December 29, 2013

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December 29, 2013
St. Athanasius
Church
St. Athanasius
Church
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PARISH STAFF
December
29, 2013
Pastor
Brooklyn, New York
Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato,
B.A., M.Div., M.S. Ed.
Parochial Vicars
Rev. Ronald D’Antonio, B.A., M.Div.
Rev. Gabriel Toro-Rivas, B.A., M.Div.
Ministerio Hispano/Spanish Apostolate
Deacon Dante Colandrea
Deacon William Kelly
Deacon Jaime Cobham
The Sisters of St. Joseph
Brentwood, New York
Director of Music Ministries
Mr. Steven Laplante, M. Mus.
Lay Pastoral Leader
Mr. Joseph Barbieri, B.A., KHS
Mrs. Madelon Vitucci
Mrs. Lucy Acosta-Pugliese, B.A., M.S. Ed.
WHO IS WELCOME IN ST. ATHANASIUS CHURCH?
Are you a sinner? Have you been away from the church for a long time? Are you divorced or separated? Are you physically or mentally challenged? Are you from a different culture? Are you not
accepted because of your sexual orientation? Are you elderly, a teen or young adult? Are you
discriminated against because of your color? Are you feeling broken? Are you poor or out of work?
Have you been imprisoned? Have you a feeling that you are left out? You are welcome here!
This is your home, and we are your family!
Do you suffer from Celiac Sprue Disease? We are Celiac friendly and, after receiving permission from our Bishop, we can provide you with low gluten hosts and a pyx, in order to enable you
to receive Holy Communion at daily Mass and Sunday Mass. To begin the process, please call Fr.
Ron D’Antonio at our rectory, 718.236.0124 Ext. 13.
RECTORY:
SAINT ATHANASIUS SCHOOL:
2154 61st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569
Tel. (718) 236-0124
Fax. (718) 236-4960
http://www.stathanasiusbrooklyn.org
[email protected]
6120 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569
Tel. (718) 236-4791
Fax. (718) 621-1423
Pastoral Administration:
Mrs. Marie Skroly
Mrs. AnnaMarie Scuteri
Principal:
Mrs. Diane Competello
B.A., M.S. Ed.
Administrative Assistant:
Mrs. Theresa Simon
The Rectory is also the home of our Parish Priests. We ask you to respect their home
by observing Rectory Office Hours and by calling in advance for an appointment.
SUNDAY MASSES:
ENGLISH
Saturday: 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30,10:00,11:30 (Choir) & 6 PM
SPANISH
Saturday: 7:30 PM (Lower Church)
Sunday: 10:00 AM (Lower Church)
1:00 PM (Upper Church)
ITALIAN
11:30 AM (Lower Church)
WEEKDAY MASSES: 7 and 9 AM
MORNING PRAYER:
Monday-Saturday 8:45 AM
Cluster Director of Youth Ministry
Mr. Kenny Wodzanowski, B.S.
St. Frances Cabrini
1562 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228
Tel. 718.490.4469
Email: [email protected]
Pastoral Associate for the Spanish
Speaking Apostolate
Mr. Alvaro Chavarriaga, B.A.
Oficina de Ministerio Latino
Rectory Basement
To contact our
Pastoral Planning Council
Email: [email protected]
Faith Formation Office:
6120 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569
Tel. (718) 331-8811
Fax. (718) 331-2582
Director of Faith Formation:
Mrs. Nicoletta Milo
Our Church is Handicap Accessible.
ROSARY FOR LIFE:
Saturday after the 9 AM Mass
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION:
Mondays after 9 AM Mass
DIVINE MERCY PRAYERS:
Every Wednesday after 9 AM Mass
CONFESSION (Reconciliation):
Saturdays 4-5 PM or anytime by appointment.
HOLY DAY MASSES:
Eve: 7:30 PM (English)
Day: 7, 9 (English)
Night:
7:30 PM (Italian) Upper Church
7:30 PM (Spanish) Lower Church
BAPTISM: First & Third Sunday at 2:30 PM.
Parents make arrangements with Deacon.
Both parents & godparents must attend a
Baptismal Instruction Class on last Tuesday of
month in the evening.
FIRST FRIDAY: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament after last morning Mass concluding with
Benediction at 7:30 PM. Italian Mass at 8 PM
(Sept-June)
MARRIAGE: Couples are to make arrangements six months in advance.
ANOINTING & COMMUNION CALLS: Those
who wish to be anointed or receive Communion at home, call one of the priests to make
arrangements 718-236-0124
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Sunday, December 29th, HOLY FAMILY:
8:30
10:00
10:00
11:30
11:30
1:00
6:00
Joseph & Theresa Romersa
Philip Acciarito
Spanish Mass - Lower Church
PURG. SOCIETY, Anthony, Madeline, Joseph
Leo and Baby’s First Christmas
ITAL. - Anna Maria & Francesco Banca
Spanish Mass - Upper Church
Paolo Pesce, Anniv.
Monday, December 30th:
7:00
Christmas Novena
9:00
Napoli & Schiabobe Families
Tuesday, December 31st, EVE:
7:00
9:00
5:30
8:00
NO MASS TODAY
Ida Siliato
Arthur Vignapiano
Spanish Mass - Upper Church
Wednesday, January 1st, NEW YEAR:
8:30
10:00
11:30
NO MASS TODAY
OPEN
Vanchieri Jack
Thursday, January 2nd:
7:00
9:00
OPEN
Margherita Rizzi
Friday, January 3rd, FIRST FRIDAY:
7:00
9:00
8pm
Jean Borgia
Lanzilllotta Family
ITAL. - Giuseppe & Carolina Carusso
Saturday, January 4th:
9:00
Loretta Agoglia
10:30 Maria Perniciaro, Mem. Mass
5:30
Nicholas Pavone
7:30
Spanish Mass - Lower Church
Sunday, January 5th:
8:30 Fernando Toro & Mercedes Rivas
10:00 D’Amico & Greco Families
10:00 Spanish Mass - Lower Church
11:30 PURG. SOCIETY, Thomas Mazzola
11:30 ITAL. – Saverino & Rosa Papandrea
1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church
6:00 Salvatore Liguoro
Please Turn Off
Cell Phones
December 29, 2013
PASTORAL CARE Please don’t forget to inform us if you are going to be
hospitalized so one of our priests can visit. Provide us with your name,
hospital, room number, phone number and, when possible, how long you
will be hospitalized. If you are unable to attend Mass, due to poor health,
illness or advanced age, please call so a Eucharistic Minister can bring
Communion to you. Anointing of the Sick may be requested because of
scheduled surgery or treatment for a life-threatening illness. Call us prior
to your surgery or treatment. Anointing of the Sick at Mass may be celebrated before you go into the hospital. Directly inform one of our priests or
call one of our Pastoral Administrators.
WELCOME, we’re glad you’re here! If this is the first time you
have been to St. A's, welcome! We promise that if you keep your
heart and mind open to God, you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Would you like to talk to someone? We’re here to listen and help if
we can. Just call us at the Rectory when you’re ready. In the
meantime, remember that you are always prayed for and that it is
our hope to pray with you each week.
MAKE A VISIT TO THE CHURCH AND PRAY IN THE PRESENCE
OF JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Don't forget our Upper
Church is open Monday-Friday from 6:30a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday
7a.m. to 7p.m. & Sundays 7a.m. to 7p.m. Feel welcome to kneel at
the communion rail at the Altar of the Blessed Sacrament or sit on
the benches in the Sanctuary.
Memorials for the Week
Hosts: In Loving Memory of Antonio Sigona requested by The Sigona Family
Altar Wine: In Loving Memory of Paula Davis &
Charles Pellegrini requested by Wife & Mother,
Jo
Candles: In Loving Memory of Francesco & Isabella Giudioso requested by Children, Rosa,
Dominic, Pat, Maria & Tom
Sanctuary Lamp: In Loving Memory of John &
Louise Calia requested by Children, Lawrence
and Grace
Sanctuary Lamp: In Loving Memory of John
Wilberg requested by Grace
Knights-of-Columbus Rose: OPEN
BAPTISMAL IN-TAKE:
Baptismal arrangements are made every Wed. evening from 7-8:00 pm in the Rectory basement. Please
bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate when you
come in. Instruction Class is held the last Tuesday of
the month in the evening.
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From the Pastor’s Desk…
Thank you for your generosity this Christmas.
Wishing everyone very Healthy and Happy New Year
Msgr. Cassato
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2013 - 2014
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013
Babies First Christmas at 11:30 a. m. Mass
The Live Animals of the Nativity will be in the Parish Parking Lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NEW YEARS EVE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
Mass in English at 5:30 p. m.
Mass in Spanish at 8:00 p. m.
NEW YEAR’S DAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of Jesus
Masses in the Upper Church at 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
The 11:30 a.m. Mass in the Upper Church is in English & Italian
Mass in Spanish at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
No 6 p.m. Mass today
This Friday, Jan. 3 is the 1st Friday of the Month.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the
last morning Mass concluding with Benediction at
7:30 PM and Mass in Italian at 8:00 PM.
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
Every First Friday we have exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament, it is most important that people be there in the presence of Jesus in the
Blessed Sacrament.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS
The Knights of Columbus would like to wish
everyone a happy and safe New Year.
We hope 2014 brings you happiness and joy.
This New Year, let us all make a resolution
to do our part to make the world a better
place.
Please pray for Fr. Adam Pupsys who
passed away on Dec. 14, 2013 at the
age of 96. At one time Fr. Pupsys
served the Diocese of Brooklyn in our
parish. May he rest in peace.
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D EA CON D A N TE COLA N D REA
I N V I T E S Y O U T O S A Y ...
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T u e sd a y , D e c em b e r 3 1, 2 0 1 3
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D in n e r , D a n c i n g & L O T S O F F U N
G r e a t m u s i c b y l iv e b a n d
D O N A T IO N $ 7 5 P E R P E R S O N
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D EA CON D A N TE COLA N D REA
9 17 - 6 0 2 - 37 9 3
( o n ly 2 8 0 t ic k e t s a v a i la b l e )
Congratulations to the following students who received the
Mary Tuohy De Mola Scholarship
Nicholas Colella
Margarita Foti-Aaron
Melissa Monte
Paolo Merisier
6th Grade
7th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
Thank you to Michael De Mola for his continued support to our parish and school.
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SAINT ATHANASIUS SPORTS PROGAM
NIGHT AT THE RACES
Saturday January 25th
St. Athanasius Auditorium
6120 Bay Parkway
Doors open at 6:30pm
Post Time 7:15pm
Tickets $25 per person
Includes: Sandwiches, Beer, Wine, Soda, Chips, Cookies & Coffee
Tickets Available at St. A'S Gym
(6120 Bay Parkway-basement of the school)
Saturdays 10am to 1pm or orders can be placed using form on
the opposite side of this form. For more information call:
Bill Finn
(718-236-6680)
Joe Orlando (646-210-2919)
Mike Garthaffner (718-331-2406)
Bobby McKenna (718-676-2102)
Tickets Are Limited - Tables of 10 can be reserved
(Must be over 21 years of age to attend)
(See table form on next page)
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Please mail/drop-off this form at the St Athanasius Rectory along with a check payable
to "St Athanasius Recreation" for the appropriate amount ($25 per ticket): 2154 61st
Street Brooklyn, NY 11204 Attention Bill Finn
Tickets will be delivered to the address noted below.
Group/Table Name: __________________________________________
Contact Person: _____________________________________________
Mailing Address: ____________________________________________
Phone Number: ___________________
Names of attendees sitting at this table:
1 _________________________________________________________________________________
2._________________________________________________________________________________
3._________________________________________________________________________________
4._________________________________________________________________________________
5._________________________________________________________________________________
6._________________________________________________________________________________
7._________________________________________________________________________________
8._________________________________________________________________________________
9._________________________________________________________________________________
10________________________________________________________________________________
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Bollettino Settimanale
Messa in Italiano ogni Domenica alle 11:30am (Chiesa di giu’)
VEGLIONE DI CAPODANNO NELLA NOSTRA PARROCCHIA
MARTEDI’, 31 DICEMBRE 2013
PER DARE IL BENVENUTO AL NUOVO ANNO
Dal nostro DIACONO DANTE COLANDREA
ANNO NUOVO - Durante il nuovo anno proponiamoci
di recitare la preghiera a Gesu’ Bambino affinche’ il
Divino Gesu’ si compiaccia di noi, non soltando oggi,
ma tutti i giorni del nuovo anno.
Riflessione del mese di dicembre
COME I RE MAGI
Alcuni Magi giunsero da Oriente a Gerusalemme e
domandavano:" Dov'è il Re dei Giudei che è nato?
Abbiamo visto sorgere la sua stella e siamo venuti per
adorarlo". (Mt 2, 1-2).
Signore, ti chiedo di rendermi simile, almeno un
pochino, ai Re Magi.
Questi personaggi speciali, tra leggenda e realtà, che
finiscono sempre un po' bistrattati nei nostri presepi
domestici. Giungono a destinazione quasi alla fine
della festa, quando Gesù Bambino è ormai nato e tutti
sono già arrivati ad adorarlo prima di loro. Fanno
appena in tempo a posare i famosi doni davanti alla
capanna e vengono velocemente riposti, con le altre
statuine, nella scatola e poi in dispensa, pronti per
l'anno dopo... "Toccata e fuga". Una presenza su cui
non meditiamo mai abbastanza e che, invece, porta in
se tutte le premesse e la fatica di un lungo viaggio.
Rendimi simile a loro, Signore.A questi uomini colti,
ricchi, potenti, che avrebbero potuto stare
tranquillamente e comodamente nelle loro bellissime
case e, invece, si sono messi in cammino.
Con i loro bagagli, le carovane, l'oro, l'incenso e la
mirra, con una stella speciale ad illuminare le loro notti
e l'eco delle profezie antiche a riscaldare i loro cuori.
Uomini di scienza, di successo e di cultura che, però,
non si sono accontentati.
Dona anche a me l'umiltà necessaria per mettermi in
viaggio ed infiamma la mia anima del desiderio
ardente di trovarti. Non permettere che io mi inganni
pensando di poterti raggiungere senza "muovermi",
rimanendo ferma in me stessa. Spingimi a lasciare
tutto e a mettermi per strada affrontando gli
inconvenienti che ogni viaggio comporta, magari un
viaggio difficile, in pieno deserto.
Ricordami sempre che bisogna cercare ciò che vale
perché né la scienza, né l'intelligenza, né la cultura, né
i piaceri, né la ricchezza, niente basta per dare senso
alla
vita, niente senza aver trovato te, il Salvatore. Tu,
Signore, colui che non possiamo incontrare se
rimaniamo confinati in casa nostra. Colui che non
possiamo scoprire se non facciamo la fatica di
superare il nostro limite umano.
I nostri limiti. Quei limiti che, spesso, diventano un
comodo alibi per giustificarci, per non trovarci costretti
a porgere l'altra guancia, per non dover andare
incontro al nostro fratello scomodo, proprio quello che,
sfortunatamente!, ci è prossimo ma ci urta il sistema
nervoso!
Che cosa si saranno detti questi tre Re multietnici, a
rappresentare tutte le genti del mondo e del tempo,
durante il viaggio? Cosa sarà passato nei loro cuori?
Quali interrogativi? Quali speranze? Quanti, profondi
scoraggiamenti ed incertezze? Chissà. Forse le loro
speranze e le loro paure sono anche le nostre...
Donami, Signore, alla fine di questo cammino, di
trovarti e di poterti adorare con i miei poveri doni.
E allora non sarà più come arrivare ad una festa
giunta quasi alla fine ma sarà festa senza fine. Amen.
AUGURI DI BUON ANNO – G.I.S.A.
Gruppo
Italiano San Atanasio – estende a tutti i piu’ sinceri
auguri di un buon anno nuovo pieno di felicita’ e
salute.
Oggi, domenica 29 dicembre la Chiesa festeggia la
Santa Famiglia di Gesu’, Maria e Giuseppe.
TEMA DELLA GIORNATA DELLA PACE - Per la
celebrazione della 47° Giornata Mondiale della Pace
del 1° gennaio 2014, il Santo Padre Francesco ha
scelto questo tema: “Fraternita’, fondamento e via
per la pace.”
MARTEDI’ 31 DICEMBRE, 2013 VEGLIONE DI
CAPODANNO A SAN ATANASIO –venite a
festeggiare il nuovo anno - i biglietti per il veglione di
capodanno sono in vendita. Dinner Dance con inizio
alle ore 7:30pm fino all’una di notte nella sala riunione
della nostra scuola.
Cibo caldo e complesso
musicale. $75 a persona. Brindisi di champagne a
mezzanotte.
Diacono Dante 917- 602 – 3793.
Soltando 280 biglietti sono disponibili.
IL PRESEPE nella chiesa sottopiano e’ aperto– la
tradizione continua come ogni anno da oltre 40 anni.
Da ricordare che il nostro presepe ha avuto molti
articoli scritti su giornali importanti ed e’ stato
nominato dalle stazioni televisive e giornali uno dei
presepi piu’ belli della citta’ di New York.
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FIESTA DE LA SAGRADA FAMILIA DE JESUS,
MARIA Y JOSE
29 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2013
La sociedad ha sido formada sobre las bases de
nuestras familias. Es alli dodne se cimentan los principios y valores , fundamento de la educación , pero
mas alla de todo esto es donde nace la familia. El
modelo perfecto de la familia ha sido , es y sera el
recuadro de la Sagrada Familia de Nazareth.
El Evangelio nos cuenta como poco tiempo despues de haber nacido Jesús ,
José tuvo un mensaje a traves de sueños , tomo a Maria y al niño y huyeron hacia egipto, pues herodes buscaba al Mesías para asesinarlo; mucho tiempo
despues regresaron a Israel , pero esta vez se establecieron en Nazareth , tierra
que estaba destinada a ser el lugar donde creceria Nuestro Señor Jesús.
Esta familia fue probada por circunstancias dificiles y situaciones adversas
donde la fe fue imprecindible. Aquel modelo de familia fue escogido por Dios
para ser ejemplo para cada uno de nosotros.
La perseverancia en la fe y la aceptación de la pruebas de Maria. La constancia ,
la Fortaleza , la prudencia y la sabiduria de José , el respeto , el amor , la entrega y la fidelidad de Jesús que aun siendo el hijo de Dios , se sometio a sus
padres
terranales, Maria y Jose , quienes con mucha dedicación hicieron
el mejor y mas fiel trabajo puesto por Dios en sus vidas.
Que la imagen de la Sagrada Familia sea nuestra modelo a seguir donde
plasmemos nuestra esperanza, nuestra entrega y nuestro caminar, que sean los
pasos de Jesús , José y Maria los que caminen dentro de nuestras vidas.
FELIZ AÑO NUEVO 2014 LES DESEA LA PARROQUIA A TODA NUESTRA COMUNIDAD
DE SAN ATANASIO . BENDICIONES EN EL AÑO VENIDERO
AVISOS PARROQUIALES

 DOMINGO
29 DE DICIEMBRE DIA DE LA SAGRADA FAMILIA MISA A LA 1PM POR
TODAS LAS FAMILIAS .

 MARTES

 DOMINGO
31 DE DICIEMBRE MISA DE AÑO NUEVO EN HONOR A LA VIRGEN MARIA
MADRE DE DIOS Y VIRGEN DE LA NUBE. MISA DE PRECEPTO. 5 DE ENERO FIESTA DE REYES , 12 DEL DIA PROCESION CON LA LLEGADA DE LOS REYES MAGOS ACOMPAÑADOS DE DANZAS MEXICANAS ( LOS
CHINELOS ) , ESTAREMOS DANDO REGALOS A LOS NIÑOS DESPUES DE LA MISA
DE LA 1PM
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Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato, Pastor
Rev. Ron D’Antonio, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Gabriel Toro, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Dante Colandrea
Deacon Bill Kelly
Mrs. Marie Skroly, Pastoral Administration
Mrs. AnnaMarie Scuteri, Pastoral Administration
Mr. Steven LaPlante, Music Ministry
Mr. Joseph Barbieri, Lay Pastoral Leader
Mr. Alvaro Chavarriaga, Pastoral Associate
Mrs. Michele DeStefano, Secretary
St. Athanasius Church
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Ext. 13
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2013 Annual Catholic Appeal
The MetroCard Mobile Staff will be
here on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 from
10:00 to noon.
The MetroCard Mobile staff will assist
those who are eligible - senior citizens
aged 65+ and eople with disabilities in
obtaining their Reduced Fare MetroCards.
Our Goal - $79,000.00
Pledged $111,529.00
Received - $99,367.00
Please be as generous as possible!
All money collected above the goal
returns directly to St. Athanasius
Appointments are not necessary
Assemblyman
William Colton’s Community Office
155 Kings Highway
(between West 12 & West 13 Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11223-1026
(718) 236-1598
In your kindness please pray for those who are sick
Santo Ammirable, Nina Amico, Vivian & Antoni Antonelli, Patricia Aurigemma, Timoteo Beck, John Bernard, Al Bergen, John Bernard, Mary Bidmead, JoJo Biondolillo,
Stacy Bono, Timothy Boyle, Alfred & Marie Brancaccio, Catherine Broderick, Richard Calabrese, Christopher Canale, Anthony Caputo, Ann Centorrino, Carmela
Colandrea, Robert Colosini, Josephine Como, Julia Coston, Thomas Cottingham, Thomas Cronin, Mary Lynn D’Angeleis, Diana D’Alessandro, Josephine D’Auria,
Anthony De Luco, Jenny, Rachel De Pinto, Mary De Francesco, Craig De Lullo, Alex De Marco, Jr., & III, Joan Demeyer, Jacqueline Di Palma, Anna Donnarumma,
Casey Ellin, Elaine Esposito, Tina Esposito, Vincent Esposito, Patricia Farenga, Ann Fasano, Anthony Felicito, Lauren Fevola, Mary Fumai, Edward Gronachan, Gary
Golemi, Barbara Hale, Helen Hauser, John Hockenberry, Joan, Rosemary, William Horgan, Carlo, Diana Ingravallo, Cerina Jimanez, Neil, Paul & Stephen Kelleher,
Rose, Keith & Elicia Klein, Herb Levin, Catherine Linde, Jillian Lasinsky, Richard & John Liberti, Angela Maffai, Sara Marie LoCicero, Lo Piano Family, Ellen MacDougall, Maiya Macko, John Malloney, Katherine Mami, Linda Mark, Grace Martino, Paul Mezzo, A & M. Mohamed, Lucia Montella, Lucy Napoli, Roger Nilsen, Palma
Parmese, Frank Nitto, Joe P., John Palmiero, Jean Palombo, Rafael Pellez, Clara Pezza, Cathal Quigley, Felicia Randolph, Margaret Rizzi, Ida Russo, Saverio Russo,
Judy Sabatini, Rosemary Sabatelle, Angelina, Jenna, Dina Scarponi, Jada Sciacchatano, Antoinetta Selicchi, Matthew Settanni, Concetta Sigona, Alecia Sirico, Jared
Speroni, Marie Stokes, Suzanne Taranto, Dorothy Thoelen, Peter Tarulli, Lori Taub, Helen Umhasuser, Vasta Family, Rita Venezia, Nicole Villorola, Carla Vitucci,
Leonard Walder,Josephine & Robert Wise, Jr., Nelson Yates, Martin Zukowski
Please help us keep this list current. If you know of someone who has passed away, please call the rectory.
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Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry
Youth Center
Every Tuesday Night from 6:30-9:30PM at St. Frances Cabrini (Bay 11th off of 16th Ave and 86th St,
youth from 6th grade and up are welcome through high school/college to participate in various activities
and games, along with community time of life lessons and discussion groups. WE also have a drama
group that meets from time to time to practice and perform skits and short plays during the youth center. The program runs all school year long except on major holiday weeks! $1.00 donation each week.
G-Unit: Youth Group/Faith Formation
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month, meets at St. Simon and Jude (Avenue T and van Sicklen- 2
blocks from Kings Hwy and McDonald Avenue) in the CHURCH basement, join this group of youth to
interact, build a community that explores, discovers, discusses life, friendship, faith and God. Socialize with peers; make new friends, meets from 7-9PM. New Night and Location.
Youth Center/Open Gym
Every first and third Friday of the month at St. Simon and Jude (Avenue T and van Sicklen- 2 blocks
from Kings Hwy and McDonald Avenue) join us for games, arts and crafts, the game room, board
games, movie nights and more! Each night will have “Community Time” that will include prayer, a lesson taught through a group activity and youth are guided by caring and loving adults, from 7-9PM.
Soul Team- High School/ College Leadership Formation and Training
Meets once a month on first Wednesday of the month at St. Frances Cabrini (Bay 11th, off of 16th Ave
and 86th St). This group plans, evaluates and is formed to play a greater leadership role in all of our
youth ministry programs and on the local level in their community, church or school.
College Youth Group (YAM’s) - Young Adult Ministry
Just starting this group will meet regular in a peer group of college youth only for fellowship, spiritual
development and the chance to explore life and faith through activities and discussions. Meets Thursday evenings
Saturday Youth Program
Youth 4-10 years of age are invited to join us every first and third Saturday of the month from 10:302PM at St. Athanasius in Nazareth Institute- Bay pkwy and 62 nd st.. We have arts and crafts, music, a
light snack, fun and games and faith activities that are age appropriate. We welcome older youth 7th
grade and up to come and help and get community service hours. $5.00 registration, $1 each week.
Special: Project Rachael- Anti- Bullying Campaign to start
Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry
Participate in a weekly youth center at St. Frances Cabrini on Tuesday nights, become a part of a High
School or College age leadership and support group, do community service on Saturday Mornings
helping younger kids at St. Athanasius, or come on a service project. Help confirmation youth to prepare for the sacrament, or get better prepared yourself on Sunday Nights. Go to a youth conference;
make a video for the youth film festival or on an overnight lock in retreat. All of this is possible through
the Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry which assists the above programs here at St. Simon and Jude
and in the local community. For more information, to register please call or text Kenny at
7184904469, or email [email protected] or visit www.bbcym.com
The St. A’s Scouting Program meets every Wednesday night in the school auditorium at 7:00 p. m. All
boys ages 7-18. Boys and Girls 14-21 can join the Venturing Crew. Come and learn skills that will last
a lifetime.
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Faith Sharing
December 29, 2013
Meets every Thursday, after the 9a.m. Mass, in the Nazareth Institute to discuss the upcoming Sunday's Scriptures.
Join Lay Pastoral Leader Joe Barbieri for spirited discussions on next Sunday’s readings.
Rosary Society
The Rosarians welcome all women of the Parish. The Society
is dedicated to the Blessed Mother, the growth of the love of
God through Mary. We honor the Blessed Mother by the constant and reverent praying of the rosary in our daily life.
We are involved in all Parish activities, liturgical and social –
and keep informed about civic community activities.
Spiritual activities include an Annual Retreat, Annual Communion Breakfast and Baby Shower for Unwed Mothers. The Society raises money to help our Church continue outreach efforts.
The fundraisers include: Christmas Fair, Basket Night, Chinese
Auction.
We attend the 10:00am Mass on the Third Sunday of the
month (except July & August) followed by a meeting & light
breakfast in the School.
If interested, please call Barbara @ 718-331-8544 or just come
to the Mass & meeting.
Golden Age Club
Holy Name Society
We encourage you to talk about the readings & reflection
question in the car on the way home from Mass, at dinner on
Sunday, or at parish meetings. Faith sharing opens the door
for us to meet, know & walk with Christ in our everyday lives.
Which family in your parish or neighborhood
needs encouragement or comfort from your
family during this season?
The Morning Scripture Reflection & Faith Sharing
Group
Meets every Wednesday at 12:45pm in the School
Auditorium
(During the school year)
All Golden Agers are welcome to join us.
Figlia Maria SS Addolorata
Join them every First Friday to pray
the Rosary in the Nazareth Institute at 8pm.
During May the Rosary is prayed on
Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8pm
Charismatic Prayer Group
Meets every Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the
Lower Church.
The St. Athanasius Respect Life Ministry
Rosary and Prayers for an end to abortion. Every Saturday
after the 9:00am Mass..
“We pray for all pregnant women instead of seeking an
abortion, will pray to the Divine Child Jesus and realize
life alone is the answer”.
New members are welcome to help with our community
service work. The Society is a spiritual organization, a fraternity of the Catholic Church, spreading devotion to the
Name of Jesus. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!
The present Holy Name Society members dedicate themselves to corporal works in helping our Parish Organizations
and School, with various fundraising. The Holy Name meets
every second Sunday of each month (after the 10 a.m.
Mass), except for July & August.
Men of all ages are welcome, especially the fathers of children attending St. A’s School and Catholic War Veterans
are cordially invited to attend. For more info., call Ed DiGiacomo at:718-836-7917
Make a difference in your community.
Join the Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus are looking for Catholic men, 18
years of age and older, who are committed to making their
community a better place, while supporting their Church.
Whether it’s doing charitable deeds, making new friends, or
supporting your church, the Knights of Columbus may be
right for you. Find out more by visiting
www.cavallarocouncil.com or call 718-259-5080.
Community Outreach Program
Where there is despair, let us bring hope. Volunteers are
needed to serve food to the poor and the homeless on Saturday Mornings. For more information, please call Fred
Rubino at (718) 236-0264 or Dawn Aiello at (718) 232-3113
Food Pantry
Our St. Vincent de Paul Food Panty is requesting donations
of the following items:
Cereal, canned vegetables, soups, peanut butter & jelly,
tomato sauce & pasta.
Leave all donations in front of the St. Joseph Altar. We
thank you in advance for helping the needy of our Parish.
CARMELITES THIRD ORDER OF ST. ATHANASIUS PARISH:
Lay Carmelites meet on the second Saturday of the month.
The meeting is held in the Rectory basement at 10:00 A.M.
after 9:00 A.M. Mass.
We are located at 2154 61st Street. Lay Carmelites are not
in a religious community, but are men and women, married
or single, who are people of faith in our parish and wish to
live the charism of prayer and devotion to Our Lady in the
Carmelite tradition. Are you interested in this vocation as a
Lay Carmelite?
Call Lydia, 718-761-2932 - Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
Chapter of Lay Carmelites.
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The District Attorney’s Office is located in the Rectory
Conference Room on Wednesdays from 9 - 4. Call
718.234.8709.
The Neighborhood Office is an extension of the District Attorney’s Office Citizen Action Center. You can discuss
problems that concern you and our community with their
staff members.
BINGO
Every Thursday in the Auditorium.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission $3.
Info. call 917-285-1932
Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Companion Care Giver, shopping, light housekeeping,
laundry, doctor appointments.
Experienced, kind mature woman looking for
friendly senior to assist with daily activities.
Please call Jolie at (917) 600-4536
LOOKING FOR A COMPANION? Mature woman
willing to work as a companion. If interested call Eileen at: 718-637-7112
PILGRIMAGE TO...Mother Angelica’s EWTN Shrine
and Network, April 21-26. This is the week before
Pope John Paul II becomes “Saint”. Call Rosemary
@ 718-837-0477
December 29, 2013
Do you need a Minister of Caring? Is someone in your
family ill, homebound, hospitalized or in a care facility
(assisted living or nursing home) & wishes a visit or a phone
call from a Minister of Caring, please call the Rectory and
leave your name & number.
Support Groups at St. A’s
Bereavement Support meet on Monday, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27,
Feb. 3, 10, 17 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Nazareth Institute.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women
who share their experience, strength and hope with each
other that they may solve their common problem and help
others to recover from a gambling problem. Meeting every
Friday night at 7:30p.m. in the Nazareth Institute.
Overeaters Anonymous members talk about their struggles with compulsive eating. Meeting every Wednesday
night at 8:00p.m. in the Nazareth Institute.
Is your life effected by someone who is drinking? To help
them, you must first help yourself. Al-Anon helps families
and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living
with the problem drinking of a relative or friend.
Our Al-Anon Group meets in the Nazareth Institute every
Friday 8-9:30p.m. & Saturday 7:30-9:30p.m.
Home Assistance
We are happy to announce that a member of our
Parish has now opened the:
Right-at-Home
In Home Care and Assistance Agency
7102 20th Ave.
1-347-554-8400 - Asst. Ruby
In order for designated Parish Ministries & Organizations to reserve one of our rooms at St. A’s, we require you to fill out our Parish Calendar & Room Request Form. The form is available in the rectory or can be downloaded from our website. We even
have an E-form so you complete this form without writing. Just e-mail it back to us, or print it out and drop it off. All Requests
must be made using our form. E-mail completed form to AnnaMarie Scuteri at [email protected] This is the ONLY
way to reserve a room here at St. A's. The group listed on the parish calendar is the group that has the right to use that
space. If you are not a designated ministry of our parish, permission must be granted from our Pastor, Msgr. Cassato, a rental
fee is paid, and a lease agreement completed in order to use space.
Sunday Bulletin Deadlines The Sunday Bulletin must be e-mailed to our printer by 10a.m. Monday. All announcements must be
submitted in WRITTEN form only (handwritten, typed, computer, fax, e-mailed, etc) by 3p.m. Friday. Announcements received
after the deadline will be published the following week. No one on the parish staff will assume the responsibility for your ministry’s
articles. Include your bulletin articles in your advance planning for your event. All Flyers need to be approved by a staff member
and submitted by Email only to [email protected]
Our Printer Requires all Black or Grayscale Print, Clip Art & Graphics. If you submit color graphics, the printer will NOT print
your flyer. Please email announcements to [email protected] no other email addresses!

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