FEBRUARY 1, 2015 4th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Parish Website: www.olhcparish.org
SACRAMENTS
WELCOME TO OUR PARISH
Baptisms
Every Sunday at 2:00 PM. Baptism classes, for firsttime parents and parents not married in the Catholic
Church, are held on the first Saturday of the month, in
the lower church, at 11:00 AM.
Reconciliation
Saturdays at 9:30 AM and 25 minutes before every
weekday and weekend Masses.
Communion to the Homebound
Please call the Rectory to make arrangements for those
homebound or hospitalized.
Marriage
Couples should call the Rectory to arrange a meeting
with a priest or deacon at least six months in advance of
their wedding.
Anointing of the Sick
Call the Rectory at any time.
RCIA
A series of classes presenting a deeper exploration of
the Catholic faith for adults which prepares them to
make a conscious choice to receive the SACRAMENT
OF BAPTISM, FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND
CONFIRMATION. Please call the Rectory.
We extend a warm welcome to families and individuals
who are new to our Parish.
SICK LIST
Please update us monthly.
PRIVATE PRAYER
The Church is open weekdays until 7:00 PM in the
evening, for personal prayer and meditation.
SPONSOR CERTIFICATES
Individuals must come in person to see priest on duty.
MASS SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER-JUNE
Saturday Evening Vigil
4:30 PM Family Mass
Sunday
8:00 AM
9:30 AM Family Mass
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
4:00 PM Spanish Mass
6:30 PM
JULY-AUGUST
Saturday Evening Vigil
4:30 PM Family Mass
Sunday
8:00 AM
10:00 AM Family Mass
12:00 PM
4:00 PM Spanish Mass
6:30 PM
WEEKDAYS 9:00 AM
Please register at the Rectory so that we can be of
service to you. We encourage you to fully participate in
our parish life.
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
5 SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
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“Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach
there also. For this purpose have I come.” ( Mark 1:38)
PARISH
7396 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10307
Pastor
Fr. D. Francis Dias
Parochial Vicar
Fr. Sylvester Ranasinghe
Deacons
Deacon Richard Salhany
Deacon John Singler
Secretaries Mrs. Ninfa Chiarello (M-T-F)
Mrs. Mary C. Zammit (T-W-TH)
Mrs. Maria B. Byrnes (W-TH-F)
Rectory Office 718-317-9772 Fax No. 718-317-0038
SCHOOL
23 Summit Street, Staten Island, NY 10307
Principal
Mr. Michael J. Saldarelli
School Office 718-984-1360 Fax No. 718-966-9356
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
23 Summit Street, Staten Island, NY 10307
Mrs. Marie T. Dunigan
Office 718-227-2441
Fax No. 718-966-9356
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MONTH-AT-A-GLANCE
DAY DATE
TIME
INTENTION
REQUESTED BY
Sat
02/07
4:30 PM Bertha & Joseph Piaskoski
Betty Eisengrein
Sun
02/08
8:00 AM
Don Morisi
Caterina & Paolo
Giampietro
9:30 AM
Adelina Alberga
Angelo Alberga
11:00 AM
Maria Morocco
Peter & Patricia Rogers
12:30 PM
Volunteers of St. Edward
Food Pantry
OLHC Parish
4:00 PM
Spanish Mass
6:30 PM
James F. Jones
John & Lori Miller
SCOUT
SUNDAY
Mon
02/09
9:00 AM
Anne Troland Oghia
Joan & Bill Naeder
Tue
02/10
9:00 AM
Elizabeth Tricarico
Polacik, Murphy &
Sorensen Families
Wed
02/11
9:00 AM
Elizabeth Rabbit-Dreyer
Michael & Maura
Prendergast
Thu
02/12
9:00 AM
Antonetta Scotto
Her Daughter
Fri
02/13
9:00 AM
The People of Our Parish
Sat
02/14
9:00 AM
James C. Lynch
Ann Lynch
4:30 PM
Frank Kinkopf
Kinkopf Family
8:00 AM
John & Grace Killeen
Deacon John & Judy
Singler
9:30 AM
Robert Martarano
John & Ginny
Buonviaggio
11:00 AM
Vito Ernandis
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher
Ernandis
12:30 PM
Pasquale & Dina
Buonsante
Maria & Luigi Gallaro
4:00 PM
Spanish Mass
6:30 PM
The People of Our Parish
Sun
02/15
FAMILY SUPPORT FOR LOVED
ONES ADDICTED TO DRUGS/
ALCOHOL
For more info, contact Gail Kross
@ 973-600-5301
CROSS ROAD FOUNDATION
COLLECTION
4th weekend after all Masses
Next Collection: February 21/22
FIRST FRIDAY
Mass-9:00 AM
Adoration/Benediction-9:30 AM
SCRIPTURE SHARING
Thursdays-7:30 PM-Rectory
ST. EDWARD FOOD PANTRY
COLLECTION
1st weekend after all Masses
Next collection: March 1/2
THIRD ORDER OF MARY
3rd Sun. after 12:30 PM Mass-Gym
Next Meeting: February 15
YOUTH GROUP (GRADES 6-12)
2nd & 4th Sun. after 6:30 PM Mass
Gym
Next Meeting: February 8
ZUMBA
Gym
For scheduling info, contact
Cathy Cataletto @ 917-829-1402 or
e-mail: cathyzumba@aol.com
THE SAINTS OF THE WEEK
Sat
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
02/07 BVM
02/08
02/09
02/10 St. Scholastica
02/11 Our Lady of Lourdes
02/12
02/13
02/14 Sts. Cyril, Monk & Methodius
02/15
If a weekend Mass is being offered for a family member, please let a priest or usher know if you wish to bring up the gifts.
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
INCLEMENT WEATHER
The inclement weather of the past two weeks has caused school closings and cancellations of
Religious Education classes. In addition, the PPC meeting scheduled for Monday, February 2 nd, has
been rescheduled to this Monday, February 9th, at the usual time and place. Important matters are to
be discussed, so it is imperative that all members attend.
MASS ATTENDANCE
Mass Attendance has not been too bad given the weather we have been having. Some have even
attended the Spanish Mass, while others switched the time of Mass they would ordinarily attend.
Thank you for your efforts.
WEEKLY OFFERINGS
We are thinking of having a separate collection for special envelopes. Until then, you may put
the special envelopes in with the usual collection. I appreciate the contributions you give to these special collections such as heat, snow removal, etc. No special collection was taken for them, yet some
of you did not forget them. Thanks to all who did bring them in.
LITURGICAL UPDATING
The purpose to updating our liturgy is to get the faithful more interested. Our aim is for active
participation by all. We want the congregation to be interested in the liturgy. This can be done by engaging the faithful so as to generate a sense of increased participation and liveliness in the liturgy.
Several attempts have been made since the two seminarians visited us at the end of December. We
quizzed the preacher/homilist with a view to deepening the subject preached. Most of the time it was
a success. We hope to continue this technique of engagement, and I expect cooperation and goodwill
from all parishioners.
BULLETIN AND WEBPAGE
I have received positive feedback from parishioners and visitors regarding format and content.
We are always open to new ideas. One suggestion is to give a list of the upcoming Sunday’s homily
on the readings so that the faithful can come prepared with questions. I will keep you updated.
Have a blessed week! Fr. Frank
MINISTRY SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 14 & 15
MASS
EUCHARISTIC MINISTER
LECTOR
ALTAR SERVER
USHER
4:30 PM
Janet S. John A.
Rosemarie A. Lois B
Angela N.
Carl H.
Joseph N.
Julia F.
Dennis C. Frank C.
Larry N.
8:00 AM
Darlene A. Frank D.
Joanne F. Ralph P.
Joanne F.
Ralph P.
Edmund M.
Vanessa M.
Peter V. Steve P.
Tony D.
9:30 AM
Gloria F. Anna R.
Greg H. Jim P.
Joan B.
Brynne H.
Rian H.
Ryan N.
Angelo A. Rich E.
Connor C.
11:00 PM
Ann L. David F.
Henry C. Rosa C.
Donna F.
Patricia R.
Chris M.
Emile L.
Sergio L. Bill N.
Pat L. Jeffrey N.
12:30 PM
Maureen T. Ruth P.
Gail K. Marie P.
Maryellen E.
Kathy P.
Vincent A.
Jeffrey A.
Martin E. Michael I.
Nick Q.
6:30 PM
Frances L. Michael J.
Connie S. John G.
Connie S.
Monica L.
Jeffrey M.
Joseph D.
Jack A. Jamie A.
Dennis A.
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Pray for the deceased
Let us remember all the faithful departed.
MEMORIAL OFFERINGS
BREAD & WINE
Nilda, Gary Ponpon Peterson & Family
In Thanksgiving
SANCTUARY LAMP
The People of Our Parish
ALTAR CANDLE
The People of Our Parish
ALTAR FLOWERS
Eagle Scout James Whitehurst-Req. by Mom & Dad
Eagle Scout Kevin Dunigan-Req. by Mom
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISH
Aubrey
George Kerber
Nilda Peterson
Joan Bartenhagen
Rafael Laskowski
John Placente
Ronnie Benitez
Maria LaSorsa
Anna Marie Reinthaler
Valerie Bertan
Mei Foo Liao
Robin Rodolfo
Chris Bessi
Joseph Liotine
Barbara Rotunno
Dennis Castelli
Anthony Lodareo
Frances Rotunno
Scott Conniff
Ralph Lucchese
Hayley Rusciano
Rita Cowan
Scuoto Maisco
Philip Russo
Joseph D’Angelo
Ed Malley
Patricia Savino
Ellen Derowski
Joseph Manfredi
Anna Socci
George Day
Joseph Mariconda
Shelia Sullivan
Josie Doty
Peter Marsh
Edward Svenningsen
Dennis Emperor
Ken McCall
Paul Taravella
Norene Emperor
Terence McGowan
Justin Too
Leopold Fleming
Laura Murillo
Aiden Truscelli
Nancy Flynn
Georgianna O’ Connor Josephine Winters
Ramona Fogelstrom Joan Orena
Dominick Yanchunas
Laura Grzeskowiak
Raymond Perry Jr.
Gail Yanchunas
Larry Hartnett
SPC Sean Pesce
Joseph Yasso
SCOUT SUNDAY
Sunday, February 8, 2015
9:30 AM Mass
This day is designated for all Scouts to show their
commitment to their “Duty to God”.
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WEEKLY SACRIFICIAL OFFERING
February 2, 2014
$9,317
February 1, 2015
$8,586
Number of Envelopes
285
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands, protect them
as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER LIST FOR OUR SERVICE
MEN & WOMAN
Andrew S. Aswad SC
David Baggs NY
Thomas Brown LA
Raquel Caramanno CA
Robert Chiusano GA
Michael Ievolo Afghanistan
Anthony Manetta Africa
Mark Philip Martino US Army
Mason Morgante NC
Ronald McNair Afghanistan
Raymond Conde Afghanistan
Cody Robinson CA
Cassandra Facciponti West Point Shawn Robinson WA
Brian P. Fleming Germany
Nicholas Singler NC
Greg Tegan IL
50/50 CLUB
The February 50/50 is now in progress.
Donation to enter: $5
Congratulations to January’s winner,
Chris & Rich Bessi, who won $287.50.
REMEMBER….YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
First Reading: Job 7:1-4, 6-7
In this passage, Job laments the drudgery and pain all
people sometimes experience in life. He talks of troubled
days and restless nights. But he does mention that the
days move along swiftly, which can remind us that our
time here on earth is quite limited and should be well
spent.
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
Paul explains to the Corinthians that he has no choice,
but must preach the gospel. He tells of making himself all
things to all people, in order to save some of them. He
reminds them that he does this willingly, in the hope of
sharing in the blessings of the gospel.
Gospel: Mark 1:29-39
Jesus cured Simon and Andrew’s mother of a fever, then
others with illnesses or demons came to see him. He
cured those who were ill, and cast out the demons of the
others. Then he went off and prayed alone until his followers sought him out. Jesus and his disciples then moved
on to other villages to proclaim the good news.
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POPE FRANCIS – WORLD MEETING OF
FAMILIES in PHILADELPHIA
Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia next September to
participate in the World Meeting of Families to be held
from September 22-27. If you would like more information about this event, please see the website:
www.worldmeeting2015.org.
The World Meeting of Families
Philadelphia 2015 Official Iconic Image & Prayer
God and Father of us all, in Jesus, your Son and our
Savior, you have made us your sons and daughters
in the family of the Church. May your grace and love
help our families in every part of the world be united to
one another in fidelity to the Gospel. May the example
of the Holy Family, with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled, to be
homes of communion and prayer and to always seek
your truth and live in your love through Christ our
Lord. Amen. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT
Did you know that the Education Investment Tax Credit is
an opportunity for individual taxpayers or businesses to
receive a tax credit for donations to nonprofit organizations that provide scholarships for students in grades K-12
in Catholic/private schools? This initiative would generate
greater funding for scholarships to families to help pay
private school tuition as well as help teachers to purchase
classroom materials. For more information, please visit
www.investmentined.org.
PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION
Next weekend, there will be a second collection to support the work of the Holy Father.
With your help, Christ’s love will be cast upon the world.
Please be as generous as your blessings allow.
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Eva Tortora ia a motivational speaker who works individually with different people to help them better and change their
lives. She has studied peer advocacy and has certificates in
that. She has written about health, nutrition and positive
thinking in various magazines. Her services are for free. For
more information e-mail: eva6790@gmail.com.
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ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK
2015 MEN’S CONFERENCE
MEN, BE WHO YOU ARE
The Archdiocese of New York Men’s Commission is
hosting the First Annual Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Fordham Rose Hill campus. The speakers will include His Eminence Timothy
Cardinal Dolan, Damon Owens, a renowned public
speaker and strong proponent of the Catholic faith,
and Joe Klecko, former all-star New York Jets defensive lineman. Admission is $45 and includes breakfast, lunch and t-shirt. To register or for more information, please visit www.nymensconference.com or
call Kim Quatela at (646) 794-3198.
Please pray in the weeks leading up to the success of
the Men’s Conference on March 21st .
“Heavenly Father, open the hearts of all men to hear
Your call and draw closer to You. Forgive me for the
times I have not loved you with all my heart, soul,
strength and mind. Grant me the grace to live out my
vocation faithfully as son, husband, father, friend.
Build me up in my daily failings and renew me with
Your grace. Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate and St. Joseph, allow me to witness through my
daily life Your unfailing love and mercy so that I may
be found worthy to enter Your Kingdom through our
Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and
ever.” Amen.
GIFTS FROM BETHLEHEM
Olivewood Handcrafted From the Holy Land
WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 14/15
Representatives from Land of Peace
will be here next weekend, selling
hand carved gifts made from the olive
wood of the Holy Land. You may
visit with them before or after each Mass, in the church
lobby. Thank you for your vital support for a Christian
tradition and in protecting this very important culture
and industry.
PRAYER TO ST. VALENTINE
O glorious advocate and protector, Saint
Valentine, look with pity upon our wants.
Hear our requests, and attend to our prayers. Relieve by your intercession the miseries under
which we labor, and obtain for us the divine blessing,
that we may be found worthy to join you in praising
the Almighty for all eternity: through the merits of
Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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2015 CARDINAL’S APPEAL
The 2015 Appeal has begun!
Recently Cardinal Dolan sent a
letter asking for your support.
Your generosity will help strengthen the following
areas: Pastoral Offices and Programs, Support for
Needy Parishes, The Departments of Education and Religious Education, Works of Charity, Retired Priests and
Religious and Preparing the Clergy. Make a gift today.
The goal for our Parish is $76,500. You can make your
gift on-line at: www.cardinalsappeal.org. May God
bless you for your generosity.
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READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Sunday Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39
Monday Gn 1:1-19; Mk 6:53-56
Tuesday Gn 1:20—2:4a; Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17; Mk 7:14-23
Thursday Gn 2:18-25; Mk 7:24-30
Friday Gn 3:1-8; Mk 7:31-37
Saturday Gn 3:9-24; Mk 8:1-10
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