Church of St. Pius X 23 Crumitie Road, Loudonville, New York 12211 462-1336 Parish Fax: 462-1338 Parish Website www.stpiusxloudonville.org PARISH STAFF PASTOR Rev. James J. Walsh IN RESIDENCE Rev. Michael A. Farano PARISH COUNCIL PRESIDENT Tom Fallati SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS Jerry Forenzo MUSIC DIRECTOR Charles Jones ASSISTANT ORGANIST Michael Ricchiuti BUSINESS MANAGER Nancy M. Uruskyj YOUTH MINISTRY Brian Evers ASSOCIATES FOR PASTORAL CARE Gayle Bouchard and Liz Jelstrom ATHLETICS DIRECTOR Lou Klender ADULT FAITH FORMATION Sue Krosky SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Dennis Mullahy 465-4539
EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATIONS AND SACRAMENTS SUNDAY - THE LORD’S DAY VIGIL: SATURDAY 5:00 PM SUNDAY: 8:00 AM. 10:00 AM, 12:00 NOON WEEKDAY MASSES MONDAY - FRIDAY: 6:30 AM & 9:00 AM NATIONAL HOLIDAYS: 9:00 AM Only TUESDAY EVENING: 7:00 PM Mass and Marian Devotions SATURDAY: 9:00 AM SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Baptisms take place on the first and third Sunday of the month immediately following the noon Mass. Arrange preparation for baptism by calling the Parish Office. SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE Please make an appointment with one of the priests at least six months before the desired date and prior to scheduling a reception. SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION Call Brian Evers 462-1336 SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday: 4:15 - 4:45 PM Seasonal Communal Celebrations: By appointment anytime SACRAMENT OF THE SICK Weekly during the Saturday 9:00 am Mass or upon request. Please notify the parish office if anyone in your family is hospitalized, homebound or in a nursing home.
SCHOOL SECRETARIES Maria Brunell and Cathy Mullahy
SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS For men interested in priesthood, please call Fr. Ligato at 2831162 or visit www.albanyvocations.org
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (K-8) Judy Ranalli and Ann Smith 465-8068
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Friday 9:30 am-7:00 pm
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR REL. ED. Donna Brown
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 18, 2014 Dear Parishioners and Visitors, This past week, Ellie Peterson, our St. Pius X parish secretary for the past 12 years, announced that she will be retiring from her position at the end of June 2014. I am both happy and sad. I am happy for Ellie that she will have more time to spend with her family and pursue some of her other interests. On the other hand, I am sad to lose such a faithful and devoted member of our parish staff. Ellie’s warm demeanor was experienced by thousands of people either on the phone or when they visited the office. I know you join me in wishing her God’s blessings for good health and happiness in her retirement. With Ellie’s retirement, I am looking to fill her position. The job description and requirements are posted on our parish website at www.stpiusxloudonville.org . It’s a 40 hour per week position and I would be open to filling it with one person or possibly two people job-sharing. If you know of anyone who might be interested in this position, please have them send a cover letter and resume to our St. Pius X Business Manager, Nancy Uruskyj at email@example.com by June 2nd. Many thanks. I am sure the Spirit will send us the right person to fill this important position.
VOL. LXV NO. 20
2014 BISHOP’S APPEAL ~ Teach, Protect, Heal & Sanctify Bishop’s Appeal Envelopes are still available in the Sacristy, in the Gathering Area and in the Parish Office. Please notify the Parish Office if your address has changed. Thank you.
Parish Pastoral Council Discernment “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10). Each June, the Parish Pastoral Council asks parishioners to consider service on the Council. Open seats are filled through a discernment process, which will be held on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room A. Anyone considering discernment is encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The meeting will provide an overview of the Council’s work and the opportunity to meet current Council members. If you are interested, please contact Tom Fallati at firstname.lastname@example.org or 944-7457.
Next weekend as we celebrate Memorial Day, at all Masses, we will remember those who have died or been injured in defense of our country. Please invite a veteran to join you at Collection for the Church in Central & Eastern Europe Mass. Next week we will take up the Collection of the Church in CenHave a good week. Fr. Walsh tral and Eastern Europe. This Collection supports organizations that provide affordable shelter and training for seminarians in a Have you seen our Gallery of photos? region that still struggles with the effects of Soviet rule. By proMouse over "About" and a menu drops down and you can viding pastoral care, catechesis, and funding for building renovasee the various Galleries that show photos of our wonderful tions, your donations help to restore the Church and build the events here at St. Pius! The latest one is all our Easter cele- future in the region. Please give generously to this Special Colbrations, Try it! Need help on the web site? Email Dick lection next week. Connery, at email@example.com
Congratulations to all our parish and school children on the occasion of your First Holy Communion
A Call to Communal Prayer In order to respond more consistently with compassion and prayer beyond our Sunday commitment, the names of those who are seriously ill are printed below. Marilyn Brizzell
Jean & Stephen Mink
James S. Tomchik
Charlotte Barbieri Maeve Leonard
Benjamin G. Forenzo
Kerry Ann Beswick
Marilyn & John Gradoni
Peter A. VanBuren
Janet McCann Kaminski
Coordinator: Brian Evers E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All St Pius X High School Seniors Graduating from all schools Sunday, June 1st at the 10:00 am Mass Special Recognition and Blessing Refreshments will immediately follow. We hope you can join us!
Come join us for Eucharistic Adoration every Friday after the 9:00 am. mass until closing prayer at 7:00 pm. All are welcome. For more information about how to become a weekly or substitute adorer, contact Peter Ranalli at 482 9087 or Margaret Purcell at 453 - 9302. ******************************************************* St. Pius X Summer FUN Kindergarten through 6th Grade NEW THIS YEAR SPORTS FUN 2 weeks: July 7-11 and July 14-18th Summer Fun Camp - 3 weeks beginning July 21 and ending August 8, 2014 MANY NEW S U R P R I S E S! Tiny Tots camp also offered for 4&5 year olds July 7-August 8, 2014 Applications are available at www.stpius-x.com
May Food Collection May 17/18 This weekend is the monthly food collection. This year for Mother's Day, why not remember Mom with a donation to the Sacred Heart Food Pantry. You'll be honoring Mom in a special way and helping someone less fortunate. Needed items are sauce, pasta, rice, stew, chili, spaghettios canned meats, tuna, mayo, hearty soups, tuna and h a m - burger helper meals. Also peanut butter, jelly, hot and cold cereals, beans, hot chocolate, tea, juice, coffee, creamer, jell-o, pudding and snacks. Paper products and personal care items are also helpful. Thank you for your generosity and to all women a Happy Mother's Day.
Hurting from an abortion? Experience the healing love of Jesus Christ on a Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat, May 30-June 1, at Cardondelet Hospitality Center in Latham. The weekend will combine discussions, spiritual exercises, Reconciliation, a Memorial Service and a Mass of Entrustment. Participation is strictly Confidential and offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s Love, forgiveness and compassion. The cost is $180. Some financial assistance is available. For more info or to register contact: Mrs. Pat Mousaw at 792-8942(h), 518-222-1160©, or Mrs. Kathy Whimple at 469-0779 or e-mail: email@example.com. For a complete listing of retreat dates and their locations contact: 1-877-HOPE-4 ME or visit the Rachel’s Vineyard website: www.rachelsvineyard.org.
Family Perspectives by Bud Ozar: Jesus tells us in the gospel: “I am in the Father and the Father is in me!” The point is: God is in each one of us, in our relationships and in our homes. The vocation of the Christian family is to live the divine gift which is already in and around us. **************************************************** We respectfully remind everyone to observe the No parking areas on the parish grounds. These areas provide for everyone’s safety, and in case of emergency they provide access for emergency vehicles. Also, please park only within the lines designated as parking spaces. Areas outside of those lines are for emergency access. Thank you.
We congratulate James Garbani and Melanie Griffith on the occasion of their recent marriage. May God bless them as they begin their new life together.
Directors Judy Ranalli Ann Smith 465-8068 Sunday School: Re-Registrations for 2014-2015: Parents, please don’t forget to return your form for next year. Forms and Fee can be sent to: The Religious Education Office, c/o Mrs. Judy Ranalli, 23 Crumitie Rd., Loudonville, N.Y. 12211 or you can drop it off in The Parish Office. One form per Family. There will be extra Re-Registration Forms in the Gathering Area of the Church or in the Parish Office if you are in need of one. We will be organizing our class lists and ordering books during the Spring and Summer months. Thank You. New to the Parish: If you are new to our Parish and are interested in the St. Pius X Sunday School Program, please call Judy Ranalli/Ann Smith at 465-8068 for registration information. Our program is for children in grades K-8. Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM until 9:50 AM starting in September. Corpus Christi, June 22: First Communion Parents: Please do not forget to hand in the paper if your child will be participating in the Procession on Corpus Christi at the 10:00 AM Mass. Papers should be handed in by May 16 to their Teacher or dropped off in the Parish Office If you misplaced your paper, please call Judy Ranalli at 465-8068. Thank You.
CLERICAL POSITION: The Evangelist, the weekly newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, seeks a full -time circulation coordinator to coordinate and promote subscriptions and perform clerical duties, including answering calls. The ideal candidate has office experience, some computer skills, a solid understanding of Word and Excel, excellent customer service skills and an eagerness to learn. Send resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Blain, Editor, 40 North Main Ave., Albany, NY 12203. The Albany NY Chapter of Magnificat is hosting a Women’s Prayer Dinner on Thursday, June 19 from 6-9 PM at St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY, in the McCormick Center. Our speaker is Rev. Dr. Anthony M. Barratt, Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in Latham. Tickets: $28.00. (For Clergy & Religious there is no charge) Register by June 13 online at www.albanymagnificat.com or send a check for $28 payable to Albany NY Chapter of Magnificat, PO Box 340, Clifton Park, NY, 12065. Please include your name, address and phone # and email address. Questions, call Heather @ 877-8034.
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On Thursday, June 19, Catholic Charities will be hosting its second annual system-wide fundraising event at the State Museum in Albany. The event will honor Mary Beth O’Brien with the Bishop Howard Hubbard Humanitarian Award for her years of service in Catholic Charities, the Ladies of Charity, the University of Notre Dame, and Catholic Relief Services in ministry to the poor and vulnerable and Father Michael A. Farano with the Sr. Maureen Joyce Charities Award for his years of service to Catholic Charities, Farano House, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the Propagation of the Faith, and St. Pius X Parish. Please Join us for the 2nd Annual CC Night at the Museum NY State Museum, 260 Madison Avenue Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:30 p.m. Business Attire Silent Auction and Raffles Gourmet cuisine stations, beer, wine and specialty drinks $125.00 per person To Benefit the Clients served by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany. For Tickets and Information call 518-453-6650.
PASTORAL CARE “Let yourselves be built into a spiritual house...” + In the first letter of Peter we are urged to live up to our baptismal calling. We are to be living stones molded and formed into our Father’s house. One single stone by itself is useless. Its true significance is seen only when it is incorporated into a building. If a single stone is missing, the building’s strength is in jeopardy. And so it is with us. As disciples and followers of Christ we cannot stand alone. Each person is important. Our lives are the substance of Christ’s Church. As the people of God, we must stand shoulder to shoulder with those who have taken on the mind of Christ. Empowered by the Spirit we are to be built into “a spiritual house” by the magnetic love of God. As He beckons us and draws us to Himself, He envelops and permeates us with His love. He anoints us to do His works. When we make ourselves, our work, ministry, and worship an offering to God, we become like magnets, attracting others to God by the witness of our lives. Let us become “a spiritual house,” without walls, providing a place where ALL can be at home with our God. GOOD NEWS: St Peter’s Hospital is looking for volunteers to join their Eucharistic Minister Team. Volunteers bring communion to patients. Training is provided. If you are feeling that gentle tug, that call to service, call Gayle or Liz in the Pastoral Care office: 462-1336. We would be happy to talk to you about it further or put you in contact with the volunteer coordinator at St. Peter’s. MINISTERS OF PRAYER: In MAY pray that the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace. Pray also that Mary, Star of Evangelization, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations. SAVE THE DATE! The Town of Colonie will host a free Health and Wellness Fair from 1-4 pm at The Crossings on June 6. Organized by the Town’s Senior Resources Department, the fair will feather health screenings, exhibits and refreshments. For more information about the Health Fair or for services available to seniors, call 459-5051, Ext. 2.
WE ARE SEEKING THE NAMES AND WHEREABOUTS OF PARISHIONERS WHO ARE SICK, OR HOMEBOUND, OR NOW LIVING IN ADULT RESIDENCES OR NURSING HOMES. We are unaware of numerous parishioners who are sick, homebound, or living in adult residences or nursing homes because of their changing health conditions. Please let the Pastoral Care Office know if a family member is living in one of these facilities or is no longer able to gather with us at the weekend liturgy. We want to keep in touch. Your help will keep us informed so we can be supportive during their illnesses and declining health. Please call 462-1336 to let us know. Thank You!
At the Dominican Retreat & Conference Center Soup with the Saints “St. Alphonsus Ligori”. May 20, 2014, 6:30-8:15 pm. Presenter: Sr. Barbara Ebner, OP. (1 of 4). $15/ session, $55 all 4. Info/reservations, see below. Series on Prayer “It Begins with Friendship” May 21, 2014, 7-9 pm. (1 of 4). Presenter: Sr. Barbara Ebner, OP. $15.00 per session/ $55.00 all 4. Info/reservations, see below. “Celebration of Life”. Presenter: Sr. Carol Davis, OP, MA, SASAC. May 22, 2014, 6-9 pm. Whether you're turning 25 or 95 this year, think about joining us for an evening to celebrate you, to celebrate life and God's goodness. We will have a festive dinner, an inspiring talk, door prizes and a fun prayer service with plenty of singing! $25.00 See reservation information below. Info/reservations, call Dominican Retreat & Conference Center, 518-393-4169 Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. E-mail email@example.com or visit www.dslcny.org.
ALBANY GUARDIAN SOCIETY Powers of Attorney, Capacity Issues, Guardianship. What to do when a person can no longer make his/her own decisions. A discussion on planning in advance. Presenters: Casey Copps DiPaola, Esq., PLLC, Albany, NY. For Aging Services Providers, Caregivers & Older Adults. May 20, 2014, 1:30-3:30 pm at the Albany Guardian Society. See address below. The above-mentioned program is to be held at: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Ste 102, Albany, NY. For more information on this program, upcoming programs and to register: www.albanyguardiansociety.org or call 518-434-2140. COLONIE SENIOR SERVICE CENTERS, INC. For over 30 years, CSSC, Inc. has been committed to helping seniors stay active and independent. They have a multitude of programs and services that offer solutions for seniors and their families to help them enjoy life and stay in their homes and community. For more information about their programs and services, visit their website at www.colonieseniors.org. The Eddy. Eddy Health Alert is offering FREE installations for their traditional emergency help button and the new mobile alert with a gps for the month of May! Let’s make sure you, your loved ones, friends and neighbors are protected at home and away from home 24/7/365. Anyone who is homebound, living alone or, now, active should consider obtaining one of these help buttons. Please, don’t let an accident turn into a tragedy. Call Eddy Health Alert for information: 833-1040.
SISTER PARISH NEWS
St. Pius X Parishioner’s Annual Bus Trip A Family Event New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers Thursday, August 7th Take your family out to a big league ballgame on the afternoon of Thursday, August 7th at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees will be playing the Tigers at 1:05 p.m. The bus for the trip to the Stadium will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. from the St. Pius School parking lot and will return at 8:00 pm. The price for the tickets this year will be $58.00 per person. The price includes bus transportation, game ticket, a light breakfast and a sandwich lunch, including snacks and soft drinks, at the stadium parking lot. Seats are located in sections 422 and 423. Bus seating is limited and reservations will only be confirmed upon receipt of your payment. To make reservations, please contact Frank and Stephanie Brennan at 452-0792 or firstname.lastname@example.org. As in the past, don’t hesitate or it will be too late!
There has been lots of news from our Sister Parishes in Georgia. They have had a lot of rain so far this spring, but were spared from the tornadoes. Crops are being planted. They have just welcomed a new pastor, Father Peter Oyenugba, MSP (Missionary of Saint Paul). Father Peter is fluent in Spanish. He came to Georgia from Houston which is the U S headquarters for this missionary order from Nigeria. One of “our” parishioners, Chris Rios, has been accepted at Columbia University and Yale among other Ivy colleges. Congratulations, Chris !! Several of “our” parishioners are on the high school Chess Team and they placed 10 out of 28 schools at the State tournament in Atlanta last month. School is almost over in Georgia ! In July, there will be a Vacation Bible School for the younger children. This is the only fun for a lot of children since they have to help on the farms or provide child care. Your support of the Giffy’s BBQ on May 22 here at Saint Pius X, helps the churches there do so many things that we take for granted !! SAVE THE DATE ANNUAL GIFFY’S BARBEQUE To Benefit our Sister Parishes
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this event, we have been unable to include many parish families each year. To address this concern, we are limiting the event to registered parishioners and their family members. One guest (i.e. nonparishioner) will be allowed to accommodate parishioners that otherwise would be going to the game alone. If there are any remaining tickets, we’ll gladly include non-parishioners.
Thursday evening, May 22 5pm to 7pm Eat in or Take Out Saint Pius X Parish Grounds Don’t miss out on a great dinner for a great cause. WE SELL OUT EVERY YEAR DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED
Parish Service Opportunity Many parishioners have expressed an interest in service opportunities for individuals and families. In response to this interest, the parish will be holding a Service Project on May 18, 2014 after the 10:00 a.m. Mass in the Parish Center. All ages are welcome. The project will support Mary’s Corner, a resource for young mothers and children at the St. Maureen Joyce Center in Arbor Hill. We will be assembling packages with supplies for the mothers. There will also be an opportunity to learn more information about the center. The project should last approximately one hour, and those interested are invited to stay for lunch. Those interested in attending are encouraged to contact Tom Fal- lati at email@example.com or 944-7457. Service Action Learning Team R U looking for a challenge? Come be a “SALT” teen this summer. Sun. Aug. 3rd - Thu. Aug. 7th 453-6630 or firstname.lastname@example.org For complete information go to http://www.rcda.org/Offices/ OECFL/PDF/SALT%20info%20flyer.pdf
Buy your tickets after Masses on May 17-18. Tickets will also be available through the school ! $11/person to benefit our Sister Parishes in Georgia.
OUR HATS ARE OFF TO Parishioners Graceann and Arthur Wallingford who were honored at this year’s SCCCript & SCCCreen fundraising Gala for St. Catherine’s Center for Children. Parishioner Mark McCarthy who was honored as Volunteer of the Year by the Northeastern Association of the Blind.
The St. Pius X School Board is now conducting elections for the 2014-2015 academic year. The ballots, which include biographies of our candidates, can be found in the main gathering area of the church. All election ballots are due by Tues. June 3rd, at 3:00pm, and may be returned to the Parish or School Office in a sealed envelope. Thank you for your continued support of our parish school.
PARISH WEEKLY CALENDAR MAY 19-MAY 26 Mon
6:30 Frances Valente req. Brian Gent 9:00 William J. Donlon req. Jean George Bishop Joseph Estabrook req. Dr. & Mrs. Paul Merges Ann Merges req. Barbara & Paul Merges 6:30 Men & Women in Armed Services 9:00 Ann Evans Lanctot req. Rhea Clark James DiNaploi req. The McKenna Family Mary Hunt req. Rita Wells 7:00 Peter Blanchfield req. Tom Connolly Eleanor Lennon req. Cindy Pettit Dorothy Csegi req. Peter & Terry Mason
6:30 Pat Gara req. Sr. Mary Louise OFM 9:00 Gregory George req. Tom & Kris Burns Michael Rookey req. Bob & Betty Raffaele Michael Rotundo req. Cassie & Mel Kelsey
9:00 Mary Kelly Fitzgerald req. Jeanne & Jim Conboy Mary Rutzky req. Her Family William Burke req. Bob & Betty Raffaele 5:00 Vigil
8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 Noon
5/18 Masses 8:00, 10:00 and Noon RCIA Cub Scout Pack Meeting
Church 11:00 am Conf A 4:00 pm P. Hall
5/19 Greeters Meeting
5/20 AA Meeting 6-8 Grade Spring Concert
5:30 pm 7:30 pm
Conf B P. Hall
5/21 Women’s Bible Study Group School Mass
10:00 am Conf B
5/22 AA Meeting Adult Choir Boy Scout Meeting Giffy”s Barbeque
7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Conf B Church P. Hall
5/23 Renew Adoration
7:00 am 9:30 am
Conf B Chapel
Thurs 6:30 Alfred C. Purello req. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Martin
9:00 Florence Amadon req. Paul & Barbara Merges Eleanor Lennon req. Rhea Clark Kelly Fitzgerald req. Rhea Clark
Wed 6:30 Paul Anostario req. Jean Buscena School 9:00 Nicholas Criscione (Anniv.) req. His Family Mass Ann Dillon req. Roni & Dave McGuire
Tom DiFrancisco req. Roni & Dave McGuire
Music for Weekend of May 17/18 Processional: 724– Out of Darkness Offertory: 746– The Church’s One Foundation Communion: 665– Center of My Life Recessional: 584– Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him Adult Choir: Sing to Our God Today’s Readings are 910
Eucharistic Ministers & Greeters Team 3 Altar Servers for May 24/25 5:00 pm
R. Pienkosz, J. Rento, M. Springfield, M. Brunell
C. Smith, J. Harting, N. Gauna
10:00 am J. VanDeLoo, E. Schumaker, R. Roemer, K. Klima Noon
L. Gallo, R. Peck, G. Rodriguez
READINGS FOR MAY 24/25 First Reading: The people of Samaria accepted the word of God preached by Philip; they received the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:5-8, 14-17). Psalm: Let all the earth cry out to God with joy (Psalm 66) Second Reading: Act with gentleness and reverence toward all, so that when you are maligned those who defame you will be the ones put to shame (1 Peter 3:15-18) Gospel: I will not leave you orphans, but will come to you (John 14:15-21).
The Schuyler Inn, a transitional homeless shelter for families and single women in Menands has recently partnered with Albany County Department of Aging to supply elderly individuals throughout the Capital Region with nutritional meals throughout the week. Our Home Delivered Meals program is made possible primarily through volunteers who drive delivery routes to de -liver these meals. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Alexandria Pizzola at 463-1121 ext 265.
Please join the Welcoming and Hospitality Committees for coffee and pastry after the 8:00 and 10:00 am Masses this Sunday, May 18. If you are new to the Parish and would like the opportunity to meet parishioners and let us get to know you we would love to have you stop in to welcome you.