April 19th, 2015 - The Church of the Blessed Sacrament

Church
of the
Blessed Sacrament
Manhattan
Rev. John P. Duffell, Administrator
Rev. Alfredo J. Balinong, S.J., Associate
Rev. Alexis Bastidas, Associate
Rev. Antony Gaspar. In residence
Msgr. Robert B. O’Connor, Pastor Emeritus
Tina Silvestro, Director Religious Education
Theo Corbin, Pastoral Assistant
John R. Joven, School Principal
Donna De Solis, Secretary/Office Mgr.
Dr. Gregory D’Agostino,
Organist & Director of Music
CHURCH: 152 West 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10023
MASSES:
SUNDAY Masses: Sat. evening at 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30, 10:00 (Family Mass)
11:00 (Spanish), 12:30 (choir) &5:30PM
WEEKDAYS: 7:30 AM; 12:10 PM; 5:30 PM
SATURDAYS: 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM
HOLY DAYS & EVES. OF HOLY DAYS: As Announced.
BAPTISM:
Third Sunday of the Month. Arrangements must be made at the
Rectory at least two weeks in advance. Sponsors must be
practicing Catholics. Parents, and also godparents when
possible, must meet with the priest for a Conference before
Baptism.
CONFESSIONS:
Saturday afternoons 4:30 to 5:15 pm, and anytime at the
Rectory.
MARRIAGES:
Arrangements should be made at least six months in advance at
the rectory to ensure the date and the hour desired. The Nuptial
Mass is the ordinary form of celebrating Christian marriage,
and should be strongly considered when making Wedding
plans. Attendance at the Pre-Cana Conferences, or the
equivalent, is required by the Archbishop.
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA:
Mondays, before the 12:10 Mass and before the 5:30 pm Mass.
Website: www.blessedsacramentnyc.org
Spanish Programs Website: www.nygente.com
Sunday School Website: www.blessedsacramentsundayschool.org
Ph: 212-877-3111
FATIMA DEVOTIONS:
The Rosary is said daily after the 12:10 pm Mass. Friday from
6-7 pm there is a holy hour.
BENEDICTION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:
First Friday - Exposition: 12:35 pm.
Adoration: All day; Benediction: 5:15 PM.
NEW PARISHIONERS:
We welcome new parishioners, and invite them to register at
the Rectory. The registration is our only means of certifying
anyone as a member of our parish. If you move to another
Parish, or change your address within the Parish, please notify
us.
BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL
Our School is located at 147 West 70th Street. For information
about the school, please call 212-724-7561.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND
TEENAGERS:
Classes in Religion for Catholic children/teenagers, Prekindergarten -High School take place on Sundays. The Family
Mass begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Church followed by class
instruction in the school.
Ongoing religious education is important for the religious
development of your children. A child must have at least one
year of religious instruction before enrolling in the First
Communion or Confirmation class.
PARISH BOUNDARIES:
Central Park West to the Hudson River, from the South side of
77th Street down to the North side of 65th Street.
Blessed Sacrament Church
Saturday Eve
5:30
April 18th
Intention of Thomas Middelhoff
Sunday
April 19th
Luis DePatto +
Intention of the Tom Family-Pray for Peace
Shirley Perkins +
Jinny Kim Gardino +
Intention of Thomas Middelhoff
8:30
10:00
11:00
12:30
5:30
Monday
7:30
12:10
5:30
Tuesday
7:30
12:10
5:30
April 20th
Ernestine Cerice +
Intention of Thomas Middelhoff
James and Phyllis McIver +
April 21st
Intention of Thomas Middelhoff
Intention Jane Ellis
George Kaufmann +
Wednesday
7:30
12:10
5:30
Thursday
7:30
12:10
5:30
April 22nd
Fernando Pando
Intention of Rita Sardos
Intention of Thomas Middelhoff
April 23rd
Felipe Gomez +
America Hidalgo Rodriguez +
Intention of Thomas Middelhoff
Friday
7:30
12:10
5:30
April 24th
Intention of Thomas Middelhoff
Carol Theresa Kolb +
Joan Amoroso +
Saturday
7:30
12:10
5:30
April 25th
Intention of Andrew Sullivan
Josefina Agustin
Intention of Thomas Middlehoff
NOTICIAS PARROQUIALES
Dear Parishioners and Friends;
On April 11, Pope Francis announced a Jubilee of
Mercy that will begin on December 8, 2015. In preparation
for this special time, I’d like to spend some time over the
next few months reflecting on mercy. I’ll do so in this
letter and homilies. I’d like, as well, for you to come up
with ideas on how best to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy.
Perhaps we could arrange for speakers to come in, or even
conduct a seminar on mercy. Certainly as a parish we can
work together on the corporal works of mercy. Will you
help in planning for this great event?
Pray for Peace.
Dr. Duffell
New York
Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. These words
might well sum up the mistery of the Christian faith. Mercy has
become living and visible in Jesus of Nazareth, reaching its
culmination in him. The Father, “rich in mercy” (Eph 2:4), after
having revealed his name to Moses as “a God merciful and
gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and
faithfulness” (Ex 34:6), has never ceased to show, in various
ways throughout history , his divine nature. In the “fullness of
time” (Gal 4:4), when everything had been arranged according
to his plan of salvation, he sent his only Son into the world, born
of the Virgin Mary, to reveal his love for us in a definitive way.
Whoever sees Jesus sees the Father (cf.Jn 14:9). Jesus of
Nazareth, by his words, his actions, and his entire person reveals
the mercy of God.
At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on
mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the
Father’s action in our lives. For this reason I have proclaimed
an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as a special time for the
Churh; a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger
and more effective.
(Misericordiae Vultus: BULL OF
INDICTION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF
MERCY—FRANCIS BISHOP OF ROME)
Queridos Feligreses y Amigos;
El 11 de abril el Papa Francisco anuncio un Jubileo de
Misericordia que comenzara el dia 8 de diciembre del 2015. En
preparacion para ese tiempo tan especial quisiera pasar unos
momentos durante los proximos meses reflexionando sobre la
misericordia. Haremos esto en este espacio asi como en las
homilias. Tambien quisiera que ustedes aportaran ideas sobre
como mejor celebrar el Jubileo de la Misericordia. Quizas
podriamos traer oradores o tambien organizar un seminario sobre
la misericordia. Ciertamente como parroquia podemos trabajar
juntos para planear este evento. Puedo contar con ustedes?
Roguemos por le Paz.
Fr, Duffell
Jesucristo es el rostro de la misericordia del Padre. El
misterio de la fe cristiana parece encontrar su sintesis en esta
palabra. Ella se ha vuelto viva, visible y ha alcanzado su culmen
en Jesus de Nazaret. El Padre, “rico de misericordia” (Ef2,4),
despues de haber revelado su nombre a Moises como “Dios
compasivo y misericordioso, lento a la ira, y prodigo en amor y
fidelidad” (Ex 34,6) no ha cesado de dar a conocer en varios
modos y en tantos momentos de la historia su naturaleza divina.
En la “plenitud del tiempo” (Gal4,4), cuando todo estaba
dispuesto según su plan de salvacion, El envio a su Hijo nacido
de la Virgen Maria para revelarnos de manera definitiva su
amor. Quien lo ve a El ve al Padre (cfr Jn 14,9)). Jesus de
Nazaret con su palabra, con sus gestos y con toda su persona
revela la misericordia de Dios.
Hay momentos en los que de un modo mucho mas
intenso estamos llamados a tener la mirada fija en la
misericordia para poder ser tambien nosotros mismos signo
eficaz del obrar del Padre. Es por esto que he anunciado un
Jubileo Extraordinario de la Misericordia como tiempo propicio
para la Iglesia, para que haga mas fuerte y eficaz el testimonio
de los creyentes. (Misericordiae Vultus:
BULA DE
CONVOCACION DEL JUBILEO EXTRAORDINARIO DE LA
MISERICORDIA—FRANCISCO OBISPO DE ROMA)
Third Sunday of Easter
April 19, 2015
COLLECTION
To date, the Easter collection amounts to $58,421.
Our collection last Sunday, April 12th was $7,967.We also received $1,891.– through ParishPay for a
total of $9,858.- We are grateful for your support.
2015 CARDINAL’S STEWARDSHIP APPEAL
This is Commitment Weekend and at all Masses you
will have an opportunity to make your pledge to the
Cardinal’s Stewardship Appeal. Blessed Sacrament
Parish has received $57,760 in pledges and gifts toward
the Appeal, from 102 parishioners. Our goal is $100,500.
So that all of you will have an opportunity to support this
Archdiocesan Appeal, please make a pledge, regardless
of amount. Your pledge or gift supports our neediest
parishes, strengthens our religious education programs
and ensures our future and retired priests are cared for.
At all Masses this weekend you will have an opportunity to
make your pledge to the appeal. Please prayerfully
consider making your Appeal gift before you leave Mass
today. Envelopes can be found in your pew.
SPECIAL NEEDS
SACRAMENT
MASS
AT
BLESSED
Please join us today at 4pm for a Special
Needs Mass, welcoming families with loved
ones on the autism spectrum and other challenging
behaviors.
Next Mass: Sunday, May 3rd at 4:00pm. All family
members are invited!
Please send inquiries to [email protected]
BOOK CLUB
The next Book Club will meet on April 30th in
the rectory at 6:30pm. The book chosen is “To
Kill a Mockingbird,” what one critic called one of the
most widely read novels in the 20th Century dealing with
race in America.. The book contains important themes
other than racial injustice, such as the exploration of the
moral nature of human beings, that is, whether the ultimate
moral lesson is that the existence of evil is balanced by
faith in the essential goodness of mankind as well as the
theme of courage and compassion in the context of
understanding others. Hope to see many of us there in a
discussion which will hopefully prove interesting as well as
part of our journey as Christians.
CONFIRMATION CLASS FOR ADULTS
Confirmation Class for adults who are Baptized Catholic
will begin on Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30pm. Please
contact Tina Silvestro for a full schedule of classes (not all
class sessions are held on a Wednesday) and to register:
212-877-3111 or [email protected]
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on
Sunday, May 31st at 2:30pm.
LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Saturday , April 18th
5:30
1st
2nd
POF
EM’s
Cathy Lenz
Jerry Becker
Tom Caffrey
Nancy Kearney, John Gibbons, Ginetta
La Bianca, Cathie Lenz, Jerry Becker, Tom
Caffrey, Diane Brush
Sunday, April 19th
8:30
1st
2nd
POF
EMs
10:00
1st
2nd
POF
EMs
Mary Steffany
Mary Steffany
James Palazza
Ray Riordan, Mary Steffany, James
Palazza, Vivian Villaluz, Terry Naglack
Belinda De La Cruz
Kamila Palka
Charles Weeks
Andrew Fitzsimmons, Eddie Little, Judy
Braun, Joan Tedeschi, Anna-Sophia Leone,
Dayana Montesdeoca, Mary Bradley
12:30
1st
2nd
POF
EMs
5:30
1st
2nd
POF
EML
Megan Mitchell
Adam Lorens
Loretta Edmonds
Thomas Alexander, Elsa Alvarez, Raul
Garcia-Moncada, Adam Llorens, Megan
Mitchell, Lidia Stempien
Mark Murphy
Mia Yabut
Anne O’Connell
Elisa Dragu, Allison Oliver Miller,
Martha Montalvo, John Miller, Mia
Yabut, Ann O’Connell, Rob Porell
VISITING FRIENDS PROGRAM
Our new Visiting Friends Program is up and running
with great success. Volunteers are visiting homebound
people in the neighborhood, bringing the comfort of
companionship and social interaction.
Flyers are
available in the back of the church with information on
the program. If you know of someone (friend, relative
or neighbor) who might benefit from and welcome a
visitor,
please
email
us
at
[email protected] sure to put
“Visiting Friends Program” in the subject box. You can
also leave the information at the Rectory.