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Bulletin for April 27, 2014 - Sacred Hearts

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Page 1, Sunday, April 27, 2014
SACRED HEARTS & ST. STEPHEN R.C.CHURCH
WWW.SacredHearts-StStephen.com
Rectory: 108 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, N.Y 11231
718-596-7750 tel
718-260-9233 fax
REV. MSGR. GUY A. MASSIE
Pastor
REV. CLETUS FORSON
Parochial Vicar
SR. ROSALIND PICCIANO, CSJ
718-596-0880
Director of Religious Education
JOHN HEYER, II
Pastoral Associate
JAMES LAKE
Parish Organist
EVELYN TROESTER
Choir Director
ROSE MARIE FOGLIA
Administrator
ANDREW DI MANSO
Sacristan
MICHAEL J. ENG
DONALD J. GLOCKNER, JR.
Parish Trustees and Advisors
St. Stephen’s – Founded 1866
Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary
Founded 1882
MASSES ON SUNDAYS:
8:00 AM 10:00 AM & 11:45 AM
5:30 PM on Saturday
MASSES ON WEEKDAYS:
Monday 12:00 Noon
Tuesday thru Saturday 8:30 AM
CONFESSIONS:
Saturdays 4:45 P.M. as well as By Appointment.
For Holiday and Special Mass Schedules, please call
the Rectory and press extension number 4 for specific
details.
BAPTISMS:
Every third Sunday at 1:30 PM.
Please call a month before to make arrangements.
SICK CALLS:
Please call and arrange for the sacrament of anointing whenever anyone is seriously ill.
MARRIAGES:
Please call the rectory at least 6 months ahead for
an appointment with a Priest.
WELCOME:
Adults who are interested in learning more about
or joining the Catholic Faith please call the rectory. Adults who have not completed the sacraments of initiation (Eucharist and/or Confirmation)
please call the rectory.
ON LINE & CREDIT CARD GIVING: WWW.DONATIONPATH.COM
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
Monday thru Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday & Saturday from 9:00 AM to Noon
Office closed Sunday
No evening hours at the present time.
IF YOU WISH TO SEE A PRIEST, PLEASE TELEPHONE FOR AN APPOINTMENT
PLEASE REMEMBER SACRED HEART & ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH IN YOUR WILL.
Page 2, Sunday, April 27, 2014
DATES TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK
Monday
April 28th Mass at Noon
MON.
12:00
APRIL 28, 2014
Deceased Members of
The Tesoriero Family
BY: Susie & Richie
TUE.
8:30
APRIL 29, 2014
Ignazia, Vincenzo & Concetta Di Rosa
BY: M/M Francesco Di Rosa
WED.
8:30
APRIL 30, 2014Salvatore, Giuseppe, Domenico &
Bruno Furfaro
BY: Nieces
Tuesday
April 29th Mass at 8:30 AM
April 29th Staff Meeting
@ 4:00 PM Parish House
April 29th Finance Committee Mtg.
@ 7:00 PM Parish House
Wednesday
April 30th Mass at 8:30 AM
April 30th Choir Practice Children
@ 5:30 PM Church Choir Loft
April 30th Choir Practice Adults
@ 6:45 PM Choir Loft
Thursday
May 1st Mass at 8:30 AM
May 1st Rosary Recited
@ 7:30 PM ChurchChapel
THURS. MAY 1, 2014
8:30 Wendler Family
BY: Daughter Theresa
FRI.
8:30
MAY 2, 2014
Caterina Deserio
BY: Her Sister Anna
SAT.
MAY 3, 2014
8:30 Sister Sheila A. Devlin, RSHM
5:30 PM Anthony Mazze
BY: Wife Paula, Children &
Grandchildren
SUN.
8:00
10:00
11:45
MAY 4, 2014
Elizabeth DeMeglio &
Giovanna Barrera
BY: Loving Family
Louise Balzano & Angelina Geritano
Happy Mother’s Day
All Our Love: Geritano Family
Loving Parents
Sebastiano & Gaetana Platania
BY: Loving Daughter Dora & Family
Friday
May 2nd Mass at 8:30 AM
Saturday
May 3rd Mass at 8:30 AM
May 3rd Confessions
@ 4:45 PM Church
May 3rd Vigil Mass
@5:30 PM Church
Sunday
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY
May 4th Mass at 8:00 AM
May 4th RCIA
@ 9:00 AM Parish House
May 4th CCD Classes
& Closing Ceremonies Cabrini Hall
May4th Mass at 10:00 AM
May 4th CCD Classes
@11:15 AM Cabrini Hall
May 4th Mass at 11:45 AM
Page 3, Sunday, April 27, 2014
Please remember in your prayers the
members of our parish and community
who are ill, hospitalized or in nursing home
care, most especially:
Jonelle Bernardo, Vicky Puglise,
Kevin Sheehan, Raj Sandu,
Michelle Laquercia Antionette DiBuglione,
Dolly Vergona,
Maria Abdo
Angelo Vergona Anna Ruggiero
Frances Forte
Carlo Ingravallo
Josephine Patti Maria Carmen Morial
Altar Bread and Wine
for the week of 4/27/14
has been donated
In Memory of
JOSEPHINE DIVOLA
BY: GRACE & JOE FINOCHIARO
MOTHER’S DAY BABY SHOWER
We are accepting baby shower gift donations
to be distributed by the Sisters of Life to
mothers who bravely choose life under
difficult circumstances. Suggested items are:
Diapers, wipes, blankets, outfits, onesies,
sleepers, hats, socks, booties and bottles. This
is not an all inclusive list. Your ideas are
welcome. All baby items MUST BE NEW!.
You may also donate maternity clothes and
gift cards. Please donate the gifts unwrapped
in bags or gift bags and leave them at the
Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the left
of the altar. Please donate by Mother’s Day,
May 11th. We thank you in advance for your
generosity and support of this event.
NIGHT OF RECOLLECTION
The Long Island Chapter Columbiettes Night
of Recollection will be held at Sacred Hearts
& St. Stephen’s on Thursday, May 8th
beginning at 6:30 PM. Msgr. Massie will be
the host and all are welcome. The donation is
$25.00 made payable to Sacred Hearts. All
the food is being prepared and donated by
some of the members of Sacred Hearts & St.
Stephen Our Lady of Loreto Columbiettes
For reservations or more information, please
contact Michele Ruggiero-Sheehan at 718
852-0613. Kindly note the deadline for
reservations is Monday, April 28, 2014. This
is a truly reflective night with dinner, a talk by
Msgr. Massie which will conclude with Mass
in our beautiful Church. Please make every
effort to support this event where all proceeds
will be donated to Sacred Hearts & St.
Stephen Church.
OOPS
Mia culpa!
A flower memorial was
inadvertently omitted from the Memorial
Booklet due to a clerical error.
This
memorial was donated in Memory of
Lorianne Sgro Zodda requested by RoseMary
Polito and Family.
Dear Parish Family:
ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN! ALLELUIA!
Today is the second Sunday of Easter. Today is also called Divine Mercy Sunday.
Today we conclude the octave or the eight days of Easter and we begin the Easter
Season. Easter is too big to contain to a day, a week or even a season. It is the
foundation of our faith. Therefore, every Sunday throughout the year, is an Easter celebration. We
gather for Mass on Sunday because of Easter. Divine Mercy Sunday reminds us that forgiveness is
possible in the community (Church) because of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ.
St. Thomas the Apostle is an important person in today’s Gospel. While the Gospel mentions the
wounds of Christ, it is really Thomas who is wounded. Needless to say, the message of the resurrection
is difficult for many to accept. Thomas gives voice to many who doubted this great event of our
salvation. His encounter with the Risen Christ changes him not unlike St. Paul whose encounter with
the Risen Lord changed him. The twelve upon encountering Christ are changed. The people who
doubted believe, those who persecuted the Christians begin to proclaim the Gospel, and simple
fishermen evangelize the world. They all boldly announce the Resurrection to a world that at first
thought these disciples had gone mad. The early community of Christians read about in the Acts of the
Apostles, lived in harmony. Their very lives announce the Good News of the Resurrection.
In the Gospel we find the community of Apostles rejoicing except for one member, Thomas, separated
himself from the communty at a time when he was most hurt, most vulnerable and most angry. While
Thomas claims that he wishes to see the wounds of Christ as a condition for him to believe, the reality is
that it is Thomas who is wounded and it is Christ who touches his wounds and heals him. Thomas is a
good example for many of us. He is also a good example of wounds found even in our community.
Many of us like Thomas sometimes are hurt by someone in the community. Some may feel put off by
the pirest or the sister of the clergy, some may feel alienated from the Church at large or from the
parish. When this happens, some stay away from the Mass. In the long run, they are separating
themselves for the strength they need which is found in the Eucharist. They are separating themselves
from the people who in themselves can be uplifting. Thus their conditions at least emotionally or
psychologically become worse. It is the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the Scripture and in the
people which can heal, which gives us the strength to face the issues at hand and help us to move on.
If you or someone you know is keeping him or herself from coming to Mass due to hurt, a poor
experience with a priest or religious or on issues facing the Church at large, encourage them to seek first
the Lord in the sacrament of reconciliation and eucharist and then they will find him in the
Community. Once found in the community, we can begin the conversation.
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Alleluia!
Rev. Msgr. Guy A. Massie
Page 5, Sunday, April 27, 2014
Cari Parrocchiani
Alleluia! Cristo e` Risorto! Alleluia!
Oggi e` la seconda domenica di Pasqua, Questa domenica e` intesa come la domenica Della
Divina Misericordia. Oggi completiamo l’ottava del Periodo Pasquale e cominiciamo il periodo
Pasquale. La Pasqua e` un avvenimento tanto grande da non poter essere racchiuso in un solo
giorno, in una settimana o anche un periodo. La Pasqua e` il fondamento della nostra fede, ci
riuniamo la domenica in chiesa in conseguenza della Pasqua. La Domenica della Divina
Misericordia ci ricorda che il perdono e` possibbile nella comunita` della chiesa per la
Passione, Morte e Resurrezione di Crisro.
Il personaggio principale del Vangelo di oggi e`l’Apostolo Tommaso, mentre il Vangelo ci
descrive le ferite di Cristo, chi e` veramente ferito e` Tommaso. Inutile dire che il messaggio
della Resurrezione e` difficilmente accettato da tutti. Tommaso e` il portavoce di tutti coloro
che dubbitano di questo grande evento della nostra salvazione. Il suo incontro con Cristo lo
cambio` profondamente cosi come cambio` Paolo l’incontro con Cristo Risorto.Tutti I dodici
furono trasformati nell’incontro con Crito Risorto., tutto coloro che avevano dubbi
credettero,chi perseguito` i Cristiani cominciarono proclamare il Vangelo, e semplici pescatori
evangelizzarono il mondo. Tutti quanti audacemnte annunziarono la Resurrezione al mondo,
anche se furono considerati dei pazzi. La Comunita` Cristiana fin dall’inizio leggevano gli atti
degli Apstoli e vivevano in armonia.
Nel Vangelo leggiamo che la comunita` degli Apostoli vivevano in gioiosa armonia
eccetto Tommaso, il quale si allontanava dalla comunita` proprio quando era maggiormente
debbole, ferito e dubbioso. Tommaso asserisce di voler vedere e toccare le ferite di Cristo
affinche possa credere, in verita e` proprio Lui che e` ferito ed e` Cristo che tocca le sue ferite
e lo guarisce. Tommaso e` il perfetto esempio per tutti noi, e per tutte le ferite che riscontriamo
anche nella nostra comunita`. Certe volte alcuni di noi come Tommaso siamo feriti da qualcuno
della comunita`ecclesiatica e si allontanano dal clero o dalla parrocchia, e ci allontananiamo dal
Sacramento Eucaristico, e dalle persone che possono dar un sopporto morale e spirituale. Le
nostre condizioni non migliorano,perche e` semplicamente la presenza di Cristo nell’Eucaristia,
le scritture e il supporto di gente amorevole che ci puo` aiutare a guarire, dar forza ad affrontare
le circostanze della vita.
Se qualcuno di voi o qualcuno che conoscete si e` allontanato dalla chiesa e dal partecipa alla
celebrazione Eucaristica a causa di una cattiva esperienza con preti, religiosi o ha difficolta ad
accettare alcuni problemi che la chiesa di oggi deve far fronte, incoraggiateli alla ricerca del
Signore nel Sacramento della Riconciliazione e dell’Eucarestia , dopo di che sicuramento Lo
troveranno nella comunita`. Quando Lo incontreranno nella comunita` e` possibbile
cominciare un dialogo di guariggione. Alleluia! Cristo e` Risorto! Alleluia!
Rev. Msgr. Guy A. Massie
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