2012 Bishop’s Appeal
The 58th Annual Bishop’s Appeal Weekend of April 21/22, 2012 Church of St. Pius X Loudonville, N.Y.
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER APRIL 22, 2012
From the Pastor’s Desk Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI will canonize Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This is a great day for the Church in both the United States and Canada. Kateri was born in what is now called Auriesville and baptized at the Mission in Fonda. She went to Sault St. Louis, Canada, and there received her First Holy Communion. She died and was buried there. Kateri’s life is intertwined with the history of our diocese. For many decades we have prayed for her canonization. Now that it has arrived, we give thanks to our good and gracious God for this gift. In honor of the canonization, Bishop Hubbard is leading a pilgrimage to Rome for the celebration of the canonization. Bishop Hubbard was present in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, in 1980 when, now Blessed, Pope John Paul II declared her Blessed. The Bishop participated in formally presenting the case to the Holy Father during the Beatification liturgy. The preparations for the pilgrimage are underway. The pilgrimage will leave Albany on Tuesday, October 16 and return on Tuesday, October 23. We spend six wonderful days in Rome, first starting off with an overnight visit to Assisi. I hope that you will consider joining the pilgrimage. Information is on the bulletin boards and there are flyers at the entrances of the church. Feel free to take one. All information concerning reserving a place, cost, etc. is on the flyer. This should prove to be a wonderful trip and experience. I am looking forward to it and I hope that many of you can join me. Fr. Farano ***************************************************
This weekend is the 2012 Bishop’s Appeal Commitment Sunday. This Appeal supports all of the vital ministries and programs throughout the Diocese of Albany. It is our one opportunity during the year to reach out in support of all the people of God beyond the boundary of our own parish (Parish name). Please respond to the Bishop’s Appeal by making a pledge that you can pay throughout the year. Your gift directly helps our parish to pay its share of the important work of the diocese. Let us strive for 100% participation: not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice!
VOL. LXIII NO. 17
What is the St. Pius X Parish Pastoral Council? As stated in the council’s constitution, the purpose of the council is to “…deliberate and advise the pastor in all matters pertaining to the spiritual, administrative, educational, financial and social affairs of the parish”. It’s that simple. The Parish Pastoral Council consists of 12 members who meet once a month from September to June to deliberate and confer with our Pastor regarding all matters pertaining to the affairs of our Parish. The council works collaboratively with the standing committees to develop and execute programs that address the needs of our parish. The council oversees working committees that promote the work of the church and of the parish. That work consists of maintaining buildings and grounds, assisting people in need, providing religious education, working with our youth, planning worship services, and promoting a spirit of fellowship within the church. All parishioners are welcome to join any of the committees at any time. You do not have to be a member of the council to help with any of these committees. St. Pius does not hold elections to determine who will serve on the council. Any parishioner sixteen years of age or older can participate in a “discernment process” that is held each year in June to decide who will serve on the council. The only qualifications you need to serve on the council are an interest in the parish, and a willingness to help guide the affairs of the parish. This pretty much means that YOU can serve on the parish council at St. Pius. What is a “discernment process”? Well, a common dictionary definition says that “discernment” is the ability to judge wisely and objectively. The Oxford English Dictionary adds that, in a Christian context, “discernment” is perception without judgment, with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding. At St. Pius, the “discernment process” is nothing more than a meeting of people who think they may be interested in joining the council. A facilitator leads the people at the meeting in prayer and discussion, after which each participant is asked to decide if they want to join the council at that time or not. Each participant makes a personal decision that is respected by everyone in the group. On Tuesday, May 8, after the 7:00 PM Mass in the chapel, there will be an informational meeting for all parishioners 16 years of age or older who would like to find out more about possibly discerning to become a member of the St. Pius X Parish Pastoral Council. Please contact Victor Barresi at 518-433-055, if you are attending the meeting. Parish Council Notice of Discernment: The actual discernment meeting will take place under the guidance of Mary Harrison in the chapel on May 9th at 7:00 pm.
He Is Real Fundamental to us as Christians is our belief that Jesus Christ really died on the cross, that he was truly raised from the dead, and that he will return at the end of time as he promised. It is clear from today’s Gospel reading that the risen Jesus was not a disembodied spirit, or an illusion of the grief-stricken disciples. On that first Easter the disciples, as witnesses to Jesus’ death, were overwhelmed with joy to see him risen to new life. When Jesus appeared among them he told them he was no ghost, and to prove his reality invited them to touch his hands and feet. Then he asked for a piece of baked fish and ate it in front of them. After this reassurance Jesus went on to explain to them once more how his death and resurrection were foretold in the scriptures. At this point he did not pose complicated questions to test their understanding; instead, he gave them a task: to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins “to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem” (Acts 24:49). Stop and think. This is not “Give a few hours of your time, and we’ll consider you’ve done your part.” What Jesus was giving them was an all-consuming, life-long mission. They were his chosen followers, his disciples, but now the time for learning was over. They must become apostles, the ones sent on a mission. Every time we come together to celebrate the Eucharist, we are offered the love of God through word and sacrament. We are reminded of God’s saving deeds and wonderful promises, and we are given food for the journey. Finally, we are urged to go forth to love and serve the Lord. What mission is Christ calling you to fulfill, that only you can do? ************************************************** Join Siena College students for a Bowlathon to benefit the Saint Francis Xavier Orphanage Proceeds will go towards providing the orphanage with two solar panels! The Bowlathon will take place on April 28th at 1:00PM at Sunset Bowling Alley at 1160 Central Avenue, Albany. The cost is $20 per person and included in the $20 is two games of Cyber Bowling, shoe rental, two slices of pizza, a soda, and MOST IMPORTANTLY a donation towards the solar panels. To reserve your spot at the Bowlathon, please email Amanda Tashjian at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the number of people attending. All money will be collected the day of the Bowlathon. Thank you for supporting the St Francis Xavier Orphanage. **************************************************
Sunday School: Remaining classes for the month of April are April 22 #21, and April 29 #22. Mary Prayer Service: On May 6 at 9:10 am in the Parish Center, our Third Grade Classes, under the direction of their Teachers and Aides will celebrate a “Mary Prayer Service”. The third graders can wear their First Communion clothing or something nice. Thank you to 3E: Mrs. Nora Burgos, Danielle Epting and Mrs. Rena Epting 3W: Ms. Maureen Grealish and Katelyn Frodyma 33: Mrs. Donna Cosgrove and Anthony Cosgrove. Re-Registrations: The children in grades K-7 brought home ReRegistration Forms for the 2012-2013 school year on March 25. Parents: Please fill out the forms and return them with the fee to your child’s Teacher by May 6. One form per family. For those students who completed the 8th grade program, information regarding the Confirmation Program was sent home on March 25. Please do not put them on the Sunday School Registration Form. Any questions about Confirmation, please contact Brian Evers at 462-1336. Thank you First Communion: The Results for First Communion Seating are: 9:30 Mass: whole pew =28, ½ pew =3, sitting as a group =0, A – Z =21, and Z – A =10 (31 responses). 11:30 Mass: whole pew = 39, ½ pew =3, sitting as a group = 0, A-Z =37, and Z-A = 5 (42 responses). For both First Communion Masses, all children will have a whole pew in church seated alphabetically A – Z. There are 111 children from our Parish and School who will be receiving their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM. Let us keep these children and their families in our prayers as they prepare to receive Jesus who is the “Bread of Life”. Rehearsal Dates for First Holy Communion are: For the 9:30 am 1st Communion Mass Children: Tuesday, May 1 from 3:30 to 4:45 pm and Wed. May 2, 6:00 to 7:15 pm For the 11:30 am 1st Communion Mass Children: Tuesday May 1 - 6:00 to 7:15 pm and Wed. May 2 - 3:30 to 4:45 pm. Children need to attend both Rehearsals for their Mass Time. All Rehearsals are held in the Church. We are in need of Altar Servers for both the 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Masses. Please call the Religious Ed. Office, Mrs. Judy Ranalli, 465-8068, if you would like to be an Altar Server at our First Communion Mass. There are papers that need to be returned to your child’s Teacher: Pew Markers due by April 23, DVD/Video orders due by May 1, and Corpus Christi due by May 18. Baptismals should all be in as of this date. Thank You. ***************************************************** St. Pius X School $SCHOOL BUCK$ Program Sprucing up your wardrobe or home for spring with a purchase at the Colonie Center? Your receipt, whatever amount, can help St. Pius X School win one of the top cash prizes awarded in the Colonie Center $CHOOL BUCK$ Program. Please drop your receipts in the collection box located in the gathering space in the church or have your receipts stamped at the Guest Services Desk located on the 1st floor of the Center. Any receipts stamped within 60 days of purchase helps us reach our goal. Thank you for your support.
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.
Jean & Stephen Mink
James S. Tomchik
Benjamin G. Forenzo
Charlotte A Wolfstich
Kerry Ann Beswick
LindaDubayFiebke Susan Kenneally
Marilyn & John Gradoni
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. ****************************************************** Capital District Community Gardens ~ CDCG is a private, nonprofit organization helping residents improve their neighborhoods through community gardens for more than 30 years. Volunteer opportunities are available to local community members such as helping with a garden cleanup, collecting & delivering produce to local food pantries, volunteering on the Veggie Mobile or helping at events. For more information, contact Sharon DiLorenzo at 2748685. ******************************************************* Opportunity for Catholic Singles Are you interested in joining an excellent Catholic singles organization? The Catholic Alumni Club International is looking to expand into the Albany Diocese. They provide a group dedicated to social, cultural, civic and spiritual relationships in a Catholic setting. For more information, check out the following website: www.caci.org or contact Steve at email@example.com ******************************************************* The Albany DSC for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal presents a 10-week course on The Healing (I) Ministry by Francis and Judith McNutt at St. Edward the Confessor Faith Formation Center, Clifton Park Center, Clifton Park, NY. Session I takes place on Thursdays, beginning May 3 - May 31 from 7-9 PM. Session II takes place on Thursdays beginning Sept. 6 - Oct. 4 from 7 to 9 PM. This course consists of 10 video teachings presented in two 5week sessions followed by discussion. This is practical workshop experience in praying for healing. Course topics include types of healing: physical healing, inner healing, forgiveness prayers, prayer ministry, and other topics. Total cost for both sessions is $35. Due to the nature of the program, you must enroll for BOTH Sessions. Registration will close on April 15. Send your check for $35 payable to DSC, PO Box 38, Clifton Park, NY 12065. For further info, call 371-7911 or 237-7391. ******************************************************* THIS WEEK: Pastoral Care Volunteers
Coordinator: Brian Evers E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For your Safety and Protection Please remember to lock your car doors before coming into Church. Most unfortunately, even with locked cars, there have been some incidents in the parking lot during Masses. Anything such as GPS systems, cell phones, ipads, your E-Z Pass and your garage door openers should not be visible in your cars, not to mention other valuables such as wallets, purses and handbags. Thank you for your ongoing attention to this.
“Caring with the Heart of Christ: Pastoral Care for those with Memory Loss”, a Bread and Soup Luncheon for Colonie Area Pastoral Care Ministers, will be held this Thursday April 26th, 2012 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Social Hall at Christ Our Light Church, Loudonville. The luncheon will also include a presentation by Diane Van Dusen, Manager of Clinical Dementia Services at the Eddy Alzheimer’s Services. Ms. Van Dusen participated in the Medical Mission that traveled to Ghana in 2009 to help improve the lives of memory impaired elders and their caregivers. The program is for those involved in Pastoral Care Ministry, those wishing to volunteer in this ministry and those seeking to know more. All are welcome! There is no cost. However, reservations are necessary; please call Jeanne Pitkin at 462-1336 by Wednesday April 18th. The luncheon is being sponsored by the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese Colonie Pastoral Care Planning Committee.
PASTORAL CARE “And he said to them, ‘Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.’” + Today’s responsorial psalm questions, “What can bring us happiness?” (Ps. 4) The gospel relates, following the resurrection, numerous occasions that brought joy to the disciples. Jesus reveals himself unexpectedly to two travelers as they shared a meal and later to the whole group as they huddled in the upper room. Amidst fear, confusion, and bewilderment Jesus appears bringing “peace” and the challenge to live as witnesses of God’s salvation. As we continue to celebrate Easter it is time to look at the way we live as a Resurrection People. Are we still weeping at the Christ’s cross or are we living as a people forgiven, and redeemed? Are we joy-filled? Do we rejoice knowing our own personal crosses will eventually pass? Have we received Christ’s peace and totally rely on and trust in our God? Christ has given us the gift! Will we reach out and accept it and live as joyful “witnesses of these things”? O Risen One, Enter our lives and Bring Us Your Peace and Joy! MINISTERS OF PRAYER: In APRIL please pray THAT WE MAY HEAR CHRIST’S CALL AND FOLLOW HIM TO BECOME A SIGN OF HOPE FOR OUR WORLD. Good News: Thank you to the third grade classes of St. Pius X School who made and donated Easter gift bags for our parishioners and family members residing in nursing homes. Your gifts of note pads and flower pens, lotion, tissues, soaps, and candy brightened many hearts with Easter Joy! Thank You for your kindness. From the Consultation Center: Polarity and Civility, a panel discussion with Bishop Howard Hubbard, Sr. Lynn Levo, Alice Green, and Luke Schmonsky will be held Thursday April 26th, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at the Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary on the College of St. Rose campus. Registration appreciated 489-4431. Free will offering! How to Be With the Dying with Rev. John Malecki will be held on Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Teresian House. Cost: $10. Aging Gracefully with Constance Messitt, CSJ will be held Thursday May 3rd, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Pastoral Center. Cost: $10 ($12 after 4/26) For more information call 489-4431. Our Women’s Scripture Study/Faith Sharing Group will meet this Wednesday April 25th, 2012. We will explore Women of the Bible. This week’s theme is Mary and Martha of Bethany (Luke 10, John 11-12). If you are interested in joining us on Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30, please call the Pastoral Care Office at 462-1336.
At the Dominican Retreat & Conference Center: Breakfast with the Saints: Our Lady of Czestochowa with Sr. Sue Zemgulis, OP will be held Tuesday April 24h, 2012 from 10 to 11:30 AM. Cost: $15 per session. Breakfast with the Saints: St. Margaret of Scotland with Ceil Amendolia will be held Tuesday May 1st, 2012 from 10 to 11:30 AM. Cost: $15 per session. Our Journey Toward God Has Just Begun, A 12 Step Retreat for Men and Women with Fr. Gerard O’Brien, CSJ will be held Friday May 4th to Sunday May 6th, 2012 Cost: $195 ($180 for seniors). For more information & to register call 393-4169. Pastoral Care Training will be offered as part of Spring Enrichment again this year. Check out the Pastoral Care Courses from Monday May 14th to Thursday May 17th listed in this week’s Evangelist. They follow the theme, “The Heart of Christ”, and are designed for those inexperienced as well as those looking for enrichment in this ministry. Course D09: “Pastoral Visitation to the Mentally Ill”; Course E08: “Helping Children and Teens Work through Grief”; Course F11: “Dementia and the Pastoral Visit”; Course I08: “The Afterlife”; and Course L10 “Pastoral Role of the Minister of the Eucharist.” To enroll use the enrollment forms printed in the March 14,2012 issue of the Evangelist, found on line at www.rcda.org, or call the OECFL Office at 453-6630 for info. ARE YOU MISSING A DECEASED PARENT ON MOTHER’S OR FATHER’S DAY? Remember them with us on Friday Evening May 18th, 2012. The St. Pius X Bereavement Committee is hosting an Evening of Prayer and Reflection for Grieving Sons and Daughters. You are invited to join the parish in Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM in the chapel. (You may wish to arrive at 6:45 PM or earlier for Eucharistic Adoration.) Following Evening Prayer there will be a Scriptural Reflection, brief sharing, reflection time and refreshments and fellowship. Please feel free to bring any friends. They need not be members of St. Pius X to attend. You may call Jeanne Pitkin at 4621336 for more information. Eddy Lifeline is offering FREE installations during the entire month of April. Call the Eddy at 833-1040. (St. Peter and Seton Health Lifeline are part of the Eddy Lifeline.) The Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Inc. is looking for Peer Outreach Volunteers to meet with nursing home residents and provide them with objective information on community and home based services. Volunteers can be part of the disability and/or aging community. Training and mileage reimbursement are provided. Call Carrie Snyder Project Coordinator at 274-0701. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group – 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 9:30 to 11 AM at 4 West Plaza, Suite 405 Washington Avenue Ext. For more information or to register call Jamie Mitchell at 438-2217 Ext. 209. MOBILE PHONE: Millions of working cell phones tossed each year in favor of newer models end up polluting our landfills or idling in our drawers. Flipswap will give you cash for your phone and keep it out of the trash by reselling or safely recycling it. They’ll also plant a tree for every phone recycled. Print out a free shipping label at greenphone.com
Family Perspectives by Bud Ozar: The apostles were afraid of St. Pius X Parishioner Bus Trip Jesus until he ate with them and they touched him. In your famA Family Event ily the ordinary acts of eating together, touching, embracing not New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies only confirm our love for each other, but also celebrate God’s Thursday, August 23rd presence in your family. These ‘ordinary’ moments contain the Take your family out to a big league ‘Extraordinary.” ballgame on the afternoon of Thursday, *************************************************** August 23rd at Citi Field. The Mets will We respectfully remind everyone to observe the be playing the Rockies at 1:05. The bus No parking areas on the parish grounds. These will leave promptly at 7:30 am from the areas provide for everyone’s safety, and in case of St. Pius School parking lot and will reemergency they provide access for emergency turn at 8:00 pm. vehicles. Also, please park only within the lines designated as parking spaces. Areas outside of The price for the tickets this year will be $56.00 per person. The those lines are for emergency access. Thank you. price includes bus transportation, admission, a light breakfast *************************************************** and a sandwich lunch at the stadium parking lot. Bus seating is limited to and reservations will only be confirmed upon receipt of your payment. To make reservations, please call Frank and Desserts!! Desserts!! Desserts!! Stephanie Brennan at 452-0792. As in the past, don’t hesitate Please join us on Tuesday, May 8th or it will be too late! from 6:30-8:30 in the Parish Center PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this event, we have for our Ministry Appreciation Night. been unable to include many parish families each year. To adThis is an informal evening to thank dress this concern, we are limiting the event to registered parishall those who volunteer in any caioners and their family members. One guest (non-parishioner) pacity within our parish. Deliwill be allowed to accommodate parishioners that otherwise cious desserts and fellowship are all part of this fun evening. If you can join us, please RSVP by May would be going to the game alone. If there are any remaining 6th to Jackie DeSanti at 459-4519 or email@example.com, tickets, we’ll gladly include non-parishioners. Sue Krosky at 783-6755 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Marlene *************************************************** Papa at 459-9182or apapa@nycap,rr.com. Hope to see you "CHANGE FOR CHANGE" COIN DRIVE there! THANK YOU.... THANK YOU.....THANK YOU A WEEKEND OF INSPIRATION AND ENRICHMENT Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2012 Fee: $20.00 for each day (includes lunch) Carondelet Hospitality Center St. Joseph's Provincial House 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road Latham, New York 12110
We held our breaths as the weekend masses began...would people remember their "change for change" coin containers? And remember you did! All weekend long, our hearts were warmed as a steady parade of containers flowed in. In spite of leading very busy lives, you took the time to think of Haiti's poor children and in your kindness, over $27,000 was raised that directly goes to the St. Francis Xavier Haitian Orphanage. In one of the containers there was a note from the father of an eight year old who wished to give her birthday money to the children of Haiti. She expressed that they needed it more than she did.
Saturday, April 28 "Experiencing God" presented by the Spirituality Committee Sunday, April 29 "Awakening the Dreamer; Changing the Dream" presented by the Home/Land Committee
On behalf of the St. Francis Xavier Haitian Orphanage Foundation, we wish to thank the St. Pius X Orphanage Committee who worked very diligently on this project. Our parishioners, religious education families, St. Pius X staff, outside businesses, individuals, churches, schools and organizations all helped us to go beyond our goal. We appreciate all the families and individuals that helped us with the counting along with SEFCU and Info Label who donated their services.
St Pius X PEP Group Luncheon Thursday, May 3 The next luncheon to be held by the St. Pius X PEP Group will be on Thursday, May 3rd.at Chili’s Restaurant on Wolf Road. The group will meet at 1:00 pm. New members are invited and encouraged to join us for what will be a great gathering of good folks and fine food. For more information please call Margaret Charron at 783 -6242. Hope to see you there.
Your "change" truly will change the lives of ten very special Haitian children who continue to be provided for because of your exceptional generosity and caring. We are proud to be part of this amazing parish community! ***************************************************
PARISH WEEKLY CALENDAR DAY
APRIL 23– APRIL 29 Mon
6:30 Nancy Nigro req. Missy & Ted David 9:00 Louis Pesnicak req. Marion Peters Rita Fino req. Diane & Jerry Forenzo Nancy Nigro req. Martha Galloway
6:30 Ann Montgomery req. Missy & Ted David 9:00 Betty Clemente req. Evelyn Prime Rita Fino req. Barry & Marge Manning Patrick Amodeo req. Jane & Jim Ryan 7:00 Helen Fitzgerald req. St. Pius X Choir Edward Malone req. Janet E. Hans & Family
6:30 Barry Trotter req. Missy & Ted David 9:00 Anthony Tulio req. His Family Frank & Rena Vatrano req. The Family Chris Miller req. Tori’s Mom & Dad
Thurs 6:30 Pablo Ortiz req. Missy & Ted David
9:00 Frances Buff req. The Buff Family Philip Rotella req. Dan & Marianne Sleasman Jack & Mimi O’ Higgins req. Dan & Marianne Sleasman
6:30 Kathleen & Jack Duffy req. Their Daughter Elaine Doherty req. Her Sons 9:00 Phil Gara req. The Kisselback Family Nancy Mahar Nigro req. Anne Marie McGuire McGeary Louis Wittig req. Marion Peters 9:00 Rita Fino req. Sister Nora Ann James K. Ryan req. Noreen & Frank Conti Philip Nostramo req. James Ryan III 5:00 Vigil
4/22 Masses 8:00, 10:00 and Noon Sunday School RCIA Hospitality After 8:00 & 10:00 Musical Rehearsal
Church 9:00 am School 11:00 am Conf A P. Hall 4:00 pm P. Hall
4/23 Festival Choir Confirmation Workshop Musical Rehearsal Pack Meeting
6:30 pm 6:30 pm 4:30 pm
Church P. Hall P. Hall
4/24 AA Meeting School Board Finance Mtg. School Board Meeting
5:30 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm
Conf B Conf A Conf B
4/25 Bible Study Musical Rehearsal
10:00 am Conf B 4:30 pm P. Hall
4/26 AA Meeting Adult Choir Boy Scouts
7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Conf B Church P. Hall
4/27 Renew Adoration
7:00 am 9:30 am
Conf B Chapel
Music for Weekend of April 14/15
8:00 am, 10:00 am 12:00 Noon
Eucharistic Ministers & Greeters Team 3
Processional: 545 – Sing to the Mountains Offertory: 545 – Sing to the Mountains Communion: 351 – Eat This Bread Recessional: 602 – I Know that My Redeemer Lives Adult Choir: Journeysong
SERVERS FOR APRIL 28/29 5:00 pm S. VonStetina
F. VonStetina S. Brablc J. Rento
8:00 am S&D Smith Q. Gleason S. Matsen B. Crawley
10:00 am L & Z Geddes R. Roemer K & T Thayer
Noon E. Tebbetts L. Tebbetts M. Bonanni
READINGS FOR APRIL 29, 2012 First Reading: There is no other name under heaven by which we are to be saved than the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene (Acts 4:8-12). Psalm: The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone (Psalm 118). Second Reading: See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God (1 John 3:1-2). Gospel: I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep (John 10:11-18).
Attention !!!! All aspiring musical performers (Grades 3 and up) Join us for our Spring Production of “By the Sea” Rehearsals begin this Sunday and will be held in the Parish Hall Sundays, 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 pm –6:00 pm Performances on Thursday, June 7th and Saturday, June 9th ***************************************************** Hospitality Sunday Please join us for coffee and pastry after the 8:00 and 10:00 am Masses this weekend. If you are new to the Parish, stop by the welcoming table so that we may get to know you.