1 Saint Brigid I would like the people of heaven in my house....saint Brigid The Parish Family of Welcome! Bienvenidos Byenveni Benvenuto Failte Mabuhay s ~ June 29, 2014 Our parish church is open Monday thru Fridays from 6:30 am to 9 pm, Saturdays from 8:30 am to 9 pm, Sundays from 6:30 am to 5 pm. Come visit for mass, for quiet prayer, for a break from the busy-ness of life to spend time with God. Feel free to inscribe your intentions on the Wall of Remembrance located by the Blessed Sacrament altar. FAX: s 75 Post Avenue v Westbury v NY v v ` ~ In any language, our goal is the same: To offer a genuine welcome to all who come, whether their visit lasts a few minutes or a lifetime. Our parish family invites you to participate in all our spiritual and social activities. We hope you'll join us in reaching out to those in need and being advocates for justice and channels of God's peace. Church Hours Parish Center Hours The Father Schaefer Parish Center is located across the street from the church and is open Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am to 9 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. You can call at any time to leave a voice mail for any of our staff, contact a priest in the event of an emergency, listen for mass schedules, or receive other important information by simply following the instructions on the automatic phone system. Our staff are always delighted to see you for any reason. Please feel free to contact them. We encourage you to visit our website at: Celebrate the Lord's Day with Eucharist: v Saturday Eve: 5 pm (English) 7 pm (Spanish) Sundays: 7 am (English) 8:30 am (Italian) 9:15 am (English/ Chapel) 10 am (Family Mass) 10:45 am (Spanish/Chapel) 11:30 am (English) 12:15 pm (Spanish/Chapel) 2:30 pm (Kreyol) 6 pm (English/Chapel) Monday thru Friday: 7 am, 9 am & 12:10 pm Saturday: 9 am The 9 am mass on Saturday is offered for all who have requested the prayers of the community and are enrolled in the Novena of Our Lady of Westbury. Enrollment cards for the living and the deceased are available in the Parish Center. Sacrament of Reconciliation Monday thru Friday: after the 12:10 pm mass Saturday: 4-4:45 pm Other Opportunities for Prayer The Rosary is prayed after each of the weekday masses. Charismatic Prayer Meeting Tuesday: 8 pm Our Lady's Chapel (Spanish) 7:30 pm - Library (English) Second Saturday - Haitian Community - Church 8:30 to 11 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday: 12:30 4 pm Información en español al dorso.
2 life at Saint Brigid s We... Celebrate Baptism Baptism for infants is celebrated in English on the first three Sundays at 1 pm; in Spanish on the last Sunday of the Month at 1 pm; in Kreyol on the 3rd Saturday at 1 pm; and in Italian at the Sunday Italian Mass. Parents attend a preparation session on the first Monday of the month from 8 to 9:30 pm in the church. Please call the Parish Center ( ext 333) at least six weeks in advance. Coordinators of the preparation program are John & Edna Abdale and Deacon Frank and Maureen Pesce ( ). Adults and children who are old enough to understand are welcomed into the church through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. There is a process that prepares people to be initiated into the church through these Easter sacraments. Parents with older children are invited to call Sister Ann Horn ( ). Adults are invited to speak with any of the priests about their journey toward baptism. Celebrate God s Forgiveness The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is celebrated after the 12:10 pm mass Monday thru- Friday and on Saturday from 4-4:45 pm. Please feel free to make an appointment with one of the priests at any other time. Feed Our Hungry Family Our Parish Outreach Food Pantry ( ext. 327) serves 600 families per month. Donations of nutritious foods are always welcomed at the Outreach Office. Please bring a food offering to mass each Sunday. Celebrate Marriage We love celebrating marriages and preparing people for this sacrament. Due to the many parishioners who seek to get married at St. Brigid's and the busy weekend mass & Baptism schedule, we regret that we cannot honor requests for weddings for non-parishioners. Please call the Parish Center ( ext 333) at least six months in advance to make arrangements for a meeting with a deacon or priest and for the Parish In-home Pre-Cana Program. The coordinators are Mary & Peter Kahl - ( ). Minister to the Sick & Homebound Our parish family participates compassionately in the healing mission of Jesus Christ. Anyone who is not able to attend Mass because of frailty, chronic or temporary illness, or admission to hospice can have Holy Communion brought to them at home on a regular basis. Please call for the pastoral care of our sick and homebound parishioners. Communal celebrations of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick take place when noted in the bulletin. Individual reception of this sacrament prior to surgery or treatment can be arranged before or after any Mass with the priest. If you are hospitalized and want to see a chaplain and receive the sacraments during your stay, please indicate your religion and request upon admission. If you want the parish to pray for you while you are hospitalized or sick at home, please call the receptionist at the parish center. Please remember that federal law prohibits healthcare providers from disclosing any information regarding your health without your written permission. Minister to the Bereaved We reach out to those who have suffered the death of a loved one. Rosemary Fischer ( ) coordinates our Bereavement Ministry throughout the year. We also offer occasional Bereavement Workshops with Dr. Lou Sabatini. Call ext. 333 for details. St. Brigid s Attic Thrift Shop Our Thrift Shop ( ) accepts/sells good used clothing, furniture, household articles and bric-a-brac at affordable prices. Millie Lopez at ( ) coordinates the Thrift Shop at 178 Post Ave. We're open Monday thru Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.
3 St. Brigid Mary of the Gael was born in the mid-fifth century, is buried at Downpatrick beside St. Patrick and St. Colmcille. Brigid built the first Irish Convent beside a giant oak tree-this place became known as the Church of the Oak (Cill Dara) or Kildare as it is known today. Brigid was the daughter of a pagan chieftain-a stubborn unbeliever. Before his death, Brigid sat by him in prayer, and whiled away the time weaving the first St. Brigid s Cross from the rushes strewn about the floor. Her father, seeing the Cross asked her to explain its meaning and was so overwhelmed, became a Christian before his death. The St. Brigid s Cross, believed to protect the home and animals from evil and want, is placed in cottages on her feast day, February 1st, the day on which she died about 524 A.D. Care for our Sisters & Brothers St. Brigid's Parish puts into practice the words of Jesus: "Whatever you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, you do for me" (Matthew 25:40). Joan Echausse is the Director of Parish Outreach ( ext 308). The Parish Outreach Office (ext. 327) is located in the lower level of the rectory (50 Post Ave). St. Brigid's Well (ext. 361) serves our sisters and brothers in the New Cassel area. Sister Liz Gill & Sister Julie Thompson coordinate the Ministry of Winter Grace and Kathy Battistini and Barbara Fleming coordinate Senior Connections. Yanira Chacon-Lopez (ext. 362) coordinates Casa Mary Johanna which provides immigration counseling and other support in the Hispanic Community, Educate Adults and Our Children Religious Education Program: We share the Good News with children, teens, their parents and other interested adults. We offer specific processes for children and teens preparing for the sacraments including Baptism for older children, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation at age appropriate levels and older. We provide liturgical religious formation for children in public school Pre-K through high school, as well as catechist training. Parent Programs will update parents about what their children are learning on an adult level, opportunities for service and various liturgical experiences. Log on to for curriculum info. Other adult religious education programs will be available for an interested adult in the parish. Our Religious Education Office is located in St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School, 101 Maple Ave., Westbury, NY Phone: , ext Directors: Sr. Ann Horn. OP, Socorro Moreno, Meg Westfall. Vincent Buzzeo is the Coordinator of our Youth Program. Saint Brigid / Our Lady of Hope Regional School: Our Regional School offers an excellent education in the spirit of the Gospel for children from Nursery to 8th Grade. Students are prepared for the Sacraments of Penance, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. Liturgies and Prayer Services are celebrated throughout the school year. Programs are offered for a wide range of student needs and interests. Academic Intervention Services are offered as well as Academies of Inquiry and School-wide Enrichment Clusters. Fine Arts offerings include Band, Drama Club, Chorus and Dance. Specials include Physical Education, Art, Music, Computer, and Library. Foreign language instruction in Spanish is offered to students in grades 4 through 8. To arrange a visit, please call the school office at Mr. Paul Clagnaz is the Principal. Fr. Anthony Stanganelli and Rev. Thomas V. Arnao are co-pastors. We encourage you to send your children to our Regional School. Visit our Website at Our American Community From the early Irish immigrants who founded this parish in 1850, to the arrival of people from Europe, Africa, Asia and Central and South America, each culture brings a heritage to share and particular ways to express our one faith in Jesus Christ. Some in St. Brigid s trace their roots here for several generations. Some have been here for a decade or two. Some have just arrived. A multi-cultural community is balanced when there is time and space for cultures to develop on their own, and time and space where we are all together as one -- working together, playing together and praying together. Black Catholic Community St. Brigid s has a vibrant Catholic community of members of African, Caribbean, and African American descent. This community continues to minister to our church and community. We encourage all who are interested to learn more about the rich heritage of our community and those who want to assist our parish needs, in addition to hosting cultural, spiritual, and community building events. Please join us at our monthly meetings in the parish center on the first Sunday of each month at 1 pm. You may also contact Bernice Campbell or Kenny Bain, Jr Comunita Italiana La comunità Italiana ha un suo Comitato che si dedica al servizio pastorale dei parrocchiani di lingua Italiana. Il Presidente in carica del Comitato Italiano è il Sig. Alfonso Sposito ( ). La messa domenicale in lingua Italiana è celebrata alle 8:30 in Santa Brigida. Comunidad Hispana La Comunidad Hispana de la Parroquia sirve a las necesidades de nuestros feligreses de habla hispana. La Santa Misa está celebrada en español los sábados a las 7 pm en la Iglesia de Post Ave y domingos a las 10:45 am y a las 12:15 pm en La Capilla de en la escuela de Maple Ave. El pastor asociado que atiende la comunidad hispana es Padre David Brooks ( ) Kominote Ayisyèn Kominote Ayisyèn nan Pawas Sent Brijit la kontan mete l osèvis tout Ayisyen Ki pale Kreyol ak Fransè. Fr. Nesly Jean-Jacques ( ). Sr. Eve Bruno, f.d.m. ak Sr. Cecilia Ducheine, f.d.m. Kap dirije Kominote nou an. Filipino Community Our parish is blessed with a growing Filipino Community. There are special events planned for their spiritual growth. The contact persons are Dr. and Mrs. Achilles G. Rances ( ). 1
4 Breaking Open the Word Reflecting on next Sunday s Gospel before you come to Mass can bring so much more meaning to your experience of liturgy. Here s the gospel for next Sunday. How does this Gospel touch your life? July 6th - Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus exclaimed: "I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to little ones. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him. "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light." Gospel Reflection Questions Think of what carrying a heavy burden in your life means. Think of how humility and the acceptance of God s grace lighten your load. Think of how you let life make you weary. Think of a time when you turned a burden over to Jesus. Some Questions for Families & Children Think of a time when you had to carry several heavy things at one time. Think of a time when you shared a problem with someone and it made you feel better.. 2 Only God can give us the rest we need when we feel burndened by the trials and sorrows of life. Let us open our hearts so that we can learn from our Lord to accept the yoke that is easy for ourselves and to help relieve the burdens of others. Jesus urges us to come to Him if we are weary. If we depend solely on our own strength and knowledge, then we will never understand God s wisdom and wonderful care. For those who follow His example, he promises rest, refreshment, peace of mind and renewed energy. Scripture texts are taken from the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms 1991, 1986,1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington DC and used by permission of the copyright owner. All rights reserved.
5 Sunday Morning POST It s all about communication! You are so important to us and we want to keep you informed! Wanting to save money on postage and paper, it is so much easier to communicate with you electronically. So please help us keep you in the loop of what is happening at Saint Brigid. We have cards available at the entrance to the Church and the Chapel, and I will be asking you to print your name, address and information so that we can update our records. You can either drop the card in a specially marked basket at the doorway or take the card home and return it to us on your next weekend visit to Saint Brigid. Even if nothing has changed since the last time you registered, it would be good to give us your information so that we can make sure that our present records are, in fact, accurate. Summer Raffle is now underway! Soon you will be receiving a letter from me regarding this year s summer raffle. Over the years, the raffle has been a major source of income for us that enables us to meet our ministry expenses. Who knows maybe this is the year you are going to win the big prize of $2,500! Don t be so quick to shluff it off and say, Yeah, right. You never know!! And in the meantime, you are doing something awesome to assist us in the ongoing work of outreach and evangelization in our parish community. Jesus, who do you say that I am? Father Tony: In today s gospel, Jesus poses these two questions to Peter: Who do people say I am? Who do you say I am? Imagine, for a moment, that you are asking Jesus those same two questions: Jesus, who do people say I am? But who do you say I am? The first of those questions has to do with perception. What do people see when they see me? For the most part, we are in control of how people see us. Some of us work very hard (and perhaps have worked most of our lives) at portraying a particular type of person who is likeable, successful, competent, and well mannered. From early childhood we have spent countless hours looking into a mirror to see what others see when they see us with a fair amount of pruning and primping along the way. Controlling how others see us in any given moment can be a very consuming task. Some of us bend the truth (or outright lie) in order to protect how an individual may see or judge me. Still others of us know well how to pass the blame to others so that my own reputation may go unblemished. What do others see when they see me? Who do people say I am? These are questions that may control so much of what I do or how I behave toward others. The deeper question, however, is one that only Jesus can answer a question, I believe, He so desires to answer if we were but silent enough to receive His answer. Jesus, who do you say that I am? Who am I to you? Would we dare want to ask that question? After all, we have spent most of our lives creating a persona that is pleasing to others that we are afraid of our own unadorned nakedness before the gaze of Jesus. We are afraid of someone seeing us as a fraud, a charlatan, someone who plays at being a Christian but, when all is said and done, is nothing more than a self-serving, self-absorbed, weak and unfaithful disciple. The first self-serving, self-absorbed, weak and unfaithful disciple is Peter. But what did Jesus see when He saw Peter? He saw the Rock, the foundation, the faithful one. Saint Paul, the other half of the duo whose feast we celebrate today, saw himself as foolish, as weak, as unwise, as an opinionated persecutor of the non-orthodox. Yet, he dared to call himself chosen, and servant because he was able to receive the loving gaze of Jesus, the loving gaze of the Father, the answer that the Father yearns to offer all of us when we dare to ask the question, Who do you say I am? Take the time this week to have that heartfelt conversation with Jesus or with the Father. Allow yourself to be quiet and imagine the Father gazing upon you, the real you, the unadorned you, with great delight. Sit in that loving gaze and humbly ask the question, Lord, who do you say that I am? Pray for the openness to receive His answer. 3
6 Comunità Italiana Grazie, Grazie, Grazie A Tutti!!! Il Comitato Italiano ringrazia tutta la Comunita Italiana, amici e parenti che hanno partecipato alla processione di Corpus Domini di domenica 22 giugno. La partecipazione e stata a dir poco sorprendente! Bravi!!! Ecco qui qualche immagine: Messa Memoriale Lunedi 30 giugno alle 8:00 di sera in chiesa sara celebrata la messa memoriale in ricordo di Angelo Buffolino, Domenico e Maria Piscitelli. 24 Agosto: Evento Straordinario!!! Tenersi Liberi.. Il 24 agosto il comitato italiano organizzera un picnic aperto a tutta la comunita al parco Cantiague-Hicksville dalle 11:00am-5:00pm. L invito e aperto a tutti: adulti, bambini, anziani. Si richiede il ritiro del biglietto gratuito disponibile presso Frank Diglio o qualsiasi membro del comitato. Il biglietto servira per poter avere un idea di quante di persone saranno presenti. Materiale Scolastico Il gruppo outreach del Comitato Italiano nelle persone di Maria D urso in collaborazione con Giuseppina Pannella sta organizzando una raccolta di materiale scolastico che vedra come ultima data di raccolta il 24 Agosto. Chiunque volesse donare: penne, zaini, matite, temperini, quaderni, colori a cera, pennarelli ect.. puo rivolgersi a Maria D Urso, Giuseppina Pannella o a qualsiasi membro del comitato. Grazie a tutti per la vostra collaborazione. Insieme possiamo fare la differenza!!!! 4 Siete tutti invitati a far parte della pagina Facebook della Comunita' Italiana dove potrete visionare foto e leggere tutte le novita' riguardanti gli eventi della comunita'. Pagina Facebook :Italian Community of Westbury Per chi volesse vedere le foto dei vari eventi organizzati dal Comitato Italiano puo' farlo attraverso questo sito : picasaweb.google.com/italiancommunityofst.brigids
7 Happening at St. Brigid June 29, 2014 Monday 7 pm - Padre Pio Group - St. Anthony s Hall 8 pm - Italian Memorial Mass - Church Tuesday 9:30 am - Legion of Mary - Parish Center (lower room) 7:30 pm - Prison Families Anonymous - St. Anthony s Wednesday 2 pm - Book Club - St. Anthony s Hall 4 pm - Spanish Music Practice (Omar) - Church Thursday 9:30 am - Padre Pio Knitting - Parish Center Friday Saturday 4 pm - Haitian Choir Practice - Library 4 pm - Spanish Choir Practice - Chapel is seeking gently used back-packs. Back-packs should be in gently used condition in solid or plaid patterns. We are unable to accept donations of any character or children's style back-packs. We will use these items on our July 25 Midnight Run where we serve the needs of our brothers & sisters living on the streets of New York City. Please direct any questions to Donations can be dropped at the Parish Center thru June 29, 2014 to the attention of Vince Buzzeo/Youth Ministry. The weekend of June 29th we will be at the 5pm Mass, 10 am Mass, 11:30 am Mass & 6 pm Mass to gather items before mass. We thank you in advance for your generosity. Your support helps us to allow our "lights to shine". Farewell... We will soon say farewell to Father David as he moves on to his ministry in Maryland. Let us keep Father David in our prayers during this time of transition. Looking Ahead! As summer begins we look forward to vacations and some time for relaxing. We welcome home all the college students who were away during the school year. We look forward to welcoming the priests that will visit us during the summer. 7 pm - Velada Artistica de Jovenes - Code Auditorium 5
8 Pray for the Sick Members of our Parish We join our prayer to our family members who suffer from illness... Dotti Angrisani Gilbertoi Aravena Baby Isabella Arias Baby Eva Love Vincent Jim Bellacicco Carolyn Bessler William Bessler Cassey Boyle Baby Jack Brady Teresn Bruzzesd Dr. Amalia Buendia Max Caffagnol Michael Caplice Ana Capunay Juana Cepeda Vincent Cino Irene Cinotti Adella Conlin Brian Cosgrove Funerals June 29, 2014 Corrinne Davis Linda DeAngelis Matilde Escamilla Romeo Famating Michelle Fioretti Rosemary Fisher Kim Flay Linda Foxx Hermina Franco Jean C. François Dolores Garback Cynthia Giordano Sister Jane Halligan Fr. Jim Hannon Thomas Henning Cassidy Hogan Donald Jacaruso Steven Jacaruso Imelda Jaromahum Mark T. Jeacoma Marlene Kent Michael Latty Dawn Levchenko Theodore Efim Levechenko Jeffrey Hernandez Lopez Mynor Lopez Maldonado Rita Marra Maggie McCartin Diana McDermott Thomas Miller Jeanette Moll Baby Gaby Mongillo Robert Munz Angelido Neluna Peter Niztch Jeff Oliver Michael Posillico Susan Quinn We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe... Caroline Sypien, Maria Vacchio, Nayelli Cristal Vaquiz, Emilia DiMeo, Elizabeth Edwards, John T. Ahern, Nancy Raia, John H. Dunn, Gaston (Alex) Quiroz, Saintalie M. Carasco, Janet Kimmett and Carmen Catapano...We commend our loved ones into the hands of the Lord... St. Brigid s Parish Memorials Sunday & Daily Eucharist With the gift of flowers we lovingly remember... Our Blessed Mother Mary With the gift of Bread & Wine we lovingly remember... Gaetano Pannella from the Italian Community John Raziano Kathleen Roland Patricia Ryan Mary Seeger Frances Sikorski George F. Smith Tim Smith Florence Spence Giuseppe Sposito Robert Stankes Patricia Stankes Gad Tawadros Peter Thompson, Sr. Rhoda Touitou Marie Verzi Florence Jean Ward Baby Kylie Willis Joan Marie Young Due to space limitations, names placed on the sick list will remain for four weeks. Please call the parish office to remove or add a loved one. June 29 thru July 5, With the gift of Candles we lovingly remember... Saints Peter and Paul
9 Stt.. B Brriiggiidd//O Ouurr LLaaddyy ooff H Hooppee S Regional School OCEANOGRAPHIC FISHING TRIP The fifth, sixth, seventh graders, their teachers, and many parents and family members boarded the Yankee III charter boat for a trip into the Great South Bay. The crew tossed nets and a "dredge" into the water and pulled up an abundance of sea life from the surface and from the bottom. The children had a chance to examine the samples on the table and under the microscope. They also visited the wheel house with Capt. Roberts to see all of the high tech navigation and fish finding equipment. Capt. Roberts wasn't able to find many fish. The children caught a few fluke, but none were large enough to keep. The dads were very disappointed. As the saying goes, a fun time was had by all - except a couple of folks who got a little sea sick. It was great being together for a day of fun and learning on the water! ing c n u o Ann S T. B RIGID /OLH N IGHT WITH THE NY C OSMOS SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014 AT HOFSTRA STADIUM 5 pm - Meet & Greet Cosmos Goalie & StBOLH Dad Jimmy Maurer 6 pm - Fan Fest & Inflatables 7 pm - Game against San Antonio Scorpions Tickets only $15 each Call the school at or It s not too late to sign up for Summer Camp 2014 for children entering Kindergarten thru Grade 8 in September 14 Morning Program 9 am - 1 pm Afternoon Program 1-5 pm The school office will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon (except for the first two weeks in August when the office is closed.) Start getting your foursome together for our GOLF OUTING Tuesday September 23rd Four one-week sessions beginning July 7th 101 Maple Avenue, Westbury NY (516) Wheatley Hills Golf Club Contact Mr. Paul P. Clagnaz, Principal 7
10 Kominote Ayisyén Haitian-American Apostolate 8 Feast Saints Peter and Paul, Sunday,June 29, 14 Frères et Soeurs,la liturgie de ce dimanche associe Pierre et Paul,deux visages contrastés au service d une Eglise à construire, deux pilliers sur lesquels l Eglise peut s appuyer aujourd hui comme hier, deux géants de la foi, qui par leurs paroles, leurs enseignements, leurs martyre nous ont ouvert les chemins de la foi. Paul a persécuté les chrétiens. Cependant,c est grace à sa volonté missionnaire,par ses lettres aux Eglises, qu il nous a fait découvrir le mystère de Dieu. Pierre a renié trois fois Jésus,mais c est sur profession de foi que nait l Eglise. Ils nous invitent en ce jour à reconnaitre en Jésus le Messie, le Fils du Dieu vivant et à nous ouvrir davantage à la mission universelle de l Eglise. Ils sont des modèles pour l Eglise. Nous sommes leurs héritiers: à nous, à notre tour, peuple de baptisés, peuple choisi par Dieu,de faire vivre le message jusqu aux limites du monde. Qu ils nous apprennent à gagner au Christ nos frères qui ne le connaissent pas et nous aident à donner de notre vie pour l avancée du Royaume des cieux. Bon dimanche, bonne semaine et bonne fête. Chak dimach, nou genyen lames an kreyol apati 2:30 pm lames an franse chak denye dimanch nan mwa yo. Mè Ayisyenn yo ap fè reyinyon pou tout Timoum yo chak Samedi depi 3 zè aprè midi pou rive 6 zè. Sè Cecilia ap okipe tout Timoun ki gen laj 6zan pou rive 12zan. Sè Bruno ap okipe tout jen yo ki gen laj 12 zan pou rive 18 + zan. Nou ankourage tout paran yo, pou yo mennen tout timoun yo ak j` en yo nan bon jan fomasyon sa a ke pawas la ofri yo gras a konpetans, renmen, disponibilite ak bon volonte Mè nou yo. Pa bliye j`en yo se yo ki lespwa nou, lespwa legliz la, espwa sosyete a. N ap fè tout fanmyki nan kominote nou an konnen ke genyen baptem chak twazyem samedi nan mwa a apati lh nan aprè midi. Fok nou pa bliye sa: le n ap chwazi marenn ak parenn yo, fok yo se katolik, e fok yo konn vi-n leglis. Pou tout enfomasyon nou bezwen nan sans sa a rele, Sé cecilia nan nimero or Chak samedi apati 7 h nan aswe nougenyen lapriyè karimatik nan chapèl lekol St. Brigid La. Epi chak dezyem samedi lapriyè a ap fèt nan legliz la, avek exposisyon Sen Sakreman apati 8 h aswè. N ap tann nou tout. Si nou bezwen enfomasyon sou perlerinaj yo ak sou laprivè karismatik yo, nou ka rele Cari Estime nan Moun ki gen pwojè Marye, Reprann Lakominyon ki vle Konfime, se pou yo rele Se Bruno nan Pa blive ranpli Census la, Napjwenn ti liv sa a nan premye pati antre legliz la oubyen nan biwo a (Parish Center). konsa, lè nou fi-n bay tout enfomasyon nou dwe bay sou sa yo mande nou yo, se lè sa a yo rekokonet nou kom yon manb ki nan pawas la. Chak 1er Samedi du mois, randez-vous a, se Eastport à 2 h. pm.
11 The Feast of St. Anthony The Durazzano Society and the Ladies Auxiliary Proudly Presents The 84th Feast of St. Anthony Di Padova Saint Brigid/Our Lady of Hope School Corner of Maple Avenue and St. Brigid s Lane, Westbury June 25 to June 29, 2014 President Antonio Iadevaia President of Ladies Auxiliary Michelina Martone Wednesday June 25th Music by DJ Stefano Co-Chairs Agostino Abbatiello Domenic Abbatiello Peppino Iadevaia 7:30 to 11 pm Thursday June 26th Music by DJ Stefano 7:30 to 11 pm Friday June 27th A fabulous night with Carmen Carrasco 7:30 to 11:30 pm Saturday June 28th Music spectacular with the famous Angelo Venuto 7:30 to 11:30 pm and his band Voices also known as Caleps Sunday June 29th A fabulous night with Carmelo Raccuglia Band 7:30 to 11 pm On Saturday Evening the Durrazzano Society is proud to announce there will be a spectacular display of fireworks. In case of rain, the fireworks will be held on Sunday, the last day of the Feast. Sunday June 29th at 8:30 am - A solemn mass will be celebrated in honor of Santo Antonio to be held in the St. Brigid s Church on Post Avenue. After the mass there will be a parade in honor of Santo Antonio in the streets of the village. Sunday June 29th at 9:00 pm - A Traditional Live Auction 11 pm Raffle - First Prize $500 Second Prize $250 Third Prize $100 Fourth Prize $50 9
12 Parish Picnic Dear Parishioners, We are less than a month away from July 26th, the date of our parish picnic, and we are ready to announce details about obtaining tickets. We also have a general schedule of activities for the day. The schedule of the day is as follows: 9 10 AM: Initial setup 10 11:30 AM: Sports & Recreation 11:30 AM 12:30 PM: Lunch 12:30 PM: Activities begin for children, including a scavenger hunt, 3-legged races, face painting, water balloons, and table games like at our parish Marti Gras celebration. 1:30 PM: Soccer & other sports start 2 PM: Bocce game starts 3 4 PM: Shift to afternoon session 4:30 PM: Live music starts 5 PM: Volleyball starts 6-7 PM: Dinner 8-9 PM: Clean up Other events may be added at the discretion of the picnic committee. The parish will provide food for lunch and dinner, but families are welcome to bring their own as well and even to share! Our section of the park (Holly) is located near the miniature golf course. It will be open that day, however it is run by the park and requires a fee to play. Please recall that the space can only accommodate 200 people. We have published this schedule with the idea that families will get tickets for either the morning and afternoon or the evening. Tickets will be available after all Masses on July 13th, and after the 5 PM and 7 PM Masses on July 12th. To obtain a ticket we ask for either a monetary donation or a food donation (the money will be used to offset picnic costs). If making a monetary donation we ask for $10 per family, or $5 for a single person. The food donation can be any amount of food to be donated for parish outreach. It is very likely that all tickets will be reserved on the 12th and 13th. Should any tickets remain, they will be obtainable from the parish office. Please join us for this day of fun and recreation! 10 In Christ, fr. Jason
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14 The Pastoral Staff The lay people, religious sisters, deacons and priests on our staff are committed to serving the people of our community. We are happy to hear from you. To contact the staff who work out of the Parish Center, call (516) at the extensions listed below. Many staff members have addresses. Feel free to contact them through . Sister Bruno FDM ext. 357 Haitian Apostolate Sister Cecilia FDM Haitian Apostolate Joan Echausse Director of Parish Outreach ext.308 Outreach Yanira Chacon-Lopez ext. 362 Immigration Ministry Casa Mary Johanna Susan Porteus Director of Music ext Paul Clagnaz School Principal Sister Ann Horn OP ext. 353 Director of Religious Education Robert Cammarata ext. 336 Pastoral Development Coordinator/ Business Manager DEACONS Deacon Mike Metzdorff Deacon Jim Morris Deacon Frank Pesce w Deacon Manuel J. Ramos ASSOCIATE PASTORS Father Jason Grisafi Father David Brooks, SJ w Fr. Nesly Jean-Jacques SMM Socorro Moreno ext. 355 Director of Religious Education Meg Westfall ext. 354 Director of Religious Education Religious Education Office ext Vince Buzzeo ext. 356 Coordinator of Youth Ministry PASTOR w Father Anthony Stanganelli 12 Maria Pineiro ext. 333 Office Manager Special phone line for reporting allegations of sexual abuse by church personnel and volunteers: (516) RECEPTIONISTS w ext.300 Carla Escobar Kris Marasca Grace Puglisi Laura Sanchez Sylvia Almonte
15 Parish Ministries Coordinators Altar Servers Bereavement Rosemary Fischer Bingo - Discontinued until further notice Choir (Adult English) ext.311 Susan Porteus Choir (Youth & Young Adult) ext 311 Laura Naughton Choir (Italian) ext. 311 Susan Porteus Choir (Spanish 11:45) Guillermo Roman Choir (Spanish Sat 7 pm) Omar Chirinos Choir (Haitian) Yolette Solnave CYO Sports John Miller Decorating Team Lorraine Sherman Eucharistic Ministers Anna Moruzzi Family Mass Committee Barbara & Scott Cooper Folk Group Jeff Weber FOCCUS Inventory: Kathy & Ken Spencer ( ) Finance Council ext. 336 Marie Firenze Garden Club Sheila Leonard Senior Connections Kathy Battistini & Barbara Fleming Lectors Katie Sheehan Junior Lectors Shari Raduazzo ( ) Legion of Mary Grace Bivona The Supporting Staff School Sister Marie Patrick McDermott ssnd Religious Education Office ext. 352 Barbara Budion and Rosemary Moreno Business Office Assistants Christine Tomitz - ext. 301 Carol Beck - ext. 351 School Office: Terri Ruggiero Ministry of Consolation Walter Wilczek Ministry of Winter Grace Sister Liz Gill & Sister Julie Thompson Nocturnal Adoration Pastoral Council Father Anthony Stanganelli Prayer Group Pre-Cana Program: Mary & Peter Kahl Thinking of Becoming a Catholic? Sr. Ann Horn, OP Respect Life Michael Posillico Rock Band Elissa Hanson Rock Mass Denise Pratesi & Chuck Cutolo Rosary Altar Society Ronnie Cornell Scouts (Boy Scouts/Cub scouts) Jay Bush Neil Sheehan - Girl Scouts Harriet Gibaldi Spiritual Direction Deacon Jim Morris & Maggie McCartin Ushers Charles Givens ST. BRIGID OUR LADY OF HOPE SCHOOL Parent Association Carol Grajeda - School Board Carol Grajeda - Pastoral Formation Institute Parish Representatives: Anne Palmeri Carleen Barten Plant Superintendent or Bob Martella Weekend Sacristan Stephan Bazin Kevin Sarmiento Alex Cipollone Church Custodian Roberto Fernandez Aurelia Reyes Parish Outreach Assistant Directors: Ximena Aravena - ext. 327 Barbara Powell - ext. 361 Lupe Ramirez - ext
16 Friends, Neighbors & Other Ministries... Our Lady of Hope Parish Pastor Rev. Thomas V. Arnao, J.C.D. St. Andrew's Church Deacon Nicholas Daddona & Fr. Jack Custer Diocese of Rockville Centre Alcoholics Anonymous Ancient Order of Hibernians Mary Hickey Bereavement Support in Our Diocese Visit our helpful website: Kathleen Logan, Bereavement Coordinator ext. 236 Birthright S. Tyson Ave., Floral Park, NY Emergency Hot Line Prison Families Anonymous Kent Evans Maria SS Dell'Assunta Society Mary Ann DiGuiseppi Durazzano Society Antonio Iadevaia - President Knights of Columbus (516) Thomas Callan, Grand Knight Marriage Encounter Maureen & Rick Tufano Retrouvaille (Marriage Support) John & Linda Pisano OSIA Sons of Italy Rae Lanzilotta Project Rachel (Post Abortion Counseling) St. Anthony Society Phyllis Caggiano Veterans of Foreign War Louis Corte 14 Cursillio/Ultreya Carleen Barten Please Pray For... Westbury Senior Citizens Maureen Droge We remember in our prayers the following men and women who are serving in the military overseas. Sgt. Jason Howland, National Guard Army Rigoberto Castro, USMC Sgt. Victor Raynoso, USMC Lt. Col. Charles J. Tulaney, USMC Capt. Steven Piacente, USMC Thomas Ruse, LCpl, USMC Sgt. Craig Clark, US Army James Eugene, US Marine Adam C. Belding, SPC US Army in Korea Alvin Jordan Andrew Lyons Jim Arbelaez, US Marine Neil Falls Percifull, US Army Richard Bush, US Army Mike Tarsa, LTC US Marine Steven Federlien, Navy Reservist James E. Geiselman, US Army in Afghanistan Christopher Ponsot Major James McLean Timothy Pastor, Corporal USMC Chao Li, US Army Johanna Romero, US Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Schultz, US Army Kenneth Furst, USMC 2nd Lt. Kurth McDermott, USMC Sgt. Madzsima Nerestant, USMC Lawrence Marquez, US. Army Master Sgt. Jill Agront Staff Sgt. Edwin Philip Julean USMC in Afghanistan Lucky Isaac Jacques, USP US Army in Iraq Staff Sgt. Rodney Agustin, USMC Corp. Jerry Kubis, US Marine Capt. Joseph Conrad Reyes in Afghanistan Lt. Cody McDonald in Afghanistan Sgt. Robert Thomas Ludwig, US Army Sgt. 1st Class Sean Schenck, US Army in Afghanistan Christopher Counts, U.S. Marine in Afghanistan Major Matthew Kessler, US Marine Jarrett Corbin, US Navy in Japan Captain Carrie Mancini US AIR FORCE, IN Qatar Vladimir Julin, US Navy Petty Officer Captain Mark Mancini, US ARMY in Afghanistan US Army Sargeant John Patrick Riffle If you know of someone serving overseas and would like to place them on the prayer list, please call the Parish Center at
17 Summer Raffle St. Brigid s Summer Raffle Don t miss the opportunities for some great cash prizes! This past week, tickets were mailed to all parishioners and are also available at the Parish Center (75 Post Ave): $10 each; a book of 6 for $50 (Drawing - August 31st, 2014, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.) First Prize: $2,500 Second Prize: $1,500 Third Prize: $1,000 Join in the fun and help support St. Brigid s 15
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19 Community Bulletin Board Private Apartment for Rent in Westbury area. (two people). Please contact German at Apartment Needed Family of four is in need of a 3 bedroom apartment in the Westbury area. Please call Liz at Room to Share for Couple No smoking, working, Westbury, Carle Place, close to transportation, church, stores. Call Apartment/Houseshare Needed for professional working woman with 13 year old son in East Meadow/Salisbury area. Non-smoking. Call Room for Rent in the Bowling Green/Carman Avenue area. Please call Isabel at Pool Ladder white, for above-ground pool. Island Recreational's "Tahitian Bridge." Fits 48" & 52." Two handrails allows easy access. Paid $542. Asking $200. Excellent condition. Call Room for Rent Large bedroom with large bath and 2 large closets, windows on three sides. Access to kitchen. Includes heat and a/c. East Meadow. $750/mo. Call for more information. June 29, 2014 Help needed for senior cat Current apartment is now not pet-friendly. Seeking a temporary room to rent for well behaved and friendly senior cat (or both of us!) until settled in new apartment. Will cover all expenses during stay (food, litter, etc.), and will care for and clean. Also can assist with odd-jobs and household help. Please help us stay together until our move! Contact Dawn at Banns of Marriage are announced for the following couples: For the Second Time Between Christopher Pogan, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Christine Trotter - St. Brigid and Christy Mentor - St. Brigid Jessica Diaz - St. Brigid and Peter Carriero - Holy Family Jessica Razzano-Krimko - St. Brigid and Michael Cortese - St. James Antonella D'Agostino - St. Sylvester's and Christopher Gomes - St. Brigid Nicole Bates - St. Brigid Looking to Rent a 1 or 2 car garage for storage. Call Items for Sale Wood Bar table + 6 chairs, 42 x 54 opened 42 x 74. Storage under table. Call For Sale Bionaire Electric heater. Used only once. Paid $80 will sell for $40. Air pump with remote for Select Comfort queen size bed. $50. Call Super Bonanza Winners 6/22 Mr. Winston E. Smith $30 6/23 Mary Kearns $30 6/24 Kathleen Sisti $30 6/25 Susan Lennon $30 6/26 Michael Meittinis $30 6/27 Cliff Odell $30 6/28 Louis & Mary Anne Biundo $30 17
20 We Celebrate the Sacraments June 30 thru July 4, 2014 Monday 7:00 am Mass Walter Andrews Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 7:00 am Mass Denise (Fennigin) Courtney 7:00 am Mass Joseph Vavro 7:00 am Mass Denise Vascellaro Friday 7:00 am Mass Paul, Stella & James Scesney Saturday 9:00 am Mass Novena Mass 9:00 am Mass Arthur J. Young 9:00 am Mass Thomas Strada 9:00 am Mass Deceased members of the Gionama DeRubo & Simone Mauro families 9:00 am Mass Vincent Brennan 9:00 am Mass Mary O Connor Crampton 12:10 pm Mass Margaret Jordan 12:10 pm Mass August Schiesser 12:10 pm Mass Deceased members of the Abbatiello family 12:10 pm Mass Francesco Petrinca 12:10 pm Mass Linda Goeller Areklett Reconciliation follows 12:10 Mass Reconciliation follows 12:10 Mass Reconciliation follows 12:10 Mass Reconciliation follows 12:10 Mass Reconciliation follows 12:10 Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) 4-4:45 pm Saturday July 5th 5:00 pm...(english/church)... Intentions: Mary Conlon Servers: Jimmy Aspenleiter, Christina Petkanas 7:00 pm...(spanish/church)... Intentions: Cresencio Escorza-Escorza Sunday July 6th 7:00 am...(english/church)... Intentions: William Marano, Sr. 8:30 am...(italian/church)... Intentions: Maria & Vincenzo Nuzzo, Nicola Piscitelli, Daniele Iannucci, Angela Abbatiello, Olga & Edmondo Tofani 9:15 am...(english/chapel)...intentions: Anthony Santilli Servers: Joan Johnson, Bejamin Kofi Cabiri, Thomas Thoben 10:00 am...(english/church)...intentions: Charles Cooper Servers: Kelsey Coyne, Ric Grajeda, Erin Cooper 10:45 am...(spanish/chapel)... Intentions: Andres Felipe Caicedo 11:30 am...(english/church)...intentions: Salvatore & Marta Diglio, Yohannan Kunjumon, Mary Malitzis, Maria Franzese, Joseph Bacigalupo, Josephine Monteforte Servers: C. N. G. DeGuzman, Matthew Mongalo, Alexandra Buck 12:15 pm...(spanish/chapel)... Intentions: 2:30 pm...(kreyol/church)... Intentions: 6:00 pm...(english/chapel)... Intentions: Frank Cutolo Servers: A., M., N. Gutierrez, M. Hegarty, A. Leonardo, K. Raduazzo 19