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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.
BAPTISM - BAUTISMOS
• SUNDAY MASS
English: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 2:30 P.M.
Saturday 5:00 P.M.;
Instruction - 2nd Monday, at 7:15 P.M. in the Parish Center.
6:30 P.M. Spanish
Registration, Monday - Friday (See office hours)
Sunday 8:00, 9:00, 10:30 A.M., 1:15 and 6:00 P.M.
Español: 2 y 4 Domingo de cada mes a las 2:30 P.M.
12 Noon in Spanish
Instruccion - Segundo Lunes del mes a las 7:15 P.M., en el Centro Parroquial.
Interpreter for the Deaf Community at the 10:30 Mass.
Inscripción, Lunes - Viernes (Ver horario de oficina)
• HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE
MARRIAGE - MATRIMONIOS
Vigil at 7:00 P.M.
Arrangements to be made with a priest at least six months prior to the wedding.
Holy Day 7:00 A.M., 9:00 A.M., 12 Noon and
www.pre-cana.org is for Marriage Preparation information. Hablar con el
7:00 P.M. English & Spanish
sacerdote seis meses antes.
• WEEKDAY MASS
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION and BENEDICTION
Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside
Monday—Friday 7:30 A.M.– 6:45 P.M.
7:00 A.M., 9:00 A.M.; 12 Noon; 7:00 P.M.
Sundays from 2:15 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Benediction & Novena to St. Peregrine,
(Thursday Spanish)
Church
• SATURDAY MASS
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside
First Saturday of the month during the 9 A.M. Mass.
9:00 A.M.; 12 Noon in Spanish
HOLY HOUR
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE - CONFESIONES
Monday 7:30 A.M., Wednesday 6 P.M., Thursday Spanish First Friday at 7:30 P.M. - Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside. (October—June)
7:30P.M. Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:45 P.M., or any time by NOVENAS After the 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon Mass Monday - Miraculous Medal; Tuesday - St. Anthony;
appointment.
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.
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Friday: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Closed 12 Noon - 2 P.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.
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.
The Baptism of the Lord ~ January 11, 2015
Daily Scripture Readings
January 12/18
and Mysteries of the Rosary
MASS INTENTIONS
MONDAY,
7:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M.
12:00 Noon
7:00 P.M.
January 12
People of St. Sebastian
Ms. Theresa K. Reilly
Joyce Dean
Peter Oscar Rodriguez
TUESDAY,
7:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M.
12:00 Noon
7:00 P.M.
January 13
John Fagan
Zora Bassan
John Lavin
Lin Shu Yu-Lan
WEDNESDAY, January 14
7:00 A.M.
Mrs. Lena McMorrow
9:00 A.M.
Mary Maggio
Dominador and Maria Zenaida
Jocson
12:00 Noon
Renelyn Joy Carino
7:00 P.M.
O.L.P.H. Novena/ Mass
THURSDAY, January 15
7:00 A.M.
Manuel Taylo
9:00 A.M.
George Planell
12:00 Noon
Fireman John J. Downing
7:00 P.M.
Enrique Bernal
FRIDAY,
7:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M.
12:00 Noon
7:00 P.M.
January 16
Lena and Fred Aniag
Jerry Brosnan
John M. Tully
Catherine McDonald
SATURDAY, January 17
9:00 A.M.
Liv. & Dec. Mbrs. Alfonso and
Dacquel families
12 Noon
Norberta and Edelmira Torres
Camilo Silva
Please pray daily for the safety of our service women and men
throughout the world.
Monday - Joyful Mysteries
.......................................................Heb 1:1-6, Mt 1:14-20
Tuesday - Sorrowful Mysteries
St. Hilary, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
...................................................Heb 2:5-12, Mk 1:21-28
Wednesday - Glorious Mysteries
..................................................Heb 2:14-18, Mk 1:29-39
Thursday - Mysteries of Light
...................................................Heb 3:7–14, Mk 1:40-45
Friday - Sorrowful Mysteries
St. Anthony, Abbot
.................................................Heb 4:12–16, Mk 2:13-17
Saturday - Joyful Mysteries
..................................................Heb 4:1-5, 11, Mk 2:1-12
Sunday - Glorious Mysteries
.....................................1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19 Jn 1:35-42
Liturgical Schedule for January 17 / 18, 2015
Eucharistic Ministers Lectors
5 P.M.
1. Sharon Bala
2. Thomas Bala
3. Belinda Sebastian
4. Ernesto Sebastian
5. Marjorie McGreggor
6. Malee Chaisuwan
5 P.M.
8 A.M.
1. Maria Ko
2. Teresita Espiritu
3. Rosendo Pili
4. Betty Knapp
9 A.M. 1. Remedios De La
Rosa
2. Jose G. Mercado
9 A.M.
1. Patricia McDonnell
2. Adeline Canasa
3. Amelia Dioso
4. Marie Sardinha
5. Dorothy Carroll
6. Maureen Fusco
(Collective)
5:00 P.M.
6:30 P.M.
Nancy and John O’Shaughnessy
Hermandad Señor De Los
Milagros Del Condad De
Queens Inc.
SUNDAY
January 18
8:00 A.M.
The McGrath family
9:00 A.M.
C.W.V. and Ladies Auxiliary
10:30 A.M.
Jerry Brosnan
12 Noon (Spanish) Filomena Ruiz and Gregorio
Mega
1:15 P.M.
Joseph Smith
6:00 P.M.
Donna Dennis
10:30 A.M. 1. Diane Wieda
2. Elizabeth Wieda
3. Loida Villacampa
4. Luis Villacampa
5. Ann Paul
6. Myrna Cartiz
1:15 P.M.
6 P.M.
1. Carmen Rances
2. Rosemary Sullivan
3. Paulina Gonzalez
4. Generoso Cid
5. Claudia Cort
6. Linda Chiarel
1. Antonio Kayas
2. Francisco Añonuevo
3. Raymond Regner
4. Sr. Nellie Dacquel
1. Rinaldo Marro
2. Nancy Piso
8 A.M. 1. Nieves Pili
2. Benlinda Beth
Guillena
10:30 A.M. 1. Beth Edejer
2. Lourdes Marquez
1:15 P.M 1. Rebeca Newman
2. Cynthia A. Armada
6 P.M.
1. Benedict Joson
2. Daisy Torres
Thank you for your
service to our
Parish!
FR. ABELS COLUMN
I have met with our Parish Pastoral Council
which serves as an advisory board to me. It
was a very productive meeting! I will be
sharing some of the items discussed when I
come out to do the announcements at the
end of Mass. In the meantime let me tell you that we
are planning an event on a Sunday in April that will
focus on bringing all of the many different groups of
our Parish together. We are planning to have an
International Food Festival in which we will share
each others food, culture and faith. Once I finalize
the date and details I will let you know.
You will see in this weeks bulletin a form inviting
the women in the parish to consider serving as an
Usher at Mass. I think we are long over due for
having women serve in this very important ministry.
I first brought this idea up with our current Ushers
when I met with them in June last year. I want to
thank all of our Ushers who serve us so well here at
St. Sebastian! Many have been serving us for many
years and I am truly grateful for their service at
Mass. If any women are interested in becoming an
Usher please fill out the form in this week’s bulletin
and either drop it in the collection basket or drop it
off at the rectory. I look forward to welcoming
women in the parish as Ushers. Any man who is
interested in serving as an usher is asked to speak
with me about it, as well.
Finally, Tuesday, January 20th is the Feast of our
Patron St. Sebastian. We will be having a special
Mass with music at 7 P.M. in the Church. I have
asked Msgr. Sean Ogle to preside and preach at this
Mass and to offer some reflections on the history of
our Parish which we love so very much! A small
reception will follow. Please make every effort to
attend.
Thank you for your support!
Rev. Kevin P. Abels
Pilgrimage to 41st Annual March for life
High School and College—age students
St. Mary Winfield
(Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians)
70-31 48th Ave., Woodside, NY 11377
9A.M. Wednesday Jan. 21—11 P.M.—Thursday Jan. 22nd 2015.
Team must register by Jan. 10th . St. Sebastian high school and
college aged youths register by calling the rectory at 718-4294442 or emailing us at
acremin@saintsebastianwoodside.org
$25.00 per student or chaperone to r egister for bus.
(if cost is a problem, please e-mail Fr. Rodnev at
frrodnev@saintsebastianwoodside.org
Any women interested in becoming an Usher at
St. Sebastian please fill out form below and
return to the Rectory or Collection basket
Name:_____________________________________
Address: __________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Phone: ____________________________________
St. Sebastian Rosary Society
Communion Breakfast
You are cordially invited to the Communion Breakfast of the
Rosary Society on Sunday, February 1, 2014. It will be held in
the Parish Center immediately following the 10:30
A.M. Mass. Donation $20.00. Tickets may be obtained from
Marie at the Rectory, 718-429-4442. Please join us. You don't
have to be a member of the Rosary Society.
To everything there is a season and a time for
every purpose under heaven. —Ecclesiastes 3:1
“...a time to be born…”
“...a time to be married…”
“...a time to welcome…”
“...a time to be healed…”
Gail McNellis, Dianne Pond, John Wieda, Pat and
Beau Marsh, Mary English, Living Mbrs. Of Vidal
family, Kent New, Elanor Maudsley.
“...a time to die…”
Joan Restilla,
Helen Lanigan, Rosalbina Garzon, Sadie Burkett
The Altar Guild of St. Sebastian Gratefully Acknowledges those who funds for Christmas Flowers
IN MEMORY OF
Adelaide and Francis Sullivan
REQUESTED BY
Rosemary T. Sullivan
Adriana Lui (Grandma)
IN MEMORY OF
REQUESTED BY
Delfin Ignacio, SR
Jeffrey Ignacio – Lara
Dolores Keizer
Carmela Olivia
Agartha and John Cleary
The O’Connells
Domenigue Seruya
Flora Seruya
Alfred Eichner
Kay Ruffus
Donal O’ Sullivan
Teresa Sullivan
Alice and Walter Eardley
Gail B. Eardley
Dorothy Sheehan
Maureen McAvoy
Alice Ryan Theresa Fitzgerald
Kathleen Easton
Eben and Dorothy Hall
Mr. Charles Hall
Aña Gonalez
O’Connell family
Edward and Frances Atkinson
Mr. Timothy Atkinson
Angela Mazzella
Vincent Mazzella
Edward and Rose Prendeville
John and Ann Prendeville
Angela Pinheiro
Eileen, Jerh and Denis Feehan
Mrs. James Lee
Eleanor Candy Ortiz
Kay Ruffus
Ann McCarthy
Martha Menezes
Nancy and Ray McCourt
and family
John and Philomena Nolan
Ann Nolan
Ann and Ray McCourt
Elias Galicia
Philip Galicia
Elizabeth Gopinath
Shanthi Gopinath
John and Philomena Nolan
Ester Yolores
Sionee Maria Yolores
Anna Murphy
Clarke and Cunniff
Eulalia and Pablo Abelardo
Mr. & Mrs. Abelardo
Anthony and Anna Scotti
Ralph and Nancy Muro
Eyda Coutin Hazzi
Munira Hazzi
Antonio and Anna Kipus
John and Ann Prendeville
Federico Unlagaoa
Ma. Theresa Unlagaoa
Antonio Cirio
Jeffrey Ignacio – Lara
Felix M. Lara, JR
Jeffrey Ignacio – Lara
AVM Mangkararili
Malee Chaisuwan
Florentina Unlagaoa
Ma. Theresa Unlagaoa
Baxter Duffy family
Margaret Baxter
Frank and Gladys Shields
Mary O’Keeffe
Bea and Karl Zimmer
The O’Connells
Gallagher, Gillespie
Catherine Schmoock
Benny Scariati
Vincent Mazzella
George and Adele Barrett
The O’Connells
Bernard Yolores
Sionee Maria Yolores
George Steg
Yolanda Steg
Bill Auld
Paul Auld and family
Gerard F. Atrinson
Mr. Timothy Atkinson
Billy and Frank Joe Duffy
Jane Duffy
Gerard McGrath
Terrence
Bob and Margaret Fleming
The O’Connells
Hannah Bennett
The Boles Family
Bridget and Owen Kelly
Mary McMorrow
Harold D. Lennon
Anne Lennon
Bridie and (McGuire) Pat
Mary McDermott
Hauptman family
E Hauptman
Helen Booth
Pamela Robert Booth
Helen Gallagher
Lorri – Ann Durkin
James and Mary Clarke
Clarke and Cunniff
James F. O’Neill
Mrs. James F. O’Neill
James J. Lee, JR.
Mrs. James Lee
James Menapace
Mr. Timothy Atkinson
James Slevin
The McMahon family
James V. Catenaccio
Jimmie Mangle
Elaine Catenaccio
Thomas and Nicole Catenaccio
The Boles Family
Jo Moloney
The O’Connells
Joan Diven
Pamela and Robert Booth
John and Mary Kane
Maureen Kane
John and Mary Muro
Ralph and Nancy Muro
John and Theresa Prendeville
John and Ann Prendeville
Carmen Correa
Catherine and John Lawrence
Virginia Lawrence
Cathryn Keeshan
The O’Connells
Cayetano and Maria Iravedra
Elena Iravedra
Christine Sullivan
Mary O’Grady
Concepcion R. Ignacio
Jeffrey Ignacio – Lara
Dec. Mbrs. McDermott family
Dec. Mbrs. of the Burkimsher
family
Dec. Mbrs. of the Delgado
family
Dec. Mbrs. of the Gaffney
family
Dec. Mbrs. of Volpe and Fitzgerald families
Dec. Mbrs. Walter and Johanna Barry and family
Mary McDermott
Joseph and Joyce Delgado
Joseph and Joyce Delgado
Joseph and Joyce Delgado
Catherine Volpe
Bridget Petsako
James V. Catenaccio
The latest series of the Little Rock
Scripture Study is about to begin.
This new series is a 9-week session
plus introduction (10 weeks).
Good News in New Places
Explore the challenges faced by the early church in bringing
the Gospel to the Gentiles from a Jewish culture. Good News in
New Places studies the earliest stage of the journey of the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
This In-depth study commences on January 14 for Wednesday sessions and on January 17 for Saturday sessions. Both
sessions begin at 10:00 AM.
Wednesday Group meets in the Parish Center. Saturday
Group meets in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Room (below the
Convent Chapel – entrance on 58th Street).
Please call:
Wednesday Group: J oe O’Connell (718) 446-2020
Saturday Group: Beth Edejer (646) 281-0595
FOUNDERS CLUB FOR
December, 2014
PRESIDENT Mr. Vincent Gerecitano
1st Prize
$94.25
VICE PRESIDENT Ms. Laurett Joy Adams
2nd Prize
$56.55
SECRETARYMrs. Mary McMorrow
3rd Prize
$37.70
Want to know more about our faith? Come to a
great Bible study on January 11 at 3:30 P.M. in the
John Paul II room in the basement of St. Sebastian
School. Light refreshments and great company.
Bring your Bible. Contact Nancy at 917-584-1834.
St. Angus Academic High School Information Night
for 8th grade girls and transfer students Thursday,
January 22, 2015 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. 13-20
124th Street College Point, NY 718-353-6276 ext. 12
www.stagneshs.org
Eward Fowley Memorial Bellevue Hospital Children’s Parties
The Moore's, Michael and his sons Christopher and Kevin, once again traveled to Bellevue's ward for abuse and
emotionally troubled kids to share some Christmas fun
(and to install batteries in all of those remote control
cars.) Former parishioner, Mr. Frank Mantione, once
again played Santa. We would love to have more St. Sebastian ‘s teens join us for our upcoming Easter party. If
interested, please call Kevin Sullivan at 718-458-2219
FAMILY, MARRIAGE AND INDIVIDUAL
THERAPY
Family, marriage, and individual, provided by New
York State licensed therapists, are available to our
parishioners at 148 other parishes. This program,
under the direction of Dr. George Giuliani, has been
conducted in the diocese for the past 40 years for the
convenience of parishioners. It is provided by the
Catholic Counseling Center, a proprietary professional corporation, which is independent of and not
controlled or supervised by the parish or diocese.
Most insurance policies, including Medicare, are
honored. For confidential information and appointment, please call Dr. Giuliani at the Catholic Counseling at 631/243-2503 or go to our website at:
http://www.thecatholiccounlingcenter.com
Catholic Daughter of American—Court 1922 will be
having our first monthly meeting for 2015 on
Monday January 26th in the backrooms of the Parish
Center beginning at 6:30 P.M.. As new Regent of
Court 1922, I am looking and hoping to increase our
membership in 2015. So, if you are interested in
seeing what our ministry is all about, please feel free
to join us on January 26th.
Thank you Pat Jamieson—Regent.
THE ALTAR GUILD
The Bread and Wine used at all the
Masses this week are for the intentions
of the parishioners of St. Sebastian.
The Candles burning at the Altar this week
are in loving memory of Yolanda Melodia requested by Lenio and Zapata family.
The Flowers
in the sanctuary this
week are in loving memory of Patrick and Mary Grimes requested by
Mary Ann Grimes .
Sanctuary Lamps burning this week are in
loving memory of Betty Moore requested by the
Moore family
St. Sebastian School of Excellence
Many thanks to the Parents Association for all of the work they did collecting Boxtops for
Education! The school recently received a check in the amount of $870.00. The money will
be used to support existing programs. Please continue to collect the BoxTops and drop them
off at the Church before and after each Family Mass. We really appreciate your help!
The top math students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will compete in the Math Bee scheduled for
Wednesday, January 14th at 1 PM in the school auditorium. The winner will compete in the
Regional Bee.
The school will be closed on Monday, January 19th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 20th.
Please join us on Sunday, January 25th as we honor our Distinguished Graduate 2015. Mr.
Michael Moore will accept the award sponsored by the NCEA-National Catholic Educators
Association.
Refreshments will be available in the school auditorium immediately following the Mass as
we celebrate with Mr. Moore and his family.
Our Open House dates are Tuesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 29th from 9 AM until
10:30 AM.
We welcome all prospective parents to tour our beautiful school and learn about the many
programs we offer. You may be eligible for tuition assistance for the 2015-2016 school year.
We look forward to meeting you!
Thank you for your continued generosity to the school!
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
returns have been wonderful 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
Faith Formation
I. Religious Education
Dear Parent/Guardians:
We have completed this semester with the presentation of the Nativity by the 2nd. Grade students, Ms. Johanna Tan’s class. Thanks for their hard work and Ms. Johanna originality made a very beautiful program. Congratulations Ms. Johanna, and thanks for your hard work and help.
We are also very grateful to all the children who participated in the presentation. These are: Drama de la Natividad/ Pageant Program: Karen A cteopan, Cristian Espinal, Jenny Espinoza, Mateo Fabella, Matthew Gonzalez,Caden Gramonte, David Guillen,Christian Isidro Abad, Patrick I. Abad, Kevin Junco, Savior Melendez,
Aryel Mendoza, Dhuvanty Molina, Destinee Palaguachi, Natalie Pimiento,Samantha Quintero,Jeffrey Ramirez,Hope Rueda Guiambao, Faith Rueda Quiambao, Melina Tobar y Noah Zumel.
Also we appreciate the Christmas Carols Choir: Emily Rojas, Mary F. Ranario V anessa Ramos, Eleni Sanchez,
Enzo Sanchez, Julian Sanchez, Alec Hernandez, Emely Fernandez, Charles Beyer, Eliana Dominguez y Tristan Pinilli.
We also want to thank all the parents and grandparents of the children. Who made possible the Christmas celebration at Religious Education Program.
Remember that: Thursday, January 1 New Year’s Day is a day of obligation, we celebrate, Mary, as Mother
of God.
Happy and Blessed New Year 2015.!
Estimados Padres/Guardianes:
Hemos terminado este semestre con la presentación de la Natividad, presentado por la Srta. Johanna Tan,
catequista del 2nd. Grado. Gracias a su esfuerzo, trabajo y originalidad hicimos un programa muy hermoso.
Felicidades, Ms. Johanna y mil gracias por su gran trabajo y ayuda.
Estamos muy agradecidos a todos los niños que han participado en la preparación de Programa de Navidad.
Los niños de la Clase del Segundo Grado de Ms. Johanna Tan, y los Niños del Coro de las Canciones de
Navidad. (favor de mirar lista de nombre)
Coro de Canciones Navideñas/Christmas Carols (favor de mirar lista de nombres).
Tenemos que agradecer y alabar a los Padres y Guardianes de estos niños que tan generosamente cuidaron de
que ellos asistieran a todas las prácticas. Todos juntos hicieron posible esta actividad. Les Felicito y Que la
Navidad Reine siempre entre sus familias, el Dios Con Nosotros este siempre en sus vidas.
Recuerde que: Jueves, 1 de enero- Nuevo Ano, es día de obligación…celebramos la Fiesta de la Santa
Madre de Dios.
Feliz y Bendecido Ano 2015
Ms. Sonia Casanova-DFF
Pastoral Outreach
JOIN IN THE FEAST
AS WE CELEBRATE OUR
PATRON SAINT
All are invited to a special Mass
in honor of St Sebastian
on Tuesday January 20,
2015 at 7:00 pm in the Church.
Our Celebrant is Msgr. Sean
Ogle, Pastor of Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel Church in Astoria and
former Parochial Vicar at St. Sebastian. The homily will touch upon the heroic life and legend
of St. Sebastian, as well as the history of our vibrant parish. A reception in the Parish Center will
follow the Liturgy
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
And the Word became Flesh and
Made His Dwelling Among Us.
Jn. 1:14
Rejoice in the Spirit of God who Dwells in You!
Experience Him in
THE FIRST SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7 pm in the Parish
Center.
Nearly 500 years ago, St Ignatius of Loyola taught a
way of praying that led to an intimate encounter with
the Living God. This method became known as The
First Spiritual Exercises. These Exercises were created to help a person ask for and receive inner peace
and enter into a deeper relationship with God. You
too can experience the Lord in this rich and timeless
way of praying, sacred listening and spiritual conversation. More information will follow. Please RSVP
by calling 718-899-3341 X 143.
HELP A PARISHIONER YOU KNOW
RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE EUCHARIST
Please give this invitation to your Homebound Relative,
Neighbor or Friend and offer to make the call!
Dear Parishioner-You Really Matter to Us!
Are you house bound and cannot get to Church?
Would you like a visit from a Priest and/or a
Eucharistic Minister?
Even if your house bound status is temporary due
to the winter weather or recovery from an
operation or injury, we would like to arrange for
you to receive Holy Communion.
Just call the Rectory at 718-429-4442 to request a
Priest Visit and be included on our Homebound List so
that you can be brought Communion regularly. You
can also arrange to receive other Sacraments
like Reconciliation or Anointing of the Sick at this time.
If you only want a Eucharistic Minister to visit,
call Pastoral Outreach at 718-899-3341 X143 and one
will be assigned.
Please pass along this information to anyone you
know in a similar situation.
Thank you and God bless you!
The Pastoral Outreach Team at St. Sebastian
St. Sebastian Parish Center
$10,000 RAFFLE
First Prize: $8,000
Second Prize: $2,000
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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 P.M.
At the Parish Center
During Sports
Council Dance
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Sports Council 24th Annual
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7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
(PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME)
Eternal Sounds DJ’S
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For ticket information, call
Harry Connor:
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Please join St. Sebastian in a new opportunity to
serve the needy. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at
7 P.M. at The Parish Center volunteers will come
together and make Peanut Butter and Jelly
sandwiches for the needy/. The sandwiches will be
distributed to a local food pantry. Anybody looking
to volunteer, please contact Brian Barnwell at
917-363-7081. We are also taking donations of
peanut butter, jelly, and /or bread. Donations can be
dropped off at The Parish Center 39-60 57th Street.
Comunidad Latinoamericana
“Cada hombre y cada pueblo tiene hambre y sed de paz”, dice el Papa Francisco
VATICANO, 04 Ene. 15 / 10:15 am.- Al presidir hoy el rezo del Ángelus, el Papa Francisco alentó a todos los
fieles construir la paz en el mundo, y a no hacer el mal ni elegir un “silencio cómplice”. El Santo Padre recordó que “San Juan dice en el Evangelio que hemos leído hoy: ‘En ella estaba la vida, y la vida era la luz de los
hombres. La luz brilla en las tinieblas, y las tinieblas no la percibieron’. ‘La Palabra era la luz verdadera que, al
venir a este mundo, ilumina a todo hombre’”. Los hombres, lamentó el Papa, “hablan tanto de la luz, pero a
menudo prefieren la tranquilidad engañadora de la oscuridad. Nosotros hablamos mucho de la paz, pero a menudo recurrimos a la guerra o elegimos el silencio cómplice o no hacemos nada concreto para construir la
paz”. “Cualquier persona, de hecho, que hace el mal, odia la luz. Y no viene a la luz para que sus obras no sean
reprendidas. Así dice el Evangelio de San Juan. El corazón del hombre puede rechazar la luz y preferir las tinieblas, porque la luz descubre sus malas obras. ¡Quien hace el mal, odia la luz! ¡Quien hace el mal, odia la
paz!”. Francisco señaló que “hemos iniciado hace pocos días el año nuevo en el nombre de la Madre de Dios,
celebrando la Jornada Mundial de la Paz, sobre el tema ‘No esclavos, sino hermanos’. Mi auspicio es que se
supere la explotación del hombre por parte del hombre”. “Esta explotación es un plaga social que mortifica las
relaciones interpersonales e impide una vida de comunión marcada por el respeto, la justicia y la caridad. Cada
hombre y cada pueblo tiene hambre y sed de paz; cada hombre y cada pueblo tiene hambre y sed de paz…por
lo que es necesario y urgente construir la paz”. El Papa destacó que “la paz no es solamente la ausencia de guerra, sino una condición general en la cual la persona humana está en armonía consigo misma, en armonía con
la naturaleza y en armonía con los demás. Ésta es la paz”. “Sin embargo, silenciar las armas y apagar los focos
de guerra sigue siendo la condición inevitable para dar inicio a un camino que conduce al logro de la paz en
sus diferentes aspectos”.
Fiesta del Bautismo del Señor, Ciclo B
Bautizados y comprometidos
Isaías 42: 1-4, 6-7: El siervo de Dios, figura del Mesías recibe el espíritu de Dios para infundir esperanza a
quienes están oprimidos. De una manera suave, pero firme, implantará la justicia y el derecho en la tierra haciendo así presente en el mundo su salvación.
Hechos 10:34-38: Jesucristo es el señor de toda la creación y ofrece su salvación a todos sin excepción. Ungido por Dios con la fuerza del Espíritu, pasó por la tierra haciendo el bien liberando a cuantos estaban oprimidos por el diablo.
Marcos 1:6b-11: Jesús, a quien Juan Bautista no se atreve ni a desatar sus sandalias, se acerca al río Jordán, como lo hacía el pueblo, para recibir el bautismo de penitencia. El espíritu baja sobre Él y se oye la voz
del Padre quien presenta a Jesús como a su hijo amado.
Actividades de nuestra Comunidad para el mes de enero
*Hoy domingo 11 de enero se reunirá por primera vez la Pastoral Matrimonial después de la
misa de 12 en el auditorio de la
escuela; la actividad no durará más de una hora. Se invita a todas las parejas.
*El domingo 25 de enero se reunirá la Pastoral Familiar después de la misa de 12 en el auditorio de la escuela. Nos acompañará el Abogado Eduardo J. Díaz con el tema: Planeamiento Financiero mirando hacia el futuro. La actividad no durará más de una hora. Toda la comunidad
está invitada.
*El grupo de oración se reúne todos los miércoles a las 7 pm en el sótano de escuela. Se invita
a toda la comunidad.
Music Ministry
Merry Christmas!
As we conclude the Christmas season, we are making preparations for the next big celebration. Which is next Sunday and every
Sunday after that. Perhaps you would like to join one of our choirs to help us proclaim Joy to the World every week at mass. Just
come up an see one of our amazing Choral Directors after Mass. At 9:00am on Sunday you can speak with Bryan, at 10:30am come
and see me, and at 6:00pm come speak with Alfred. I hope you may consider it. It is a lot of fun and a great way to give of yourself
to our church and the Lord.
Scott A. Battaglia
Director of Music
Key: RS - Ritual Song / TM-ADV - Today’s Missal
The Baptism of the Lord
Date: 01/11/15
Entrance Chant: Joy to the World RS-524 TM-ADV-62
Glory to God Setting: A Christmas Gloria TM-ADV-77
Presentation and Preparation of the Gifts: When Jesus Comes to Be Baptized TM-ADV-95
Communion Chant: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light RS-651
Sending Forth: How Can I Keep from Singing RS-733
Filipino Community
25th Eucharistic Celebration of The Feast of Santo Nino de Cebu
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Eucharistic Celebration at 2:30 P.M.
In Main Church
58th Street Corner of Roosevelt
Woodside, NY
Join the traditional Sinulog Dance
Refreshments and entertainment will follow Mass in the St. Sebastian School’s Pope Francis Auditorium
Join us for the Mass and Novena from January 9-17
January 9th in the Main Church at 7:00 P.M.
January 17th in the School Auditorium
For more information Please call Belinda 718-457-3575 Nieves 917-767-1428
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