4/19/15 - St. John the Evangelist

Church of St. Joachim – St. John the Evangelist
April 19, 2015
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Sun. April 19
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
April 20
7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Tues. April 21
7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
April 22
7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Thurs. April
7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
April 24
7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
April 25
8:00 a.m.
April 26
Third Sunday of Easter
Kathleen “Sis” Staniewicz
Dolores Murphy &
Maureen Murphy
Third Sunday of Easter
Norma Pucino
Carmen Musacchio
Rose Marie Tarquini
Sixta Viera-Fontanez
Yolanda Lobosco
People of the Parish
Easter Weekday
Kathleen Strack
Edward Imperatore
Easter Weekday
Jack O’Leary
Fr. Mortimer Sullivan
Easter Weekday
The McCullough Family
Albert Bennek
Easter Weekday
Ferdinand & Yolanda D’Antonio
Diego & Julia Fulvio
Easter Weekday
Agnes Quadrini
William Tobin
Easter Weekday
Our Mother, Emma Ballo
9:00 a.m.
Lillian Hopper
Vigil: Fourth Sunday of Easter
4:30 p.m.
Wanda Tortora
5:30 p.m.
The Edgar Reilley Family
Fourth Sunday of Easter
7:30 a.m.
Ann Fidanzato
9:00 a.m.
Carmen Musacchio
10:30 a.m. Bob Kelly
12:00 p.m. Ramon Viera-Fontanez
12:00 p.m. Casimir & Karol Dokurno
6:00 p.m. Rocco F. & Darlene Carbonaro
Jean Stanulwich
Murphy & Acquaviva Family
Karen & Deran Soovajian
James DiCastro
Rose Pucino
The Family
Frances Hilton
Pat Riley
Marion Imperatore
The Family
Jerome Weyant
Hazel & Mike
daughter Betty
The Family
The Family
Nit, Virginia & Family
Kathleen Tobin
Susan Borghard &
Alison MacAvery
Betty Hopper
Carol Quaid
Mary Jane
Her daughter Mary An Farmer
Kenneth DeCarlo
Kathleen & Kids
John & Maureen Darcy
Zofia Kochay
JoMarie Karr & Rocco A. Carbonaro
Sanctuary Lamp: St. Joachim’s – Casimir & Karol Dokurno, Joseph Kochay
Sanctuary Lamp: St. John’s – Lee Ann & Simon Lee Antalek, Richard Pendleton Sr.
Bread & Wine: St. Joachim’s –
Bread & Wine: St. John’s – Maisy & her Nana (living)
Altar Candles: St. Joachim’s –
Altar Candles: St. John’s –Edward Kobajlo & Edward Kobajlo, Jr.
Rose for Life: St. Joachim’s – Barbara & Michael Scoba, Sr., Steve Wiercinski, Kevin Ninnie
Rose for Life: St. John’s – Rose & Francis Donnelly, Joseph Romanelli, Jean & Lenny Pettorossi
Our Paths are Guided by the Beacon of Christ’s Love
Revenue Sharing Program
Week 10 winner: Janet A. Durso
April 12, 2015
April 13, 2014
1,510 (Palm Sunday)
Coming Events
Bible Study on St. John’s Gospel continues on
Tuesday evenings from 7:30 till 8:30, St.
Joachim’s lower hall. St. John’s Gospel offers
rich insights into the life, ministry, passion,
death and resurrection of Jesus. Come as
often as you are able. Please bring a Bible
(available for $5 each at the parish office).
Come as often as you can.
Save the Date
Cornerstone Women's Retreat 9-25/26
Come join us for a Women's Retreat to share
and pray with the Women of our parish.
Broadway Show
The bus to the Broadway Musical will leave
St. John’s parking lot on Sunday, April 26 at
11:45 am. The bus will return by 9:00 pm.
Candidates for Confirmation will have a
mandatory rehearsal on Tuesday, April 21 at
6 pm beginning in the St. Joachim’s gym. If
your sponsor can not attend please have
someone who can review the rehearsal with
the sponsor stand in for them.
Thank You
Sr. Kathy would like to thank everyone for the
generous donations to Global Health. Once
again, you have made it possible to bring
healing to hundreds of Guatemalans. Please
continue to hold sister and the team in your
prayers. They left on April 17th and will be
gone for two weeks.
To serve your needs better, our pastor would like to
Of any parishioner who is hospitalized
Of anyone in need of prayer
Of anyone who would like a pastoral visit
Our parish priests and the Special Ministers of Holy
Communion bring the Eucharist to our ill parishioners.
The Sacraments of the Sick and Reconciliation are
also available from our priests on their visits. If you or
someone you know is in need of the Sacraments,
please call the parish office.
Through the Outreach Program – Parish Volunteers
provide supportive and practical services for seniors
and other persons who are in need. These include
friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, shopping, and
local medical transportation/escort. Drivers are
needed for the Outreach Program for doctor’s
appointments. If you are able to help, please call the
parish office.
Pray for the Sick and Homebound:
ane Pomarico, John Pomarico, Rose Pucino, Mary
Rafter, Hector Ramirez, Ivette Ramos, Robin Reis,
Mary Rivera, Lehman RCatherine Adams, Cathleen
Adams, Minoo Aibara, Rasika Aniff, Gary Arquilla, Ruben
Arroyo, Dominic Bettina, Deborah Bonnell, ,Joseph
Bradford, Octavia Buitrago, Sean Cadden, Coleen Cherry,
Bill Coatney, Christine Connelly, Ramona Concessao, Noah
Margaret Danza, Christina DeDonato, Eileen
Deighan, Maria del Rosario, Hilda D’Silva, Jeffrey Dolan,
Lucia Eustace, Christine Ferguson, Valarian Fernandes,
Joyce Flynn, Russell Fullen, Brian M. Furey, Marie Ann
David Gonzalez, Lillian Gonzalez,
Hernandez, Timmy Johnson,
Donna Juliano, Zofia
Kochay, Jim Killeen, Edward and Anne Killmer, Michael
Leonard, Virginia Letterio,
Olga Lucas, Sarah Lugo,
Josephine Lupparelli, Evan Maher, Venita Martis, Eileen
Malik, Bridget McGrath, Eve Marhafer Meek, Ann O’Dell,
Jim O’Donnell,
Lorraine O’Keefe, Loretta Oppitz, Sara
Pellerin, Cayla Pignatello, Vivian Pisanelli, Peter Podloski,
Lehman Roarabaugh, Joseph Robb, Maria Robillard, Pete
Rosencrans Pauline Russotto, Marcia Santovenia, Marie
Ruth Snyder, Lawrence Solomon, Teresa
Solomon, Cody Stevens,
Lillian Strolis, Nina Tagan,
Kathleen Tobin, Jean Torrie, Thomas Trochan, Sr., Kay
Usifer, Julio D. Vazquez, Laryssa Verna, Norman Waldron,
and Taylor Weiss.
Please pray for the men and women serving in the
military and for their families.
And also our friends in McClelland’s, Elant at
Fishkill, Wingate at Beacon, Forrestal Heights,
Hamilton Fish, Hedgewood, Horizons, and
Meadow Ridge II.
Recently Deceased: We pray for the people who
have recently died and as God to grant their families
and loved ones the strength to carry on until we all join
God in the Resurrection: Helen Iannone, Gloria
Rega, Wanda Sramak, Michael Pietrogallo
from Fr. Irenaeus
The Acts of the Apostles gives a vivid account of
the life of the early Christians. In the days before
his passion and death, Christ prayed for the unity
of the disciples and all Christians. Christ knew
that with unity, they would be able to surmount all
opposition and difficulties and successfully
propagate the good news. When the apostles
started preaching the good news after the
resurrection of Christ and the descent of the Holy
Spirit, they were opposed, criticized, and even
imprisoned, all to discourage them from
preaching the risen Christ and converting people
to the Christian faith. But the disciples were not
discouraged. They remained firm and resolute in
fulfilling the mission entrusted to them. They
were able to do this by the power of the Holy
Spirit and their unity.
The Acts of the Apostles recounts that the early
Christians lived in love and unity. They were
united in one mind and heart and did everything
in common. The love and unity they had was
practically demonstrated and reflected in their
generosity, kindness and concern for one
another. Those that were rich among them gave
generously so that the needy among them would
adequately be cared for and have their needs
met. The early Christian community knew what it
means to be Christians. They did not just talk
about love but lived it. It was this practical love
and unity among them that inspired and drew
many people to join them as Christians. By their
unity, they stood tall and carried on the mission in
the face of opposition, threats and other attempts
to discourage them.
We see this spirit in our parish community. We
are part of a Christian community where people
know each other and have concern for one
another. Parishioners are not just content with
attending mass and other parish activities but
interact with one another and are involved in
various ministries of service for the good of the
parish and the benefit of fellow parishioners. This
is indeed the kind of Christian community Christ
prayed for and which the apostles and early
Christians maintained. In this parish, we truly live
like the early Christian community and fulfill the
mandate of Christ to live in unity and love.
Thank You
I wish to give a very special thank you to all of
our parishioners who donate food to the food
pantry on a regular basis. Please be sure to
check the dates on all cans and packages so
we are not giving food that is out of date.
Thank you and may God bless us all. Deacon
The Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal
If you are prepared, please make your
donation soon. You may deposit it in the
collection basket or mail it to the Archdiocesan
Office. So far, 149 parishioners have pledged
over $33,000 and paid over $24,000,
continuing the good start we made in the
The size of your gift is less
important than the fact that you make a gift.
We would like to increase our percent
participation this year. Please join us. Your
generosity is greatly appreciated.
A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
St. Joachim’s - St. John’s, is planning a 10-day
pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Father
Richard Smith, Father David Nolan, Father
Gary Mead and Father Joseph McLafferty.
Come and walk with us in the footsteps of
Jesus. Come and walk the Way of the Cross
sharing in His Passion. Come and see the
empty tomb of our Risen Lord! It will not be just
another vacation, but a journey of faith. We will
be led to an encounter with Jesus in the land of
His Life, Death and Resurrection. Price is
$2750 plus $700 departure tax and fuel
surcharge per person sharing a twin room. If
interested please call Marianne Dahl (8315406). A deposit of $350 is required. Travel
dates: June 28 – July 7, 2015.
Brochures are available in the back of both
churches and at the Parish Office.
First Holy Communion Retreat
and Rehearsal
Dear Parent/Guardian
On Saturday April 25, 2015 all First Holy
Communion students, along with their parent
or guardian, will meet in St. Joachim Church at
9:45am. At this time Mr. Ray Boswell will
facilitate a Blessed Cup retreat. Mr. Boswell
spends most of his time as a retreat master by
blending spirituality and creativity.
Our First Holy Communion children along with
a parent or guardian will participate by creating
a blessed cup in which the children will design
and later, have as a reminder of their First Holy
Communion. This retreat is mandatory and
at least one parent or guardian must be
Also, on Wednesday April 29, 2015 we will
have our First Holy Communion rehearsal.
For the children who will be receiving their
First Holy Communion at St. John the
Evangelist Church 10:00am, your rehearsal
will take place Wednesday April 29, 2015 at
St John the Evangelist Church 6:00pm.
For the children who will be receiving their
First Holy Communion at St. Joachim
Church 12noon, your rehearsal will take
place Wednesday April 29, 2015 at St.
Joachim 7:15pm.
If you have any questions or concerns please
contact our religious education director, Albert
Our High School Youth Ministry meets every
Sunday night in the lower hall at St. John’s
from 6:45pm to 8:30pm.
All high school
teenagers are invited to Come, join us for food,
games, discussion and prayer. Please pray for
the young people of St. Joachim - St. John’s!
You can help by providing our teenagers with
dinner at our Youth Ministry meeting – a simple
meal, e.g. baked ziti, hot dogs, chili, etc. There
are approximately 15 students. Sign up on the
sheet in the rear of St. John’s church and
someone from the youth ministry will contact
you. Thank you.
HS Senior Retreat;
CYFM’s HS Senior Retreat: Apr 25-26, 2015,
transition into your future with confidence &
faith. Take time at this juncture of great change
to focus on your past, present, and future.
Discover and appreciate who you are, what
you hold most dear, and acquire the tools to
boldly embrace your future. Move beyond what
has become familiar and comfortable in order
to grow and be strengthened for the continued
journey of a life with Christ after high school.
Cost: $75.00 per person which includes
lodging, meals & materials. Application and
non-refundable $40.00 deposit must be
received by Apr 21. For info and application
contact CYFM or visit our website:
www.cyfm.org and click on “events” Capuchin
Youth & Family Ministries, 781 Route 9D, PO
Box 192, Garrison, NY (845) 424-3609. Find
us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
The Catholic Widows & Widowers
of Dutchess & Putnam Counties will meet on
the third Tuesday of the month at 7;00 pm in
the Parish Meeting Room at Saint Kateri
Church, 1925 Route 82, LaGrangeville, NY
12540. (845) 223-3097.
Marriage Encounters
May 9/10: “This I command you: love one another”
Loving as Jesus calls us to in today's gospel can be
difficult in our modern, busy lives. Fall in love all
over again on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter
For more information go to:
www.wwme.org or call toll free: 877-NYS-WWME
ext 3.
May 16/17: “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also
must love one another.” Deepen your love for your
spouse on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter
For more information go to:
www.wwme.org or call toll free: 877-NYS-WWME
ext 3.
May 23/24: “Lord send out your spirit, and renew
the face of the Earth...” Today's Psalm begs for
renewal from the Holy Spirit. Come away for a
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and
renew the face of your marriage/holy orders. For
more information go to: www.wwme.org or call toll
free: 877-NYS-WWME ext 3.
St. Joaquin-St. Juan, Beacon, NY
1 Lectura: Hch 3,13-15.17-19: Mataron al
autor de la vida, pero Dios lo resucitó.
2 Lectura: 1Jn 2,1-5: Él es víctima de
propiciación por nuestros pecados
Evangelio: Lc 24,35-48: El Mesías
padecerá y resucitará al tercer día.
“Mirad mis manos y mis pies; soy yo mismo”
Abril 19-2115
Para ser testigos, por tanto, del auténtico Cristo, es
urgente que los discípulos aprendan en primer
lugar a reconocer su Cuerpo marcado por la
pasión. Precisamente, un autor antiguo nos hace la
siguiente recomendación: «Todo aquel que sabe
que la Pascua ha sido sacrificada para él, ha de
entender que su vida comienza cuando Cristo ha
muerto para salvarnos». Además, el apóstol tiene
que comprender inteligentemente las Escrituras,
leídas a la luz del Espíritu de la verdad derramado
sobre la Iglesia.
Hoy, el Evangelio todavía nos sitúa en el domingo
de la resurrección, cuando los dos de Emaús
regresan a Jerusalén y, allí, mientras unos y otros
cuentan que el Señor se les ha aparecido, el
mismo Resucitado se les presenta. Pero su
presencia es desconcertante. Por un lado provoca
espanto, hasta el punto de que ellos «creían ver un
espíritu» y, por otro, su cuerpo traspasado por los
clavos y la lanzada es un testimonio elocuente de
que se trata del mismo Jesús, el crucificado:
«Mirad mis manos y mis pies; soy yo mismo.
Palpadme y ved que un espíritu no tiene carne y
huesos como veis que yo tengo».
«Haz brillar sobre nosotros la luz de tu rostro,
Señor», canta el salmo de la liturgia de hoy.
Efectivamente, Jesús «abrió sus inteligencias para
que comprendieran las Escrituras». Es del todo
urgente. Es necesario que los discípulos tengan
una precisa y profunda comprensión de las
Escrituras, ya que, en frase de san Jerónimo,
«ignorar las Escrituras es ignorar a Cristo».
Pero esta compresión de la palabra de Dios no es
un hecho que uno pueda gestionar privadamente,
o con su congregación de amigos y conocidos. El
Señor desveló el sentido de las Escrituras a la
Iglesia en aquella comunidad pascual, presidida
por Pedro y los otros Apóstoles, los cuales
recibieron el encargo del Maestro de que «se
predicara en su nombre a todas las naciones».
interesado en aprender más acerca de las
escuelas católicas que atienden a niños en
los grados Pre-Kindergarden hasta el grado 8
en el condado de Dutchess? Inscríbase para
visitar una escuela católica en “Los Martes
de Visita”, 28 de abril 2015, de 9 a 11am o por
“Los Martes de Visita” son jornadas de visitas
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de la Arquidiócesis de Nueva York
programados periódicamente durante todo
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se inscriban. Para inscribirse, por favor llame
al (845)554-5585. Para un asistente bilingüe,
llame al (646)794-2885.
Sus Escuelas Católicas en el condado de
Dutchess son:
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Regina Coeli School 4337 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park
Saint Denis-Saint Columba School 849 Route
82 Hopewell Junction
San Martin de Porres School 122 Cedar Valley
Road Poughkeepsie
Saint Mary School 106 Jackson Street Fishkill
Saint Mary’s School 2 Convent Avenue
Wappingers Falls
Saint Peter School 12 Father Cody Plaza
The Ark & The Dove Preschool 604 Beekman
Road Hopewell