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December 21, 2014 - St. Athanasius Church

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PARISH STAFF
December
21, 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
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Sunday, December 21st:
8:30
Vincent Azzarelli
10:00 Rosary Society
10:00 Spanish Mass - Lower Church
11:30 PURG. SOCIETY –Anna & Santo Ammirable
11:30 ITAL. - Tommaso Gioeli
1:00
Spanish Mass - Upper Church
6:00
Salvatore Lentini
Monday, December 22:
7:00
Ralph Liberti
9:00
Pietro Ferrantelli
Tuesday, December 23:
7:00
Special Intention
9:00
Antoinetta Comes & Lasalandra Family
Wednesday, December 24:
9:00
Joseph, Laura and Carolyn D’Antonio
4:00
Family Mass UC
Andrew & Marie Harkness
7:30
Spanish Mass UC
12:00 Lorenzo Sorice (Eng/Ital) UC
Thursday, December 25: Holy Day of Obligation
8:30
Raymond Aumente
10:00 Arthur Cappadona & Concetta Ferrante
11:30 Arthur Vignapiano and
Garbato & Vignapiano Families
Friday, December 26:
7:00
No Mass
9:00
Nunziato Davi
Saturday, December 27:
9:00
Christmas Novena
9:45
Nicola D’Aniello - Memorial Mass
10:30 Betty DeMarco, Memorial Mass
5:30
John & Angelina Vonelli, Joseph & Isabella
LaFortezza and Antoinetta Montanino
7:30
Spanish Mass - Lower Church
Sunday, December 28:
8:30
Joseph, Laura & Carolyn D’Antonio
10:00 Lydia Feaster
10:00 Spanish Mass - Lower Church
11:30 PURG. SOCIETY - Philip Accarito
Baby’s First Christmas
11:30 ITAL.– Giulia, Angelo and Giuliano Pesce
1:00
Spanish Mass - Upper Church
6:00
Isabella & Francesco Gaudioso
December 21, 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 Michael Damiano requested by Eleanor Damiano & In Loving Memory of
Centorrino Family requested by Ann Centorrino
ALTAR WINE: In Loving Memory of Antonio & Concetta Sigona requested by Sigona Family
CANDLES: In Loving Memory of Ralph Liberti requested by daughter, Marie
SANCTUARY LAMP: In Loving Memory Joseph De
Stefano requested by Your Loving Family
SANCTUARY LAMP: In Loving Memory of John &
Angelina Vonelli, Joseph & Isabella La Fortezza, Antoinette Montanino requested by Joan Vonelli and
Grace & Frank Zaffiro
KNIGHTS-OF-COLUMBUS ROSE: In Loving Memory
of John, Carmella, Anthony, John Buoncore requested
by Family
Our Call to Christian Stewardship
Dec 14, 2014 - Not available
Dec 15, 2013 - $10,381.00
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.
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December 21, 2014
Blessing of Baby Jesus Statues
The weekend of December 20-21, we invite you to bring to church the statues of
Baby Jesus which will adorn your home Nativity Scenes.
We will bless the statues at every Mass
Each home should have a Nativity Scene - no matter how small - to remind everyone what we are
really celebrating at Christmas. May all our indoor and outdoor decorations remind everyone that
Christ is the light of the world and His birth brings new light to the lives of everyone.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2014 - 2015
CHRISTMAS EVE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
Family Mass with Children’s Christmas Pageant at 4:00 p.m. in Upper Church
Spanish Mass at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Church
MIDNIGHT MASS 2014
Christmas Carols in English with the Choir at 11:30 p.m. in Upper Church
Mass in English begins at 12:00 a.m. Midnight in Upper Church
CHRISTMAS DAY, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2014
Masses 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
No 11:30 a.m. Italian Mass today
The 11:30 a.m. Mass in the Upper Church is in English & Italian
No 6 p.m. Mass today
All Masses include Christmas Carols with Organ & Cantor
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
Babies First Christmas at 11:30 a. m. Mass
The Live Animals of the Nativity will be in the Parish Parking Lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NEW YEAR’S DAY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of Jesus
Masses in the Upper Church at 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
The 11:30 a.m. Mass in the Upper Church is in English & Italian
Mass in Spanish at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
No 6 p.m. Mass today
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Advent Candle Memorials
From the Principal’s Desk…..
Once again St. Athanasius School would like
to acknowledge Mr. Michael DeMola for his
continued generosity. The DeMola Scholarship in memory of his wife, Mary Tuohy, provides financial assistance to four students so
that they can continue to attend our school.
Thank you, Mr. DeMola.
Light Your House
Use some kind of decoration to lighten
the life of Christ in this world.
December 21, 2014
In Loving Memory of
Joseph & Theresa Romersa
requested by Sons, Michael & Paul
In Loving Memory of
Vita Gallese
requested by Michael & Paul Romersa
In Thanksgiving
requested by Anthony and Ann Conguista
In Loving Memory of
Ercolano & Gentile Families
requested by Anthony & Margaret Ercolano
In Loving Memory of Eugene Vecchio
requested by His brother Richard
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014
sponsored by G.I.S.A.
Gruppo Italiano Sant’Atanasio at 4:40 pm in
Parish Hall. Join us for an afternoon of fun with
music from DJ and singer Antonio Guarna. Coffee, panettone and champagne will be served.
Special visit from Santa.
Free admission.
Freddy Felleti, President - 718- 614 – 9683.
THE NATIVITY IN THE LOWER CHURCH IS
OPEN...and the tradition goes on!
Come to the Lower Church to see the “Presepe”
that Tony Vigilate created and took care of for
over forty years. This majestic art work has received major media attention including an article
in the
New York Times and it was nominated the best
Presepe in our city.
We are all proud of this treasure.
The following Memorials for Jan./Mar. 2015 are available:
Host
Wine
Candles
Sanctuary Lamps
Rose
Feb. 1 Jan.
Mar.
25,
1, 15, Feb
22,29
8
Mar.
1, 22
Jan. 4,
18, 25
Feb. 8,
15
Mar. 1,
15, 22,
Jan. 4(2), 18
Feb. 1(2), 8, 15
Mar. 1, 15, 22,
Jan. 18, 25
Feb. 1, 8,
15, 22
Mar. 1, 15,
22, 29
In Loving Memory of
Angelina & John Vonelli
requested by Joan Vonelli
and
Grace & Frank Zaffiro
In Loving Memory of
Joseph Di Mari
requested by His Wife & Children
In Loving Memory of
Ermenegildo & Joseph Franco
requested by Wife, Mother, Betty, daughter,
sister, Lucille
The following Masses for Jan. - Mar. 2015 are available:
Time
Date
7:00am
Jan. 26 / Feb. 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17,
18(Ash Wed.), 19, 27 / Mar. 4, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24,
25, 26, 27, 30, 31
9:00am
———
8:30am
Jan. 25 / Feb. 1 / Mar. 1
6:00pm
Feb. 1, 8 / Mar. 8 15, 29
2015 Mass Book
Mass Intentions will be taken in the rectory.
Monday-Friday after 4:30pm
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December 21, 2014
Saint Athanasius School - Honor Roll Grades 1-8
First Trimester - 2014-2015 School Year
First Grade - Ms. Cioffi
First Honors
Nicholas Cabrera, Sydnee Fleurival, Marybelle Hatchity, Sehrish Kumandan, Delilah Lucarelli, Jezebel Minchala,
Emily Oliva
Second Honors
Ashlee Hurtado, Joshua Racine, Marquis Toro
Second Grade – Ms. Turzilli
Principal’s List
Joseph Bullara, Michael DeFronzo, Christopher Firingos, Antonella Garuccio, Alyssa Landano, Grace Lanier,
Gianna Riggio
First Honors
Camryn Lastres, Nadira Lorenzo, Steven Luo, Marco Panariello
Second Honors
Jacqueline Atariguana, Jerry Chen, Julianna Colella, Lucero Corona, Thomas Giardina, Grace Joasil, Alessia
Manfredi, Lizbeth Martinez, Andrew Mongelli, Antonio Nasso, Efren Perez, Adel Sultan, John Paul Verna,
Agnieszka Wysocka
Third Grade – Ms. Gisonda
Second Honors
Bonnie Chen, Jay-D Delvois, Chryssy Dossous, Sebastian Manfredonia-Pantaleo, Alessia Mollano, Victoria
Perez, Kaleb Vasquez, Nicholas Viviani
Fourth Grade – Ms. Mac Cormack
Principal’s List
Jessica Bullara
Second Honors
Victoria Bychkov, Annalisa Conte, Bryant Garcia-Martinez, Kayla Moreno, Ryan Oswald, Angelina Simonetti,
Philip Zheng
Fifth Grade – Mrs. Hayes
Principal’s List
Emma Arena, Andrew DeSanto
First Honors
Charlotte MacDougall, Brianna Mannino, Giancarlo Mollano, Juliana Oliva
Second Honors
Bryana Chery, Vivian D’Orazi, Marco Errico, Joseph Marchiano, Israel Minchala,
Robert Simonetti, RosaMaria Spata
Sixth Grade – Ms. Gugliara
Principal’s List
Gianna Taffa
First Honors
Claudia Cain, Nicholas DeMeo, Tianna Radomski, Kenrick Singh
Second Honors
Anthony DeStefano, Shanyna Joasil
Seventh Grade – Mrs. McLaughlin
Principal’s List
Michael Krawiec, Matteo Mollano, Brittney Negron
First Honors
Larry Moreno, Joseph Garuccio, Cristina Scuteri
Second Honors
Sophia Chen, Tyler DeStefano, Rebecca Ochoa, Anthony Orlando, Karina Singh
Eighth Grade – Mrs. Tribuzio
First Honors
Peter Fiordimondo, Nicolette Marchiano, Daniela Markovinovic, Vincent Orlando,
Lucille Spata
Second Honors
Kevin Alleva, Jethro Casie, Margarita Foti-Aaron, Liani Kane, Phoebe LaLane,
Melissa Monte, Michael Pelletiere, Daphne Yucel
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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. Alvaro Chavarriaga, Pastoral Associate
Mrs. Ann De Vito, Secretary
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Youth Ministry
Christmas Fundraiser and Nice Gifts
You looking to bring something to a family or friends house that you will visit around Christmas, or a
thank you to that teacher, boss, employee. Or looking for something different with cookies and other
goodies, then get ready to order through the Youth Ministry and help us fundraise for World Youth Day
and also help you with your Christmas shopping. We will have flyers in church and be selling after all
masses on Sunday, Dec 21st. You can preorder find out what we are selling at #BklynYM or contact
Kenny now by calling or texting 7184904469,or email [email protected]
Professional Hockey Outing:
All are welcome
Friday, January 9th, we have group tickets to see the New Jersey Devils play the New York Islanders at
the ROCK. Tickets are only $35 each and if you want take a school bus that will transport you to and
from Brooklyn to the game. No tolls and no traffic! What a great Christmas gift or fun with family or
friends. Tickets are limited so reserve now by calling or texting 7184904469,or email [email protected]
World Youth Day
Are you at least 16 years old now and older??? Preferably in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and love your faith?
Consider becoming a pilgrim now to journey to Poland in the summer of 2016 and join millions and
maybe meet the Pope??? For more information, to register please go to http://events.signup4.com/
WYDBrooklyn . You can also call Kenny for more information, or questions. Now is the time to begin to
plan and prepare for this once in a lifetime experience.
In your kindness please pray for the sick
AnnMarie Aspromonte,Fortunata & Michelangelo Attardo, Paul Bergstrom, Lucy Branccio, Christina Blumstein,
Nancy Cristinis, Mary Lynn D’Angelis, Dolores DeRienzo, Joan DeMeyer Christine Diaz, Bruce Dalton, Frank &
Lucy Foti, Paul R. Fortuna, Lena Gagliardi, Paul Kelleher, Maria Loffredo, Debra & Nancy Manno, Paul
Marchese, Crystal Mulvey, Elisa Nanlecz, Victoria Napolitano, Ida Russo, Jose Rendon,
Louise & Joseph Scavone, Rae Zito
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December 21, 2014
Bollettino Settimanale
Messa in Italiano ogni Domenica alle 11:30am (Chiesa di giu’)
Santo Natale Del Signore
“Oggi è nato per voi il Salvatore.” Luca 2, 1-14
Dal nostro DIACONO DANTE COLANDREA
Riflessione del mese di dicembre
NATALE, SI ACCENDE UNA GRANDE LUCE
"Ciascun credente è un Cristo iniziale e incompiuto." (Ermes Ronchi)
"Io non sono / ancora e mai / il Cristo / ma io sono
questa / infinita possibilità." (Davide M. Turoldo).
La nascita di Dio fatto carne è una provocazione, è una
sfida, è un invito, è un farsi vicino all'uomo, perché
finalmente il sogno dell'uomo si possa realizzare:
crescere smisuratamente, diventare come Dio!
Prima l'uomo non conosceva la strada: nella sua
illusione ne aveva tentate (e ancora tenta di
percorrerne) tante, per realizzare finalmente la grande
scalata al vertice supremo, alla felicità assicurata, alla
pienezza della autorealizzazione.
Con il Natale è Dio stesso a scendere sulla strada e a
suggerire il percorso. E ha indicato proprio quel
cammino che l'uomo aveva rifiutato e continua ad
escludere.
Perché l'uomo ha sempre pensato che la strada fosse
dal basso verso l'alto, dalla piccolezza alla grandezza,
dalla povertà alla ricchezza, dalla sottomissione alla
potenza, dal dover subire alla prepotenza, dall'oscurità
alla notorietà, dalla miseria al lusso, dal non contare alla
riconoscibilità e al prestigio, dall'essere inerme alla
violenza, dal dover subire all'oppressione, dalla
dipendenza all'autonomia, dallo schiacciamento alla
potenza, dal nascondimento forzato alla fama e
all'esibizionismo...
Ed ecco l'uomo proiettato verso le conquiste per evadere da quel le strettoie e da quei vicoletti in cui si è cacciato e dove è stato costretto a vivere. L'uomo si lancia
nella ricerca spasmodica di conti in banca, record
mondiali, oggetti che sono o si vogliono far diventare
status symbol, premi Oscar, premi Nobel, recensioni,
riconoscimenti negli articoli su riviste e giornali, citazioni
nelle riviste scientifiche, entrare e raggiungere record
mondiali, guinness dei primati,...
Finito il tempo delle illusioni, è tempo di guardare una
grotta, a Betlehem. Sognavamo di uscire dalla morsa
della massa, di passare dalla insignificanza
all'indispensabilità, dal tran tran alla grande festa, dalla
periferia alla metropoli.
La storia conosce una marea di illusioni e di delusioni.
Appena si pensa di aver raggiunto il traguardo, si fa
bruciante la consapevolezza di avere in mano un pugno
di mosche. Ed ecco l'uomo costretto alla fatica di Sisifo.
E si ricomincia individuando altre strade, costruendo
altri progetti, imbarcandosi in altre avventure,
afferrandosi ad altre illusioni.
E l'umanità ha pagato gli enormi e ripetuti errori. A
Natale sentiamo parlare di Gesù. A chi l'ha accettato
ha dato la possibilità di diventare figlio di Dio.Figlio di
Dio! Toh! Ma non volevamo la stessa cosa?
Ora sì che si apre uno spiraglio di cielo, e viene
illuminato un traguardo, e appare concretamente alla
nostra portata il sogno irraggiungibile...L'Eterno si è
immerso nel tempo,
l'Infinito si è chiuso nello spazio,
l'Onnisciente è diventato un bambino che apprende,il
Signore un suddito,il Creatore dei mondi un bisognoso
di cibo, di calore, di amore.
Accènditi, accogli, incamminati. Sii tu dono, regalo,
albero, luce, famiglia, festa, cibo.
“L’angolo della Sapienza” MANCANZA DI
APPRODI (Francis Bacon) Ci sono cattivi esploratori
che pensano che non ci siano terre dove approdare
solo perché non riescono a vedere altro che mare
attorno a sé.
OGGI, DOMENICA, 21 DICEMBRE 2014 - G.I.S.A.
Gruppo Italiano Sant’Atanasio - FESTA BABBO
NATALE – La riunione generale G.I.S.A. Gruppo
Italiano Sant’Atanasio si terra’ domenica 21 dicembre
alle 4:30 pomeridiane nell’auditorium della nostra
scuola. A questa riunione avremo la visita di Babbo
Natale. Come sempre la riunione si concludera’ con
caffe’, dolci, panettone e champagne. La serata sara’
allietata dal DJ e cantante Antonio Guarna. Sara’ un
piacevole pomeriggio. Entrata gratis. Freddy Felleti,
Presidente - 718- 614 – 9683.
AUGURI DI BUON NATALE - A tutti voi fedeli, possa
Dio che nella nascita di Cristo suo figlio ha congiunto
la terra al cielo, riempirvi della pace e nel suo amore.
Che la benedizione di Dio Padre Onnipotente discenda
su di voi e sulle vostre famiglie e rimanga con voi per
sempre. Buon Natale. Diacono Dante.
G.I.S.A. GRUPPO ITALIANO SANT’ATANSIO –
desidera estendere i migliori auguri di un buon Natale
a tutti della Parrocchia San Atanasio. Che il Bambino
Gesu’ porti soltando pace, salute e serenita’ in tutte le
noste case.
NATALE, TEMPO DI REGALI – Natale e’ il periodo
dell’anno piu’ bello per fare regali ai nostri cari. Vi
ricordiamo di essere generosi con il vostro regalo di
offerta alla parrocchia. Le vostre offerte sono molto
apprezzate. Monsignore vi ringrazia in anticipo.
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4O DOMINGO DE ADVIENTO
Hoy , San Lucas nos presenta aquella magnifica realidad creada por Dios
cuyo punto culminante es : “ Vas a concebir y dar a luz a un hijo y le
pondras por nombre Jesús” La navidad esta ya cerca , Maria nos abre la
puerta colaborando con la obra de Dios.
Cuando escucha sorprendida el anuncio del Angel, Maria vive momentos
dificiles , Siendo virgen Dios le propone ser la madre de su hijo, como no
lo entiende , el angel le aclara que la obra se realizara por la gracia del
Espiritu Santo, por que para Dios no hay nada imposible , luego ella responde “Hagase en mi segun tu palabra” es decir que se cumpla lo que
Dios habia dispuesto para ella y el mundo. En aquel momento la palabra se hizo hombre y
habitó entre nosotros. Es el acontecimiento mas sencillo , mas humano y a la vez el mas
grande en la historia del mundo entero. La forma sencilla como ocurrio todo y a la vez la gracia que poseia María , llena de gracia , humildad y disponible a la voluntad divina. Dios tenia
planes para ella como los tiene ahora para ti y todo el que quiera seguirlo , El solo espera la
cooperación libre de cada uno de nosotros para llevar a cabo estos planes. La respuesta de
María no es tan solo un sí al mensaje del angel, es ponerse totalmente en las manos de Dios
Padre, un abandonarse confiadamente a su providencia. Ahora que estamos cercanos al dia
de Navidad , la mejor manera de prepararnos es permanecer junto a María para esperar el
nacimiento del Salvador .Dispongamos esta semana nuestra alma a ese encuentro divino ,
que ese pesebre de Belen donde nacio nuestro Salvador sea la misma cuna que nuestro
Corazón tiene preparada para vivir el momento mas maravilloso del mundo con la llegada de
FELIZ NAVIDAD Y UN PROSPERO Y BENDECIDO AÑO 2015
LES DESEA EL PADRE GABRIEL J. TORO
AVISOS PARROQUIALES
AVISOS PARROQUIALES
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REGISTRACIONES ABIERTAS PARA LA  MISA DE NAVIDAD DICIEMBRE 24 8PM
CATEQUESIS DE NIÑOS , LA OFICINA
TEMPLO DE ABAJO
PARA REGISTRAR QUEDA LOCALIZADA
 MISA DE AÑO NUEVO DICIEMBRE 31
EN EL SOTANO DE LA ESCUELA ,
8PM TEMPLO DE ARRIBA .
ATENCION AL PUBLICO DE LUNES A
JUEVES DE 10 AM A 2PM , MAYORES
 VIERNES 26 DE DICIEMBRE COMPARINFORMES CON LA SEÑORA NICKY AL
TIR NAVIDEÑO EN EL TEMPLO DE
718-331-8811
ABAJO DE 7:30 A 10PM
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SABADO 31 DE ENERO Y 28 DE
FEBRERO , REGISTRARSE CON
TIEMPO EN LA RECTORIA.
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MISA SOLEMNE EN HONOR A LA
SAGRADA FAMILIA CON BENDICION
ESPECIAL DOMINGO 20 DE DICIEMBRE A LA 1PM TEMPLO DE ARRIBA.
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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.
The angel reassures Mary.
What reassurance does Christmas bring to you?
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 the group 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
December 21, 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
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..
Please pray for the Souls of all aborted babies
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.
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.
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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
December 21, 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, from 7:30 - 9:00
p.m. in the Nazareth Institute.
On Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. 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!
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