St. Michael`s Church

March 15, 2015
St. Michael's
401 S. Main Street
Newark, NY 14513
Parish Center ~ 331-6753
Pastor: Fr. Felix Dalimpuo, ext 105
[email protected]
Pastoral Minister: Pat Albrecht, ext. 104
[email protected]
Rel. Ed./YM : June Sherman, ext. 103
[email protected]
Business Manager: Gary Pierce, ext. 102
[email protected]
Music Director: Tim Schramm, ext 110, 585-3398546
Parish Secretary: Katie Childs, ext. 101
[email protected]
Hispanic Pastoral Mins.: Sr. Kay Schwenzer Ext. 106
277-0302, [email protected]
Liturgy Volunteer: Jack Dubler
Maintenance: Dominic Vitaro, Ext. 111
Pastoral Council Chair: Christine Taylor 331-9216
Finance Council Chair: Dick Boerman, 331-6645
Fax………………... 331-2925
Monday –Friday 9am to Noon 1pm to 5pm
[email protected]
Daily Mass
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am (in the chapel)
Friday, Liturgy of the Word, with Communion
First Friday Mass, 8:00 am Saturday, 7:30 am
Consult bulletin for changes
Saturday: 4:30 pm Sunday: 8:15 & 10:30 am
Saturday, 3:15-4:15 pm or by appointment
Call Pat @ Parish Center @ 331-6753 .
ADULT INITIATION: The RCIA process is conducted each year with group meetings. Adults desiring full
communion with the Catholic Church should contact
the Parish Center.
NEW PARISHIONERS: We are happy to welcome
new members! Please call Pat Albrecht @ the Parish
Center to register.
a.m. & 2 p.m. Please contact the Parish Center 6
months in advance for preparation.
MINISTRY to the SICK: We want to be with individuals and families at the time of serious illness and offer
sacramental and pastoral presence. Please call us to
let us know of hospitalization or the need for a home
visit. The Sacrament of the Sick is also available at
any weekend Mass.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Sunday Mornings
during the 10:30 am Mass.
Grades K—5:
Sunday 9:15—10:15 am @ St. Michael School
Grades 6—8 (middle school) Kids For Christ (KFC)
Every other Monday 6:30—8:00 @ SMS
Grades 9—12 (high school) Super Catholics Of Our
Church (SCOOCH) Sunday 6:30 -8:00 pm @ SMS
Sunday Evenings 6:30—8:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Wayne County
Deacon Peter S. Dohr, Executive Director
March 15, 2015
Fourth Sunday Of Lent
St. Michael’s Church
Newark, New York
Sunday, March 15
8:15 am ~ Ellen Sapp—family
Fourth Sunday of Lent
10:30 am ~ Ashley Henkel—Grandpa & family
2 Chr 36: 14-16, 19-23 Eph 2: 4-10
Jn 3: 14-21
9:15 am ~ K-5 Faith Formation @ SMS
11:30 am ~ NCYC meeting @SMS
11:30 am ~ Children’s Choir @ SMS
10:30 am Mass~ First Communion Enrollment Mass
2nd Collection for Catholic Relief Services
Monday, March 16
Lenten Weekday
Is 65: 17-21 Jn 4: 43-54
8:00 am ~ Donald Pitkins-Nicosia family
1 pm ~ Rosary for the Unborn in the chapel
Tuesday, March 17
Lenten Weekday
Ez 47: 1-9, 12 Jn 5: 1-16
8:00 am
~ For all living & deceased members
of St. Michael’s Parish
6 pm -7 pm ~ Alzheimer’s caregiver support group @
Terrace of Newark
7 pm ~ Celebracion comunitaria del Sacramento dela
Reconciliacion (capilla)
St. Patrick’s Day
Wednesday, March 18
Lenten Weekday
Is 49: 8-15 Jn 5: 17-30
8:00 am
~ Philip Gilardo—Mary
1:30 pm—6:30 pm ~ Blood Drive @ church hall
7 pm ~ Choir
8:00 am
~ Fr. Joseph McDonnell—legacy
6 pm ~ Rosary & Altar Society’s St. Joseph’s
Celebration in the church hall
Thursday, March 19
St. Joseph, Spouse of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
2 Sm 7: 4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Rom 4:
13, 16-18, 22 Mt 1: 16, 18-21, 24a
Friday, March 20
Lenten Weekday
Wis 2: 1a, 12-22
Jn 7: 1-2, 10, 25-30
8:00 am ~ Helen Nita—Rita McHale
12 pm ~ Lenten Lunch @ St. Michael Church
7 pm ~ Via Crucis (capilla)
Saturday, March 21
Lenten Weekday
Jer 11: 18-20 Jn 7: 40-53
7:30 am ~ Ed Dundas—Gene & Joanne Palmer
4:30 pm ~ Patricia Gebauer—Ellen Fischer
10 am ~ Touched By Cancer @ parish center
3:15 pm ~ Confessions
Sunday, March 22
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Jer 31: 31-34 Heb 5: 7-9
Jn 12: 20-33
8:15 am ~ Salvatore Vito—Randy & Judy Bouwens
10:30 am ~ Judith Stephen—Jean Mrzywka
9:15 am ~ K-5 Faith Formation @ SMS
11:30 am ~ Children’s Choir @ SMS
6:30 pm ~SCOOCH (high school youth group)
meets in Rm 119 @ SMS
MAR. 21, 4:30 PM
C. Patrick
G. Bremer
C. Johnson
S. Hartman
R. Dewa, P. Dewa, W. Lawson*
K. Vitaro, M. Kreuser, H. Kreuser
MAR. 22, 8:15 AM
B. Talbot
L. Childs
S. Smith
L. Lauster
A. Crowley, M. Costello, W. Cr owley*
G. Porter, K.. George, S. Tack
MAR. 22, 10:30 AM
I. & O. Bailey
Emma Mryzwka
C. Owen
J. Howard, C. Taylor, S. J oslyn*
K. Joslyn, R. Pryzbyc, L. Poiesz
Older Group
P. Busby
Younger Group
C. Taylor
Youth Help
G. Howard
bold = bread minister, * = cup washer
MAR. 22, 10:30 AM
Connie Syron, Captain
Hasseler & Doyle
Lenten Lunch Schedule
The Lenten lunches are held every Friday of Lent.
Lunches begin at noon. The cost is $5.
Schedule as follows:
 March 20 @ St. Michael Church ~ Rev. Robin Blair
 March 27 @ St. Mark’s Episcopal with Emmanuel Methodist serving lunch
~ Kirk Baker
March 15, 2015
Fourth Sunday Of Lent
St. Michael’s Church
Newark, New York
¿Qué Preferimos: las Tinieblas o la Luz?
The 2nd Collection THIS WEEKEND will be for Catholic Relief
Services. Your donation will feed hungry families, provide health
care and clean water in remote villages, help farmers grow better
crops, protect orphans and vulnerable children, and allow immediate response to emergencies.
Fourth Sunday of Lent
We might think of candles
and light more during the
Advent season than during
Lent, due to Advent
wreaths, candles in widows,
and the light of a star. But
the real focus on light, as seen in this week's Gospel, is during
Lent, when we prepare for Easter and Jesus' triumphant rising from
the dead. It is in this game-changing event that the light of Christ
destroys the power of darkness.
If you have never been to an Easter Vigil, why not plan on attending this year? The theme of light is so prevalent, with processional
candles everywhere and the new Paschal candle being lit for the
first time. The candle is then plunged into the baptismal font before it is used for sacraments, breaking into the darkness of our sin.
Through these waters, men and women will be washed clean and
the darkness they were born into will exist no more. Their blindness of original sin will be healed and they will not only be able to
see, they will be new creations in Christ.
This Lent, before it is all over, spend time in prayer and use a candle to focus. Reflect on your life and determine what areas you
need the light of Christ to shine. Then when Easter comes, know
that the One who is the light is shining brighter than ever so that
that you may be in darkness no more.
We are now accepting donations to
purchase Altar Flowers for the
Easter Season. Please have your
donation for your Easter Altar Flowers in
memory of a loved one at the parish center
by Sunday, March 22nd. Thank you.
1:30 PM-6:30 PM
Save a Life! Make a Difference!
Give Blood!
6 PM
Podemos tener varias respuestas a la pregunta, depende de lo
que estamos hablando. Yo prefiero la oscuridad para dormir,
porque al dormir no necesito ver para distinguir objetos; tengo
que descansar no más. Pero si hablamos del día cuando tenemos que trabajar, pensar, estudiar,... yo prefiero la luz. Sabemos
que la falta del sol durante el día afecta a muchas personas, y se
ponen deprimidas. El sol y la luz nos ayudan a sentirnos menos
cargadas y más alegres. Se puede enfrentar mejor las situaciones difíciles. Sin luz no podemos ver; necesitamos más luz
para ver las cosas pequeñas, para ver cómo son las cosas verdaderamente; usamos una linterna para dispersar la oscuridad en la
noche o en una mina,...
En el evangelio de hoy Jesús dice a Nicodemo quien había ido
a Él de noche buscando la luz de la verdad sobre preguntas fundamentales sobre la salvación del mundo: “La causa de la condenación (de él que no cree en Jesucristo) es esta: habiendo venido la luz al mundo, los hombres prefirieron las tinieblas a la
luz, porque sus obras eran malas. Todo aquel que hace el mal
aborrece la luz.” A veces se refiere al demonio como el Príncipe de las Tinieblas. Cristo dijo que Él mismo es la Luz del
mundo. ¿Por qué optamos por el mal cuando el bien nos favorece? ¿Por qué optamos por la oscuridad cuando sabemos que la
luz nos hace felices? ¿Por qué cerramos los ojos del alma a las
necesidades de los demás? ¡Somos estúpidos! Y intentamos
ocultar nuestro mal, nuestro pecado de la vista de los demás.
Es Cristo que puede ayudarnos a ver a nuestras vidas, nuestro
trabajo, nuestros problemas, otras personas en la luz de Dios.
También como Jesús dice en el evangelio de hoy “el que obra el
bien conforme a la verdad, se acerca a la luz.” Así por medio de
nuestras obras buenas vamos a estar más cerca a Dios y mucho
más contento por estar tan cerca de la Luz (como cuando sea un
día soleado).
Jesús dijo que vino al mundo, no para condenarlo, sino para
salvarlo. No condena ni a la hija o al hijo que ha dado algún
mal paso (porque los malos pasos no sólo los dan las hijas). No
condena a los que se divorcian y se vuelven a casar. No condena a las parejas que han caído en las redes de “la familia pequeña vive mejor” o de “pocos hijos para darles mucho.” No condena al amigo que nos jugó chueco. Hay perdón. Dios envió a
su Hijo para salvar al mundo por medio de Él y de nosotros, los
cristianos, gracias a nuestra comprensión, paciencia, perdón,
ejemplo, amor verdadero y ayuda eficaz. Nosotros con la ayuda
de Jesucristo podemos hacer mucho para que haya luz en el
mundo nuestro y el mundo de los demás.
Hermana Kay
Actividades de la Comunidad Hispana
*Los martes: Reflexión y estudio de la Carta a los Romanos,
7:00 p. m. en la capilla.
*Los viernes de la Cuaresma: Vía Crucis, 7:00 p. m. en la
* Celebración Comunitaria del Sacramento de la Reconciliación (con confesiones individuales): mar tes, 17 de mar zo,
7:00 p. m. en la capilla
Nos Pide el Papa Francisco:
¿Qué podemos hacer para no dejarnos absorber por la tentación
de la indiferencia al sufrimiento del otro?
*Orar en la comunión de la Iglesia terrenal y celestial
*Ayudar con gestos de caridad a las personas cercanas y lejanas
*Dejarnos ser convertidos y confiar en las muchas posibilidades
que nos reserva el amor de Dios.
St. Michael’s Church
Newark, New York
Dear Parish Family,
Well, I tried really hard to bring back some
heat with me from my trip. It wasn’t 85 degrees
this week, but it was in the 40’s! Your welcome!
Today we have the enrollment of names, for
those children who will begin preparation for
First Holy Communion.
Please keep these
children and their parents in your prayers, as
they prepare to receive Jesus for the first time
in the Most Holy Eucharist.
I would like to congratulate the following high
school seniors, from St. Michael Church, who are
this years recipients of the diocesan Hands of
Christ Award: Keith Bremer, Gabrielle DeMitry,
Aleksandra Dewa, Anthony Diamond, Grant
Howard, Ryan Kreuser, Martha Rinella, Joseph
Ruffalo, and Samuel Wersinger. Congratulations
to all!
I understand that the Living Stations are an
important tradition here at St. Michael Church.
In my previous position at St. Joseph the
Worker, the younger children would present the
Stations of the Cross by reading for each one. I
am a bit nervous about putting together this
year’s living stations, because it is something I
have never done before, but the staff is very
reassuring that everything will be fine and the
kids will be a big help to me.
I ask for your prayers as I continue my
ministry here at St. Michael. It takes time
placing names with faces, but I am getting there.
God’s blessings and peace to you all in the
upcoming week. June
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
There will be an informational meeting, for parents and
youth, on Sunday, March 15, immediately following the
10:30am mass. The meeting will take place in room
#119 in the school building. Youth who will be entering
high school (9-12 grades) in the fall of 2015 are eligible
to attend NCYC.
Story & Song Tour
The Story & Song Tour are three of today’s most
renowned Catholic songwriters and speakers!
Night of Story and Song! - let’s join in for a night of
inspiring music, story, audience participation, fellowship,
and fun for the whole family!
When: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
St. Lawrence Church, N. Greece Road,
Cost: $20 regular tickets/$30 VIP tickets (seats in rows
If interested in attending, please let June know
by April 1st, so she can order the tickets.
March 15, 2015
Fourth Sunday Of Lent
Faith Formation (grades K-5): March 15, 22, &
29 @ 9:15am
KFC (grades 6-8): Next gathering on March 23
@ 6:30pm
SCOOCH (grades 9-12): Canceled for today,
Sunday the 15th. Next gathering on Sunday,
March 22 & 29. Hope to see and meet more of
the high school youth of St. Michael Church at
these gatherings.
The Living Stations
Attention high school youth: Please sign up to
participate in the Living Stations that will take place
on Good Friday, April 3, at 1pm. There will be two
practices, one on Thursday, April 2 at 1pm, and the
other on Friday, April 3, at 10am. If you have
participated before, please sign up again. If you
have never participated, please consider being a
part of this wonderful
experience. There is a sign
up sheet in the gathering
space in church or call June
at the parish office.
Queen of Peace Night—Wednesday, March 18th @
7pm at St. Dominic’s Church in Shortsville. Rosary,
confessions & benediction, followed by mass at 8 pm.
The celebrant will be Fr. John Gagnier, pastor of St.
Peter Roman Catholic Parish. A healing blessing will
be given after mass. All are invited. For information
call Anne @ 585-394-0604
Rosary & Altar Society members
and all ladies of the parish
Please come to our
St. Joseph’s Celebration, Thursday,
March 19th @ 6 PM in the Church Hall.
The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Middle School Auditorium
March 20 @ 7:00 PM
March 21 @ 2:00 PM
Tickets available at the door
All tickets $3.00
Children under 3 are Free
March 15, 2015
Fourth Sunday Of Lent
St. Michael’s Church
Newark, New York
To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven
“… a time to be born…”
“...a time to love…”
“… a time to be healed…”
Please pray for the sick of our Parish.
Steven Sapp, Leigh Ann Henry, Nate Barnes, Ben Hartman, Claire Childs, Kim Zielinski, Kathy Dunn, Ed Grabowski, Michael Kowaleski,
Mary Santoro, Cathy Wilhelm, David Murphy, Darlene Fletcher, Cecelia Cassavino, Maritza Comer, Matthew Buttaccio, Linda Kaiser,
ET Trunick, Donald Pieters, Jean Condit, Joan Weimann, Bernie Armitage, Jim DeMott, Jerry Sielawa, Joe Gallant,
Tony Salamone, Mary Santelli, Georgette Eagley, Mary Gilligan, Frank D’Amico, Elizabeth Jones,
Ron Atikinson, Cliff Galusha & Pearl Johnson
And please pray for our Parish friends.
Polly Barnes, Barbara Gallant, Idalya Estevez, LuAnn McDonald, Michael DePauw & Lynn Goodman
“… a time to die…”
Edy DeRenzo
Rose Renzie, mother of Bob Iocco
“… and a time for peace.”
In our world and for all people, military and civilian, who are in the midst of war. Ecclesiastes 3:11
Sacrificial Giving
February 2015
February 2014
Many thanks for
your support of
St. Michael’s
Annual Contributions: $29,316.68
To more accurately reflect the needs of the Parish, we are
going to show this year’s Sunday collections received
versus last year’s Sunday collections.
Please leave items in the church gathering space.
Thank you!
Please patronize our SPONSOR OF THE WEEK:
Concord Ford
Thank you for sponsoring an ad in our bulletin.