February 1, 2015 - Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church

ST. STANISLAUS PARISH
PLEASANT VALLEY, NY
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
WWW.SAINTSTANISLAUS.NET
**BIRTHDAY GREETINGS**
ANNOUNCED MASSES
Saturday, January 31
5:30pm Sandra L. Vaughey – Ginny & Bill Thompson
Sunday, February 1
7:30am People of St. Stanislaus Kostka
9:00am Marge Coffey – Agnes & Hal Pontez
11:00am Thomas West – Gordineer Family
Monday, February 2
9:00am Anna DeWald – DeWald Family
Tuesday, February 3
9:00am No Intention Requested
Wednesday, February 4
9:00am Communion Service
Thursday, February 5
9:00am No Intention Requested
Friday, February 6
9:00am No Intention Requested
Saturday, February 7
5:30pm No Intention Requested
ST. STANISLAUS IS A TITHING PARISH
God’s Plan for Giving
In return for the Lord’s generosity, our people returned
to His Church the following
January 25 + Parish Pay $5994.00
Thank you for your continuing generosity that enables us
to continue to serve the people of God
CONTRIBUTION LETTERS
Letters have been sent out to parishioners who have
contributed $250 or more to the parish for your record. If
your contribution is less then this amount letters will be sent
out upon request.
If you utilize Parish Pay you will also receive a
separate statement directly from them.
February 1
Stephanie Caviglia, L. Krista Danieli, Mary Viana, Patrick
Wawryk, Diane Lloyd, Lina Valdes, Anthony Donatelli,
Lilliam Coyle, Sylvia Franze, Damon Mercay, Jr.
February 2
Brianne Nicoletti, Ryan Wolfe, Christopher DosSantos,
Jozlyn Charland, Michael O'Dowd, Jamie Mannix,
Annabelle Hotaling, Joseph Magioncalda, Joseph Carao,
Dorothy Murphy, Pamela Nieves, Tami Curtis, Brendan
Sweeney, Joseph Daversa, Kelly DiGregorio, Anthony
Pugnali, Alexander Quartararo, Angela DiBlasi, Robert
Giannatasio, Elise Gaulin, Janice Daniele, Cristian Tejeda
February 3
Jessica Canelli, Kirk Haskell, James Flaherty, Susan Lekatsas,
Frank Risucci, Gwenyth Harrington, Wesley Harrington,
Cathleen Driscoll, Luis Reyes, Ryan Campbell, Robert Viani,
Roque Ojeda
February 4
Thomas Reed, Nicholas Senchak, Janet Lenyszyn, John
Drummond, Diane Daversa, Karen Defraia, Danielle
Hallock, Madison Paonessa, Lia Sellati
February 5
Brian Recktenwald, Anne Gorham,Louise Vanswearingen,
Michael Reichert, Anna Meyer, Michael Ciavardini, Brianna
Antenucci, Darlene Rivais, Emily Kaminsky, Shane
Andrews, Pamela Eckert, Evan Denning, Michael Volino
February 6
Thomas McKenna, Jr., Christina Hopper, Diana Cianchetta,
Josephine Valente-Wilkins, Tina Wandy, Joseph Fischetti,
Rebecca Waters, Deanna Lozito, Carolyn Ciaramello,
Lianna DiBlasi, Samantha Vanvoorhis, Dylan Leveque, Rosa
Jimenez, Karen Lavariega
February 7
James Donick Lauren Sandford, Darren Kondas, Jordan
Mallet, Jacqueline Moehrke, Tracy Nunno, , Jennifer Roach,
Nathan Lictro
BLOOD DRIVE
There will be a Blood Drive on Sunday, February 15 in
the Religious Ed Building after the masses. Bob and
Steven Lang coordinate this effort. – Thank you !
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
LIGHTNING YOUTH GROUP
Sunday, February 1st @ the
McCann Ice Arena @ the Poughkeepsie Civic Center
•2 to 4pm
•Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for children 10 & under
•Skate Rentals: $3
All K - 6th Graders & their families are welcome to join us!
PTAF TEEN CLUB
The Teen Club will meet on Feb 1 at 12:15, enjoy Pizza
and also head over to the McCann Ice Arena for skating!
(See above for time & pricing)
Any 7th-12th grader is invited to join us.
We need some adult drivers to help transport the teens to
the McCann Center and back again. Please let Andrea
Tighe know if you can help. You will be home in plenty of
time for any SuperBowl festivities.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue on the
First Friday of the month with Exposition taking place
immediately after the 9am Mass.
Sign up sheets for each hour are at the doors of the
church.
Holy Hour is from 7-8pm
LENTEN PROGRAM TO DEEPEN OUR FAITH
Catholicism
We will be offering 5 topics of the very popular Rev. Robert
Barron series Catholicism, during the Wednesday evenings of
Lent. (beginning February 25 ) This program entails a 50
minute video followed by small group discussion. Time
frame is 7:30-9pm.
All are welcome, however we ask that you register by
February 13 so we can plan for the group discussion.
Call Nancy Dunn at 635-1700.
SOUP-A-BOWL SUNDAY
Annual “Spare Change” Collection
The teens of our parish will be
collecting spare change at the doors
of the church during the weekend
of the Super Bowl, January 31st &
February 1st to support our local
shelter – Dutchess County Coalition
for the Homeless. Each month
members of our Confirmation class
prepare and serve food to the 60
plus men and women who are at the shelter. Your spare
change adds up quickly and can make a big difference in
the lives of these people in such need.
This past week 21 PTAF members (8 youth & 2 adults from
St. Stan’s) attended the annual March for Life in Washington
DC. This peaceful demonstration has been taking place since
1973, on the Anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade, the Supreme
Court case that legalized abortion in the United States.
The group attended a Youth Rally and Mass with 30,000 other
young marchers at the Washington Verizon Center. The Mass
was celebrated by Cardinal Wuerl the Arch Bishop of
Washington and Cardinal Dolan concelebrated. . After the
Mass New York marchers were invited to meet and greet
Cardinal Dolan at a nearby hotel Cardinal Dolan spoke with
and posed for pictures with our teens who represented us all
very well. Then it was on to the march with over 100,000
other people standing up for life! It was most certainly an
experience that will stay with our teens for a very long time seeing others believing in and standing together for the littlest
of the little, being the voice for those who have no voice. All
of the teens were already talking about next year's march and
how we can make the experience better.
We are very proud of Garrett Linnane, Brandon Stanton, Kiri
& Annie Dolan, Apryl DeMild, Hope Andrews and Sarah &
Kayla Franzken. A great big shout out to Dawn Andrews who
helped drive our teens there and back and who braved the
streets of Washington DC with teenagers in tow.
We wish to thank all of our PTAF parents, St. Stan’s
Parishioners and especially Fr. Backes for all your prayers and
support. #stand4life.
SISTERS OF LIFE
Have you suffered an abortion? Experience God's love and
mercy and begin the journey of healing. Please call the Sisters of
Life: 866-575-0075 or e-mail: hopeandhealing@sistersoflife.org.
For men, call Theresa Bonopartis at Lumina: 877-586.4621 or
email: Lumina@postabortionhelp.org.
MARDI GRAS 2015
A NIGHT OF FUN ON A COLD WINTER’S EVE !
On Saturday evening, February
7th, the Knights of Columbus will be
hosting this wonderful parish event
filled with good friends, fabulous food
(including homemade jumbalaya) and
great music. The cost is just $15 per
person. (BYOB).The festivities begin at
7pm in the Parish Hall. Call the Parish
Office for reservations. Mark your calendars now and plan on
being there.
LENTEN FISH FRY RETURNS FEBRUARY 20
EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT
Come and enjoy the annual Knights of Columbus Fish Fry held
each Friday during Lent. Their menu choices are varied and
delicious. Time frame is 4-7pm- Dine in or take out.
Adults $10
Seniors $8
Children $5
Family $25
(additional $3 charge for Clam Chowder)
PLEASANT VALLEY FOOD PANTRY
The Pleasant Valley food pantry has requested the following
items in addition to the generous regular donations from our
parishioners:
Rice – in individual plastic 1lb packages
Instant Potatoes – boxed
Condiments – salad dressing, mayo, ketchup
Hygiene – bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo &
conditioner
Thank you for very generous and consistent support.
St. Stanislaus Food Pantry Committee
PARISH ACTIVITY & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
WEATHER RELATED CLOSINGS AND
CANCELLATIONS
Any time there is any decision to cancel a parish activity or
Religious Education classes, it is announced on our website –
www.saintstanislaus. The site is updated in a timely manner and
can be used as a means to get needed information. Please use
the website when you can. In addition we use radio, phone and
flocknote messages!
CAMP VERITAS 2015
Camp Veritas is a one-week play-and-pray sleep away summer
camp for teens going into 7th to 12th grades. It will be held at
three USA locations in 2015: July 19-25 at Mount Saint Mary
College in Newburgh, NY; July 26-August 1st at Summit Lake
Camp in Emmitsburg, MD and August 16–22, 2015 at Camp
Lakota in Wurtsboro, NY. Enrollment opens 1/1/15 and the
enrollment price for each week is $400 per camper. Early bird
rates (if paid in full by 4/1/15 are $370 for all Sites. More
details can be found at www.campveritas.com.
MAY I ASK FOR YOUR PRAYERS, PLEASE?...
In the next few weeks, a couple of things will be
happening for which I would ask you for your prayers.
On Wednesday, February 4, I will be joining a group of
about 25 other priests and Cardinal Dolan on a Retreat in
France. We will be spending time in Liseux where the
“Little Flower”, St. Therese spent her life as a Carmelite
Sister. We will also have a chance to pray as a group on
the Normandy Beaches where so many Americans gave
their lives on 6 June 1944 on what is known in history as
“D-Day”. We will also visit and pray at the major
Cathedrals of France, Notre Dame and Chartres as well
as the place where St. Margaret Mary began the
Miraculous Medal Novena and finish our Retreat in
Lourdes where we will actually be on the feast of Our
Lady of Lourdes (February 11). I ask that you keep us in
your prayers while we are on this Retreat. I will return to
the parish for the weekend of the 14 and 15th and then be
going to Hartford CT on the 16th where I will need your
prayers again as I will have abdominal surgery and
hopefully be a “guest” there for about a week and then
back to St. Stans to recover. The surgeon says the
recovery should not be very long but then in about 3
months I will have to have one final surgery, probably in
the beginning of June. Obviously your prayers will help a
great deal, which is why I ask you for them.
I mention all of this because I know that in the last few
weeks I have been hard to “pin down” for appointments,
etc. I was going for a LOT of Doctor's appointments and
really, until last week, did I have any idea what needed
to be done and when. My Retreat was “up in the air”
until the surgeon gave me the OK and I really couldn't
make many plans because I wasn't sure if I might be
told “you need to be in the hospital for surgery...this
afternoon” which, Thank God, was not the case. But I
apologize to you if this had an impact on making an
appointment with you, or returning a call or any other
such thing. I just did not literally know what was going
to happen the next day. Please forgive me...I know that I
am often slow to respond, but this was “super slow
motion” even for me.
So now you know...and why I ask for your prayers. I also
ask that you pray for my surgeon and the staff at St.
Francis in Hartford and for the doctors and nurses who
have been helping me find out what was needed on the
local level. I hope to be back with you very soon. Please
help those priests who will be coming in to “cover” for
me as I have the surgery and recover.