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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Mission Statement
The Catholic family of St. Kilian Parish, guided by the Holy Spirit and nourished by God’s Word and the Eucharist, building
on our Benedictine tradition of welcome, prayer and liturgy, seeks to be a vibrant, faith-filled community, committed to
worshiping God, loving God and witnessing God in and through our neighbor.
Mass Schedule
All Masses Are Celebrated In The Church
Saturday Evening:
5:00 & 7:30 p.m.
7:00, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Family Mass & Youth Mass:
9:30 a.m. on the 2nd & 4th Sunday
7:00 & 9:00 a.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Pastoral Staff
Rev. Bruce J. Powers, Pastor - [email protected]
Rev. Michael F. Duffy - [email protected]
Rev. Juan
Most Rev. John C. Dunne - (Retired - In Residence)
Rev. Augustine Fernando - (Retired - In Residence)
Deacon Frank D. Barone
Deacon Francis P. Marino
Deacon Mark Wetzel
Deacon William A. Weiss
Deacon Lucio L. Cotone (Retired)
Deacon George B. Owen (Retired)
Sr. Mary Jane Kelly, O.P., Religious Education [email protected]
Mrs. Nina Petersen, - Social Ministry/Outreach [email protected]
Mr. Paul C. Phinney, Music Director - [email protected]
Mr. DJ Schultz, Youth Minister - [email protected]
Mr. Frank Shanley - Business Manager [email protected] [email protected]
Pastoral Council
Finance Committee
Mrs. Carol Budinoff
Mr. Victor Albanese - Trustee
Mrs. Anne Carter
Mr. Pierre Lehmuller - Trustee
Mrs. Addie DeVincentis
Deacon Frank Barone
Mr. Timothy Fierst
Mr. Richard Merzbacher
Mr. Brian McKenna
Mr. Edward A. Smith
Mrs. Elizabeth Noveck
Deacon William Weiss
Mrs. Suzi Picciano
Mr. Stephen G. Wilson
Mr. James Porter - (Chairman)
Mr. David Rodenburg
Pastoral Council e-mail [email protected]
Holy Days: As announced in the bulletin
Misas en Español: 6:15 p.m. Cada Sábado
Reconciliation: - Confessions
Monday 1-2 p.m.; Saturday 4-4:45 p.m.
Rectory Office Hours
Monday - Friday:
9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed on holidays.
It is advisable to call ahead for an appointment
with members of the Pastoral Staff.
Rectory Staff
Mrs. Eileen Donohue - Bulletin /[email protected]
Mrs. Barbara Geary - Secretary - [email protected]
Mrs. Maureen Ihm - Secretary - [email protected]
Mrs. Antoinette Pusateri - Accounting Admin. [email protected]
Rectory Office: (516) 249-0127
Religious Education Office: (516) 694-0633
Parish Outreach Office: (516) 756-9656
Music Office: (516) 420-0950
Youth Ministry: (516) 249-0127
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Passion and Death of Jesus
This weekend we enter into
the holiest and most important
week of our church year. The
final week of the life of Jesus
Christ, his violent and brutal
death on the cross, and the glory
of the resurrection lie ahead for us. Make the liturgies of
Holy Week your top priority. Mark’s gospel, the shortest
of the four, devotes one third of its length to the final
journey of Jesus. The passion narrative that we will hear
this Palm Sunday, is Mark’s version.
The passion narrative becomes our meditation; as our
imagination allows us to feel with the characters of
Peter and the apostles, of Judas and the high priest, of
Pontius Pilate and the screaming crowds of onlookers, of
Mary his mother and John the beloved of the Lord. “Were
you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there
when they crucified my Lord? Oh, oh, oh, oh sometimes it
causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there
when they crucified my Lord?”
The crucifixion and death of Jesus was a shattering
series of events in the lives of his disciples. They were
hoping that he was the one who would set Israel free. His
death on a cross as a common criminal upended their
world. Their expectations were obliterated in the finality
of death. Even the manner of his death was a scandal for
them. “God’s curse rests on him who hangs on a tree.”
(Deuteronomy 21. 23)
They fled for their lives, knowing that they were at
risk to be taken captive and crucified as the followers of
a man perceived to be both a threat to the religious
authorities and to the Roman Empire.
It was only in the unexpected event of the
resurrection that they began to understand the meaning
of the scandal of the cross. They searched in the Torah and
the Writings and the Prophets for themes that would
help them understand who Jesus was, and the meaning of
his death. The powerful motifs of the rejected messengers
of God, the prophets, and the suffering righteous one
(Isaiah, and the book of Wisdom 2 and the book of
Daniel), helped these early Christians deal with the
shame of Jesus’s public humiliation and death.
“For I handed on to you as of first importance
what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our
sins in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he
was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in
accordance with the Scriptures, and that he
appeared to Cephas (Peter), then to the twelve. Then
he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and
sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive,
though some have died.” (1 Corinthians 15. 3-6)
Jesus Christ had died for us and our sins. “For
the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve,
and to give his life as a ransom for the many.” (Mark
10. 45) Paul keyed in on this theme as central in his
letters, written in the 50s and 60s A.D., to various
Christian communities - not long after the death
and resurrection of Jesus.
“The stone that the builders rejected has become
the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and
it is wonderful in our eyes.” (Mark 12. 10-11) The
gospel of Mark, written around the time of the
destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D.,
is quoting Psalm 118. The themes of the rejected
prophet, and the suffering servant of God take
center stage in the developing theology of the early
Christians. The rejected prophet, vindicated in the
resurrection, is now the foundation of the new
Temple, his body the church.
God has triumphed over darkness and death in
the crucifixion, and the seeming failure of the
mission of Christ. Instead, paradoxically, victory
and glory can be found in the cross. As the hymn
“Glory in the Cross” proclaims so well, “Let us
ever glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
our salvation and our hope. Let us bow in homage
to the Lord of life, who was broken to make us
God’s great love has conquered all that seeks to
destroy the human heart, with its hopes and
dreams. Death has no power over us, glory fills us
Peace, Father Bruce
They began to understand that the death and
resurrection of Jesus had set them free, ransoming them
from sin and death. Paul tells the early church
community in Corinth:
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Holy Week Schedule
St. Kilian’s Church
Schedule of Confessions
Monday, March 30:
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, April 1: 7:30 to 8:30 PM
There are no confessions on Thursday,
Friday or Saturday of Holy Week
Schedule of Masses
Passion (Palm Sunday)
Palm will be distributed at the beginning of each Mass
Saturday, March 28: 5:00 PM, 6:15 PM (Spanish), 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 29: 7:00, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 (choir) AM, and 12:30 PM
Holy Thursday, April 2
9:00 AM: Morning Prayer
7:30 PM: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper with
Procession to the Repository and Adoration until Midnight.
Good Friday, April 3
9:00 AM: Morning Prayer
12:00 PM: Way of the Cross (Spanish)
4:00 PM: Liturgy of the Passion with
Veneration of the Cross and Communion
8:00 PM: Living Stations of the Cross (St. Kilian Youth Ministry)
Holy Saturday, April 4
9:00 AM: Morning Prayer
9:30 AM: Blessing of Easter foods
There is no 5:00, 6:15 or 7:30pm Masses on Holy Saturday
8:00 PM: Easter Vigil Mass with the Service of Light,
the Prophesies, Baptismal Liturgy and Eucharist
Easter Sunday, April 5
In the Church: 7:00, 8:00, 9:30,11:00 AM, 12:30PM
In the Auditorium: 9:45, 11:15 AM, 12:30 PM (Spanish)
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
SUNDAY - March 29 - Palm Sunday of the
Passion of the Lord - Readings: 1st —Isaiah
50:4-7; 2nd—Philippians 2:6-11; Gospel—
Mark 14:1 -15:47 or 15:1-39
Vita Cottone
Nicholas J. Amato
For the Parishioners of St. Kilian
Patricia & Derek Ward
12:30pm Joseph Trudden, Jr.
Mario Chiovitti
Kelley Pinsent
MONDAY - March 30 - Monday of Holy Week
Teresa Romano
Flora Addeo
12:15pm Leonard Oliveri
TUESDAY - March 31 - Tuesday of Holy Week
Vito Romano
Pasko Markovina
12:15pm Elizabeth Suzana Sikhrangker
WEDNESDAY - April 1 - Wednesday of Holy Week
James Ehrsam
Theresa & John Molfetto
12:15pm Patricia & Derek Ward
THURSDAY - April 2 - Holy Thursday
Morning Prayer
7:30pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper with
Procession to the Repository and
Adoration until Midnight
The following are the weekly collections for:
March 21, 22, 2015 ..................$24,719.97
(Last year 2014) .....................$23,573.00
March 21, 22, 2015 ................2168
(Last year 2014) ...................2045
Parish Collection report-Weekend of March 22
5pm - Sat.
Number Of
Amt. in Env.
7:30pm -Sat
FRIDAY - April 3 - Good Friday
Morning Prayer
12:00pm Way of the Cross (Spanish)
4:00pm Liturgy of the Passion with Veneration
of the Cross and Communion
8:00pm Living Stations of the Cross (St. Kilian
Youth Ministry)
SATURDAY - April 4 - Holy Saturday
Morning Prayer
Blessing of Easter Food
There is no 5:00, 6:15 or 7:30 Mass today
8:00pm Easter Vigil with the Service of Light, the
Prophesies, Baptismal Liturgy and
EASTER SUNDAY - April 5 - Resurrection of
the Lord - Readings - 1st—Acts of the Apostles
10:34a, 37-43; 2nd—Colossians 3:1-4;Gospel—
John 20:1-9
Easter Spiritual Bouquet Intentions
In the Church: 7:00am; 8am; 9:30am; 11am;
In the Auditorium: 9:45am; 11:15am;
12:30pm (Spanish)
Mail in Envelopes
Bulletin Reflection:
Good stewards strive to conform their lives to that of
Christ - emptying themselves of all pride and putting
themselves at the service of others.
Living Stewardship:
We are grateful this week for all stewards in our
parish who commit to supporting the vision and
mission of Jesus - to build the Kingdom of God - by
serving others through ministry.
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
St. Kilian Church
Monday, March 30, 2015
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Easter Mass
The Masses on Easter Sunday will be celebrated for the intentions of those enrolled in
the Spiritual Bouquet of Masses. In your
monthly set of envelopes there is an envelope
for Easter Mass Remembrances. Please be
sure to put the names of those to be remembered (living or deceased), on the envelope and
return it with your donation, in the collection
basket, or bring it to the rectory office.
Easter Flowers
Every parish on Long Island will be having
Confessions on Monday, March 30th from
3:00 to 9:00 PM. Stop in here at St. Kilian’s or
at any local Catholic Church and take
advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
In your monthly set of envelopes,
there is an envelope for an Easter Flower Donation. Please use
this envelope if you wish to
make a donation to help defray
the cost of the Easter Flowers
which will decorate our church.
You may place the envelope in the collection
Confessions will also be heard on
Wednesday, April 1 from 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Good Friday, April 3rd
On Good Friday, our parish will take up the
annual Good Friday Collection for the Holy
Land. Each day, the news reminds us of the
violence and instability plaguing the Middle
East, but we rarely hear of the shrinking
Christian community there, a community that
struggles to remain in the land of Christ’s
birth, death and resurrection. Please help
support our brothers and sisters in the Holy
Land by giving to the Good Friday Collection.
This Pontifical Collection allows the
Franciscans and others to continue caring
for Christianity’s holiest sites and for God’s
people in the Holy Land. Please be
The Lord is rich in mercy
and forgiveness
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Second Vatican Council defines our conscience as the
voice of God echoing in the depths of our hearts calling us to
do this and to avoid that. The conscience is the secret core and
sanctuary of a human being. In our conscience, we are alone
with God. What is God asking of me at this time and in this
pray for the unity of the church and for the proclamation of
Jesus Christ to all nations?
Do I speak out when others are being bullied or treated poorly?
In my work or profession am I just, hard-working, honest, and
serving society out of love for others? Do I pay a fair wage to
my employees?
Do I obey legitimate authority and give it due respect?
1“You shall love the Lord your God with your
whole heart, your whole mind, and with all your Have I been truthful and fair? Have I injured others by gossip,
rash judgment and slander?
Is my heart set on God, so that I really love the Lord above all Have I done physical damage to others or destroyed another’s
things and work hard to be faithful to the commandments of
the Lord?
Have I been careful to grow in my understanding of the faith,
meditating on the Word of God in the Bible and taking advantage
of opportunities for adult faith formation?
Do I pray during the day? Do I truly raise my mind and heart
to God? Do I offer God my sorrows and my joys? Do I ask
the Lord for grace to resist temptations?
Do I keep Sundays and feast days holy by taking a full,
conscious and active part in the liturgy at mass? Are there false
gods that I am more attracted to than the Lord-that vie for my
attention? For example, spending more time thinking about
material things and money than praising God?
“Love one another as I have loved you.”
reputation or honor? Have I taken the possessions of another?
Have I desired what other people have and given into envy,
jealousy and judgment?
Have I been responsible for advising an abortion or procuring
one? Have I held onto anger toward others and refuse to forgive?
Am I estranged from family members due to my unwillingness
to repent?
If I have been injured by another have I been ready to make
peace for the love of Christ and to forgive? Do I harbor hatred
and the desire for revenge?
3 - “Be perfect as your Father is perfect.”
Have I tried to grow in the life of the Spirit through prayer,
reading the Word of God and meditating on it, receiving the
sacraments and exercising self-denial?
Have I a genuine love for my neighbors? Do I look down on
others because they seem less intelligent or gifted than I think I
am? Or because my neighbor is a person of another race or
ethnic group? Do I express my prejudice in what I say or do?
Have I worked hard to control my vices, my bad inclinations
and passions? Have I been proud and boastful, thinking myself
better than others and looking down on others as less important
than myself?
In my family life, have I contributed to the well-being and
happiness of the rest of my family by overlooking faults and
being patient? Have I been obedient to my parents, showing
them proper respect and giving them willing assistance? Have
I been careful to give a good example to my children teaching
them by my words and actions about God’s love and
forgiveness? Have I been faithful to my husband (wife) in my
heart and in the way I relate to others?
What have you made of time, of health and strength, of the gifts
God has given me to be used for the sake of others and the
gospel? Have I been lazy and too much given to leisure?
Do I share my possessions with those less fortunate? Do I
reach out to the victims of oppression, misfortune, and poverty?
Do I share in the charitable works of my parish by getting
involved in ministry and making donations to the needy? Do I
Have I been patient in accepting the sorrows and disappointments
of life? Or have I become bitter and negative in my relations
with others?
Have I dishonored my body, the temple of the Holy Spirit, through
lust and the desire to take advantage of others? Have I given in
to sensuality or exercised self-control by the grace of God?
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
HOSTS AND WINE to be used at all
WEEKDAY Masses (March 30 - April 3, 2015)
were donated in Memory of
+George Thorman
Gift of: Eleanore McIntyre & Family
Baptisms are celebrated on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday of
the month at 2:00 p.m. in the church. Spanish Baptisms are
celebrated on the 4th Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. Parents
are required to participate in one Sacramental Preparation
session. These meetings are held on the first and third Sunday
of each month. After attending the 9:30am Mass, parents
should proceed to the Parish Center (below the church) for
the Baptism Preparation Class. Godparents are welcome. Please
call the rectory to arrange an interview with a deacon or priest
to register for the preparation session and the Baptism
ceremony. Additional information on Baptism is available on
the parish website:
Second Announcement
Jacob Gragg & Jocelyn Dubuke (St. Kilian)
Reconciliation - Confessions are heard in the church on
Mondays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 4:00-4:45 p.m.; and in
the rectory by appointment. Confessions are not heard on
Mondays that are Holy Days or public holidays.
Confessions in Spanish by appointment. Please call the
rectory at (516)249-0127.
Rest in Peace
We remember those who have died in
our parish community this week:
Matrimony - Marriage arrangements should be made with a
deacon or priest at least six months before the proposed
wedding date. No dates for marriage will be given over the
phone. Note: The interview to schedule the marriage date at
St. Kilian should be completed before commitments are made
with a catering hall. Additional information is available on
the parish website:
Anointing of the Sick - The Sacrament of the Anointing
of the Sick may be received by any Catholic who is preparing
for surgery, or is of advanced age, or is seriously ill. The
sacrament is the Church’s prayer for health and healing and
should not be delayed until there is danger of death. Please
call the rectory to speak with a priest. Also, to arrange for
Communion to be brought to the homebound, please call the
Parish Social Ministry/Outreach Office at (516)756-9656
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA (Becoming A Catholic) Anyone who is inquiring
about becoming a Catholic, and who has not been baptized,
or who has been baptized in another Christian community is
invited to inquire into the RCIA. Please call the rectory for
information at (516)249-0127.
Pizza, Cake & Coffee to be served.
Let’s get ready for Easter!
Questions - call John Fitzpatrick - 516-385-1718
John P. Redmond
Rose Sofia
Antoinette Osso
Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord; and let the perpetual light shine
upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed
through the mercy of God Rest in Peace. Amen
As a praying community, we
automatically ask prayers for all those
who are ill. Names added to the list
will remain on for a maximum of 3
weeks. If the individual is still in need
of prayers, the office would have to be
notified to continue for an additional 3 weeks. If you do not
desire to be listed, please inform us.
Frank Burnside; Msgr. Tom Hartman; Sarita Donald; Denise
Wagner; Helen Norjen; John Nelson,Sr.; John Nelson; Kerri
Ihm; Rosemarie Oliver; Bill Johnson; Frances T. Sicari; Fred
Rigolini; Helene Klem; Carol Gering Meza; Ellen Morse;
Angela D’Amico; William Sisco; Hank Pieloch; Charles
Selock; Katie McCarthy; Eric Malak; Brenda Paul; Phil Smith;
Hugh Gilmore; Phil Smith; William Sisco
And prayers for the children: Gwendolyn Rose; Kyle Patrick
Johnson; MacKenzie Jordan Borchers; Jameson Frogge;
Jillian Cordi; Baby Julia Rose Manno; Olivia Macchio.
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
March 29 (Sunday)
CYO Volleyball - 1pm - Auditorium
SKYouth - 6pm - Cafeteria
Exposition and Adoration - 7pm - Church
If you have a child entering the first grade in
September, it’s time to register for Religious
Education classes.
March 30 (Monday)
Daily Rosary - 8:30am - Church
Seniors - 11am - Parish Ctr.
Reconciliation from 3:00pm - 9pm - Church
Divorced/Separated - 7:30pm - Parish Ctr.
Miraculous Medal Novena - 7:30pm - St. Benedict Chapel
Eucharistic Adoration - 8pm - St. Benedict Chapel
March 31 (Tuesday)
Daily Rosary - 8:30am - Church
Seniors - 11am - Parish Ctr.
CYO Vollleyball - 4:30pm - Auditorium
NA Meeting - 7:30pm - Parish Ctr.
Ushers Meeting - 7-8pm - Parish Ctr. Green Room
April 1 (Wednesday)
Daily Rosary - 8:30am - Church
Bible Study - 10:30am - 12:30pm - Parish Ctr.
AA Support Meeting - 7pm - Parish Ctr.
Spanish Charismatic Renewal - 7pm - Cafeteria
Confessions - 7-8:30pm - Church
Charismatic Prayer Group - 8pm - St. Benedict Chapel
SKYouth Stations Practice - 8:30pm - 10pm - Church
April 2 (Holy Thursday)
Daily Rosary - 8:30am - Church
Morning Prayer - 9am - Church
Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7:30pm - Church Adoration & Exposition until Midnight
April 3 (Good Friday)
Daily Rosary - 8:30am - Church
Morning Prayer - 9am - Church
Spanish Stations of the Cross - 12 noon - Church
Liturgy of the Passion - 4pm - Church
AA Spanish Support Meeting -7pm-Parish Ctr.
SKYouth Living Stations of the Cross - 8pm - Church
April 4 (Saturday)
Morning Prayer & Blessing of Easter Food - 9am Church
Easter Vigil Mass - 8pm - Church
April 5 (Easter Sunday)
Masses - 7, 8, 9:30, 11, and 12:30pm - Church
In auditorium 9:45 and 11:15am and 12:30pm (Spanish)
Let us say THANK YOU by supporting their businesses.
Please let them know that you saw their ad in our Parish
Families new to the Religious Education Program will
need to fill out a “New Family Registration Form.”
These are available on our web site,,
or you may contact the office for a printed copy.
Families with children currently enrolled in the
program will receive a “Re-Registration Form” in
about two weeks. You may enter an incoming first
grader’s information on page two of the ReRegistration Form.
Re-Registration Forms will be emailed/postal mailed
around Friday, March 20. Please be sure to check
your email starting the weekend of March 21-22.
Easter Sunday Collection There will be two
collection on Easter Sunday. The second collection will
be for the Social Ministry/Outreach Program here at
St. Kilian’s. Thank you for your generosity.
2015 Catholic Ministries Appeal
Serving God by Serving Others
St. Kilian’s goal for this year is $133,000.00. So far
pledges total $77,430.00 or 58.22% of goal. Payments
received so far total $46,317.00.
Do Parishes benefit in any way from the Appeal?
Resources contributed to the CMA are distributed in a way
that allows our Catholic faith to be lived and shared
throughout our 133 communities. Parishes that reach goal
receive a 20 percent rebate and any paid gifts raised over
that goal generate an 80 percent rebate to parishes on
those gifts. Our parishes use their rebates to support Parish
Outreach programs, develop special programs for the
community, or to help maintain their physical structures
“Have you made your pledge in support of the Catholic
Church on Long Island. Our Lord needs you!”
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Outreach is our parish community’s response to the Gospel call to help those in need.
We serve anyone who lives within our parish boundaries regardless of religion, race or ethnicity.
We are located at 140 Elizabeth Street but our main entrance is in the parking lot facing Conklin Street.
We are also available certain Saturdays by appointment only. Spanish translators are available Tuesdays and Fridays.
For further information please call 516-756-9656
Nina Petersen, Director of Outreach
This week our pantry could use the items listed
below. Just drop your donation in the bin in
the gathering space of the church or bring it
to Outreach during our regular business hours.
CSFP - FREE FOOD PACKAGES are available to
eligible NYS Seniors Age 60 or over; call Outreach for
Pick-up on Friday, April 10th, 9:00 AM TO 10:30 AM Hardscrabble Apartment Parking Lot on Main Street
Powdered or Evaporated Milk
Canned Chicken
Paper Towels
Did you know we offer Employment Assistance
(resume writing, interview coaching, job search tips)?
Our Employment Counselor is here Thursdays from
11:00am to 2:30pm. If interested, call for an
Looking for a Rewarding Job as a Home Health Aide? Partners-In-Care representatives will be at Outreach for open
house interviews on Tuesday, April 7th, 10:30am-2:30pm, and the 1st Tuesday of every month.
Eligible candidates receive free 3-week training leading to state certification. Free 6-day PCA/CNA upgrade training
leading to state HHA certification. Free 1-day refresher for previously certified HHAs. For information, call Partners-InCare: 212-609-7973
We are very excited to be starting a new ministry called “FRIENDLY VISITORS”!
We are looking for volunteers to sit, talk, play cards or a board game, read, etc. with a
homebound senior in our community for about an hour per week. This is a socialization
program and not a program for doing chores. We will interview, train and background
check all volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about this new volunteer
opportunity, or if you know of a homebound person who would like a weekly visit from
our volunteers, call Nina at Outreach or drop this form in the collection basket at Mass
this week or next week.
cut here and put in collection basket
Do you want to find out more information about volunteering as a Friendly Visitor?
Best contact info (phone number or email address):_____________________________________________
Do you know of a senior who might be interested in a home visit?
Your name:_____________________________________________________________________________
Relationship to homebound senior:__________________________________________________________
Best contact info (YOUR phone number or email address):_______________________________________
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
St. Kilian Women’s Guild
Women of Faith
Women of Vision
Women of Gentleness
Women Centered in God
The St. Kilian Players are pleased to
announce our summer show for 2015.
This summer we will be doing Cole Porter’s
“Kiss Me, Kate.”
Spring Dinner
Our director for this show is Lynda Diurno.
The show dates are July 18, 19, 24, 25
and 26th.
An evening of
Fun and fundraising!
Tuesday April 21st
6 to 10 PM
At H.R. Singleton’s
150 Hicksville Rd.
Anyone going into ninth grade and above are invited to
audition for the show. Audition dates will be Friday March
27th and Friday, April 10 with callbacks on Sunday April
12th. Auditions will be held in the basement of the church
from 7:30PM to 9:00PM. Please be prepared to sing 16
bars of a song of your choice. If you are unable to attend
any of the audition dates, please contact Lynda Diurno
direct at (631)-790-2577.
Cost $38.00
Cash Bar
In order to present this musical, we need many
volunteers. We are looking for the following help:
Sound engineer
Program coordinator
House manager
Ticket manager
If you are interested in being a part of this musical and
can volunteer, please contact us at [email protected]
by Sunday April 12, 2015. Lettters can also be dropped
off at the rectory addressed to SKP.
Please reserve by April 14th
Ida Ferrante – (516)694-7347 or
Chris McDonald – (516)249-8144
Musical director
Costume coordinator
Set designer
Set construction
Stage managers
Lighting director
Sound directors
The SKP Board are looking forward to a summer full of
song, dance, fun and a wonderful show.
SKP Board
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of the holiest of
Christian weeks. Let us pray for the grace to take up our own
cross and to follow Jesus through death to new life.
During Lent, through your gifts, the Society of St.
Vincent de Paul was able to bring the mercy of Jesus into
the hearts of the poor.
If you are in need of assistance or would like information about
joining or contributing to the Society, please call 516-4739562. Leave a message and a phone number. A member will
return your call as soon as possible. You may visit our website
at Please remember the Poor Boxes at the
exits of the church. They are the Bread Boxes of the poor and
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
St. Kilian Respect Life
Youth Events for Middle and High
School Teens:
Silent Vigil
3/29 6pm-9:30pm SKY meets at school cafeteria (rear
basement entrance) for hockey, pizza, and faith
talk+ We then move Church food collection to
pantry and then…….
Stations of the Cross practice in Church (pickup
@ church 9:30pm)
Full run through with music and costumes
3/30 3/31 7pm-9:15pm Hostels Residence visit
(Amityville & Babylon) We meet @ St Kilian’s
rectory lot and drive to location for singing and
Easter greetings to our friends at the Ryan and
Vardone Houses.
4/1 8:30pm-10pm Stations of Cross Full Rehearsal
in church
4/3 6pm- 10:30pm Good Friday Living Stations of the
Cross prayer service In church+
Please join at one of these prayer vigils:
In front of Nassau University Medical Center
Signs will be provided
(2201 Hempstead Tpke, E. Meadow)
Liturgy for the Pre-Born
In front of the Hempstead Planned Parenthood
Sponsored by Cathedral Church of the Intercessor
(540 Fulton St [Rte 24], Hempstead)
11:15am Easter Sunday Youth Mass in school
auditorium. Music practice in church music
room 9:30am
Contact Youth Minister DJ Schultz:
[email protected] or [email protected] to
volunteer and for any information
Join Sky facebook [email protected] (Sky) and be a member+
Need a ride? Call Paul Montenero: 516-523-0373
Follow us on Facebook:
4/3 (Good Friday)- 10:30AM-Noon—Silent Vigil in front of
NUMC (2201 Hempstead Tpke, E. Meadow).
Signs will be provided..
4/4 (Holy Saturday)- 10AM—Liturgy for the Pre-Born
in front of Hempstead Planned Parenthood
(540 Fulton Ave [Rte 24], Hempstead).
4/12 (Sun)- 10:30AM-10:55AM—PRO-LIFE meeting
Green Rm of St. Kilian’s Church Basement.
Call/Text Paul Montenero:
Or Call Irene Muhs:
Life Centers:
Deer Park
Regina Residence
AAA Pregnancy Options 631-243-0066
Project Rachel
Rachel’s Vinyard Healing Retreat 516-798-9100
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Golden Wedding
An Invitation
How has God been moving in your life? What are
the moments when you have felt touched by the grace of
the Holy Spirit within you and around you?
Certainly, many of us have had profound
experiences of God’s grace filling us with awe and wonder
that He could touch us so deeply.
News Flash!!! Those moments are not meant for us
to keep to ourselves but to share with others so that they,
too, might reap the rewards of God’s grace. What a better
way to nourish us as a community of faith, the Body of
Christ, than to witness God’s love in action in the hearts of
His people.
To that end, we are inviting you to submit your
testimony of how you have been touched by the grace of
God. Each week, we will print one story in our parish
bulletin in a column entitled “Touched by Grace.” (200 - 350
If you would like to participate or have any
questions, please e-mail me at [email protected] or
deliver to the rectory.
Together, let us build the Kingdom of God on earth
with the witness of our faith.
May the joy of the Lord be with you,
Kathy Wetzel
Living Waters, located on Wolf Hill Road in Melville,
on the grounds of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, provides
individual and group therapy with a Christian perspective 631-754-3990 email: [email protected]
Our pastor, Father Bruce Powers, besides his
graduate degree in theology from the major seminary in
Huntington, New York, holds a Masters degree in Pastoral
Counseling from St. John’s University ( M.S. in Ed.). In
addition, he has received certification in substance abuse
counseling from South Oaks Institute in Amityville, New York. If
you would like his counsel on personal and family difficulties,
please contact him at St. Kilian rectory: 516-249-0127 or email
him for an appointment: [email protected]
This spring, couples that have
been married fifty years or more will be honored
at liturgies on Sunday, April 19 at the Church of
St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville and on
Sunday, April 26 at the Church of Maria Regina in
Seaford. Both liturgies will begin at 2:30pm.
Couples may register for ONE liturgy.
Registration forms and complete instructions can be
obtained at the rectory. Registration must be
received by the Office of Worship by April 6 for the
April 19 liturgy and by April 13 for the April 26
Readings for the Week of March 29, 2015
Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16/Is 50:4-7/
Phil 2:6-11/Mk 14:1—15:47 or 15:1-39
Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11
Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25
Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9/Rv
1:5-8/Lk 4:16-21
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14/1
Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15
Is 52:13—53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn
Vigil: Gn 1:1—2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a/Gn
22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ex
14:15—15:1/Is 54:5-14/Is 55:1-11/Bar
3:9-15, 32—4:4/Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28/
Rom 6:3-11/Mk 16:1-7
Next Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor
5:6b-8/Jn 20:1-9 or Mk 16:1-7 or Lk
©Liturgical Publications Inc
Clothing Bin
The St. Vincent de Paul Society has placed a clothing bin in our
parking lot to receive your donations of clothing. The bin is for
the donations of clothing only, not for furniture or household
items. Please place your donations of clothing in the bin. Your
donations help recycle clothing for the poor.
Pray for Peace
St. Kilian Catholic Church
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Ciclos de Fe
Celebremos Los
Todos los Sábados a las 6:15PM.
Ultimos miércoles de cada mes.
Se celebra cada cuarto domingo de mes, a las 2:00 de la tarde.
Es requisito para los papás y padrinos, atender la clase prebautismal, cada tercer miércoles de mes a las 6:30 PM, en la parte
baja de la Iglesia. Por favor llame a la rectoría para hacer su cita
con el sacerdote, para llenar el formato; usted deberá traer el
certificado o registro de nacimiento de su niño. Los niños de 6
años ó más, deberán asistir a las clases de catequesis regular.
PADRINOS: Deben ser católicos, con los Sacramentos de
Bautismo, Comunión y Confirmación; solteros ó casados por la
Iglesia. Deben traer una notificación indicando que están
registrados o son miembros de la Parroquia, en donde viven ó
adonde asisten a misa. No pueden ser padrinos las personas que
tienen parejas sin haberse casados por la Iglesia.
Deben haber recibido los Sacramentos de Bautismo, Comunión y
Confirmación ó estar asistiendo a las clases regulares de
Educación Religiosa ó RICA (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para
invitamos a una preparación espiritual de conversión a la fé
católica. Favor comunicarse con la Hna: Reina Vásquez
(631)902-9969. Las clases iniciarán en septiembre.
Es necesario hacer una entrevista con el Sacerdote ó Diácono de
la Parroquia con 6 meses de anticipación, para la celebración de
su boda. Es imprescindible que todas las parejas, asistan a PRECANA (charlas pre-matrimoniales), para poder casarse. Para
mayor información, llamar a la Rectoría (516)-249-0127 ext.129
P. Jose o hablar con él, después de la Misa, los sábados.
Todos los miércoles de 6:00 a 9:00 PM, en el Grupo de Oración.
Lugar: Cafetería.
Llamar a la Rectoría, inmediatamente en caso de emergencia o
enfermedad, para que la persona reciba los Sacramentos
necesarios. (516)- 249-0127 Ext. 129 Padre Jose.
(Renovación Carismática) Todos los miércoles de 7 a 9:30 PM en
la cafetería Y la Santa Misa, en la Iglesia, los últimos miércoles de
cada mes a las 7:00 P.M.
Se reúnen todos los sábados, después de Misa. Para
información, hablar con Nelson (516)351-8913/ Erlin (631)7051229.
Domingo de Ramos
de la Pasión del Señor
Llegamos a la Semana Santa. O Semana Mayor,
como muchos le llamamos a este tiempo del año litúrgico
tan especial, ya que es el culmen de nuestra vida de fe. En
este domingo, como durante el Triduo Pascual, la liturgia
nos invita a vivir rituales diferentes de lo que habitualmente
hacemos durante el año. Por lo tanto, es necesario prestar
atención especial para que no se nos haga rutina.
Conviene que revisemos con cuidado esmerado las
lecturas, símbolos y especialmente la liturgia del Triduo
Pascual. Los catecúmenos deben de estar preparados
para que, con entusiasmo, participen de la celebración
desde la bendición de los ramos hasta la Vigilia Pascual.
Con nuestros cantos de júbilo del hosanna, que
literalmente significa “sálvanos”, y el Kyrios, cuyo
significado es “Señor”, damos inicio a la entrada triunfante
del Señor a Jerusalén. Él entra humildemente montado en
un burrito, según nos dice la Escritura, pues llega
buscando la paz. Imagínate tú mismo entre la gente de ese
día, agitando las palmas y lleno de gozo por haber visto al
Mesías. ¿Cuáles son sus esperanzas del Mesías al llegar a
Jerusalén? ¿Qué haremos esta Semana Santa para
acompañar al Señor? Dios viene a nosotros humildemente,
sin forzarnos, enseñándonos que su amor es sin medida.
La victoria triunfante de Jesús en la cruz es muestra de
humildad, no de poder. Sin duda alguna, el Reino que
Jesús nos ofrece por medio de la cruz es distinto al que
nosotros muchas veces deseamos. Al acompañar a Jesús
en este Domingo de Ramos palparemos algo nuevo: Dios y
su Reino se nos han acercado.
El Viernes Santo, nuestra parroquia llevara a cabo
la colecta anual del Viernes Santo para la Tierra
Santa. Las noticias diarias nos recuerdan de la
violencia y la instabilidad que atormenta al Medio
Oriente, pero nosotros raramente escuchamos de la
disminuyente comunidad Cristiana que se
encuentra alla, una comunidad que lucha por
permanecer en la tierra del nacimiento, muerte y
resurreccion de Christo. Por favor ayude a nuestros
hermanos y hermanas en la Tierra Santa. Esta
colecta pontificial permite que los Franciscanos y
otros continuen trabajando pos los Cristianos en los
lugares mas santos y por el pueblo de Dios en la
Tierra Santa. Por favor sea generoso con su ayuda.
St. Kilian Catholic Church