CHRIST THE KING CHURCH SUNDAY MASS
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
The Church is opened at 8:30am on Sundays.
SUNDAYS 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:00pm
REV. WILLIAM LUCIANO PASTOR
REV. GEORGE OBENG-YEBOAH-ASUAMAH PAROCHIAL VICAR MILL HILL FATHERS REV. BRIAN COFFEY, M.H.M. REV. TERENCE LEE, M.H.M. WEEKEND ASSOCIATES
The Church is opened at 8:30am on Weekdays.
Mondays - Saturdays 9:00am
HOLYDAY MASS As announced inside the bulletin, prior to the Holyday.
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION Saturdays from 4:15pm to 4:45 pm and by appointment.
HOLY ROSARY Weekdays following the 9:00am Mass
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA Mondays following the 9:00am Mass
CENACLE OF LIFE ROSARY
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM Office: Lower Rectory
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PARISH MEMBERSHIP To be considered active members of Christ the King Parish each family & single adult must: - BE PROPERLY REGISTERED - ATTEND SUNDAY MASS AT OUR CHURCH - REGULARLY USE OUR PARISH ’ S WEEKLY DONATION ENVELOPES This is the only way the parish can issue documents attesting to parish membership and Catholic practice. ( EG . A CERTIFICATE TO BE A GODPARENT OR SPONSOR ) New parishioners are requested to visit the parish office.
Mondays 7:00pm to 8:00pm
PRAYER GROUP Tuesdays (September-June) 1:30pm – 2:30pm
PRO-LIFE ROSARY First Saturdays 9:30am
DIVINE MERCY HOLY HOUR First Saturdays 3:00pm to 4:00pm
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Registration for the Sacrament of Baptism takes place by meeting with a priest. The child’s Birth Certificate is necessary at the time of registration. GODPARENTS MUST PRESENT
SPONSOR CERTIFICATES, SIGNED BY THE PASTOR OF THE CHURCH THEY ATTEND, WHICH STATE THAT THEY ARE PRACTICING CATHOLICS. No date for Baptism
can be made until the Sponsor Certificates are handed in. Parents, and Godparents, are required to attend one instructional class. PARENTS MUST BE REGISTERED PARISHIONERS OF CHRIST THE KING CHURCH.
THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE Preliminary arrangements should be made at least one year prior to the proposed date of marriage. COUPLES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF OUR PARISH and speak to a parish priest to enroll in marriage preparatory courses and schedule the use of the Church.
The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the Lord, and the Lord will repay him for his good deed.
PROVERBS 19:17 OUR SUNDAY COLLECTION
Prayer List Please Pray for
MARTHA BRAY EDITH M. COUGHLIN LAURA DESANTIS ROBERT DIPADOVA, SR. KEVIN DONOHUE DANNY FLEMING NORAH HOLIC JOAN KELLY MARY LOTZ ARLENE MARRA SUZETTE MEDINA WILLIAM MEGINN SUZANNE MICHAELS CHARLES MOONEY RITA MOORE-CAREY BART PANESSA JOE POPOVIC CHRISTINE PRACA TESSA SANTIGATE FRANCIS SCHAEFER HERBERT J. SMITH JOSEPHINE SWIST BERNICE SUTCH ROSAMMA THOMAS JOANNE UZZI FRANK SZELIGA GINA WHELAN THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Novena of Masses for MOTHER’S
Mass Intentions Sunday, April 28th
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Saturday 5:00pm SALVATORE TIRABASSI & FAMILY Sunday 9:00am THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH 10:30am CONGEZIO TIRABASSI & FAMILY 12:00pm GAETANO & ENRICA POGGIOGALLE
Monday, April 29th
St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church
9:00am MARGARET & WILLIAM THORTON
Tuesday, April 30th
Easter Weekday St. Pius V, pope 9:00am DENIS HORBATUIK
Wednesday, May 1st
Easter Weekday St. Joseph the Worker 9:00am FRANCIS SCHAEFER
Thursday, May 2nd St. Athanasius, bishop and doctor of the Church 9:00am MILDRED ALLOCCA First Friday, May 3rd Sts. Philip and James, apostles 9:00am FOR AN INCREASE IN VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD & CONSECRATED LIFE First Saturday, May 4 Easter Weekday 9:00am ROLANDO AMURAO AND TESS AQUINO
Next Sunday, May 5th
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
May Monthly Remembrance Mass Saturday, May 25th at 9:00am
In Loving Memory of ADDINO FAMILY GEORGE BERNACCHIA BALL & JORDAN FAMILIES BIERWIRTH & GOREY FAMILIES GERRY CAMPBELL FLORENCE CARAGINE JOHN & JUDY CONNOLLY CATHERINE & MICHAEL ENNIS FOLEY, WALL & O’DONNELL FAMILIES FORGOTTEN SOULS IN PURGATORY MICHAEL KRUSZYNSKI THOMAS LYNCH BRENDAN D. MAGNER KATHERINE MCCARTHY ANN & GERARD MOLONY PEGGY MOYNIHAN KIM R. O’DELL PARANGELO FAMILY MARIA RAMIREZ JOSE & CLEMENTINA RIBEIRO TOBURN & ENNIS FAMILIES TOM & MARY RUTH TUOHY VICTIMS OF THE CULTURE OF DEATH ANTHONY D. & ANTHONY M. ZAPPIA ZAPPIA & FEDERICO FAMILIES
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
MONDAY... CENACLE OF LIFE 7:00PM -----------------------------------------TUESDAY... PRAYER GROUP 1:30PM ------------------------------------------
WEDNESDAY... ANCHOR MANAGEMENT MTG 6:00PM CHOIR PRACTICE 7:30PM
Your monthly envelope set for May -----------------------------------------includes one for our Mother’s Day SATURDAY... Saturday Novena of Masses. Please submit RESPECT LIFE ROSARY 9:30AM intentions/donations by SUNDAY, 5:00pm LILLIAN MINASSO BIRTHDAY IVINE MERCY HOLY HOUR 3:00PM D Sunday MAY 12th. CONFESSION 4:15PM 9:00am FRANK & MARGARET CARAGINE -----------------------------------------If you don’t receive envelopes and 10:30am GERALDINE LUCIANO SUNDAY… would like to enter a name in our 12:00pm THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 10:00AM novena, use a plain envelope and indicate the name of whom you God our Father, Creator and Ruler of NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 5th, would like to enroll in the Novena. the universe, in every age you call us to MASS DATES:
SUNDAY, MAY 12th TUESDAY, MAY 14th THURSDAY, MAY 16th SATURDAY, MAY 18th SUNDAY, MAY 19th
use and develop our gifts for the good of others. With St. Joseph as our guide, help us to do the work you have asked and come to the rewards you have promised. Please grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
WE WILL CELEBRATE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AT THE 12:00PM MASS.
Continued from last week: EX-BASEBALL PHENOM DISCUSSES LIFE IN A
by Trent Beattie
Living for Jesus sounds attractive, but dying to one’s self in order to do that doesn’t always seem attractive. Yet, we can’t have union with Jesus without first denying ourselves. Our Lord made this very evident in MATTHEW 16, saying, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” We’re called to let go of our own selfishness, to “lose our lives” for the sake of finding true life in Jesus. While it may appear unattractive, a life of penance for the love of God is actually the only way to be truly happy. It might seem like you’re losing out, but that’s just an illusion. Whatever we give to God, he gives back to us a hundredfold, even in this life. This is made clear at the end of MATTHEW 19, which also indicates that, in eternity, many of the first will be last and the last first.
Repentance is necessary for following any vocation, but trust is even more so. Turning away from sin is great, but it won’t last very long without confidence in God’s mercy. In order for repentance to endure for our eternal profit, it must be done with trust. Then the ini al fear will change into filial devo on. Instead of avoiding sin only because of its consequences, we live out a life of proac ve virtue for the love of God. With trust; we turn our eyes from ourselves to the life of Jesus, which overflows with mercy for us. Our fears are cast aside and replaced with boundless confidence in the unfailing promises of the Lord. Saint Faus na spread this message, and it comes to the forefront of the Church’s liturgical calendar on Divine Mercy Sunday, one week after Easter Sunday. Why did you choose to become a religious priest instead of a diocesan one? I played on baseball teams all my life, so the team atmosphere became second nature to me. I looked for the same type of se ng in the spiritual life: a group of men working together for a common goal. Solitary life hasn’t ever appealed to me, so I didn’t think of diocesan priesthood, which is more of an individual thing in most parishes. I’ve played on some great baseball teams, but the team here at St. Michael’s is by far the best one I’ve been a part of. Instead of figh ng an athle c ba le, we’re figh ng a spiritual one. We’re united in fraternal charity to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil. Every me we oﬀer the sacrifice of the Mass, take part in a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament or pray the Divine Oﬃce, we’re doing things that have an eternal eﬀect not only on ourselves, but on the whole Church. Even in the events that aren’t part of official public worship - things such as mowing the lawn, forgoing dessert or studying philosophy - you do in community. You’re not an isolated man. You’re truly part of a team of men that have your eternal welfare at heart. That’s an extremely encouraging thing to carry with you through the day. What is the most difficult part of monastic life? The most diﬃcult part is dying to self. When you first enter, you make the biggest step of renouncing worldly possessions and pledging to live in community. However, once you’re in religious life, there are s ll situa ons in which you can be tempted to follow self-will, however pe y they might be. What you find, though, is that the less you follow your own will, the more content you become. In the world, I tried to follow my own will as much as possible, but it only resulted in restlessness. Monas c life is about striving for freedom from self-will and union with God’s will, which is our sanc fica on and happiness. The Blessed Virgin Mary is, of all creatures, the most free from self-will and the most united with the will of God. It’s clear, then, that we can gain so much from her maternal intercession for us. The postulants here make the Marian consecration according to the method of St. Louis de Montfort, which we renew every Saturday.
What is the best part of monastic life? The best thing is getting to live in God’s house, not in a metaphorical sense, but in a true sense. Jesus, who is God incarnate, dwells here in our tabernacle. The same Jesus who preached the Gospel, healed the sick and dispensed other graces on sinners abundantly, lives among us sacramentally. The appearances are diﬀerent, but the God-man is the same. Every grace we have flows through the Blessed Sacrament because the Blessed Sacrament is a Person, not a thing. When you realize that, your life changes profoundly. The isola on, discontent and grasping for things give way to an interior freedom that is beyond compare. Our life here is the con nua on of the life of Jesus Christ, who was poor, celibate and obedient. Being God, and therefore lacking nothing, he deliberately chose to live among us without most of the goods of this world. He knew that following his Father’s will out of love was the only thing that ma ered. That’s the only thing that should ma er to us, because it’s the only way we’ll be happy. Most people aren’t called to the priesthood or monas c life, yet everyone can benefit from becoming more “monas c,” in the sense of seeing things for what they really are. A right ordering of priori es is essen al if you want to get the most out of life. It’s ironic that, while in the abbey, even despite all the sacrifices, I’m able to enjoy things more than I did in the world. Those who think of religious life as odd or even miserable would be surprised at how much joy there is in the abbey. Recreation time is especially indicative of this, because of all the laughter. We do take our vows seriously, but we don’t take ourselves seriously. EVERY GRACE WE HAVE FLOWS THROUGH THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Do you have any closing words for Christians in general? Participate in the sacramental life of the Church, which is a life of love. Jesus BECAUSE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT IS A PERSON, NOT A THING. wants us to experience his healing love infinitely more than we do. If we knew WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT, the love he has for us, it would be so overwhelming that we would die, so he YOUR LIFE CHANGES PROFOUNDLY. hides himself under the appearance of bread and in the ministry of priests. We’re called to nothing less than a par cipa on in the life of the Holy Trinity. Becoming sons of God in the only bego en Son, Jesus Christ, we are heirs to the Kingdom of heaven. This should inspire us to pray every day. Nothing is more necessary than prayer, and nothing could be easier. You don’t have to make a pilgrimage across the world - you just acknowledge the God without whom you could not exist for one second. Saint Teresa of Avila said that if you persevere in prayer, you will certainly be saved, but if you stop praying, you throw yourself into hell. By trying to “go it alone,” we lose all the graces God wants to give us; but by admitting our weakness and asking for help, we become capable of doing things which once seemed impossible. All the saints have become saints through prayer, which is the means of obtaining God’s merciful love. My own patrons - Saint Ma hew, Saint Augus ne, Saint Norbert and Saint Faus na - are all messengers of mercy, which they wouldn’t have known about had they not prayed. Prayer is the way to touch the heart of Jesus, which is overflowing with grace for sinners. I witness this every day before the Blessed Sacrament. The only thing that will last a er death is our rela onship - or lack thereof - with God. This is something that should mo vate everyone to see past the superficial things of life that clamor for our a en on and instead invest our lives in God, trus ng in His mercy.
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