St. Athanasius Church St. Athanasius Church Page 1 PARISH JulySTAFF 27, 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 (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, July 27th: 8:30 Samir Debs 10:00 Domenico Bonserio and Maria & Lorenzo Piscitelli 11:30 PURG. SOCIETY - Louis Di Donato 11:30 ITAL. - Antonio Pisano & In Honor of St. Anthony 1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church 6:00 Baldassare Rocca, Ann Monday, July 28th: 9:00 Joseph D’Antonio Tuesday, July 29th: 9:00 Kevin T. Mc Feeley Wednesday, July 30th: 9:00 Vito Caputo Thursday, July 31st: 9:00 Pietro, Caterina, Principia Marchese Friday, August lst, FIRST FRIDAY: 9:00 Teddy Go 6:00 Spanish Sweet 15 Saturday, August 2nd: 9:00 Pietro, Pasqua Vivona 2:00 Spanish Wedd. 3:30 Spanish Sweet 15 5:30 Cattolica & Frank Luccisano 7:30 Spanish Mass - Lower Church Sunday, August 3rd: 8:30 Vincent Azzarelli 10:00 Theresa Colavolpe 11:30 PURG. SOCIETY - Peter Gambino 11:30 ITAL. - Anna& Francesco Banca 1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church 6:00 Elena Lo Biondo July 27, 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 Grazia Del Re requested by Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Bolognini ALTAR WINE: In Loving Memory of Ben Colacino requested by Ann De Vito CANDLES: In Loving Memory of Adelaide Carrique requested by Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mc Gowan SANCTUARY LAMP: In Loving Memory of Angela Maffai requested by Eleanor Damiano SANCTUARY LAMP: In Loving Memory of Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Petrillo requested by Eleanor Damiano KNIGHTS-OF-COLUMBUS ROSE: In Loving Memory of Roseanne Ward requested by Maris & Richard Greco Our Call to Christian Stewardship July 20, 2014 - $8,036.00 July 21, 2013 - $7,705.00 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. Page 3 St. Athanasius Church July 27, 2014 Page 4 St. Athanasius Church In your kindness please pray for the sick Paul Bergstrom, Diana D’Alessandro, Bruce Dalton, Paul Marchese, Victoria Napolitano, Ethel Tan, Josephine Vertucci, Please call Rectory weekly for name on list. July 27, 2014 “Grab Your Glove – Let’s Go Outside” Men to boys passing American torches Lighting the way to “got it!”manhood Sharing smiles and sore arms and the beautiful singular bonding of a catch. Jim Hart - Author - "Ramblings Of A One-Eyed Garbage Man" St Ignatius of Loyola – July 31st The founder of the Jesuits was on his way to military fame and fortune when a cannon ball shattered his leg. Because there were no books of romance on hand during his convalescence, Ignatius whiled away the time reading a life of Christ and lives of the saints. His conscience was deeply touched, and a long, painful turning to Christ began. Having seen the Mother of God in a vision, he made a pilgrimage to her shrine at Montserrat (near Barcelona). He remained for almost a year at nearby Manresa, sometimes with the Dominicans, sometimes in a pauper’s hospice, often in a cave in the hills praying. After a period of great peace of mind, he went through a harrowing trial of scruples. There was no comfort in anything—prayer, fasting, sacraments, penance. At length, his peace of mind returned. During this year of conversion that Ignatius began to write down material that later became his greatest work, the Spiritual Exercises. He finally achieved his purpose of going to the Holy Land, but could not remain, as he planned, because of the hostility of the Turks. He spent the next 11 years in various European universities, studying with great difficulty, beginning almost as a child. Like many others, his orthodoxy was questioned; Ignatius was twice jailed for brief periods. In 1534, at the age of 43, he and six others (one of whom was St. Francis Xavier, December 2) vowed to live in poverty and chastity and to go to the Holy Land. If this became impossible, they vowed to offer themselves to the apostolic service of the pope. The latter became the only choice. Four years later Ignatius made the association permanent. The new Society of Jesus was approved by Paul III, and Ignatius was elected to serve as the first general. When companions were sent on various missions by the pope, Ignatius remained in Rome, consolidating the new venture, but still finding time to found homes for orphans, catechumens and penitents. He founded the Roman College, intended to be the model of all other colleges of the Society. Ignatius was a true mystic. He centered his spiritual life on the essential foundations of Christianity— the Trinity, Christ, the Eucharist. His spirituality is expressed in the Jesuit motto, ad majorem Dei gloriam—“for the greater glory of God.” In his concept, obedience was to be the prominent virtue, to assure the effectiveness and mobility of his men. All activity was to be guided by a true love of the Church and unconditional obedience to the Holy Father, for which reason all professed members took a fourth vow to go wherever the pope should send them for the salvation of souls. Ignatius recommended this prayer to penitents: “Receive, Lord, all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. You have given me all that I have, all that I am, and I surrender all to your divine will, that you dispose of me. Give me only your love and your grace. With this I am rich enough, and I have no more to ask.” Page 5 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 Ext. 22 Ext. 12 July 27, 2014 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal R. C. I. A. Our Goal - $80,000.00 Any adults who wish to become Catholic or a Baptized Catholic in need of Communion AND Confirmation can register for classes on Sunday, Sept. 28th, following the 11:30 a.m. Mass (12:30 p.m.) in the Rectory basement. Pledge - $98,688.00 Received - $78,703.00 All money collected above the goal returns directly to St. Athanasius St. Athanasius Church presents Movies Under The Stars Friday Evenings at 8:30PM On the Water Front August 8 Heaven is for Real August 22 Rocky Balboa September 12 Hosted by Father Ron 2154 61st Street Come Dressed as your favorite Movie Character Classes will begin on Sunday, Oct. 5th, following the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Please contact Fr. Ron for additional information at 718-236-0124, ext. 13 The St. Athanasius School Office will be closed for the summer. For any registrations, please email your name, phone number and your child’s grade to [email protected]. The school office will re-open Monday, August 28th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have a nice summer Please bring your own chairs St. Athanasius Rectory Summer Hours Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 7:30.p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Closed Regular hours will resume after Labor Day. Page 6 St. Athanasius Church July 27, 2014 St. Athanasius Parish Picnic Sponsored by the Holy Name Society Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM St. Athanasius Baseball Field Complex Private Field located at 53rd Street between 20th and 21st Avenues (Enter from driveway on 20th Avenue between cemetery and PS-121 schoolyard) This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your fellow parishioners better and enjoy a day out in the fresh air. Shaded seating under a large tent is available. Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Soda and Water are included Organized Youth Activities sponsored by the Youth Ministry are also included guaranteeing loads of fun Tear off form below and return to the Rectory with full payment by September 10th Please make checks payable to the Holy Name Society ============================================================ Name: _____________________________________ Phone Day:_______________________ Address: ___________________________________ Phone-Night:______________________ Price per How Many Adults Children 8 – 16 yrs. Children Under 8 ____________ ____________ ____________ Person X X X Total $25. = $10. = No Charge $_____________ $_____________ TOTAL = $______________ Page 7 St. Athanasius Church July 27, 2014 Bollettino Settimanale Messa in Italiano ogni Domenica alle 11:30am (Chiesa di giu’) SERATE ESTIVE IN COMPAGNI FILM PER TUTTA LA FAMIGLIA CINEMA ALL’APERTO NEL CORTILE DELLA SCUOLA ELENCO DELLE DATE E FILM NEL BOLLETTINO Dal nostro DIACONO DANTE COLANDREA Riflessione del mese di luglio ACCETTA Siamo convinti che la nostra vita sarà migliore quando saremo sposati, quando avremo un primo figlio o un secondo. Poi ci sentiamo frustrati perché i nostri figli sono troppo piccoli per questo o per quello e pensiamo che le cose andranno meglio quando saranno cresciuti. In seguito siamo esasperati per il loro comportamento da adolescenti. Siamo convinti che saremo più felici quando avranno superato quest'età. Pensiamo di sentirci meglio quando il nostro partner avrà risolto i suoi problemi, quando cambieremo l'auto, quando faremo delle vacanze meravigliose, quando non saremo più costretti a lavorare. Ma se non cominciamo una vita piena e felice ora, quando lo faremo? Dovremo sempre affrontare delle difficoltà di qualsiasi genere. Tanto vale accettare questa realtà e decidere d'essere felici, qualunque cosa accada. Alfied Souza diceva: "Per tanto tempo ho avuto la sensazione che la mia vita sarebbe presto cominciata, la vera vita! Ma c'erano sempre ostacoli da superare strada facendo, qualcosa d'irrisolto, un affare che richiedeva ancora tempo, dei debiti che non erano stati ancora regolati. In seguito la vita sarebbe cominciata. Finalmente ho capito che questi ostacoli: erano la vita." Questo modo di percepire le cose ci aiuta a capire che non c'è un mezzo per essere felici ma la felicità è il mezzo. Di conseguenza gustate ogni istante della vostra vita e gustatelo ancora di più quando potete dividerlo con una persona cara, una persona molto cara per passare insieme dei momenti preziosi della vita. Ricordatevi che il tempo non aspetta nessuno. Allora smettete di aspettare di finire la scuola, di tornare da scuola, di perdere 5 kg, di avere dei figli, di vederli andare via di casa. Smettete di aspettare di cominciare a lavorare, di andare in pensione, di sposarvi. Smettete di aspettare il venerdì sera, la domenica mattina, di avere una nuova macchina o una casa nuova. Smettete di aspettare la primavera, l'estate, l'autunno o l'inverno. Smettete di aspettare di lasciare questa vita, e decidete che non c'è momento migliore per essere felici che il momento presente. Quello donato da Dio. La felicità e le gioie della vita non sono delle mete, ma un viaggio. Un pensiero per oggi: Lavorate, come se non aveste bisogno di soldi. Amate, come se non doveste soffrire mai. Ballate, come se nessuno vi guardasse. Ora rifletti bene e cerca di rispondere a queste domande: Nomina le 5 persone più ricche del mondo. Nomina le 5 ultime vincitrici del concorso Miss Universo. Nomina 10 vincitori del premio Nobel. Nomina i 5 ultimi vincitori del premio Oscar come migliore attore od attrice. Come va? Male? Non preoccuparti. Nessuno di noi ricorda i migliori di ieri. E gli applausi se ne vanno! E i trofei si impolverano! I vincitori sì dimenticano! Adesso rispondi a queste altre: Nomina 3 professori che ti hanno aiutato nella tua formazione. Nomina 3 amici che ti hanno aiutato in tempi difficili. Pensa ad alcune persone che ti hanno fatto sentire speciale. Nomina 5 persone con cui passi volentieri il tuo tempo. Come va? Meglio? Le persone che segnano la differenza nella tua vita non sono quelle con le migliori credenziali, con molti soldi, o i migliori premi... sono quelle che si preoccupano per te, che si prendono cura di te, quelle che ad ogni modo stanno con te. Rifletti un momento. La vita è molto corta! Tu, in che lista sei? Non lo sai?... Permettimi di darti un aiuto... Non sei tra i famosi,... però sei tra quelli perché il Signore ha voluto che tu fossi mio fratello o mia sorella. “L’angolo della Sapienza” - NESSUNA NOTTE Nessuna notte è così lunga da impedire al sole di risorgere. MONSIGNORE VI INVITA TUTTI AL CINEMA ALL’APERTO A SAN ATANASIO DURANTE L’ESTATE - alle 8:30 pm - Portate una sedia e venite a cinema nel cortile della nostra scuola per una bellissima serata in compagnia di altri parrocchiani. Prossimo cinema all’aperto venerdi 8 agosto – On the Water Front Page 8 St. Athanasius Church July 27, 2014 XVII DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO Tomado del Libro “La Palabra entre nosotros” : El reino de Dios tiene un valor incalculable e intracendente, que brinda un gozo inmenso. Cuanto valor le atribuimos realmente a ese reino de Dios? Para Mateo el problema era entender el valor del Reino, por que si uno lo entendia, reconoceria su valor, comenzaría a desearlo y a participar de El. Así, esta comprensión es un don de Dios que produce fruto. Pero no basta con comprender unicamente el valor del reino . Hay que actuar con fe segun el entendimiento que se tenga. Dirigir todas nuestras acciones hacia la consecucion de ese reino y hacerlo con amor, por que el amor verdadero se muestra en acciones concretas no solo con palabras, las llaves que abren las puertas del reino son la Fe y el amor. “Gracias Señor y Dios nuestro, por que quieres vernos en tu reino . Gracias Jesucristo, por que tu muerte y resurrección nos ha justificado y nos permites entrar al reino. Gracias Espiritu Santo, por que nos vas santificando para que seamos encontrados dignos del reino.” AVISOS PARROQUIALES PROXIMOS BAUTIZOS EN ESPAÑOL JULIO 26, INFORMES EN LA RECTORIA CON EL PADRE GABRIEL O ALVARO. REGISTRACIONES ABIERTAS PARA CATEQUESIS DE JOVENES MAYORES DE 16 AÑOS Y ADULTOS QUE NO HAYAN RECIBIDO SACRAMENTOS INFORMES CON EL P. GABRIEL EN LA RECTORIA 718-236-0124 EXT 14 DE MIERCOLES A SABADO EN HORARIOS DE OFICINA DE 10 AM A 5 PM. CLASES COMIENZAN EN LA PRIMER SEMANA DE SEPTIEMBRE. EL TENDREMOS PROXIMO DOMINGO 3 DE AGOSTO REGRESAMOS AL HORARIO HABITUAL DE LAS MISAS EN DOMINGO A LAS 10 AM EN EL TEMPLO DE ABAJO Y LA 1PM EN EL TEMPLO DE ARRIBA. EL PICNIC DE LA COMUNIDAD HISPANA PARA EL DIA SABADO 16 DE AGOSTO INVITADOS TODOS A QUE NOS ACOMPAÑEN Y COMPARTAN DURANTE TODA LA TARDE EN EL PARQUEADERO DE LA ESCUELA A PARTIR DE LAS 5 PM SEGUIDAMENTE TENDREMOS LA MISA CAMPAL AHI MISMO EN EL PARQUEADERO ACOMPAÑADA DE DIFERENTES ACTIVIDADES PARA COMPARTIR EL VERANO EN COMUNIDAD. Page 9 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. Reflect on what you consider your treasure The Morning Scripture Reflection & Faith Sharing Group 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. 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. The St. Athanasius Respect Life Ministry Rosary and Prayers for an end to abortion. Every Saturday after the 9:00am Mass.. In June we honor the Sacred Heart and we ask SS. Peter & Paul to pray for all Pro-Life workers and Ministries July 27, 2014 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. 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 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. July 27, 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 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? Caring, sensitive, mature woman - a member of the Parish - to assist with daily activities. Available any time!! If interested call Eileen at: 718-637-7112 SPECIALIZED CAREGIVER COMPANION Expert care and specialization in seniors having Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Assistance is available anytime!! If services are needed contact Louis at: 646 284-4571 Bereavement Support meet on Monday, July 28. Aug 4, 11 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Nazareth Institute. On Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. - July 29, Aug. 5, 12 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 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 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!