEES
Mr. William Lavin
Mr. Desmond McGowan
PARISH FINANCE
Mr. Martin Keating
Mr. William Lavin
Mr. Terence Quinlan
Mr. Desmond McGowan
MUSIC MINISTRY
Mr. Jonathan D’Amico – Music Director
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES ACADEMY
Mr. Christopher Scharbach—Principal
Mrs. Rori Martello – Assistant Principal
Ms. Phyllis Lograno, School Secretary
PASTORAL COMMITTEE
Mr. Jamie Agoglia
Mr. Gregory Bender
Mrs. Dorothy Brenna
Mrs. Patricia Collins
Mrs. Yvette Conroy
Mrs. Kristin Franchock
Mrs. Patricia Gibson
Mrs. Danielle Kelly
Mr. Martin McManus
Mrs. Joanna Ostrander
Mrs. Christine Strehle
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CONVENT
Sister Patricia Chelius, CSJ
Sister Paul Marita, CSJ
Sister Patricia Walsh, CSJ
MISSION STATEMENT
St. Francis de Sales, a parish steeped in tradition, rich in natural beauty and bountifully blessed with a community
devoted in love to serve God and our neighbor. We seek to live actively the Word of God through the example of our
patron saint, a life devoted to energetic, generous and constant fidelity to the will of God. Empowered by the Holy
Spirit we will grow in our faith through continuous education, formation, communication, and out-reach, while passing
these values on to our future generations. We endeavor to be a most vibrant community of faith which will effectively
utilize the talents, resources, and treasures of our parish for the good of all God’s people.
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Monday to Friday: 6:30am and 9:00am
Saturday: 9:00am and 5:30pm (Vigil)
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE
7:30am; 9:00am; 10:30am, Noon, 5:30pm
and 7:00pm (Polish)
HOLY DAY SCHEDULE
Vigil of Holy Day at 7:30pm
Holy Day at 6:30am; 9:00am and Noon
CONFESSION/SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Saturdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm - Seasonal
Penance Services during Advent and Lent
CARE OF THE SICK
If there is an elderly, sick or infirm parishioner who
wishes to receive Holy Communion or the Anointing of
the Sick, please call the Parish Office.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Communal Celebrations of the Sacrament of the
Anointing of the Sick will take place in the Fall and in the
Spring.
OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Evening— by appointment
Saturday—by appointment
Sunday—No Office hours
BAPTISM
Parents are asked to contact the Parish Office to
schedule an appointment with a priest or deacon to
complete the Baptismal Registration Form. Parents are
required to attend a Baptismal Instruction at 7:00pm on
the First Thursday of the month. Baptisms are
celebrated on the Second Sunday of the month at 2:00
pm.
MARRIAGE
Preparations for the Sacrament of Marriage are
very important and take time. Couples planning to
be married at Saint Francis De Sales are asked to
contact the Parish Office no less than eight
months prior to the wedding date. Please do not
schedule the catering hall prior to making
arrangements at the parish. Couples are required
to attend the Pre-Cana Program of the Parish at
least six months prior to the wedding.
PARISH WEBSITE:
Stfrancisdesalesparish.org
PARISH TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Parish Office/Rectory
718-634-6464
Parish Office/Rectory Fax
718-634-0716
Parish Email
sfdsparish@aol.com
Parish Religious Education Office
718-634-6464
Saint Francis De Sales School
718-634-2775
Saint Francis De Sales School Fax
718-634-6673
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES PARISH
First Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015
Masses for the week of Feb. 22- 3-1, 2015
First Sunday of Lent
Sunday
7:30 AM Teddy Sica
10:30 AM Jane and James Scanlon
12:00 PM Father John T. Piccione, OFM
Monday
6:30 AM The Smythe and Comerford
Families
9:00 AM Mary Martin (A), Father
Patrick Carroll and Mark and
Bridie Carroll
Tuesday
6:30 AM Eileen Murphy
9:00 AM Mary and William Chelius
Wednesday
6:30 AM Kevin Kearney
9:00 AM Thomas F. Conaboy
Thursday
6:30 AM Mary Shea Kane
9:00 AM Rose Simeti
Friday
6:30 AM Colleen Tuohey
9:00 AM Joseph E. Meade
Saturday
9:00 AM Vince and Dolores Vicente
5:30 PM Martin S. McDermott
Sunday
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
5:30 PM
Daniel T. Murphy
Grace Ann Blum
John Sullivan (46A)
Alexander Flanagan
For the People of the Parish
BREAD AND WINE: to be offered at the
Masses for this week is donated in memory of
The Santora Family.
CONGRATULATIONS: St. Francis de Sales
welcomes our new parishioner who was
baptized on Saturday, January 31st…
Welcome, Logan Michael Sica
REST IN PEACE
In our charity, please remember the parishioners
who have died recently. May their souls and
the souls of all the faithful departed through the
mercy of Christ rest in peace. Amen
Michael (Mush) Gerard Reidy, Thomas Carroll,
Lucy McDonough Sr., Mary Rooney and
Miles Vincent Cornyn.
SICK AND HOMEBOUND
Kindly remember in your prayers the members
of our Parish Family who are ill.
Michael Glynn, Thomas McLeod,
Michael Weinstein, Jeanne Briody,
Nancy Hanson, Theresa Kalman, Sheila
Cassidy, John Kimball, John Carlucci, Kathryn
and Declan Darcy and Bobby Wallace.
Winners for the week are:
500 Club Weekly: Congratulations!
Winners are:
$100 #358 Rob and Catherine Rose
50 #088 John Tansey
25 #149 Andrew M. Rohman
PARISH STEWARDSHIP:
WEEKLY OFFERING
Week of February 8th - $12,958.50
The weekly offering for Feb. 15th will be
in next weeks bulletin..
Thank you for your support to the Parish.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES PARISH
First Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
God our Father, we thank you for calling
men and women to serve on your Son’s
Kingdom as priests, deacons and
consecrated persons. Send your Holy Spirit
to help others respond generously and
courageously to your call. May our
community of St. Francis de Sales support
vocations of sacrifical love in the youth and
young adults. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, who lives and reigns with you on the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever
and ever. Amen
VOCATIONS – ARE YOU BEING
CALLED?
How are you letting God be present to
you, and how is God present to others
through you? The Church needs
dedicated lay and ordained ministers
to help make God present to the
people. Please pray about it and, if
you’d like more information about
serving the Church in this way,
contact the Vocation Office of the
Diocese of Brooklyn at 1-718-8272454
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA –
Every Monday morning after the 9:00
AM Mass.
WISDOM OF POPE FRANCIS
The Cross is the word through which God has
responded to evil in the world. Sometimes it
may seem as though God does not react to
evil, as if he is silent. And yet, God has
spoken, he has replied, and his answer is the
Cross of Christ: a word which is love, mercy
and forgiveness.
SEA BREEZE GOLDEN AGE TRIPS Monday to Friday, May 11-15 to the Outer
Banks in North Carolina – 4 nights – 4
breakfasts - 3 dinners, various sightseeing trips
in a deluxe bus. Trip Cost $815 – Insurance $65
Dep. & Ins. due Feb 4th and balance due March
18th. June 18th – West Side Story at Westchester
Broadway Theatre lunch and show – Price $85 –
Dep. $20 with reservation balance due April
15th. For information call: Mary Ellen at 718634-6307 and Kate Hanratty 718-634-1941.
PRAYER OF RESOLUTION
by St. Francis de Sales
HENCFORTH I RESOLVE TO STRIVE
EARNESTLY TO BE PATIENT AND
GENTLE, AND NOT TO ALLOW THE
WATERS OF CONDRADICTION TO
EXTINIGUISH THE FIRE OF THAT
CHARITY WHICH I OWE TO MY
NEIGHBOR. AMEN.
ARMED FORCES
Please keep in your prayers the members of our
parish, who are serving in the Armed Forces.
Lt. Cmdr. Gerard Casey
WELCOME MSGR. GERAGHTY
We welcome back Msgr. Geraghty as our guest celebrant on Wednesday, February
25th at 7:30 PM Mass. Please join us for Mass on this special day during Lent.
LENTEN SERVICES: Stations of the Cross and Benediction every
Friday evening at 7:30 PM during Lent.
LENTEN REGULATIONS
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday: Days of Fast (eat less) and abstinence (no meat) Limit
one full meal on these days for Catholics between ages 18 and 59 inclusive.
All Fridays in Lent: Days of abstinence (no meat): Days of Abstinence. For all Catholics
who have reached their 14th year.
Weekdays of Lent: There is no obligation to fast. However, voluntary acts of self-denial are
recommended.
Easter Duty Obligation: After they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, Catholics
are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. This precept should be
fulfilled during the Easter Season, Catholics are also bound to confess serious (mortal) sins at
least once a year, but this is not limited to the Lenten/Easter Season.
“I TELL YOU SOLEMNLY, IN SO FAR AS YOU DID THIS TO ONE OF THE LEAST
OF THESE BROTHERS OF MINE, YOU DID IT TO ME” MT 25:40
FEED THE HUNGRY
There will be FEED THE HUNGRY bins in the vestibules on the 129th and 130th entrances of
the Church. This will be an ongoing, non-perishable food collection to provide local food
pantries with much needed supplies. Items of particular need include dry milk, tuna, hot and cold
cereal, pasta, tomato sauce, rice, beans, PB&J, soups, canned fruits and vegetables. Please no
glass donations. Thank you in advance for your support.
POOR BOXES
Sincere thanks for the thoughtful generosity of so many to the poor boxes at the doors of
the church. Your kindness gives hope to so many. May this awareness continue.
School of Evangelization - Faith Formation
INFORMATION
Upcoming Sacraments
FIRST PENANCE & HOLY EUCHARIST SACRAMENTS
First Penance - Saturday, February 28th 11:00 A.M. for Classes 2A & 2-1
2:00 P.M. for Classes 2B & 2-2
Note: arrival time to the Church is half hour prior to the Ceremony.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Confirmation will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 25th at 1:00 P.M. and 4:00
P.M. by Most Reverend Octavio Cisneros, D.D.
Note: arrival time to the Academy Gym for Candidates and Sponsors is 1 hour
prior to the Ceremony.
Rehearsal for Confirmation Candidates & Sponsors for the 1:00 P.M. Ceremony is
Wednesday, March 18th 7:00 P.M.
Note: arrival time to the Church is half hour to rehearsal.
Rehearsal for Confirmation Candidates & Sponsors for the 4:00 P.M. Ceremony is
Thursday, March 19th 7:00 P.M.
Note: arrival time to the Church is half hour to rehearsal.
Reminder: Application and Sponsorship Forms for the Sacrament of Confirmation
are now due! All forms must be submitted otherwise a candidate will not be
eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
We are pleased to welcome Darryl Inge who is preparing to be fully received into
the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil. May we ask that you kindly pray for
him,
”The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be
gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!
Numbers 6:24-26
For further information you may contact the Parish Office 718-634-6464
MASS IN HONOR OF ST. PATRICK
The 40th Annual Rockaway St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Saturday, March
7th, the parade will step off at 1:00 PM.
A Mass in Honor of St. Patrick will be celebrated at 9:00 AM. Our guest celebrant
and homilist will be the Rev. Brian Dowd, the pastor of Queen of Angels Parish in
Sunnyside. Father Dowd is the Director of the Irish Apostolate of our Diocese of Brooklyn
and Queens.
We invite you to join us on this day in celebration of the Irish Heritage and Culture.
COMMUNITY NEWS: St. John’s University Speech and Hearing Center will be
offering Hearing Aid Help from February through May 11, 2015. This is a free service and is
available for anyone who has a hearing aid and may be experiencing some difficulty caring for it
or using it. Please call the center at 718-990-6480 to schedule an appointment. The Speech and
Hearing Center is located at 152-11 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY.
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