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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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