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Roman Catholic Church of Saint Sebastian
58-02 Roosevelt Avenue Woodside, New York 11377
Rectory 39-63 57 Street 718-429-4442 / 3
Fax 718-429-7581
www.saintsebastianwoodside.org
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REV. KEVIN P. ABELS, PASTOR
SCHOOL
Ms. JoAnn Dolan, Principal
39-76 58 Street
718-429-1982 Fax 718-446-7225
Tuition Office 718-429-5502
PAROCHIAL VICARS
Rev. Carlos C. Velásquez
Rev. Rodnev Lapommeray
Rev. Thaddeus J. Abraham, SIOL
DEACONS
Deacon Stephen T. Damato
Deacon Jorge E. Castillo
St. Sebastian School is a Catholic School of
Excellence serving the parishes of St. Mary
(Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians),
Queen of Angels & St. Sebastian
PARISH CENTER
Mr. Harry Connor, Director
Parish Center, Building and Grounds
39-60 57th Street 718-672-8989
FAITH FORMATION
Ms. Sonia Casanova, Director
39-66 58 Street 718-899-3341 Ext. 145
MUSIC MINISTRY
Scott A. Battaglia
Director of Music
PASTORAL OUTREACH
LANDINGS
Ms. Sally Steg Williams, Director
39-66 58 Street 718-899-3341 Ext. 143
MISSION STATEMENT
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest” Mt 11:28
We, the parish community of St. Sebastian, for over 100 years have celebrated our common faith and ethnic diversity and have lived
the Gospel in Woodside. United in the Holy Spirit, in prayer, and nourished by the Eucharist, we serve others as we foster the love and
truth which Jesus Christ teaches. Building on what has gone before, through Word and Sacrament, we are committed to Evangelization, Stewardship, and Welcome. In the spirit of Jesus, we seek to put our love into action as we challenge others to join us on our journey of faith.
St. Sebastian is part of the Queens North 2 Deanery that includes Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians (St. Mary’s),
Corpus Christi, Queen of Angels, St. Raphael, and St. Teresa.
• SUNDAY MASS
Saturday 5:00 P.M.;
6:30 P.M. Spanish
Sunday 8:00, 9:00, 10:30 A.M., 1:15 and 6:00 P.M.
12 Noon in Spanish
Interpreter for the Deaf Community at the 10:30 Mass.
• HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE
Vigil at 7:00 P.M.
Holy Day 7:00 A.M., 9:00 A.M., 12 Noon and
7:00 P.M. English & Spanish
• WEEKDAY MASS
Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside
7:00 A.M., 9:00 A.M.; 12 Noon; 7:00 P.M.
(Thursday Spanish)
• SATURDAY MASS
Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside
9:00 A.M.; 12 Noon in Spanish
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE - CONFESIONES
Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:45 P.M., or any time by appointment.
The Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside is open
daily from 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. for
visits to the Blessed Sacrament.
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Friday: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Closed 12noon - 2P.M.
Re-Open 2:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Sunday: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
BAPTISM - BAUTISMOS
English: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 2:00 P.M.
Instruction - 2nd Monday, at 7:15 P.M. in the Parish Center.
Registration, Monday - Friday (See office hours)
Español: 2 y 4 Domingo de cada mes a las 2:00 P.M.
Instruccion - Segundo Lunes del mes a las 7:15 P.M., en el Centro Parroquial.
Inscripción, Lunes - Viernes (Ver horario de oficina)
MARRIAGE - MATRIMONIOS
Arrangements to be made with a priest at least six months prior to the wedding.
www.pre-cana.org is for Marriage Preparation information. Hablar con el
sacerdote seis meses antes.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION and BENEDICTION
Every Wednesday ( In Church) & First Friday, in the Chapel, until 7:00 P.M.
Sundays from 2:15 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Benediction & Novena to St. Peregrine,
Church
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
First Saturday of the month during the 9 A.M. Mass.
HOLY HOUR
First Friday at 7:30 P.M. - Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside. (October—June)
NOVENAS After the 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon Mass Monday - Miraculous Medal; Tuesday - St. Anthony;
Wednesday - St. Jude; Wednesday, 7:30 P.M. - Our Lady of Perpetual Help;
Thursday - St. Anne; Friday - Sacred Heart;
Saturday, after 9 AM Mass - St. Sebastian.
Catholic Cemeteries
Information & Availability
718-894-4888
The Rectory is the home of our Parish Priests.
Thank you for respecting their home by observing
the office hours. Please call in advance if possible
for an appointment with a Priest.
Thirty - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ November 16, 2014
Daily Scripture Readings
November 17 / 23
and Mysteries of the Rosary
MASS INTENTIONS
MONDAY,
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
12 Noon
7 :00 PM
TUESDAY,
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
12 Noon
7:00 PM
November 17
Intentions of Lorraine Rensch
Bernard McElroy
Maria Leone and Vincenza
Angelino
Asuncion P. Jocson
November 18
Intentions of Chris and Wesley
Carlton and family
Donald C. Cilia
Pat and Jean Nunziato
Jimmy Catenaccio
WEDNESDAY, November 19
7:00 AM
Intentions of Mike Griffin
9:00 AM
Tecla Alvarado
Dec. Mbrs. of Ortiz family
(Collective)
12 Noon
7:00 PM
Jennie and Joseph Napolitano
O.L.P.H. Novena / Mass
THURSDAY, November 20
7:00 AM
William T, Eugene and Ellen
Walter
9:00 AM
Nora McCormick
12:00 Noon
James Joseph Corbett
7:00 PM
Tecla Alvarado
FRIDAY,
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 Noon
7:00 PM
November 21
Victor Jose Cabrera, JR.
Rose Gambino
Louis J. De Donno
Jimmy Austin
SATURDAY, November 22
9:00 AM
John Swolfs
12 Noon
William and Luis Iñigo
Alonzo Valencia
(Collective)
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Petra Perez and Edgardo Velasco
En Acción de Gracias a La
Virgen de Guadalupe
SUNDAY
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
November 23
Damon Knight
Liv. & Dec. Mbrs. Catholic
Daughters
Firefighter Charles P. Horak
Cristina Yarza
Joe Curran and Allen Roles
Gerard McGrath
10:30 AM
12 Noon
1:15 PM
6:00 PM
Please pray daily for the safety of our service women and men
throughout the world.
Monday St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious
....................................................Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5, Lk 18:35-43
Tuesday - Sorrowful Mysteries
The dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter and Paul,
apostles; St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, virgin
.....................................................Rv 3:1-6, 14-22, Lk 19:1-10
Wednesday - Glorious Mysteries
.............................................................Rv 4:1-11, Lk 19:11-28
Thursday - Mysteries of Light
.............................................................Rv 5:1-10, Lk 19:41-44
Friday - Sorrowful Mysteries
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
.........................................................Rv 10:8 –11, Lk 19:45-48
Saturday - Joyful Mysteries
St. Cecilia, virgin, martyr
...........................................................Rv 11:4-12, Lk 20:27-40
Sunday - Glorious Mysteries
..............................................Ez 34:11-12, 15-17, Mt 25:31-46
Liturgical Schedule for November 22-23, 2014
Eucharistic Ministers Lectors
5 pm
8 am
9 am
1. Maureen Kane
2. Ernesto Sebastian
3. Belinda Sebastian
4. Malee Chaisuwan
5. Generoso Cid
6.
1.Doreen Armada-Santos
2. Rodrigo Babiano
3. Concetta Caruso
4. Betty Knapp
1. Relinda Forbes
2. Myrna Catriz
3. Marina Gregorio
4. Joan Maggio
5. Marie Sardinha
6. Amelia Dioso
5 pm
1. Michael Gilheany
2. Rosemary C. Khan
8 am
1. Brendan Dolan
2. Juliet Sibug
9 am
1. Anamarie Canavari
2. Remedios De La
Rosa
10:30 am 1. Telvy Reboyras
2. Emie Bolamos
1:15 pm 1. Catherine McAvey
2. Lourdes Marquez
6 pm
1. Benedict Joson
2. Daisy Torres
10:30 am 1. Elizabeth Horak
2. Kathleen M. Sherlock
3. Catherine Thornton
4. Heather Calia
5. Kevin Calia
6. Patricia Calia
1:15 pm
6 pm
1. Carmen Rances
2. Rosemary Sullivan
3. Maureen Fusco
4. Arlena D. Cano
5. Dora Ortuno
6. Anthony Chiarel
1. Kathy Feeley
2.Jerry Lomonte
3. Norma Lomonte
4. Jean Bilgera
Thank you for your
service to our
Parish!
PASTOR’S COLUMN
This coming Monday, November 17th, we
will begin adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the week from 7:30 AM to
6:45 PM (ending with Benediction) Please
make every effort to stop in if you are near
the Chapel and to spend some time, even if its
5 minutes, before the Lord in prayer. I promise it
will be 5 minutes well spent. Please pass this along
to your friends and loved ones as well.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching! I want to draw
your attention to 2 parish celebrations of
Thanksgiving that I need you to be present at. First,
is the special Mass on Wednesday, November 26 at
7PM in the Church. Some of our families from our
school and Religious Education Program will take
part at the Mass in different ways. The homily will
be geared for children so please make every effort to
bring your children and grandchildren as we give
thanks to God for the many blessings bestowed on
our family and country.
On Thanksgiving Day, November 27th, we will have
only 1 Parish Mass at 9AM. All are welcome. Please
continue to make a contribution to our Thanksgiving
Collection for those who are less fortunate. We rely
on your generosity in helping others to make their
Thanksgiving Day special! Thanks for your
generosity!
We would like to purchase new music hymnals for
our parish, but we need your help. Please consider
purchasing a hymnal(s) by having one in memory of
a loved one (living or deceased). We would like to
purchase 600 as a start but won’t do so until we get
as many people as possible to purchase them for us.
Please consider doing so! It will add to our parish’s
worship of God!
Thanks for your support!
Rev. Kevin P. Abels
Looking Ahead
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Office Closed
Nov. 16: 10:30 AM - Children’s Sharing of Word
Nov. 20: Adult Faith Formation Class 7 PM – 9 PM
Nov. 23: Hospitality Sunday
3 - pm Adult Faith Formation Class.
Nov. 26: 7PM - Family Thanksgiving Mass & Blessing
of Food
Nov. 27: 9 AM - Mass of Thanksgiving
Nov. 30: 1st Sunday of Advent
5 PM - Advent Vespers
Beginning of 9 day novena to the Immaculate
Conception
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Next week, there will be a collection to
help the poor of St. Vincent de Paul.
Thank you for your generosity.
To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. —Ecclesiastes 3:1
“...a time to be born…”
Jackson Jose De La Cruz, Mayte Barrera Montiel,
Andy Omar Cain, Angel Gustavo Cain
“...a time to be married…”
Christopher Colleran and Cara Condon
“...a time to welcome…”
“...a time to be healed…”
SPECIAL COLLECTION
Next weekend there will be a second
collection to addresses the root
causes of poverty in America through
promotion and support of community
controlled, self-help organizations, and transformative
education. Grants are awarded by the Subcommittee on
the Catholic Campaign for Human Development with
the approval of local bishops.
Gail McNellis, Dianne Pond, Devorah Moeen, Pat
and Beau .
“...a time to die…”
Carlos E. Guzman, Teresa Kane (nee-colon),
Kelen Behamo, Luke Adams.
The staff of the
Kennedy-Roth Funeral Home
Cordially invites you to attend our
Annual Memorial Mass.
At which the souls of all of our
Dearly Departed will be remembered.
This Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered on
Saturday November 22nd, 2014
at 10:30 A.M.
at Saint Sebastian Church.
Following the Mass refreshments will
be served at the
Saint Sebastian Parish Center.
Please RSVP to 718-429-0552 on or before
November 1st, 2012.
We would be honored to have you
your family and friends attend our
Annual Memorial Mass.
Please join our staff and families for this
special celebration.
James J. Dimiceli, Magda Lopez,
Anna Michaelides,
Johanna Estrella and Amanda Boudreau.
Latin Women in Action, Inc., also known
as (LWA) is a non-profit organization that
serves the community through our immigration and counseling services while helping
victims of human trafficking, citizenship
classes parenting, anger management , and
child day care classes among many more.
Our objective is to welcome and hear the
voices of our community and help those in
need. As our approach is to make changes
and protect our community’s security, rights
and well-being, we are directing the attention to our biggest concern today, that is, human trafficking.
For more information please contact
Latin Women in Action Inc.
103-06 39th Ave.
Corona, NY 11368
718-478-2872 718-478-1384
www.latinwomeninaction.org
Catholic Daughters of America—Court 1922 will be
holding it’s monthly meeting on Monday November 24th in the
backrooms of the Parish Center beginning at 6:30 PM (new
start time of meeting). Anyone interested in seeing what our
ministry is all about, please feel free to join us.
Thank you Pat Jamieson—Regent
St. Sebastian Rosary Society Christmas Party
Sunday, December 7, 2014
12 Noon
Parish Center 39-60 57th Street, Woodside, NY 11377
Donation : $25
THE ALTAR GUILD
The Bread and Wine used at all
the Masses this week are in loving
memory of Amelia Guglielmetti
requested by Angela Foppiano.
The Candles burning at the Altar this week are
for Hernan Chico requested by Myrna Chico.
The Flowers in the sanctuary this
week are in loving memory of
Vincenza Caruso requested by
Concetta Caruso.
Sanctuary Lamps burning this week are for
Hernan Chico requested by Myrna Chico.
St. Sebastian School A Catholic School of Excellence
Congratulations to Olivia Vieco grade 8-2! Olivia was awarded the Robert J. Cunningham
Academic/Service Scholarship on Friday, November 7th based on her 7th grade performance.
The scholarship, in the amount of $500.00, will be applied to her tuition for the current school
year.
We are proud to announce the winners of the Patriots Penn Essay Contest for 2014.
1st Place
Christine Marie Tan 8-1
nd
2 Place
Genesis Contreras 7-1
rd
3 Place
Marie Antoinette Fernandez 8-2
Many thanks to our friend Marvin Jeffcoat SFC, USA (RET) for including our students in the
contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars The John V. Daniels Jr. VFW Post No.
2813. The award ceremony will take place in the school auditorium on Friday, December 12th
following morning assembly.
As is our tradition, we will be collecting items for the Little Sisters of the Poor for this
Thanksgiving season. Sister Theresa Ryan, SC along with the teachers and students of the 7th
grade coordinate and box the goods on November 20th. If you care to help, you may drop
items off at the school during regular school hours.
Looking ahead- the children will attend a Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Wednesday,
November 26th in the school auditorium. Dismissal is at 12 noon on that day. Extended Day is
not available.
Thank you so much for your continued and generous support of the school.
Ms. J. Dolan, Principal
St. Sebastian Parents Association
The St. Sebastian Parents Association has participated in the Box Tops for Education and
Labels for Education Program for many year s. The cash retur ns have been wonder ful
for the school. If you are interested in participating, just drop your Box tops off at the school
office during regular school hours. Box Tops are located on hundreds of products and each
Box Top is worth 10 cents! You can visit the website at www.boxtopsforeducation.com. We
are also collecting LABELS FOR EDUCATION. You can learn more about Labels for Education directly from their website www.Labelsforeducation.com. Thank you so much for
your continued support of our school.
I. Religious Education
Faith Formation
Sonia Casanova, Director
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am very fortunate to be at St. Sebastian Parish. I thank God for every Catechist and Assistant, Parents, Grandparents and children
that I have met during the 8 years of service in this wonderful parish. Each and everyone of your makes possible the education of
your children and young people in the faith of the church. For this reason I invite you and your family to; Sunday, November 9 at
10:30am Mass we will celebrate the National Parish Religious Education Week with an Appreciation of each Catechist in the
Religious Education Program for Children and Adults. They have a per manent commitment to follow J esus thr oughout life.
They also are involved in sharing when and how Jesus Christ is encountered so others might come to know, love and serve him too.
For many years St. Sebastian Parish has given to the children, the Religious Education classes. Today we have 22 catechists in our
program with children; also we have two more catechists in the Parents Catechism on Sunday. This year we have received 432
students. We also have 14 assistant to the catechists and this year we began the Parent Catechism on Sunday.
November Calendar:
Thursday, Nov. 13 – Sacramental Meeting for parents-English at 7pm in the School Auditor ium. For Par ents of childr en
receiving sacraments (First Holy Communion, Confirmation and First Penance) this year. The meeting is a requirement for First
Holy Communion, Confirmation and First Penance).
Sunday, Nov. 16-- We will have the Enrollment Ceremony for the Confirmation Class 2016 at 10:30 am Mass. Student must be at
10am at the church. Please, invite your parents, sponsors and relatives.
Tuesday, Nov. 18—Sacramental Meeting for Parents in Spanish, at 7pm in the School Auditorium. For Parents of children receiving
sacraments (First Holy Communion, Confirmation and First Penance) on this year. The meeting is a requirement for First Holy
Communion, Confirmation and First Penance.
Sunday, Nov. 23—Rite of Acceptance at 10:390am Mass. Students (RCIA3, FCC2) and Parents of children receiving the
sacraments of First H. Communion, Confirmation and First Penance.
Queridos Padres and Guardianes:
Soy muy afortunada de estar en la Parroquia de San Sebastián. Doy gracias a Dios por cada Catequista y Asistente de Catequista,
Padre/Madre, Abuelos y niños que he conocido durante estos 8 años de servicio en esta maravillosa parroquia. Cada uno de usted
hace posible la educación de sus niños y jóvenes en la fe de la Iglesia. Por esta razón, yo quiero invitarles a usted y toda su familia a;
Domingo 9 de noviembre a la Misa de 10:30am celebraremos y la Semana Nacional Parroquial de la Educación Religiosa con
un Reconocimiento de Apreciación a cada Catequista en el programa de educación religiosa para niños y adultos.
Cada una(o) tiene un compromiso permanente de seguir a Jesús a través de su vida. Ellos se han envuelto también en compartir
cuando y como Jesucristo se encuentra con otras personas, así otros lo conocen y crecen en su amor y servicio por El.
Por muchos años la parroquia de San Sebastián ha dado educación religiosa a los niños y adultos. Este ano tenemos en nuestro
programa 22 catequistas y dos catequistas más en el Catecismo para padres en domingo. Este ano también hemos recibido a 432
estudiantes en el programa. También tenemos 14 asistentes (highschool y colegio) que asisten a las catequistas y este ano
comenzamos con el Catecismo para Padres.
Calendario de Noviembre:
Jueves, 13 de noviembre—Reunión Sobre los Sacramentos Para Padres-ingles a las 7pm en el Auditorio de la Escuela de St.
Sebastián. Padres de los niños que recibirán los sacramentos (Primera Comunión, Confirmación o Primera Penitencia –Confesión) en
este ano. La reunión es un requisito para que su hijo/hija pueda hacer los sacramentos.
Domingo, 16 de noviembre—Tendremos la Ceremonia de Iniciación para la Clase de Confirmación 2016, en la Misa de 10:30am.
Por favor, invite a su padrino o madrina, y familiares.
Domingo 18 de noviembre—Reunión Sobre Los Sacramentos Para Padres-en español. A las 7pm en el Auditorio de la Escuela.
Padres de los niños que recibirán los sacramentos (Primera Comunión, Confirmación o Primera Penitencia –Confesión) en este ano.
La reunión es un requisito para que su hijo/hija pueda hacer los sacramentos.
Domingo, 23 de noviembre—Rito de Aceptación en la Misa de 10:30am. Los estudiantes y Padres y Padrino o madrina de los
niños que recibirán los sacramentos (Primera Comunión, Confirmación y Primera Penitencia-Confesión) en la Vigilia Pascual.
II. RCIA
Looking Ahead.... Are you ready for MORE? You‘ve faithfully attended our “Come and See” Sunday afternoon inquiry sessions
and have seen what lies ahead for one who wants to be fully initiated as a Catholic. As much as you could, you’ve clarified
misunderstandings about the Catholic Church. And now your desire for the NEW LIFE offered you by our loving God who created
and saved you out of love and—for love — has grown and intensified.... So, now you are ready to take the next step and move on
into a deeper level of faith formation! As you set out on the road to the sacraments you seek, committing yourselves to serious work
and study, WELCOME to RCIA [Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults]. You and the family of God at Saint Sebastian will
participate in 2 rituals joyfully welcoming you during the 10:30 A.M. Sunday Mass on November 23, the Solemnity of Our Lord
Jesus Christ the King: The Rite of Acceptance for Catechumens preparing for Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist and The
Rite of Welcoming Candidates already baptized and preparing for Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. At that Holy Mass, although
you cannot yet participate fully at the Lord’s Table, you may stay with us and listen to the Lord as He speaks. With expectant faith
we’ll pray that you may persevere in your preparation and in due time rejoice in having your hope fulfilled.
Pastoral Outreach
LOOKING AHEAD:
Nov. 29, 2014
Dec. 2, 2014
Dec. 9, 2014
Dec. 14, 2014
Jan. 20 2015
Feb. 3, 2015
Feb. 21, 2015
Feb.TBA 2015
Mar. 2, 2015
Mar. 15, 2015
Mar. 23, 2015
Toy Drive Cards Available in Church
Vestibule
Advent Talk/Fr. Fred Pellegrini, SJ
Companions on the Journey
Toy Drive Gift Drop Off Deadline
Feast of St. Sebastian Mass and
Reception Msgr. Sean Ogle Celebrant
Companions on the Journey
In-Parish Lenten Day of Prayer/
Fr. Jos. Koterski SJ
First Spiritual Exercises Guided Prayer
Experience Inner Peace in Divine Love
Retreat (5 sessions)
Companions on the Journey
Parish Lenten Day of Recollection; JP II
House of Discernment and Carmelite
Monastery, Bklyn
Landings (To May 11th, 2015)
LET ADVENT BE THE START OF SOMETHING
WONDERFULIN YOUR HEART……….. JOIN FR. FRED
PELLEGRINI SJ FOR HIS INSIGHTS ON ADVENT
TUESDAY DECEMBER 2ND, AT 7 PM IN THE PARISH
CENTER.
We are happy to announce that Fr. Pellegrini will be back to
share his thoughts and reflections on the wonderful but often
spiritually challenging season of Advent. Although the content
of the evening is still evolving, Fr. Fred has shared the
following with me:
“The Blessed Mother will be around for a bit. Ignatius and
Francis may stop by. A familiar Church song, a little activity
and reflection, and a little prayer and direction forward that's
what we'll be doing (of course I'm not going to tell you
anymore!!)”
…….Let’s make the most out of Advent this year and have our
hearts open to the miracle of Christmas. And don’t forget to
wear your Advent purple. Why? You will find out on December
2nd.
Please RSVP no later than Tuesday Nov. 25th by calling
718-899-3341 ext. 143.
More information will follow as it becomes available
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
LANDINGS
Welcome Returning Catholics
We extend a warm invitation to all inactive Catholics
to take another look at the Catholic Church through a
process called “LANDINGS.” It is designed to hear
your story discuss your concerns, provide information on Catholic teaching and help you explore
the possibility of returning to the practice of your
Faith. For further information, call the LANDINGS
Program at 718/899-3341 ext. 143 or complete this
form and drop it in the collection basket.
LANDINGS
Welcome Returning Catholics!
Name:________________________________________
Address: ______________________ Apt. #:_________
City: _____________________ Zip Code:___________
Phone: (day)_________________ Eve.______________
E-Mail:_______________________________________
Today’s date:__________________________________
Church of St. Sebastian - 39-63 57th Street
Woodside, NY 11377
718/899-3341 ext. 143
We have started collecting money for our
Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the needy.
Our families depend on your generosity for their
Thanksgiving meal. Kindly leave your cash donation in one of the clearly marked collection
boxes in the rear of the Church. Please note that
we are no longer collecting any food. Thank you
for your generosity.
NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING:
The next meeting of the St. Sebastian’s book club will be
held on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 7-8:30pm in the
Elizabeth Anne Seton Room in the lower level of the Convent at 39-66 58th St.
Every-day heroes are hard to find in these chaotic times.
Father James Martin’s book, “My Life with the Saints”,
gives us a look at how God’s heroes can reflect and influence our own lives.
The book may be reserved through the Queens Library system or purchased new or used from www.amazon.com or
Barnes & Noble. There are copies available for purchase at
the rectory.
Questions for discussion: 1.Which section of the book
touched your spirit? 2. Who are your heroes? 3. What insights will you bring with you on your further journey with
God? RSVP by Friday, November 14, 2014 to:
stsebbc2014@yahoo.com or leave a message at: 718-8993341 ext. 143. Please join us for an enlightening and faithsharing conversation.
St. Sebastian Parish Center
I would like to invite everyone to please take the
time to stop over and take a tour of our Parish
Center & Health Club. For those who have never
been there I think you would be very impressed
by what we have and what we offer. Besides being the home to over 30 groups and organizations we also have a swimming pool, sauna, basketball courts, and weight & exercise rooms.
Most of the parish groups meet here and we are
also the host for our two senior citizen groups.
The St. Sebastian after school program is run
here and in addition we are the home to one of
the biggest and best C.Y.O. sports programs in
all of Brooklyn and Queens.
As you can imagine the cost to run this facility is
very high. We look to the generosity of our
parishioners to subsidize these costs through
parish funds.
Our main revenue comes from our health club
memberships and that is why I invite all our
parishioners to consider joining the Parish
Center. We offer all kinds of membership
packages and there are discounts for those who
use the Church envelope system and to those
who attend our school. We also offer discounts if
your child is part of our C.Y.O. or Religious
Education programs.
So please stop over and take a look around and
see what we have to offer, and consider joining
as a health club member. A center membership
makes a great Christmas or birthday gift and as
we approach 2015 it's a great place to start those
New Year resolutions.
Thank you,
Harry Connor
Director
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CATEQUESIS DEL PAPA FRANCISCO
VATICANO, 10 Sep. 14 / 09:47 am.- A través de los santos y santas la Iglesia enseña a dar de comer y beber a los más necesitados,
recordó el Papa Francisco este miércoles durante la Audiencia General. Sin embargo, dijo que esto también lo hacen “tantísimos
papás y mamás” que educan a sus niños en la misericordia, como le contó una mamá y cuyo ejemplo “a mí me ha ayudado tanto”.
“Una vez, una mamá me contaba, en la otra diócesis, que quería enseñar esto a sus hijos y les decía que hay que ayudar y dar de
comer a quien tiene hambre. Tenía tres hijos. Y un día en el almuerzo – el papá estaba afuera, en el trabajo – ella estaba con los tres
hijos, chiquitos: siete, cinco y cuatro años, más o menos. Y llaman a la puerta y estaba un señor que pedía de comer”.
“Y la mamá le dijo: ‘espera un momento’. Entró y les dijo a los hijos: ‘hay un señor allí que pide de comer ¿qué hacemos?’ ‘¡Le
damos mamá, le damos!’ Cada uno tenía en el plato un bife con papas fritas. Y ‘le damos, le damos’… ‘Muy bien. Tomemos la
mitad de cada uno de ustedes y le damos la mitad del bife de cada uno de ustedes’. ‘¡Ah, no mamá, así no va!’ ‘Es así, tú debes dar
de lo tuyo’. Y así, esta mamá, enseñó a los hijos a dar de comer de lo propio. Éste es un hermoso ejemplo que a mí me ha ayudado
tanto”.
“‘Pero, no me sobra nada…’ Pero ¡da de lo tuyo! Así nos enseña la Madre Iglesia. Y ustedes, tantas mamás que está aquí: saben qué
es lo que tienen que hacer para enseñar a sus hijos para que ellos compartan sus cosas con el que tiene necesidad”, afirmó el Papa.
PASTORAL MATRIMONIAL
Amor Continuación…...
El amor es una energía que devora las distancias que se abren entre un ser humano y otro y los unifica, superando así el vacío
afectivo y la soledad existencial.
El amor auténtico se fija en la persona misma y no en su envoltorio.
Si se ama a una persona por su posición social o su apellido, es un amor adulterado.
Un amor que se originó al impulso de una anatomía espléndida o de una seductora mirada puede congelarse al primer golpe del
cierzo. Más aún, podemos asegurar que el verdadero amor no deja de tener aún carácter irracional, esto es, no tiene razones para
amar. El amor nace espontáneamente, sin un por qué.
Así como una joya no se estima por el precioso estuche que la contiene sino por su belleza intrínseca, así en el verdadero amor, la
persona es amada por ser quien es.
Un cónyuge no puede exigir que el otro ame de ésta manera, con la intensidad, con tal ritmo, a la manera como lo hace él. Cada
cónyuge es uno y único, y cada uno debe dar, sentir, amar y responder al amor de una manera única. Cada día matrimonial debería
ser dulce jornada de descubrimiento de las peculiaridades del otro cónyuge en sus ritmos y modos de amar.
Continuará en el próximo boletín…
Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo,
El Padre Kevin Abels, nuestro párroco, me ha pedido que empiece a comunicarme con ustedes, nuestra comunidad
hispana, a través de una columna semanal en nuestro boletín parroquial. El Padre Kevin nos escribe cada semana en Ingles, pero
quiere también que la feligresía hispana de nuestra parroquia este bien informada sobre todo lo que esta pasando, ya que esta es
también su parroquia y su casa.
Como ya saben, en San Sebastian, celebramos la Santa Misa en Español cuatros veces a la semana: los Jueves a las 7pm;
los Sábados a los 12pm; los Sábados a las 6:30pm (Vigilia de la Misa Dominical); y los Domingos a las 12pm. Por favor inviten a
sus familiares y sus vecinos para que vengan y sean nutridos de la Palabra del Señor y de la Sagrada Eucaristía.
Si tiene cualquier pregunta o si necesita nuestra asistencia por cualquier motivo, por favor llame la rectoría para hacer una
cita con uno de los sacerdotes. Por favor vea el horario abajo.
Sinceramente en Cristo, Padre Carlos
Trigésimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario Ciclo A
Proverbios 31:10 -13, 19-20, 39-31: Los sabios exponen las características que han de acompañar a una esposa perfecta. Su honestidad es más valiosa que las perlas.
Su preocupación por el hogar y por los necesitados y su temor a Dios se ganan la confianza de su esposo y el aprecio de todos.
I Tesalonicenses 5:1-6: El Señor vendrá a nosotros de una manera sorpresiva, como el ladrón en medio de la noche. Y serán sorprendidos todos
aquellos que estén dormidos y vivan como hijos de las tinieblas. Nosotros, como hijos de la luz, debemos vivir despiertos y vigilantes esperando
con alegría el día del Señor.
Mateo 25:14-30: Dios nos ha dado a cada uno de nosotros unos talentos, y un día nos pedirá cuentas de ellos. No se trata de devolver a Dios lo
que Él nos ha dado; espera más de nosotros: que hagamos producir cada uno de esos talentos de acuerdo con los planes que Dios tiene sobre
nosotros.
INFORMATIVO
 El próximo domingo 23 de noviembre, después de la misa de 12:00 pm llevaremos a cabo el taller “La Familia y los Valores” organizado por la
Pastoral Familiar. Compartiremos café, pan, galletas etc…; todos están invitados.
 La “Misa de Familia” será el próximo domingo. Esperamos que traigan a sus niños para que reciban una explicación del evangelio al nivel de
su edad.
 Para celebrar el día de la virgen de Guadalupe, el jueves 11 de diciembre tendremos el Rosario a las 11:00 pm. seguido de la misa acompañada
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 El grupo de oración se reúne los miércoles a las 7:30 pm en el sótano de la escuela de San Sebastián.
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