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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 , 2012
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE KING
SUNDAY, November 25
7:15 (English) Fausto Rachiele
8:30 Umberto Evangelista
10:00 Ignacio & Eddie Garcia
11:30 Giuseppe Scafidi
1:00 Maria, Antonio & Joseph Scaffidi
MONDAY, November 26
7:00 Sr. Rita Mary Neumann
9:00 Umberto Evangelista
First Reading: Daniel 7: 13 – 14
Daniel describes the one who will appear on the clouds of
heaven and receive glory. People of every language will serve
this one, and his leadership and community will be his forever.
Second Reading: Revelation 1: 5 – 8
Jesus is so powerful, he is the ruler of kings. He loved us
enough to free us from sin, and so he will be glorified forever.
He will appear again and be seen by all the people of the earth.
God calls himself the first and last, "the One who is and who
was and who is to come," reminding all people that God will
remain with us always.
Gospel: John 18: 33b – 37
TUESDAY, November 27
7:00 Joseph Fleischmann
9:00 Maria & Santolo Scodes & Frankie Visconti
WEDNESDAY, November 28
7:00 Ralph Puma
9:00 Mermaida & Raymond Monge
Pilate asks Jesus if he is a king. Jesus explains that his
kingdom is not of this world. Pilate asks again if Jesus is a
king, to which he replies, "I came into the world to testify to the
truth. Anyone committed to the truth hears my voice.”
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READINGS FOR THE WEEK
THURSDAY, November 29
7:00 Pro – Populo
FRIDAY, November 30 – St. Andrew, Apostle
7:00 Carmen & Percival Cole
9:00 Lucy Ann Caruso [Living]
FIRST SATURDAY, December 1
9:00 Nicoletta & Lucio Caruso
5:00 Neil Lancaster
SUNDAY, December 2
7:15 (Italian) Angela & Michael DiRende
8:30 The intentions of the current members of the
Rosary Altar Society
10:00 Bishop Patrick J. Sheridan
11:30 Mary D’Alessandro
1:00 Trifan Rodef
LITURGICAL MINISTERS FOR DEC. 1 / 2:
5:00 L. Albanese 7:15 E. DiPaolo
8:30 L. DiJusto 10:00 Family Mass
11:30 R. Retcho
1:00 H. Schwalbenberg
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE CUP & HOST:
5:00 C. Ortiz / G. Douglas … Host: B. Diaz
7:15 C. Bele
8:30 L. Cahill / M. Cortese / C. Rivera / N. Hill
10:00 H. Corbie / N. Severino … Host: M. Micalizzi
11:30 C. Harris / K. Reed … Host: M. Saplicki
1:00 A. Corbie / A. Venterina … Host: R. Acierno
5:00 E. G. & M. Zumbado
8:30 C. & M. Armas/B. Dinh-le
10:00 N. Ohakam/S. & S. Vengas
11:30 J. George/D. Pierre/A. Velez/R. Ynfante
1:00 C. & K. Anianwu/D. Boucaud
HOLY ROSARY CHURCH IS
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Rv 14: 1 – 3, 4b – 5 / Lk 21: 1 – 4
Rv 14: 14 – 19 / Lk 21: 5 – 11
Rv 15: 1 – 4 / Lk 21: 12 – 19
Rv 18: 1 – 2, 21 – 23, 19:1 – 3, 9a/
Lk 21: 20 – 28
Rom 10: 9 – 18 / Mt 4: 18 – 22
Rv 22: 1 – 7 / Lk 21: 34 – 36
PLEASE PRAY FOR … Estrella & Myrna Alvarez, Salvatore
Amedeo, Antoinette Anzellotti, Francis Bele, Kim Benack,
Eugenio Branca, Linda Bravo, Olive Burke, Bernie Byrne, Dr.
Alfred Caiola, Phillip & Anthony Capano, Niki Catechis, Joseph
Cavazzini, Christina Celentano, Dorothy Chaney, Theresa
Coutain, Anna Cristina, Audia DeJesus, Helen DeAlto,
Rosemarie DeNegris, Cynthia Dukes, Rosa Echevarria, Laticia
Elliot, Marie Ferrari, Domenica Frega, Beatrice Galeano de
Maduro, Frank Gervasi, Leniore Griffith, Iris Grubler, James
Heame, Marilyn Iarossi, Mary Iorio, Singh Latchman, Michela
Leoncini, Theresa Lewis, Maurice Lisby, Audrey Lowe, Brunilda
Mandozza, Ann & Ralph Martone, Anthony Masterangelo, Julia
Merritt, Jim Messenger, Alisa Nicovic, Wendyann Ocasio, Jose
Ortiz, Beth Pagan, Vincenza Petrone, Mary Pirro, Angelina
Rader, Michael Ramirez, Iris Rivera, Peter Sanchez, Dorothy &
Elvira Santomauro, Christina Schiller, Arthur Simmons, Rita
Sullivan, Beverly Lynda Warner, Joan Wheeler, Karen
Williamson and all of our homebound and the residents of our
local Nursing Homes.
+ PARISH MISSION STATEMENT +
We, the people of Holy Rosary Parish, have been joined
together into a family of faith since 1925. In our communal
participation in the worship of the Lord, we are nourished
in Word and Sacrament and we are sent forth to bring the
Good News of Salvation to all. We endeavor to proclaim the
Gospel by both word and deed. We welcome all who come
to our house of worship as true sisters and brothers and
we pledge ourselves to the service of those in need in our
parish family, in our neighborhood, and in our greater
MONDAY – THURSDAY:
8AM – 9PM
SATURDAY: 9AM – 5PM
The Sanctuary Lamp for this week burns in memory of
THE PILGRIM STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
will be with Carmela DeNitto Nov. 25 – Dec. 1.
THE TRAVELING DIVINE MERCY IMAGE will be with
Lucy Ann Caruso Nov. 25 – Dec. 1.
*Mark your Calendars*
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING – December 5
FAMILY CATECHESIS DAY – December 8
BETHLEHEM GIFTS – December 9
GIVING TREE GIFT RETURN – December 9
MASS OF THE ROSES – December 12
FLEA MARKET – December 16
RECONCILIATION MONDAY – December 17
FILIPINO MASS – December 19
ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY - The Rosary Altar Society will
meet next Sun., Dec. 2
the 8:30 AM Mass, followed by our
usual meeting in Father Winters Hall. All women of the parish,
both young and old, are always welcome. Come see what we
are all about.
† HOLY ROSARY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION †
CLASSES HAVE BEGUN
Children who attend public school K – HS should be
registered. These classes include preparation for the
Sacraments. Sessions are held in the school building on
Saturday mornings from 8:45AM – 10:30AM, September
through May. Please call our Coordinator Mrs. Tedeschi at
718.654.9381. The fee is $75 for each child. NOTE: A COPY
OF YOUR CHILD’S BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE MUST
ACCOMPANY ALL NEW REGISTRATIONS.
NURSING HOME MINISTRY
On Tuesday, November 27 at 10AM there will be a special
Memorial Mass for the Deceased of the Nursing Home Ministry.
All are welcome.
RITE OF ACCEPTANCE
At the 10:00 AM Mass this Sunday, November 25 the
Solemnity of Christ the King and the conclusion of the Liturgical
Year, we celebrate the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of
Catechumens. Those candidates, who have expressed a desire
to be baptized this Easter, assemble publicly and are formally
inducted into the Catechumenate. They have completed the
pre-catechumenate and now declare their intention to the
Church and the Church in turn, carrying out its apostolic
mission, accepts them as persons who intend to become its
members. God showers his grace on the candidates, since the
celebration manifests their desire publicly and marks their
reception and first consecration by the Church. From then on,
the Church embraces them as her own, with a mother’s love
and concern. Joined to the Church, the catechumens are now
part of the household of Christ, as the Church nourishes them
with the Word and sustains them by means of liturgical
celebrations. Also welcomed as candidates are those who wish
to convert or become fully initiated in the Church this Easter.
Please pray for them!
RESPECT LIFE MOVIE NITE
THIS FRIDAY, NOV. 30 at 7:30PM
FATHER WINTERS HALL
* 2013 MASS BOOK IS OPEN *
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass can be offered for any one,
living or deceased, or for a special intention or in thanksgiving
for a favor received. Stop by the rectory.
ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT BECOMING CATHOLIC?
ARE YOU AN ADULT WHO WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE
COMMUNION AND/OR CONFIRMATION?
Please speak to Fr. Sebastian if you are interested.
PROTECT OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN!
TAKE A STAND AGAINST NYC SEX ED MANDATE!
A broad coalition of parents and interfaith leaders came
together last year to oppose the city's sex education mandate:
http://nycparentschoice.org/. We encourage parents to sign
their open letter to the Mayor and the Schools Chancellor, and
to use their resources to educate parents.
Please also check out our Abstinence Program website for
more information and resources on how parents can help their
With its powerful, compelling story of a young woman who was
adopted by loving parents after a failed abortion attempt,
OCTOBER BABY will remind moviegoers that every life is
beautiful. As it does, the movie will open eyes and hearts to the
sanctity of life.
Sponsored by our Respect Life Team.
CHRISTMAS SHARING TREE
TIME TO DECORATE * LITURGY COMMITTEE
The Liturgy Committee will decorate the church for Advent on
Sat., Dec. 1 at 11AM in the Church. All are welcome to share
Holy Rosary is again sponsoring the Christmas Sharing Tree
which will benefit children in our parish as well as children at
Concourse House. Tags have been placed on the tree located
in church lobby. You are invited to select a tag, purchase the
requested gift and return the gift wrapped with tag attached
to the church Tags are to be returned on the weekend of
December 8 and 9 .
Thank you for your continued generosity.
In this Year of Faith we must recognize that the spirit of
Thanksgiving is central to the life of every human being. By
expressing thanks to an individual for a gift we are clearly
saying that they have enriched our lives through it and we
recognize that it is a sign of the relationship that exists between
them and us.
It is an unfortunate reality that the simple act of appreciation is
not as essential as it once was in the minds of people. When
we were young we were taught the virtue of writing the “bread
and butter” letter to relatives and friends who remembered our
birthdays or other celebrations.
Sad to say Christians have adopted similar habits going back a
few decades. During World War II the Church of the Holy Cross
would conduct the Miraculous Medal Novena every fifteen
minutes as people poured into the pews to pray for their sons
and brothers to return home from the battles in the European
and Pacific theatres, but once the war ended the need for the
multiplicity of services rapidly decreased. Countless times we
pray prayers of petition for a job, for health, or family but how
frequently are they matched by prayers of thanksgiving.
Last Thursday, as a nation we paused, upon the instruction of
Abraham Lincoln, to recall the goodness of God to us in
permitting us to live in freedom and prosperity . (Though it is
also important to remember those suffering without shelter,
food, and other basic necessities.) But even that day has
decreased in significance compared to Black Friday with the
stores opening even on the evening of Thanksgiving. As a
Catholic people, do we commemorate God’s gifts to us? Do we
attend Sunday Mass? Do we say grace at meals? Do we
remember those who called us together in prior years but are
no longer with us? Do we serve those who are doing without?
As Catholics we must remember that each and every
celebration of the Mass is an act of thanksgiving in and of itself.
We cannot afford to neglect one opportunity to express our
gratitude for salvation. Our giving thanks demonstrates our
acknowledgement that without God nothing exists, but with God
all things are possible. Within the Mass itself, after receiving the
Lord, we should use that time to enter into the intimacy of our
relationship with the divine and declare with hearts burning: “My
Lord and My God”. Thankfulness must be the heart of our Faith.
-----------Businesses large and small take a great deal of time preparing
end-of-year reports. These analyze where progress has been
made in certain areas and where further growth is necessary.
They also examine where certain practices are outmoded and
other are counterproductive in achieving corporate and
personal goals. As a faithful community and as individual
believers we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ Our King which
marks the final week of the liturgical year. It is appropriate,
therefore, for us to take stock of our spiritual lives, especially in
the context of the Year of Faith. Using as the most important
criteria the Holy Father’s call for all of us to enter into and
nourish an “intimate, personal, public, and communal
relationship” with Christ we can begin our reflection with a
question as to how many times do we turn to God in prayer. Do
we begin and end our day in praise of the Presence of the
Divine in our lives? Do we say the Rosary often? Do we spend
time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament? Do we
participate in Lectio Divina reading and meditating upon the
Scripture? Is the Sacrifice of the Mass a priority every Lord’s
Day? Do we encourage our family and friends to join us in
raising up our hearts and minds to God? The faith we love must
reveal itself in acts which give flesh to our hopes and prayers.
Do we leave our comfort zone and serve the Lord in practical
ways? Do we welcome the opportunity to serve the unwed
mother, the homebound senior, or the seriously ill? Of course,
these sacramental events must be furthered by our participation
in the sacramental life of the Church. As Cardinal Dolan shared
in the Synod of Bishops and at the recent meeting of the
American Bishops stated: “We kneel in the Sacrament of
Penance because we are all profoundly sorry for our faults and
our sins, serious obstacles to the New Evangelization. But then
we stand forgiven, resolute to return to the work entrusted to
us---as evangelizers of the Gospel of Mercy.” As Advent nears,
let us acknowledge that is a great start to move away from our
past weaknesses to a greater unity with God and man.
* CARDINAL DOLAN’S HURRICAINE RELIEF UPDATE *
November 13th, 2012
I owe you an update on the response of the archdiocese to
the turmoil of the hurricane. The bad news is that the extent of
the destruction from the storm seems wider and deeper each
day. We still have people without homes, whose lives are still
in distress. We still have people grieving the loss of family
members and friends. Just yesterday, for instance, Our Lady,
Help of Christians Parish on Staten Island gathered around Pat
Dresch, a beloved parishioner, a longtime leader in religious
education, for the funeral Mass and burial of her husband and
daughter, victims to the sea.
We still have massive clean-up efforts, especially in Staten
Island, in the south part of Manhattan, and in our uppercounties, in neighborhoods, parishes, and schools. We still
have families whose lives are in upheaval because of work
missed or jobs lost, possessions gone and future unsure.
We still are united with those along the Jersey shore, in
Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, who can’t even get back
The good news is that God’s people – you – rose to the
On 9/11, I was at home, in St. Louis, in a parish, and from
afar, along with the rest of the world, I admired the resilience,
compassion, and cooperation of the New York community.
Now I’m one of you – and, while tearful at the loss, am very
proud of the rescue and renewal so evident.
While we do not yet have a tally, it seems as if the parishes
of the archdiocese, along with funds designated from the
Cardinal’s Appeal, have donated close to $2 million to assist
our neighbors in distress, whatever their faith.
Catholic Charities of the archdiocese has been on the front
lines, providing not only relief, but coordination of aid, helping
as well to renew the spirit by providing counselors for those hit
hard by loss. Our parishes, particularly on Staten Island,
became sanctuaries of welcome and assistance. Our schools
and programs rose-up and were back-in-service in remarkable
time. Most of all, the message of Jesus, “Be not afraid,” was
proclaimed, as not even the winds and the waves can destroy
our hope in Him.
Yes, God can bring good out of evil. In all of this, the Church
has been a leader, a partner, a servant, a refuge.
Tons of work yet to be done, and we intend to be unflagging,
because this is not only about homes and possessions, but
about people, who are neighbors, fellow parishioners, family
members, and friends, who are God’s children, made in His
image and likeness. And, as long as we do it for them, we do it
PARISH MEETINGS THIS WEEK
A NOTE TO OUR NON-CATHOLIC FRIENDS
Although we warmly welcome you to our parish Liturgies, we
cannot extend to you an invitation to receive Holy
Communion. The reception of Holy Communion is a sign of
Unity in Faith, and such unity does not exist between
Catholics and those who belong to other Christian groups.
That unity is something for which we are to pray. If you
would like to explore becoming a Catholic, please speak to
one of the Priests. You may find the U.S. Catholic Bishops’
GUIDELINES FOR THE RECEPTION OF COMMUNION
helpful. This document is found printed on the inside cover of
Today’s Missal in the pews.
+++ CatholicsComeHome.org +++
NOTE ABOUT BECOMING SPONSORS
FOR BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION
It is a great honor to be asked to be a sponsor for Baptism or
Confirmation. The role of a “godparent” is to be an “other
parent” in matters of our holy Faith. That is why sponsors must
be practicing Catholics, 16 yrs of age or older, having received
Confirmation and currently living a good Christian moral life. If
the sponsor is married, that person must be in a valid Church
marriage. One sponsor is required for Confirmation. It is
customary to have two for Baptism, in which case one must be
male and the other female.
A nominated sponsor is asked to get certification from his/her
current parish. This is a declaration by a priest/deacon that the
individual is qualified to be a sponsor according to Church Law.
To be so certified, the individual must be a current parishioner
of the particular parish where the certification is being sought,
and be known to the priest/deacon as being a faithful practicing
Catholic, attending Mass there regularly.
Unfortunately, at times, family members or friends are chosen
to be sponsors with good intentions, but are found to be
ineligible according to Church Law. Also, more and more,
people seem to think that they are still “parishioners” of their
childhood parish, where they attended school or received
sacraments years ago, while no longer living in the area or
attending Mass there regularly. It is important for individuals to
be active members of their local Catholic faith communities.
The unfortunate fact is that some are neither practicing
Catholics nor faithful members of a parish family and are
thereby ineligible to become sponsors. Like all other things in
life, individual choices bring consequences.