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Theodore (Ted) Veskosky
First Vice President
Eric DiGuglielmo 954-242-2718
Second Vice President
Carl Ceccucci 954-587-1013
Lillian Tai 954-812-3806
Dianne Hart 239-851-4623
Trudy DiGuglielmo – 954-242-2718
Dorothy Sharpe – 954-870-6894
Robert & Mimi Descoteaux
Food & Refreshments
Rolf Stahli 954-581-2728
Betty Rejack 954-587-4880
Mary Anne Twist 954-804-6190
Georges & Lucille Jacques
Theodore & Donna Veskosky
Donna Veskosky 954-577-5676
Maria Dias – 954-472-0798
Maria Dias – 954-472-0798
Ellen Headrick 954-593-8822
Norma Coyne 954-583-7480
June 2015 Newsletter
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
200 North University Drive
Plantation, FL 33324
June 10, 2015
7:00 P.M. - PARISH CENTER
DOORS OPEN AT 6:15 P.M.
Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mac and Cheese,
Green Beans and Tossed Salad
Ellen Headrick 954-593-8822
We encourage and appreciate everyone bringing sodas,
desserts or wine (no red wine or coke is needed at this time).
Gina Careccia - 954-473-6261
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MAY MEETING
At our last General Meeting, we had:
2015 Membership is 182
Members Emeritus 15
Life Members 6
Congratulations to the following
members who won the 50/50 at
our last meeting:
Margaret Cinelli, Barbara Scola,
Lucille Jacques, Jeannine Eggleston
and Violet Harley
All the words listed below are in the puzzle - left, right, up, down or diagonally. Find each word
and highlight it. After you have found all the words, find the leftover letters in the correct order
to form the mystery answer. Answers on page 7.
Sal & Maureen Carbone
Michael & Lois Lazzopina
Daniel & Marie Longenberger 10 years
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Father John Baker
Monsignor Noel Fogerty
Sister Jean Rosaria, O.P.
NAME BADGE WINNER
“Thank You” to Our Volunteers!
Our sincere thanks to everyone who volunteered and
helped us at our membership meeting last month,
especially Philip Howell, Michael Pfaff, Rita Lasser and
Steve Andrejack for helping serve the meal, Chuck Vrane
for serving beverages with a smile, Loretta Borkowski for
helping at the guest desk and Cheryl Ceccucci at the
Your help is greatly appreciated by one and all!
MEMBERS OVER 90
Please excuse us if we missed your name - we try to keep track of
all our wonderful volunteers.
ACCIDENT - INJURY?
Back or Shoulder Pain?
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation
Please remember to pray for
our Emeritus members
JUNE’S PROFILE OF A SAINT – ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
Feastday: June 13
Birth: August 15, 1195 - Death: June 13, 1231
Saint Anthony was canonized (declared a saint) less than one year after his death.
There is perhaps no more loved and admired saint in the Catholic Church than Saint Anthony of Padua, a Doctor of the
Church. Though his work was in Italy, he was born in Portugal. He first joined the Augustinian Order and then left it and
joined the Franciscan Order in 1221, when he was 26 years old. The reason he became a Franciscan was because of the
death of the five Franciscan protomartyrs -- St. Bernard, St. Peter, St. Otho, St. Accursius, and St. Adjutus -- who shed
their blood for the Catholic Faith in the year 1220, in Morocco, in North Africa, and whose headless and mutilated
bodies had been brought to St. Anthony’s monastery on their way back for burial. St. Anthony became a Franciscan in
the hope of shedding his own blood and becoming a martyr. He lived only ten years after joining the Franciscan Order.
So simple and resounding was his teaching of the Catholic Faith, so that the most unlettered and innocent might understand it, that he was made a
Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XII in 1946. Saint Anthony was only 36 years old when he died. He is called the hammer of the Heretics. His
great protection against their lies and deceits in the matter of Christian doctrine was to utter, simply and innocently, the Holy Name of Mary. When
St. Anthony of Padua found he was preaching the true Gospel of the Catholic Church to heretics who would not listen to him, he then went out and
preached it to the fishes. This was not, as liberals and naturalists are trying to say, for the instruction of the fishes, but rather for the glory of God,
the delight of the angels, and the easing of his own heart. St. Anthony wanted to profess the Catholic Faith with his mind and his heart, at every
Born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was
born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his forceful preaching and expert knowledge
of scripture, he was the second-most-quickly canonized saint after Peter of Verona. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946.
He is also the patron saint of finding things or lost people.
Anthony became sick with ergotism, a disease which is now known also under the name "Saint Anthony's Fire", and, in 1231, went to the woodland
retreat at Camposampiero with two other friars for a respite. There he lived in a cell built for him under the branches of a walnut tree. Anthony
died on the way back to Padua on 13 June 1231 at the Poor Clare monastery at Arcella (now part of Padua), aged 35.
According to the request of Anthony, was buried in the small church of Santa Maria Mater Domini, probably dating from the late 12th century and
near a convent which had been founded by him in 1229. Nevertheless, due to his increased notability, construction of a large Basilica began around
1232 - although it was not completed until 1301. The smaller church was incorporated into structure as the Cappella della Madonna Mora (Chapel
of the Dark Madonna). The basilica is commonly known today as "Il Santo".
He is typically depicted with a book and the Infant Child Jesus, to whom He miraculously appeared, and is commonly referred to today as the
"finder of lost articles. Various legends surround the death of Anthony. One holds that when he died, the children cried in the streets and that all
the bells of the churches rang of their own accord. Another legend regards his tongue. Anthony is buried in a chapel within the large basilica built
to honor him, where his tongue is displayed for veneration in a large reliquary. When his body was exhumed thirty years after his death, it was
found turned to dust, but the tongue was claimed to have glistened and looked as if it was still alive and moist; apparently a further claim was
made that this was a sign of his gift of preaching. On 1 January 1981 Pope John Paul II authorized a scientific team to study the saint's remains and
the tomb was opened on 6 January.
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would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used
everything you gave me."
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SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR 2015
June 10, 2015
July 8, 2015
August 12, 2015
September 9, 2015
October 14, 2015
November 11, 2015
December 9, 2015
June 17, 2015
July 15, 2015
August 19, 2015
September 16, 2015
October 21, 2015
November 18, 2015
December 16, 2015
1. The King of Hearts is the only king without
2. The world's oldest living man, Methuselah,
lived to be 969 years old. (Genesis 5:27)
3. The necktie is the most popular of all
Father's Day gifts, while hammers and
golf clubs are also popular presents
4. Father's Day originated in America.
The first Father's Day celebration
(unofficial) was held in Spokane,
Washington, on June 19th 1910
Note: Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. General
Meetings and Board Meetings are held in the Parish Center at 7:00 p.m.
Membership is $40 per year. Non-members are welcome four (4) times
per calendar year, $10 at the door.
In Loving Memory of
Our Dear Member
John Paul Arata
April 25, 1931 - April 25, 2015
Life After Fifty Fellowship
PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND
FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS
David John Tucker
2401 South University Drive, Davie
FUN FACTS FATHER’S DAY QUIZ
Do You Know?
1. In the United States, which President signed Father's Day into law?
a. Woodrow Wilson
c. John F. Kennedy
b. Calvin Coolidge
d. Richard Nixon
1. This woman, the patron saint of South America, was
so beautiful that people referred to her by the name
of a flower. Who is she?
2. Who are the creatures with intelligence and
free will who act as messengers for God?
3. Pope Clement II, who reigned from 1046 to
1047, is the only pope ever to be buried in
2. In the United States, who is considered the founder of Father's Day?
a. Florence Crosby
c. Martha Washington
b. Sonora Dodd
d. Laura Secord
3. Dads and dynasties. Which of these fathers in U.S. politics had not
one, but two, sons who served as governors:
a) George Romney
c) Edmund Brown Sr.
b) George H. W. Bush d) Mario Cuomo
Answers on Page 7
4. Team Dad. The history of baseball has seen numerous father-son
duos. One pair of players, both of them pitchers, had a combined 3,144
strikeouts, the most of any father-son combo in Major League Baseball.
Is it the team of:
a) Mel Stottlemyre and Todd Stottlemyre
b) Bobby Bonds and Barry Bonds
c) Pedro Borbon and Pedro Borbon Jr.
d) Yogi Berra and Dale Berra
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5. Which of these Oscar-winning actors is the father of a daughter who
has also won an Oscar:
a) Robert Duvall
c) Jon Voight
b) John Huston
d) John Barrymore
6. Military service often runs in families. All but which one of these
military dads of World War II had a son who distinguished himself on
a) General George Patton c )General Omar Bradley
b) Admiral John McCain
d) General Mark Clark
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7. Which of these champion boxers has had a daughter distinguish
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a) Archie Moore
c) George Foreman
b) Muhammad Ali
d) Joe Frazier
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BEHIND THE SCENES AT LAFF
Did you ever wonder what it takes to put one of these
meetings together? How many people it takes to cook
the dinner? To set up the tables? To schedule the
entertainment? To organize it all?
Then look for my new series “Behind the Scenes at LAFF”
for interesting facts and information, including interviews
with the volunteers and board members. Find out what
really goes into making our meetings so enjoyable and
where we could use more help.
Answers to Fun Facts Quiz?
1. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in
1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in
June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since
1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it
Answers to Word-Find
2. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, of Spokane, Washington, started the
tradition of Father's Day in the honor of her dad, William Smart, a
widowed Civil War veteran.
3. George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president, whose son George W.
Bush served as governor of Texas (and 43rd President of the United
States), and Jeb Bush, who served as governor of Florida.
4. Mel and Todd Stottlemyre. The father and son hurlers together won
302 major league games during their careers.
5. Jon Voight. Jon’s daughter, Angelina Jolie, won the 1999 Best
Supporting Actress award for her role in “Girl, Interrupted.” Jon won
the Best Actor award for the 1978 film, “Coming Home.”
6. General Omar Bradley. The others had sons who served in the military
during the wars in Korea and Vietnam.
7. a,b,c and d are all correct. Women boxers who have followed in their
famous dads’ footsteps include J’Marie Moore, Laila Ali, Freeda
Foreman and Jacqui Frazier.
Mystery Answer: JESUS
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We are asking our members to please bring desserts,
wine and soda to our monthly meetings as we have depleted our
supply. Your donations are greatly appreciated. NO RED WINE OR
COKE is needed at this time.
Answers to Do You Know?
1. St. Rose of Lima
LIFE AFTER FIFTY FELLOWSHIP
THEATRE AND OUTINGS GUIDE
* REMINDER *
Broward Stage Door T
Our Motor coach transportation to Ft. Myers, leaves St. Gregory’s @ 9 A.M. SHARP.
-Please park in the rear of parking lot (east end) by the ministry building.
-The Plantation Police Dept. will be notified of our overnight parking.
-Bring your Seminole Casino card if you have one, otherwise one will be provided.
Mardi Gras Casino Trip – Saturday, March 28. 2015
NICK’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT DINNER-SHOW, SUNDAY JULY 19 at 6 P.M.
3496 N. Ocean Blvd. (A1A). Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Singer-Lou Villano and Magician-Gary Midnight
Three Course Dinner & Show: $45
Your Choice of Soup/Salad, Chicken Marsala, Penne alla Vodka or Eggplant Parmigiana plus
Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea or Soft Drink.
PAYMENT & MEAL CHOICE NEEDED BY June 1Oth MEETING
14th BOOMER EXPO AT SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
TUES., JULY 28, 10-4 PM, BALLROOM
FREE ADMISSION - FREE PARKING
Exhibits on Travel, Health, Wealth and Entertainment
WIN! WIN! WIN! 50 PREMIUM PRIZES!
Event Prizes and Giveaways Offered. Flat Screen HDTV, Cruise for Two, Weekend for Two
AWARDS FOR ALL
BROWARD STAGE DOOR THEATRE, SATURDAY AUGUST 15 at 2 P.M.
8036 W. Sample Road, Margate, Florida
Waist Watchers the Musical - $38
CLOSE DATE-JULY MEETING
MARLIN’S BASEBALL, SATURDAY AUGUST 22, 7:15 Game
At Marlin’s Park, Miami
Marlin’s vs. Phillies
HONORING OUR ARMED FORCES, ACTIVE DUTY & VETERANS
$45 Per Person, $25 children under 15
Includes: Club seat, round trip bus ride, Chick-fil-A sandwich, soda and water.
5 PM Tailgate: Schott Center, 6591 S. Flamingo Rd., Cooper City
CLOSE DATE-AUGUST 1ST
**** Please make all checks payable to: Archbishop Ambrose De Paoli Assembly 3218 ****
COSTUME WORLD BROADWAY COLLECTION
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH ON THE 11 A.M. TOUR
FOLLOWED BY LUNCH
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Fl. 33487 (Wick Theater)
CLOSE DATE-AUGUST 12th Meeting
**** Please make all checks payable to: ST. GREGORY LIFE AFTER FIFTY OR LAFF (Except For The Marlin’s Game) ****
Contact: Maria Dias 954-472-0798 for all reservations/questions