St. Athanasius Church St. Athanasius Church Page 1 PARISH STAFF February 16, 2014 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 Mr. Joseph Barbieri, B.A., KHS Mrs. Madelon Vitucci Mrs. Lucy Acosta-Pugliese, B.A., M.S. Ed. 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 Principal: Mrs. Diane Competello B.A., M.S. Ed. Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Theresa Simon The Rectory is also the home of our Parish Priests. We ask you to respect their home by observing Rectory Office Hours and by calling in advance for an appointment. 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) WEEKDAY MASSES: 7 and 9 AM MORNING PRAYER: Monday-Saturday 8:45 AM 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] Faith Formation Office: 6120 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569 Tel. (718) 331-8811 Fax. (718) 331-2582 Director of Faith Formation: Mrs. Nicoletta Milo Our Church is Handicap Accessible. 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) Day: 7, 9 (English) Night: 7:30 PM (Italian) Upper Church 7:30 PM (Spanish) Lower Church 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. FIRST FRIDAY: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament after last morning Mass concluding with Benediction at 7:30 PM. Italian Mass at 8 PM (Sept-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, February 16th: 8:30 Joseph Andreani 10:00 Rosary Society 10:00 Spanish Mass - Lower Church 11:30 PURG. SOCIETY, Mary, Michael & John Fariello 11:30 ITAL. - Valentino Nicola Marinelli 1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church 6:00 Thomas, Olympia Martocci Monday, February 17th, PRESIDENTS DAY: 7:00 NO MASS TODAY 9:00 Frank Bruno, Ross De Vita, John Mangino Tuesday, February 18th: 7:00 Rosario Emanuele Musumeci 9:00 Maria Viterbo Wednesday, February 19th: 7:00 Martin Hopkins 9:00 Maria, Carmela & Frank Loiacono Thursday, February 20th: 7:00 Anna Picariello 9:00 Giuseppe Lubrano Friday, February 21st: 7:00 Alessandro Federico 9:00 Giovanna & Giovanni Maggiore, Angela & Nino Cassone Saturday, February 22nd: 9:00 Jeanne Leva 1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church 5:30 John Buoncore 7:30 Spanish Mass - Lower Church Sunday, February 23rd: 8:30 John Mangino 10:00 Frank Rappa, Vincenza 10:00 Spanish Mass - Lower Church 11:30 PURG. SOCIETY, Valentino Nicola Marinelli 11:30 ITAL. - Vincenzo, Domenico & Antonio Moriano 1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church 6:00 Salvatore Scolaro February 16, 2014 PASTORAL CARE Please don’t forget to inform us if you are going to be hospitalized so one of our priests can visit. Provide us with your name, hospital, room number, phone number and, when possible, how long you will be hospitalized. If you are unable to attend Mass, due to poor health, illness or advanced age, please call so a Eucharistic Minister can bring Communion to you. Anointing of the Sick may be requested because of scheduled surgery or treatment for a life-threatening illness. Call us prior to your surgery or treatment. Anointing of the Sick at Mass may be celebrated before you go into the hospital. Directly inform one of our priests or call one of our Pastoral Administrators. 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 Dewey Gallese requested by His Cousins Altar Wine: In Loving Memory of Angela Ricottone requested by Nicole & Eric Steinweiss and Family Candles: In Loving Memory of Salvatore Scolaro requested by Sister-in-law, Connie Ponsiglini Sanctuary Lamp: In Loving Memory of Angela Ricottone requested by Joseph & AnnaMarie Scuteri and Family Sanctuary Lamp: In Loving Memory of Raymond Joseph Alessi requested by Wife, Anne Knights-of-Columbus Rose: In Loving Memory of Marie Maglio requested by Mary Cerami and Family BAPTISMAL IN-TAKE: 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. Our Call to Christian Stewardship Please Turn Off Cell Phones Feb. 10, 2013 $7,698.00 Feb. 9, 2014 $10,195.00 Page 3 St. Athanasius Church February 16, 2014 Page 4 St. Athanasius Church Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato, Pastor Rev. Ron D’Antonio, Parochial Vicar Rev. Gabriel Toro, Parochial Vicar Deacon Dante Colandrea Deacon Bill Kelly Mrs. Marie Skroly, Pastoral Administration Mrs. AnnaMarie Scuteri, Pastoral Administration Mr. Steven LaPlante, Music Ministry Mr. Joseph Barbieri, Lay Pastoral Leader Mr. Alvaro Chavarriaga, Pastoral Associate Mrs. Michele DeStefano, Secretary Ext. 11 Ext. 13 Ext. 14 Ext. 23 Ext. 44 Ext. 10 Ext. 19 Ext. 25 In your kindness please pray for those who are Please call Rectory weekly for name on list Parish Website News For any parishioner who has not seen our website as yet, please visit it at: www.stathanasiusbrooklyn.org For bulletins, schedules, current events and photos. We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Dorothy (Dottie) O’Neill, former head of the Golden Age Club, who had been a very active parishioner for over 30 years. Our condolences to her family G. I. S. A. Saturday, March 15, 2014 – G.I.S.A. Gruppo Italiano San Atanasio – Annual Dinner Dance in honor of St. Joseph. An evening of great food and entertainment. Donation $60 - Freddy Felleti 718 – 614 – 9683 The following Memorials for 2014 are available: Host Wine Candles Sanctuary Lamps Rose April 27 April 27 April 27 Feb. 23 Mar. 16, April 6 May 4, 18 May 4, 18 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Ext. 22 Ext. 12 Maria Chiarello Fuccio, John & Paul Liberti, Paul Marchese, Regina Salvaggio, Concetta Sigona, Ethel Tan, May 4, 18, February 16, 2014 RADIO BINGO Fundraising Event at St. Edmund’s H.S. - Recognize tunes from the 60s, 70s & 80s...mark the correct title on your card. Use your musical knowledge and win Bingo! Date: Friday, Feb. 28th. Doors open at 6:45p.m. Bingo begins at 7:30p.m. Cash bar, Super Prize Raffle and 50/50. Reserve tickets by Feb.14th. Must be 21 or over. Call: 718-743-6100, ext. 5080. THE SICILIAN TENORS To perform at Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge Auditorium on Sunday, March 30th at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. for show only. Dinner to follow. For Show & Dinner reservations call: 718-836-7200. “LITTLE DOCTORS” Through the Little Doctors Program sponsored by the NY Blood Center, the 4th and 5th grade students hosted their Blood Drive during Catholic Schools Week. They would like to thank the St. A’s Community for all their help. They appreciate the people giving the gift of life. The Drive was a big success and a wonderful experience for everyone. Thank You! The following Weekday Masses for 2014 are available: Time Date 7:00am Sept. 24, 25, 29, 30 Oct. 15, 20, 23, 27, 29, 30 Nov. 12, 20, 25, 26 Dec. 5. Page 5 St. Athanasius Church February 16, 2014 Renew your Spirit Join St. Athanasius And witness Our Lords Passion At the Park Performing Arts Center PASSION PLAY The Musical 100th Consecutive Production! Saturday, April 5, 2014 5:00 PM $100.00 per person** **Includes Dinner @ La Sorrentina Restaurant (wine included) R/T transportation via Academy Bus & Admittance to Show Pick-up following dinner/Drop-off: Bove Travel 6502 11th Ave. Contact: Bove Travel (718) 680 5600 or (718) 680-3333 or Brian Reilly (917) 951-6774 2013 Annual Catholic Appeal Our Goal - $79,000.00 Pledged $112,154.00 Received - $101,424.00 Please be as generous as possible! All money collected above the goal returns directly to St. Athanasius Page 6 St. Athanasius Church February 16, 2014 6.30PM Saturday, March 1, 2014 In St. Athanasius School Auditorium Sponsored by the Holy Name Society Special Guests of Honor: SAL & ANNA CALI In recognition of their tireless work with The many programs in our Parish and Community. For Tickets or additional Information, please contact: Jerry Mandaro at 917-865-5790. Payment for tickets can be dropped off at the Rectory using form below: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CANEVALE TICKETS Name__________________________ Address__________________________________ Telephone _______________ Quantity of Tickets: Adults _____ x $50.00 = $_________ Children (12 – 20) _____ x $25.00 = $_________ Please make checks payable to St. Athanasius Holy Name Society and drop off or mail to: St. Athanasius Church Holy Name Society 2154 61ST Street, Brooklyn 11204 Page 7 St. Athanasius Church February 16, 2014 Bollettino Settimanale Messa in Italiano ogni Domenica alle 11:30am (Chiesa di giu’) G.I.S.A. GRUPPO ITALIANO SAN ATANAS 15 MARZO, 2014 ANNUALE BALLO SAN GIUSEPPE FREDDY FELLETI 718-614-9683I al nostro DIACONO DANTE COLANDREA Riflessione del mese di febbraio SOGNANDO LA VITA In un grembo, vennero concepiti due gemelli. Passavano le settimane ed i bambini crescevano. Nella misura in cui cresceva la loro coscienza, aumentava la gioia: «Di', non è fantastico che siamo stati concepiti? Non è meraviglioso che viviamo?». I gemelli iniziarono a scoprire il loro mondo. Quando scoprirono il cordone ombelicale, che li legava alla madre dando loro nutrimento, cantarono di gioia: «Quanto grande è l'amore di nostra madre, che divide con noi la sua stessa vita!». A mano a mano che le settimane passavano, però, trasformandosi poi in mesi, notarono improvvisamente come erano cambiati. «Che cosa significa?», chiese uno. «Significa», rispose l'altro, «che il nostro soggiorno in questo mondo presto volgerà alla fine!». «Ma io non voglio andarmene», ribatté il primo, «vorrei restare qui per sempre!». «Non abbiamo scelta», replicò l'altro, «ma forse c'è una vita dopo la nascita!». «E come può essere», domandò il primo, dubbioso, «perderemo il nostro cordone di vita, e come faremo a vivere senza di esso? E per di più, altri prima di noi hanno lasciato questo grembo, e nessuno di loro è tornato a dire che c'è una vita dopo la nascita. No, la nascita è la fine!». Così, uno di loro cadde in un profondo affanno, e disse: «Se il concepimento termina con la nascita, che senso ha la vita nell'utero? È assurda... Magari non esiste nessuna madre dietro tutto ciò!». «Ma deve esistere», protestò l'altro, «altrimenti come avremmo fatto ad entrare qua dentro? E come faremmo a sopravvivere?». «Hai mai visto nostra madre?», domandò l'uno. «Magari vive soltanto nella nostra immaginazione. Ce la siamo inventata, perché così possiamo comprendere meglio la nostra esistenza!». E così, gli ultimi giorni nel grembo della madre, furono pieni di mille domande e di grande paura. Infine, venne il momento della nascita. Quando i gemelli ebbero lasciato il loro mondo, aprirono gli occhi. Gridarono... Ciò che videro superava i loro sogni più arditi! Un giorno, finalmente, nasceremo! MARTEDI’ 25 FEBBRAIO-7:30pm riunione con Diacono Dante per tutti i rappresentati dell’ Apostolato Italiano di Brooklyn presso l’ufficio parrochiale di Sant’Atanasio MERCOLEDI’, 12 MARZO 2014 – dalle 7:30 alle 9:30pm in Chiesa ci sara’ Padre Charles e Laurie Mangano – una serata di rifessioni sul grande amore di Dio per noi presentata attraverso canti e inni. Padre Chares e Laurie hanno partecipato a numerosi eventi e hanno raccolto oltre $370,000 che hanno donato ai bisognosi. Venite numerosi a questa bellissima serata. SABATO, 15 MARZO 2014 – BALLO ANNUALE SAN GIUSEPPE organizzato da G.I.S.A. Gruppo Italiano San Atanasio - DINNER DANCE nel auditorio della scuola Sant’Atanasio - ore 7:30PM – Offerta $60. La sera sara allietata dal dinamico duetto Domenico e Carmelo Raccuglia. Freddy Felleti 718 – 614 – 9683. SABATO, 15 MARZO 2014 – annuale giornata di preghiera al Seminario dell’Immacolata Concezione – offerta $35 a persona. Diacono Dante – 917- 602 – 3793. SABATO, 5 APRILE 2014 – PASSION PLAY – The Musical - $100 a persona include cena al ristorante La Sorrentina, bus e biglietto d’entrata. Per informazioni e prenotazioni telefonare a Bove Travel al 718-680-5600 oppure Brian Reilly al 917-951-6774. PROSSIMI VIAGGIO CON IL DIACONO DANTE DAL 6 AL 14 APRILE 2014 – pellegrinaggio a Fatima, Lourdes e Barcellona. 917- 602 – 3793. PROSSIMI VIAGGI ESTIVI Dal 1 a l’11 luglio – viaggio a Londra e Irlanda con Padre Ron D’Antonio - 11 giorni e 10 notti in localita’ bellissime. Volo diretto, ottimi hotels e guida turistica. Bove Travel al 917-951-6774. DAL 13 al 23 luglio viaggio in Sicilia. Per informazioni e prenotazioni telefonare a Bove Travel al 917-951-6774. “L’angolo della Sapienza” IL CRISTIANO (San Francesco di Sales) Il cristiano preferirà sempre essere incudine piuttosto che martello, derubato che ladro, ucciso che uccisore, martire che tiranno. VOGLIAMO RICORDARVI CHE OGNI MARTEDI’ LA SANTA MESSA DELLE 9 DEL MATTINO e’ concelebrata in lingua Italiana e Inglese. Page 8 St. Athanasius Church February 16, 2014 VI DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO 16 DE FEBRERO DE 2014 El mensaje de las lecturas y el Evangelio de hoy es directo y va sin rodeos . “Seguir la ley de Dios debe ser con el Corazón , no simplemente de labios para afuera” Jesús nos presenta el plan que Dios construyó perfectamente para que vivieramos en Paz y felices. Es asi como este mensaje sigue tan actual hoy dia como hace dos mil años atras. La ley es para seguirla , el ejemplo de como hacerlo esta en Cristo Jesús , fiel imagen de una vida con justicia . Apegarnos a los mandamientos es vivirlos intensamente . Ese plan salvifico fue engendrado desde la antiguedad por Dios a través de los profetas quienes eran portadores de estas señales provenientes de Dios donde nos transmitia su deseo de que vivieramos en armonia. En los 10 mandamientos se refleja el mensaje exacto y resumido de nuestro plan de vida. Amar a Dios, no matar, no desear los bienes ajenos ni la mujer del projimo, son algunas de las ideas que Dios quiere sembrar en nuestro corazón y en los corazones de cada familia donde se fomenta la Fe, pues como iglesia domestica es la morada de Dios y la base de la sociedad. “SEÑOR JESUCRISTO , TU ERES EL UNICO QUE PUEDE ILUMINAR NUESTRA MENTE , MEDIANTE LA ACCION DEL ESPIRITU SANTO, PARA VIVIR UN MODO GRATO A TUS OJOS . ILUMINA NUESTRAS VIDAS PARA QUE SEAMOS FELICES Y CUMPLAMOS TU VOLUNTAD . DE HOY EN ADELANTE PONEMOS NUESTRAS METAS Y ACCIONES EN TUS MANOS PADRE AMADO” AVISOS PARROQUIALES RECUERDA DE ACOMPAÑARNOS CADA JUEVES EN LA MISA BILINGUE A LAS 9 AM EN EL TEMPLO DE ARRIBA. PRIMER VIERNES DE CADA MES HORA SANTA Y SANTA MISA TEMPLO DE ABAJO A PARTIR DE LAS 7:30PM INICIAMOS LAS REGISTRACIONES PARA LA ESCUELA ELEMENTAL INFORMES CON EL SEÑOR ALVARO EN LA RECTORIA 718-2360124 Extension 22, TENEMOS BECAS DISPONIBLES Y AYUDAS FINANCIERAS PARA LAS FAMILIAS QUE DESEAN ENTRAR SUS HIJOS EN NUESTRA ESCUELA. PROXIMOS BAUTIZOS EN ESPAÑOL SABADO 22 DE FEBRERO Y 29 DE MARZO, INFORMES EN LA RECTORIA CON EL PADRE GABRIEL O ALVARO. MIERCOLES 5 DE MARZO INICIAMOS LA CUARESMA CON EL MIERCOLES DE CENIZA, MISA Y DISTRIBUCION DE LA CENIZA A LAS 9PM EN ESPAÑOL TEMPLO DE ARRIBA. Page 9 St. Athanasius Church Faith Sharing February 16, 2014 Meets every Thursday, after the 9a.m. Mass, in the Nazareth Institute to discuss the upcoming Sunday's Scriptures. Join Lay Pastoral Leader Joe Barbieri for spirited discussions on next Sunday’s readings. 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. Golden Age Club Holy Name Society 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. What satisfies your spiritual hunger? How can you share the nourishment of your faith with someone today? The Morning Scripture Reflection & Faith Sharing Group 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. The St. Athanasius Respect Life Ministry Rosary and Prayers for an end to abortion. Every Saturday after the 9:00am Mass.. “We pray for all pregnant women instead of seeking an abortion, will pray to the Divine Child Jesus and realize life alone is the answer”. 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. 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 Fred Rubino at (718) 236-0264 or Dawn Aiello at (718) 232-3113 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. CARMELITES THIRD ORDER OF ST. ATHANASIUS 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. We are located at 2154 61st Street. 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? Call Lydia, 718-761-2932 - Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapter of Lay Carmelites. Page 10 St. Athanasius Church The District Attorney’s Office is located in the Rectory Conference Room on Wednesdays from 9 - 4. Call 718.234.8709. The Neighborhood Office is an extension of the District Attorney’s Office Citizen Action Center. You can discuss problems that concern you and our community with their staff members. 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. Companion Care Giver, shopping, light housekeeping, laundry, doctor appointments. Experienced, kind mature woman looking for friendly senior to assist with daily activities. Please call Jolie at (917) 600-4536 LOOKING FOR A COMPANION? Mature woman willing to work as a companion. If interested call Eileen at: 718-637-7112 BAY RIDGE SINGLES CLUB - at Our Lady of Angels. We are a friendship club for ages 45-65. Ask for a free newsletter of our events. Call Mike @718-833-1257 or e-mail: [email protected] February 16, 2014 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, Feb. 17 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Nazareth Institute. On Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm on Feb. 18 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 has now opened the: Right-at-Home In Home Care and Assistance Agency 7102 20th Ave. 1-347-554-8400 - Asst. Ruby 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!