Page 1 St. Athanasius Church February 15, 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 Mrs. Madelon Vitucci 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 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. 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 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 (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, February 15: 8:30 Michael & Mary Fariello 10:00 Rosary Society 10:00 Spanish Mass - Lower Church 11:30 PURG. SOCIETY - Maria & Vito Viterbo 11:30 ITAL. - Francesco Musuruca 1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church 2:45 Joseph Scire & Jean Clinton Wedding Ceremony 6:00 Rosario Musumeci Monday, February 16: 7:00 NO MASS 9:00 Frank Bruno, Rose DeVita, & John Mangino Tuesday, February 17: 7:00 Richard & Rose DeVito 9:00 Antonio & Concetta Sigona Wednesday, February 18: ASH WEDNESDAY 7:00 Laura D’Antonio 9:00 Jeanne Leva 11:00 Service 3:00 Service 7:30 Italian/English 9:00 Spanish Thursday, February 19: 7:00 Philip J. Rosato 9:00 Maria, Carmela &V Frank Loicono Friday, February 20: 7:00 Giuseppe Lubrano 9:00 Concetta Sigona Saturday, February 21: 9:00 Gennaro, Sofia & Giovanna Sammarco 9:45 Michela Privitelli - Memorial Mass 10:30 Gina Utano - Memorial Mass 5:30 Mario & Jennie Di Pinto 100th Birthday Blessing Catherin Starace 7:30 Spanish Mass - Lower Church Sunday, February 22: 8:30 Raymond Aumente 10:00 Rite of Election 10:00 Spanish Mass - Lower Church 11:30 PURG. SOCIETY Valentino Nicola Marinelli 50th Wedding Anniversary Blessing Joan & Frank Cangariella 11:30 ITAL. - Gaetano & Amelia Pisano e Famiglia 1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church 6:00 Olympia & Thomas Martocci February 15, 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 Dewey Gallese requested by His Cousins CANDLES: In Loving Memory of In Loving Memory of Carrie Canto requested by Men and Women of BYA SANCTUARY LAMP: OPEN SANCTUARY LAMP: In Loving Memory of Raymond J. Alessi requested by His Wife KNIGHTS-OF-COLUMBUS ROSE: OPEN 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.... February 15, 2015 Monsignor Dave Cassato is on YouTube Tues., Feb. 17 Golden Glove Meeting 8:00pm Rectory Basement Mon., Feb 23 Spring Fling Meeting 7:00pm Rectory Basement Sun., Mar. 8 Creative Ministries Thur., Apr 23 7:00pm Spring Fling El Caribe Spring Fling Card Party “I Love Paris in the Springtime” April 23, 2015 7:00 PM at El Caribe Gifts needed What we need: a) Gifts-Donations (New Gifts only) Gift Values: Super Duper $50-$150 Grand Prizes $151-$300 Ultimate $301-$500 Examples of Gifts Good Liquor Johnny Walker Black Johnny Walker Blue Kindle Nooks Beats by DRE T.V. Flat Screens All modern electronics b) Empty Baskets (Wicker) for gifts c) Make your own Themed Baskets If you missed Detectives Liu and Ramos’ Memorial Mass on January 18th, you can watch it on YouTube.com Many of Monsignor’s other homilies are there too. Just type Monsignor Cassato or MsgrDave in the search bar for the list of posted videos. A special thanks goes out to Anthony Perrelli of St. Rita’s Parish for all his hard work making this possible. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Through the Little Doctors Program sponsored by the New York Blood Center the 4th and 5th grade students hosted their Blood Driving during Catholic Schools Week. They would like to thank the St. Athanasius Community for all their help. They appreciate your prayers, good wishes and the many pints of blood donated. It was wonderful to have so many people give the gift of life. The drive was a big success and a wonderful experience for everyone. May God bless you always. Thank You! Apr. 19, 26 May 3, 24, 31, June 14 Time 7:00am Apr. 12 May 3, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 28 Apr. 26 May 17, 24(2), 31, June 7(2), 14(2), 21 Date All proceeds goes to St. A’s School SAVE THE DATE Saturday, March 14, 2014 Annual Saint Joseph Dance G.I.S.A Gruppo Italiano San Atanasio Our Call to Christian Stewardship Page 4 St. Athanasius Church ASH WEDNESDAY - Feb. 18 Ashes during 7:00AM 9:00AM 11:00AM 3:00PM 7:30PM 9:00PM Mass Mass Prayer Service Prayer Service Italian/English Mass Spanish Mass STATIONS OF THE CROSS Friday 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm English Spanish - (Lower Church) Italian WEDNESDAY LENTEN VESPERS Wed., Mar. 4 - 7:30PM Fr. Charles Mangano Wed., Mar. 11 - 7:30PM Healing Mass - Fr. Campoli Wed., Mar. 18 - 7:30PM Trust Magic on Forgivness Fr. Jerry Jecewiz Wed., Mar. 25 - 7:30PM Al Barbarino For the Best Lent Go to Daily Mass & Communion February 15, 2015 Page 5 St. Athanasius Church February 15, 2015 Page 6 St. Athanasius Church February 15, 2015 Bethlehem Christians The Bethlehem Christians will once again be with us the weekend of Feb. 21-22 to present their beautiful olive wood statuary. There fewer and fewer Christians in the Land of Christ and they desperately need your help in order to survive. Please help support them as you have done in the past by purchasing some of the exquisite olive wood products they will have for display. Evening of Recollection Last year, the evening of recollection with Fr. Charles and Laurie Mangano was one of the highlight of the Lenten Season. We are happy to announce that both Fr. Charles and Laurie have agreed to offer another reflection evening, filled with music, song and faith on Wed., Mar 4th at 7:30pm. All are invited for this wonderful Lenten evening experience. Journey, Cross & Crucifixion On Sunday, Mar. 8th, our Church is sponsoring “The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion” a dramatic presentation of the Stations of the Cross. The service is being offered by Creative Ministries, a troupe of Christian actors, musician and dancers. All are invited to relive the Passion of Our Lord as we follow the Stations of the Cross throughout St. A’s Church. The service will be at 3:00pm. Please invite your family members and friends. Page 7 St. Athanasius Church February 15, 2015 SAINT ATHANASIUS SPORTS PROGRAM Presents NIGHT AT THE RACES th Saturday March 7 2015 St. Athanasius Auditorium 6120 Bay Parkway Doors open at 6:30pm, Post Time 7:15pm Tickets $25 per person Includes: Sandwiches, Beer, Wine, Soda, Chips, Cookies & Coffee (Must be over 21 years of age to attend) Tickets available at the St A’s Gym on Saturdays 10am to 1pm. Or call Bill Finn (718-236-6680) Mike Garthaffner (718-331-2406) Joe Orlando (646-210-2919) Bob McKenna (718-676-2102) You may also complete this form and return it along with the appropriate amount of cash or check payable to St. Athanasius to the Rectory (2154 61st Street) Attention: “Bill Finn - Night at the Races Tickets”. Tickets will be delivered or mailed to your address. Name: ________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________ Telephone No.__________________________________________________ Please enclose the following: Number of tickets: __________ X $25 = $___________ Tickets for this event are limited and seating will be assigned. Tables of 10 can be reserved. Please note below the names of people attending with these tickets or if you wish to be seated at a specific table: ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Page 8 St. Athanasius Church February 15, 2015 Page 9 St. Athanasius Church February 15, 2015 Page 10 St. Athanasius Church February 15, 2015 Bollettino Settimanale Messa in Italiano ogni Domenica alle 11:30am (Chiesa di giu’) SABATO, 21 MARZO 2015 DALLE 7pm ALLE 11pm GRANDE RICEVIMENTO CON MUSICA, CIBO E VINO Dal nostro DIACONO DANTE COLANDREA Riflessione del mese di febbraio CARA QUARESIMA Cara Quaresima, bentornata tra noi! So che non sei abituata ad essere notata, ma quest'anno prometto di considerarti per quel che meriti, un'occasione per alzare l'asticella. Da oggi cominciano i quaranta giorni (che ricordano gli anni di esodo degli ebrei, nel deserto, e i giorni di digiuno e tentazione di Gesù, prima che iniziasse a predicare) che precedono la Pasqua. La festa più importante dei cristiani. No? Beh, così dovrebbe essere! Da oggi iniziano giorni in cui poter, se non seguire i precetti del digiuno ecclesiastico e dell'astinenza dalla carne il venerdì, quantomeno rimettere in discussione le nostre priorità. Provare a riempirci un po' meno di cibo - e di cose materiali in genere - ad ascoltare ciò che abbiamo dentro. E magari scoprire che molte frustrazioni, tristezze e malesseri, ci vengono solo come conseguenza del nostro vivere in modo vorace, e che non abbiamo un tempo infinito per accumulare piacere sulla terra, e che presto o tardi si tornerà ad esser cenere (che dà il nome a questo speciale mercoledì) per cui vale la pena di pensare a chi aspetta le nostre scuse, un nostro sorriso, o un'attenzione che non abbiamo mai concesso. E imparare - come recita un antico libro, il Qoelet - che c'è un tempo giusto per ogni cosa, e vivere bene il tempo del digiuno, porta a godere il tempo della festa. E se viviamo bene il tempo presente, arriveremo pronti al nostro tempo per morire. Altrimenti tutta la nostra vita è inutile. QUEST’ANNO I QUARANTA GIONI DI QUARESIMA iniziano mercoledi’ delle ceneri, ossia il prossimo mercoledi’ 18 febbraio. La nostra Chiesa distibuira’ le ceneri durante le varie Messe della giornata. SABATO, 14 MARZO 2015 – BALLO ANNUALE IN ONORE DI 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 serata sara’ allietata dal cantante e DJ Carmelo e Domenico Raccuglia. Freddy Felleti 718 – 614 – 9683. SABATO, 21 MARZO 2015 – Monsignor Cassato vi invita ad un grande ricevimento nella sala riunione della nostra scuola. L’offerta di $85 a persona aiutera’ la scuola San Atanasio a creare borse di studio, programmi dopo scuola per i bambini e a comprare mezzi di technologia moderna per le aule della scuola. Sara’ una bellissima serata con musica, cibo e vino in amicizia. DAL 9 AL 18 APRILE 2015 - “PAESAGGIO BRITANNICO” E’ IL PROSSIMO VIAGGIO CON DIACONO DANTE- si visita Inghilterra, Scozia e Wales. Bellissimo viaggio con guida turistica. Per informazioni e prenotazioni telefonare a Diacono Dante 917-602-3793. DAL 26 AL 31 MAGGIO 2015 – viaggio in autobus negli stati di New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont – costo totale $905 a persona. Per informazioni e prenotazioni telefonare a Diacono Dante 917-602-3793. E Il tempo del ravvedimento, che c'è nell'ebraismo, nell'islam, e in tutte le pratiche religiose, è l'unico modo per cambiare in meglio, per far morire in noi le cose brutte e farne nascere di belle; per diventare uomini e donne nuovi. Che poi, per chi ci crede, si esprime con il termine risorgere. Bentornata attesa! 30 GIUGNO 2015 – PARTENZA PER UN VIAGGIOCROCIERA IN ITALIA organizzato da Bove Travel con Padre Ron D’Antonio come direttore spirituale. Ritorno a New York il 12 luglio. Prima della crociera si visitno le bellissime localita’ sulla riviera di Portofino, Cinque Terre e San Remo. Porti di scalo della crociera sono: Savona, Marsiglia, Palma di Maiorca, Napoli e La Spezia. Dopo la crociera si va sul Lago di Como. Prezzo $3,650 per persona/camera doppia. Volo con Alitalia. Per prenotazioni telefonare ai seguenti numeri, Bove Travel 718-680-3333 oppure 917-951-6774 oppure 347-217-5180. “L’angolo della Sapienza” AMARE ED ESSERE AMATI (D. Viscott) Amare ed essere amato è sentire il sole da entrambe le parti. PER CONCLUDERE L’ESTATE BELLISSIMO VIAGGIO - DAL 16 AL 27 AGOSTO 2015 – viaggio in autobus a Black Hills in South Dakota. Per informazioni e prenotazioni telefonare a Diacono Dante 917-6023793. Page 11 St. Athanasius Church February 15, 2015 VI DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO Tomado de la Palabra entre nosotros: La compasión de Cristo hacia los enfermos y sus numerosas curaciones de dolientes de toda clase son un signo maravilloso de que Dios ha visitado a su pueblo y de que el Reino de Dios esta muy cerca. Jesús no tiene solamente poder de curar , sino tambien de perdonar los pecados. Su compasión hacia todos los que sufren llega hasta identificarse con ellos . Su amor de predilección para con los enfermos no ha cesado, a lo largo de los siglos , de suscitar la atención de los cristianos hacia todos los que sufren en su cuerpo y alma. Sin embargo los Milagros de Jesús apuntaban a una revelación mas profunda : La de que el Mesias libraría al mundo del pecado mediante su muerte en la cruz . Recordemos que Jesús le pidio al leproso guardar silencio despues de haber sido curado , pero por no haber obedecido el leproso sin guardar silencio causo controversia alterando el ministerio de Jesús hasta el final . Sin embargo Jesús sabia que su ministerio causaria conflicto y eso era Inevitable. Sigamos pues a nuestro Salvador que en todo obedece a su Padre celestial con amor y fidelidad. No escojamos nosotros que obedecer y que pasar por alto; mas bien entreguemonos a Cristo de todo Corazón , y así podremos experimentar la delicia y la bendición de una unión mas profunda con nuestro amado Salvador y Redentor . AVISOS PARROQUIALES REGISTRACIONES ABIERTAS PARA LA CATEQUESIS DE NIÑOS , LA OFICINA PARA REGISTRAR QUEDA LOCALIZADA EN EL SOTANO DE LA ESCUELA , ATENCION AL PUBLICO DE LUNES A JUEVES DE 10 AM A 2PM , MAYORES INFORMES CON LA SEÑORA NICKY AL 718-331-8811 AVISOS PARROQUIALES PROXIMOS BAUTIZOS EN ESPAÑOL 28 DE FEBRERO Y 28 DE MARZO , REGISTRARSE CON TIEMPO EN LA RECTORIA. MIERCOLES DE CENIZA FEBRERO 18 , SANTA MISA Y DISTRIBUCION DE LA SANTA CENIZA EN ESPAÑOL A LAS 9PM EN EL TEMPLO DE ARRIBA , DURANTE EL DIA ESTARAN DISTRIBUYENDO LA SANTA CENIZA EN INGLES. VIACRUCIS CADA VIERNES A PARTIR DEL VIERNES 20 DE FEBRERO A LAS 7PM EN EL TEMPLO DE ABAJO . REGISTRACIONES ABIERTAS PARA LA ESCUELA ELEMENTAL , MAYORES INFORMES CON EL SEÑOR ALVARO EN LA RECTORIA AL 718-236-0124 EXT 22 Page 12 St. Athanasius Church Bishop Kearney High School February 15, 2015 Page 13 St. Athanasius Church Bishop Kearney High School February 15, 2015 Page 14 St. Athanasius Church February 15, 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, Paul R. Fortuna, Lena Gagliardi, Patrick Giordano, Paul Kelleher, Stephen Kelleher, Keith Klein, Rocco Lanzer, Maria Loffredo, Debra & Nancy Manno, Paul Marchese, Crystal Mulvey, Elisa Nanlecz, Victoria Napolitano, Clara Pezza, Denise Rao, Ida Russo, Jose Rendon, Joseph Scavone, Rae Zito FREE MUSIC TOGETHER DEMO CLASS Singing, dancing, and making music with your child is so much fun—and it also stimulates learning! Bring your newborn, toddler, or preschooler to discover the pleasure and developmental benefits of Music Together. Join us for a free class to experience our award-winning, research-based music and movement program. We are offering free, no-obligation demo classes at The Brooklyn Dance Centers 6720 20th Avenue. Call us today or visit our website to sign up for your FREE demo class! www.tamtambrooklyn.com (718) 809-4542 Healing Mass March 11, 2015 Fr. Campoli 7:00pm - Rosary 7:30pm - Mass THE NEXT TRIP WITH DEACON DANTE WILL BE FROM APRIL 9 – 18, 2015 to England, Scotland and Wales. A wonderful trip in great company to great historical and religious places. For information and reservation ADORATION Do you love Jesus? Love inspiring music? Then join us for Praise and Worship Adoration of the month, sponsored by the Bensonhurst Cluster of Youth Ministry! All are welcome, especially youth, young adults, and families from 8-9pm at Most Precious Blood 35 Bay 46th street between Bath and Harway Aves. Our next adoration is Feb 27th Kenny Wodzanowski [email protected] 718-490-4469 Page 15 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 pity to those who suffer or are in pain? 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 February 15, 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:718836-7917 Charismatic Prayer Group Meets every Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the Lower Church. The St. Athanasius Respect Life Ministry 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 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. 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 16 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. Home Companion Services 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 February 15, 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, from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Nazareth Institute. Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16 & 23 On Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17 & 24 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. Housekeeper $ 5.00 per hour If you need help cleaning call: Rose Garofolo at (718) 837-3635 Home Assistance We are happy to announce that a member of our Parish owns & operates 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!