1 Fourth SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME February 1, 2015 The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority The Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary The Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Southampton, NY Southampton, NY
2 Welcome to the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Daily Mass Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri. at 12 noon Tue. at 8:00 am First Saturday 8:00 am Pastoral Team: Rev. Michael A. Vetrano, Pastor In Residence: Rev. Msgr. William J. Gill Carl Sanfilippo, Deacon Jennifer Ferrantino, Director, Religious Education Suzanne Marchisella, Parish & Cemetery Secretary Jo Ann Morse, Director of Music Bill Kunzer, Plant and Facilities Manager Weekend Masses Saturday: 5 PM Sunday: 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 12:30 PM (in Spanish) and 5 PM Reconciliation Saturday: 4 PM - 4:45 PM Ministry to the Sick For communion at home or Anointing please contact the Parish Office. Baptism Please contact the Parish Office to schedule an appointment. Marriage Arranged at least six months in advance, please call the Parish Office. Becoming A Catholic We welcome those who would like to become Catholic and adult Catholics who have never received formal religious education and/or sacraments. Contact the Parish Office. Parish Leadership: Finance Committee Fred Weinfurt (trustee) Pat Jordan (trustee) Jay Diesing Charlene Kagel John Neknez Pastoral Council In formation Liturgy Deacon Carl Sanfilippo Jack Hanlon Consolation Sr. Barbara McKenna, RSM Adult Faith Formation Human Resources of the Hamptons Help for those in Need The Human Resources Program volunteers reach out to meet the temporal needs of the elderly, the housebound, and the poor of our parish and community. Our parish Care for the Caregiver Program delivers hot meals to families in need of this kind of help on Wednesday evenings. Call the Human Resources Office for information and assistance. Contact Us Parish Office 168 Hill Street Southampton, NY P: , option 0 F: W: E: M-F 9 AM - 4:00 PM Weekend by appointment Fr. Mike Vetrano E: Religious Education Office P: E: Our Lady of Hamptons School Sister Kathy Schlueter, CSJ 160 North Main Street Southampton, New York P: E: Human Resources of the Hamptons Kerry Lewendoski, Director P: Apostolado Hispano Rev. Steve Grozio Cell: Vincentian Fathers
3 BASILICA PARISH OF SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time :: February 1, 2015 Readings: Dt 18:15-20; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1;21-28 Mission Statement: We are a Eucharistic centered people, who by following Christ s teaching, join together to love and serve those in spiritual and physical need in our community. Liturgical Ministers Schedule Saturday, Feb 7 5 PM Father Mike Vetrano SERVERS M. Donovan, J. McDonnell, J. Terry E.M. S M. Adamczyk, T. Cavallaro, M. Lynch LECTORS J. Clarke, H. Reister Sunday, SERVERS E.M. S LECTORS GREETERS Feb 8 8 AM Father Bill Gill K. Culver, L. Martin P. Mackey, J & C Mottern M. Mackey, S. Wilson SERVERS E.M. S LECTORS GREETERS SERVERS E.M. S LECTORS GREETERS SERVERS E.M. S LECTORS 9:30 AM Father Mike Vetrano J. Hanes, A. O Connor, A. Cuccia, Malone Bros., G. Arresta, A & J Cuccia, M. McDonald, T. Alegria M. Knight, M. O Connor J. McCulley 11 AM Father Ed Kiernan Lenahan Fam., W. Bellucci S. Adelante, P. Jordan, S. McCulley, L. Robins G. Bauer, J. Kepczynska R. Essay, C. Brown, C. Butler 5 PM Father Bill Gill H. Reyes L. DeRobertis, K. Maple Anyone Available ALTAR MINISTRY ALTARS: J. Ripalone ALTAR CLOTHS: G. Bauer HAND LINENS - February 1-14 K. Ciriello SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL February 1 N. McCulley February 8 P. Madison HAMPTON CENTER February 1 J. McCarthy February 6 Sr. M. Assunta, Sr. B. McKenna February 8 C & J Mottern Rosary February 5 M. Lane Mass Intentions for the Week of Feb 2-8 Monday 12:00 Bernice Lee Tuesday 8 AM Aurora Gomez Wednesday 12:00 Tom Souhrada Thursday 12:00 Jennifer Tufo Feuerman Friday 12:00 Domenica Catanese Saturday 5 PM Ray R. Rand Sunday 8:00 Mary Queenie Gilmartin 9:30 Marie Micari, People of the Parish 11:00 Angelina Porcelli, Tom Souhrada, John Borucke, Cecile E. Corrigan 12:30 Mass in Spanish 5 PM Lois Mitchell Financial Realities and Stewardship The January 25th collection was $ Our Lady of the Hamptons Collection was $ Thank you for your generosity. Memorial donations To donate the flowers on the altar or bread and wine and/ or candles offered at Mass each week, please contact the parish office.
4 Pastor s Letter January 31 / February 1 First Snowfall Dear Parish Family, It was quite a storm this week. As I watched the snow I remembered learning poems about snow when I was in school. In those days I thought of snow as an unquestioned gift from God a divine break from schoolwork and a neighborhood transformed into a playground. That was long before we received 24-hour live storm center reports of our efforts to battle an epic storm and restore our world to normalcy. I loved the poem The First Snow Fall by James Russell Lowell. Its first few lines seemed to capture the beautiful way a snowfall can transform our seeing of the world. Actually, I probably did not read much further. I was happy to read about the winter wonderland in Lowell s description. In those days it was plenty for me. But the father in the poem has some very serious things on his mind - his grief and loss of a child. Is the snowfall a beautiful blessing in his world of pain? I am not sure. But he answers his child s questions with confidence and with grace: only the all good Father who cares for us below makes the snow. These days we have so few experiences of power beyond us. A winter storm seems to shatter the illusion that we have everything planned, that all is under control. It is good for us, I think, to deal with a power beyond us. I do know this: God s power delights and blesses us and sometimes frightens and confuses us. It is always with reverence and awe that we stand before this power beyond us. The poet captures what the storm center cannot. Sincerely yours in Christ, Rev. Michael A. Vetrano The Snow had begun in the gloaming, And busily all the night Had been heaping field and highway With a silence deep and white. Every pine and fir and hemlock Wore ermine too dear for an earl, And the poorest twig on the elm-tree Was ridged inch deep with pearl. From sheds new-roofed with Carrara Came Chanticleer s muffled crow, The stiff rails softened to swan s-down, And still fluttered down the snow. I stood and watched by the window The noiseless work of the sky, And the sudden flurries of snow-birds, Like brown leaves whirling by. I thought of a mound in sweet Auburn Where a little headstone stood; How the flakes were folding it gently, As did robins the babes in the wood. Up spoke our own little Mabel, Saying, Father, who makes it snow? And I told of the good All-father Who cares for us here below. Again I looked at the snow-fall, And thought of the leaden sky That arched o er our first great sorrow, When that mound was heaped so high. I remembered the gradual patience That fell from that cloud like snow, Flake by flake, healing and hiding The scar that renewed our woe. And again to the child I whispered, The snow that husheth all, Darling, the merciful Father Alone can make it fall! Then, with eyes that saw not, I kissed her; And she, kissing back, could not know That my kiss was given to her sister, Folded close under deepening snow.
5 A Note from Religious Education Director: Jennifer Ferrantino Religious Ed had a very busy weekend last week! We had our young students receive the sacrament of Reconciliation and our Confirmation candidates attended our Enrollment Mass! Thank you to all those who made these events enriching and wonderful! As we continue to prepare for sacraments and furthering our love for the Gospel I am reminded of a short excerpt from Max Lucado s Book Grace for the Moment: I choose love No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love Today I will love God and what God loves. I choose joy I will invite God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical. The tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see People as anything less than human beings, Created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as Anything less than an opportunity to see God. I choose peace I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live. As we continue to help our students to live out their faith every day, this may be a good reminder as to how to achieve those goals. Religious Education In case of inclement weather please check WLNG radio. If Southampton Schools are closed due to weather Religious Ed will be closed also. Thank you! Confirmation Date: May 14, 2015 at 4:30 PM Bishop Robert Brennan, Celebrant
6 Altar Servers Needed! We are looking for more young people to become Altar Servers. If your child is in grades 3-8 and would like to become an altar server please contact Mary Adamczyk at Grief: Coping with reminders after a loss :: Bereavement Group meets on Wednesdays at noon. Around our Parish Grief doesn t magically end at a certain point after a loved one s death. Reminders often bring back the pain of loss. Here s help coping and healing. To continue on the path toward healing, know what to expect and how to cope with reminders of loss, a 6 week Bereavement Group meets on Wednesdays with Deacon Carl Sanfilippo. Anyone interested please call the parish office at Ext 0. Feast of St. Blaise :: Blessing of Throats Tuesday, February 3 The traditional blessing of throats for our protection from sickness and spiritual health will be celebrated as part of our 8 AM morning mass. Come receive this special blessing. Lent Draws Near Help Gather Last Years Palm Lent and Easter are early this year. Lent begins on February 18th Ash Wednesday. As many Catholics know, the ashes used on Ash Wednesday come from the burning of last year s palm branches. To help us celebrate this connection, you are all invited to bring palm from last year to church on the weekend of February 14/15 so that they may be used to mark the beginning of Lent this year.
7 Lenten Mission 2015 Meeting Jesus This Lent our parish will welcome Fr. Pat Kelly for a three night mission, March 9, 10, 11. A native of Ireland and a member of the African Mission Society, Father Pat s whole priesthood has been devoted to mission work. He has served the poorest of God s poor and will share with us in wit and song how he has met Jesus along the way. Please set aside these three evenings of faith and inspiration. Real Food! A Telecare Event featuring some people you know. This fall Father Mike, Chef Rudy Gambino of La Parmigiana, daughter, Faith and friends, were guests of Msgr. Jim Vlaun on his Telecare TV show: Real Food. See the schedule below for the air times of this program Upcoming Events Episode Dates and Times Sun Jan 25 9:30 pm Mon Jan 26 6:30 am, 1 pm and 8:00 pm Tue Jan 27 6:30 am and 9:30 pm Wed Jan 30 6:30 am, 1 pm and 10:00 pm Thu Jan 31 6:30 am Fri Feb 1 6:30 am, 1 pm and 9:30 pm Sat Feb 2 6:30 am, 1pm and 9:30 pm Cablevision Channel 29 Verizon FiOS - Channel 296 Time Warner 471
8 Dear Friends, Although the official end of our In Nomine Domini renewal was Thanksgiving, donations and pledges continue to come in and many parishioners found the Christmas season a wonderful time to make a gift. The In Nomine Domini fund is an ongoing part of our parish and parishioners and friends are welcome to support it at any time. You will find a full listing of all those who have pledged their support on our website and in this bulletin you will find those whose pledges were received since mid-december. New In Nomine Domini Members The Dreams R Us Foundation Ann Enstine New Stewards Paul & Elizabeth DiCenso Michaela Keszler Jonathan & Linda Platt Jean & Martin Shafiroff Bob & Emily Spinna New Supporters Roger & Mary Brangan Dan & Sally Breen Bradley & Paulette Corsair Roberto & Joanne DeGuardiola Susan & Mark Fitzgerald Robin E. Lawford Mr. & Mrs. James L. Prouty Carolyn Dircks Van Riper FNDT St. Andrew s Dune Church Trudy & Leonel Pereira Nicole Pisano John & Joanne Taggart Gene & Dee Travers Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Vallarta Nicole William Edmund Zebrowski In Nomine Domini Fund Preserving our Heritage Building our Future I would like to make my gift in payments over One Year Two Years Name Address: Telephone: A check payable to Sacred Heart Church In Nomine Domini is enclosed or please charge $ to MC Visa Amex Card Number Exp: Signature Security Code Founders $100,000 $75,000 $50,000 In Nomine Domini Members $25,000 $15,000 $10,000 Stewards $5000 $2500 $1000 Supporters $500 $250 Other
9 Our Lady of the Hamptons Due to the snow storm and school closings, the Bucks for Books raffle date has been changed to March to accommodate those who were unable to meet the deadline for submission. Please contact the school for additional raffle tickets! SOUTHAMPTON.Seven OLH students have been awarded academic scholarships to attend Catholic high schools in September, based upon their achievement on the fall Catholic High Schools Entrance Examinations. Sarah, Charlotte Ferguson, Hannah Tuma, Anna Hoffman, Finn Kelly, and Patrick Tuminski received scholarships from Bishop McGann-Mercy. The students of Prep 7 at OLH were part of a special delegation to Washington, DC for the annual March for Life. They were able to visit with Congressman Zeldin and other representatives, participate in a special liturgy and rally. On the following day, the students worked as a team preparing amenities for residents at Maureen s Haven. Mrs. Erin Stadelman and her Technology students from Prep 7 received special awards for capturing first and second place in a special Technology competition sponsored by the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The teams were challenged to build functioning and speedy roller coasters from common household materials. First place winners: Tara Spring, Kendall Miller and Serena May. Runners-up: Cole Nunez, Brian Conigliaro and Liam Rego. Information packets and registration materials are available at the school now, leading toward September 2015 enrollment. Registration for prospective kindergarten students (must be 5 years old prior to November 30, 2015), and grades one through five must be completed before March 1. Admission to the OLH prep (grades 6,7,8) in the newly constructed complex is limited but available. We invite parishioners and friends to learn more about Our Lady of the Hamptons by visiting the website Tours can be arranged at any time, by calling Regional School News Bishop McGann Mercy to offer one-stop Registration for the school year Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan Junior High and High School in Riverhead will hold registration for new students for the upcoming school year on Saturday, February 7 th from 9 am 12 pm. All incoming 7 th 11 th graders and parents are strongly encouraged to attend this onestop registration event. Bring all required paperwork from the registration packet. Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School is located at 1225 Ostrander Avenue, Riverhead, NY. For more information on registration or attending Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan Junior High and High School, please call the Admissions office at , ext. 335.
10 Life Corner :: SHJM Respect Life Ministry RESOURCES FOR THOSE SEEKING AN ALTERNATIVE TO ABORTION: Rockville Centre Diocese, , ext.626, Priests for Life, , Birthright, , Healing post-abortion: Rachel's Vineyard, , Life Issues discussed for young adults: Women's Health Issues -- a Catholic based approach: The Faith that Does Justice Volunteers needed for Human Resources Are you able to help out on Wednesdays to deliver food to homebound? Meals are put together for people who are homebound and their caregivers on Wednesdays. Drivers are needed to deliver the food. If you can help please call Kerry at Thanks so much!! Reflections On the Gospel from Pax Christi February 1, 2015 The key message in Sunday s readings is Repent. This is a message for all times and all peoples. One of the greatest evils repeated throughout human history and demanding repentance is genocide, and one of the worst examples of genocide was the Jewish holocaust during WWII. Amazingly, however, the holocaust also gave us some of the greatest lessons of human endurance, faith, hope, and love. On Sunday, February 8th, 2015, Pax Christi Metro New York is hosting Etty, a one-woman play about Etty Hillesum, one of the holocaust s greatest messengers of those lessons. Etty was a young Dutch Jewish woman living in Amsterdam during World War II who wrote prolifically about her loves, her work, her deep faith, and her moment in history. In the process, she challenges us to rethink questions of resistance and humanity and to consider our own responsibility in today s world of fear and struggle. Susan Stein will perform and lead a discussion in St. Joseph s Church, Sixth Avenue between Washington Place and Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, starting at 2:30 PM. Reserve your space now by contacting the PCMNY office at or or by going to Seats are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $15 with a student ID.
11 Couple Communication : A Valentines Event Dinner and a Talk on Thursday February 12 at 6:30 pm What could be better than a wonderful meal and a opportunity to grow in your relationship to that someone special. Join us at the Plaza Café for dinner and a talk by Fr. Mike: How to talk so your spouse will listen how to listen so your spouse will talk! Couples young and old will enjoy this event. Prix Fixe Dinner is $35 per person and includes a complimentary glass of wine. If you would like to be part of organizing this event or would like to attend please contact Fr. Mike at Reservations can be made by calling the Plaza Café at Stewardship Opportunities Would you like to put your business at the service of SHJM? Contact the rectory if you can help us: Electrical Work Our bell tower renewal will require running wire from the bell controller in the sacristy to the bell tower. This includes several low voltage cables for control and possibly a new 110 service wire. It is about 75 feet from back to front through the crawl space and about 30 feet up the tower. Must be licensed work. Interested in helping? New Programs at the Basilica Running Outdoor conduit We need 4 underground conduit from our rectory to the church to accommodate cable for internet and security wiring. Mostly lawn to trench, one sidewalk and one driveway to cross. Remember: The value of work done by businesses or professionals is tax deductible as a charitable contribution...
12 Welcome: The Basilica Parish of Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary welcomes the following newly baptized child with joy: James Patrick Doyle Ministries in Need of Your Help Lectors, Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers Just about every one of our masses can use additional Lectors, Ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers. I would especially love to see some of the youngest members of our parish be of service in this way. Our 5 PM mass on Sunday needs the most support right now. We are often very short of all three ministries at this mass. If you are interested please contact Fr. Mike Training will be held on April 25th at McGann Mercy High School. Spirituality Sexton for Saturday 5 PM Fancy word but a sexton is a person who opens and closes the church! We need someone who is available after the 5 PM mass on Saturdays, especially when we have visiting priests. It takes just about 10 minutes to close and secure our church at the end of the day. Interested? Please contact Fr. Mike Adult Faith Opportunities for Prayer & Study Bible Study :: meets every Tuesday at 1 PM in the upper meeting room of the Parish Center. New members are always welcome! Spiritual Book Group :: meeting every Tuesday at 1 PM in the dining room of the Parish Center. New members are always welcome! Secular Franciscans :: meet on the second Sunday of the month in the dining room of the Parish Center after the 11 AM Mass. Would you like to know more about us? Please come to our meeting. Bring a bag lunch and we will supply the coffee. Resurrection Prayer Group meets on Thursdays at 7 PM in the Parish Center. Come share your healing gifts with us. All are welcome. We pray for the sick of our Parish and Community Winnie Chin John Bishop Robert O Shea Suzanne Parillo Gwendolyn Porter Eileen Finlay Roger Williams Robert Melter Daniel Sheerin Stan Witkowski Anne O Brien Anna Norsic Joseph Lyons J T Welker Marcelle Enne Peg Jordan Paul Beatty, Sr. Philip Masi Patricia Kahl Dorothy Higgins Michael Kelley Aubrie Press Rodecker Christina Haag Susan Katzer Drew Bodin Ann Blackmore Perry DeLalio Macario Yat de Leon Dottie Brown Eileen Birnholz Bobby & Caroline Parillo Mary Ann Tupper Patricia Jordan
13 Los signos del Reino de Dios - Jesús acompaña sus palabras con numerosos "milagros, prodigios y signos" que manifiestan que el Reino está presente en Él. Ellos atestiguan que Jesús es el Mesías anunciado. Los signos que lleva a cabo Jesús testimonian que el Padre le ha enviado. Invitan a creer en Jesús. Concede lo que le piden a los que acuden a él con fe. Por tanto, los milagros fortalecen la fe en Aquel que hace las obras de su Padre: éstas testimonian que él es Hijo de Dios. Pero también pueden ser "ocasión de escándalo". No pretenden satisfacer la curiosidad ni los deseos mágicos. A pesar de tan evidentes milagros, Jesús es rechazado por algunos. Al liberar a algunos hombres de los males terrenos del hambre, de la injusticia, de la enfermedad y de la muerte, Jesús realizó unos signos mesiánicos; no obstante, no vino para abolir todos los males aquí abajo, sino a liberar a los hombres de la esclavitud más grave, la del pecado, que es el obstáculo en su vocación de hijos de Dios y causa de todas sus servidumbres humanas. La venida del Reino de Dios es la derrota del reino de Satanás: "Pero si por el Espíritu de Dios expulso yo los demonios, es que ha llegado a vosotros el Reino de Dios". Los exorcismos de Jesús liberan a los hombres del dominio de los demonios. Anticipan la gran victoria de Jesús sobre "el príncipe de este mundo". Por la Cruz de Cristo será definitivamente establecido el Reino de Dios: (CCE, ). Seguro de Salud para Niños - La representante de Fidelis Care, Konny Tapias, estará en el Apostolado Hispano los miércoles de las 10 AM hasta la 1:00 PM, para ayudar con seguro de salud para los niños. Taller de Coros El Tercer Taller de Coros será el sábado, 21 de febrero a las 8:00 AM a las 3:00 PM en el apostolado Hispano en Southampton. Llame a Maria Cintrón para avisarle que vendrás. La Candelaria - El lunes, 2 de febrero, se celebrará la fiesta de la Presentación del Señor, o sea la Candelaria. Habrá una Misa en Hampton Bays a las 4:00 PM y una Misa en la Basílica en Southampton a las 7:00 PM. Cursillo Prematrimonial - A los interesados en contraer matrimonio por la iglesia católica, les estamos informando que el Cursillo Prematrimonial si iniciará el 1º de febrero. Las reuniones serán los domingos de las 9:00 AM hasta las 12 de mediodía en Southampton. Taller para la Protección de los Niños - El sábado, 21 de febrero, a las 10:00 AM habrá un taller sobre la protección de los niños en la escuela de la iglesia en Montauk. El taller enseña sobre la realidad del abuso sexual a menores. Es muy informativo y además nos capacita para prevenir el abuso. Uno puede inscribirse para el taller por el internet en la página o allí en la puerta. Pedimos que no traigan niños menores de 18 años al taller. Rincón de Información Curso Pre-Bautismal Domingo, 22 de febrero, a la 1:30 PM en el Apostolado o las 5 PM en la iglesia en East Hampton. Favor de llevar la copia del acta de nacimiento del niño. Bautizos en Southampton serán el 1º de febrero, el 1º de marzo, el 5 de abril y el 3 de mayo. El Asesor de Inmigración de Caridades Católicas En el Apostolado Hispano el 12 de febrero, de las 2:00 a las 5:00 PM. Comunidad de Oración para Adultos y Familias Los martes a las 7:30 PM en la el salón parroquial. El tercer martes de cada mes se reúne en la iglesia para la hora santa. Divina Misericordia - Misa en la Basílica el cuarto miércoles de cada mes a las 8:00 PM. Preparación Pre Matrimonial Para casarse por la iglesia, haga una cita para una entrevista con el P. Marvin o el P. Esteban. El curso pre-matrimonial se da por seis domingos, de las 9 AM al mediodía comenzando el primer domingo de junio, octubre o febrero. Requisitos para el Bautismo de un Niño Curso: Para bautizar a su hijo, es necesario que los padres y padrinos asistan al curso pre-bautismal. Padrinos: Debe escoger a los padrinos conscientes de los requisitos. Los padrinos tienen que ser católicos bautizados, confirmados y que han hecho su Primera Comunión y deben poder comulgar. El padrino (madrina) debe ser un(a) soltero(a) o debe ser casado por la iglesia. Permisos: Si viven afuera de la zona servida por el Apostolado Hispano, necesitan una carta de su párroco dándonos permiso para bautizar su hijo. Padre Esteban: Cel: ; Fax: Apostolado Hispano: ; Fax: Horas del Apostolado: Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes -2-4 PM APOSTOLADO HISPANO
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