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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
PAROCHIAL VICARS
Rev. Carlos C. Velásquez
Rev. Rodnev Lapommeray
Rev. Thaddeus J. Abraham, SIOL
DEACONS
Deacon Stephen T. Damato
Deacon Jorge E. Castillo
SCHOOL
Ms. JoAnn Dolan, Principal
39-76 58 Street
718-429-1982 Fax 718-446-7225
Tuition Office 718-429-5502
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.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Our
Lady of Woodside Chapel is open daily from
7:30 PM—6:45 PM
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.
Solemnity of Christ the King ~ November 23, 2014
Daily Scripture Readings
November 24 / 30
and Mysteries of the Rosary
MASS INTENTIONS
MONDAY,
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
12 Noon
7 :00 PM
November 24
Charles Glinski
Joan M. Normile
James Kregler
John and Teresa Higgins
TUESDAY,
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
12 Noon
7:00 PM
November 25
Douglas O’Dell
John Kane
Dorothy Knutsen
Intentions of Eric Brayerman
and family
WEDNESDAY, November 26
7:00 AM
Rev. Jose Maria Catapang
9:00 AM
James A. Heaney
Rolando Domingo
(Collective)
12 Noon
7:00 PM
Dec. Mbrs. Of Walter family
O.L.P.H. Novena / Mass
Please pray daily for the safety of our service women and men
throughout the world.
Monday St. Andrew Dung-Lac, priest, martyr and his Companions
.................................................................Rv 14:1-3, Lk 21:1-4
Tuesday - Sorrowful Mysteries
St. Catherine of Alexandria, virgin, martyr
...........................................................Rv 14:14-19, Lk 21:5-11
Wednesday - Glorious Mysteries
.............................................................Rv 15:1-4, Lk 21:12-19
Thursday - Mysteries of Light
...............................Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a Lk 21:20-28
Friday - Sorrowful Mysteries
.................................................Rv 20:1–4, 11 21:2, Lk 21:2933
Saturday - Joyful Mysteries
.............................................................Rv 22:1-7, Lk 21:34-36
Sunday - Glorious Mysteries
..................................Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7, Mk 13:33-37
Liturgical Schedule for November 29-30, 2014
Eucharistic Ministers Lectors
5 pm
THURSDAY, November 27
9:00 AM
People of St. Sebastian
FRIDAY,
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 Noon
7:00 PM
November 28
Maurice Estiler
Steven J. Wieczorek
Maura Boyle
Luis Humberto Bustamante
SATURDAY, November 29
9:00 AM
Ivan Frlic
12 Noon
Gerardo Vera and Maria
Aceneth Cobo
Joaquin Rios and Maria Licinia
Marin
(Collective)
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
James Joseph Corbett
Franklin Velasquez
SUNDAY
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12 Noon
November 30
Mr. Balasubuamanian
Clare Menezes
Michael Mangru
Luis H. Mosquera and Elba
Mosquera de Andrade
Rosemary Mulvihill
Thomas and Michael Burns
1:15 PM
6:00 PM
8 am
9 am
1. Antonio Kayas
2. Marjorie McGreggor
3. Paulina Gonzalez
4. Virginia De La Rosa
5. Raymond Regner
6. Florencia Sikorski
5 pm
1. Carol Woods
2. Nancy Piso
8 am
1. Benilda Beth
Guillena
2. Sani Guillena
1. Maria Ko
2. Raquel Yango
3. Rodrigo Babiano
4. Teresita Espirirtu
9 am
1. Jose G. Mercado
2. Beth Edejer
10:30 am 1. Mary T. Waters
2. Susan Harts
1. Patricia McDonnell
2. Maureen Fusco
1:15 pm
3. Dorothy Carroll
4. Rosendo Pili
5. Francisco Añonuevo, JR. 6 pm
6. Adeline Canasa
1. Rosemary C. Khan
2. Michael Gilheany
1. Cynthia A. Armada
2. Catherine McAvey
10:30 am 1. Dora Ortuno
2. Sr. Nellie Dacquel
3. Betty Knapp
4. Marie Sardinha
5. Diane Wieda
6. Elizabeth Wieda
1:15 pm
6 pm
1. Anthony Chiarel
2. Linda Chiarel
3. Gregorio Joves
4. Malee Chaisuwan
5. Erlinda Tremblay
6. Generoso Cid
1. Ernesto Sebastian
2.Belinda Sebastian
3. Kathy Feeley
4. Jerry Lomonte
Thank you for your
service to our
Parish!
PASTOR’S COLUMN
Today our Church's year comes to a close with the
Solemnity of Christ the King. Today is an
opportunity to reflect on what the kingship of
Christ means for us as Christians. Simply put,
Christ's kingship is one of service to others. His
kingship is not one of violence, force or
intimidation. Christ comes to serve and not be served by others.
Christ invites us all to serve one another as a way of sharing in
the kingship of Christ.
I think we do this so very well at St Sebastian! I continue to be
inspired by the way all of you are servants of Christ to others in
our community and in our diocese. We serve Christ in our
serving of others. One way I wish to personally thank you is by
the contribution you made to our Thanksgiving collection. The
monies that we collected from you allows us to feed those less
fortunate than ourselves. How so important this is in our time
today. So many people are homeless or have lost their jobs and
have nothing for themselves or for their family.
Thanksgiving is a time to recognize how fortunate we are and
how much God blesses us and our family. I encourage you this
weekend to make one final contribution to our Thanksgiving
collection by making a donation in the boxes in the rear of the
church or by dropping off your donation to the rectory. Thank
you for your generosity.
Another way we here have served the needs of others in
Woodside is through your generosity in the 2014 Annual
Catholic Appeal. I am very happy to report that we have
reached our goal! Congratulations and Thank You!! The money
will help the Bishop to continue its many programs that assist
our children in our Catholic schools, our immigrants,
seminarians, retired priests and social service programs, only to
name a few! The Bishop cannot do this without the support of
generous people like you here in Woodside. I am inspired by
your generosity! I know that we all are struggling to meet the
many responsibilities and needs we have for ourselves and our
family. And to see you respond so generously to the needs of
others is really helping to build God's Kingdom in this world.
Now that we have met our goal and have helped the Bishop to
meet the needs of the Diocese may I now ask you to continue to
pay up any remaining pledges so that our parish may benefit
from the appeal.. As you know any monies that go over the
goal comes back to the parish. Here is the report as of this
week: Our goal is: $146,724. As I said we met the goal. We
have pledged a total of: $176,068. We now need to meet our
pledged goal so that the parish can get back about $30,000
which is $17,000 more than last year. I have full confidence
that we can do this together!!
As we look forward to Thanksgiving let me just say "thank
you" to each and every one of you for the support that you give
to our wonderful parish of St Sebastian. We have a lot to be
thankful for! This is a very special parish because of the
contribution and support you give to it. I love being here and I
love being your pastor. Be assured that when I sit at table with
my family on Thanksgiving Day you and your family will be
remembered in a very special way.
A Blessed Thanksgiving!!!!!
Rev. Kevin P. Abels
Looking Ahead
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
Rectory Office Closed
November 27th and 28th, 2014
in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
SPECIAL COLLECTION
Next week the second collection
is to help in our outreach to the
young people of our parish.
To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. —Ecclesiastes 3:1
“...a time to be born…”
Kion Russeell Bigayan Bungalso,
Mia Marie Garcia, John Patrick Romano.
“...a time to be married…”
Christopher Colleran and Cara Condon.
“...a time to welcome…”
“...a time to be healed…”
Gail McNellis, Dianne Pond, Devorah Moeen,
Pat and Beau .
“...a time to die…”
Carlos E. Guzman, Rosina Quinn.
My Christmas Gift to St. Sebastian
St. Sebastian Parish has been blessed by the
generosity of its parish family in so many ways over
the years, including the financial support that you so
generously provide for all of our parish ministries
and programs. I am writing now to ask you and all
our parishioners to be especially generous this year
as you consider your Christmas Gift to St. Sebastian.
The “My Christmas Gift to My Parish” second
collection will be taken up on the weekend of
December 14, 2014.
It is my hope that you prayerfully consider making
a Christmas Gift of at least $50 to St. Sebastian this
year. You already received an envelope in the mail
and others are available at the doors of the Church
for this purpose.
Please remember St. Sebastian and include our
vibrant parish on your gift list this Christmas!
Thank you and God bless!
Rev. Kevin P. Abels
St. Sebastian Rosary Society Christmas Party
Sunday, December 7, 2014
12 Noon
Parish Center 39-60 57th Street, Woodside, NY 11377
Donation : $25
Tickets can be purchased at the Rectory!
Catholic Migration Service
Citizenship Application Assistance Workshop
Saturday, December 6, 2014
11:30 AM - 5:30 pm
Our Lady of the Angelus
63-63 98th Street
Rego Park, NY 11374
Please call 646-597-8797
Memorialize Advent Candles in Chapel
Sunday, November 30th, is the First Sunday of Advent the
four week period until Christmas. Once again this year
we will light the four candles of the Advent wreaths in the
Church and in the Chapel. If anyone would like to
memorialize the candles in the name of a loved one the
cost of four is $200 or $50 each. Please contact the
Rectory office: 718/429-4442.
THE ALTAR GUILD
About Seventeen (17) hundred years ago St. Jerome
before he gave us the Latin Vulgate –Holy Bible, spent a year
of prayer alone in the cave of Bethlehem and was deeply
enriched by this experience. As we prepare for the feast of the
Word made Flesh this Christmas. We the St. Sebastian
Charismatic Prayer Community and the Spirit of the Lord
Prayer Group, are happy to invite you to join us for –
“Meditations in the cave of Bethlehem”. May the Word made
Flesh become alive in our hearts once again as we prepare for
Christmas.
EDWARD FOWLEY MEMORIAL BELLEVUE
HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S PARTIES
Once again Mr. Michael Moore and his son, Christopher. (both
St. Sebastian’s graduates), along with teens from St. Sebastian
Kostka Parish in Maspeth, gave of their time and talents to
provide these emotionally troubled kids with a few hours of
games, refreshments and Halloween fun. Any parish teens(8th
grade and up) who would like to help at the upcoming
Christmas (our 35th annual) and Easter parties can call Kevin
Sullivan at 718-458-2219 and leave their name and
telephone number.
The Bread and Wine used at all
the Masses this week are in loving
memory of Josephine Scotti
requested by husband Andrew and son.
The Candles burning at the Altar this week are
in loving memory of Gerard McGrath requested
by McGrath family.
The Flowers in the sanctuary this
week are for the intentions of our
Service Women and Men, serving
throughout the world.
Sanctuary Lamps burning this week are in
loving memory of Purificacion Tumasis requested by Merle de Leon.
St. Sebastian School A Catholic School of Excellence
The children will participate in our annual Bread and Blessings Prayer Service on
Wednesday, November
26th in the school auditorium. The Junior Lectors will lead us in prayer directed by
Sister Theresa Ryan, SC.
Dismissal on Wednesday, November 26th is at 12 noon. There is no Extended Day
service on that day.
Looking ahead- Report Card distribution is scheduled for Thursday, December 4th
from 3:15 PM until 5 PM and again from 6 PM until 7:45 PM. We hope to see
everyone to discuss your child’s progress during the 1st trimester.
A Dress Down Day is scheduled for Thursday, December 4th to benefit the Hour
Children Organization.
Dismissal on Friday, December 5th is scheduled for 12 noon. There is no Extended
Day service on that day.
On behalf of the faculty and staff, we wish you and your family blessings on
Thanksgiving Day.
Enjoy the long weekend. Classes resume on Monday, December 1st.
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 lear n more about Labels for Education
directly from their website www.Labelsforeducation.com. Thank you so
much for your continued support of our school.
Faith Formation
I. Religious
Education
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 you makes possible
the education of your children and young people in the faith of the church. They
have a permanent commitment to follow Jesus throughout 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.
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.
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 año 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.
Pastoral Outreach
ANNUAL TOY DRIVE BEGINS
NEXT WEEKEND
PLEASE BRING IN YOUR UNWRAPPED TOY
BY SUN. DEC. 14TH
Our 2014 Christmas Toy Drive for the children of
less fortunate families will begin on Saturday
Nov. 29th at 5 pm. Please pick up a child’s card
from the vestibule of the Church and buy him/her a
toy that costs between $15 and $20. If your toy requires batteries, please make sure that you include
them with your gift. You can drop off your unwrapped toy either at the Parish Center (7 days a
week) or in the Church before or after weekend
Masses.
Please note that you will have two weeks from
the time you pick up your child’s card to the
deadline to return toys on Sunday December
14th. Our children are depending on you to be on
time! Gifts received after the deadline will be given out next year.
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
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
This is the final weekend to donate money to our Annual
Thanksgiving Food Drive for the less fortunate families in
our parish. In these hard economic times, our collection is
down from last year. If you have not already made an offering to the food drive, please do so today in one of our collection boxes in the front or rear of the Church. Our families depend upon your generosity for their Thanksgiving meal. Thank
you and God bless you.
Companions on the Journey
will meet on
Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014 at 7 pm for an evening of prayer,
faith-sharing and Advent themed Discussion. Our next
meeting is on Tuesday Feb. 3rd, 2015. Please note that
there is no January meeting. Call Pastoral Outreach with
any questions at 718-899-3341 ext. 143.
SAVE THESE DATES (Mor e infor mation to follow.)
Feast of St Sebastian Mass and Reception - Tuesday January
20, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Church;
Msgr. Sean Ogle Homilist. Reception in the Parish Center following the Liturgy.
First Spiritual Exercise Experience; Tuesday February 10, 2015
at 7 pm; Location/Givers: TBA
Lenten Retreat with Fr. Joseph Koterski SJ, Saturday Feb. 21,
2015 9:30 am to 2 pm. School Auditorium
Parish Lenten Day of Recollection with Fr. Thomas Marciniak
SJ, Sunday March 15, 2015,
Pope John Paul II House of Discernment/Brooklyn; Liturgy in
the Carmelite Monastery in Brooklyn
St. Sebastian Parish Center
$10,000 RAFFLE
First Prize: $8,000
Second Prize: $2,000
*Based On All Tickets Sold
Call Harry Connor at
718/672-8989
Tickets will go fast!!!
ONLY 200 TICKETS SOLD
Donation: $100.00
DRAWING:
Sat. January 24th, 2015
11:30 PM
At the Parish Center
During Sports
Council Dance
MAKES A GREAT
CHRISTMAS GIFT!
Seller of 1st Prize ticket receives $500.00
Comunidad Latinoamericana
CATEQUESIS DEL PAPA FRANCISCO
No escondamos nuestra fe y pertenencia a Cristo, alienta el Papa Francisco
VATICANO, 16 Nov. 14 / 06:59 am.- El Papa Francisco recordó hoy, en sus palabras previas al rezo del Ángelus, la parábola de los talentos, y alentó a los fieles a no esconder nuestra fe y pertenencia a Cristo.
Francisco subrayó que “esta parábola nos empuja a no esconder nuestra fe y nuestra pertenencia a Cristo, a no
sepultar la Palabra del Evangelio, sino a hacerla circular en nuestra vida, en las relaciones, en las situaciones
concretas, como fuerza que pone en crisis, que purifica, que renueva”.
El Santo Padre señaló, citado por Radio Vaticano, que “el Evangelio de este domingo es la parábola de los talentos, tomada de san Mateo. Narra de un hombre que, antes de partir para un viaje, convoca a sus servidores y
les confía su patrimonio en talentos, monedas antiguas de un gran valor”.
“El hombre de la parábola representa a Jesús, los siervos son los discípulos y los talentos son el patrimonio que
el Señor les confía: su Palabra, la Eucaristía, la fe en el Padre celeste, su perdón… en resumen, sus más preciosos bienes”.
Francisco destacó que “mientras en el lenguaje común el término ‘talento’ indica una resaltante calidad individual – por ejemplo en la música, en el deporte, etcétera –, en la parábola los talentos representan los bienes del
Señor, que Él nos confía para que los hagamos fructificar”.
“El pozo cavado en el terreno por el ‘servidor malo y perezoso’ indica el temor del riesgo que bloquea la creatividad y la fecundidad del amor”.
El Papa señaló que “Jesús no nos pide que conservemos su gracia en una caja fuerte, sino que quiere que la
usemos para provecho de los demás”.
REGALO DE NAVIDAD A NUESTRA IGLESIA
En el fin de semana del domingo 13/14 de Diciembre, la segunda colecta será destinada para “El Regado A
Nuestra Iglesia.” Cada año nuestra parroquia depende de la generosidad de nuestros feligreses,
lo cual ayuda a la parroquia a enfrentarse con todos los gastos.
Gracias por su generosidad.
Solemnidad de Cristo Rey, Ciclo A
El amor abre las puertas del Reino
Ezequiel 34:11 -12, 15-17: El profeta anuncia la salvación de Dios a un pueblo que
está experimentando la dureza del destierro. Como a un pastor, Dios irá en busca
de las ovejas perdidas, hará volver a las descarriadas, curará las heridas y conducirá a todas las Fuentes de la vida.
I Corintios 15:20-26a,28: Así como por Adán nos ha venido la muerte, por Cristo resucitado nos viene la vida. Esta vida llegará a
su perfección al final de los tiempos,
en la culminación del Reino de Dios, cuando Cristo, como Rey glorioso, se reúna con todos los que han creído en Él.
Mateo 25:31-46: Es clara la sentencia que Cristo dará en el juicio final: quienes se hayan puesto al lado del pobre, del oprimido,
del necesitado, se salvarán; quienes les hayan vuelto la espalda, se perderán. Y la razón es sencilla: eso mismo hicieron o dejaron
de hacer con Jesús.
NOTICIAS
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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 del Coro Mexicano. El 12 de diciembre se rezará el Rosario a las 7:00 pm seguido
de la misa acompañada de mariachis. Toda la comunidad está invitada.
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La misa y la Novena de Aguinaldos comenzarán el 15 de diciembre a las seis de la mañana. Esperamos su participación.
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El sábado 20 de diciembre se llevará a cabo una Reflexión sobre el Tiempo de Adviento en un salón del Centro
Parroquial. Comenzará a las 2pm y terminará a las 4pm. Toda la comunidad está invitada.
Filipino Community
Looking Ahead
December 15-23:
Simbang Gabi at
7PM (Church)
January 9 - 17:
Señor Santo Nino de
Cebu Mass
7 PM/Novena at 7:30
Señor Santo Nino de
Cebu Mass 3PM
January 18:
The Santo Nino Devotion Group
wishes to thank all of you who came to
support our Fund Raising Dinner Dance
for the 25th Anniversary of Santo Nino
de Cebu at ST. Sebastian Parish
Woodside. We thank most especially
our Pastor Fr. Kevin Abels and Staff for
their support.
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