Bulletin - Sacred Heart Parish

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SACRED HEART CHURCH
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
PARISH MEMBERSHIP
We hope that all new residents of the Merricks and surrounding communities will feel at home at Sacred Heart and will
tell us of their presence by registering at the Parish Center. By completing the registration form, we will be better able to
serve you when you need letters to be a sponsor for Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage, along with other situations
requiring character references. Your use of the parish envelopes in making contributions will enable us to provide you
with verification for your tax purposes. Please, come into the Parish Center for a Registration form and let us give you a
warm welcome to our faith community.
ADULT CHRISTIAN INITIATION
If you are interested in exploring the Catholic faith or completing your initiation into the Church through the reception of
the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation, please call the Parish Center.
INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION
Sacred Heart celebrates the sacrament of Baptism on the first and third Sundays of the month at 2:00 PM. Please call the
Parish Center (X 20) at least three months before the intended date of Baptism, to begin the Preparation Process.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Please contact the Parish Center at least a year in advance of the intended date of the wedding. A priest of the parish
will interview you, set the wedding date and help you register for the required marriage preparation program (Pre-Cana).
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATON
A priest is available to welcome you to Confession each Saturday at 4:00 P.M. in the church. Please never hesitate to
call a priest at the Parish Center for an appointment for Confession at another time.
SACRAMENTS FOR THE HOMEBOUND
If you or a family member are not able to attend Mass due to temporary or chronic illness, and would like to receive the
Sacraments of Communion, Reconciliation and/or Anointing of the Sick, please call to arrange for reception at home.
Arrangements may also be made for a friendly phone call from our Social Ministry Volunteers. Please let us know of a
parishioner in a local hospital or medical facility who would like a visit from our pastoral staff. Please call Sister Lynn,
C.S.J. 516-379-1356 ext. 19 for more information.
CHILD PROTECTION PROGRAM
All adults volunteering as liturgical ministers and in other ministries, events and programs connected with children are
required to have a Background Check which is done at Sacred Heart, and attend a three hour Virtus Training Program
either at Sacred Heart or another diocesan site. To attend a session you must register on line at www.drvc.org, go to
the tab: PROTECTING CHILDREN and click on the link for VIRTUS TRAINING CALENDAR.
MEN OF SACRED HEART PARISH
Bishop Molloy Retreat House
A Passionist Spiritual Center in Jamaica Estates
Welcomes the men of Sacred Heart Parish to
Participate in a retreat on the weekend of
February 27 - March 1
The retreat opens with dinner at 7:00 PM on Friday
and concludes with Mass at
11:00 AM on Sunday
For further information, please call
Bishop Molloy Retreat House @ 718-739-1229
or call Skip Luberto @ 516-250-4343
Come and rest awhile.
We guarantee this will be a weekend you will never forget!
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
SACRED HEART CHURCH
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FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK…
Dear Parishioners,
It’s Super Bowl weekend and that means many people - even those who don’t follow football will take some time to watch this annual football championship game. It also means that lots of
food will be enjoyed, office pools will bring delight to a few and commercials will be looked
forward to and talked about. As disciples of Jesus, let us also remember that it was fisherman
whom He first called (last week’s Gospel). When we follow the Lord we will find ourselves
sometimes flying “high as a SEAHAWK” and sometimes as deflated, as a PATRIOT’S football. Let us not get too caught up in the commercialism of the times which can distract us from
our primary GOAL, serving the Lord of love.
Many of us remember the days when fasting before receiving Holy Communion was from
midnight...the days when large numbers of us held back from receiving because we needed to
go to Confession...and when going to Mass was an important and regular part of each and
every weekend. Why? Because we realized that Christ really becomes present to us through
the Mass. We believe that when we receive Holy Communion we are truly welcoming Jesus
into our lives as we partake of His Sacred Body and Blood. The most amazing aspects of this
great gift are that we can become what we receive and we can invite others to share in the
benefits of living a Eucharistic life.
As we look forward to many of our younger parishioners receiving Jesus for the first time later
in the spring, let us all take some time to offer gratitude to God for making it possible for us to
enter into the sacrifice of Jesus as we gather around the table of the Lord each and every
weekend to celebrate the Mass and receive Holy Communion. You know, referring to the
memories stated above, nothing has changed...except us!
Fr. Joe N.
Weekly attendance:
Envelopes Used:
Collection:
Fiscal Year To Date:
Last Weekend
1564
594
$15,778.41
$321,467.10
FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
Monday Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18;
JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 1, 2015
1 1/2% of the tithe will go to
Luke 2:22-40
Tuesday Hebrews 12:1-4; Mark 5:21-43
Wednesday Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15; Mark 6:1-6
Thursday Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24; Mark 6:7-13
Friday
Hebrews 13:1-8; Mark 6:14-29
Saturday Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21; Mark 6:30-34
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FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday Job 7:1-4, 6-7,
1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39
SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH
The Sisters of St. Joseph have served the Diocese of
Rockville Centre and Sacred Heart Parish since their
inception. They are a religious community of women
known to all of us with a great sense of warmth, and
affection for all they have done for us. We are graced
to have nine of them in our convent. Because of all
they have given to us, we have placed them on our
tithing list to assist them with the challenges they
face in providing care for their elderly sisters.
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FEBRUARY 1, 2015
SACRED HEART CHURCH
♥ A PRAYER FOR OUR PARISH ♥
My parish is composed
of people like me.
I help make it what it is.
Something New in our Parish!
st
Prayer for the Bereaved
1 Tuesday of every month
7:30 PM in the Church
Sister Lynn will lead prayer for our loved ones who
have passed. This is not the same as the evening
prayer which will continue to be offered 4 times a
year. All are welcome Tuesday, February 3, 2015
7:30 PM in the Church for our first
Prayer for the Bereaved
Come pray for and with others who grieve.
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Sun., Feb. 15 ~ Family Social - Please join us for
the family social after the 10:00AM Mass, in the
school cafeteria. Refreshments will be
served. All are welcome.
If you would like to bake for the family
social, contact Lisa Johnson 546-9622,
or via email at [email protected]
It will be friendly, if I am.
Its pews will be filled,
if I help fill them.
I will do great work, if I volunteer.
It will make generous gifts
to many causes,
if I am a generous giver.
It will bring other people
into worship and fellowship,
if I invite and bring them.
It will be a parish of faith ,
hope and love;
a parish filled with the Spirit,
if I am filled with these same things.
Therefore, with the help of God,
I shall dedicate myself to the task
of being all the things that
I want my parish to be.
Amen.
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GIFTS OF BREAD AND WINE
Anniversary
Birthday
Thanksgiving
Remembering a deceased loved one
Please stop by the Parish Center to arrange
to have the Altar Bread and Wine
donated to someone you love.
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ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
Father D’Angelo will be starting to conduct training
sessions for new altar servers beginning in February.
Boys and girls in the fifth grade or above are
eligible and invited to attend the first training session
on Saturday February 7th from 12:30 PM to
1:30 PM in the Church. Training classes will
continue every Saturday at the same time through
February and March. Prospective servers must be
willing to commit to the 8 week training program.
Please contact Fr. D’Angelo to “pre-register” for
the training, at: [email protected] or
call 379-1356 X24 if you have any questions.
SACRED HEART CHURCH
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
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MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, February 2 - The Presentation of
the Lord
9 AM
Carmel Paola
Tuesday, February 3
9 AM
Kevin McNamara
Wednesday, February 4
9 AM
Helen and Thomas Carroll
Thursday, February 5
9 AM
Joseph (Living) and Natalie Nixon
Friday, February 6
9 AM
Purgatorial Society
Saturday, February 7
5 PM
Jean Dolce
Josephine Doria
Sunday, February, 8
8 AM
Alfred Sowinski
10 AM
Parishioners of Sacred Heart
Noon
Barbara McNamara
5 PM
Wilma Amedeo
Leo and Florence Crawford
Edward and Gary Eighmey
It is the policy of this Church and the intention of
each priest that the Masses celebrated will be for the
intentions listed in the Parish Mass Book.
SACRED HEART MEMORIAL SOCIETY
For an offering of $50, a deceased loved one can be
enrolled in the society and will share in the spiritual
benefits of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to be
offered each First Friday for one year. Appropriate
Memorial Cards are available.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Let us remember all our parishioners who
have been called home to our Loving God.
May they rest in peace and may their
families, relatives, and friends be consoled
by our prayerful concern.
Donna M. Donofrio
Agnes Nonemacher
GIFTS OF BREAD AND WINE
Remember a special loved one with the gift of
Bread and Wine. The remembrance can be for an
anniversary, a birthday, in thanksgiving or to
remember our deceased loved ones. Please stop
by the Parish Center to arrange to have the Altar
Bread and Wine donated to someone you love.
Charles Brienza
Ben Cammarata
Lillian Caraccio
Baby William M. Carrara
Anthonino Chiofalo
Jane Daniels
Dustin D’Andrea
Robert DeMars
Kevin Duffy
Augustine Farfone
Ann Fisher
John Fitzpatrick, Sr.
James Forte
Sr. Marie Vianney Gallagher
Michael Gallo
Dolores Gosselin
Stacey Grimm
Mark Hannafin
Gerald Henry
John Hursala
Donald Johnson, Sr.
Doris Johnston
James Harry Kaiser
Gail Kimitis
Pat Kok
Lorraine Kolstein
Maryellen Lamaitis
Priscilla Landro
Cecelia Lerro
Diane Mac Laren
Patricia Massey
Fred Matalevich
Chris Matejov
John McInerney
Edward McKenna
Kathleen McKenna
Herbert Mennel
Harriet Meyer
Frank Mills
William Mohr
Daria Mongelli
Lillian Mortara
Jack Palamaro
Peter Palamaro, Jr.
Debbie Ryan
John Rynn
Alex Salvaggio
Joel Scaduto
Santina Sztabnik
Angelo Tilocca
Richard Webster
2014 Names are placed in this weekly bulletin for a
four week period, unless we are notified by a family
member to continue having your loved one
remembered in prayer. Otherwise, due to lack of
space, the name will be removed.
Thank You
BRINGING FORWARD THE
OFFERINGS OF BREAD AND WINE
If the announced intention at the Mass is for your
intention, or if you have memorialized the Bread and
Wine, and you would like to carry those offerings
forward at the Presentation of the Gifts during Mass,
please be sure to let the ushers know this before the
Mass begins. They will be happy to have you do this.
If no one steps forward to specifically request this,
then they will select people from the assembly.
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THIS WEEK AT SACRED HEART
Tue., Feb. 3 ~ Prayer for The Bereaved - 7:30 PM
in the Church. All are welcome. Come pray for and
with others who grieve.
SAVE THE DATE
Sun., Feb. 15 ~ Family Social Please join us for coffee, tea and sweets after the
10:00 AM Mass.
Sun., Mar. 15 ~ Family Social Please join us for coffee, tea and sweets after the
10:00 AM Mass.
Sun., Apr. 19 ~ Family Social Please join us for coffee, tea and sweets after the
10:00 AM Mass.
FRANCES BLAKE 300 CLUB
JANUARY 2015 WINNERS
$300 Winner
Peter Fountain
#110
$100 Winner
Eileen Sweningson
#170
$75 Winner
Sue & John LaBarbera
#093
$50 Winner
Frances Caruso
#036
$25 Winners
Sr. Marilyn Kennedy/Sr. Carmelina Lally
Angelina Bornschein
Margaret Cotty
Patricia Guckert
#171
#155
#054
#125
$15 Winners
Dora Accurso
Karen Kent Alongi
James Gavigan
Susan Cahlstadt
Fred Piscop
#019
#084
#165
#224
#017
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
PARISHIONERS IN ARMED FORCES
Several years ago, we inscribed the names of
loved ones - parishioners and nonparishioners in a book placed before Our
Lady of Fatima.
We continue to collect the names of PARISHIONERS
who are actively serving the Armed Forces. Please send
their name, rank and branch of service in writing to the
Parish Center c/o Father Joe Nixon.
Sacred Heart Parish salutes and commends to prayer:
Sgt. Richard DeTommaso, U.S. Army, Korea
PFC Kendrick McCann, U.S. Army, Korea
Sgt. First Class Lee Ann Gouveia, U.S. Army
L CPL Anthony Rusciano, U.S.M.C.
L CPL Troy Grassi, U.S.M.C., Iraq
SSgt. Edgar C. Francisco, U.S.M.C.
Col. James K. Lavine, U.S.M.C.
Lt. Col. Timothy W. Schnelle, U.S.M.C.
Sgt. James Moore, U.S. Army
Pvt. Andrew Reynolds, U.S. Army
OS2 Anthony J. Magri, U.S. Navy
PO Third Class Wesley Paladino, U.S. Navy
L CPL Elyse Franzitta, U.S.M.C.
L CPL Robert A. M. Bernhardt, U.S.M.C.
L CPL Kevin P. Vaughan, U.S.M.C.
Capt. Christopher Darconte, U.S. Air Force
L CPL Brandon Furia, U.S.M.C.
PFC Matthew Macario, U.S. Army, Afghanistan
Prayer For Safety of Our Service Men & Women
Almighty and Eternal God, protect these men and women
as they discharge their duties. Protect them with the shield
of your strength and keep them safe from all evil and
harm. May the power of your love enable them to return
home in safety to all who love them. May they ever praise
you for your loving care.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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