OUR HOLY REDEEMER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
The Most Holy Rosary
WHERE COMING HOME IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT! A PERPETUAL ADORATION PARISH 37 SOUTH OCEAN AVENUE FREEPORT, NEW YORK 11520
Every Saturday at 8:30 A.M. and Second Thursday at 12:45 P.M. in church
TELEPHONE: (516) 378-0665 FAX: (516) 546-1416 E-MAIL: [email protected]
Rev. Douglas R. Arcoleo
EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
IN RESIDENCE Rev. Msgr. Donald T. Bennett
DEVOTIONS Divine Mercy Chaplet
ASSOCIATE PASTORS Rev. Alessandro da Luz Rev. Carlos Mario Urrego
Please Come Home for the
Every Friday after the 12:10 P.M. Mass
13 APRIL 2017 at 7:30 P.M followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Miraculous Medal Novena Every Saturday after the 9:00 A.M. Mass
Mr. Cristobal Sanchez, Pastoral Associate
THE MOST REVEREND ROBERT J. BRENNAN
Mr. Bruce Burnham Mr. Francisco Cales
AUXILIARY BISHOP, DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE PRINCIPAL CELEBRANT
SOCIETIES Legion of Mary Sheila Walsh (516) 379-9028
Mrs. Flaherty Pastoral Business Associate
Nocturnal Adoration Society Jane Dengel (516) 379-2331
LENT SPECIAL 9:00 A.M. DAILY MASS LENT
Mr. Crouse, Director Mr. Petkov
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Mrs. Stuhlinger, Director Mr. Cacao, Assoc. Director (516) 546-1057 Fax: (516) 546-0526
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) Mr. Cacao, Coordinator (516) 546-1057
HUMAN SERVICES Sister Dorothy Lynch, C.I.J. Mr. Martinez, Director (516) 868-8289
THRIFT SHOP In Memory of Janene Suchan Mrs. Jewels, Manager (516) 623-3247
9: 00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. (Sp.)
7:00 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 9:30 A.M. 11:30 A.M. 1:00 P.M. (Sp.) 5:00 P.M.
Monday – Friday: 7:30 A.M. 12:10 P.M. Wed.: 7:00 P.M. (Sp.) First Fri.: 7:00 P.M. (Sp.)
HOLY THURSDAY, 13 APRIL (Visits to the Blessed Sacrament in church) 09:00 P.M. – 09:30 P.M. Legion of Mary; Altar Server Families, Catholic Daughters of the Americas 09:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Lectors, Ushers, Choir Members, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 10:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. Parish Prayer Groups, Catechists, RCIA 10:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. Knights of Columbus 11:00 P.M. – 11:30 P.M. Knights of Columbus; Nocturnal Adoration Society 11:30 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. Nocturnal Adoration Society
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, 9 April 2017
ORGANIZATIONS Catholic Daughters of the Americas Diana Gibson, Regent (516) 849-5714
Knights of Columbus
Ron Flood, Grand Knight (516) 325-3031
Deacon Bruce Burnham (516) 992-2225 Society of St. Vincent de Paul Norma Sanchez, President (516) 378-1386 (516) 378-0665
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS Monday – Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (516) 378-0665
FAITH AND THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS OFFERINGS FOR THE WEEK OF 10 APRIL READINGS FOR
16 April 2017 The Resurrection of the Lord
Monday, 10 April 7:30 am † David F. Arcoleo 9:00 am William Tull 12:10 pm † Philip Campanella Tuesday, 11 April 7:30 am Intentions of Joseph de Domenico 9:00 am Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate 12:10 pm † Harold Urbanski Wednesday, 12 April 7:30 am Intentions of Dorothea Dengel 9:00 am Missionary Sisters of Saint Benedict 12:10 pm Intentions of Nieve La Rocca Holy Thursday, 13 April 9:00 am Morning Prayer 11:00 am Chrism Mass - St. Agnes Cathedral 7:30 pm Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper Good Friday, 14 April 9:00 am Morning Prayer 12:00 am Stations of the Cross (English) 3:00 pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (English) 6:00 pm Stations of the Cross (Spanish) 7:00 pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (Spanish) Holy Saturday, 15 April 9:00 am Morning Prayer 8:00 pm Easter Vigil Easter Sunday, 16 April 7:00 am Intentions of Pope Francis 8:00 am Our Holy Redeemer Parish/Freeport 9:30 am Intentions of Fr. Douglas R. Arcoleo 11:30 am † Decd. Mbrs. of the Nicolino Family **1:30 pm Easter Novena, † Rubén Fernández
1st Reading: Acts X: 34a, 37-43 Responsorial Psalm: 118 2nd Reading: Colossians III: 1-4 Gospel: Saint John XX: 1-9
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION In our celebration of Palm Sunday we read from two Gospels. First we read Matthew 21:1-11 in which the people cry out saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David,” as they go out to receive the Lord branding palm branches and spreading their cloaks on the road. Later on, during the Liturgy of the Word, we read the entire Passion according to Saint Matthew (See Matthew 26:14-27:66). In this second Gospel the same people that were crying the above words now cry, “let Him be crucified.” It is not surprising that a crowd have a change of heart. But, at a more personal level, we must ask ourselves whether we sometimes act as this crowd did. On the one hand, are we prompt to praise Jesus as Lord and then, on the other hand, when temptation comes our way, are we just as prompt to give in and so in a matter of speech crucify him anew? As we enter Holy Week, let us make the firm resolution of being on Jesus’ side. May our words and actions always cry out: “Hosanna to the Son of David!”
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† Mother Angelica Sr. Dorothy Lynch
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A MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR
9 APRIL 2017
ENTERING INTO HOLY WEEK (with help from the Roman Missal) With our Palm Sunday remembrance of the Lord’s Passion, the Church is led by the Spirit into Holy Week: the final week of the Holy Season of Lent. Yes, “the days of His saving Passion and glorious Resurrection are approaching, by which the pride of the ancient foe is vanquished and the mystery of our redemption in Christ is celebrated” (Roman Missal, Preface II of the Passion of the Lord). If we are to have an experience of that saving Passion and glorious Resurrection where-in we do not simply remember it with gratitude as we must, but where we are raised to newness of life by that remembrance in memory of Him as well (cf. Romans VI:4), then we need to consider: “what I have done and what I have failed to do” during these forty days of Lent; a Sacred time given to God’s children “for the renewing and purifying of their hearts, that freed from disordered affections, they may so deal with the things of this passing world as to hold rather to the things that eternally endure” (Roman Missal, Preface of Lent II). It may happen that when we consider: “what I have done and what I have failed to do” we will discover that we held on more tightly to the things of this passing world than we did to the things that eternally endure, and that we weren’t more eagerly intent on prayer and on the works of charity explaining why we aren’t awaiting the Sacred Paschal Feasts with the joy of minds made pure (cf. Roman Missal, Preface of Lent I). If that is in fact the case for us we should not despair. Our self-denial can still give God thanks, humble our sinful pride, contribute to the feeding of the poor, and so help us imitate God in His kindness (cf. ibid. Preface of Lent III). While time may be running out for (in the words of Bishop Barres) "every active Catholic of every age in the Diocese of Rockville Centre between January 31st and (Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017) to invite one inactive Catholic friend or family to come with you to Mass", there is always time for every active Catholic to invite one inactive Catholic back home, there is always time for God through bodily fasting to restrain our faults, raise up our minds, and bestow both virtue and its rewards, through Christ our Lord (cf. ibid. Preface of Lent IV).
Easter Novena of Holy Masses The Solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection will be celebrated at the Altar of Our Holy Redeemer with an Easter Novena of Holy Masses. This Solemn Novena will be offered for nine consecutive days beginning 16 April through 24 April 2017. This Novena is for both the living and the deceased. Your remembrances will remain by the Altar throughout the Easter Novena. You may place the enrollment envelope in the collection basket at Mass or bring it to the rectory no later than 14 April 2017. Front Cover Art: The Crucifixion by Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506); Back Cover Art: The Entry into Jerusalem by Pedro Orrente (1580-1645)
The 2017 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL has gotten off to a Super Start!
We are at the Turn! Thank You! 2016
Ninth Week Amount Pledged: $53,906.00
Ninth Week Amount Pledged: $54,918.25
Ninth Week Paid Pledges: $25,076.00
Ninth Week Paid Pledges: $27,883.25
Ninth Week Number of Pledges: 144
Ninth Week Number of Pledges: 173
MAKE A PLEDGE TO THE CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL TODAY, AND HELP ENSURE THAT OUR SUPER START TURNS INTO A SUPER FINISH!!!
THE BISHOP THE CALL THE CMA Ever since he was appointed the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Bishop Barres has humbly asked Long Island's Catholics to please help him answer the Call to Holiness and Mission. The Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) offers us an opportunity to do just that. In fact, the Bishop's Office recently sent Pastors an email stating that "Bishop Barres asks that all of his Mass stipends, checks for Confirmations or Parish Masses, or gifts be made out and sent directly to the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA).” Please join the 173 OHR-CMA contributors, and answer the call to holiness and mission by sending in your "Welcome Bishop Barres Pledge" today! You can make a difference! Please make your check payable to: Catholic Ministries Appeal and either mail directly to the Diocese at the address below or deposit it in the Sunday Offertory Basket. Thank you!
Parish: ________________________________________________ Name: _________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________ City, State, Zip: __________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________________________ Donor Signature: ________________________________________
Pledge: $ ____________ Down Payment: $ ____________ Balance: $ ____________ Monthly
Catholic Ministries Appeal, Diocese of Rockville Centre, P.O. Box 4000, Rockville Centre, New York 11571-4000 www.drvc.org/cma.html
SCHEDULE FOR HOLY WEEK 2017 MONDAY, 10 APRIL 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Confession
TUESDAY, 11 APRIL 7:00 P.M. Stations of the Cross (in the School) 7:30 P.M. PARISH MISSION
WEDNESDAY, 12 APRIL 2:00 P.M. Stations of the Cross (in the School) 7:30 P.M. PARISH MISSION
HOLY THURSDAY, 13 APRIL 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer 11:00 A.M. Chrism Mass at Saint Agnes Cathedral 7:30 P.M. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed in the church for private adoration until Midnight.)
GOOD FRIDAY, 14 APRIL 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer 9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Confession 12:00 P.M. Stations of the Cross (English) 3:00 P.M. Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (English) 6:00 P.M. Stations of the Cross (Spanish) 7:00 P.M. Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (Spanish)
HOLY SATURDAY, 15 APRIL 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer 9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Confession 8:00 P.M. Easter Vigil Mass (English and Spanish)
EASTER SUNDAY, 16 APRIL 7:00 A.M. Mass (English) 8:00 A.M. Mass (English) 8:30 A.M. Mass (Spanish – in the School) 9:30 A.M. Mass (English) 11:30 A.M. Mass (English)
**1:30 P.M. Mass (Spanish)** ***There will be NO 5:00 P.M. Mass on Easter Sunday***
Catholic Daughters of the Americas® Court Stella Maris #822 presents
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FAITH AND EDUCATION SCHOOL’S IN: DRIVE CAREFULLY (both on and off the road)
NEWS FROM THE DE LA SALLE SCHOOL At The De La Salle School we traditionally conclude Lent with the praying of the Stations of the Cross during Holy Week. Again this year our eighth graders will lead us in this reflection on the passion and death of Jesus. We offer our students’ reenactment of aspects of Jesus’s journey to the cross to the parishioners of Our Holy Redeemer and to all in the larger community as an invitation to reflect on the greatness of God’s love for each of us. Please consider joining us in prayer in the gymnasium of The De La Salle School for about 40 minutes starting at either 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, 11 April or at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, 12 April.
A blessed Holy Week and a joyous Easter from all at The De La Salle School! 9 April 2017 – Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord A Sunday Readings: Isaiah LIV: 4-7; Philippians II: 6-11; Saint Matthew XXVI: 14-27; 66
Student’s Name: ____________________________________________________ Class Day/Session: ___________________________________________________ Catechist Name: ____________________________________________________ Mass Time (Circle 1): Sat: 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Sun: 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
GOSPEL QUESTIONS: (Religious Education Students please answer ALL questions)
Fill in the blanks:
Who betrayed Jesus to the authorities? “____________________________ betrayed Jesus to the authorities.” “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it and giving it to His disciples said: ‘______ __________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________.’” Who denied knowing Jesus three times? “___________________________ denied knowing Jesus three times.” Who was the prisoner that the crowd wanted released instead of Jesus? “______________________________ was the prisoner that the crowd wanted released instead of Jesus.” Who was the man who helped Jesus carry His cross? “_________________________________________ was the man who helped Jesus carry His cross.” What did the Centurion and his men say after Jesus died? “The Centurion and his men said after Jesus died, ‘_______________________________________________________________________________________.’”
PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL MEMBERS:
FAITH AND FINANCES
Charles Shields III Joann Flaherty
Robert Silon Sheila Walsh
2016-2017 RAFFLE! RAFFLE! RAFFLE! OUR FEBRUARY (YES, FEBRUARY) 2017 WINNERS ARE: Date
$100 Monthly $25 Gift Card $25 Daily: 1 Feb. 2 February 3 February 4 February 5 February 6 February 7 February 8 February
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YES, YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITH 25 CENTS AND MORE A WEEK! (THANK YOU FOR PUTTING IN YOUR 25 CENTS AND MORE!!!)
SUNDAY, 01/02 APRIL TOTAL OFFERING: $12,465.25
NUMBER OF CHILDREN ENVELOPE USERS: 199
PLEASE USE YOUR ENVELOPES. THANK YOU!
E-Giving Prior to Weekend 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:30 am 11:30 am 1:00 pm 5:00 pm
$ 1,026.00 $ 821.25 $ 1,901.00 $ 781.00 $ 1,585.00 $ 922.75 $ 1,422.25 $ 1,780.00 $ 1,758.00 $ 468.00
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How Can I Increase My Almsgiving This Lent? (How about giving 25 Cents More a Week?)
Here’s How It Works based on a regular weekly offering of $50.00 Date 05 March (First Sunday of Lent) 12 March (Second Sunday of Lent) 19 March (Third Sunday of Lent) 26 March (Laetare Sunday of Lent) 02 April (Fifth Sunday of Lent) 09 April (Palm Sunday)
Your Weekly Offering $50.00 (50 +.25) $50.25 (50 +.50) $50.50 (50 +.75) $50.75 (50 +1.00) $51.00 (50 +1.25) $51.25
If every Sunday Mass-goer gave alms according to this example, the projected increase in our Sunday Almsgiving for Lent based on 1000 Sunday Mass-goers would be $5125.00!
FAITH AND PRAYER Please Pray for Our Bishop O God, Eternal Shepherd of the faithful, Who tend Your Church in countless ways and rule over her in love, grant, we pray, that John, Your servant, whom You have set over Your people, may preside in the place of Christ over the flock whose shepherd he is, and be faithful as a teacher of doctrine, a Priest of sacred worship and as one who serves them by governing. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Bishop John O. Barres
and for Our Priests O God, Who made Your Only Begotten Son eternal High Priest, grant that those He has chosen as ministers and stewards of Your mysteries may be found faithful in carrying out the ministry they have received. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Father Francis M. Nelson & Father Taddeus Niewczas All Permanent Deacons Father Joseph J. Nixon & Father Joseph E. Nohs Monsignor John C. Nosser & Father Harold Noviello Father Christopher Nowak & Father Vian Ntegerej’lmana All Deceased Priests Bishop John O. Barres & Bishop Nelson J. Perez
and for Our Transitional Deacons Christopher Sullivan, Liam McDonald, Michael Plona, and John Wachowicz of the Diocese of Rockville Centre were Ordained Transitional Deacons on 5 November 2016. Michael Bissex (not pictured) of the Diocese of Rockville Centre was Ordained a Transitional Deacon in Rome on 29 September 2016. Please pray for all of them as they draw closer to the Priesthood.
and for Our Seminarian
Br. Pierre Toussaint (Alain) Guiteau, C.F.R.
Heavenly Father, please grant to Your Faithful servants, the grace and strength to carry out Your mission for the Church each day. Keep our Seminarians close to You and continue to inspire them to serve others in Your Holy Name. Please inspire the men You have called to the Priesthood to respond “yes” to Your call through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God for ever and ever. Amen.
and for Our Postulant Our Postulant could use some words of encouragement and support. Her address is as follows:
Miss Meaghan Baldwin Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate P.O. Box 658, Monroe, New York 10949
MORE FAITH AND PRAYER GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN (1 October 2016 – 30 March 2017) Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them . . . Rose M. Anselmo; Jason M. Gonzalez; Rose Troper; Roseann Feeney; Cynthia A. May; Dorothy E. Courtenay; Marie F. Kutzner ; Lawrence J. Straw; Mary Lou Moran; Peter J. Bivona; Rosemary G. Fuchs; Edwin DeJesus Lopez; Hannelore M. Weinzierl; June M. Currie; Mary E. Lilly; Sandy De La Cruz; Kenneth R. Dash; Joseph J. DeSalvo; Nelsida M. Villalba; Ramon A. Morel; Rochelle Tarricone; Victor Schipani; Marcelle Soltys; Isabella Angelina Roca; Henry G. Knab; Angelina M. Cullin; Horatio Preval; Lorenzo Alvarez Pino; William J. Malone; Peter C. Reilly; Pauline Santos; John J. Luzon; Josephine Ranieri; Lawrence Mattson; Theresa Cleva, Antonia Villanueva; Nancy Lamb, Thomas Bertram, Juan Martinez, Isabel Rodriguez, Anthony A. Clarke, Dennis Hanna, Desmond J. O’Hagan
. . . may their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in Peace. Amen.
Please Pray for our beloved deceased
EUDORA VERONIQUE TOULON
Please Pray for
Peter Anglim, Jackeline Arias, Kevin Artus, Angelina Auci, Eileen Ballerano, Gale Anne Bellini, Kathleen Bergleitner, Jean Blaney, Tom Boffardi, Dr. Bonnick, Kaye Bonnick, Alfio Brancato, Joan Caldwell, John Cochol, Warren P. Cochol, Juan Cordero, Barbara Costante, Brian Cox, Jo Ann D’Angelo Roseanne della Speranza, Rebecca Rita Diaz, Helen Donlon, Barbara Emerick, Francis Fee, Andrew Feeney, Carmela Filfiley, Elizabeth Claudia Ford, Gary Fouche, Nanette Fountas, Erik Galinsky, Bill Green, Mary Hannan, Lloyd & Pearl Harrison, Xavier Hixon, Linda A. Kane, George Kelly, Bob Klein, Catherine Klein, Darren Klein, David Klein, Dayton Klein, Joyce Ellen Kowack, Tom Krant, Anna T. Kraus, Richard Laudman, Dulce Lopez, Lorena Lopez, Sr. Dorothy Lynch, Peter Marino, Berta Martinez, Christine McCabe, Barbara McEneaney, Muriel Meyer, Arlene Minton, Christopher Montalbano, Oneyda Morales, Jacinto Moronta, Matthew S. Morris, Amanda Mucaria, Samantha Ann Murphy, Susanna Musso, Margaret Naughton, Jackie Oliveri, Lillian Pavia, Ron Penero, Anthony Pirro, Kathleen Randall, Kaitlyn Reilly, Charles Rivera, Garret Ryan, Sienna Paige Eileen Salcedo, Lidiana Santiago, Mike Siegler, Jeffery D. Smith, Ty Smith, John Sturmer, Barbara Sullivan, Juanita Tavares, Millie Torres, Tom Tropea, William Trousard, Anna Mae Verzyl, Donald Walsh, Patrick Walsh, Robert Weinzierl, Nancy Wilken, Gerry Wright, Frank Young
…and please call the Rectory if you know anyone in serious need of prayers. The names will remain on our prayer list for four weeks.
Thank you! Please continue to say your prayers for the following members of our Armed Forces: Melissa Castillo, Ensign Frank Chavez, Anthony Costante, Tyler Daly, Staff Sgt. Adam Dengel, Sr. Medical Admin. Jennifer Dengel, Juan Diaz, Ryan Dugan, Katelyn Ann Foster, RN, Michael George Gonzalez, Daniel Ingin, Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, Susana Ladino, Capt. Peter Lawless, Corp. Gaelan Lynch, Sgt. Ramon Marrero, P.O. 1st Class Matthew Martin, Pvt. Jack McKnight, John Mediate, Sgt. Kelvin O. Melara, Airman 1st Class Jerome Miles, Lt. Cmdr. Colleen Minihan, Maj. Paul Minihan, Sebastian Moreno, Sean Joseph Mormon, Sgt. Allyson Parla, PO Floyd A. Rivera, Sgt. Sammy Rodriguez, Benjamin Rhodes, Edwin Sandoval, Doug Schambert, Paul Seiden, Luis Sic, PFC Ashley Sumner, Capt. John Talafuse, Corp. Daniel Vargas, SCPO William A. Vega, Capt. Johnetta Washington, Anthony Williams, Sgt. 1st Class Lynroy Williams; Lt. Cmdr. Brad Younger
OUR HOLY REDEEMER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FREEPORT, NEW YORK
Reconciliation Monday (10 April) The Sacrament of Confession/Penance/Reconciliation will be offered from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. in each of the 133 parishes in the Diocese of Rockville Centre!
The Confiteor “I confess to Almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned
in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do; through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault, therefore I ask Blessed Mary, ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God. Amen.”
FATHER FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO (AND FAIL TO DO) … When they worship false gods (or fail to worship the One True God). When they take the Lord’s Name in Vain (or fail to defend “the Name” when others abuse It). When they choose not to attend Sunday Mass (or fail to remind others of their obligation to attend Sunday Mass). When they dishonour their mother and father (or fail to admonish others who do). When they kill (or fail to do anything that could prevent others from killing). When they commit adultery (or fail to do anything that might stop others from committing adultery). When they steal (or fail to return what they have stolen). When they bear false witness (lie, adulation, profanity, perjury, rash judgment, detraction, calumny, bragging) against their neighbour (or fail to speak the Truth). When they fail to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, care for the ill, visit the imprisoned.
The Act of Contrition O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of hell; but most of all, because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do my Penance, to amend my life, and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.
Come Home and Hear
The Seven Last Words of Christ Father, Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do (Saint Luke XXIII:34) Amen I Say To Thee, This Day Thou Shalt Be With Me In Paradise (Saint Luke XXIII:43) Woman Behold Thy Son … Behold Thy Mother. (Saint John XIX:26, 27) My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? (Saint Matthew XXVII:46) I Thirst. (Saint John XIX:28) It Is Consummated. (Saint John XIX:30) Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit. (Saint Luke XXIII:46)
Like You've Never Heard Them Before! Joseph Haydn’s famous orchestral works expressed through the musical talents of Philip Petkov on the piano and his wife Olga Tourkina on the violin.
Tuesday, 11 April and Wednesday, 12 April 7:30 P.M. in the church of Our Holy Redeemer
VENERABLE FATHER ANTHONY VINCENT GALLO Diocesan Priest, Oblate of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart Montforte Irpino: 11 January 1899 – Rome: 2 May 1934
O Most Holy Trinity, Who deigned to raise Venerable Anthony Vincent Gallo to the priesthood, and endowed him with precious gifts, especially that of a burning love for suffering and immolation, we humbly beseech You, if it be Your will, that he may be glorified on earth, and that we may obtain through his intercession the particular grace which we ask for with living faith. Amen. For more information please visit: www.fathergallo.com
THE NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY
Won’t You Help Christ to Carry His Cross for at Least One Hour this Lenten Season?
PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
For more information please visit: www.fathergallo.com O God, Who in Your inscrutable providence will that the Church be united to the sufferings of Your Son, grant, we pray, to Your faithful who suffer for Your Name’s sake a spirit of patience and charity, that For more information on they may be found true and faithful witnesses to the how you can give Him promises You have made. one hour of your presence Through our Lord Jesus Christ, each month, please Your Son, Who lives and call Jane Dengel at reigns with You in the unity (516) 379-2331. of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen Please Come Home for the Presentation
FAST GIVE ALMS
“SAINTS AMONG US” Monday, 24 April 2017 after the 7:30 P.M. Mass Lower Church Please Join William Gallo, nephew of Venerable Gallo, and Michael Gallo, grandnephew of Venerable Gallo for a presentation of What is a Saint?, the Saint making process, and the life of Venerable Gallo including his suffering both physically and mentally, all for Christ.
FROM A SERMON BY SAINT PETER CHRYSOLOGUS “Fasting is the soul of prayer; mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. Let no one try to separate them; they cannot be separated. If you have only one of them or not all together, you have nothing. So if you pray, fast; if you fast, show mercy; if you want your petition to be heard, hear the petition of others. If you do not close your ear to others you open God’s ear to yourself. When you fast, see the fasting of others. If you want God to know that you are hungry, know that another is hungry. If you hope for mercy, show mercy. If you look for kindness, show kindness. If you want to receive, give. If you ask for yourself what you deny others, your asking is a mockery. Let this be the pattern for all men when they practice mercy: show mercy to others in the same way, with the same generosity, with the same promptness, as you want others to show mercy to you. Therefore, let prayer, mercy, and fasting be one single plea to God on our behalf, one speech in our defense, a threefold united prayer in our favour.” If you have been given time, talent, and treasure from God, perhaps you can give it to others. Please call Alfonso Martinez, Director of Human Services, at (516) 868–8289.
“Let us now extend to the poor and those afflicted in different ways a more open-handed generosity, so that God may be thanked through many voices and the relief of the needy supported by our fasting. No act of devotion on the part of the faithful gives God more pleasure than that which is lavished on His poor. Where He finds charity with its loving concern, there He recognizes the reflection of His own Fatherly care.”
“MEAT, FISH, FASTING, ABSTAINING” GOOD FRIDAY
FAST GIVE ALMS
SAINT LEO THE GREAT
is a day of FAST and ABSTINENCE. All Catholics who have reached their 14th year are bound to abstain from meat on all the Fridays of Lent. All Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are also bound to observe the law of fast on GOOD FRIDAY. This means limiting oneself to a single full meal and avoiding food between meals. Two other light meals may be taken during the day.
“WHEN YOU FAST” . . . PLEASE FAST FROM: Monday breakfast for Pope Francis, Bishop Barres, Bishops, and Pastors. Tuesday lunch for the President of the United States, the Governor of New York State, the Mayor of Freeport, and all elected officials. Wednesday dinner for the Armed Forces, Nurses, Doctors, Firefighters, Police Officers and Teachers. Thursday dinner for an increase in Vocations to the Priesthood. Friday lunch for an end to abortion, physician assisted-suicide/euthanasia, and human cloning. Saturday breakfast for the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Parish of Our Holy Redeemer.
PARISH LENTEN PROJECT On the FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, Our Holy Redeemer welcomed home Thomas Travis, PhD from Saint Joseph’s College to assist us with kicking-off this year’s Lenten project. That project provides parishioners with an almsgiving opportunity (with the help of our MITE BOXES) to aid a small, economically impoverished barrio of Sutiava, Nicaragua as described below. MITE BOX Contributions thus far:
35 Boxes with more than
SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL Freeport Conference Would you like to help the poor of Freeport in a very direct way? Why not join our Saint Vincent de Paul Conference? If interested please contact Norma Sanchez, President, at (516) 378-1386, or Averell Campbell, Secretary, at (516) 378-5020. Monetary Donations are always welcome. Please use the pink envelopes. Bilingual volunteers needed.
GIVE ALMS PARISH LENTEN PROJECT
We Help People!
To Donate: Along with your change and cash, checks made payable to Hope for the Children Foundation, Inc., (a registered, tax-deductable 501(c)(3) program) can be placed in your Mite Boxes. Please bring your Mite Boxes with you to Mass on any Sunday of the Easter Season (16 April – 4 June) and place them in the Offertory Basket.
“Each part should be equally concerned for all the others (1 CorinthiansXII:25) for we all form one body. Acts of charity towards our brothers and sisters – as expressed by almsgiving, a practice which, together with prayer and fasting, is typical of Lent – is rooted in this common belonging. His Holiness Benedict XVI
FAITH AND SOCIAL MINISTRY OUR HOLY REDEEMER
HUMAN SERVICES (516) 868-8289
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! 23 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY
Please call Mr. Alfonso Martinez, Director at (516) 868-8289. He’s waiting to hear from you!
SHOPPING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Closed every Wednesday
FAITH AND OUR HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL BUILDING PHASE I (COMPLETED AND PAID FOR) Flat Roof South Side/De La Salle School $28,875.00
PHASE II (COMPLETED AND NOT PAID FOR) Flat Roof East Side/Human Services $28,500.00
PHASE III West Side/Parking Lot $28,500.00 PHASE I
(Cannot Begin Until We Raise 75% of Phase II: $21,375.00)
PLEASE JOIN OUR GROWING LIST OF DONORS
PHASE II (Amount Raised Thus Far: $ 3,161.40) Philip A. & Donna Liscia, Kathleen Keating & Matthew Lynch, Maria & Joseph Rivierzo, Allen & Elizabeth Weick, Rihuso Donare, Mary Stoessel, Kathleen Weston, Neocatechumenal Way, Anonymous (2)
OUR HOLY REDEEMER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
SCHOOL ROOF – PHASE II NAME: ___________________________________________________________________________________ OUR HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL STUDENT/GRADUATE:
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _______________________________________________________________________ AMOUNT PLEDGED: $2500 $1250 $1000 $750 $500 $250 OTHER __________________
FAITH AND YOUTH FREEPORT LITTLE LEAGUE, INC. P.O. BOX 6061 FREEPORT, NY 11520 (516) 993-6304 FreeportLittleLeague.com “Keeping kids in cleats and off the streets”
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Aviles President
Freeport Little League Anniversary
Jose B Pena VP Senior Divisionl Chris Richardson VP Junior Division. Jose L. Pena Information Officer Player Agent Larry Hammond Treasurer Diana Roldan Secretary Phil Prestamo Coaching Coordinator Golf Event Coordinator Nicole Richardson Safety Officer Jose B. Pena Equipment Manager Purchasing Agent
DIVISION REPS Jesise Rodriguez T-Ball Tara Kimlingen Rookies Marina Philippe 8U Dave Pinzon Minors Dave Rodriguez Majors Jose B. Pena Senior Division Mike Aviles Sponsor Coordinator
Dear Friends, Play Ball! That’s the call that the umpires will be making on 22 April, on the fields in our village. Since 1952 the Freeport Little League has been a part of the Freeport community. This year the league is celebrating its 65th year of service to the children in our village. To celebrate our anniversary, we are reaching out to all former players; boy’s and girl’s, mom’s and dad’s and asking that you send us a message sharing your little league memory and the years you played. We will post your message on our web page and our Facebook page. Got a picture? We’ll show that too! Freeport Little League has been a constant in the life of our village. All coaches, mangers and board members are volunteers and all except a few reside in Freeport. Many of the dollars we use, to buy uniforms, purchase equipment and pay umpires comes from local businesses. The Little League uses the sports of baseball and softball to teach kids the important values of hard work, commitment, sportsmanship and kindness. All values that will help in making them better adults. Although our numbers change from year to year the game remains the same. The sound of our kids enjoying the game will soon be heard in our village. We welcome everyone with a “little league memory” to come to the fields, sit in the bleachers and reminisce. The Little League thanks you for your support in the past and for your continued support. Sincerely
Mike Aviles, President
MENSAJE DEL PASTOR
9 DE ABRIL DE 2017
CARA A CARA La Santa Cuaresma nos prepara para algo más que el recuerdo anual y la celebración de la Resurrección del Señor el Domingo de Pascua. Nos prepara mediante la oración, el ayuno y la limosna, para hacer frente al diablo y (como recitamos en la Oración a San Miguel Arcángel) a todos los espíritus malignos que vagan por el mundo para la perdición de las almas. La Sagrada Escritura, la Sagrada Tradición y nuestras propias experiencias (no siempre) sagradas, nos enseñan que esos espíritus malignos son "legiones", y que nuestros encuentros cara a cara con ellos no son únicos (San Marcos V: 9). Recordamos que el I domingo de Cuaresma Jesús mismo fue guiado por el Espíritu al desierto para ser "tentado por el diablo”. Los demonios a los que nos enfrentamos no nos están tentándonos a convertir estas piedras en panes, pero ¿podrían estar tentándonos a pensar que podemos vivir sin cada palabra que sale de la boca de Dios? ¿Podríamos ser tentados a pensar que no necesitamos saber lo que está escrito? Los demonios a los que nos enfrentamos quizá no nos tienten a arrojarnos de los parapetos del templo, pero ¿podrían estar tentándonos a poner a prueba a Dios? ¿Podríamos sentirnos tentados a pensar que podemos obligar a Dios a demostrar Su poder y a salvarnos cuando voluntaria y libremente nos ponemos en situaciones peligrosas en las que Dios tendría que intervenir para salvarnos? Por ejemplo, cuando conocemos los peligros de vestirse de manera promiscua, beber alcohol, ir a una película "R", o incluso ver ciertos programas de televisión, sin embargo optamos por hacer estas cosas pensando que: “yo sé cuándo decir no más.” o “Dios no dejará que nada me suceda ": somos culpables de poner a Dios a prueba. Los demonios que enfrentamos quizá no nos pidan que nos postremos y adoremos al diablo a cambio de todos los reinos del mundo y su magnificencia, pero ¿podrían estar tentándonos a dar más de nuestro tiempo, talento y tesoro junto con nuestra sangre, sudor y lágrimas a la adquisición de esos reinos que los que ofrecemos en la búsqueda del reino de Dios. ¿Podríamos de hecho ser tentados a poner estos reinos ante el Reino de Dios y Su justicia olvidando que "todas estas cosas os serán dadas”? (San Mateo VI:33) Listo o no vamos a encontrarnos con demonios. En cuanto despertamos, nos encontramos con un torrente de actividades (algunas necesarias, otras no) que nos esperan para arrastrarnos como Marta, y antes que lo sepamos estamos irritables, frustrados, molestos, amargados, quejándonos y culpando a otros por el estado en el que nos encontramos. Una vez atrapados en los rápidos, es difícil ejercitar (aunque siempre encontramos tiempo para otros tipos de ejercicio) las armas de la oración, el ayuno y la limosna que nos ofrece la Santa Cuaresma. Y así, incluso antes de que sus pies (o mejor aún sus rodillas) golpeen el piso, tengan una conversación cara a cara con Jesús; Sí, incluso mientras está en la cama. Él sabe lo que es encontrarse con demonios y sabe cómo conquistarlos. ¡Por Él, con Él y en Él, conquistarás los tuyos: cara a cara!
50 50 50 50 50 50 The Diocese of Rockville Centre’s
Golden Wedding Liturgy Honouring Couples Married Fifty Years or More
Couples Married fifty years or more will be honoured at a liturgy on
Sunday, 30 April 2017 at 2:30 P.M. Church of Saint James in Seaford (Registration must be received by 21 April) To obtain a Registration Form or for more information please call the Rectory at (516) 378-0665
REFLEXIÓN SEMANAL En nuestra celebración del Domingo de Ramos oímos dos Evangelios. Primero leemos Mateo 21:1-11 en el cual la gente grita: “¡Hosanna! ¡Viva el Hijo de David! ¡Bendito el que viene en nombre del Señor! a medida que salen al encuentro de Jesús tendiendo a su paso ramas de árboles. Más tarde, durante la Liturgia de la Palabra, leeremos la entera pasión según San Mateo (Vea Mateo 26:14— 27:66). En este segundo Evangelio la misma gente que gritó las palabras de arriba ahora grita: “¡Crucifícalo!” No sorprende el que una muchedumbre cambie de parecer. Pero en un nivel más personal, tenemos que preguntarnos si nosotros a veces obramos como esa muchedumbre obró. Por una parte estamos listos a alabar a Jesús como Señor, y por la otra, estamos prontos a sucumbir cuando entramos en la tentación y de ese modo crucificamos de nuevo a Jesús. A medida que comenzamos la Semana Santa, tomemos la resolución firme de ponernos de parte de Jesús. Que siempre por medio de nuestras palabras y acciones nuestra vida proclame “¡Hosanna! ¡Viva el Hijo de David!”
(Por los Hombres y Mujeres en las Fuerzas Armadas)
Melissa Castillo, Ensign Frank Chavez, Anthony Costante, Tyler Daly, Juan Diaz, Ryan Dugan, Katelyn Ann Foster, RN, Michael George Gonzalez, Daniel Ingin, Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, Susana Ladino, Capt. Peter Lawless, Corp. Gaelan Lynch, Sgt. Ramon Marrero, Pvt. Jack McKnight, John Mediate, Sgt. Kelvin O. Melara, Airman 1st Class Jerome Miles, Lt. Cmdr. Colleen Minihan, Maj. Paul Minihan, Sebastian Moreno, Sean Joseph Mormon, Sgt. Allyson Parla, PO Floyd A. Rivera, Sgt. Sammy Rodriguez, Benjamin Rhodes, Edwin Sandoval, Doug Schambert, Paul Seiden, Luis Sic, PFC Ashley Sumner, Capt. John Talafuse, Corp. Daniel Vargas, SCPO William A. Vega, Capt. Johnetta Washington, Anthony Williams, Sgt. 1st Class Lynroy Williams; Lt. Cmdr. Brad Younger.
Lecturas para el Domingo
16 de Abril de 2017 Domingo de Pascua
1ra Lectura: Hechos 10:34a-43 Salmo Responsorial: Salmo 118 2da Lectura: Col 3:1-4 Evangelio: San Juan 20:1-9
PROGRAMA SUPLEMENTAL DE ALIMENTOS Para mujeres embarazadas y postparto por 6 meses, infantes y para niños hasta los 5 años de familias con bajo ingreso. Proveemos asistencia de alimentos, educación nutricional y evaluación de salud. Le damos referencia a médicos y agencias de servicios humanos. LLAME al 516-377-0157 o VENGA A NUESTRA OFICINA. Caridades Católicas: Programa WIC, 38 Saint John’s Place, Freeport, N. Y. 11520
DRVC ESCUELA DE DISCÍPULOS MISIONEROS
DRVC Escuela de Discípulos Misioneros es un proceso de dos años de formación personal, intelectual, espiritual y pastoral para adultos católicos. Este ofrece un enfoque integrado dirigido al discipulado a través de instrucción, oración, compartir de la fe y el desarrollo del liderazgo. DRVC Escuela de Discípulos Misioneros es para quien desea: Ampliar y profundizar su conocimiento de la fe Católica y la Sagrada Escritura. Profundizar su comprensión de las enseñanzas de la Iglesia Católica y descubrir cómo se conectan con su vida y el mundo hoy en día. Comprender el verdadero significado de vivir el evangelio en la vida cotidiana. Gracias por su interés en aplicar al DRVC Escuela de Discípulos Misioneros con Cristo a través de la alegría del Evangelio. La inscripción para septiembre 2017 – junio 2019 se llevara a cabo después de la sesión de información del 23 de abril de este año 2017 para las próximas clases de septiembre del 2017. La sesión de información será en el sótano de la iglesia después de la Sta. Misa de 1:00PM↓. Las clases para el primer año serán también en el sótano de Our Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 37 S. Ocean Avenue Freeport, NY 11520 serán sábados de 9:30 A.M.-2:00 P.M. las fechas de: 9/23/2017; 10/14/2017; 10/28/2017; 11/18/2017*; 12/2/2017; 12/16/2017; 1/6/2018; 1/20/2018; 2/10/2018; 2/24/2018; 3/10/2018; 3/24/2018; 4/7/2018; 4/21/2018; 5/12/2018. Fechas para charlas en el Seminario de la Inmaculada Concepción en Huntington también serán: 9/30/2017; 10/7/2017; 10/21/2017; 11/4/2017; y los retiros del 5/4/2018-5/6/2018 y del 5/18/2018-5/20/2018. Para más información puede ver o descargar el folleto informativo. Dedicación, asistencia a las clases por 2 años y registración son requerida. (*Solo esta fecha el lugar es la escuela 87 Pine Street, aula B108.) Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor póngase en contacto con la Coordinadora de DRVC Escuela de Discípulos Misioneros: Maria Elena Barbieri al (516) 678-5800 ext. 540, o al correo electrónico: [email protected]
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them. They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and Jesus sat upon them. The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. The crowds preceding Him and those following kept crying out and saying: "Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest." And when He entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, "Who is this?" And the crowds replied, "This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee." Saint Matthew XXI:6-11
Directions: Find the words below from today’s Scripture reading in the puzzle. Words can go horizontally, vertically, and diagonally in all directions (as shown).
ANYONE BEAST BRANCHES BROUGHT BURDEN CLOAKS COLT CROWD DISCIPLES FOLLOWING FULFILLED HAPPENED HIGHEST IMMEDIATELY
JESUS LARGE MASTER OPPOSITE PROPHET RIDING ROAD SAYING SPOKEN SPREAD STREWED TETHERED TREES VILLAGE
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