COVER SHEET
Church Name: St. Athanasius
Bulletin # 511245
Date of Publication February 15, 2009
John Fruner, (718) 236-0124 Extension 24
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ST. ATHANASIUS CHURCH
Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato, Pastor
Rev. Ron D’Antonio, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Gabriel Toro, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Deacon Dante Colandrea
Mrs. Marie Skroly, Pastoral Administration
Mrs. AnnaMarie Scuteri, Pastoral Administration
Mrs. Ann DeVito, Pastoral Administration
Mr. Steven LaPlante, Music Ministry
Mr. Joseph Barbieri, Lay Pastoral Leader
Mrs. Carmela Colandrea, Lay Pastoral Leader
Mr. John Fruner, Pastoral Associate & Social Worker
Mr. Joseph Banker, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Mrs. Angela Maffai, (Mon.,Wed.,Fri.,9a.m.-2:30p.m.)
Mrs. Michelle DeStefano (Tues.&Thurs. 9a.m.-2:30p.m.)
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Ext. 13
Ext. 14
Ext. 23
Ext. 10
Ext. 19
Ext. 12
Ext. 25
Ext. 24
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MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY, February 15, 2009 6rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:30
Kevin McFeely
10:00 Rosary Society
11:30 Purgatorial Society
11:30 Italian Mass (Lower Church) Antonietta & Biagio
Palazzo, Antonia & Vincenzo Perniciaro
1:00pm Spanish Mass (Upper Church)
6:00
Thomas Martocci
MONDAY, February 16, 2009
7:00
NO 7am MASS TODAY- Presidents’ Day
9:00
Josephine & Michalina Morabito
11:00 Memorial Mass- Andrea & Rosa Cerasuolo
Virginia & Giovanni Pignalosa
TUESDAY, February 17, 2009
7:00
Frank Bruno, John Mangino, Rose DeVita
9:00
Maria Carmela Cagloti & Frank Loiacono
February 15, 2009
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 ext.24.(Pastoral Ministry)
LENTEN AND EASTER LAWN CROSSES
Made by our very own Boy Scout Troop 99
Show your faith throughout the Lent and
Easter Seasons by displaying a beautiful hand
made cross in front of your home. Identify
yourself as a St. A’s parishioner & let
everyone know we have a strong Catholic
presence here in Bensonhurst! Each cross
is $20 each.
Please make your check payable to
TROOP 99 BSA and leave it at the rectory in an envelope
marked BOY SCOUT CROSS. Hurry! Lent begins Wed.
February 25th!
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 & Sunday 7a.m. to 7p.m.
WELCOME, we’re glad you’re here!
WEDNESDAY, February 18, 2009
7:00
Jennie DiJols
9:00
Anthony & David D’Amico, Madeline & Thomas
Greco
THURSDAY, February 19, 2009
7:00
Jeanne Leva (Anniversary)
9:00
Frances Annaruma & Sons
FRIDAY, February 20, 2009
7:00
Anna Picariello
9:00
John & Marilyn Foti
8:00pm Spanish Mass (Lower Church)
SATURDAY, February 21, 2009
9:00
Lawrence Tumminello
11:30 Memorial Mass- Biagio Ferrera
1:30pm Wedding- Giulo Mannino & Rosalba Troia
5:30
Jennie & Thomas Tanzi, Giovanna & Francesca
Gentile
SUNDAY, February 22, 2009 6rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:30
John Mangino
10:00 Josephine Tocci
11:30 Purgatorial Society
11:30 Italian Mass (Lower Church) Joseph Gambuzza &
Famiglia and Candiano Famiglia
1:00pm Spanish Mass (Upper Church)
6:00
Olympia Martocci
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.
BANNS OF MARRIAGE
LEWIS PAPALEO & DANIELLE GIANCINO
to marry on Feb. 15, 2009 at St. Ephrem's.
HOSTS FOR THE WEEK- donated in loving memory of
Raffaele Innamorato requested by wife.
WINE FOR THE WEEK - donated in loving memory of
Michael Ruggerio requested by Gloria, Theresa, and
Meagan.
ALTAR CANDLES FOR THE WEEK – donated in loving
memory of Frank Loretta requested by AnnaMarie, Joey
Scuteri & Family.
SANCTUARY LAMPS One sanctuary lamp is donated in
memory of Raymond J. Alessi requested by Loving Wife,
Ann & Family.
The other sanctuary lamp is donated by Adeline Jelen
requested by Dorothy Thoelen.
OUR CALL TO CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP
FEBRUARY 8, 2009 $7,913.
LAST YEAR
$8,207
Our weekly expenses reflects what is needed for salaries,
insurances, utilities, bills as well as the costs of the many
programs, ministries & services we offer here at St. A’s.
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ST. ATHANASIUS CHURCH
Please help Boy Scout Christopher Stanz
with his Eagle Scout Project –
New & Used Children’s Books
February 15, 2009
In your kindness please pray for
those who are sick
Kathy Adams, Vivian & Antonio Antonelli,
Catherine Arrighetta,
Faith Arent, Kimberly Arent,
Patricia Aurigemma, Maria Bogdan,
Douglas Brock, Catherine Broderick,
Christopher is organizing a book drive as his community
service project. He is collecting new & gently used children’s
books to distribute among pediatric sites in Maimonides Medical
Center, including the Child Life Creative Arts Program, The Aidan Cassidy, Gianna Marie Carlson,
Pediatric Cancer Center and the hospital school program. Also
Judith Carminitte, Cynthia Carponetto,
books will go to Reach Out & Read Program. BOOKS CAN BE
Michele Cassata, Ann Centorrino,
Arthur Chapnick, Sebastian Chiarello,
DROPPED OFF IN CHURCH Saturday February 22 after the
5:30p.m. Mass & Sunday February 8th after the morning Carmela Colandrea, Vincenzo Coppolivo,
Bruce Dalton, Victoria D’Errico,
masses: 8:30, 10, & 11:30am.
GOLDEN GLOVES BOXING- Here at St. Athanasius, Friday
March 13 at 7:30p.m. $20 per ticket in advance. $25 at the door.
Call the rectory for tickets and for more information.
RELIGIOUS ARTICLES – if you are in need of purchasing gifts for a first
communion or confirmation, Monsignor Cassato invites you to purchase religious
articles as of January 31st, before or after Mass. Sale will take place until Easter.
ST. ATHANASIUS SCHOOL NEWS
THE STUDENTS OF SAINT ATHANASIUS SCHOOL WISH TO THANK GISA
FOR THEIR GENEROUS CHRISTMAS GIFT AND THE GOLDEN AGE CLUB
FOR PURCHASING TABLES AND CHAIRS FOR THE AUDITORIUM. We are
so grateful for these gifts and we wish everyone a very blessed, happy, and
healthy 2009!
NEW REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2009 WILL TAKE PLACE
BEGINNING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23, 2009 as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:
9-11a.m. and 1-2p.m.
Wednesday
9-11a.m.
Registration will be for all grades, Nursery through Seventh Grade.
Please bring the following at the time of registration: Birth Certificate, Baptismal
Certificate (if Catholic), Immunization Data, Most recent report card (if
applicable.) THE FEE FOR SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS $150 PER CHILD;
this is due AT THE TIME YOU REGISTER. No cash will be accepted.
Checks and money orders only! We look forward to seeing you at
St. Athanasius School!
ASH WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 25
Ash Wednesday February 25- ALL IN UPPER CHURCH
English Mass at 7a.m., 9a.m. English Liturgy of the Word 11a.m.
& 3:30p.m. Italian & English Mass at 7:00p.m.
Spanish Mass at 9:00p.m.
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS- Each Friday
English Stations at 3p.m., Italian Stations at 8:00p.m. UPPER CHURCH
Spanish Stations 7p.m. LOWER CHURCH
LENTEN VESPERS- Wednesday nights at 7:30p.m.
Wednesday March 4- Sr. Josephine Daspro, C.S.J.- Theme WATER
Wednesday March 11- Mr. Justin Catanoso- Theme THE CROSS
Wednesday March 18- (We are unsure of the speaker) Theme LIGHT
Wednesday March 25- Fr. Kieran Harrington- Theme DEATH
Wednesday April 1- Sr. Ginny Downs, C.S.J.- Theme LIFE
FR. RON’S LENTEN FILM SERIES
Tuesdays of Lent following the 9:00 am Mass
SEE PAGE 3, TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER for our titles!
Celeste DeLeonardus, Joseph Delgardo,
Al DeMarco, Jr., Al DeMarco III,
Louis DeMarco, Joan DeMarco,
Joan Demeyer, Mario DePinto,
Rachel DePinto, Catalina Diaz,
Barbara Doyle, Maria Esemplare,
Tina Esposito, Frances Falzetta,
Helen Felcetto, Anthony Felicito,
Marie Ferlazzo, Rose Filauri,
Lorraine Giodano,
Sunday Giuffanti, Theresa Giuffanti,
Gina Giuffanti, Aidan Hockenberry,
Diana Ingravallo, Francesca Ingravallo,
Carlo Ingravallo, John Jadazeewski, Neil
Kelleher, Jean Kelly, Lawrence Klein,
Lawrence Klein, Jr. Paul Kelleher,
Stephen Kelleher, Marie Liberti,
Richard Liberti, John Liberti,
Jillian Lasinsky, Sandra Lazinsky
Avdy Llakukic, Ellen Mary MacDougall,
Paul Marchese, Eleanor Marando,
Rosalie Mazzalla, Grace Martino,
Lucia Montella, Julie Murray, Joe P.,
Jo Passaretti, Louise Paul,
Grace Pecorella, Cathy Petrik,
Eric Brandon Pinzon, Bess Prassos
Mercedes Rivas (Fr. Gabriel’s mother)
Rita Robustelli, Mary Rollo,
Fortunato Salzano, Maria Sassano,
Ralph Satriano, Donna Schiavoe,
Josephine Schiavo, Jada Sciacchatano,
Paola Sorci, Carol Sidoti, Fran Sidorksy,
Concetta Sottilaro, Dana Sottilaro,
Philip Sottilaro, James Sweeney,
Lauren Thurgood, William Thurgood,
Peter Ypsilantis Amalia Vazquez,
Rita Verde, Carla Vitucci,
Pasquale Visceglia, Catherine Vermericci,
Angelina Vonelli, Leonard Walder,
Lucy Wasieleski, Fanny Zacchino
TO ADD A NAME, (or keep a name)
please call ext. 24 on Monday, spelling the
name. If you wish the name to remain
on the list you must call each week.
THE ROSARY SOCIETY
Will have its monthly mass at 10a.m.
Our meeting and light breakfast will
follow immediately in the Parish
Auditorium. All women are welcome!
We look forward to meeting you!
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PASTORAL MINISTRY
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 Bensonhurst Cluster
Lay Minister Palma Parmese at 718. 837.1752.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE HERE IN ST. A’s
RECTORY ON WEDNESDAYS from 9a.m. to 4p.m. The
February 15, 2009
FR. RON’S LENTEN FILM SERIES
Tuesdays of Lent following the 9:00 am Mass
Theme : Finding Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Tuesday March 3- "David and Bathsheba "
Tuesday March 10 - "Solomon and Sheba"
Tuesday March 17- "The Prodigal"
Tuesday March 24- " The Robe "
Tuesday March 31 -" Demetrius and the Gladiators"
Neighborhood Office is an extension of the District Attorney’s
Office’s Citizen Action Center. You can discuss problems that HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT JOINING THE
concern you and our community with their staff members. THE HOLY NAME SOCIETY?
A society made up of men
D.A.’s OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE RECTORY CONFERENCE dedicating their efforts towards serving God, allegiance to
ROOM. You can call them at 718.234.8709.
our country, and protecting our families. We need men who
SUPPORT GROUPS HERE AT ST. A’s
DIVORCED & SEPARATED SUPPORT GROUP Are you
separated? Thinking about Divorce? In the midst of a
Divorce? Already Divorced? Ending a long term relationship?
We will meet in the Nazareth Institute on Tuesday Feb. 17
from 7:30-9p.m. Call AnnaMarie Scuteri at ext. 19 to get
contact information of the Director of this support group.
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. WE HAVE A
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS GROUP HERE AT ST. A's,
meeting every Friday night at 7:30p.m. in the Nazareth
Institute.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous
members talk about their struggles with compulsive eating.
WE HAVE AN OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS GROUP HERE
AT ST. A's, 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 first must help yourself. AlAnon 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 here at St. A's every
Friday at 8-9:30p.m. & Saturday at 7:30-9:30p.m.in the
Nazareth Institute.
can help us feed the hungry & homeless, coach in the
Sports Programs, coordinate our blood drive, help with the
Holy Name Society Halloween Party, Christmas Party and
Dinner Dance, serve as an usher, maybe experience the
parish Bible Sharing group, Scouting Program?
Call Ed DiGiacomo the Holy Name Society President to
learn more! 718.836.7917
MEN’S PAJAMAS
MEN’S PAJAMAS NEEDED FOR SERVICE MEN &
WOMEN WOUNDED IN IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN The
Brooklyn Chapter of N.Y.’s American Ex-Prisoners of War
are working with our NYC Fire Department in collecting
Men’s PJ’s. The NYC Fire Department will visit the Walter
Reed Medical Center. We are collecting NEW and still in
original packaging PJs, sizes small to extra large. You
may leave your donation at the BLESSED MOTHER
ALTAR here in our Upper Church by Sunday Feb. 22.
NEW BLANKET DRIVE FOR
THE HOMELESS AND NEEDY
HELP US SERVE OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES!
Will you donate a new blanket to a homeless person, some
live on the streets in boxes! Others are sick, elderly and
children who are in need of a warm blanket this winter?
The Friends of St. Bernadette Association,
Madelon Vitucci and Bernadette Taranto are collecting
ACOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets twice a month on Fridays
blankets that are NEW- in original packaging and will
from 7:30-9:30p.m. in the Nazareth Institute's Bethany Room.
distribute them to those in need. Please bring your
For more information, call Andre at 646.236.4813.
donation to the church and place at the SAINT JOSEPH
ALTAR. here in our Upper Church by Sunday Feb. 15.
We can longer offer counseling here at St. A’s so…
Any size needed. Thank you for your kindness to those in
IF YOU NEED COUNSELING, THE ITALIAN BOARD OF our
surrounding
neighborhoods.
CONTACT
GUARDIANS offers counseling to adults, teens, seniors, INFORMATION: Madelon Vitucci - 718-252-0745 (cell)
children, couples, and families. Their services are offered in 917-680-2583 Bernadette Taranto - 917-239-6207
English and Italian.
For more information
718.232.4242 or E-mail [email protected]
&
cost,
call
ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM through Catholic Charities The program
provides counseling, support, & treatment for those seeking
help. Call 1.800.659.1603.
DID YOU LOOSE SOMEONE THROUGH DEATH?
Our Bereavement Support Group with Sister Barbara
Murtha, C.S.J. continues on February 9, 16 & 23 at
7:30p.m. in the Library of the Nazareth Institute.
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY
DID YOU EVER RUN OUT OF FOOD & HAVE A
HELPLESS FEELING KNOWING THAT IT WOULD BE 2
or 3 DAYS BEFORE YOU WERE PAID TO BUY MORE?
Many of our parishioners respond “yes,” even here in
Bensonhurst. The St. Vicent DePaul Society Food Pantry
assist those who say “yes.”
WE NEED NON
PERISHABLE FOOD EACH SUNDAY. Please drop off
some food at the St. Joseph Altar to help us feed the
hungry.
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FAITH SHARING QUESTION OF THE WEEK
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.
Share about how you would react to someone with
a serious illness.
THURSDAY 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 Bible
readings.
February 15, 2009
CALLING ALL CHILDREN OF THE PARISH, AGES 8 - 14
(BOYS & GIRLS), WHO WOULD LIKE TO APPEAR IN
OUR ANNUAL TALENT SHOW ON MAY 8TH. Rehearsals
taking place now! If interested, please call Michele at 718236-0124 Tuesday and Thursday. If she is not available,
please leave a message at the rectory for her.
WHY NOT CONSIDER DONATING A LEAF OR STONE
ON OUR ST. ANTHONY-ST. JOSEPH TREE OF LIFE? A
gold leaf is available for a donation of $1,800, a copper leaf
for $1,000 and small stones for $10,000. All memorials can
be paid on an installment plan. Please come in to the
rectory and speak to Marie Skroly, AnnaMarie Scuteri or
Msgr. Cassato to reserve your Tree of Life memorial.
G.I.S.A –SAINT JOSEPH DINNER DANCE – G.I.S.A (GRUPPO ITALIANO SANT’ATANASIO) WILL HAVE
THEIR ANNUAL DINNER-DANCE IN HONOR OF SAINT JOSEPH, PATRON SAINT OF G.I.S.A. ON
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009 AT 7:30pm IN PARISH HALL. Hot food and beverage on all tables. Donation $50
per person. The evening will be entertained by the Nino e Angelo Ingrati band. Tickes on sale before and after the Italian
Mass. Freddie Felleti 718-614-9683, Maria Perniciaro (718- 351-4764), Maria Porcu’ (718) 627-0387.
DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, Saturday April 18th at Immaculate Conception Church in
Jamaica, N.Y. Mass is celebrated with Bishop DiMarzio. All couples celebrating their 25th, 30th, 40th & 50th
anniversaries are invited to attend with their families. If you are interested, please call the Pastoral Ministry Office on
extension 24 of the rectory and leave your last name, husband & wife’s first name, your address, phone number, and
wedding date. Registration must be done by Sunday March 22. We will mail out registrations the next day.
RELIGIOUS BOOK FAIR THIS WEEKEND IN OUR UPPER CHURCH NARTHEX (VESTIBULE)
The Priests and Brothers of the Society of St. Paul will bring a large selection of religious books that serve children and
adult religious interests. The Paulines will also have a selection of religious articles. They accept checks, major credit
cards and cash. This is an excellent time to shop for Lent and Easter, or looking ahead for First Communion,
Confirmation, Weddings and for personal pleasure. Books in English and in Spanish.
CAN YOU HELP SOME OF PASTORAL ASSOCIATE JOHN FRUNER’S STUDENTS SELL
CHOCOLATE? John’s 8th graders need to sell 6 boxes of chocolate in order to get their graduation
ring, robe, and pictures. John needs to sell 18 boxes to help some of them out. Each bar is a $1.
Could you sell a box (of 50), or any quantity? If you can help them out, please call Pastoral Associate
John at 718.236.0124, ext. 24 or email him at [email protected]
LIVE IN ELDER CARE AVAILABLE A parishioner, Giovanna, is available to live in your home to care for an elderly
member. Giovanna only speaks Italian. Her number is 718.549.2936. Her sister, Halina, speaks English, if you want to
speak to her: 718.819.2367.
THE HOMELESS OUTREACH MINISTRY is asking for volunteers, with cars, to come out on Saturday mornings to help
feed the hungry and poor in Coney Island. Volunteers may come whenever it is convenient for them, and there is no
obligation. Please call 718 236 0264.
IN ORDER FOR ONE OF OUR DESIGNATED PARISH MINISTRIES & ORGANIZATIONS TO RESERVE ONE OF OUR ROOMS
HERE AT. ST. A'S we require you to fill out our PARISH CALENDAR & ROOM REQUEST FORM. THE ROOM REQUEST FORM is
available in the rectory or can be downloaded from our website. You can e-mail Joann Rubino at [email protected] This is
the ONLY way to reserve a room here at St. A's. Whatever group is 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, & a lease agreement completed in order to use space.
SUNDAY BULLETIN DEADLINES The Sunday Bulletin must be e-mailed to our printer by 5p.m. Monday. All announcements must
be submitted in WRITTEN form only
(handwritten, typed, computer, fax, e-mailed, etc) by 12 noon Monday.
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 FLIERS NEED
TO BE APPROVED BY A STAFF MEMBER, and MUST BE SUBMITTED ON DISC or E-mailed ONLY to [email protected]
A submission form is also on our website on the BULLETIN tab. (http://StAthanasiusNY.tripod.com) Please only email
announcements to [email protected] Please do not email announcements to any other email. Thank you!
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CALLING ALL ST. A’s SCHOOL ALUMNI - WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to form an Alumni
Association that can help keep St. A’s School going strong! Anyone who is interested in forming a committee
to get this going is asked to contact Msgr. Cassato at 718.236.0124. Ext. 11 or email him at
[email protected] In order to form a data base, we ask that you fill out this tear off and return it to the
RECTORY. You may place it in the Sunday collection.
ST. A’S SCHOOL ALUMNI
Name: ______________________________________ Class of _________
Address: __________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
Phone: ________________________ Cell: _____________________
E-mail: ________________________________
WONDER AND AWE IN GOD'S PRESENCE
As we try to offer a refuge from the business and confusion of the world, we ask all our parishioners to
PLEASE TURN OFF CELL PHONES BEFORE ENTERING CHURCH. Likewise, we ask all to
please refrain from TEXT MESSAGING anyone, especially those who are already here in St. Athanasius
Church! Finally, GUM CHEWING is not acceptable at Mass or in church, even when it is removed just
before Communion. The Church requires us to fast for one hour before receiving Communion (Catechism of
the Catholic Church # 1387), and we are to refrain from eating before we receive Communion. Gum chewing shows a lack
of respect for the celebration of the Eucharist. WE DO NOT BRING COFFEE, OTHER DRINKS, & FOOD into church.
CLUSTER YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
Our Cluster Youth Ministry Office has a website.
Visit http://brooklynym.tripod.com
To contact The Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry Office
email [email protected] By phone call 718-2340614. In person visit The Libutti Center at 2001 Bay Ridge
Pkwy, next to St. Dominic’s Rectory.
OVERNIGHT- LOCK IN RETREAT- MARCH 6-7TH
Come join us from 7:30PM, until 9:30AM, no sleep, but lots of
activities, where faith and fun become one. Hosted at St. Simon
and Jude, space is limited to youth who are at least in 7th grade
through high school. Need a permission slip and there is a
$10.00 cost. Apply today!!!
EVERY TUESDAY- ST. FRANCES CABRINI YOUTH CENTER
(7-9PM- Bay 11th and 86th St/16th Ave) Join us for indoor and
outdoor fun, in a supervised, friendly environment with
structured activities and/or a chance to just hang out and play
football, pool, video games, and arts and crafts. Center will be
closed for February 17th. Snack and drinks provided, onetime
$5.00 registration fee is required.
BOWLING DAY, FEB 17TH AT REGINA PACIS BOWLING
ALLEY. Free to all dues paid Youth Center members, $5.00 for
all others, from 2:30-4:40PM. Special Clean up, February 18th
from 2:30-4:30PM, at the Youth center, get service hours, or just
help us, have fun and organize our game room.
FAITH FORMATION AT ST. DOMINIC’S EVERY OTHER
WEDNESDAY- (Bay Ridge Pkwy and 20th Ave in the Libutti
Center- 7-9PM)- Come to learn about your faith, meet others
and have some fun in discovering things about self, life and
God. Meeting next - February 18th and march 4th
YOUTH DRAMA GROUP-THE PASSION PLAYERS- 7-9PM
AT ST. FINBAR’S- Every Other Monday- (Bay 20th and Bath
Ave.) This drama group learns skills and performs mainly short
plays throughout the year; new members are always
welcome and needed. Meeting Next- February 9th and 23rd.
CAFÉ SOUL- An opportunity to either perform or watch other
young people share their interests and gifts in the field of music
and the arts! Do you play an instrument, sing, dance, write or
recite poetry, like to act, debate, need public practice time for
forensics, tell jokes, juggle, then come to Café Soul and join your
peers, and have some good entertainment. We have a mixing
board, mics and speakers; you just bring yourself and your
equipment, and plug in! The next Café Soul s are scheduled for
March 13th,May 1st, St. Simon and Jude hosts this event (Avenue
T and Van Sicklen)
SOS/ SERVICE SATURDAYS- We can help to connect you
individually to service programs such as helping out an elderly
person in our community, to assisting at our Saturday Youth
program which makes you a counselor in a three hour program for
younger kids. Next scheduled Service days March 7th,March 21,
April 11, May 2nd.
ST. A’S YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
FROM OUR YOUTH MINISTER JOE BANKER
ARE THE KIDS DONE WITH THEIR HOMEWORK?
DO YOU WANT TO GET THEM AWAY
FROM THE T.V. AND OUT OF THE HOUSE?
Then why not join us in the St. A’s Gym?
Every Wednesday St. A’s will be hosting a Youth Night
for all 6th-9th graders of the parish.
Please join us from 7:00PM-8:30PM for an evening of
sports and other activities.
Pizza and soda to be served.
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Riflessione del mese di febbraio
IL DONO DI NOZZE DA PARTE DI DIO
"La creatura che hai al fianco è mia. Io l'ho creata .
Io le ho voluto bene da sempre, prima di te e più di te.
Per lei non ho esitato a dare la mia vita. Te la affido.
La prendi dalle mie mani e ne diventi responsabile.
Quando l'hai incontrata l'hai trovata amabile e bella.
Sono le mie mani che hanno plasmato la sua bellezza,
è il mio cuore che ha messo in lei tenerezza ed amore,
è la mia sapienza che ha formato la sua sensibilità ,
la sua intelligenza e tutte le qualità che hai trovato in lei.
Ma non puoi limitarti a godere del suo fascino.
Devi impegnarti a rispondere ai suoi bisogni, ai suoi
desideri .
Ha bisogno di serenità e di gioia, di affetto e di tenerezza,
di piacere e di divertimento, di accoglienza e di dialogo,
di rapporti umani, di soddisfazione nel lavoro, e di tante
altre cose.
Ma ricorda che ha bisogno soprattutto di Me.
Sono Io, e non tu, il principio, il fine, il destino di tutta la
sua vita.
Aiutala ad incontrarmi nella preghiera , nella Parola ,
nel perdono, nella speranza . Abbi fiducia in Me.
La ameremo insieme. Io la amo da sempre.
Tu hai cominciato ad amarla da qualche anno,
da quando vi siete innamorati .
Sono Io che ho messo nel tuo cuore l'amore per lei.
Era il modo più bello per dirti "Ecco te l'affido
Gioisci della sua bellezza e delle sue qualità"
Con le parole "Prometto di esserti fedele, di amarti e
rispettarti per tutta la vita"
è come se mi rispondessi che sei felice di accoglierla
nella tua vita e di prenderti cura di lei.
Da quel momento siamo in due ad amarla.
Anzi Io ti rendo capace di amarla "da Dio",
regalandoti un supplemento di amore
che trasforma il tuo amore di creatura e lo rende simile al
mio. E' il mio dono di nozze: la grazia del sacramento del
matrimonio. Io sarò sempre con voi e farò di voi gli
strumenti del mio amore e della mia tenerezza:
continuerò ad amarvi attraverso i vostri gesti d'amore".
G.I.S.A - FESTA DI SAN GIUSEPPE – G.I.S.A (GRUPPO
ITALIANO SANT’ATANASIO) HA ORGANIZZATO UN
DINNER-DANCE IN ONORE DI SAN GIUSEPPE, SANTO
PATRONO DELLA G.I.S.A. SABATO, 21 MARZO 2009
ALLE 7:30 P.M. NELL’AUDITORIUM DELLA NOSTRA
SCUOLA. Ci sara’ cibo caldo e bevanda su ogni tavola. Il
prezzo del biglietto e’ di $50 a persona. La serata sara’
allietata dal complesso di Nino e Angelo Ingrati. I biglietti
si possono acquistare prima e dopo la Messa Italiana.
Freddie Felleti 718-614-9683, Maria Perniciaro (718 3514764), Maria Porcu’ (718) 627-0387.
VENDITA DI LIBRI a Sant’ Atanasio per questo weekend
del 14 e 15 febbraio con la Society of St. Paul – questa
vendita puo’ aiutarvi a leggere libri religiosi durante la
Quaresima – I Padri Paolini saranno nella nostra chiesa
superiore per vendere libri in Inglese, Italiano e Spagnolo.
Per vedere un’elenco completo dei loro libri visitate il sito
http://www.albahouse.org/books.htm.
TEATRO SULLA PASSIONE DI CRISTO – martedi’, 24
marzo, 2009 gita in Pennsylvania al teatro SIGHT &
SOUND THEATRES. Avremo la possiblita’ di assistere ad
uno spettacolo teatrale sulla passione di Cristo dal titolo
BEHOLD THE LAMB. Il costo di $115 include lo
spettacolo, pranzo e transporto. Per pronatarvi telefonare
al Diacono Dante al 917.602.3793.
L’ULTIMA CENA DI NOSTRO SIGNORE sabato, 4 aprile,
organizzata dal Diacono Dante, nella sala riunione della
nostra scuola per ricordare l’ultima cena di Gesu’ con gli
apostoli. Seguiranno informazioni dettagliate.
DATA DA RICORDARE - Come ogni anno si svolgera’ il
14 marzo la giornata annuale di preghiera per tutti i laici
Italiani. Padre Steven Aguggia vi invita tutti a partecipare.
Quest’anno la giornata di preghiera si terra’ a Christ The
King High School a Fllushing. Seguiranno informazioni
dettagliate. Diacono Dante 917- 602-3793
ARTICOLI RELIGIOSI – se vi occorrono regali per la prima
Comunione o Cresima, dal 31 gennaio, prima e dopo le
Messe, Monsignor Cassato mettera’ a vostra disposizione
una vendita di articoli religiosi. Siete pregati di servirvi di
questo servizio che sara’ offerto fino alla prossima Pasqua.
Monsignore ha bisogno del vostro aiuto per la vendita di
questi articoli. Se siete disponibili ad iutare per cortesia
telefonare al Diacono Dante al 917.602.3793.
MERCOLEDI’ DELLE CENERI – vi ricordiamo che
mercoledi, 25 febbraio sono le ceneri. Non dimenticate di
attendere ad una delle tante Messe che si terranno nella
nostra chiesa con la distribuzione delle ceneri.
VIA CRUCIS - A partire da venerdi’, 27 febbraio si inizia la
via crucis. Come ogni anno ogni venerdi’ sera ci riuniremo
tutti nella chiesa superiore per la Via della Croce che
terminera’ venerdi’ Santo con l’annuale processione.
Unitevi a noi numerosi ogni venerdi’.
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ST. ATHANASIUS CHURCH
February 15, 2009
Parroquia de San Atanasio
Boletin Parroquial Hispano
Misa en Español cada Domingo en la Iglesia de Arriba a la 1 de la tarde.
SAINT ATHANASIUS
Presents
NIGHT AT THE RACES
Saturday March 7th 2009
St. Athanasius Auditorium 6120 Bay Parkway
Doors open at 6:30pm, Post Time 7:00pm
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 from 9am 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 Number:
____________________________________________________________
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:
____________________________________________________________________________________
For Tickets or additional Information, please contact: Bob Sarno at 718-667-4555,
Rocco Imbriale at 718-331-9159 or Frank Papia at 718-338-3699.
Or, use the form below and drop it off in the rectory with a check to reserve your tickets:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CARNIVALE TICKETS
Name__________________________ Address__________________________________
Telephone _______________
Quantity of Tickets: Adults ……………………………… _____ x $40.00 = $_________
Children (under 12 years old) …...... _____ x FREE
Children over 12 …………………. _____ x $40.00= $ ________
Total ………………………………………………… $ ________
Please make checks payable to St. Athanasius Holy Name Society and drop off or mail
to:
St. Athanasius Church
Holy Name Society
2154 61 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204
SAINT ATHANASIUS
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL PROGRAM
Celebrating our 49th Season!
Boys & Girls
Ages 4-16
LEAGUE COMMITMENT:
The St.Athanasius Youth Baseball League
is committed to providing each player with:
• Quality instruction and coaching
• Games played on our own Private Field
• A fun baseball experience at an affordable price
Parents: Volunteers
needed! Managers,
Coaches, Umpires.
Get involved and
have fun!
Register Now!!!
Sponsors are
welcome!
St. Athanasius Gym
(6120 Bay Parkway)
Advertising Signage
is also Available at
our Field
Saturdays: 2/21 2/28 3/7
9:30am-1pm
For More Information:
Mike Garthaffner (917-488-4041)
Joe Orlando
(646-210-2919)
Bill Finn
(718-236-6680)
Bob McKenna (718-207-9189)
Or
www.saintasports.org
MARTEDÌ, 24 MARZO 2009
Gesu’ Cristo una volta cammino’ la terra come uomo.
Ritorna nel passato mentre la sua miracolosa storia rinasce.
SPETTACOLO SULLA PASSIONE DI CRISTO in Pennsylvania
al teatro SIGHT & SOUND THEATRES dal titolo
BEHOLD THE LAMB.
Il costo di $115 include lo spettacolo, pranzo e transporto.
Autobus da Sant’Atanasio - 9:30 AM
TUESDAY, MARCH 24 2009
The story of twelve simple men
called from all walks of life to forsake everything for one extraordinary man.
Make your Easter season special with a day to
SIGHT & SOUND THEATRES to see Behold the Lamb .
$115 per person includes transportation, show,
and lunch at Good and Plenty (family style)
Bus from St. Athanasius Church. 9:30 AM
For information call Deacon Dante 917 – 602 - 3793
Per informazioni telefonare al
Diacono Dante 917-602-3793
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