Readings at Mass for the Week

Saint Columba
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Catholic Faith Community
Diocese of Brooklyn
2245 Kimball Street, Brooklyn, New York 11234-5154
Telephone: (718) 338-6265
Fax: (718) 377-6440
Office hours: Monday through Thursday: 9 AM to 8 PM
Friday: NO regular hours (by appointment only)
Saturdays: 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays: 10 AM to 2 PM
Very Rev. Francis J. Hughes, V.F., Pastor
Rev. Charles J. Matonti, Pastor Emeritus
Deacon Lawrence E. Coyle, RCIA Coordinator
Deacon Fred Ritchie, Director of Religious Education
Alice Fiato, Administrative Assistant
Saturdays: 5 PM; Sundays: 8 AM, 10 AM &12 Noon
(Summer Schedule: Saturdays: 5 PM; Sundays: 9 AM, 11:30 AM)
Holy Days: Vigil at 7:30 PM, & on the Feast at 9 AM & 12 Noon
Weekdays (Monday through Saturday): 9 AM
Miraculous Medal Novena: following 9 AM Mass each Friday
Holy Hour & Benediction: following 9 AM Mass on 1st Fridays
Communion for the Homebound
For those who are unable to attend Mass and desire to receive
Holy Communion - call the parish office
Reconciliation (Confessions)
Saturdays: from 4 PM to 4:45 PM, or upon request.
Altar Servers: John Agresto –
6th Grade and above.
Eucharistic Ministers: Paul DePaolo –
Communion for homebound.
Lectors: Carolyn DePaolo
Liturgy Committee: Pat Pennea
Ministry of Environment:
Lee Ritchie & Barbara Riley.
Music Ministry: Charles Gelo
Ministry of Consolation: Pat Pennea –
Funeral Mass planning
Ministry of Hospitality (Ushers):
Pat Pennea
Centering Prayer: Paul Moses –
Mondays at 7:30 pm
Prayer Group: Deacon Larry Coyle
Pastoral Planning Council:
John Hayes, President –
Suggestion box in Church foyer
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
When one’s health is seriously impaired due to illness, age or
injury, a priest should be contacted to administer the sacrament.
Usually, on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM.
Preparations include: pre-registration with a staff member and
instructions on the 1st Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM
Arrangements must be made at the Parish Office at least
six (6) months before the wedding. Also see
Midwood Catholic Academy
St. Columba is affiliated with and supports MCA, located at
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 1501 Hendrickson St., 718-377-1800,
Mrs. Elena Heimbach, Principal
Ladies’ Guild: Amelia LaLima –
1st Wednesday of the month at 7:45 pm
Men’s Club: Charles Gelo –
Check bulletin for meeting days and times
Golden Age Club: John Gilligan –
Thursdays from 12 noon to 3:00 pm
Bingo: Joanne Cringle – Mondays at 6:45 pm;
Betty Mineo – Tuesdays at 11 am
Saint Vincent DePaul Society: Deacon
Larry Coyle – Assistance to the needy
Youth Council (Sports):
Bob Sommer (718-951-7665) &
Debbie Izzo (718-336-0065) – Athletic
programs ages 5 and up
Book Club: Last Tuesday of the month
at 7 pm. Check bulletin for reading selection.
Alcoholics Anonymous:
Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Recovery, Inc.: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
Secular Franciscan Order:
4th Sunday of the month at 1:00 pm
Religious Education: Deacon Fred
Ritchie – Grades 1 to 8 & Special Needs
(718) 253-8840
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults:
Deacon Larry Coyle – Adult
Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
Adult Faith Formation: Paul Moses –
Education program including Bible
Study and Night at the Movies
Outreach: Maryann Oliva Welcoming new parishioners and those
seeking to return to the Church
Vocations Committee: Deacon Fred
Ritchie – For those discerning a call to
the ordained or consecrated life
Elizabeth Ministry: Ming Lay –
Support for expectant parents and
young families. Mondays at 10:00 am
Youth Ministry: John Agresto –
Teenage social and service group,
for Grades 6 to 12
For assistance, contact the Parish Office at (718) 338-6265.
Daily Mass Intentions
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
Readings at Mass for the Week:
Saturday, January 31
5:00 pm ▪ For All the People of the Parish
▪ Joseph Sullivan, by the Nuzzo family
Sunday, February 1
8:00 am Dennis Collins, by the O’Dea family
10:00 am John O’Brien, by St. Columba Religious Ed.
12:00 pm Frank Sharkey, by Maureen & family
Monday, February 2
9:00 am Those enrolled in the Purgatorial Society
Tuesday, February 3
9:00 am Patrick Sullivan, by Dr. & Mrs. Greenberg & Staff
Wednesday, February 4
9:00 am Patrick Sullivan, by Maureen & Bob Sharkey
Thursday, February 5
9:00 am Jorefe Pandolfo, by the Tamilio family
Friday February 6
9:00 am Giovanna & Angelo Gerratano,
by Susie & Manny Gerratano
Saturday, February 7
9:00 am Frank Arcoleo, Sr. & Frank Arcoleo, Jr.,
by Tess & Annmarie Arcoleo
5:00 pm Nick Cataldo, by Maryanne Fasano
Sunday, February 8
8:00 am ▪ For All the People of the Parish
▪ Gerry Braganza, by his wife, Azea
▪ Amelia LaLima, by Deacon Larry & Eileen Coyle
10:00 am Michael Ritchie, by Deacon Fred & Lee Ritchie
12:00 pm Carmine Urciuoli, by his wife & family
Parish Purgatorial Society -- In addition to our Mass
Intentions, you may remember your loved ones by enrolling them in the
Purgatorial Society. Enrollees are remembered at a monthly mass for
a full year. Four Memorials for any intentions are available each week
through the Rectory Office. They are (each for the entire week):
An Offering For:
■ Ringing of the Bells
■ the Sanctuary Lamp
■ Altar Flowers
■ Hosts & Wine
Altar Flowers: In memory of Frank Arcoleo, Sr.
& Frank Arcoleo, Jr., by Tess & Annmarie Arcoleo
& Wine: In memory of Patrick Sullivan,
by the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Sunday, Feb. 1
Dt 18:15-20; 1 Cor 7:32–35; Mk 1:21-28
Monday, Feb. 2
Mal 3:1-4 ; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Heb 12:1-4; Mk 5:21-43
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Heb 12 :4-15; Mk 6:1-6
Thursday, Feb. 5
Heb 12:18-24; Mk 6:7-13
Friday, Feb. 6
Heb 13:1-8; Mk 6:14-29
Saturday, Feb. 7
Sunday, Feb. 8
Heb 13:15-21; Mk 6:30-34
Jb 7:1-7; 1 9:16-23; Mk 1:29-39
Readings are also available at the Bishops’ website:
OUR CIRCLE OF PRAYER -- Please Pray for the Sick:
Mary Aiello
Susan Alloca
Debra Anduaga
Vincent Angelo
Fern Arcieri
Theresa Arcoleo
Nicole Angelo
John Arroyo
Christian Banker
Jacqueline Banker
Rose Barbaro
Patricia Batack
Butch Bowler
Meado Bronson
Sarah Bronson
John Burke
Suzanne Burns
Regina Buthorn
Grace Butler
Pierce Butler
Connie Cancello
Carmela Canonico
Tom Caporale
Julie Caragiulo
Cosmina Caruso
Baby Anthony M. Cicolello
Nikki Coe
William Cohen
Dennis Cook
Bridget Colliery
Joan Collins
Peggy Connelly
David Conti
Diane Crisply
Salvatore Cyprian
Rose Cyprian
Vicky De Gruccio
Gay Delzezcchia
Al Dobbs
Dorothy Dobbs
Lisa Donofrio
Denise Esposito
Robert V. Esposito
Sienna Ferrugio
Margaret Finn
Kristine Fitzpatrick
Lucia Funaro
Frank Gambaro
Frank Gelo
Damian Gonzalez
Luz Gonzalez-Carlson
Marinella Giovaniello
Linda Guglielmo
Julia Hansen
Cassandra Henry
Marie Honchaurk
Eileen Humel
Gilda Ida
Gianna Jara
Marge Jasman
Cheryl Joseph
Michael Joseph
Logan Kaplan
Lorraine Keogh
Andreya Laguerre
Marie LaVine
Jennifer Lemon
Jonathan Michael Lemon
Blanche Lenihan
Courtney Lentini
Mark Lewis
Michelle Lopresti
Danielle Lyons
Karen Lyons
Séan Mahon
Madelyn Mahony
H. Manning
Andrea Martin
Evelyn McCarthy
Cheyenne McCloud
Daniel Mellone
Carmen Mende
Gemma Mignano
Steve Mignano
Nicholas Murad
John Nellis
Christy Noonan
Arthur Nuriele
Larry O’Grady
Fr. John O’Holohan, S.J.
Chioma Okpara
Charlotte O’Leary
Bettina Ortiz
Joanne Parasole
Pat Perkins
Donna Pimpinella
Susan Proietti
George Raphael
Basia Recko
Kate Reinke
Linda Rhatigan
Doris Rochford
Joan Rochford
John Joseph S.
Denise Santanella
Breanna Sarubbi
Casey Sarubbi
Jonathan Sarubbi
Shelly Schechter
Stu Selmon
Jeanne Silva
Romolo Testa
Judy Thomas
Ann Thompson
Margaret Tobin
Armando Tommasso
Joanne Musolino Vidal
Paul Wein
Bob Wilson
Margaret Wrede
And for the Deceased: Thomas Duffy, and Marion
O’Farrell If you would like to have a name added, removed or retained,
please call the parish office.
Vocation Corner -- February 1, 2015
“Everyone is searching for You.” If your search for the Lord
is leading you to a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated
life, call the Vocation Office at 718-827-2454, or email: Think about it, pray over it, and
contact Deacon Fred in the Religious Education Office at
(718)253-8840, or by email at The rewards
are heavenly!
Pray daily for the Priests and Deacons of our Diocese:
2/1...Rev. Dennis Farrell
2/2...Rev. William Farrugia
2/3...Rev. Msgr.Eugene Feldhaus
2/4...Rev. Charles Fermeglia
2/5...Rev. Joachim Fernando
2/6...Rev. Msgr. Fernando Ferrarese
2/7...Rev. Msgr. Steven Ferrari
Dcn Jaime Cobham
Dcn. Joseph Connelly
Dcn. Thomas Connolly
Dcn. Jose Contreras
Dcn. William Contreras
Dcn. Victor Costa
Dcn. Thomas Costello
Please Pray also for Pope Francis
February 1, 2015
Why can’t we all celebrate Mass
in Latin?
You said we should offer Mass in several languages so
everyone can participate. There is an alternative: the Latin
Mass. In the past, all nationalities could attend and unite
themselves to the sacrifice on Calvary without the barrier of
vernacular. There is one God and one Church. There should
be one Mass.
I’m writing this in the rectory of the Redemptorist parish
in New Orleans. Across the street is St. Alphonsus Church,
which was built for Irish- and English-speaking immigrants in
1847. Behind the rectory is St. Mary’s Assumption, which was
built for German-speaking immigrants in 1849. Two blocks
from here is Notre Dame de Bon Secours, which was built in
1843 for French speaking immigrants.
Until the 1960s, Mass was celebrated in Latin, but the
preaching and music weren’t necessarily done in Latin.
Latin has been an important part of the Catholic Church
since the fourth century, but it’s important to remember that
language and ethnicity don’t bind us—Jesus does.
I think we should do whatever we can to help people know
Jesus. If celebrating Mass in Spanish, German, English, and
French is going to bring people closer to Jesus, that’s what we
should do.
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The Youth Ministry of
St. Bernard-St. ColumbaResurrection Parishes
 A place where teens can be with other teenagers and be
free to be themselves in a spirit of Christian fellowship
 For teens in grades 9 through 12
 Meets from 6 to 8 PM 1st Sunday at St. Bernard
2nd Sunday at St. Columba
3rd Sunday at Resurrection
 Contact: Youth Minister, Mel McChesney (
Please pray for the repose of the souls of
our parishioners who died in January:
Maryann Barbuto
Patrick Sullivan
Joseph Sullivan
Thomas Duffy
May their souls and the souls of all the
Faithful Departed rest in peace! Amen.
For January, 2015
Joseph Sullivan Susie Tomasino
Patricia Stewart Patrick Dolan
Good News!
February 1, 2015
Dt 18:15–20; 1 Cor 7:32–35; Mk 1:21–28
When my children were small, I had the power all mothers
have to soothe little cuts, scrapes, and bruises with a single kiss.
Mother kisses, and the hurt is lessened or disappears altogether.
It worked wonders until the day my daughter burned her hand
when she touched a steam pot. With full confidence, she lifted
her fingers to be kissed—and then realized they still hurt. Over
and over she lifted them to my lips, and over and over I kissed
them until I finally admitted we needed to try something else.
Cold water and a wash cloth eventually soothed the pain, and the
limits of my magic touch were suddenly apparent.
Jesus’ power is of a different magnitude. It’s evident when he
reads and preaches with authority
(from the Greek word exousia, which
means “out of himself”—as opposed to
studying or having a title thrust on him).
It’s even more manifest when he simply
rebukes a demon and the demon leaves
his human host—not because he wants
to, but because he knows true authority
when he sees and hears it.
It’s no wonder the people are astonished. They’ve never seen this kind of immediate response. This
is no mother’s kiss to heal the little hurts of life, no magician pretending to have power he doesn’t. This is the Son of God come to
cast out evil itself and open the Scriptures so the people can hear
God’s Word in a new and powerful way.
Today, let us turn to him to heal our wounds and make us
Mary Katharine Deeley
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join us FoR THE sT. CoLuMBA MEn’s CLuB
Sunday, February 1, 2015 AT 6:00 P.M.
Msgr. Jolly Hall
* * *Admission is free * * *
To reserve a table or for your FREE ticket,
Call 718-253-0759
Refreshments will be sold:
Franks, burgers, knishes, chips, Pretzels,
Beer, soda, coffee
ALL MEn oF THE pARisH ARE inviTEd To join THE MEn’s CLuB, FoR inFo, CALL: 718-253-0759
Saint Columba Ladies’ Guild
“Spring FeSt -- raFFle night”
(our Annual Card Party)
Lots of wonderful prizes!
plus Pot-of-Gold Drawing!
Friday, March 20, 2015
(doors open at 6:30 PM)
THE TABLET (Our Diocesan Newspaper)
Again in 2015, all parishioners will be receiving The Tablet at
home (not just those who subscribe). Delivery of The Tablet to
parishes in the Diocese works on a quota system. Each parish must
receive a certain number of papers, either to the church or mailed to
parishioners’ homes or a combination of both. We will continue to
have our full quota of papers mailed directly to our families. This
will be at NO CHARGE to the parishioners (therefore, there are no
subscriptions). However, since it will still cost the parish for our
quota (as it has all along), I am asking those who wish, to kindly
make a “donation” to help defray the cost to the parish.
You may use the green “Tablet” envelope inserted in your packet of donation envelopes (dated February 1, 2015) for this
purpose. You may donate any amount you wish, but the suggested
amount is the actual cost of a subscription - $28.00.
For Your Information:
Billed to the parish for Tablet in 2014. . . $7,113.00
Donated in the Green Tablet envelope in 2014. . . $2,489.00
Cost to the parish for Tablet in 2014 . . . $4,624.00
Donation $20.00 per person
Includes: Chips, Pretzels, Cookies, Soda, Coffee, Tea
For reservations, call:
Rose (718-627-4247),
Loretta (718-252-9238), or
Mary (718-339-0692)
If you use our church envelopes and need to have a record of
your contributions to St. Columba Church for the past year
(2014) for income tax purposes, please contact the rectory
during office hours or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope
with your request to: St. Columba Church, 2245 Kimball St.,
Brooklyn, New York 11234. We will be happy to forward the
information to you.
This Week in Our Parish
Sunday, 2/1 ▪ Religion Class - 8:30 AM & 11:00AM
▪ Youth Council - 1:15 PM
▪ Super Bowl Party - 6 PM - MJH
Monday, 2/2 ▪ Religion Class - 3:15 PM
▪ Bingo - 6:45 PM (doors open at 4:45 PM)
Tuesday, 2/3 ▪ Blessing of Throats - at the 9 AM Mass
▪ Bingo - 11 AM
▪ Recovery Inc. - 7 PM
Annual Candle Racks
Annual Memorial Candles are available
for your intentions. These are located on
the right side wall of church, near the
three statues. You can reserve a candle
which will be memorialized and lit for
your intention for a full year for a donation of $150. At the end of a year, you will be able to renew your
candle for another year, as often as you want. Reservation forms are
available if you are interested.
The Tree of Life,
located in the
back of Church, offers a wonderful opportunity to perpetuate memories of special
moments and special people. If you wish
to join us in this Parish enterprise, please
call: (718) 338-6265, or stop by the
Rectory Office for more information or an
Wednesday, 2/4 ▪ A.A. - 10 AM
▪ Religion Class - 2 PM & 3:30 PM
Thursday, 2/5 ▪ Golden Age - 10 AM
▪ Youth Council - 4 PM
▪ Music/Choir Practices - 4 PM
Friday, 2/6 ▪ Holy Hour - 9:30 AM
▪ No Youth Council
▪ PS 222 Card Party
Saturday, 2/7 ▪ Religion Class - 9AM
▪ Youth Council – 11:30 AM & 6 PM
▪ Music School - 12 PM
Sunday, 2/8 ▪ Religion Class - 8:30 AM & 11:00AM
▪ Hospitality - 8:30 PM
▪ Ladies’ Guild at Mass - 10 AM
▪ Youth Council - 2 PM
Book Club Selection:
“We are not ourselves”
By Matthew Thomas
Join us in Msgr. Jolly Hall on
Tuesday, February 24, at 7 PM
for the next monthly Book Club
Discussion. Refreshments will be
served. For info, call the Office (718) 338-6265.
Elizabeth Ministry
The Elizabeth Ministry of St. Columba parish is to help
serve the needs of expectant women, new mothers,
post-pregnancy women, and their families.
 “Read Me a Story” for pre-schoolers (2 & 3 year olds) meets
Mondays at 10:00 AM, in Msgr. Jolley Hall (no fee)
 Be a partner for our Prayer Ministry Team
 Join our “Quill Ministry” team (writing notes, greetings, etc.)
For more information, please leave your name and telephone
number at the rectory (718-338-6265), or come to Msgr. Jolley
Hall on Mondays at 10:30 AM
Members of Our Parish
Pray the Rosary every morning
after the 9:00 AM Mass. All are invited and
encouraged to join them.
Midwood Catholic Academy
Make Your Family, Part Of Our Family
Midwood Catholic Academy offers a faith filled
environment and academic excellence.
For info about registering for the 2014-15 School Year,
Please call the School Office at 1-718-377-1800
Or to make an appointment to get a tour of the school
and for any other information.
(St. Columba Parish is affiliated with and supports
Midwood Catholic Academy)
Our Parish Mission Statement
Saint Columba is a community whose faith is rooted in Christ and centered in the Eucharist.
We witness to the Gospel, reaching out to serve the spiritual, emotional and material needs of others.
We challenge child and adult to grow in Christ, communicating with love,
and welcoming all to share their gifts as vital members of the Parish.