Page 1 St. Athanasius Church June 7, 2015 St. Athanasius Church PARISH STAFF Pastor Brooklyn, New York Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato, B.A., M.Div., M.S. Ed. Parochial Vicars Rev. Ronald D’Antonio, B.A., M.Div. Rev. Gabriel Toro-Rivas, B.A., M.Div. Ministerio Hispano/Spanish Apostolate Deacon Dante Colandrea Deacon William Kelly Deacon Jaime Cobham The Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood, New York Director of Music Ministries Mr. Steven Laplante, M. Mus. Lay Pastoral Leader WHO IS WELCOME IN ST. ATHANASIUS CHURCH? Are you a sinner? Have you been away from the church for a long time? Are you divorced or separated? Are you physically or mentally challenged? Are you from a different culture? Are you not accepted because of your sexual orientation? Are you elderly, a teen or young adult? Are you discriminated against because of your color? Are you feeling broken? Are you poor or out of work? Have you been imprisoned? Have you a feeling that you are left out? You are welcome here! This is your home, and we are your family! Do you suffer from Celiac Sprue Disease? We are Celiac friendly and, after receiving permission from our Bishop, we can provide you with low gluten hosts and a pyx, in order to enable you to receive Holy Communion at daily Mass and Sunday Mass. To begin the process, please call Fr. Ron D’Antonio at our rectory, 718.236.0124 Ext. 13. RECTORY: SAINT ATHANASIUS SCHOOL: 2154 61st Street Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569 Tel. (718) 236-0124 Fax. (718) 236-4960 http://www.stathanasiusbrooklyn.org [email protected] 6120 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569 Tel. (718) 236-4791 Fax. (718) 621-1423 Pastoral Administration: Mrs. Marie Skroly Mrs. AnnaMarie Scuteri Cluster Director of Youth Ministry Mr. Kenny Wodzanowski, B.S. St. Frances Cabrini 1562 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11228 Tel. 718.490.4469 Email: [email protected] Pastoral Associate for the Spanish Speaking Apostolate Mr. Alvaro Chavarriaga, B.A. Oficina de Ministerio Latino Rectory Basement To contact our Pastoral Planning Council Email: [email protected] Principal: Faith Formation Office: 6120 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569 Tel. (718) 331-8811 Fax. (718) 331-2582 Mrs. Diane Competello B.A., M.S. Ed. Director of Faith Formation: Mrs. Nicoletta Milo Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Theresa Simon Our Church is Handicap Accessible. SUNDAY MASSES: ENGLISH Saturday: 5:30 PM Sunday: 8:30,10:00,11:30 (Choir) & 6 PM SPANISH Saturday: 7:30 PM (Lower Church) Sunday: 10:00 AM (Lower Church) 1:00 PM (Upper Church) ITALIAN 11:30 AM (Lower Church) ROSARY FOR LIFE: Saturday after the 9 AM Mass IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: Mondays after 9 AM Mass DIVINE MERCY PRAYERS: Every Wednesday after 9 AM Mass CONFESSION (Reconciliation): Saturdays 4-5 PM or anytime by appointment. HOLY DAY MASSES: Eve:7:30 PM (English) BAPTISM: First & Third Sunday at 2:30 PM. Parents make arrangements with Deacon. Both parents & godparents must attend a Baptismal Instruction Class on last Tuesday of month in the evening. Day: 7, 9 (English) Night: 7:30 PM (Italian) Upper Church 7:30 PM (Spanish) Lower Church WEEKDAY MASSES: 7 and 9 AM MORNING PRAYER: Monday-Saturday 8:45 AM FIRST FRIDAY: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament after last morning Mass concluding with Benediction at 7:30 PM. Italian Mass at 8 PM (Oct.-June) MARRIAGE: Couples are to make arrangements six months in advance. ANOINTING & COMMUNION CALLS: Those who wish to be anointed or receive Communion at home, call one of the priests to make arrangements 718-236-0124 Page 2 St. Athanasius Church Sunday, June 7: Corpus Christi 8:30 Vincent & Elena Lo Biondo 10:00 Graduation Mass Dolores & Albert Nicoforo 10:00 Spanish Mass - Lower Church 11:30 PURG. SOCIETY - Philip Acciarito 11:30 ITAL. - Corrado, Giuseppine, Giovanni & Concetta Candiano 1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church 6:00 Michaela and Vito Privitelli Monday, June 8: 7:00 Peter Inga 9:00 Angelina Minagro Tuesday, June 9: 7:00 Peter Inga 9:00 Jacquilyn Rae Seaver St. Anthony Novena Week 13 7:30pmSt. Anthony Novena Week 13 Wednesday, June 10: 7:00 Salvatore Davi 9:00 Marie Woodward Thursday, June 11: 7:00 Peter Inga 9:00 Giovanna Salvatore Nicastri Friday, June 12: 7:00 Robert Morales 9:00 Colomba & Giovanni Tanzi 5:00 Graduation Ceremony Saturday, June 13 9:00 In Thanksgiving to St. Anthony 10:30 Special Mass - St. Anthony by Di Rende Family 5:30 Andrew & Matthew Martin 7:30 Spanish Mass - Lower Church Sunday, June 14: 8:30 Bridget & Michael Tuohy 10:00 Holy Name 10:00 Spanish Mass - Lower Church 11:30 PURG. SOCIETY - Michael Matrascia Baptism Chiara Amato 11:30 ITAL. - Nicola Scalici & Defunti della famiglia 1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church 6:00 Richard Scarponi June 7, 2015 WELCOME, we’re glad you’re here! If this is the first time you have been to St. A's, welcome! We promise that if you keep your heart and mind open to God, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Would you like to talk to someone? We’re here to listen and help if we can. Just call us at the Rectory when you’re ready. In the meantime, remember that you are always prayed for and that it is our hope to pray with you each week. MAKE A VISIT TO THE CHURCH AND PRAY IN THE PRESENCE OF JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Don't forget our Upper Church is open Monday-Friday from 6:30a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday 7a.m. to 7p.m. & Sundays 7a.m. to 7p.m. Feel welcome to kneel at the communion rail at the Altar of the Blessed Sacrament or sit on the benches in the Sanctuary. Memorials for the Week HOSTS: In Loving Memory of Antonio & Concetta Sigona requested by Connie Sigona ALTAR WINE: In Loving Memory of Colomba & Giovanni Tanzi requested by John & Maria Talmadge & Family CANDLES: In Loving Memory of Joseph G. Battaglia requested by Wife, Son and Family SANCTUARY LAMP: In Loving Memory of Joseph G. Battaglia requested by Wife, Son and Family SANCTUARY LAMP: In Loving Memory of Joseph G. Battaglia requested by Wife, Son and Family KNIGHTS-OF-COLUMBUS ROSE: In Loving Memory of Lawrence Giustiniani requested by Sisters, Angela & Sally Our Call to Christian Stewardship Baptismal arrangements are made every Wed. evening from 7-8:00 pm in the Rectory basement. Please bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate when you come in. Instruction Class is held the last Tuesday of the month in the evening. Page 3 St. Athanasius Church Calendar.... June 7, 2015 2015 St. Athanasius Bazaar in Honor of St. Anthony Sun., June 7 - 10:00am St. A’s Graduation Mass Rent a table at the Bazaar Mon., June 8 10:45am Pre-K Step Up 1:30pm Nursery Step Up June 10 - June15 Tables will be outside the schoolyard, on the sidewalk, against the fence. Call Margaret (201) 206-6659 Wed., June 10 -Mon. June 15 St. Anthony Feast Fri., June 12 - 5:00pm St. A’s Graduation Sat., June 13 9:00 & 10:30am Mass in Honor of St. Anthony 11am - 1:00pm St. Anthony Procession Tue., June 16 - 1:30pm Kindergarten Graduation Bazaar “OLDIES BUT GOODIES” TABLE We are accepting new and used items for our “Oldies but Goodies” table at the Parish Bazaar June 10 - 15 Items may be dropped off at the Rectory and marked “Oldies but Goodies” Any questions call Ginger at: 718-234-9493 “RAFFLES” Raffle tickets were mailed out this past week. Wed., June 17 - School Closing Wed., June 17 - 10:00am Brooklyn South Memorial Mass Fri., Please return to the Rectory as soon as possible. We will be sending out the Sky’s The Limit tickets. Remember, You have to be in it, to Win it! June 19 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm Youth Event “MARTINI BAR” Sep. Aug 23, 30 13, 27 Sep. 6, 13, Oct 18, 27 25 Oct 4, 18, Nov 29 25 Nov 29 We are now accepting Liquor Donations for our annual Spring Festival in June. We are in need of Vodka, Tequila, Rum, Scotch and mixers such as Piña Colada, Margarita and Daiquiri. Please label Spring Festival and drop off all donations at the rectory. Time 7:00am Date Page 4 St. Athanasius Church June 7, 2015 2015 PARISH BAZAAR & FEAST CALENDAR Wed., June 10 OPENING NIGHT 6:30pm Bazaar 7:00pm Music by DJ John Chimento 6:30pm Bazaar 7:00pm Music by DJ John Chimento 6:30pm Bazaar 7:00pm Music by DJ Joe Lambro Thur., June 11 Fri., June 12 Sat., June 13 FEAST OF ST. ANTHONY (Italian Night) 9:00am Mass in Honor of St. Anthony & Bless Bread 10:30am Mass in Honor of St. Anthony & Bless Bread 11:00am - 1:00pm - Procession thru Streets 5:30pm Parish Mass 6:30pm Bazaar 7:00pm Music by DJ John Chimento Sun., June 14 Mon., June 15 SPANISH NIGHT 6:30pm Bazaar 7:00pm Music by DJ Joe Lambro 6:30pm 7:00pm Bazaar Music by DJ Joe Lambro Procession will begin at St. Athanasius Church and proceed toward 63rd St. At 63rd Street left turn and proceeding toward Dahill Rd. On Dahill Rd. proceeding toward 61st Street At 61st Street left and proceeding toward 19th Ave. At 19th Ave right and proceeding toward 60th Street On 60th Street proceeding toward Bay Parkway to the Church ABOUT 2 MILES LONG Page 5 St. Athanasius Church June 7, 2015 Religious Education News Registration for Religious Education Classes for the 2015-2016 year will begin on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Faith Formation Office, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A NEW Registration Form must be completed for ALL PRESENT STUDENTS as well as for new students to the program TUITION: $120 per child for 1 or 2 children, 3 or more children $295. More than 3 children $50 additional per child. Cash or Money Order Only. (No personal checks) Anyone registering a child for the First Grade must submit a copy the Baptismal Certificate. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Nicoletta Milo Director of Faith Formation 2015 Parish Bazaar Sponsors as of June 3 Cusimano-Russo Funeral Home Holy Name Society Michael De Luca Funeral Services Figli Maria SS Addolorata Society GISA William Iafe Plumbers $ 350 $ 250 $ 500 $ 250 $ 500 $ 250 Our Goal - $ 865,000.00 Pledged - $ Still counting Received - $ 120,000.00 St. Athanasius Parish will get half of all money received. Page 6 St. Athanasius Church June 7, 2015 Bishop Kearney H. S. Summer Programs For more information or application call (718) 236-6363 or go to www.bishopkearneyhs.org/ summer. There are no Friday Classes Basketball Camp July 6-10, 9am-1pm grades 5-8 Fee: $200 Cheerleading Camp July 6-17, 9am-4pm grades 7-11 graders) Regents Review Courses July23-Aug13 HS Students-Co-Ed TACHS PREP Volleyball Camp Fee: $250 (discount for 7th Fee: $275 per Regent Sept15-Nov3, Tuesdays 4pm-6pm 8th grade Co-Ed Fee: $250 July 13-16, 9am-1pm grades 6-8 Fee:$175 Page 7 St. Athanasius Church June 7, 2015 Page 8 St. Athanasius Church June 7, 2015 Bollettino Settimanale Messa in Italiano ogni Domenica alle 11:30am (Chiesa di giu’) SABATO, 13 GIUGNO, 2015 ALLE 3 DEL POMERIGGIO ANNUALE PROCESSIONE DELLA NOSTRA PARROCCHIA IN ONORE DI SAN ANTONIO Dal nostro DIACONO DANTE COLANDREA Riflessione del mese di maggio IL CORPO DEL SIGNORE Il Signore Gesù dice ai suoi discepoli: “Io sono la via, la verità e la vita; nessuno viene al Padre se non per mezzo di me. Se aveste conosciuto me, conoscereste anche il Padre mio; ma da ora in poi voi lo conoscete e lo avete veduto.” Gli dice Filippo: “Signore, mostraci il Padre e ci basta”. Gesù gli dice: “Da tanto tempo sono con voi e non mi avete conosciuto? Filippo, chi vede me, vede anche il Padre mio” (Gv 14,6-9). Il Padre abita una luce inaccessibile, e Dio è od oi, e nessuno ha mai visto Dio (cf. 1Tm 6,16; Gv 4,24 e 1,18). Perciò non può essere visto che nello Spirito, poiché è lo Spirito che dà la vita; la carne non giova a nulla (Gv 6,64 Vg). Ma che il Figlio, in ciò in cui è uguale al Padre, non è visto da alcuno in maniera diversa da come si vede il Padre né da come si vede lo Spirito Santo. Perciò tutti coloro che videro il Signore Gesù od oi l’umanità, ma non videro né credettero, od oi lo Spirito e la divinità, che egli è il vero Figlio di Dio, sono condannati. E così ora tuti quelli che vedono il sacramento, che viene santificato per mezzo delle parole del Signore sopra l’altare nelle mani del sacerdote, sotto le specie del pane e del vino, e non vedono e non credono, od oi lo Spirito e la divinità, che è veramente il santissimo corpo e il sangue del Signore nostro Gesù Cristo, sono condannati, perché ne dà testimonianza lo stesso Altissimo, il quale dice: “Questo è il mio corpo e il mio sangue della nuova alleanza (che sarà sparso per molti”) (Mc 14,22.24); e ancora: “Chi mangia la mia carne e beve il mio sangue, ha la vita od oil” (Gv 6,55 Vg). E perciò lo Spirito del Signore, che abita nei suoi fedeli, è lui che riceve il santissimo corpo e sangue del Signore. Tutti gli altri, che hanno la presunzione di riceverlo senza partecipare dello stesso Spirito, mangiano e bevono “la loro condanna” (cf. 1Cor 11,29). Perciò: “Figli degli uomini, fino a quando sarete duri di cuore?” (Sal 4,3) Perché non conoscete la verità e non credete “nel figlio di Dio?” (cf. Gv 9,35). Ecco, ogni giorno egli si umilia (cf. Fil 2,8), come quando “dalla sede regale” (Sap 18,15) discese nel grembo della Vergine; ogni giorno egli stesso viene a noi in apparenza umile; ogni giorno discende dal seno del Padre sull’altare nelle mani del sacerdote. E come ai santi od oilc si mostrò nella vera carne, così anche ora si mostra a noi nel pane consacrato. E come essi con la vista del loro corpo vedevano soltanto la carne di lui, ma, contemplandolo con occhi spirituali, credevano che egli era lo stesso Dio, così anche noi, vedendo pane e vino con gli occhi del corpo, dobbiamo vedere e credere fermamente che è il suo santissimo corpo e sangue vivo e vero. E in tal od oil Signore è sempre con I suoi fedeli, come egli stesso dice: “Ecco, io sono con voi sino alla fine del mondo” (Mt 28,20). “L’angolo della Sapienza” TUTTI POSSONO PREGARE Tutti possono pregare! Il ricco e il povero, il forte e il debole, il sano e il malato, il santo e il peccatore. La preghiera è sempre a nostra disposizione, più di ogni altra cosa. SABATO 13 GIUGNO - SAN ANTONIO - Messe alle ore 9 e 10:30 del mattino in onore di San Antonio con distribuzione del pane benedetto. Dopo la messa delle 10:30 seguira’ la processioneconla statua del Santo. PROCESSIONE ANNUALE IN ONORE DI SAN ANTONIO CON DISTRIBUZIONE DEL PANE BENEDETTO con il seguente percorso: Partenza dalla Chiesa St. Atanasio fino a 63 St. A 63 St. girare a sinistra verso Dahill Rd. Camminare su Dahill Rd. fino a 61 St. A 61 St. girare a sinistra e proseguire verso 19 Ave Su 19 Ave girare a destra fino a 60 St. Camminare su 60 St. fino a Bay Parkway e proseguire verso la Chiesa. DAL 10 AL 15 GIUGNO - FESTA SAN ANTONIO- Da mercoledi’ 10 giugno a lunedi’ 15 giugno ogni sera dalle 7:00 alle 11:00pm musica, giochi e divertimento per tutti. Giostre per bambini nel cortile della nostra scuola e giochi nella sala riunione della scuola. SABATO 13 GIUGNO SERATA ITALIANA della festa di San Antonio– canzoni e musica Italiana con il DJ John Chimento. Sara’ una piacevole serata VENERDI’ 19 GIUGNO – la parrocchia di San Atanasio presenta una serata di unita’, preghiera e adorazione. Seguiranno fuochi d’artificio a termine della serata. SABATO, 27 GIUGNO – pellegrinaggio a Philadelphia alla Chiesa della Miraculous Medal Shrine. Bellissima giornata di preghiera dedicata alla Madonna. Seguiranna informazioni dettagliate. Diacono Dante 917-602-3793. Page 9 St. Athanasius Church June 7, 2015 DOMINGO DEL SANTISIMO CUERPO Y LA SANGRE DE CRISTO Hoy conmemoramos la solemnidad del Santisimo Cuerpo y Sangre de Cristo . La Eucaristia es la Obra de un amor inmenso .Es la muestra de amor mas grande por parte de Dios . Jesucristo quizo quedarse para siempre entre nosotros. En el desierto tomo cinco panes , los bendijo y con ellos tuvieron los apóstoles bastante para alimentar a cinco mil hombres . Una imagen identica de esta maravilla de milagro es la Eucaristia. Jesús nos ama a todos y quiere darse a cada uno de manera que uno pueda recojer la parte que le corresponde de este maná. Es necesario que se multiplique cuantas veces lo necesiten y lo quieran , por decir asi , para que la Eucaristia cubra el mundo entero. En esto esta el misterio de su poder . Cuantos lo recibimos sacramentalmente en la comunión , lo recibimos entero , por que cada una de las hostias contienen el cuerpo entero de Cristo. Cuantas hostias ha dispuesto Cristo para darse al mundo entero? Muchas e infinitas . Para estar siempre a disposición de cada uno . Celebremos con fe y con respeto el dia del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo , conmemoremos una vez mas la llegada para siempre entre nosotros de este misterio salvifico , donde Jesús se da a cada uno de nosotros y a su vez entrega su vida en favor de quienes mas lo necesitamos. AVISOS PARROQUIALES REGISTRACIONES PARA CATEQUESIS DE NIÑOS A PARTIR DE MITAD DEL MES DE MAYO ,INFORMES CON LA SEÑORA MILO AL 718-331-8811 CATEQUESIS PARA ADULTOS , REGISTRACIONES ABIERTAS , CLASES COMIENZAN EN EL MES DE SEPTIEMBRE , REQUISITOS SER MAYOR DE 16 AÑOS . INFORMES AL 718 -236-0124 EXT 22 CON EL PADRE GABRIEL O CON ALVARO BAUTIZOS EN ESPAÑOL JUNIO 27 Y JULIO 25 . REGISTRAR EN LA RECTORIA CON EL PADRE GABRIEL O CON ALVARO PAREJAS INTERESADOS EN CASARSE , ESTAMOS PROXIMOS A INICIAR LAS CLASES DE CURSILLO PRE-MATRIMONIAL , DE IGUAL MANERA LA PARROQUIA ESTA PLANEANDO UNA BODA MULTIPLE PARA EL MES DE OCTUBRE . INTERESADOS EN RECIBIR MAS INFORMACION COMUNICAR EN LA RECTORIA CON EL PADRE GABRIEL O CON ALVARO . BAZAR PARROQUIAL EN HONOR A SAN ANTONIO A PARTIR DEL MIERCOLES 10 DE JUNIO DURANTE TODAS LAS NOCHES HASTA EL LUNES 15 DE JUNIO . VEN Y CELEBRA CON NOSOTROS , JUEGOS , COMIDA Y MUCHAS DIVERISIONES . (PARQUEADERO DE LA PARROQUIA) Page 10 St. Athanasius Church June 7, 2015 In your kindness please pray for the sick Paul Bergstrom, Lucy Branccio, Christina Blumstein, Mary Lynn D’Angelis, Fran De Rienzo, Joan DeMeyer Christine Diaz, Bruce Dalton, Lucy Foti, Elvira Fox, Frances Falzetta, Paul R. Fortuna, Lena Gagliardi, Maria Gennuso, Patrick Giordano, Paul Kelleher, Stephen Kelleher, Keith Klein, Rocco Lanzer, Rosa Lauriero, Maria Loffredo, Lynn Marie Longo, Debra & Nancy Manno, Paul Marchese, Crystal Mulvey, Elisa Nanlecz, Victoria Napolitano, Melanie Ortiz, Denise Rao, Ida Russo, Jose Rendon, Erick, Scarponi, Angelina Scarponi, Jenna Scarponi, Joseph Scavone, Rae Zito Please call Rectory weekly for name on list. The MetroCard Mobile Staff will be at Assemblyman William Colton’s Community Office 155 Kings Highway (between West 12 & West 13 Streets Brooklyn, NY 11223-1026 (718) 236-1598 Friday, June 26, 2015 10:00am to 12 noon Food Pantry Our St. Vincent de Paul Food Panty is requesting donations of the following items: Cereal, canned vegetables, soups, peanut butter & jelly, tomato sauce & pasta. Leave all donations in front of the St. Joseph Altar. We thank you in advance for helping the needy of our Parish. Page 11 St. Athanasius Church June 7, 2015 Black Hills of South Dakota 11 Days - 10 Nights August 16-26, 2015 $1219 per person (double occupancy) ================================================================ Washington DC 3 Days - 2 Nights September 11-13, 2015 $339 per person (double occupancy) ================================================================ FOR INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS CONTACT: ST. ATHANASIUS R.C. CHURCH Deacon Dante Colandrea 2154 61st Street Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569 (718) 236-0124 (917) 602-3793 Page 12 St. Athanasius Church June 7, 2015 Healing Mass In Honor of St. Peter & St. Paul Monday, June 29 7:00pm Rosary 7:30pm Mass Upper Church Msgr. Cassato All are invited Franciscan Spirit Tours 250 West 24th Street Suite GAE New York, NY 10011 646-736-7964 Is leading a special pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi for the Canonization of Mother Theresa September 2 - 9, starting from $2,895. For more information please contact 646-736-7964 or [email protected] Apartment Wanted We are looking for a large 1 bedroom, or small 2 bedroom apartment close to St. Athanasius Church and School (up to $1400 with water included, we pay for gas and electricity). Married couple with a 9 yr. old boy, husky and a cat. I know many landlords don't like animals but they are trained & wonderful. We would like to move by Sep 1st but if we find something right we can rent it from Aug 1st. Ready to put down the deposit as soon as we find it. Please call Karolina at 917.348.7975. Page 13 St. Athanasius Church Faith Sharing We encourage you to talk about the readings & reflection question in the car on the way home from Mass, at dinner on Sunday, or at parish meetings. Faith sharing opens the door for us to meet, know & walk with Christ in our everyday lives. How do you show gratitude for the Eucharist? The Morning Scripture Reflection & Faith Sharing Group Golden Age Club Meets every Wednesday at 12:45pm in the School Auditorium (During the school year) All Golden Agers are welcome to join us. Figlia Maria SS Addolorata Join them every First Friday to pray the Rosary in the Nazareth Institute at 8pm. During May the Rosary is prayed on Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8pm Charismatic Prayer Group Meets every Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the Lower Church. All are welcome to join us The St. Athanasius Respect Life Ministry Thank You Jesus Community Outreach Program Where there is despair, let us bring hope. Volunteers are needed to serve food to the poor and the homeless on Saturday Mornings. For more information, please call Dawn Aiello at (718) 232-3113 June 7, 2015 Rosary Society The Rosarians welcome all women of the Parish. The Society is dedicated to the Blessed Mother, the growth of the love of God through Mary. We honor the Blessed Mother by the constant and reverent praying of the rosary in our daily life. We are involved in all Parish activities, liturgical and social – and keep informed about civic community activities. Spiritual activities include an Annual Retreat, Annual Communion Breakfast and Baby Shower for Unwed Mothers. The Society raises money to help our Church continue outreach efforts. The fundraisers include: Christmas Fair, Basket Night, Chinese Auction. We attend the 10:00am Mass on the Third Sunday of the month (except July & August) followed by a meeting & light breakfast in the School. If interested, please call Barbara @ 718-331-8544 or just come to the Mass & meeting. Holy Name Society New members are welcome to help with our community service work. The Society is a spiritual organization, a fraternity of the Catholic Church, spreading devotion to the Name of Jesus. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow! The present Holy Name Society members dedicate themselves to corporal works in helping our Parish Organizations and School, with various fundraising. The Holy Name meets every second Sunday of each month (after the 10 a.m. Mass), except for July & August. Men of all ages are welcome, especially the fathers of children attending St. A’s School and Catholic War Veterans are cordially invited to attend. For more info., call Ed DiGiacomo at:718-836-7917 Make a difference in your community. Join the Knights of Columbus The Knights of Columbus are looking for Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Whether it’s doing charitable deeds, making new friends, or supporting your church, the Knights of Columbus may be right for you. Find out more by visiting www.cavallarocouncil.com or call 718-259-5080. Carmelites Third Order of St. A’s Parish Lay Carmelites meet on the second Saturday of the month. The meeting is held in the Rectory basement at 10:00 A.M. after 9:00 A.M. Mass. st We are located at 2154 61 St. Lay Carmelites are not in a religious community, but are men and women, married or single, who are people of faith in our parish and wish to live the charism of prayer and devotion to Our Lady in the Carmelite tradition. Are you interested in this vocation as a Lay Carmelite? Please call: Patricia 718-837-4013 email: [email protected] Page 14 St. Athanasius Church BINGO Every Thursday in the Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission $3. Info. call 917-285-1932 Game starts at 7:30 p.m. Kenneth P. Thompson Kings Count District Attorney Do you have a public safety or quality of life concern in your community? If so, please visit or call the Action Center 350 Jay Street, 16th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 Hotline: (718) 250-2340 Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Walk-in welcome from 9 a.m. until 4:00p.m. Home health attendant available for elder care service. Will provide; light housekeeping, cooking, personal care, physical activities, and accompany to all appointments. Experienced and local. If interested call Nancy at: (347) 336-2716. June 7, 2015 Do you need a Minister of Caring? Is someone in your family ill, homebound, hospitalized or in a care facility (assisted living or nursing home) & wishes a visit or a phone call from a Minister of Caring, please call the Rectory and leave your name & number. Support Groups at St. A’s Bereavement Support meet on Monday, evenings from 7:30 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. In the Nazareth Institute Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Meeting every Friday night at 7:30p.m. in the Nazareth Institute. Overeaters Anonymous members talk about their struggles with compulsive eating. Meeting every Wednesday night at 8:00p.m. in the Nazareth Institute. Is your life effected by someone who is drinking? To help them, you must first help yourself. Al-Anon helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Our Al-Anon Group meets in the Nazareth Institute every Friday 8-9:30p.m. & Saturday 7:30-9:30p.m. Home Assistance We are happy to announce that a member of our Parish owns & operates the : FREE 1 wheelchair, 2 walkers, never used bath chair. Your pick up. 718 331-8040 Right-at-Home In Home Care and Assistance Agency 7102 20th Ave. 1-347-554-8400 - Asst. Danielle. Call us for Companionship and Care. We have Italian and English speaking companions. We can provide low cost, hourly, or live in companions to assist with cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry and accompanying to Doctors Appts. Call Joanne at Italian Board of Guardians Inc (718) 232-4242 Employment Opportunities Available Please call for details Home Companion Services In order for designated Parish Ministries & Organizations to reserve one of our rooms at St. A’s, we require you to fill out our Parish Calendar & Room Request Form. The form is available in the rectory or can be downloaded from our website. We even have an E-form so you complete this form without writing. Just e-mail it back to us, or print it out and drop it off. All Requests must be made using our form. E-mail completed form to AnnaMarie Scuteri at [email protected] This is the ONLY way to reserve a room here at St. A's. The group listed on the parish calendar is the group that has the right to use that space. If you are not a designated ministry of our parish, permission must be granted from our Pastor, Msgr. Cassato, a rental fee is paid, and a lease agreement completed in order to use space. Sunday Bulletin Deadlines The Sunday Bulletin must be e-mailed to our printer by 10a.m. Monday. All announcements must be submitted in WRITTEN form only (handwritten, typed, computer, fax, e-mailed, etc) by 3p.m. Friday. Announcements received after the deadline will be published the following week. No one on the parish staff will assume the responsibility for your ministry’s articles. Include your bulletin articles in your advance planning for your event. All Flyers need to be approved by a staff member and submitted by Email only to [email protected] Our Printer Requires all Black or Grayscale Print, Clip Art & Graphics. If you submit color graphics, the printer will NOT print your flyer. Please email announcements to [email protected] no other email addresses!