1 St. Columba Roman Catholic Church P.O. Box Route 82 Hopewell Jct., NY Rectory: Fax: Rectory Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed Love God, Serve Others SCHEDULE OF LITURGIES THE LORD S DAY MASSES St. Columba + Saturday 5:30 pm Sunday + 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am & 12 noon The Epiphany of the Lord January 6, 2019 Website: Blog: stcolumbaparish.blogspot.com (photo albums here!) Soundcloud:StColumbaHJ Flocknotes: Formed.org - Parish Code: Y98H69 NY Catholic Radio: St. Denis + Spanish Mass Sunday at 5:00pm St. Kateri + Sunday at 5:30pm Drop your contribution envelope in the collection, It will be returned to your home parish. DAILY MASS St. Columba + Monday to Friday + 7:00am, Saturdays + 8:00am St. Denis and St. Kateri + 9:00am ADORATION St. Columba + Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet 3:00 pm + Rosary 7:00 pm Compline & Benediction + 8:45 pm SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION St. Columba + Saturdays 8:30 9:00 am & 4:00 5:00 pm St. Denis + Saturdays 8:00 8:45 am & 3:30 4:30 pm St. Kateri + Monday 7:30 8:30 pm & Wednesday 9:30 10:00 am DEVOTIONS Miraculous Medal Novena + Monday after 7:00 am Mass SACRAMENTS BAPTISM + Most Sundays at 1:15 pm. Call the Church Office to speak with Deacon Bill Alvarado. Godparent and Sponsor forms are available after any Weekend or Daily the church. Speak to a Priest or Deacon. RCIA CHRISTIAN INITIATION + For more information about becoming a member of the Catholic Church or Completing your Initiation in the Church, call the Church Office or Deacon Warren Testa. MARRIAGE + Please call the Church Office to make an appointment with a priest. We generally need about six months to complete Pre-Cana, Pre-Marital Inventory and necessary paperwork. ANOINTING OF THE SICK + After any Weekend or Weekday Mass. Please speak to a priest. In an Emergency, call the Parish Office at any time. HOLY ORDERS AND RELIGIOUS LIFE + Please speak to our priests, deacons or religious sisters. St. Columba Grades Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am - 3pm Director: Sister Marie Pappas, CR THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OF HOPEWELL JUNCTION St. Denis-St. Columba School Grades K Principal: Sr. Kathleen Marie Gerritse, CR St. Aloysius Happy House Learning Center Nursery, Pre-K & K Director: Sr. Madeline Soto, OBT St. Denis - Ark & Dove Pre-School Pre-K 2, 3 & Director: Sarah Smith
2 Mass Intentions for the Week Sunday, January 6 - Epiphany of the Lord 7:30am - For All Parishioners 9:00am - Kenneth Christman by his Wife & Family 10:30am - Parish Memorial Society 12:00pm - David Garcia by wife Sharon & son Grant - Pasquelina Stankus by the MacIsaac Family - Ruth Ann Young by Mr. & Mrs. John Kinlen, Jr. - Thomas Sweeney by Jacqui MacDonald - For the Intentions of George Silva by the Tavares Family Monday, January 7 - St. Raymond of Penafort 7:00am - Charles DeGiovana by Anne & Nick Longo Tuesday, January 8 7:00am - John M Hoff by his Wife & Children Wednesday, January 9 7:00am - Brian McMahon by his loving Family Thursday, January 10 7:00am - Michael Cirafici by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sannasardo Friday, January 11 7:00am - Helen Gallagher by the Shanny Family Saturday, January 12 8:00am - Philip DePasquale by Deacon Warren& Elizabeth Testa 5:30pm - Sally Gunn by her loving Family Sunday, January 13 - The Baptism of the Lord 7:30am - For All Parishioners 9:00am - Niall Heraty by Mom, Dad, Conor & Ryan 10:30am - Frank Grimaldi by the O Connor Family 12:00pm - Francesco & Maria Del Grecco by Pasquale & Maria Delli Carpini - Frederick Bierce by the Daum Family - Michael Hogarty by Patricia Loughney - Rosa Mendoza by her Children - Raul Rodriguez by Margarita & Gladys WEEKLY December 22-23, 2018 $14, /50 George Geary - $55 Congratulations! ATTENDANCE 2,235 Baptisms Please contact Deacon Bill Alvarado at (845) for information and arrangements for your newborn to be baptized. ST. COLUMBA PARISH MISSION STATEMENT St. Columba parish is a Catholic community striving to be a visible witness of God s loving presence among us. Called by Baptism and centered in the Eucharist, it is our common purpose to know God, to live and love as Jesus did and to serve others. We value each person and draw from our diverse talents to grow and to respond to the ever - changing needs of our community. All are welcome! MEMORIALS This week the ROSE will be in memory of Niall Heraty by Mom, Dad, Conor & Ryan This week the LAMP will burn in memory of Brian McMahon by his loving Family OUR LADY OF FATIMA This week the Statue of Our Lady will be enthroned in the homes of: Tina, Tom, & Vinny Castelli and Diane & Joe Bonanno If you would like to have the statue visit your home please call Suzanne D Agostino at TRAVELING IMAGE OF THE DIVINE MERCY To honor the Divine Mercy in our Parish, we have the Pilgrim Image of the Divine Mercy to visit the families of our Parish. If you would like to have the image visit your home, please contact the Rectory at This week the Image has been visiting the home of: The Camilleri Family Please pray for our recently deceased parishioners, family & friends Jane Gammone Bernard D Aleo Vivian E Rosati Ignazio Pantano All Holy Souls in Purgatory Available now for sale in the Rectory, 3.5oz holy water bottles. Cost is $1 (one dollar) a bottle. Stop by and purchase one for your family or friends!
3 THE EPIPHANY The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighboring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation. The magi s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel, in the messianic light of the star of David, the one who will be king of the nations. Their coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship him as Son of God and Savior of the world only by turning towards the Jews and receiving from them the messianic promise as contained in the Old Testament. The Epiphany shows that the full number of the nations now takes its place in the family of the patriarchs, and acquires Israelitica dignitas (is made worthy of the heritage of Israel ) [CCC 528]. Second Collection TODAY Catholic Communications & Catholic University Your gift will help the continuing education of our students in the best academic training and religious formation offered by the Catholic University of America and it will aid Catholic Communications in the production of outstanding spiritual programs for radio and television. Dear Fr. Michael, Please extend our heartfelt thank you to all the donors from St. Columba for their kind and generous donation of holiday gifts for the families served by the Astor Early Childhood Programs, at our Mt. Alvernia center. Your gifts truly made a difference in creating a happy and bright holiday for all. We appreciate all the time, energy and spirit it took to make your gift giving efforts a success for others. On behalf of the children, families & staff, our best wishes to all of the donors at St. Columba for a blessed and happy New Year! Care Ministry Our Care Ministry offers: Rides to Mass and local doctor appointments, Friendly visits in the home or nursing home, Telephone calls to the homebound, Assistance with yard work & Preparing meals for unexpected illness. We are always looking for volunteers as well as people who need these services. Please call the Care Ministry hotline at for more information. SAVE THE DATE 9th Annual Top Tastes of the Town event has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, from 6:30-8:30pm. Thank You! 2019 STUDENT MASS SCHEDULE Sunday, 9:00am on the following dates: January 13, February 3, March 3, April 7, & May 5. Grades 1-2: Greeters Grade 3: Offertory/ Gift Bearers Grades 4-7: Petition Readers Grades 5-8: Lectors Grades 5-8: Handouts at end of Mass To sign up for any of the above roles, or questions, contact: Betsy Thompson, or
4 TRI - PARISH NEWS Silver Linings Leisure Club A Happy New Year to All! On January 7th our Movie Monday will feature Hugo, a delightfully different film for children of all ages, and directed by Martin Scorsese. 126 minutes. Refreshments begin at 9:30am in the St. Kateri Meeting Room, with donated goodies most welcome! Our Catholic Classics Book of the Month Club will meet 10-11am on Thursday, January 31st, in the St. Kateri Faith Formation Building. We'll be discussing C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven children's books with heavy Christian overtones. We'll begin with The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Our group is designed for senior citizens, but all are invited to attend any of our activities. For further information, contact Mary Biasotti, or St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Thank you for your continued prayers and support, with out your help we could never assist those in need! If you need to reach us, or would like to volunteer to become a member of SVDP, please call us at: This week the pantry is in need of: Progresso/Chunky Soups, Jello/Pudding, Toothpaste & Brushes, Deodorant (Men s & Women s) Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 9, 2018 at 7pm in the Convent Conference Room from 7:00-8:00pm. Please visit us at: 25th Annual National Prayer Service Friday, January 18, :30-10:30 am Washington, DC Guest Speaker: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ Mass will be celebrated at 7:30am For information: NationalPrayerService.com SAVE THE DATE! January 12, 2019 St. Denis 5th Annual Wine & Cheese Social 7:00pm - 9:00pm St. Denis Parish Center (Snow Date: January 19th) Join fellow parishioners for a fun filled evening listening & dancing to the sounds of Sinatra and your favorite oldies, sung by Bob D Angelo (St. Denis parishioner) January Fully Alive: March for Life Trip & Life Retreat: Discover the beautiful teachings of the Church about the Dignity of all Human Life. Weekend includes truthful talks on tough topics and bus trip to the 2019 March For Life! High school teens & their parents are welcome to join us for this program. Registration fees: $ includes materials, food, lodging & bus fare to/from Washington, DC; $80 deposit due by deadline 1/11/18; scholarships are available, info/application at cyfm.org. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flocknote: CYFMGarrison. Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries, 781 Route 9D, PO Box 192, Garrison, NY (845) SCHOOL NEWS Attention Current SDSC Families! It's time to submit applications for siblings attending the School Year! Attention Current SDSC Families! Take advantage of our New Student Referral Incentive Program. Receive up to $750 in tuition credits for referring your friends to SDSC! Benefits of Submitting an Early Application for Admission: Applications for available seats in classes are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. No cost to submit an application for admission. Early access to available financial aid. (Modest application fee required for financial aid consideration.) JANUARY EVENTS Jan College Capuchin Outreach Program Jan Fully Alive: March for Life Trip & Life Retreat Jan Capuchin Youth Leadership Training
5 Rev. Michael P. McLoughlin, Pastor Rev. Michael Connolly, Parochial Vicar Rev. Msgr. George Thompson, Senior Priest Deacons: Rev. Mr. William Alvarado, Rev. Mr. John Reilly & Rev. Mr. Warren Testa Parish Manager: Mr. Gary Bartilucci Parish Council Chair: Mr. Rich Scampoli Parish Trustees: Mr. Pat Moore & Ms. Rosemary Thorn Office Manager: Mrs. Laura Brady Administrative Assistants: Mrs. Carol Garvey & Mrs. Anne Marie Camilleri Bookkeeper: Mrs. Mary Gallagher Music Director: Mrs. Cathy Reale Youth Minister: Mrs. Christine Gibbons CALENDAR THIS WEEK Sunday, January 6 Catholic Communications & Catholic University Collection Founding Day - for the Sisters of the Resurrection Monday, January 7 Staff Meeting - 12 noon Ignite Basketball - 8:00pm Tuesday, January 8 4:30pm & 6:30pm Wednesday, January 9 4:15pm & 6:15pm Thursday, January 10 4:30pm Saturday, January 12 9:00am Pregnant and need help? Call: Birthright of Dutchess County OR Care Net Pregnancy Center Hope and Healing after Abortion? Call: Lumina Served By: Longest Married Couple Search The search begins for the Longest Married Couple in the Archdiocese of New York! To enter: Couples must be sacramentally married for a minimum of 65 years and reside in the Archdiocese of New York. For further information, contact: Joan Brisson at the Family Life Office at or entries can be sent directly to: The deadline for entries is 5:00pm on Thursday, January 24, 2019 Announcing three distinct and exciting opportunities to support & celebrate Catholic marriages in the Archdiocese of New York for World Marriage Day ( February 10th) and during National Marriage Week ( February 7-14, 2019): 1) Longest Married Couple search - Deadline is January 24th 2) The Family Life office will be offering 100 free codes for Catholic Couple Checkup to the first 100 married couples who register through the month of February ) On Friday evening, February 8th, the Family Life Office will host a wine and cheese gathering Unpacking the Mystery of Marriage [in English] at St. Joseph s Seminary form 7-9pm with special guest speaker, Fr. Matthew Ernest. Cost is $20 per couple. Newly married couple (1st yr.) will focus on their period of accompaniment as they discover what it means to fully participate in the Mystery of Marriage. Register at: PARISH LISTINGS Adoration Chapel Stephen Broussard (845) Christopher Merenda (914) Adult Education John Thompson Altar Servers, Lectors & Extraordinary Ministers Father Michael Connolly (845) Baptism / Bereavement Deacon William Alvarado (845) Care Ministry Lori Loehr (845) Terri Powers Columbiettes Donna Fritzsch - Long (845) CYFM and DDA Weekends Rosemary Thorn Helping Hands Rosary Makers Diann Coghlan (845) Knights of Columbus Nick Longo (845) Parent - Child Connection Megan Zupan (585) Parish Picnic Barbara Falcone Parish Youth Group (God Squad) Barbara Falcone Pastoral Care of the Sick & Homebound Please contact the Rectory (845) RCIA Program Deacon Warren Testa - (845) Scheduling Parish Events Gary Bartilucci (845) St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Joyce Pfirman (845) St. Joseph s Men Group Eric Winogradoff - Student Mass Betsy Thompson - Tri - Parish Altar Rosary Society Diane Meleshkewich (845) Tri - Parish Youth Group TLC Dave and Kathy Bell - Tri Parish Respect Life Society George (845) Eileen (845) Ushers and Greeters Pat Moore - VBS - Summer Joy Program Deacon John Reilly (845) Wedding & Music Ministry Cathy Reale - Women s Group Sr. Marie Pappas - (845)
6 Please pray for all of those who are sick: Lyla Abbatiello, Madeline Borrell Agnello, Ann Albanese, Barbara Anderson, Antoinette Barclay, Jim Bauer, Kristen Baumann, Grace Begosh, Pasquale Bellantoni, Stella Beltrame, Sokol Berisha, Audrey Bertsch, Bob Beverley, Chloe Bradford, Joan & Charles Bunyon, Rose Burbank, Denise Burlingame, David Bushey, Emilie T Butler, DB, Antoinette Cacchione, Lucia Calvano, Rocco Campanale, Vittoria Campanale, Debra Cascio Edwina Casella, Shelia Cavorley, Michael Celtruda, Lisa & Mike Choinski, Francis Churney, Geraldine Churney, Robert Cilento, Jane Cizynski, John Colesanti, David Conant, Vincent Connelly, Rebecca Conroy, Jeffrey Gerard Cooper, Louise Costa, Diane Cusic, Kim D Agnese, Sarah & Trevor Dalton, Jewel Darden, Daniel DeChent, Ray DeFrancesco, Annette DeRasmo, Denee De Vizio, Melany DiDomizio, Sean Doherty, Irene D Olivio, Roy Donnelly, Louise Donovan, Doyle Family, Anthony Duscio, Lisa Duscio, Joe & Eileen Ennesser, Raymond Erlacher, Elly Fischler, Dr. David Fitzgerald, John & Mary Floyd, Teresa Johnson Foley, Michelle Fuller, John Fumo, Linda Fuschetto, Anne Gaspar, Dominick Gasparini, Carrol Gershowitz, Margarita Gonzalez, Charles Gray, Robert Grudem, Joanne Guerra, GH, Neal Hanrahan, Linnie Harbison, Maria Harris, Glenn Heinke, Walter Hendricks, Alysa Hoag, Sarah Horn, Stephanie Horst, Linda Hunt, Kenneth Hutter, Angie Iebba, James Intravaia, Billy Jacobs, William Jayne, Etelvima Jaimenez, Brandon Johnson, Roy Kipp, Robert Konaz, Angela Kowalski, Fred Laug, Frank Lavrigata, Lizabeth Lee, Vincent P. Lewis, Emma Levine, Jeanne Liotta, Thomas Loatman, Bruce Lockhart, Hugh & Alberta Lockhart, Nicholas Longo Jr, Raquel Lugo, Chelsea Grace Lyons, Anna Magnarella, Ellen Maguire, Evan Maher, William Mahlmeister, Gloria Malinowski, Annemarie Malloni, Alice Marano, Tracey Marks, Caitlin Anne Martin, Mary Massaro, Ann Mercurio, Catherine Miller, Diana Monaco, Brianna Morgantini, Robert J Morgantini, George Morton, Patricia & William Muir, Sean Muranelli, Joseph Murray, Patricia & Kenneth McCabe, John McGurty, Maureen McHugh, Sean McLean, Sandy Nadarzynski, Richard Neun, Timothy O Connor, Robert Odrobina, Marie O Keefe, Freida O Leary, Francis & Marie Olivet, Louise Orsillo, Frank Orsillo, Catherine Ottaviani, Dottie Owen, Doug Pallman, Christina Papa-Behar, Christine Paravati, David Paravati, Joseph Paravati, Sr, Rose Pasquale, David Pastir, Marianne Peci, Audrey Pekarik, Joseph Pellino, Lucy & Lucille Perez, Paul Pesavento, Antonio Raciti, Lana Raciti, Bruce Ramsay Sr, Nathan G. Redmond, Joseph Reilly, Regina Reilly, Richard Remy, Myra Reyes, Rebecca Reyes, William Rinck, Maureen Roddy, R. Romano, Susan Romano, T.Romano, Anne Russo, Matt Ryan, TS, Coleen S., Sandra Sagliano, Jenny Sandvik, Dylan Sannasardo, Barbara Santoro, Andrew Santoro, Dominick Savino, Sr, Carl Scalici, Jerry Schablein, Lynne Schlude, Joseph Schneider, Luca Schneider, Owen Schuler, Michael Serrano, Kim Sherman, Gus Siko, Theresa Simone, Shelby Skinner, John Smaldone, Noah Smith, Anne Spellman, Angela Stasiak, Mary Swartz, Tahl Family, Nicholas Tenneriello, Jim Thorne, Toby Tobiason, Catalino Troche, Corey Tucci, John Valenti, Barbara Van Tassell, Paul Wasenius, Barbara Welsh, Bill & Jessie Winter, John Wojciechowski, Nathan Yost, Dan Young, Cheryl Zmudzinski, Amanda Zyroll Please pray for those serving our country: Lt. Col. Philip Albaneze, MD, Pvt. Corey Arndt, Sgt. Ryan Bender, 1st Lt. Matthew Bengis, Major Robert J Boccio, Cpt. John Boston, Pvt.2C Brianna Brancato, Spec. Anthony J Caputo, PFC Justin Clark, PO Joseph Conti, Pvt. Christian D Andrea, Cpt. Mark De Carvalho, Ltjg Andrew Donovan, Jr., Spec. Matthew A Halstead, Sgt. Cory Harris, MSgt. Michael Hays, Cpt. Sean Healy, Cpl. Isaac Hernandez, Major Brian Higgins, Col. Philip W Hill, 1st Lt Mark Jordy, Col. Kevin J Kaps, DO, Cpl. Rosemarie Keane - Graveline, PFC Charles Kelly, Justin Kelly, Spec. Gregory Kozloski, Cpt. Jeremy E Lane, LCDR Brian Legare, Sgt. Timothy Malile, Sgt. Anthony Monaco, Major Kyle P Moore, Spec. Michael Nolte, Sgt. Joseph Phelan, T Sgt. Michael R Rocco, Sgt. Michael Rodriguez, 1Lt. Benjamin Salem, Pvt. Valerie Santiago, Cpt. Marikay Satryano, Cpt. Jonathan Swierat, And All Who Serve Our Country!