1 St. Kevin Roman Catholic Church St. Kevin Parish Mission Statement We are a Catholic Christian community striving to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. Nourished by the Eucharist and enlightened by the Word of God, our Pastor, Parish Staff and Parishioners welcome all. With faith in His Gospel, we are called to love as Jesus loves and, therefore, serve our community through the sharing of time, talents and treasure to support programs of evangelization and social justice. Our commitment encompasses serving the youth through education, sports and formation. We seek to develop services for the elderly and homebound. Finally we wish to challenge and sustain all parishioners through spiritual and education activities. Most Reverend Raymond F. Chappetto, Pastor, D.D., V.G, V.E. Reverend Robert H.C. Mema, Parochial Vicar Reverend Monsignor Steven J. Aguggia, JCL, In Residence Reverend Monsignor D. Joseph Finnerty, Pastor Emeritus Deacon Julio C. Barreneche Rectory Office th Street Flushing, NY (Telephone) (Fax) Patricia Freeman, Parish Secretary Melissa Vollaro, Bookkeeper Parish Website: Parish address: Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM Fridays: Office closes at 4:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sunday: Office Closed October 15, 2017 Masses Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon Daily Mass: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM Sacrament of Penance Saturdays at 4:00-4:30PM or by appointment Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Church: 1st Sunday of the month, 1:00-2:30 PM Convent: Every Monday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Devotion Miraculous Medal: Tuesdays at 9:30 AM Catholic Cemeteries For information and available options please call Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 October 15, 2017 St. Kevin R.C. Church Page 2 Dear Bishop Ray: Q. What is the purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council? Who are the current members? A. The purpose of the Parish Pastoral council is primarily to be an advisory board to the Pastor. They can bring to the table items for discussion or sometimes I will be presenting items to them to seek their opinions. The current members are as follows: 1. Catherine Hermosilla-Szap, Chairperson 5. Aldo Alvaez 2. LaToya Foster 6. Fanping Liu 3. Gerard Picardi 7. Albert Wetherell 4. Ron Spinelli 8. Rohit Pinto If you wish to contact any Council member, you can leave a note for them in the Rectory office, mark it Attn: Parish Pastoral Council. Prayer for Vocations - Bishop DiMarzio Lord of the Harvest, we petition you as you have instructed us to ask for more laborers to serve in the vineyard of Your Church. You have told us that the harvest is rich and laborers are few and we experience this great need in the face of the challenge of the New Evangelization. We ask the Holy Spirit to inspire young men and women to seriously consider vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Help all of us to be effective instruments to encourage and support those whom you are calling to serve and lead the Church of Brooklyn and Queens in the future. Lord, you told the Apostles to put out into the deep. We ask for the grace and courage to accept your call as we pray and work for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious live. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, the Great High Priest.Amen FAITH FORMATION Agnes Rus, AO, Director of Faith Formation th Street Rosaria Surace, Secretary ABLAZE YOUTH MINISTRY Mrs. Megan Rodriguez, Youth Minister For upcoming meeting dates, please contact Meg at or MUSIC MINISTRY Mr. Thomas Sexton, Director & Organist ST. KEVIN CATHOLIC ACADEMY Dr. Thomas Piro, Principal Dr. Hugh McGowan, Chairman Board of Directors Linda Scherer, Secretary th Street , ext. 4, Academy Website: Faith Formation News Kindergarten Religion Classes began in October. There is a small group but we know that there are many more who may not know of this opportunity. Children meet once a month from 11 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. in room 209 on the following Sundays: November 5: God made us and our senses and All Saints December 3: Advent - Mary, Joseph and Jesus January 7: Jesus February 4: Church, the family of God March 4: Prayer and Mass - Lent April 8: Easter - Caring and Sharing Call Faith Formation Office , ext 3. If we do not answer leave a message and we will call you back. You can also send us an at BAPTISM (Infants): Second Sunday of the month at 1:30 P.M. (except during Lent). Please call the rectory for an appointment at least a month in advance. R.C.I.A.: For adults seeking the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). Please call the Faith Formation Office for information. MARRIAGE: Marriage arrangements must be made at least six (6) months prior to the proposed wedding date. Please call the rectory to make an appointment. Also, log onto for complete information about required marriage preparation in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
3 Page 3 October 15, 2017 Today, October 15th is the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings for today s Mass begin at #1009 in the Hymnal. MASS INTENTIONS Saturday, October 14th 5:00 Kay & Mike Kane Fonda Miller Elba Jimenez Pasquale Patruno Joseph Palmeri Francis Chan Sunday, October 15th 8:00 Rolando Valladares (1st Anniversary) 10:00 Thomas & Jeanne Sheridan 12:00 Richard G. Kunik Monday, October 16th 9:00 Genevieve Kiejko, Leona Kiejko and Michelle Gallagher Tuesday, October 17th 9:00 Christine Venuti (11th Anniversary) Wednesday, October 18th 9:00 Pat & Millie Fasanelli Thursday, October 19th 9:00 Johanna & Max Grimm Friday, October 20th 9:00 John Reali Saturday, October 21st 9:00 Irene Curran Saturday, October 21st 5:00 The Prestifilippo & Matrullo Families Isabella & Matteo Rosato Angelina & Francesco DiSpirito and Elvira & Antonio DiSpirito Cecilia & Francesco Ciora The DiSpirito & DiVanna Families Sunday, October 22nd 8:00 John Richard Martini 10:00 Joan Clinton 12:00 Irma Rupcic (1st Anniversary) RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Are you or do you know someone who: Has never been baptized and has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic? Was baptized Catholic as a child but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist? Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized? The RCIA process offers the opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experiences of the Church that will prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children and youth. You are invited to come and see and participate in the process (which will begin on October) with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm, accepting setting. We meet on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 P.M. in the Rectory. For information, please contact the Faith Formation Office at , ext. #3. Memorial Gifts The gifts of Bread and Wine are given this week in loving memory of Antonio D Annunzio. The two Sanctuary Lamps will burn this week in loving memory of Domenick & Fiorina Collini. The Altar Candles will burn this week in loving memory of the D Annunzio and Collini Families The St. Kevin Shrine Lamp will burn this week in loving memory of Domenick & Fiorina Collini The two Bouquets of Flowers that surround the Tabernacle are donated this week in loving memory of Antonio D Annunzio
4 October 15, 2017 St. Kevin R.C. Church Page 4 Please Pray for those who are ill: Frank Kozar, Theresa Tenaglia, Christine Porcaro, Jenny Rodriguez, Luisa Gosman, Gloria Diminich, Grace Sedita, Michael Antonucci, Dominick Hu, Theresa Cavallo, Kristin Carey, Isabella Ieraci, Bridget Kunz, Lucy Petretti, Jennifer Goldschmitt Marlene Digrugilliers and Marlene Mossazebi, and and for those who have died: Mary Downes, Ellen Conlin, Rita Iccari and Salvatore Costanzo. 50/50 Raffle Please place your October 50/50 envelope (that you received in your monthly envelope package), with your $5 donation, in the collection basket today. Extra envelopes are located at the doors of the church (please write the month on the envelope). Thank you for your support of St. Kevin Church! Vocation Thought Being chosen to serve as a priest or in the consecrated life is an amazing work of the Lord. Ask the Holy Spirit and our Blessed Mother to help you recognize and be faithful to your vocation. If the Lord is truly calling you, what is needed is trust. To help in your discernment, you are invited to call the rectory ( ) and speak with one of the parish priests or you can call the Vocation Office at I can do all things in Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 St. Kevin Senior Club is planning a trip to the Westchester Music Theater on Wednesday, October 25th. The cost is $75 per person. Please call Sam at to reserve your seat. We are also running a trip to the Empire City Casino on Monday, October 30th. Your cost in $25 and you receive the package of the day. Please call Sam at to reserve your seat on the bus. Agnus Dei After the sign of peace, the priest breaks the host into pieces, and prepares the patens or plates of hosts for the assembly. In the early church, the breaking of the bread was the name given to the entire Eucharistic liturgy, so central was this action to the meaning of the Christian life. For just as the one bread is broken and given to many people, the many are made one in receiving it. During this ritual action, we sing an ancient litany, calling on Jesus as the Lamb of God, the words used by John the Baptist when he pointed to Jesus walking beside the Jordan River (John 1:29, 36). In calling Jesus the Lamb of God, John was already pointing to the death that Jesus would die: in giving his life, Jesus would become the Paschal Lamb of the new covenant. During the Mass, when we call on the Lamb of God, we call to mind His self-sacrificing love, His blood poured out for us, and we ask this compassionate Lord for mercy and peace. Weekly Collection October 8, $9, Hurricane Maria Victims..$3, Exciting Upcoming Events at St. Kevin Installation of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors and Altar Servers, Saturday, October 21st at the 5:00 P.M. Mass St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Truck, Sunday, October 29th, 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. Reception for Agnes Rus, AO, 50 Years of Religious Life, Sunday, October 29th, at 4:30 P.M., Evening Prayer followed by Dinner in the Finnerty Parish Center. First Friday Holy Hour, November 3rd, 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Opening of 2018 Mass Book, Saturday, November 4th, 9:30 to 11:30 in the Finnerty Parish Center. Reception for Deacon Candidate Jose Diaz, newly Ordained Deacon, Saturday, November 4th at 5:00 P.M. Mass followed by Dinner in the Academy Cafeteria. Fall Food Festival, Sunday, November 5th, 2:30 P.M. in the Finnerty Parish Center.
5 Page 5 October 15, 2017 Line Dancing at St. Kevin There will be line dancing on the following Friday evenings in the Finnerty Parish Center: Beginning at 7:00 P.M. on October 20, November 10, 17 and December 12, 22 and 29. Beginning at 8:00 P.M. on December 1st. For information, please call Emilie at Auburndale Improvement Association will meet on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:30 P.M. in the Finnerty Parish Center (195th Street & 45th Ave.). The Center is easily accessible. Our guest speaker will be Ms. Sonia Villamil from NYC Dept. of Finance who will clarity our real estate taxes and discuss possible discounts. All are welcome.please join us! 50th Anniversary - Agnes Rus, Apostolic Oblate Sunday, October 29, :30 P.M. Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) Followed by Dinner ************************************************************************* 50th Anniversary - Agnes Rus, Apostolic Oblate Name: Phone #: I (We) will attend Number Attending Please return to the Rectory Office by Monday, October 23rd. Thank you!
6 October 15, 2017 St. Kevin R.C. Church Page 6 Mass of Thanksgiving + Deacon Candidate Jose Diaz Saturday, November 4th 5:00 P.M. Mass Followed by Dinner ********************************************************************************** Mass of Thanksgiving + Deacon Candidate Jose Diaz Name: Phone #: I (We) will attend Number Attending Please return to the Rectory Office by Monday, October 30th. Thank you!
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