1 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH th Street ~ Astoria, New York CLERGY Rev. Msgr. Fernando Ferrarese, Pastor Rev. William A. McLaughlin Rev. Liju Augustine Deacon Elkin Tamayo Deacon Francisco Hernandez In Residence Rev. Msgr. Charles Patrick Boccio, Pastor Emeritus Rev. Msgr. Vincent Fullam MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Evening 5:00 PM Vigil Mass Sunday 7:00 AM (Mass without music) 9:00 AM (Family Mass) 9:00 AM (Mass in Italian Lower Church) 10:30 AM (Mass with Choir) 12:00 PM (Mass in Spanish) 12:00 PM (Mass with the Youth in Lower Church) 1:30 PM (Mass with Contemporary Music) Weekday 7:00, 9:00 AM & 12:00 Noon Holydays Consult the bulletin Miraculous Medal Novena Monday after the 9:00 AM Mass Monday Evening at 5:00 P.M. SACRAMENTS Confessions English, Spanish & Italian 4:00 5:00 PM, Saturday Baptisms Baptisms are celebrated monthly. Parents should call the rectory for an appointment. Sick Calls Anytime. Call the rectory. Arrange Communion calls by phoning the rectory. Marriages Be sure to notify the rectory at least six (6) months before the marriage date. Parish School Principal Religious Education Office The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Soul s Day) November 2, 2014 If we have died with Christ, we believe shall also live with Him. -Romans 6:8 RECTORY OFFICE Phone: Fax: Office Hours Monday Friday 9:00 AM 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 8:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Sunday: Office is closed Human Services Office Youth Ministry Office Ms. Eileen Harnischfeger Mrs. Marylyn Crum org Sr. Bridget McGettigan, SUSC Michael Meloni org
2 SUNDAY - November 2 All Souls 7:00 a.m. Sofia Marin 9:00 a.m. Salvatore & Marianna Cala 10:30 a.m. Michael Manniello 12:00 p.m. Spanish Jose Idelfonso Valencia, Luis Enrique Vegara y Ciara Rosa Bermudez 1:30 p.m. Angela & Costantino Sferrazza Lower Church: 9:00 a.m. Italian Giovanna & Luca Conte 12 Noon Jose A. Sanchez MONDAY- November 3 7:00 a.m. Edward & Mary Casey Family 9:00 a.m. Flor H. Torres & Lazaro Hernandez Arevalo 12 Noon Angelo Catano TUESDAY November 4 7:00 a.m. Pastor Bautista 9:00 a.m. Zupo Family 12 Noon Denise, Blanche & Jesse Smith Lower Church: 9:00 a.m. Italian Carmine & Carmela Giannattasio 12 Noon Edward McCaffrey THE BREAD & WINE is donated this week in loving memory of Margherita & Bernardino Petruso requested by their grandchildren. THE CANDLES AT THE ALTAR are donated this week in loving memory of Didier Martin requested by his parents and family. SANCTUARY LAMP #1 is donated this week in loving memory of Nunziata & Antonio DiMonte requested by their grandchildren. SANCTUARY LAMP #2 is donated this week in loving memory of Margherita & Bernardino Petruso requested by their grandchildren. THE FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are donated this week in loving memory of Pietro Sbuttoni requested by Anna & Joseph Possavino. WEDNESDAY - November 5 7:00 a.m. Benedetto Zito 9:00 a.m. Le Anime del Purgatorio 12 Noon Patricia O Rourke THURSDAY- November 6 7:00 a.m Valerie Attard & Peter Attard 9:00 a.m. Maureen & Michael McManus 12 Noon Paula Celeste Antos FRIDAY - November 7 7:00 a.m. Lorenzo & Antonia D Addario 9:00 a.m. Souls in Purgatory 12 Noon Diane Stafford SATURDAY - November 8 7:00 a.m. Carlo D Angelo 9:00 a.m. Ruth Magdalena Matute 12 Noon Marianne Sultana 5:00 p.m. Purgatorial Society SUNDAY - November 9 7:00 a.m. Living & Deceased Parishioners 9:00 a.m. Lucy & Joseph Lesica 10:30 a.m. Laura Filagrossi 12:00 p.m. Spanish Jose Idelfonso Valencia, Ines Valencia y Guillermo Valencia 1:30 p.m. Salvatore Cantinella Please pray for the recently deceased Patrick McQuaid Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them PLEASE KEEP THEM IN YOUR PRAYER COLLECTION: Weekend of: October 25/26 Collection Amt: $10, Attendance: 1,836 Per Capita: $5.46 ALL SOULS ENVELOPES All Souls Day envelopes have been placed around the church for those who wish to enroll their deceased loved ones so they may be remembered at all Masses offered in our parish during the month of November.
3 REQUEST FROM FOOD PANTRY ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Our Food Pantry has been working very successfully thanks to your generosity. But right now we are very much in need of CERTAIN ITEMS. We need: Pasta, tomato sauce, Peanut Butter, Jelly, canned fruit, canned soup, cookies and crackers. Please bring only these items and place them in the box as you enter Church. Thank you. CONGRATULATIONS! This past weekend October 25, 2014 Msgr. Ferrarese, Fr. Liju, Deacon Elkin Tamayo and Deacon Francisco Hernandez Baptized into our parish family: Kyla Diana Byrnes Gabriela Garcia-Frey Lea Mei MacPherson Dilan Alexey Rosa Jake Michael Windisch We pray that God will bestow many blessings on these families as they continue to grow in their faith. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS C&B RAFFLE SALE TODAY K of C Immaculate Conception Council thanks you for your support during last weekend's Charitable & Benevolent Raffle Sale. This weekend, Nov 1 and 2, we will again sell raffle tickets at the Grotto entrance of the church after all Masses. A $1 raffle ticket can win you the $25,000 Grand Prize or one of a dozen other prizes ($50,000 total). Some of the charities which this raffle supports locally and throughout NY State are Catholic school scholarships, Special Olympics, Disaster Relief (including Sandy relief), Sisters of Life and other Pro Life activities, Calvary Hospital, Seminarians, Coats for Kids, and Catholic television, among others. Please support the charities of the Knights of Columbus! A TOWER OF FAITH: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH ASTORIA: THE NINTH DECADE: Having served as Pastor since 1986, Monsignor Charles P. Boccio retired in January, To his delight, Monsignor Fernando Ferrarese, an altar server at Msgr. Boccio's first Mass, was appointed as his successor! On April 5, 2008, Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio installed Monsignor Ferrarese as the Sixth Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish. With Monsignor Ferrarese s installation more positive changes have come to Immaculate Conception Parish. As guided by The New Evangelization Process, Immaculate Conception Church of Astoria created its Parish Council in June The process was welcomed by the parish and this was evidenced by our total commitment to all phases of the Plan: the discernment process, one-on-one interviews, orientation session, parish assembly, implementer selection, and the successful realization of action steps such as Youth 2000, which was a resounding achievement. In March, 2010 The Youth 2000 Weekend Retreat was held at Immaculate Conception School. Facilitated by The Friars of Renewal, over 200 youth participated in this event. The parish support was tremendous and wellcoordinated. From this event, a core group which is currently part of The Immaculate Conception Youth Council emerged. A weekly Youth Mass is now celebrated each Sunday at Noon in The Lower Church. Adult Faith Formation has become a priority. After a series of information sessions, parishioners of Immaculate Conception were invited to join The Pastoral Institute Lay Ministry Program. A three-year program that prepares pastoral leaders to serve as volunteer team members or coordinators for a particular ministry. Classes in English and Spanish start each September at locations throughout the Diocese. From Autumn 2010 until Spring 2012, The Pastoral Lay Ministry Program was held in The Nazareth Center. Several parishioners of Immaculate Conception Parish have been commissioned as Lay Pastoral Leaders and now serve the Church in many diverse roles including RCIA team members, youth ministers, coordinators of parish outreach, bereavement ministers, communications, and many other positions. Open to all, the annual free Fall and Spring Film Festivals draw many visitors to our parish. Sponsored by both The Sacred Heart Institute and The Office of Faith Formation, Catholic educators and members of the clergy earn academic credits by attending these film festivals. Also, in the Spirit of Ecumenism, informative lecture series have been held by recognized theologians sharing their knowledge of Judaism, Islam and Orthodox faiths.
4 Our expanded Music Ministry now includes The St. Cecilia Consortium which provides opportunities for the different choirs of Immaculate Conception to produce musical experiences on a larger integrated scale. The Dorothy Day Social Action Group works with Faith in New York, an interfaith organization, to address community issues and concerns. Multi-cultural and diverse! Immaculate Conception Parish continues to maintain the vibrancy of an active, thriving Roman Catholic Community. We are looking forward to our future with bright hope and expectancy. As proclaimed in our Parish Mission Statement, "Following the example of Mary, our patroness, we hope to grow in peace and unity, strengthen the bonds which unite us and proclaim the kingdom of God in all that we do." UNA TORRE DE FE: INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN, ASTORIA: NOVENA DECADA Después de haber servido como Pastor desde 1986, monseñor Charles P. Boccio se retiró en Enero del Para su deleite, monseñor Fernando Ferrarese, quien sirvió como monaguillo en la primera misa celebrada por monseñor Boccio, fue nombrado como su sucesor. El 5 de abril del 2008 el obispo Nicholas Di Marzio instaló a monseñor Fernando Ferrarese como el sexto pastor de Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción. Con la llegada de monseñor Ferrarese más cambios positivos se han llevado a cabo en la parroquia. Guiada por el proceso de la Nueva Evangelización, la iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción creó su propio Consejo Parroquial en junio del Este proceso fue bien recibido por la comunidad parroquial y es una evidencia del compromiso total con todas las fases del plan: Proceso de discernimiento, entrevistas uno a uno, sesión de orientación, asamblea parroquial, implementación de selección y la exitosa realización de estos pasos, tales como Juventud 2000, que fue un éxito rotundo. En marzo del 2010, se celebró en el colegio el retiro de fin de semana Juventud 2000, facilitado por los Frailes de la Renovación, contando con la participación de más de 200 jóvenes en el evento. El apoyo de la comunidad parroquial fue tremendo y muy bien coordinado. A partir de entonces, se formó un grupo central que es actualmente parte del consejo del grupo de jóvenes y fue así como surgió la creación de la misa de jóvenes que se celebra cada domingo a las 12:00 p.m. en la iglesia de abajo. La formación de Fe para los adultos se ha convertido en una prioridad. Después de una serie de sesiones informativas, se invito a los feligreses a unirse al programa del Instituto Pastoral de Ministros Laicos. Es un programa de tres años que prepara líderes pastorales para servir como miembros voluntarios o como coordinadores en un ministerio particular. Las clases son impartidas en inglés y en español y comienzan el mes de septiembre en diferentes lugares de la diócesis. Desde el otoño del 2010 hasta la primavera del 2012 el programa fue impartido en el Nazareth Center. Varios feligreses de la parroquia han sido comisionados como ministros laicos y lideres y ahora sirven en la iglesia en diferentes roles como RCIA, ministros de jóvenes, coordinadores de alcance social, ministros de duelo, de comunicaciones y muchas otras posiciones. Abierto a todo público, los festivales de cine de otoño y primavera han atraído muchos visitantes a nuestra parroquia. Patrocinados por The Sacred Heart Institute y por The Office of Faith Formation, educadores católicos y miembros del clero pueden obtener créditos académicos por asistir a estos festivales de cine. También en el espíritu de ecumenismo, se ha celebrado una serie de conferencias informativas por teólogos reconocidos que comparten sus conocimientos sobre temas como judaísmo, islam y religiones ortodoxas. Nuestro amplio ministerio de música ahora incluye el Consorcio Santa Cecilia que ofrece oportunidades para que los diferentes coros de la iglesia puedan producir una experiencia musical integrada. El grupo Dorothy Day Social Action Group trabaja con el grupo Faith in New York, una organización inter-fe que vela por los problemas y preocupaciones de la comunidad. Nuestra multicultural y diversa comunidad parroquial mantiene la vitalidad de una comunidad católica activa. Vemos hacia adelante nuestro futuro con gran esperanza y muchas expectativas. Tal como se proclama en nuestra Misión Pastoral Siguiendo el ejemplo de María, nuestra patrona, esperamos crecer en paz y unidad, fortalecer los lazos que nos unen y proclamar el reino de Dios en todo lo que hacemos. THIS WEEK S TRIVIA QUESTION When was the construction of the Church s current building fully completed? LAST WEEK S ANSWER What is found in the yard on the Chapel side of the Church? The Grotto dedicated to Our Lady and St. Bernadette is located in the yard. It was erected in 1934 by Fr. Higgins in memory of his father.
5 THANKSGIVING FOOD COLLECTION Thanksgiving is a very special time for each of us as we celebrate and give thanks to God for family, friends and the many blessings we share. Each year we have our parish food drive to re-stock the shelves for the St. Vincent de Paul pantry. Thanks to your generosity we have a good supply to meet the needs of those who come. Please bring only non-perishable food to the Mass you attend and place it in the boxes provided. What to bring? Canned Food - soup, tuna, cranberry sauce, vegetables, yams, tomato sauce and gravy. Packaged Food Pasta, rice, stuffing When? Sunday, November 9 Sunday, November 16 MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS The Filipino Apostolate of the Immaculate Conception Church Parish would like to extend an invitation to the celebration of their monthly Filipino Mass on Saturday, November 8, at 7:00 pm in the Main Church. Fellowship follows thereafter at the Higgins Hall. Filipino Mass is observed every second Saturday of the month at 7:00 pm, as well as nine days of Simbang Gabi evening novena masses before Christmas. Please watch for further announcements in the Bulletin. A PRAYER FOR ALL SOULS This revered feast lifts up prayers for the deceased. We and they are one living family, united by faith. We express thanks for their lives. We pledge them our continuing love. We voice our desire to be reunited with them. We speak to God of our hopes for their eternal future. We ask that the power of Jesus' resurrection be fully realized in their lives. O God, Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of our departed loved ones, the remission of all their sins, that by means of our pious application, they may obtain the joys of heaven, which they have earnestly desired. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. ALL PACKAGES SHOULD BE NEW AND SEALED!!! Our children at Immaculate Conception School and CCD (Religious Education) Program will be participating in this food drive by bringing certain items to school. God bless your generosity and cooperation. NIGHT AT THE RACE Immaculate Conception Knights of Columbus Council #11449 will be hosting their Annual "Night at the Races" on Saturday, November 22 in the school hall. Admission is $20 and includes food, snacks, coffee & Cake and a $2.00 voucher which may be used towards a race of your choice. Cash bar for beer and wine. Doors open at 5:45 P.M. Post time is 6:30 p.m. Come early and bring a friend...seating is limited. Lots of new prizes!!! Tickets will be sold at the door. For ticket information or to reserve a table, please call Frank at Admission is limited to 18 years and older. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING The next meeting of Immaculate Conception Council is on Wednesday November 7:30 pm in Lyons Hall. All members are welcome!
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