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PHONE: 631-281-5743
Roman Catholic
Shrine Church of
St. Jude
[email protected]
FAX: 631-395-5786
“To the Greater Glory of God and the Salvation of Souls.”
Celebration of
the Eucharist
Saturday Evenings
Vigil Mass
Spanish Mass
English & Italian
Children’s Choir
Adult Choir
Youth Mass
Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday
Holy days
as announced.
First Sunday of Lent- February 22nd 2015
Rev. Gregory Yacyshyn Thomas Gillen
Kenneth Geoghan
In Residence
Mark Herrmann
Msgr. John Heinlein
Joseph Simeone
John Gagliardi
Senior Priest
Rev. James Leone
Parish Office
Monday, Tuesday,
Closed Holidays
Useful Numbers
Parish Outreach
Queen of Apostles
St. Vincent Depaul
Sacrament of
Anointing of
the Sick
Sacrament of
Couples wishing to be
married should contact
Available in danger of
death or whenever there the rectory at least one
year in advance to meet
is a personal need, call
with one of the priests
the rectory for an
to make wedding
Pre-Cana is required for
of Penance/
all couples.
Sacrament of
Celebrated most 1st and
3rd Sundays throughout
the year. Please contact
Also by appointment the rectory to set up
an appointment with a
Parish Outreach
member of the staff to
arrange for the
Baptismal preparation
Closed Fri., SAT.,
SUN., And Holidays and then to arrange for
a Baptism date.
Miraculous Medal
Mondays after the
9:00am Mass
St. Jude Novena
Thursdays after the
9:00am Mass
Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament
Benediction at 1:00pm
First Friday
Benediction at 9:00pm
The Holy Rosary
Monday through Friday at
8:30am; Saturday at
Masses for the Week
Saturday, February 21 2015
Andrew J. LaBella Jr. †
Parishioners of St. Jude
Sunday, february 22, 2015
Antonino Franzino †
Jennie Paroulo †
Anna Cepeda †
Steve Scafordi †
MONDAY, february 23, 2015
Dominic Monaco †
Tuesday, february 24, 2015
John J. Green †
Wednesday, february 25, 2015
9:00am Teresa Gruosso †
12 Noon (Guild) Poor Souls in Purgatory
Thursday, february 26, 2015
Bartholomew A. Gannon †
Friday, february 27, 2015
Frank & Tillie Schurr †
Saturday, february 28, 2015
8:30am Mary Graziano †
5:00pm Vincent Joe Castillo †
7:30pm Edward Sharkey †
Sunday, March 1, 2015
8:00am Parishioners of St. Jude
9:30am Jennie Paroulo †
11:30am Daniel Fiorentine †
5:00pm Intentions of Rev. Gregory Yacyshyn
† Denotes Mass is for deceased
For the Sick:
Benjamin Archer, Joseph & Cindy
Balzer, Christina Bobas, Francis X. Butler, Joann
Dillman, Alexandra Ditman, Robert & Robby
DiFrancesco, Michael Drury, Elaine Fino,
Joseph & Stephanie Frigano, Edward Fusco,
Anne Giordano, Marybeth Hoffman, Lawrence
Katz, Marilyn Lyden, Carmela MacDonald,
Ronald Nappe, Kathleen Papile, Jessica & Joan
Passaro, Robert Pickering Sr., Vurginia Purchia,
Justina Rodriguez, Elizabeth, Eugene, & Salvatore Russo, Baby Leaha Stefanov, Christopher
Stozzetto, Angelina Tangredi Richard Thomas,
Bobby Walsheaha Stefanov, Richard Thomas,
Bobby Walsh
For the Deceased: Kathleen Papile, John Peter
For the Military: John Abel, Nicholas Acierno,
Matt Corica, Michael Cuervo, Daniel Engo, Cody
Farrell, Kyle Christopher Gray, Patrick Gross, Jeffrey
Holmes, Chris Howell, Steven Kay, Richard Kruger,
T.J. Kurlowicz, Chris Manakides, Thomas Mannix,
John Maresca, Richard Mclaughlin, Anthony Ochoa
Jr., Katherine M. Onorato, Ramon Ortiz, Matthew
Parenti, Rich Pinckney, Kerri-Anne Pliego, Gerard
Posillico, John Redding, Jr., Eric Reilly, Vinnie Riveria, Steven Schloesser, Carl Seaman, Don Skelton,
Arlise A. Smith, Bobby Sosa, Anthony Thompson,
Timothy Weisner, Robert Weyer
Parish Lenten Mission
Important Lenten Information
LENTEN REGULATIONS: All Catholics who reached their fourteenth year
are bound to abstain entirely from meat on all Friday’s of Lent. All Catholics between the ages of eighteen and fifty-nine inclusive are also bound
to observe the law of fast on Good Friday. This means limiting oneself to
a single full meal and avoiding food in between meals. Two other light
meals, which together do not equal a full meal, may be eaten during the
MORNING LAUDS: As has been the custom here at St. Jude, we pray
Morning Prayer FROM THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS (The Prayer of the
Church) Monday through Friday at 8:15AM, followed by the Holy Rosary.
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS: The Way of the Cross each Friday
evening during Lent at 8PM. (Except March 20th Live at 7:30PM), Spanish
Stations will be on Tuesday at 7:30PM, Italian Stations will be on Wednesday at 5PM.
SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION/PENANCE: Lent is a special time of Grace
in the life of the Church. It is time when many people receive the Grace
to come back to the practice of the Faith. It is also a time of ongoing
conversion for each of us. Sacrament of Confession/Penance is available
each Saturday during Lent 12 noon-1PM and from 4PM-4:45PM and on
Wednesday from 2PM-2:45PM. We encourage you to make use of this
sacrament. The Confession schedule for Holy Week will be printed closer
to that week. Please mention this opportunity to family and friends who
may be looking for the opportunity to “come home”!
Lenten Fish Fry or Alternative Pasta Dish
‘Now available- an alternative ‘Pasta Dinner’ option every week.’
‘St. Jude Parish’ is hosting the Annual Lenten Fish Fry! Come feed your
body and your soul on Friday’s during Lent began February 20th and will
conclude March 27th, the week before Good Friday. There is plenty of
time for you to enjoy a meal then afterwards join us for the ‘Stations of the
Cross’ at 8PM in the church. There will be a special Live presentation on
Friday, March 20th, at 7:30PM in the church.
All Dinners include: roll, dessert, and soda (or bring a drink of your choice)
for just $8pp. The fish fry will be held in the parish center hall from
5-7:15PM (last serving).
Every Friday night we will offer our traditional Lenten fish fillet, French
fries, & coleslaw. The alternative is the ‘Pasta’ option listed below:
February 27th: Pasta with ala-vodka sauce and salad
March 6th: Pasta with broccoli, garlic and oil and salad
March 13th: Pasta with clam sauce and salad
Fish Fry Raffle:
39’ Sharp LED HD Television, raffle tickets will be sold at the fish fry,
ticket donation is 3 for $10 or 1 for $5. Drawing will be held the last night
on Friday, March 27th. Tickets can also be obtained at the Rectory beginning Feb. 17th.
(Ministry to the East-End Roman Catholic Youth)
We will be hosting Friday, March 6th another “Mercy Night” and the
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Supported by the Campus Ministry
Program of Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, “Mercy Night”
is open to ‘all’ high school-aged youth (grades 9-12) who wish to come
together in prayer, fellowship, the desire to make a difference and have
some fun while doing so. Following the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a truly special and impactful spiritual experience, “Mercy Night”
activities will explore the theme “Who Needs LENT anyway?”
“Mercy Night” will take place from 7 pm to 10 pm in the school
auditorium. For additional information and to RSVP, call 631.727.5900,
ext. 315.
You are invited to a Lenten mission here at St. Jude on March 3, 4, and 5th from 7:30 to 9:00p.m. The theme of the mission is Jesus
Christ-The Way, the Truth, and the Life, Living a Spiritual Life in a Secular World. This mission has been put together by a team of
St. Jude parishioners. The team has been working hard on this mission for months and has some great talks. There will be Confession available on all three nights before the mission starting at 6:30p.m. and on the first two nights after the mission. There will be
Exposition and Benediction on March 4th and the mission concludes with Mass on March 5th. All are invited to join us.
From the Pastor
February 22nd, 2015
First Sunday of Lent
ent 2015
The season of Lent has begun. Lent is the liturgical season marked by increased prayer, fasting
(acts of self-denial), and almsgiving (along with other works of mercy). It is the immediate preparation for
the celebration of our Lord’s glorious Resurrection.
Lent is an opportunity for us to reflect upon what we can do or perhaps do differently this year to
make this a more fruitful and joyful season. The main concept to grasp is that Lent is not primarily about
self-improvement, but rather about the turning over of our lives to God. Change or sacrifice can be joyful
when the goal of these actions shifts from the thought of a self-denial that is self-centered, to the idea of
spiritual renewal that comes from the giving of ourselves through, with, and in Christ. It is all about our
blessed Lord’s sacrifice and our neighbors’ eternal good.
During Lent we typically “give-up” things that we enjoy, such as: desserts/sweets, snacks, alcoholic
beverages, tobacco, etc. While this is a good start, our Lord calls us to “put out into the deep.” So whether
you have already decided upon any Lenten “give-ups” or not, here are a few concrete suggestions of from
what to fast and what to offer to the good God, and hopefully give up for good:
•Complaining/criticizing/making sharp comments/sarcasm
•Judging/quickly jumping to conclusions about others without all the facts
•Procrastinating and wasting precious time
•Being overly sensitive/self-centered
•Un-productive laziness
•Watching/reading/listening to/ dwelling upon impure/pornographic “trash” on the television,
computer, radio, print media, etc.
•Spending money (indulgently and wastefully); especially when on ourselves
•Eating/drinking much more than necessary
Some good practices we can add this Lent:
•Practicing the “Presence of God” throughout the day: pausing to realize that we are in His
Presence always and offering Him thanks
•Praying/meditating more regularly
•Praying the Rosary/Way of the Cross/Divine Mercy Chaplet
•Visiting our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament
•Praying for and seeking to see the presence of Christ in people we don’t like
•Attending Mass one or more days during the week
•Complimenting and thanking others more frequently
•Letting go of grudges and old hurts
•Talking less and…
•Listening more and being more patient with others
•Sharing good news and turning around conversations that have gone in a bad, gossipy,
uncharitable direction
•Limiting television/computer/texting time. This is a big addiction these days.
•Reading sacred Scripture; spiritual reading
•Donation of money to Parish Outreach, St. Vincent de Paul, or other charities
•Making visits to (sick) friends or relatives especially those that we have been putting off
•Doing household chores/cleaning/clearing snow without being asked or prompted
•Limiting our intake of food and drink
•In addition to Fridays, abstaining from meat on Wednesdays and/or other days
These are but a few suggestions. The possibilities are myriad. Whatever you do and/or give-up, try
to be realistic and not make goals you cannot reasonably hope to achieve. This will only bring sadness, as
total failure is assured. Even if you give-up or do only one thing this Lent, make it a joyful offering from
your heart to God for His greater glory, the conversion of sinners and the salvation of souls. That will be a
most acceptable and pleasing offering to Him.
Happy and Blessed Lent, Fr. Greg
Spiritual Care Companion
Would you like to learn to become a Spiritual Care Companion sharing your time and presence for those hospitalized,
living in nursing homes, homebound or adults with special needs?
Catholic Health Services of Long Island sponsors this free three-weekend training, for volunteers of all faiths, with basic
pastoral skills and information to become a caring, attentive, listening presence. Our training includes communication
skills, concerns of the sick and homebound, spiritual companioning, grief, death & dying, and how to care for the caregiver.
Information session: Saturday, February 28th from 1:30-3:30pm at the Catholic Health Services of Long Island office
245 Old Country Rd. Melville.
Please contact Carol at 465-6307 or Christine at 465-6306 if you would like to register for the upcoming training. The
training sessions are on Saturday, March 14th, 28th, and April 11th from 9:15-3:30pm. (bring bag lunch).
Lighthouse Catholic
Media Online Store
Bishop McDonnell Alumnae
Looking for Catholic CDs, DVDs, and
books not yet available in the
Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk?
Would you like to help support this
ministry and your parish with your purchases?
Please visit
This will give you access to the Lighthouse Catholic
Media online store where you can purchase books,
multi-CD sets, and DVDs, join one of the subscription clubs, or access the free Bible app. Any store
purchases and subscriptions made through this link
will be credited to St. Jude parish. Thank you!
On Saturday, April 25th the Alumnae Association will host its Annual Alumnae Reunion. The
reunion will celebrate the special anniversary
classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965,
& 1970. All 30s, 40s, and early 50s classes are
always welcome.
The reunion will take place at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Brooklyn. The cost for this event is $90pp.
which includes coffee, wine on arrival and a
buffet dinner. You can register or ask questions
by calling Rita Monaghan-Maloney at 718-8572700 ext. 2253 or [email protected]
Journey of the Cross and Crucifixion
Creative Ministries will be returning to St. Jude Church to perform,
this beautiful production on Wednesday, February 25th at 8PM in
the church.
This performance is a journey back through time. It is an opportunity
to walk with Christ and become one with Him and the people who
walked with Him. For many who have shared the journey it is almost
as if it were happening now for the first time.
Spread the word & bring a friend. It will be one of the most powerful
experiences you’ll have during this Lenten Season.
* A free will offering will be collected from those who wish to donate as you exit.
A New and Important Book- by
Msgr. Daniel Hamilton
‘Worldviews in Radical Conflict’ by Msgr.
Daniel S. Hamilton- “A priest and former
editor tangles with The Times Editorial Board
over its religion-related editorials.” More
than 300 letter-essays evaluating The Times’
religion-related editorials for the period
1961-2014. Will our society become secularist? Our reasoning must be clear and convincing. Paperback is $15. This book is available
at or at Amazon.
com/DB/0692352066. Msgr. Hamilton, a
Rockville Centre Diocesan priest, is a former
editor of The Long Catholic.
The 2015 Catholic Ministries’ Appeal (CMA) has begun here at St. Jude and throughout our Diocese of Rockville Centre. Our original goal for this year was $62,200. Due to the upcoming Capital Campaign to improve our parish building
and grounds, St. Jude Parish petitioned Bishop Murphy and the Pastors’ Advisory Committee (PAC) to consider a reduction in our goal. We are most grateful to Bishop Murphy and the PAC for granting us a one-year Capital Fund Adjustment. Therefore our 2015 goal is now 50% of the original amount, or $31,100. Any monies that we receive in excess of
70% of the original goal – anything over $43,540 – will be 100% returned to St. Jude.
So even though the goal has been reduced to encourage parishioners to contribute/pledge more generously to the
Capital Campaign, the more we can raise for the CMA will be money in the bank – literally – for our needs. In the last
few years, St. Jude has gone about 110% of our goal. For those who have previously supported the CMA, Thank-You for
your sacrifices and generosity in the past, and we ask all parishioners to prayerfully consider a gift or donation this year;
even if you have not done so in the past. Personally, I have pledged the same amount of support as last year, and will do
so over a 10 month payment period on my credit card. Thanks, again, for your consideration to support the 2015 CMA.
St. Vincent de Paul
Jesus does the natural thing: goes off alone to think things through and
confront the demons that would dissuade him from his mission. Then he
goes to Galilee to proclaim the Gospel of God. This defines in a nutshell
what Lent is all about: we, too, spend extra time by ourselves during Lent
so that we can come to the Easter celebration better able to proclaim the
gospel. The Manual of the Society states: Vincentians are called to holiness
by striving to conform ourselves to Jesus, doing God’s will, and devoting
ourselves to the service of God’s suffering and poor. “Join the Society of St.
Vincent de Paul!”
An Evening of Celtic Music
Benefit for St. Anthony’s High School Celtic Friars Pipe Band Featuring:
Celtic Friar Pipe Band, Empire Pipe Band, The Bob Morris Irish Band, Inishfree School of Irish Dance and Irish Sing-along Saturday, February 28th,
@ 7:00 PM, St. Anthony’s HS Auditorium $20 in Advance $25 at door. To
reserve tickets, please contact St. Anthony’s HS, 631-271-2020 located at
275 Wolf Hill Rd., South Huntington.
Youth Group
Becoming a leader starts with becoming a follower … of Christ
Come on down to YDisciple Youth nights each Friday from 7 – 8:30 pm in
the Parish Center. Youth in grades 7 and up are encouraged to attend any
and all sessions. All sessions include time for socialization, pizza and
Civil Service Exam-
Be a Suffolk Police Officer
Registration is now open- salary & benefits • starting salary $42,000 annually. • Top pay $111,506 annually. • Generous benefit package. • Special
opportunity for Spanish speaking applicants. The minimum age is 19 years
on the date of the written test; maximum age, 34 years. Applicants that
reach their 35th birthday on or before the test date are not eligible to take
the exam. Military candidates may have a period of active military duty, up
to six years, deducted from their age for purposes of determining whether
they meet the age requirement. Education, graduation from a standard
senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma
recognized by the New York State Department of Education, by the date of
appointment. (No college required) Written examination candidates who
attain a passing grade will have to pass the following qualifying tests and
evaluations: Medical, Personality Assessment, Polygraph, Extensive Background Check & Physical Fitness Screening. Citizenship candidate must
be a U. S. citizen at time of appointment. Requirements apply online now!
Last date for filing April 1, 2015, Exam date June 13, 2015 Application Fee:
$100.00. If you need assistance with applying online, call the Department
of Civil Service at 631-853-5500 for help.
Informational Seminar is scheduled as follows: The meeting starts promptly
at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 William Floyd Library 407
William Floyd Parkway, Shirley. For more information, please contact:
[email protected]
The William Floyd School District
Presents Common Core Literacy- A Parent University Workshop
For parents with William Floyd students in grades K-12!
Grades K-2 Parents this workshop will focus on the “Skills Strand” which
teaches the mechanics of reading. Grades 3-12 Parents this workshop will
focus on Strategies for Reading & Writing. Don’t forget to bring your Parent University Passports!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School at
7:00 pm.
Women’s Empowerment Breakfast Retreat
Heart & Hand’s Women’s Group invites you to “Supernatural Joy”. Dr. Carol
Razza Ed.D. is a licensed psychotherapist and the author of two books. She
has appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and she speaks at dozens of retreats, seminars, and conferences around the world each year where her Scripturebased message encourages joyous and playful Christian living. She will be
speaking on the transforming power of Christ’s joy.
The retreat is on Sunday, March 15th at The Birchwood, Riverhead from
9AM-12:30PM the cost is $25pp. Payment must be received by March 12th.
For more information, please call Bernadette at 399-1949 or email [email protected]
Mass Attendance
Jan.25 243
Feb.1 219
Feb.8 242
Feb.15 259
8am 9:30 11:30 5pm Total
189 296 515 201 1589
188 336 430 155 1438
163 278 620 151 1582
95 135 245 180 994
Weekly Collection
Feb. 15th
Scripture Readings
MONDAY , feb. 23, 2015
Lenten Weekday- Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt 25:3146
Tuesday, feb. 24, 2015
Lenten Weekday- Is 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday, feb. 25, 2015
Lenten Weekday- Jon 3:1-10/Lk 11:29-32
Thursday, feb. 26, 2015
Lenten Weekday-Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Mt
Friday, feb. 27, 2015
Lenten Weekday- Ez 18:21-28/Mt 5:20-26
Saturday, feb. 28, 2015
Lenten Weekday- Dt 26:16-19/Mt 5:43-48
Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015
Second Sunday of Lent: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13,
15-18/Rom 8:31b-34/Mk 9:2-10
Altar Bread and Wine
Have been donated:
In memory of John J.Green
Available dates:
April 20th, May 25th and June 22nd
Altar Flowers
Available dates:
March 15th June14,& 21st
Leanna Lynn Ciara Johnson
May God Bless her and her family
Applebee’s Flapjack
Fundraiser Breakfast
To Support James V. Kavanaugh
Columbiettes Council #5293
Cost is $10.00pp On February 28th,
2015 8:00am.- 10:00am. Join us at
Applebee’s 855 Montauk Hwy, Shirley. Meal Includes: Pancakes, Sausage,
Scramble Eggs and Beverage. For Tickets Call: Patti 772-8081
Are You a Fully Initiated Catholic?
The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation
and Eucharist If you have not received all of these three
sacraments, your initiation in our Catholic Faith is not
complete. To sponsor someone who is going to be
baptized or receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation,
you must have received all of these sacraments yourself.
Some of our parishioners may not have completed their
preparation for these sacraments when they were younger
– they may have only been baptized or been baptized and
received their First Communion.
As in past years, we are offering a course for those who
have been baptized and received first Communion as
Catholics but have not received the Sacrament of
Confirmation. This course begins Tuesday, April 7th at
7:00PM and will continue meeting once a week until May
19th. Materials fee is $20 per person.
If you are interested in completing your initiation in our
Catholic Faith, please fill out the form below and return
it in any of the collection baskets or at the rectory and
you will be contacted by phone or email. All of the classes
will be here at St. Jude in the parish center and run
approximately an hour and a half to two hours a week.
Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High
School-Open House
On Sunday, March 1, 2015,from 12pm-2pm, McGannMercy will open its doors to families of prospective
students for the 2015-2016 school year, grades 9-12,
giving them the opportunity to tour the school and learn
more about its academic, athletic and service programs
in an environment where “goodness becomes greatness
when faith comes first.” With STEM-centered engineering and environmental science curriculums, Advanced
Placement, Scholars and Remedial Programs, comprehensive athletic and extracurricular opportunities,
Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School provides
a robust learning experience intermingled with Catholic
values and is uniquely positioned as *THE* Catholic High
School on the East End.
For more information about the Open House or registration, please call the Admissions office at 631-727-5900,
ext. 335.
Faith Formation
the Faith Formation Office by Monday, February 23rd
(date extended due to weather closings) with a copy of
student’s Baptism Certificate (if not already submitted).
Any paperwork brought in after February 23rd, WILL
Classes resume on Monday, February 23rd.
Date & Church of Baptism
Sacrament you need to receive
x Confirmation Only
To take this course you must be at least 18 years of
age and out of high school. For further information or
any questions you may have, please contact the rectory
during regular office hours.
Bulletin Reflection
The waters of Baptism make us part of the new covenant
in Christ. The Bishops’ pastoral letter on stewardship
reminds us that “there is a fundamental obligation arising
from the sacrament of Baptism… that people place their
gifts, their resources- their selves- at God’s service in and
through the Church.”
Living Stewardship
We are grateful this week for all stewards in our parish whose giving-whether of alms, time or service-will
be an expression of gratitude for what the Father has
given them.
The Church in Need Collection
This weekend February 21st & 22nd a second collection will be taken for “The Church in Need.” The monies collected at this time will be shared among three areas of the world where there is particular need for help:
•Church in Central and Eastern Europe - the Collection provides support for basic pastoral programs and makes
scholarships available for students studying to serve their local church. These students become vital participants in
the renewal of the Church in the region.
•The Church in Latin America faces many difficult challenges. Natural disasters in many areas caused lasting damage to the Church, while a significant loss of parishioners to migration and to other faiths, the inability to support
itself financially, and a lack of priests and religious to help effectively minister to the large number of Catholics
continue to trouble the region.
•The Church in Africa – the funds will go to assisting African countries where poverty, sickness and political strife
prevent people from living in dignity.
Thank you for your generosity.
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