Welcome to the Parish of Saint John the Evangelist & Our Lady of

30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - October 25, 2015
Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil:
5:00 pm OLMC
6:30 pm (Bilingual) SJE
Welcome to the Parish of
Saint John the Evangelist
& Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Office Hours at SJE Rectory: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
148 Hamilton Avenue  White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 949-0439
Parish Email: sjesecretary@aol.com
OLMC: 92 South Lexington Avenue  White Plains, NY 10606
Parish Email: info@olmcwp.org
Father Thomas Kallumady, Pastor
Father Rubenus Cammayo, Parochial Vicar
Father Chellan Joseph, Chaplain - White Plains Hospital
~ Office Staff ~
Andrea Caridi, Cesar Ceballos, JoAnn Douglass
David Graf - Music Director
~ Parish Cemetery ~
Mount Calvary Cemetery - (914) 949-0671 - Mr. Daniel Murray
575 Hillside Avenue, White Plains, NY 10603
Saint John the Evangelist
Manuel Mendoza
Phone: 914-437-5144
Classes Sunday 9:15-10:45 am
followed by Family Mass at 11:00 am
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Andrew Morzello
Email: re.olmcwp@yahoo.com
Phone: 914-948-6834, press 2
Classes Sunday 10:00-11:30 am
Family Mass at 9:00 am
4:00 to 4:45 pm OLMC
5:30 to 6:15 pm SJE
11:30 to 12:00 pm OLMC
Anytime by appointment at SJE rectory
At least six months notice
3rd Sunday of the month
- after 9:00 am Mass OLMC
4th Sunday of the month
- 10:15 am (English) SJE, Mass to follow
- after 12:30 pm Mass (Spanish) SJE
Baptism instruction
(3rd Tuesday of the month)
is required for parents and godparents.
Parents should register in
advance to make arrangements.
We invite you to register with the
parish by filling out the envelopes
found in the church, or by calling
the rectory office at 914-949-0439
8:00 am SJE
9:00 am OLMC
11:00 am SJE
12:30 pm (Spanish) SJE
5:00 pm OLMC
Weekday Masses:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am SJE
12:10 pm OLMC
First Friday: 12:10 pm SJE
Saturday: 12:10 pm SJE
Holyday Vigil:
5:30 pm OLMC
6:30 pm (Bilingual) SJE
7:30 am, 6:30 pm SJE
12:10 pm, 5:30 pm OLMC
Mass for the Hearing Impaired:
4th Sunday of each month
at 2:00 pm OLMC
(not in July & Aug.)
Italian Mass:
Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday
& Christmas Day
at 10:30 am OLMC
Miraculous Medal Monday after 12:10 pm Mass OLMC
St. Anthony Mary Claret
& St. Anthony Padua Tuesday after 12:10 pm Mass OLMC
Five Wounds of Our Lord
& St. Gaspar Bertoni Friday after 12:10 pm Mass OLMC
First Friday - Mass 12:10 pm SJE
Adoration after Mass until 5:30 pm SJE
Mass 12:10 pm OLMC
Followed by Holy Hour OLMC
Our Lady of Fatima First Saturday after 12:10 pm Mass SJE
Pro-Life Rosary Saturday at 6:00 pm SJE
~ Pastor’s Column ~
Dear Parishioners,
It was a wonderful week so far. Monday I had the
joy of having a great gathering of our dedicated
group leaders, representing over30 groups that are
active in our parishes. What a blessing!! I could feel
the anticipation and excitement to revive our groups
and activities. I look forward working with you all.
All the groups will be listed soon on our website.
Tuesday I had six couples who came to attend the
Baptism preparation classes. This again means that
we have a wonderful young community. Over one
hundred CCD parents attend adult formation
program every Sunday at St. John's. Our CCD
programs at both parishes are going well. Social
outreach programs are also gaining momentum.
The Women Club had the first spaghetti dinner,
which was successful. Bingo at Mount Carmel is
doing very well and drawing great numbers.
Thanksgiving programs in both parishes are planned
in both the parishes. The tentative Christmas schedule is formulated. Please remember our beloved
ones in the month of November. Please join us for
the blessing of the graves at our parish cemetery on
All Souls' Day.
Having listened to some people, I am making
a few changes in the Mass schedule.:
Saturday English Mass will be at 5:30 pm,
preceded by Pro Life Rosary at Mount Carmel,
a tradition for the last 25 years can continue.
Spanish/Bilingual Mass will be at 7pm.
After a very hectic year of activities, I think that I
deserve a break. I will be visiting my family in
India during the month of November. Please pray
for me and my family, especially my great grand
niece, the new born, is still struggling to hang on
to her precious life. She has survived two major
surgeries of heart and lungs in her tender age of
ten weeks. Little Elsa is very courageous and she
opened her eyes and smiled at her mom and dad
who have spent sleepless hours the whole time
with her in the hospital. I thank you for all your
support and love for me and
the parishes.
Sincerely your humble servant,
Father Thomas
Church Support
Thank you very much for your continued
love & support for the parish. We are
especially grateful to those who “make up”
for their Sundays away from the parish.
Offering Collection 10-18-15
SJE $ 7,176
OLMC $ 3,737
World Mission Sunday 10-18-15
SJE $ 2,798
OLMC $ 870
Please Pray for the Sick of our Parish Clara Raspiller, Maria Puig, Nick Modugno,
Mariela Arias de Restrepo, Alvaro Zuñiga Ramos,
Isaura Rodriguez, Bernardo Salazar, Mary Brady.
BINGO - is held Monday nights at 7:20 pm in the
Church hall at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
All are welcome!
Mass Times - is a ministry to traveling Catholics.
To find a Roman Catholic Church and its Mass
schedule, visit www.masstimes.org.
Support Our Advertisers - we encourage you
to read over the back cover of our bulletin. The
advertisers deserve our consideration should we
be in need of their goods or services. Please
thank them for their support.
Share Your Blessings - Please remember us
with a bequest in your will. Saint John the
Evangelist and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
is our legacy to our children, our friends and our
loved ones. Your thoughtfulness will help insure
our future.
Sanctuary Lamp - the Sanctuary candle indicates
the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
Please call the rectory if you wish to reserve the
Sanctuary Lamp in memory of a loved one.
E-Giving - We encourage you also to make your
donations electronically. Those interested, may
contact the parish office.
RCIA - (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is
an initiation program that prepares individuals for
full sacramental initiation into the Catholic faith
(Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). If you are
interested in more information about this, please
contact Father Thomas Kallumady at 949-0439.
Monday, November 2nd
All Souls Day commemorates the faithful
departed. It is a time when we are reminded of the
people in our lives who have died. It is also a time
when we are reminded of our own impending
death and our subsequent union with God.
During the month of November, Mass is being
celebrated daily for our faithful departed. May they
rest in peace. Envelopes are available in the
pews to remember your loved ones.
All Souls Day Special Masses:
7:00 am & 8:00 am SJE
12:10 pm OLMC
followed by the blessings of graves at
Mount Calvary Cemetery. All are welcome.
7:00 pm SJE
Ballard-Durand Funeral home is hosting their 9th
Annual mass of Remembrance on Monday Nov.
2nd at 7:00 pm at SJE. During this Mass, we will
remember those who have died this year. To
include your loved one’s name in the Litany of the
Dead please contact Matthew at 949-0566 by
October 31st. Refreshments will be served in the
Parish Library immediately following the Mass.
Please join us.
New Parish Council - Those who are interested
to serve as members may write a letter of interest
by email or in writing asap to Father Thomas who
will interview and select a nice group of dedicated
men and women who can serve our community.
Youth Group - meeting on Sunday, October 25th
at 6:00 pm in the OLMC rectory hall. Fun
energetic group: trips, games, volunteer service
and spiritual fun! For ages 13-17 (8th-12th graders
only). Come join us! Only $5 registration fee.
Prayer Service begins 6:30 pm - OLMC Church
The service will include the Blessing of the
Bread, which will be distributed to all the
faithful to be used at their Thanksgiving meal.
After the Prayer Service, please join us in
the OLMC church hall for refreshments.
Pizza, beverages, desserts and coffee will be
available to purchase. Come & bring a friend!
There will be 2 raffles,
one for those in attendance
(Prizes include gift baskets, gift certificates to
local businesses and restaurants, etc.)
and one for those who cannot attend.
There will also be a children’s raffle. This will
be an enjoyable evening for the whole family.
New items are needed as Prizes.
Donations will be greatly appreciated.
*** If you are able to help us obtain certificates
and prizes from local businesses and stores,
please contact Andrea in the rectory. ***
Please RSVP if you will be attending
so we can plan accordingly. You can all the
rectory M-F 9am-5pm or fill out below and
place in collection basket.
Name: _______________________________
# of adults attending: _____
# of children attending: _____
Mount Calvary Cemetery Winter Coverings Mount Calvary Cemetery is offering grave
decorations for the Christmas season. If you wish
to order a winter covering for your plot, please call
the cemetery office at 949-0671 asap.
Stepinac Theatre - Archbishop Stepinac High
School Drama Club presents the family Broadway
hit, Peter and the Starcatcher. Show dates are:
November 6 and 7 at 7:30 pm and November 7 at
3:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for
children under 12 and senior citizens. For ticktes
reservations please call 946-4800, ext. 200. For
further information please email:
40 Days for Life Rally - Please mark your
calendars for the closing rally, which will take
place on Sunday, Nov 1 at 3 pm. We will meet
on the sidewalk in front of the Planned
Parenthood building at 175 Tarrytown Road,
White Plains (Greenburgh) 10607. Parking is
available across the street in the Greenburgh
Town Court parking lot or along the right side
of Prospect Avenue (one-way). During these
last 2 weeks, please try to do a little more if
you can. If you have not kept vigil during this
campaign, now is the time to sign up at:
-plains/ or by contacting Gerald Yeung at
837-7008 or broger8@gmail.com.
~ Saint John the Evangelist Church & Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church ~
Saturday, 10/24 - Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop
12:10 pm
Ella and Irving Gilles
5:00 pm Vigil OLMC
Rosa Appollonio
6:30 pm Vigil SJE
Robert E. Dispenza
# 610 (H)
# 432 (H)
# 460 (H)
# 36 (M)
Sunday, 10/25 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am
Rafael Abundo
9:00 am
Orazio Giambona
11:00 am
Jose Godinho
12:30 pm
Gerbasio Rojas
5:00 pm
Maria Cesareo
Monday, 10/26
7:30 am
12:10 pm
Dominic & Richard Tranquillo
Josephine Perri (Living)
Tuesday, 10/27
7:30 am
12:10 pm
John Godlewski
Mary Borrelli
M = missal, H = Hymnal
Wednesday, 10/28 - Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
7:30 am
John Godlewski
12:10 pm
In Thanksgiving to St. Jude & St Anthony
Thursday, 10/29 - Saint John Paul II, Pope
7:30 am
Geraldo Nieves
12:10 pm
Mercedes Tingle
Friday, 10/30
7:30 am
12:10 pm
Saturday, 10/31
12:10 pm
5:30 pm Vigil OLMC
7:00 pm Vigil SJE
Changes in Mass Schedule
starting next weekend 10/31-11/1:
Saturday Vigil Mass will be at 5:30 pm,
at OLMC preceded by Pro Life Rosary.
John Godlewski
Pasquale & Rita Pisani
Leonardo & Anthonia Nuesa
For the People of the Parish
John Godlewski
Confessions will be held Saturday
4:30 - 5:15 pm at OLMC.
Spanish/Bilingual Mass
will be at 7:00 pm at SJE.
Confessions will be held Saturday
6:00-6:45 pm at SJE.
Confessions are also held Monday
Sunday, 11/1 - Solemnity of All Saints
11:30 am –12:00 pm at OLMC.
8:00 am
John Godleski
9:00 am
Beniamino Capicotto
10:30 am
Deceased Members of the Antonio Meucci Lodge
11:00 am
Armand Seguso, Jr. (4th Anniversary)
12:30 pm
Dila Lleshaj
5:30 pm
Tanya Frisoli
If you booked a Mass intention for
Sanctuary Lamp OLMC: Sal Puleo
Sanctuary Lamp SJE: Eduardo Cura
your family member and would
like to bring up the gifts, please
inform an usher before Mass.
Columna del Pastor
Queridos feligreses,
La Semana pasada fue una semana maravillosa,
el pasado lunes tuve la alegría de tener una
reunión con los lideres de nuestros grupos
parroquiales . Alrededor de unos 30.
¡¡Que bendición!! Sentía la emoción de revivir
nuestros grupos y actividades. Espero con interés
trabajar con todos ustedes. Todos los grupos
serán listados en breve en nuestro sitio web.
El Martes me reuní con seis parejas para las
clases de preparación para Bautismo. Más de un
centenar de padres asisten al a formación de
adultos cada domingo, dicho programa se lleva
cabo en la iglesia de San Juan Evangelista. El
club de las mujeres tuvo la primera cena de
espaguetis, que fue un éxito. El Juego de Bingo
en Monte Carmelo está funcionando muy bien.
Se están programando cenas de acción de
gracias en ambas parroquias. Estamos trabajando
en el calendario de Navidad. Por favor,
recordemos a nuestros seres queridos en el mes
de noviembre y acompáñenos , para la bendición
de las tumbas en el cementerio de la parroquia,
Monte Calvario. Después de haber escuchado a
algunas personas, estoy haciendo algunos
cambios en el horario de Misas nuevamente:
Misa en Inglés 5:30 pm, precedido por el
Rosario pro-vida en Monte Carmelo, una
tradición de los últimos 25 años.
Misa Español será a las 7:00 pm SJE
Después de un año muy agitado de las
actividades, creo que me merezco un descanso.
Voy a visitar a mi familia en india durante el mes
de noviembre. Por favor oren por mí y mi familia,
especialmente la hija de mi sobrina, la cual ,
sigue luchando por su preciosa vida. Ha
sobrevivido a dos grandes cirugías de corazón y
pulmones en su tierna edad de diez semanas.
Elsa es muy valiente y ella abrió los ojos y sonrió
a sus padresque han pasado horas sin dormir
todo el tiempo con ella en el hospital. Le doy las
gracias por todo su apoyo y su amor hacia mí y
las parroquias.
En Cristo Jesús
Padre Thomas Kallumady
Meditacion del evangelio
“Hijo de David, ten compasión de mi”
Bartimeo era un pobre ciego que pedía limosna al
borde del camino que, procedente de Jerusalén, llega
a Jericó. Hasta que un día pasó Jesús cerca de él.
Al principio, el ciego sólo percibía el rumor de la gente
que pasaba, más bulliciosa que de costumbre.
Extrañado ante aquel alboroto preguntó que ocurría:
Es Jesús de Nazaret que pasa, le dijeron. Entonces la
oscuridad que le envolvía se tornó luminosa y clara por
la fuerza de su fe, y lleno de esperanza comenzó a
gritar con todas las fuerzas: “Jesús, Hijo de David, ten
compasión de mí..."
También nosotros somos muchas veces pobres ciegos
sentados a la orilla del camino, pordioseando a unos y
otros un poco de luz y de amor para nuestra vida
oscura y fría. Sumidos como Bartimeo en las tinieblas
de nuestro egoísmo o de nuestra sensualidad. Quizá
escuchamos el rumor de quienes acompañan a Jesús,
pero no aprovechamos su cercanía y seguimos
sentados e indolentes, tranquilos en nuestra soledad y
Es preciso reaccionar, es necesario recurrir a
Jesucristo, nuestro Mesías y Salvador. Gritarle una y
otra vez que tenga compasión de nosotros.
La voz del ciego se alzaba sobre el bullicio de la gente,
tanto que era una nota discordante y estridente,
molesta para todos. Cállate ya, le decían. Pero él
gritaba aún más. Jesús no quiso hacerle esperar y
llevado de su inmensa compasión llamó a Bartimeo.
Cuando el mendigo escuchó que el Maestro lo
llamaba, arrojó su manto, loco de contento, dio un
salto y se acercó como pudo a Jesús.
También a nosotros nos llama Cristo para
preguntarnos como a Bartimeo: "¿Qué quieres que
haga yo por ti?”. Bartimeo no dudó ni un momento en
suplicar: "Maestro, que pueda ver". Jesús tampoco
retarda su respuesta: "Anda, tu fe te ha curado". Y al
instante la oscuridad del ciego se disipa bajo una luz
que le permite contemplar extasiado cuanto le rodea,
ese espectáculo único que es la vida misma.
Vamos a seguir clamando con la misma plegaria en el
fondo de nuestra alma, sin cansarnos jamás: Señor,
que yo vea. Señor, que pueda contemplar tu grandeza
divina, que tu luz mantenga encendido nuestro amor y
brillante nuestra esperanza.