1 Roman Catholic Church of Saint Sebastian Rev. Kevin P. Abels, Pastor PAROCHIAL VICARS Rev. Carlos C. Velásquez Rev. Rodnev Lapommeray Rev. Thaddeus J. Abraham, SIOL DEACONS Deacon Stephen T. Damato Deacon Jorge E. Castillo Roosevelt Avenue Woodside, New York Rectory Street / 3 Fax saintsebastianchurch.org SCHOOL Ms JoAnn Dolan, Principal Street Fax Tuition Office St. Sebastian School is a Catholic School of Excellence serving the parishes of St. Mary (Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians), Queen of Angels & St. Sebastian PASTORAL OUTREACH LANDINGS Ms Sally Steg Williams, Director Street Ext. 143 PARISH CENTER Mr. Harry Connor, Director Parish Center, Building and Grounds th Street FAITH FORMATION Ms Sonia Casanova, Director Street Ext. 145 MUSIC MINISTRY Scott Battaglia Director of Music MISSION STATEMENT Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest Mt 11:28 We, the parish community of St. Sebastian, for over 100 years have celebrated our common faith and ethnic diversity and have lived the Gospel in Woodside. United in the Holy Spirit, in prayer, and nourished by the Eucharist, we serve others as we foster the love and truth which Jesus Christ teaches. Building on what has gone before, through Word and Sacrament, we are committed to Evangelization, Stewardship, and Welcome. In the spirit of Jesus, we seek to put our love into action as we challenge others to join us on our journey of faith. St. Sebastian is part of the Queens North 2 Deanery that includes Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians (St. Mary s), Corpus Christi, Queen of Angels, St. Raphael, and St. Teresa. SUNDAY MASS Saturday 5:00 P.M.; 6:30 P.M. Spanish Sunday 8:00, 9:00, 10:30 A.M., 1:15 and 6:00 P.M. 12 Noon in Spanish Interpreter for the Deaf Community at the 10:30 Mass. HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE Vigil at 7:00 P.M. Holy Day 7:00 A.M., 9:00 A.M., 12 Noon and 7:00 P.M. English & Spanish WEEKDAY MASS Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside 7:00 A.M., 9:00 A.M.; 12 Noon; 7:00 P.M. (Thursday Spanish) SATURDAY MASS Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside 9:00 A.M.; 12 Noon in Spanish SACRAMENT OF PENANCE - CONFESIONES Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:45 P.M., or any time by appointment. The Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside is open daily from 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. for visits to the Blessed Sacrament. BAPTISM - BAUTISMOS English: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 2:00 P.M. Instruction - 2nd Monday, at 7:15 P.M. in the Parish Center. Registration, Monday - Friday (See office hours) Español: 2 y 4 Domingo de cada mes a las 2:00 P.M. Instruccion - Segundo Lunes del mes a las 7:15 P.M., en el Centro Parroquial. Inscripción, Lunes - Viernes (Ver horario de oficina) MARRIAGE - MATRIMONIOS Arrangements to be made with a priest at least six months prior to the wedding. is for Marriage Preparation information. Hablar con el sacerdote seis meses antes. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION and BENEDICTION Every Wednesday & First Friday, in the Chapel, until 7:30 P.M. Sundays from 2:15 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Novena to St. Peregrine, Church ANOINTING OF THE SICK First Saturday of the month during the 9 A.M. Mass. HOLY HOUR First Friday at 7:30 P.M. - Chapel of Our Lady of Woodside. (October June) NOVENAS After the 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon Mass - Monday - Miraculous Medal; Tuesday - St. Anthony; Wednesday - St. Jude; Wednesday, 7:30 P.M. - Our Lady of Perpetual Help; Thursday - St. Anne; Friday - Sacred Heart; Saturday, after 9 AM Mass - St. Sebastian. RECTORY OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Closed 12noon - 2P.M. Re-Open 2:00 to 9:00 P.M. Saturday: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Sunday: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Catholic Cemeteries Information & Availability The Rectory is the home of our Parish Priests. Thank you for respecting their home by observing the office hours. Please call in advance if possible for an appointment with a Priest. Twenty - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 5, 2014
2 MASS INTENTIONS MONDAY, October 6 7:00 AM Sally Folan 9:00 AM Amelia Guglielmetti 12 Noon Anne Lauer 7:00 PM Felizardo Del Pilar TUESDAY, October 7 7:00 AM Freda Stanton 9:00 AM Marian O Neill 12 Noon David Haslach 7:00 PM James McDaniel WEDNESDAY, October 8 7:00 AM Isabel G. Sibug 9:00 AM Victor Jose Cabrera, JR. Cecilia Bautista (Collective) 12 Noon Terence McGarvey, JR 7:00 PM O.L.P.H. Novena / Mass THURSDAY, October 9 7:00 AM People of St. Sebastian 9:00 AM Giuseppe Caruso 12:00 Noon Kresimir Obradovic 7:00 Pm Juan Sosa Ortega FRIDAY, October 10 7:00 AM Elizabeth, Patrick and Terrence Colreavy 9:00 AM Peregrina De Reyes 12:00 Noon Liv. & Dec. Mbrs Leisure Club 7:00 PM Arsenio and Asunción Lecaros SATURDAY, October 11 9:00 AM Rosaria Carollo 12 Noon Antonio De Padua Fernando Guerrero Faizury Galindo Montoya (Collective) 5:00 PM Eleanor, Phil and Gregory Fello 6:30 PM Hermandad del Señor de los Milagros del Conadado de Queens, Inc SUNDAY October 12 8:00 AM Holy Name Society 9:00 AM Timothy J. Fitzgerald 10:30 AM Liv. & Dec. Mbrs. Santo Nino Devotion Group 12 Noon Jose Alix Muñoz 1:15 PM Emiliano T. Masinsin 6:00 PM Thomas Finn, JR. Daily Scripture Readings October 6 / 12 and Mysteries of the Rosary Please pray daily for the safety of our service women and men throughout the world. Monday - Joyful Mysteries St. Bruno, priest; Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, virgin...gal 1:6-12, Lk 10:25-37 Tuesday - Sorrowful Mysteries Our Lady of the Rosary...Gal 1:13-24, Lk 10:38-42 Wednesday - Glorious Mysteries...Gal 2:1-2, 7-14, Lk 11:1-4 Thursday - Mysteries of Light St. Denis, bishop, martyr, and his companions, martyrs; St. John Leonardi, priest...gal 3:1-5, Lk 11:5-13 Friday - Sorrowful Mysteries...Gal 3:7-14, Lk 11:15-26 Saturday - Joyful Mysteries BVM...Gal 3:22-29, Lk 11:27-28 Sunday - Glorious Mysteries...Is 25:6-10a, Mt 22:1-14 Liturgical Schedule for October 11-12, 2014 Eucharistic Ministers 5 pm 1. Maureen Kane 2. Antonio Kayas 3. Marjorie McGreggor 4. Nora Salvador 5. Arleen Somma 6. Rsoemary Sullivan 8 am 1.Jose Emmanuel 2. Erlinda Tremblay 3. Nerissa Espiritu 4. Betty Knapp 9 am 1. Florentino Obleno 2. Marie Sardinha 3. Maria Vargas 4. Lucia Gillen 5. Belinda Sebastian 6. Ernesto Sebastian 10:30 am 1. Diane Wieda 2. Elizabeth Wieda 3. Elizabeth Berry 4. Heather Calia 5. Kevin Calia 6. Patricia Calia 1:15 pm 1. Maureen Fusco 2. Elizabeth Gopinath 3. Dora Ortuno 4. Carmen Rances 5. Raymond Regner 6. Loida Villacampa 6 pm 1. Francisco Añonuevo 2. Virginia De La Rosa 3. Kathy Feeley 4. Arlena D. Cano Lectors 5 pm 1. Carol Woods 2. Rosemary C. Khan 8 am 1. Juliet Sibug 2. Nieves Pili 9 am 1.Daisy Torres 2. Nebiyate Woldemichael 10:30 am 1. Mary T. Waters 2. Cynthia Armada 1:15 pm 1. Ernie Bolamos 2. Jose G. Mercado 6 pm 1. Benedict Joson 2. Belinda Beth Guillena Thank you for your service to our Parish!
3 FR. ABELS COLUMN This weekend you might have noticed a new format to out bulletin. Members of our parish staff that have their own page so they can share with you the many events happening in our parish. In addition to a page being dedicated to our Spanish and Korean Communities, I have added a page for our Filipino Community highlighting upcoming events they are working on. We added 2 additional pages to the bulletin in order to accomplish this. Enjoy! Also, I am happy to announce that our new parish website is finally up and running. You will find information about our staff, programs, parish ministries and even photos that show all the great things happening in our parish. A great feature is being able to access the web site in Korean, Spanish and Tagalog. The website is: saintsebastianwoodside.org. Also, check out our St. Sebastian Facebook page as well! We welcome the Little Sisters of the Poor who are here this weekend asking your help for the wonderful work they do for the elderly poor. I know you will be generous to them as possible. Finally, last Thursday we welcomed Bishop DiMarzio to our parish as he celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation for 89 of our young people in the parish. May the Holy Spirit continue to be a friend to the young people of our Parish! Family Activity with Scripture The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies are designed to be a regular part of family life. Not only do the Weeklies use the Sunday Eucharist and the Gospel as the source of catechesis thirty-two times a year, they also have the students carry that catechesis home. Each weekly lesson is family friendly and parents can easily see and share what their youngsters have learned. Those lessons when shared regularly also lead right back to Sunday Mass and the celebration of the seasons of faith with the community. Please access at phlaum.com Looking Ahead October 12th - Catholic Migration to speak after 10:30 & 12noon Mass, with counselors and lawyers to in School Auditorium. October13th - Columbus Day - Rectory Closed / No 7 PM Mass October 18/19th - Hand Crafting Justice October 19th - Hospitality Sunday after the 8, 9, 10:30 & 12noon School Auditorium October 25th- Parish Center Fundraiser October 26th- Priest Hood Sunday NEW ALTAR SERVER INSTALLATION Congratulations to the boys and girls who were installed last week at the 10:30am Mass as new Altar Servers. Please pray for them as they begin taking an active part in the life of our parish at such a young age. Let us pray that their example will encourage more boys and girls in our parish to serve the Lord and His Church to live out their faith. Thanks for your support Fr. Abels LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR Today Sunday, October 5th, the Litter Sisters will be requesting donations at the doors of the Church. Your gift will help them to provide a loving home atmosphere and quality care to the many who are alone in their old age and whose resources are diminishing. Please be as generous as your means will allow. Father Carlos with the newly installed Altar Servers in the sacristy. SPECIAL COLLECTION Next week there will be a second collection to help St. Sebastian School to continue to be a Catholic School of Excellence for the young people of our parish. Please be as generous as your means allow. Father Abels installing and blessing our new Altar Servers.
4 Catholic Migration Attorneys and counselors from Catholic Migration Services will be present in our parish on October 12th after 10:30 and 12noon Masses (School Auditorium) to provide important information and free legal consultations. CMS assists individuals not only in immigration matters but also in housing and workers rights cases as well. If you have questions about your rights in any of these areas, please take advantage of this opportunity to receive trustworthy and free legal advice from the experienced staff of catholic migration services. If you are unable to attend the information session in our parish, you can make an appointment at CMS Queens or Brooklyn office by calling Brooklyn or Queens. Abogados y asesores de Migración Católica servicios se presentan en nuestra parroquia el 12 de octubre después de las 10:30 y las 12 del mediodía Misas (auditorio de la escuela) para proporcionar información importante y consultas legales gratis. CMS ayuda a las personas no sólo en asuntos de inmigración, sino también en la vivienda y los casos de derechos de los trabajadores también. Si usted tiene preguntas acerca de sus derechos en cualquiera de estas áreas, por favor tome ventaja de esta oportunidad de recibir asesoramiento jurídico confiable y libre del personal experimentado de servicios de migración de católicos. Si usted no puede asistir a la sesión informativa en nuestra parroquia, puede hacer una cita en Queens CMS o la oficina de Brooklyn llamando Brooklyn o Queens. HandCrafting Justice (HCJ) will be coming to share it s mission with parishioners of St. Sebastian Church on Saturday, October 18th & Sunday, October 19th, This fair trade economic justice project of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd will be selling fair trade handcrafts made by women in 20 countries throughout the developing world. Your support of HCJ s partners makes a tremendous difference in their lives, supporting their efforts to live a dignified life and provide food, education and shelter to their families. Please join us in promoting fair trade at this sale, following all Masses. HandCrafting Justice Inc. is a fair trade project partnering with women in 20 developing countries. The mission of HandCrafting Justice is to Market women's handcrafts and raise awareness about the root causes of poverty, gender inequality, and social issues. To learn more and to shop online, please visit FIRST BOOK CLUB MEETING: The first meeting of the St. Sebastian s new book club will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7-8:30pm in the Elizabeth Anne Seton Room in the lower level of the Convent at th St. Times are difficult for many of us due to many life-changing events job loss, health crisis, death of a loved one, aging, etc. It is at these times that we re-examine our lives and our relationship with God. Father Richard Rohr s book, Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, addresses a way for us to move forward at these crossroads. The book may be reserved through the Queens Library system or purchased new or used from or Barnes & Noble. Questions for discussion: 1.Which section of the book touched your spirit? 2. What is your second half of life? 3. What insights will you bring with you on your further journey with God? RSVP by Friday, October 17, 2014 to: or leave a message at: ext Please join us for an enlightening and faith-sharing conversation. To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1...a time to be born Jade Alicia Diaz, Jeremiah Andres Gonzalez, Heidy Rodriguez Ortega, Yarel Rodriguez...a time to be married James McNellis & Roxanna Soto...a time to welcome...a time to be healed Tim Smith, Gail McNellis, John Wieda, Dianne Pond, Rosemary Schelero, Beau Marsh, Pat Marsh, Teofila Montes...a time to die Edward Wallace, Matilda Batalizky James Catenanccio, George Orach, Maximo Ramos.
5 St. Sebastian School A Catholic School of Excellence October Newsletter Happy October everyone! September went by so quickly. We are off to a great start for the school year. Here are some reminders for the month of October. First, many thanks to all of you for a very successful Magazine Drive. It is one of our major fundraisers and I cannot thank you enough for your participation. Thanks to Mrs. O Melia, the volunteer mothers, and our friends from Great American for organizing the sale. Students, parents and teachers are invited to visit the High Schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn to view the facilities and to the programs offered. This can be done by the various Open Houses which most of the schools schedule prior to the for Admission into Catholic High. and faculty members are available during each Open House to answer questions which this may not have Children who are receiving the sacrament of Confirmation must attend a rehearsal with sponsor or parent on Wednesday, October 1 st. We will meet in the Church promptly at 6 PM. All student must be accompanied by an adult. Confirmation is scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd at 5 PM. Congratulations to the Confirmandi as they take this important step on their faith journey. We welcome Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to St. Sebastian Church to lead us in prayer on this special day. The Annual Rosary Rally is scheduled for Thursday, October 9 th. All are welcome to join us as we pray this beautiful prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mother. School is closed on Monday, October 14 3h in observance of Columbus Day. Enjoy the long weekend. Terra Nova testing begins on Tuesday, October 14 th for students in grades 3 through 8. Testing ends on Friday, October 17 th. The annual Candy Drive is scheduled for Thursday, October 16th. Information will be sent home with your child. Thank you in advance for your participation. The Parents Association is planning the annual Halloween Party for students in grades Nursery through 3 scheduled for Friday, October 24 th. More information will be sent home with your child. The school will be closed on Monday, October 27 th. Teachers will attend a Professional Development on that day. Our annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Friday, October 31 st at 1 PM. Let s hope the weather cooperates so children in grades Pre -K through 3 can enjoy the fun! If any school does not have an Open House schedule or if you are unable to visit a school on the date of its Open House, you are to contact the school and set up an to visit the October Thurs. Sat. Thurs. Sat. Sun. Thurs. Sat. Sun. Tues. Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Christ the 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. St. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 10:00 12:30 p.m. St. Agnes 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. St. 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. St. 11:00 St. 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 10:00 Mary 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Bishop 12:30 p.m. - 12:30 St. 12:00 p.m. Bishop 1:00 4:00p.m. Bishop Tour at 7:00 p.m. St. Thank you for your cooperation and support as we work together in the best interest of the children. Sincerely, JoAnn Dolan, Principal St. Sebastian Parents Association November Sat. Wed. January Thurs. February Thurs. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. St. 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. St. Bishop 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. St. 5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Bishop Loughlin The St. Sebastian Parents Association has participated in the Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education Program for many years. The cash returns have been wonderful for the school. If you are interested in participating, just drop your Box tops off at the school office during regular school hours. Box Tops are located on hundreds of products and each Box Top is worth 10 cents! You can visit the website at We are also collecting LABELS FOR EDUCATION. You can learn more about Labels for Education directly from their website Thank you so much for your continued support of our school.
6 Faith Formation I. Religious Education Dear Parents: I look forward to sharing the Catholic faith with you and your child during the months ahead. Please feel free to contact me at any time. My contact information is: Each year, the bishops of the United States determine a theme for the learning year. The theme this year is Teaching about God s Gift of Forgiveness. Your child and I and the rest of the students in the class will often focus on forgiveness. We will talk about offering forgiveness to others, asking for forgiveness to others, asking the forgiveness when we know we have done wrong or hurt another person, and accepting God s unconditional forgiveness. Talk with your child about forgiveness and encourage forgiveness in your family. What you do in the home is the starting place for what the students and I do in the classroom. I look forward to growing in faith with you and your child during the year ahead. Sincerely in Christ, Sonia Casanova Director Religious Education Estimados Padres: Estoy en espera para poder compartir la fe Católica con usted y con su hijo/hija durante los próximos meses. Por favor, siéntase libre de ponerse en contacto conmigo en cualquier momento. Cada ano, Los Obispos de los Estados Unidos determinan un tema para el ano de aprendizaje. El tema de este ano es Enseñanza sobre el Don de Dios, el Perdón. Yo y su hijo/hija y el resto de los estudiantes en la clase se enfocaran a menudo en el perdón. Hablaremos sobre el ofrecer el perdón a otros, pedir el perdón cuando sabemos que hemos hecho el mal o herido a otra persona, y aceptando el perdón incondicional de Dios. Habla con su hijo/hija sobre el perdón y anima al perdón en su familia. Lo que usted hace en su casa es el lugar de donde se empieza lo que los estudiantes y yo haremos en el aula. Estoy en espera para poder crecer en la fe con usted y su hijo/hija durante este próximo ano. Atentamente en Cristo, Sonia Casanova Directora Educación Religiosa II. RCIA Catechist: Sister Nellie Annunciata, m.u.c.p. Adult s English speakers: who need BAPTISM; FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION must attend sessions on SUNDAY afternoon from 1pm to 2:30pm. These classes and sessions regularly take place in the Convent basement. *They will be fully initiated on April 4, 2015 this coming Easter Vigil. Confirmation Classes: will meet every Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on this group at PENTECOST, June 7, Clases en Español: Catequista Sonia Casanova, tel ext Personas ADULTAS que necesiten y quieran el sacramento del BAUTISMO, COMUNION Y CONFIRMACION deben asistir a las sesiones el domingo en la tarde desde la 11 hasta las 12: p en el Convento, Calle 58. Estas personas serán iniciadas el 4 de abril, 2015 en el próximo día de la Vigilia de Resurrección (Easter Vigila). También habrá clases de Confirmación para las personas adultas que deseen el sacramento de la confirmación. Las clases serán en domingo desde las 11am hasta las 12p Las clases comenzaran este Domingo 5 de Octubre en el Convento Calle 58th, POR FAVOR TOQUE EL TIMBRE A LA HORA EXACTA. III. ADULT RCIA Deepen your knowledge of the Catholic Faith: Parishioners are invited to view a new professionally produced video series, which present to adult Catholics the essentials of the Faith. Each session will be a video of approximately 40 minutes followed by a discussion with our Pastor for 20 minutes. Each session is independent. (Session 1) Baptism & Confirmation, Thurs. Oct. 23, 7-8 P.M. (Session 2) The Eucharist, Sun. Oct. 26, 3-4 P.M. (Session 3) A Walk through the Mass, Thurs. Oct. 30, 7-8 P.M. All sessions are in the Parish Center. Information at
7 Pastoral Outreach TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD Ps 34:9 GOD S TEMPLE IS HOLY, AND YOU ARE THAT TEMPLE. 1 Cor. 3:17 Breathe in the Holy Spirit of God. Experience Him in THE FIRST SPIRITUAL EXERCISES Thursday Oct. 9 at 7 pm in the St. Sebastian Parish Center. Theme for the Evening: I See How God Dwells in Me Nearly 500 years ago, St Ignatius of Loyola taught a way of praying that led to an intimate encounter with the Living God. This method became known as The First Spiritual Exercises. These Exercises were created to help a person ask for and receive inner peace and enter into a deeper relationship with God. You too can experience the Lord in this rich and timeless way of praying, sacred listening and spiritual conversation. There are 2 First Spiritual Exercise Events remaining this Fall on Thursdays Oct. 9 and Nov. 13 th. Each has a different theme. You may attend one or both, just RSVP prior to the event by calling X 143. LANDINGS Welcome Returning Catholics We extend a warm invitation to all inactive Catholics to take another look at the Catholic Church through a process called LANDINGS. It is designed to hear your story discuss your concerns, provide information on Catholic teaching and help you explore the possibility of returning to the practice of your Faith. For further information, call the LANDINGS Program at 718/ ext. 143 or complete this form and drop it in the collection basket. LANDINGS Welcome Returning Catholics! Name: Address: Apt. #: City: Zip Code: Phone: (day) Eve. Today s date: Church of St. Sebastian th Street Woodside, NY / ext. 143 Reaching Out to Our Homebound Dear St. Sebastian Parishioners: If you have a loved one, friend or neighbor who is Homebound and would like to receive Holy Communion, have them contact the Rectory at for a priest visit. They will be added to our Homebound List and an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist will be assigned. Homebound parishioners are encouraged to become a part of our Homebound List and receive ongoing visits from a Priest and a Eucharistic Minister. If you have any questions, please call Pastoral Outreach at ext Thank you! Companions on the Journey Has a New Schedule! Our Fall 2014 meetings will be on Thurs. Nov. 6th & Tues. Dec. 9th. Please make a note of the change. Call Pastoral Outreach at X 143 with any questions. (Note: There is no meeting in January.) FOR GOD S TEMPLE IS HOLY, AND YOU ARE THAT TEMPLE. 1 Cor. 3:17 Breathe in the Holy Spirit of God. Experience Him in THE FIRST SPIRITUAL EXERCISES Thursday Oct. 9 at 7 pm in the St. Sebastian Parish Center Theme for the Evening: I See How God Dwells in Me Nearly 500 years ago, St Ignatius of Loyola taught a way of praying that led to an intimate encounter with the Living God. This method became known as The First Spiritual Exercises. These Exercises were created to help a person ask for and receive inner peace and enter into a deeper relationship with God. You too can experience the Lord in this rich and timeless way of praying, sacred listening and spiritual conversation. There are 2 First Spiritual Exercise Events remaining this Fall on Thursdays Oct. 9 and Nov. 13 th. Each has a different theme. You may attend one or both, just RSVP prior to the event by calling X 143.
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9 Comunidad Latino Americana CATEQUESIS DEL PAPA FRANCISCO Eviten lamentos teatrales y recen por quienes de verdad sufren, exhorta el Papa Francisco VATICANO, 30 Sep. 14 / 09:49 am. - El Papa Francisco dedicó su homilía de hoy en la Misa que presidió en la Casa Santa Marta a reflexionar sobre la actitud de algunos que se enojan con Dios ante cosas pequeñitas y deciden, por ejemplo, no volver a Misa; y alentó en cambio a todos a rezar siempre por quienes sufren de verdad como los cristianos perseguidos o los ancianos enfermos. Según señala Radio Vaticano, el Papa centró su homilía en la primera lectura de hoy del libro de Job en la que aparece maldiciendo su vida ante el drama que le ha tocado vivir al perderlo todo, y recordó a los que viven grandes tragedias, como los cristianos expulsados de sus casas a causa de su fe. El Papa recordó que Job fue puesto a prueba. Perdió toda sufamilia; perdió todos sus bienes; perdió la salud y todo su cuerpo se convirtió en una llaga, una llaga asquerosa. En ese momento perdió la paciencia y dijo esas cosas feas. Pero él estaba acostumbrado a hablar con la verdad y esa es la verdad que él siente en aquel momento. También Jeremías usa casi las mismas palabras: Maldito el día en que nací!. Pero este hombre blasfema? Es la pregunta que hago. Este hombre que está solo, así, en ese momento, blasfema?. Continuará en el próximo boletín PASTORAL MATRIMONIAL DEPENDENCIA Cuando un cónyuge necesita ineludiblemente apoyarse todo el tiempo en otro cónyuge, nos hallamos ante el fenómeno de la dependencia que, inequívocamente, denota ausencia de libertad. Dos personas se aman cuando son capaces de vivir la una sin la otra, pero han optado por vivir juntas. Las típicas personas dependientes están siempre mendigando amor. En todo momento sienten que algo les falta. Son incapaces de estar solos. Eternamente insaciables, buscan y buscan apoyo, afecto y seguridad. Todo ello es señal de inmadurez e infantilismo. Infante es aquel ser esencialmente apoyado, para andar, comer, vivir necesita del otro. Adulto en cambio, es aquel ser esencialmente autosuficiente: se basta así mismo, no necesita apoyo de nadie para organizar la vida y la familia. Por otra parte, la personalidad infantil es aquella que se siente plenamente realizada tan sólo con ser amada, como en el caso del niño. Por el contrario, personalidad adulta es aquella que se siente plena siendo amada y amando. Superadultos son aquellos que son capaces de amar sin ser amados. Palabras de Nuestro Diacono: A petición de nuestros hermanos de la comunidad hispana y miembros preocupados, porque el mensaje de Catolicismo llegue a todos, hemos decidido que los talleres de catolicismo se detengan por un momento, para dar la oportunidad que la misa de 7:00pm los jueves crezca. Y luego los retomaremos en Noviembre y Diciembre. Agradezco a aquellos que han estado con nosotros desde las primeras tres sesiones, y por lo que me han dicho ha estado muy interesante y que han aprendido mucho atreves de la música, la fotografía y todo el arte. Aquellos que tengan la oportunidad que adquieran él libro con el mismo nombre Catolicismo del Padre Robert Barron, para poder profundizar más sobre el tema, el libro es un buen acompañante para la series. Dios les bendiga a todos. Recuérdense tenemos misas los sábados a las 6:30pm, domingos a las 12:00 y el Jueves a las 7:00pm LOS ESPERAMOS A TODOS EVENTOS La misa de 12: pm del domingo 12 de octubre será en honor al mes de la Hispanidad como se ha hecho todos los años. El domingo pasado después de la misa de 12 pm se dió comienzo a los talleres de la Pastoral Familiar con el tema: Inmigración. Felicitamos a todas la personas que asistieron y nos alegramos que hayan recibido respuesta a todas sus preguntas. El domingo 26 de octubre, después de la misa de 12pm tendremos el Segundo taller de la Pastoral Familiar con el tema: Obamacare. Esperamos su asistencia. Las clases de Inglés empezaron el viernes 3 de octubre con un gran número de estudiantes. Les deseamos muchos éxitos!
11 Filipino Community Looking Ahead December 15-23: Simbang Gabi at 7PM (Church) January 9-17: Señor Santo Nino de Cebu Mass 7 PM / Novena at 7:30 January 18: Señor Santo Nino de Cebu Mass 3PM Special Thanks to the Spirit of the Lord for St. Sebastian Charismatic Prayer Community for the work that went into the celebration of San Lorenzo Luis. A great time was celebrated by all Line Dance Ministry Every Saturday the Line Dance Ministry invites all parishioners incoorperation with our Filipino Community, to attend Zumba, 7:30 8:30 PM, followed by Line Dancing. ( $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children)