1 A community of Faith hope and love TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME August 16, 2015 With the Lord there is mercy and redemption!
2 Phone/ Fax Website: PASTORAL TEAM Father Ralph Sommer, Pastor ext. 130 Father Joe Nohs, Associate Pastor ext. 128 Deacon John Blakeney Deacon James Flannery Deacon Timm Taylor Father Joy Varkey, Resident Priest ext. 124 Father Martin J. Hall, Retired Priest in Residence Sr. Margaret Sammon, O.P., Director of Religious Education Phone/ Fax The Religious Education Center is closed on Fridays. Sr. Christine Sammons, O.P., Coordinator of Parish Social Ministry Ms. Sarah Kropac, Coordinator of Youth Ministry Mrs. Mary Jane Witte, Director of Liturgical Music ext. 142 Ms. Diane Vella, Pastoral Associate ext. 143 Mrs. Rose Marie Rotondo, Sacristan Mr. Len Lanzi, Facilities Manager ext. 120 Mr. Dimas Carbajal, Head of Maintenance ext. 126 Would you like to join our vibrant community of Faith, Hope and Love at St. Bernard s? Sign-up and get to know us at one of our monthly New Parishioner Registration and Welcome evenings! For information, call the parish office at , or download a form from our website Click on Join St. Bernard s Parish on the left side of the home page form. If you move away, please notify us as well. S T. BERNARD S CATHOLIC CHURCH Bulletin Deadline: Friday, 5:00 pm, nine days prior to publication. You may us at or leave a printed copy in the inbox on the bulletin desk in the Parish Office. Thank you for your cooperation! 2 MISSION STATEMENT With faith, hope, and love the people of St. Bernard's parish family are on a mission to bring the gospel of Jesus to the Levittown Community and beyond. Spiritual Life Schedule of Masses: Saturday: 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am (Family Mass), 10:30 am, 12 Noon, 5:30 pm (Youth Mass) Weekdays: 8:00 am Holy Days: see website: Confessions: Saturday: 4:00-5:00 pm. Weekdays: After the 8:00 am Mass Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Novena and Benediction: Monday: Check schedule on page 5. Morning Prayer: Monday through Saturday 8:30 am, Prayer Room. Books are available. Baptism of Children: We welcome infants and children to our Christian community! Baptisms are held on select Sundays at 1:30 pm. Please contact the parish at least 3 months before an anticipated baptism even before a new child is born to ensure enough time to complete the baptism preparation process. Our three-step preparation process includes: 1) at-home reading and preparation by the parents; 2) an intake conversation with a member of our parish staff; and 3) participation with other parents in a Sunday morning gathering, which begins with attendance at our 9:00 am Family-friendly Mass. Please call or to request a Baptism information and preparation packet. Marriages: Church arrangements should be made at least 6 months before the marriage and before making any contracts with restaurants or caterers. Please call the Rectory to set up an appointment with a priest, Ministry to the Sick and Aging: If you are, or know of someone who is homebound and would like to receive Holy Communion, please call the rectory at St. Vincent De Paul Society: Usher Coordinator: John Lyons (516) or
3 Tomatoes and Peaches E mail Father Ralph: The Feast of St Bernard We re celebrating the feast of our patron, St. Bernard, this coming Thursday. In addition to the regular 8am Mass, we re having a special 6pm Mass followed by a picnic on the great lawn outside of the church. It s a bring-your-ownchairs-blankets-and-food kind of picnic. Why not talk to your neighbors and friends about attending the Mass and then picnicing together afterwards? It s a good way to build community and encourage people to be connected to this beautiful parish family that is named in honor of St. Bernard. I hope to see you there. Off to College We re offering prayers not only for our young people heading off to college for the first time, but also for their parents who feel a bit traumatized by this milestone! Anyone wanting a sending-off blessing, just ask and we ll be glad to offer a prayer for a good semester ahead. Tomatoes! Garden tomatoes! It s been a great summer for tomatoes and the home-grown variety are just heavenly. It s also peach season, and to bite into a fresh peach from the farm on Long Island is equally divine. Have you noticed how we sometimes use sacred descriptions for our best food? In today s gospel (John 6:51-58) Jesus also talks about heavenly food: I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. But instead of smiling and salivating as you did when reading my description of summer tomatoes and peaches, the people who heard Jesus talk about real heavenly food were shocked and probably evenly disgusted. How could this man Jesus even suggest that they should eat his body? This sounded like cannibalism. Today we know the full story -- he gave us his body and blood under the form of bread and wine. And we are used to the idea of receiving his body-- indeed we say Amen! each time we proclaim the Body of Christ at communion time. Still, it s an odd idea. Many young children say eewwww when first introduced to the idea that we eat Jesus body when we receive communion. So why would Jesus choose this way of being present to us, since it would make people so uncomfortable? Perhaps we could look at a common saying to get a glimpse into this: You are what you eat. We usually use this phrase to refer to the health consequences of our diet, but it could also apply to our spiritual diet as well. If we eat the Body of Christ, we become the Body of Christ. With his Blood coursing through our veins we are empowered to forgive like him, feed others like him, be patient like him, heal like him, inspire like him, care like him, etc. So just as we ought not take summer tomatoes and peaches for granted, but rather savor them, let us also savor the real Divine Food and not take it for granted. Each time we receive Jesus in communion, let s be sure to take some time to savor it by making some quiet time to reflect on how we are becoming what we just ate. 3
4 Parish News A Special THANK YOU to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to help stuff and seal 5,200 envelopes for our upcoming parish block party and Bernie Bucks raffle. We truly appreciate the time you dedicated and the breakneck speed at which you completed our mailing. You are greatly appreciated! Annual Mass and Picnic St. Bernard s Feast Day! Thursday, August 20 6:00 p.m. Mass followed by Bring-Your-Own Picnic on the Green Gifts of treasure Sunday collections August 9, 2015 August 10, 2014 $ 12, $ 12, envelopes 568 envelopes Faith Direct $ 1, $ 1, Total Collection $ 14, $ 14, Capital Campaign Goal: $1,000, Pledged: $1,199, Collected to date: $1,002, Please continue to fulfill your pledge commitment so that all of the planned projects can be accomplished. Thank you for your continued generosity. See page 6 for details Faith Direct Have you enrolled yet? Code = NY272 Parish calendar (Subject to change) See page 13 for details the Gifts of bread and wine for the weekend of August 15 th & August 16 th have been requested in loving memory of Anthony Vincent Chuisano Birthday Remembrance by The Chuisano Family 4 Monday, August 17 7:30 pm Miraculous Medal Novena, Church Tuesday, August 18 10:00 am Our Lady of Consolation, Parish Center 10:00 am Children s Art Class, Parish Center 6:15 pm Children s Choir Practice, Parish Center 6:30 pm Adult Art Class-new students, Parish Ctr 7:00 pm Spanish Rosary, Prayer Room 7:00 pm Vivitrol Support Group, School Room 209 7:30 pm AA Meeting, School Room 207 Wednesday, August 19 7:30 pm CYO Swimming Registration, Parish Ctr 8:00 pm Prayer Group, Parish Center Thursday, August 20 10:00 am Shawl Ministry, Parish Center
5 mass intentions This listing may not reflect recent changes or additions. Monday, August 17 8:00 am Frank McBrien Tuesday, August 18 8:00 am Geraldine Brady Wednesday, August 19 8:00 am Jean Marie Foote Thursday, August 20 8:00 am Marguerite Baker Friday, August 21 8:00 am Amanda Henderson Saturday, August 22 8:00 am Our Lady of Consolation Prayer Group, Marie Cummings, Joseph Noonan, Sheila Wilson 5:00 pm Carmine Aprigliano Sunday, August 23 7:30 am Paul Callaghan 9:00 am Tommy Shields 10:30 am For all parishioners, Dorothy Vanette, Marie Yngstrom Cummings, Rose Swenson -100th Birthday 12 Noon Thaddeus Wielgus 5:30 pm Mary Fitzpatrick Parish calendar (Subject to change) 2:15 pm St. Vincent Meeting, Clairvaux House 6:00 pm St. Bernard Feast Day Mass followed by a picnic 6:30 pm Most Holy Trinity Novena, Prayer Room 6:30 pm Adult Art Class-returning students, Parish Center 7:00 pm St. Bernard Picnic Friday, August 21 2:00 pm Stroke Support, Parish Center Saturday, August 22 11:00 am Women s AA Meeting, Cafeteria Sunday, August 23 9:00 am Children s Choir Mass 6:30 pm Youth Ministry Meeting, YM Room 8:00 pm AA Meeting, Cafeteria 5 sacraments Baptisms We welcome into the parish the following new members: Lincoln Rosario Bueno Valentina Rose Gabe Mia Antonina Gundersen Andrey Luke Lasmarias Chelsea Rae McCabe Harper Suzanne Romanotto Tate Maximillian Santosus Molly Michelle Shea Juliette Rose Taub Congratulations to the parents. BANNS OF MARRIAGE Third Time Kirsten Hlawaty, St. Bernard Parish, Levittown Michael Ingersoll, St. Bernard Parish, Levittown for the sick of our parish All names will remain on the list for 4 weeks after you call in. After that time we ask, if necessary, to call again. Thank you for cooperating and God bless all. Jerry Beatty Salvatore Bumbalo Kyle Faticone Frank Hafkell John Hartofil Fr. Martin Hall Eileen Klein Mario Isidoro Amanda Kuck Ellen Salvato Patricia Todd Mary Ellen Walsh Charles Yevoli Please pray for all those on our Long-term Sick List Baby Mason Francis Combs Susan Arena Arlene Barsch Irene Boyce Helen Clarke Rosemary Clark Roberta Curran Richard DeLaRosa Monica DeLaRosa Juanita Dones Harold Encizo Jim Finlan Kathleen Flaherty Teresita Gallego Colleen Grasing Mike Hach Patricia Hafner Carolyn Hakim Suzanne Hanna Annette Hannon Donna Hare Judy Hupfer Gervas Ignacio Vicki Jacona Jerome W. Kalkhof Eileen Klein Robert Lane Tia Mabanta Andrew Mahoney William McDonagh Teresa McDonald Mary McLean Gerard McManus Mary Messina Irmgard Montanino Kerri Orlando Johnny Perdue Rosina Perri Raymond Pfiefer Robert A. Piccarielio Catherine Pipinou Joan Rampolla Fred Rappa Laureen Quinn-Sturge Deanne Reilly Christopher Rotondo John Rotondo, Jr. Federico Rueda Terri Saccente Eve Saint Thomas Saint Terry Sherwood Joseph Smithwick, Sr. Norma Steiger Marina Suazo Liberty Tabag David Testa Rosalie Travers Donna Vollaro Theresa Votta Ann Dolores Walsh Pat Welisher Pray for our beloved deceased and those who mourn for them Susan Dolciamore Mary E. Katzer Mary McGuire Stephen E. Phillips
6 Annual Mass and Picnic St. Bernard s Feast Day! Thursday, August 20 6:00 p.m. Mass followed by Bring-Your-Own Picnic on the Green Come to Mass to celebrate the Feast Day of our parish patron Saint Bernard of Clairvaux! Join us for either Mass or the picnic if you can t make both. Bring picnic blankets and/or chairs. Please bring cold/cooked food only; no grilling! Please bring and enjoy alcoholic beverages responsibly. Bring games if you like! Becoming Catholic: Does any of this apply to you or someone you know? Going to church but not baptized? Going to a Catholic church but not Catholic? Going to a Catholic church but not confirmed? Interested in finding out more about full membership in the Catholic Church Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): A Journey in Faith! Name: Phone: Best time to call: Place form in collection basket, or contact Diane Vella: or 6
7 ADULT FAITH FORMATION Diane Vella, Pastoral Associate Summer Bible Course: The Book of Revelation (Pt. 5) by Diane Vella, Pastoral Associate We continue with part 4 of our review of some of the important things that every Catholic should know about the ever-intriguing, ever-confusing Book of Revelation, the very last book of the Bible. Once again, keep in mind the two keys that we are using to unlock the mystery of this book : 1) it s written in the style of Apocalyptic literature, a form of ancient literature that uses dreams, visions, symbols and bizarre images to convey a hidden message about what was going on in the world at the time, and 2) the historical context of the book was the extreme and brutal persecution and killing of Jews and Christians by the Romans, beginning around 64 A.D. and continuing through the time of the book s writing, approximately A.D. Now let s look at a couple of the bizarre scenes in the book, and see how we can use these two interpretive keys to help us understand what s going on. We will not have the time in this mini-course to look at every single scene and symbol in the Book of Revelation, but if you have been following this series you are beginning to see how the seemingly bizarre visions and descriptions in the book function first to offer hope and encouragement to the persecuted Christians of the time and of all times and second, to disguise and hide (remember that apocalyptic means hidden ) Christians strong disdain for and criticism of the cruel, persecuting rulers and nations of their time. Let s now look at one of the scenes from Revelation where this second dynamic is at work. Take a few minutes to read chapters 12 and 13. The woman clothed with the sun (yes, Irish friends, this is the reference in the lyrics of the song Lady of Knock!) represents not Mary, as later Christians thought, but rather God s faithful people, both Jews and Christians. It is Israel who gave birth to the Messiah (hence the connection with Mary, who physically gave birth to the Messiah). Israel s son, the Messiah, is pursued by a huge red dragon, symbolizing the forces of evil in the world, which are sometimes personified in the Bible as the satan (Hebrew for adversary ) or the diabolos (Greek for slanderer; English equivalent is devil ). The good Messiah and his followers are pursued by evil, and the battle is bitter and fierce, but they are not conquered by it. The dragon loses the battle but not the war yet! Here John is describing in symbolic language the mighty struggle of his time and of all times of the good against the ever-present forces of evil. But the evil still lies in waiting for another opportunity. And it comes in the form of a beast who comes out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads, and seemingly made up of the parts of different predatory wild animals. Fascinated, the whole world followed after the beast. Who can compare with the beast or who can fight against it? This beast utters proud boasts and blasphemies against God, and was allowed to wage war against God s holy people and to have authority over the tribes, peoples and nations of the earth. Then a second beast appears, somewhat in cahoots with the first beast, and it forced all the people...to be given a stamped image on their right hands or their foreheads so that no one could buy or sell except one who had the stamped image or the beast s name (Rev. 13:16) The hidden message to Christians is that the first beast is the Roman Empire, with its 7 heads (emperors) who have persecuted Jews and Christians with great power (10 horns) and their blasphemies were the imperial claims to divine status. The second beast might represent either false prophets who supported the cruel emperors, or the local authorities who submitted to them and did their dirty work. This section concludes with the cryptic reference to the number of the beast...that stands for a person. His number is six hundred and sixty-six. (Rev. 13:18) Contrary to popular interpretation, this does not represent the devil, it represents the Roman Emperor Nero, who started the persecutions. Note that 666 is a number that represents, in the Biblical world, triple imperfection (i.e., 6 is one number short of the number of perfection, 7). They could not directly name the beast; it was too dangerous! These chapters are a perfect example of how Christians resisted and criticized Roman rule in code language. Political resistance literature! 7
9 Readings for August 16, 2015 August 23, 2015 Catholics For Freedom of Religion - CFFR "Freedom of Conscience" definition: The right to follow one's own beliefs in matters of religion and morality. Oxford Dictionary Sunday, August 16. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Proverbs 9:1-6; Ephesians 5:15-20; Psalm 34:2-7; John 6: Monday, August 17. Judges 2:11-19; Psalm 106:34-37, 39-40, 43-44; Matthew 19: Tuesday, August 18. Judges 6:11-24; Psalm 85:9, 11-14; Matthew 19: Wednesday, August 19. Judges 9:6-15; Psalm 21:2-7; Matthew 20:1-16. Thursday, August 20. Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church. Judges 11:29-39; Psalm 40:5, 7-10; Matthew 22:1-14; Friday, August 21. Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope. Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14-16, 22; Psalm 146:5-10; Matthew 22: Saturday, August 22. Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ruth 2:1-3, 8-11, 4:13-17; Psalm 128:1-5; Matthew 23:1-12. Sunday, August 23. Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18; Ephesians 5:21-32; Psalm 34:2-3, 16-21; John 6: For The Ride Home This feature is for families to share their thoughts as they travel to and from Church. 20 th Sunday in Ordinary Time (True Food) August 16, 2015 Gospel: John 6:51-58 Adults: Does the promise of eternal life affect the way I live today? Children: Does the promise of living in heaven with Jesus, make a difference in the choices I make? Atlanta Fire Chief Fired: Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran lost his job because, on his own time, he self-published a men's devotional book that briefly mentions the biblical view of sex as reserved for marriage between one man and one woman. Cochran was ordered to complete "sensitivity training" after complaints from activists who objected to his Christian views. An investigation concluded that Cochran did not discriminate against anyone but the mayor fired him anyway. "Your action against Chief Cochran appears to violate fundamental principles of free speech and religious freedom. The only way Chief Cochran could avoid his views would be to disown his religion..." said Georgia's congressional delegation. Chief Cochran is appealing his termination. (adfmedia.org, 4/9/15; washingtonpost.com, 2/8/15) Supreme Court Victory: A small church in Gilbert, AZ, uses signs to invite & direct the community to its services but was restricted to small, 6 square foot 14 hour display temporary signs while home association 80 square foot, political 32 square foot, and ideological 20 square foot signs are permitted for display indefinitely. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decisively affirmed that the government cannot play favorites when it comes to free speech. "The government (ordinance) cannot target one form of speech with severe restrictions while allowing more speech for others in similar circumstances," said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel, Jeremy Tedesco. (adfmedia.org, 6/18/15) 9 Mark your Calendar: Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:30PM, St. Patrick Church, 280 E Main St., Smithtown, NY Thomas Renker, General Counsel of Rockville Center diocese, will speak on threats we are facing to our religious freedom. Thursday, Sept. 17, "Constitution Day", is to be observed in all public schools which are mandated to provide educational programming on the history of the U.S. Constitution adopted on September 17, 1787.
10 Parish social ministry Sr. Christine Sammons, O.P., St. Vincent de Paul: Thanks to everyone who is making monetary and food donations to our pantry. We are most grateful. This week, our basic needs include: Elmer s (type) glue Glue sticks Pencil case or pouch Large or extra-large backpacks for girls and boys Coffee and tea (regular, instant, decaf) Canned meat and fish Canned pasta (Chef Boy-ar-dee type) Tomato products of all kinds Shelf-stable, powdered and evaporated milk Juice/juice boxes Peanut butter (small jars) Toilet tissue and feminine hygiene products Laundry detergent (smaller sizes) As always, thank you! Please remember the poor boxes and to buy one, get one free! Thanks, Sophia! Sophia, a young girl, encouraged by her mother and grandmother, conducted a food drive by asking her neighbors to leave a bag of food outside their doors, which she picked up and brought to the pantry. She reminded the donors to check the expiration date! Thanks, Sophia, for thinking of others. We are most grateful! We re whispering Back to School! Thanks to those who are shopping for school supplies while there are good bargains. Here is a suggested list to help our approximately 125 school-age children whose families visit our pantry: Blue, black, red pens Marbled composition books (not spiral since they are not permitted) Pencils Pencil sharpeners Erasers 2 or 3 binders Loose leaf paper Pocket folders (any colors) Packs of 3 x 5 index cards 24-box crayons Packs of 3 x 3 Post-its (type) Box of colored pencils Markers Highlighters 10 We will gladly accept any school supplies before our children return to classes. As always, thank you for your kind generosity! What to do? (a.k.a. W.W.J.D?) As you surely know, we have several homeless men who spend time on our church grounds. We have been in intensive conversation with the County s Department of Social Services and Adult Protective Services personnel. We have also spoken with members of the Long Island Homelessness Coalition and the 8 th Precinct. The homeless can receive help through all of these agencies, but oftentimes are unable to endure the red tape or follow the rules. We will certainly provide food for them through our pantry and will put them in personal contact with those who have the wherewithal to find them shelter, but giving them money does not solve the problem, and often increases it. In addition, groups of organized adults, who often have small children in tow, come from the city carrying signs and asking for money. We have been advised to warn them that our property is private and they do not have the right to beg from people coming to and from church. These organized groups are showing up in many parishes, giving us cause to worry that the young children may be trafficked for the purpose of arousing pity among church-going people like ourselves. Here again, please do not give anyone money who is begging outside of church. All of our masses are covered by members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, who will gladly provide food to those who ask. Save the Date: Saturday, September 19 th St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk! Bethpage Community Park-Registration 9:00 am
11 CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TWO GRADUATING CANTORS Christina Russo graduated from Hofstra this summer with a music major, specializing in voice performance. She plans to attend graduate school at SUNY-Binghamton in the fall, studying opera performance. Matthew Brzezinski just graduated from Division Avenue High School. He plans to attend Temple University this fall, majoring in actuarial studies. He also plans to participate in choral activities while attending Temple. We thank them for the gifts they have so generously shared with us and pray that they always remember that God is with them in all that they do and all that they accomplish. Our wonderful volunteers who deliver Meals-on-Wheels on Fridays! 11
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