Epiphany - St. Vincent de Paul Parish



Epiphany - St. Vincent de Paul Parish
St. Vincent de Paul
Roman Catholic Church
1500 DePaul Street
Elmont, N.Y. 11003
“A Parish With Heart”
of the Lord
January 5, 2014
Pastoral Staff
Rev. Msgr. Richard M. Figliozzi, Administrator
Outreach Services – (516) 354-4976
Maureen Russell
Parish Social Ministry Coordinator
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Epiphany of the Lord
January 5, 2014
From Msgr. Figliozzi
Scriptural Reflection for the Week
“For he shall rescue the poor one when he cries out,
and the afflicted when he has no one to help him. He
shall have pity for the lowly and the poor; the lives of
the poor he shall save.” (see Psalm 72) This Psalm
speaks of the king who is to be the Messiah, the Anointed
One. This is the One sent by God who hears the cry of the
poor. This is the One who will bring justice to the earth.
This is the One who will save humanity from the selfishness
that leads to death. On this feast of the Epiphany, the kings
of this world know they are to do homage to the King sent
from Heaven. Earthly kings know to bow before the Heavenly King who is before them as a new born. This new born
will enable all humanity to be born again—by the Holy Spirit. In this way, justice may once again prevail—the poor and
the lowly ones will not be forgotten. Instead, they will be
raised up.
New Year’s Resolutions
♦ to develop one’s prayer life by visiting Jesus in the
Blessed Sacrament.
♦ to develop an attentive conscience by going to confession with more regularity.
♦ to become a more active member of the parish by volunteering your time and talent.
Carnevale 2014 at St. Catherine’s
Is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd (snow date is
March 1). Tickets will be available soon. Dinner is being
prepared by Papa Ciro’s of New Hyde Park and the
evening’s entertainment will be provided by the group, PRIMAVERA (musicbyprimavera.com). Watch the bulletin for
more information.
Recent Collections
Parish: $5,147.00 (12/22/2013)
Flowers & Music: $245.00
Christmas Novena: $635.00
One Final Thought
“Faith in action is love, and love in action is service. By
transforming that faith into living acts of love, we put ourselves in contact with God himself, with Jesus our Lord.”
- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Solemnity of the Epiphany
Today we remember the three wise men from the
East who came to pay homage to the infant Jesus,
bringing Him rich gifts of gold, frankincense and
myrrh. The gifts we bring - our time and service
and some share of what we earn for the work we
do - are equally precious in His sight.
We are grateful this week for all stewards in our
parish who provide for the physical, social and
emotional health of young women facing
motherhood without adequate resources by
supporting Regina Residence through Catholic
Charities and the Diocesan Respect Life Office.
for this Weekend
4:00 pm
8:30 am
12:30 pm
January 4
The Rossi & Gasperoni Family; Anna Laren
January 5
Palma Errico
Giovanni Costellucci
The Epiphany of the Lord;
National Migration Week
St. André Bessette
St. Raymond of Penyafort;
Julian Calendar Christmas
for the Week
8:30 am
8:30 am
8:30 am
8:30 am
8:30 am
4:00 pm
January 6
Santa Monteleone-Reid
January 7
Marco Prudente
January 8
Anthony Jakuc
January 9
People of St. Vincent de Paul
January 10
Matilda Rossetti
January 11
Joseph O. Conter; John Vaas
Joseph Pagliaro
It is the policy of St. Vincent’s that the
intention of each priest who celebrates a
Parish Mass will be for the intentions listed
in the Parish Mass Book.
There are still many current dates available for
Altar Candles as well as the Wine and Host.
Please consider this special way to honor a
loved one, living or deceased.
Host Family/Individual:
As members of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Parish, we are committed to assisting our
members in both the spiritual and temporal needs of life. We are a parish with heart who are
committed to “Let all things be done with Charity” and show we are disciples of Christ by our
love for one another.
Please Pray for our sick
Relatives and Friends:
Ashton Reed
Kaelyn Judith Donlon
Augie Montalbano
Joseph Rischman; Arlindo Marcelino
Josephine LaVoie
Rev. Msgr. Thomas Hartman
Janet Falco; Diane Drescher
Anthony Gangemella; Ralph Wilson
Diane Wilson; Victor Ferriggi
Brittany Wilson; Raul Matos; Mary Italo
Penny Wyckoff; Matthew Noah
Karen Hoffmeyer; Tommy Lannan
Vincente Mejias; William Ross
Michael O’Malley; Karen Carlucci
Ann Donahue; Thomas McCreight
George McAuliffe; Dominick Consolazio
Theresa Chevalier; Anne Giacalone
Frank Saccone; Anthony Scuderi
Angie Carbone; Anamarie Van Bergen
Barbara Ostipwko; Dorie Harbin
Carlos Mackey; Kennard Harbin
Shane Harbin; Frank Bentivegna
Veronica Dixon; Opal May; Bill Gilbert
Maria Rossi Pashayen; Joan Lannan
Catherine Wirth; Tom Camberiarti
Dorothy Mink Honald
Please Pray for our Men & Women
in the U.S. Armed Forces:
Diane Rosemary; Patrick, USAF
Aaron J. Shattuck
Thomas Bradshaw
Arlindo Almida; Thomas Lainis
Peter Dilos
Rev. David Kruse (Chaplain)
John Dzwlewicz, USMC
Joseph Giordano, USMC
John Marco Militano, USA
Joseph A. Galante, USMC
Jimmy Bustamante
Latasha Coward; Nicholas Russo
James E. Allen
Brian Kevin Corrigan
Michael Borg; Frankie Umile
Christopher Messano; Robert Raver
Carlos Felix; Michael Arana
Kindly inform the Parish Office when names need to be
taken off the list @ 352-2127.
1 Jn 3:22 — 4:6; Ps 2:7bc-8, 10-12a;
Mt 4:12-17, 23-25
1 Jn 4:7-10; Ps 72:1-4, 7-8; Mk 6:34-44
Wednesday: 1 Jn 4:11-18; Ps 72:1-2, 10, 12-13;
Mk 6:45-52
Thursday: 1 Jn 4:19 — 5:4; Ps 72:1-2, 14, 15bc, 17;
Lk 4:14-22a
1 Jn 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Lk 5:12-16
Saturday: 1 Jn 5:14-21; Ps 149:1-6a, 9b; Jn 3:22-30
Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Ps 29:1-4, 3, 9-10;
Acts 10:34-38; Mt 3:13-17
St. Vincent de Paul Parish is now on the world wide
web. Our web page address is:
The web page will contain among other things, the
following information:
• Mission Statement
• Parish History
• Parish Bulletin
• Ministries
• Liturgical Events, Parish Committees, Parish
Organizations, Parish Social Ministry
• St. Vincent de Paul Society
• Upcoming events, Past events and other Parish news
Check us out
The Priests from St. Catherine of Sienna
who serve us here at
St. Vincent de Paul are as follows:
Rev. Msgr. Richard M. Figliozzi
Associate Pastors
Rev. Allan Arneaud
Rev. Johnny Mendonca
Rev. Charles N. Srion
Volunteers are needed to assist our
staff. Please call (516) 352-2127
if you can help.
Thank you
Retired Priest in Residence
Rev. William D. O’Rourke
Joseph Benincasa
Frank Gonzalez
Pope Francis sends Christmas presents to 2,000 poor immigrants:
Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Rome, Italy, Dec 18, 2013 / 11:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two thousand immigrants at a shelter near the Vatican received
simple Christmas presents from Pope Francis on the evening of Dec. 14.
“The guests were very happy,” said Sister Michelle, the superior of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Rome.
Each practical gift package consisted of a small envelope containing a Christmas card signed by Pope Francis, postal stamps, a
pre-paid international calling card, and a free day-pass for Rome’s metro.
The gift packages were distributed at the Dono di Maria, the shelter operated by the Missionaries of Charity just a few steps
from the Vatican.
In a Dec. 16 interview with CNA, Sr. Michelle said the immigrants received the presents with love and were thankful for the
opportunity to call and write their loved ones during the Christmas season.
The Holy Father brought joy to their hearts, she said, as many have little or no education and no knowledge of Italian. They
survive in Rome with the help of the Missionaries of Charity.
The city of Rome sees the arrival every day of new immigrants. Many come in total poverty, fleeing from regions in Africa
plagued by armed conflict or from the scourge of poverty and human trafficking in Asia and Eastern Europe.
Sr. Michelle noted that concern for the poor is characteristic of this papacy. “The Pope is very familiar with our work here and
understands the realities that people face,” she said.
She added that Benedict XVI had also reached out to those in need through various initiatives, in ways that were never publicized by the Holy See’s Press Office.
Archbishop Konrad Krajewski – who holds the office of papal almoner and is responsible for sending modest donations to
those in need on behalf of the Holy Fahter – helped the sisters hand out the gifts. They were joined by other volunteers at the
The Dono di Maria home was founded 25 years ago by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta with the blessing of Blessed John
Paul II. Mother Teresa also founded a soup kitchen in Vatican City State dedicated to St. Martha, the patron saint of hospitality.
Pope Francis visited the Missionaries of Charity home on May 21 to personally congratulate the community on the 25th anniversary of its founding.
St. Vincent de Paul Society &
Parish Ministry (Outreach)
How does anyone say “Thank You” to an angel? You are the
angels we are trying to thank. All of you who took an Angel
off the Angel Giving Tree and brought back gift certificates
and cash that we gave to the poor families in our area. The
amount was well over $1,000.00. Again, how do we say “Thank
You” to angels like you, except that it comes from deep within
our hearts.
We also want to thank all the people who came to deliver the
Christmas baskets and all the volunteers who helped to organize and fill over 125 Christmas baskets.
Our pantry is in need of
canned potatoes & jelly.
Faith Formation Students, please take this page to class
Name_______________________ Grade Level________ January 5, 2014
Offer up everything to God, he wants
to be apart of your life.#GodIsLove
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Roman Catholic Church
Pastoral Staff
Rev. Msgr. Richard M. Figliozzi, Administrator
Outreach Services – (516) 354-4976
Maureen Russell - Parish Social Ministry Coordinator
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Parish Office – (516) 352-2127
Monday thru Thursday - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday and Sunday – Closed
Fax – (516) 305-5474
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.stvincentdepaulparish.org
For Emergency relating to death or dying after 2 pm call
St. Catherine of Sienna - (516) 352-0146
We Celebrate the Eucharist
Saturday Vigil – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 8:30 am & 12:30 pm
Weekdays: Monday thru Friday 8:30 am
Holy Day Mass Schedules will be announced in the Bulletin
on the prior Sunday.
We Celebrate the Sacraments
Sacrament of ReconciliaƟon – Saturdays immediately after
celebration of the Vigil Mass, or by calling the Parish Office
for an appointment with a Priest.
Sacrament of BapƟsm – call the Parish Office to arrange for
an interview. This should be done while awaiting the birth of
your child.
Sacrament of Marriage – call the Parish Office to make
an appointment with a priest before making social arrangements.
Visitation of the Sick and Homebound
call the Parish Office to arrange for a visit by a Priest to
receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, and also to
receive Holy Communion.
Holy Hour – on the first Friday of the month after the 8:30 am
Mass with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and concluding
with Benediction.
The Rosary – is recited daily before the 8:30 am Weekday Masses.
Miraculous Medal Novena and Special Prayers to St. Anthony
are said on Thursdays after the 8:30 am Mass.
St. Catherine of Sienna
Faith Formation News
Levels 4, 5 & 6 Parents’ Meeting
An evening of knowledge, prayer and service
on Mary, Mother of God:
Thursday, January 9th
7:00pm in the Sienna Center at
St. Catherine’s
Level 2 Mass
All second grade students and their families are
invited to attend Mass on:
Sunday, January 12th
9:00am in the Sienna Center at
St. Catherine’s
Level 3 Mass
All third grade students and their families are
invited to attend Mass on:
Sunday, January 19th
9:00am in the Sienna Center at
St. Catherine’s
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Franklin Ave. & Legion Place
Tickets $35.00, Includes $25.00 Casino Play
CALL: Bob Guarnari @ 516-483-5631
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January 27, 2014