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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.
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ January 18, 2015
MASS INTENTIONS
MONDAY,
7:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M.
January 19
Amabel Davies
Anne Shevock and Madeline
Jordan
12:00 Noon
Kitty Spillane
7:00 P.M.
Lin Shu Yu-Lan
TUESDAY,
January 20
7:00 A.M.
Noel and John O’Shaughnessy
9:00 A.M.
Eileen Sweeney
12:00 Noon
James Ferret
7:00 P.M.
People of St. Sebastian
WEDNESDAY, January 21
7:00 A.M.
Noami Nelida Barrera
9:00 A.M.
Intentions of Kathleen and John
McDonnell and family
Patricia Alcuri
12:00 Noon
Pierce Fleming and Sally Folan
7:00 P.M.
O.L.P.H. Novena/ Mass
THURSDAY, January 22
7:00 A.M.
Thomas Fagan
9:00 A.M.
Michael V. Sheerin, SR.
12:00 Noon
Helen Schmid
7:00 P.M.
Raman A. Padilla
FRIDAY,
January 23
7:00 A.M.
Divina Veluya
9:00 A.M.
Walter Thomas Barry and Peter
Petsako
12:00 Noon
Norah McHugh
7:00 P.M.
Steven J. Wieczorek
SATURDAY, January 24
9:00 A.M.
Anna McEnaney
12 Noon
Cleorilde Galarza Paredes
Daily Scripture Readings
January 19 / 25
and Mysteries of the Rosary
Please pray daily for the safety of our service women and men
throughout the world.
Monday - Joyful Mysteries
.............................................................Heb 5:1-10, Mk 2:18-22
Tuesday - Sorrowful Mysteries
St. Fabian, Pope, Martyr
...........................................................Heb 6:10-20, Mk 2:23-28
Wednesday - Glorious Mysteries
St. Agnes, Virgin, Martyr
..................................................Heb 7:1-3, 15-17, Mk 13:44-46
Thursday - Mysteries of Light
...........................................................Heb 7:25; 8:6, Mk 3:7-12
Friday - Sorrowful Mysteries
St. Vincent, Deacon, Martyr
.............................................................Heb 8:6–13, Mk 3:13-19
Saturday - Joyful Mysteries
St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
....................................................Heb 9:2-3, 11-14, Mk 3:20-21
Sunday - Glorious Mysteries
................................................................Jon 3:1-5, Mk 1:14-20
Liturgical Schedule for January 24 / 25, 2015
Eucharistic Ministers Lectors
5 P.M.
8 A.M.
Irene Rosenthal
Elvira Muñoz De Ortega
January 25
Patrick and Mary Grimes
Liv. & Dec. Mbrs. Catholic
Daughters
10:30 A.M.
Liv. & Dec. Mbrs. Fowley
family
12 Noon (Spanish) Cesar Garay and Mario
Blandino
1:15 P.M.
Denis Forde
6:00 P.M.
Gail Longo and Tilou Gennaro
9 A.M.
1. Maria Vargas
2. Florentino Obleno
3. Marina Gregorio
4. Joan Maggio
5. Relinda Forbes
6. Eileen Fitzgerald
10:30 A.M. 1. Kevin Calia
2. Patricia Calia
3. Catherine Thornton
4. Dora Ortuno
5. Kathleen M. Sherlock
6. Nora Loy
1:15 P.M.
THE RECTORY OFFICE
Will be closed on Monday January 19, 2015 for
Martin Luther King, JR. Day.
6 P.M.
5 P.M.
1. Carol Woods
2. Mary T. Waters
8 A.M. 1. Brendan Dolan
2. Juliet Sibug
9 A.M. 1. Nebiyat
Woldemichael
1. Doreen Armada-Santos
2. Susan Harts
2. Rodrigo Babiano
3. Concetta Caruso
4. Erlinda Tremblay
(Collective)
5:00 P.M.
6:30 P.M.
SUNDAY
8:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M.
1. Dorothy Cavallo
2. Arleen Somma
3. Nora Salvador
4. Patricia Jamieson
5. Arlena D. Cano
6. Virginia De La Rosa
1. Carmen Rances
2. Anthon Chiarel
3. Linda Chiarel
4. Gregorio Joves
5. Malee Chaisuwan
6. Patricia McDonnell
1. Kathy Feeley
2. Norma Lomonte
3. Jerry Lomonte
4. Marjorie McGreggor
10:30 A.M. 1. Telvy
Reboyras
2. Emie Bolamos
1:15 P.M 1. Catherine
McAvey
2. Rosemary C.
Khan
6 P.M.
1. Daisy Torres
2. Lourdes
Marquez
Thank you for your
service to our
Parish!
FR. ABELS COLUMN
I received from the Diocese this past
week an update about the 2014 Annual
Catholic Appeal. Our goal was set for
$146,724. Our parish has pledged $186,713
and the diocese has received from us $169,284. This
is indeed great news that I wanted to pass on to all of
you. The reason for this success was due largely
because we went from 718 to 1001 donors. I am
extremely thankful to those who contributed to the
appeal. The diocese has extended the appeal to
Monday January 26th. This means that we still have
time to pay off the pledged amount of $186,713 till
then. Remember every dollar over our goal comes
back to the parish up to January 26th. If you can
make this all possible, I again thank you!
Tuesday, January 20th is the feast of St. Sebastian!
We will have a special Concelebrated Mass with
music at 7 PM as a way of celebrating our patron
saint. I have invited Msgr. Sean Ogle, the Pastor of
Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, to preside
and preach at the Mass. I hope all of you can attend.
Tickets are now available for our parish Mardi Gras
party to be held on Tuesday, February 17th from
7:30 PM to 9PM in our Parish Center. Tickets are
$20 and can be reserved or picked up by calling or
coming to the Rectory (718)429-4442. You can
bring your own beverage and snacks.
Finally, congratulations to our Santo Niño
devotion prayer group as they celebrate 25 years of
service to our parish. I am very grateful for all that
they do for the parish and for the faith that keeps
them united to Christ. I look forward to working
with them for many years to come.
Thanks 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
St. Sebastian Women Ushers
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…”
Xavier Jose Casela Reyes, JR., Lianie Kristen Go
Ling, Brenda Ines Cornejo, Gabriela Paloma Cortes
“...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, Eleanor 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
Continuation…..
IN MEMORY OF
REQUESTED BY
IN MEMORY OF
John Christopher Boles
The Boles Family
John H McGarry family and Dearie
and Doggie
Wife
Mr. Donald Muscara
Mr. Sanan Jiravanchai
Ms. Venetia Muscara
Nicholas and Gilda Poliseo
Nina Klein
Nora and Leo Owens
Nora and Michael O’ Sullivan
Noreen Carmody
Novie Mae Muyco
Ocasio and Schmoock
Olga Klein
Onofre R. Ignacio
Parents
Partick McGrath
Patrick and Finbarr Mahon
Patrick and Teresa Rohan
Peggy Daly
Peggy Doyle
Peter and Minnie Heaney
Peter Prior
Primo and Dolores Garcia
Reinerio M. Valdehuesa
Rev. Leng Khothisen
Rev. Somporn Upapong
Richey family
Robert C. Reith
Robert J. Cunningham
Rocco and Anna Poliseo
Rollin J. Cameron
Rosa Assiduo
Rosalie and Robert Olens
Rose Finn
John J. McDermott
John K. Gidi Parku
John Kenahan
John Serino
John Shepherd
John Walsh
Joseph and Theresa Kiernan
Joseph Santangelo
Joseph, Gloria and Eugene Zeisler
Josephine and Jerome Gennusa
Josephine Scotti
Judith Foreman
Julian I. Salvador
Kathleen Prendeville
Kinahan and Roche family
Mary McDermott
Alex Gidi
Pamela and Robert Booth
Maureen Engesser
Ann Walsh
Maureen Powers
Susan Santangelo
Christine Zeisler
Christine Zeisler
Husband Abdrew and Son
Carmela Oliva
John, Jane and Nora P. Salvador
John and Ann Prendeville
Leonisa and Cipriano Casinillo
Erwil Libradilla and Celestie
Casillo Libradilla
Leonora R. Ignacio
Linda Olens
Liv. & Dec. family Mbrs.
Lola Gliceria
Ludmilla Cecco
M. Wong Chaisuwan
Mae Moore
Marcos Spada
Margaret & Daniel O’Connell
Margaret Sharon Muaon
Maria Ludda Sriprapa
Maria Rojas
Joan E. Olens
John
James Luistro
Mr. & Mrs. John Semzuk
Malee Chaisuwan
O’Connell family
Martha Spada
O’Connell family
Thomas and Jean Mandia
Malee Chaisuwan
Martin Durkin and Maureen Geary
Martin Galvin
Mary and George Megella
Mary and Patrick Grimes
Mary and Rocco Fanelli
Mary Dawson
Mary Herminia and Stephanie
Zeisler
Maura J. Boyle
McAllen and Lee families
Michael and John Delaney
Michael and Marie Fedyck
Michael Flynn
Michael Pace
Miller - Valdes family
Moises Gonzalez
Mother and Aunt Julia
Mr. & Mrs Alfredo Galicia
Mr. & Mrs. Budi Susilo
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Maguire
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Moylan
Lorri – Ann Durkin
Catherine Galvin
John Megella
Dan Grimes
Susan Santangelo
Christine Zeisler
Cathy Boyle
Mrs. James Lee
Agnes Delaney
Joan Fedyck
Mary O’Keeffe
Frances Pace
John and Alice Miller
Paulina Gonzalez
Mary, Frances and John
Philip Galicia
Dessy Orlovski
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Maguire
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Maguire
Maria
Maria Dig
Salvatore, Anthony, Josephine Scotti
Sandor Roka
Seamus and Sheila Feeley
Simeona M. Valdehueza
Stehpen and Teresa Kosits
Sunghak Ko
The McMahon family
The Beckley family
The Fowley family
The Gamad family
The Gerrity family
The Turner family
Tommy McGee
Tommy Miney
Trassilowati
Vicenzo and Ann Baviello
Virtudes Nodar
Winifred Coyne
REQUESTED BY
Janine Muscara
Vipawan Jiravanchaikul
Janine Muscara
John and Ann Prendeville
Helen Reith
Winnie Feeley
Teresa Sullivan
Mary O’Keeffe
Catherine Schmoock
Helen Reith
Jeffrey Ignacio – Lara
Naty Cagasan
McGrath family
Mary Mahon
Mary McDermott
Mary McMorrow
Chris Lynn
The O’Connells
Mary McDermott
Elena Iravedra
Malee Chaisuwan
Malee Chaisuwan
Helen Brecher
Helen Reith
Eileen Cunningham
John and Ann Prendeville
Mary Cameron
Vincent Mazzella
Joan E. Olens
John and Philomena Nolan
Ralph and Nancy Scotti
Delfina J. Roka
Chris Lynn
Susan V. Apart
Mary O’Keeffe
Rodrigo and Maria Ko
The McMahon family
The McMahon family
The McCourt family
Lourdes Gamad
The O’Connells
The McMahon family
The Boles Family
The Boles Family
Dessy Orlovski
John and Ann Prendeville
Elena Iravedra
Dan Grimes
Jasinto Povo
John Tineo
Liwayway Abalntos
Lorenzo Corona
Lory Antonelli
A Perfect Gift of Love
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
February 13-15, March 13-15, 2015
Refresh your relationship

You will benefit if ….
 you want to enrich a good marriage
You want to expand and deepen your communication
 You want to learn to love more deeply
Bishop Molloy Retreat House,
a Passionist Spiritual Center
86-45 Edgerton Blvd. Jamaica NY 11432
718-739-1229
Bishop Molloy Retreat House, a Passionist Spiritual
Center in Jamaica Estates, welcomes the men /women of
St. Sebastian parish to participate in a retreat on the
weekend of January 30th through February 1st
Married Couples Retreat.
For information contact
Richie and Karen Roginski
56-33 215th Street
Bayside, NY 11364
1-877-NYS-WWME
The retreat opens with Dinner at 7:00 P.M. on Friday and
concludes with Mass at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday.
BLESSING OF CANDLES
Monday, February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of
Our Lord, commonly called Candlemas Day. It is the custom for candles to be blessed on that day for use in
Church and at home. Every Catholic home should have
two blessed candles, which are used when Holy Communion is brought to someone who is ill. In addition to
the candles, a crucifix, and a small glass of water should
be readily available (to help the sick person swallow the
Sacred Host). Candles will be available for purchase before Mass. They will be blessed at all the Masses and
may then be brought home.
Come and Rest a while.
FEAST OF ST. BLAISE
Tuesday, February 3rd
The Traditional blessing of
throats will be offered on that
day at all Masses.
St. Agnus 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
Edward 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
For further information, please call Bishop Molloy
Retreat House at 718-739-1229, or call
your parish promoter
Angela and John Foti at 718-729-4884
Catholic Daughter of America—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 for the intentions of our Service Women
and Men, serving throughout the world.
The Flowers used at all the Masses
this week are for the intentions of the
parishioners of St. Sebastian
Sanctuary Lamps burning at the Altar this
week are for the intentions of our Service
Women and Men, serving throughout the
world.
St. Sebastian School of Excellence
Congratulations to the St Sebastian Boys Swim Team! They enjoyed an undefeated season
winning the CYO Boys championships.
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.
Parents and children are encouraged to attend the 7 PM Mass on Tuesday, January 20th as the
Feast of St. Sebastian is celebrated.
Congratulations to Mr. Michael Moore who will receive the NCEA Distinguished Graduate
Award on Sunday, January 25th at the 10:30 AM Mass. Refreshments will follow in the school
auditorium-all are invited to attend!
Looking ahead- Prospective parents are invited to our Open House days scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 29th from 9 AM until 10:30 AM. We look forward to
meeting you and giving you a tour of our beautiful school. You may be eligible for tuition assistance for the 2015-2016 school year. Come and learn about the many programs we offer!
Thanks to all of you who continue to collect BoxTops for Education! We are so grateful for
your support.
Peace,
JoAnn 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
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 www.Labelsforeducation.com.
Thank you so much for your continued support of our school.
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
*Based On All Tickets Sold*
Call Harry Connor at
718/672-8989
Tickets will go fast!!!
Sports Council 24th Annual
“SUPER SATURDAY
DANCE”
On
ONLY 200 TICKETS SOLD
Donation: $100.00
DRAWING:
Sat. January 24th, 2015
11:30 P.M.
At the Parish Center
During Sports
Council Dance
MAKES A GREAT
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Seller of 1st Prize ticket
receives $500.00
Saturday, January
24th, 2015
7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
(PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME)
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Comunidad Latinoamericana
“Cada hombre y cada pueblo tiene hambre y sed de paz”, dice el Papa Francisco
Continuación
VATICANO, 04 Ene. 15 / 10:15 am.- El Papa Francisco señaló que tiene el pensamiento puesto “en los conflictos que
todavía ensangrientan demasiadas regiones del planeta, en las tensiones en las familias y comunidades: ¡en cuántas familias, en cuántas comunidades también parroquiales hay guerras!”.
“Así como también en los contrastes encendidos en nuestras ciudades, nuestros países, entre grupos de diferentes estratos
culturales, étnicos y religiosos. Tenemos que convencernos, no obstante todas las apariencias en contrario, que la concordia es siempre posible, en todos los niveles y en todas las situaciones”.
“¡No hay futuro sin propósitos y proyectos de paz! ¡No hay futuro sin paz!”, exclamó.
El Papa indicó que la paz es anunciada en el Antiguo Testamento “como don especial de Dios en el nacimiento del Redentor”.
“Este don tiene que ser implorado y tiene que ser recibido cada día con compromiso, en las situaciones en las que nos
encontramos”.
Francisco subrayó que “en los albores de este nuevo año, todos nosotros estamos llamados a reavivar en el corazón un
impulso de esperanza, que debe traducirse en obras concretas de la paz”.
“¿Tu no estás bien con esto? ¡Haz la paz! En tu casa, ¡haz la paz! En tu comunidad, ¡haz la paz! En tu trabajo, ¡haz la
paz! Obras de paz, de reconciliación y fraternidad. Cada uno de nosotros debe cumplir gestos de fraternidad hacia su prójimo especialmente hacia quienes están extenuados por tensiones familiares o disidencias de diversa índole”.
El Papa aseguró que “estos pequeños gestos tienen mucho valor: pueden ser semillas que dan esperanza, puede abrir caminos y perspectivas de paz”.
“Invoquemos ahora a María, Reina de la Paz. Ella, durante su vida terrena, conoció no pocas dificultades, relacionadas
con la fatiga diaria de la existencia. Pero nunca perdió la paz del corazón, fruto del abandono confiado en la misericordia
de Dios. A María, nuestra tierna Madre, le pedimos que indique al mundo entero el camino seguro del amor y de la paz”,
concluyó.
Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario, Ciclo B
Vengan y vean
I Samuel 3:3b-10, 19: La misión del profeta comienza con una llamada de Dios. En una actitud de escucha, el profeta
deja que la Palabra de Dios penetre en su interior; así es como se convierte en un hombre de Dios comprometido a comunicar al mundo un mensaje salvador.
I Corintios 6:13c-15a, 17-20: Nuestros cuerpos son para el Señor puesto que somos miembros del Cuerpo de Cristo y
templos del Espíritu Santo. Usar el cuerpo para el pecado es ir en contra de nuestra dignidad humana y Cristiana; el
cuerpo ha de ser usado para glorificar a Dios.
Juan 1:35-42: Juan Bautista presenta a Jesús como el Cordero de Dios; los discípulos de Juan muestran interés en
Jesús, en su vida. Sin ninguna imposición, Jesús les invita a ver, y aquellos hombres comienzan a seguirle y a hacerse
sus discípulos.
Actividades de nuestra Comunidad para el mes de enero
1. El domingo pasado se reunió por primera vez la Pastoral Matrimonial después de la misa de 12 en el auditorio de la
escuela; asistieron unas 30 personas. La próxima reunión será el domingo 8 de febrero. La actividad no durará mas de
una hora. Se invita a todas las parejas.
2. 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 y la importancia
de hacer un testamento. La actividad no durará mas de una hora. Toda la comunidad está invitada.
3. A petición del Padre Abels, la familia Baculima respondió donando un cuadro de la imágen de la Virgen de la Nube
del Ecuador. Agradecemos a esta familia por su donación.
4. Si tiene un familiar o conoce a una persona muy enferma o impedida que necesite de la visita de un sacerdote, puede
ver a Freddy Velarde en las misas de los sábados y domingos y recibir un formato para ser llenado con la información;
este debe ser colocado en la canasta de la colecta.
5. El grupo de oración se reúne todos los miércoles a las 7 pm en el sótano de la escuela. Se invita a toda la comunidad.
Music Ministry
RS - Ritual Song
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Entrance Chant: Gather Us In (Haugen, Marty) RS-850
Presentation and Preparation of the Gifts: Here I Am, Lord (Schutte, Dan)
RS-802
Communion Chant: We Are Many Parts (Haugen, Marty) RS-840
Sending Forth: Lift Up Your Hearts (O’Connor, SJ, Roc) RS-691
Filipino Community
St. Sebastian Line Dance Ministry
Come and join us for regular Line Dance and Zumba
every Saturday, 7pm - 11pm in the school auditorium.
7:00pm - 7:30pm Warm-up
7:30pm - 8:30pm Zumba
8:30pm - 11:00pm Line Dance
Donation at the door: $5.00/adults; $3.00/children
All proceeds go to the church/school.
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