Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time We Celebrate the Eucharist on Saturday at 5:00 PM, and Sunday at
7:30, 9:00 (Family Mass), 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon and 5:00 PM.
We Celebrate the Weekday Eucharist as scheduled.
We Celebrate The Sacrament of Penance on Saturdays from 4:00 to
4:45 PM. At other times by appointment.
We Celebrate Baptism at 2:00 PM on the Second and Fourth Sundays of
the month. Please call to arrange for a pre-baptismal interview. Parents are
required to attend a Baptism Preparation Session held once every month.
Those chosen as sponsors for Baptism should lead lives in harmony with
the Catholic faith and the role of Godparent.
We Celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage. At least six months before
you plan to be married and before you make arrangements for the
reception, please make an appointment with one of the priests to begin
the necessary preparations.
We Care For The Sick. Those who are seriously ill or about to undergo
1300 Northern Boulevard serious surgery are encouraged to celebrate the Sacrament of the
Manhasset, NY 11030 Anointing of the Sick. The Sacrament is celebrated on the second Sunday
(516) 627-0385 FAX (516) 627-6070 of the month following the 10:30 AM Mass in the Chapel. If one is unable
to come to Church, please call the Parish Ofﬁce to arrange for a home
www.stmary.ws visit for Anointing or reception of the Eucharist.
Msgr. John J. McCann, Pastor We Care For Our Sisters And Brothers through our Parish Social
Ministry and Food Pantry. For information call 365-2705
Fr. Allan Sikorski, Associate Pastor
Deacon Frank Bice We Educate Our Children
Deacon Charles Kammerer
Saint Mary’s Elementary School offers excellent education in the Spirit
Dr. Jo-Ann Metzdorff, Pastoral Associate of the Gospel from grades N, Pre-K to Eighth grade. For information call
Msgr. John J. Skelly, Pastor Emeritus 627-0184.
Saint Mary’s High School offers a college preparatory education for
the ninth to twelfth grades in the context of Catholic moral values. For
information call 627-2711.
The Faith Formation Program (Religions Education) provides excellent
formation in the Catholic Faith for children in public or private schools.
Preparation for First Holy Communion and Conﬁrmation requires two
years. All classes are held at St. Mary’s. Grades 1 through 5 meet on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Families choose which
day. Grades 6, 7 and 8 meet on Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. For
information about Grades 1-8 call 627-4028 and for Grades 9-12 call
365-2116. Ofﬁce hours: Mon. 11-9; Tues. & Thurs. 9-6; Wed. 9-5. Closed
We Reach Out To Our Teens though our Youth Ministry Program. For
Sixteenth information call 627-5759.
Sunday We Welcome New Members to the Catholic Church and to Saint
Mary’s Parish. If you are new in the area or interested in learning more
in about the Catholic faith, please call the Parish Ofﬁce.
Ordinary Time We Have Opportunities For Prayer. The Church is open Monday to
Friday until 8:45 PM and on Saturday and Sundays to 6:00 PM so that we
may have the opportunity for quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
The Miraculous Medal Novena is said each Monday following the 9:00
July 18, 2010 AM Mass. Monday to Friday the Rosary is said following the 9:00 AM
Mass. Eucharistic Adoration is held every Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00
PM in the Chapel. On First Saturdays the Scriptural Rosary is recited
following the 8:00 AM Mass. Each Monday evening a Rosary Service
is held at 7:15 PM.
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Parish Mission Statement
We, the community of Saint Mary’s, Manhasset, building on our rich heritage of Catholic faith and tradition,
center ourselves in the Eucharist and honor God in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, we seek to be the presence of Christ through our liturgical, educational
and social ministries. We dedicate our time, talent and treasure to the service of all as we build the
kingdom of God in our world. We commit to this mission in the name of Jesus Christ.
Masses for the Week Parish Directory
Monday, July 19th Rev. Msgr. John J. McCann - Pastor
Mi 6:1-4, 6-8, Mt 12:38-42 627-0385 ext. 1004
7:00 AM Margaret Price
9:00 AM Rose Ann Palmer Deacon Frank Bice Dr. Jo-Ann Metzdorff
627-0385 Pastoral Associate
Tuesday, July 20th 627-0385 ext. 1010
St. Apollinaris Martha Brincat
Mi 7:14-15, 18-20, Mt 12:46-50 Music Director Theresa Perrella Gaudiuso
7:00 AM Vanessa Burns 627-0385 ext. 1021 Parish & Elementary School
9:00 AM Nora Cioppa
Wednesday, July 21st Anthony Chiofolo 627-0385 ext. 1000
St. Lawrence of Brindisi Controller
Jer 1:1, 4-10, Mt 13:1-9 627-0385 ext. 1007 Fr. Vincent Ritchie, SJ
7:00 AM Douglas Haigney In Residence
9:00 AM Felix Suarez Lorraine Czarniak
Director of Faith Formation Gr. K-8 Fr. Allan Sikorski
Thursday, July 22nd
St. Mary Magdalene 627-4028 ext. 1127 Associate Pastor
Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13, Jn 20:1-2, 11-18 627-0385 ext. 1006
7:00 AM Anthony Hladek Msgr. Joseph DeGrocco
Sunday Assistant Fr. Raphael Soadwah
9:00 AM A. Thomas Beasley
Friday, July 23rd Vincent Hartley Christine Sutherland
St. Bridget of Sweden Facilities Manager Coordinator of Parish Social Ministry
Jer 3:14-17, Mt 13:18-23 627-0385 ext. 1002 365-2705 ext. 1126
7:00 AM Annette Riviello
9:00 AM Concetto Gentile Deacon Charles Kammerer Eileen Symmons ‘86
Saturday, July 24th 627-0385 Director of Communications
St. Sharbel Makhluf Patricia McDonough 627-0385 ext. 1001
Jer 7:1-11, Mt 13:24-30 Director of Youth Ministry
8:00 AM Sylvester Bilello
5:00 PM Marietta Bucciarelli, 627-5759
Saint Mary’s Elementary School
Juan Carlos Valls, 627-0184 | www.stmary11030.org
Achilea Gancia Funai, Celeste M. Checchia, PhD Elaine Drzymalski
Joseph McHenry, Principal Assistant Principal
John & Ella Surgala
Saint Mary’s College Preparatory High School
Sunday, July 25th 627-2711 | www.stmary.ws/highschool
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gn 18:20-32, Col 2:12-14, Lk 11:1-13 Grace M. Cavallo, President
7:30 AM Helen Patricia Cooper Jonathan D. Kramer ‘92, Principal
9:00 AM Mildred Schnurr, Kristin Lynch Graham ‘88
Marco Lovato, Director of Development and Alumni Relations 627-4605
William Lundin, Please Pray for the Ill In Memoriam
Rosemarie & Livia Richards Grace Falcone
Eugene Messina, Jr. Gene Travers
10:30 AM For the People of the Parish Taylor Smith
12 Noon Dolores Licari Joyce Curbing Jennifer Vasek
5:00 PM Robert Duhig Anthony Walsh Michael Hallquest
Louis Pisciotta Claudia Phaup
Alice Sullivan Mary D’Alba
Gladys Domke Harriet Brensic
Billy Fischer Francesca Correri
Thomas Murphy Jan Hlavaty
Names will remain on the list for 3 months. Please notify the
Bulletin Editor if you would like to continue.
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Stewards of God’s Gifts
Today’s readings speak of hospitality. Abraham cheerfully did for his guests all that desert
hospitality required and was rewarded with his heart’s desire-a son. Martha also busied
herself with all the details of hospitality, but grudgingly, with complaint. Am I a cheerful or
We are grateful this week for all stewards in our parish who reach out to help our most
vulnerable newcomers, people who arrive on Long Island ﬂeeing war, natural disaster, or
personal persecution in their countries of origin.
The collection for Sunday, July 11, 2010 amounted to $19,776.00
Credit Cards amounted to $4,119.00 totaling $23,895.00
The collection for July 12, 2009 amounted to $22,035.00
The Children’s collection for Sunday, July 11, 2010 amounted to $3.00
Children’s Time & Talent: praying that everyone has a safe and happy summer.
Please consider enrolling in Faith Direct today. You may visit www.faithdirect.net to enroll, our parish
code is NY281. You can also pick up an enrollment form in the parish ofﬁce.
St. Mary’s Readings and Questions
Gift Shop for Faith Sharing
Come and see our
Cards, Gift Items & Jewelry
Birthdays, Baptisms, Reading I: Genesis 18:1-10a
& Weddings The LORD appeared to Abraham
by the terebinth of Mamre.
Reading II: Colossians 1:24-28
It is Christ in you, the hope for glory.
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42
Mary has chosen the better part
Open Tuesday & Thursday and it will not be taken from her.
9:30 AM-1:30 PM Question for Adults:
Sunday 9:30 AM-1:30 PM How do I “choose the better part” out of
all the hustle and bustle in my life?
Unique Religious Gifts & Cards not
found anywhere else are available for
every occasion, Question for Children:
When someone visits my home, how do I help
The Gift Shop is located on the Lower
to make them feel welcome?
Level of the Church
phone - 627-0385 x. 1106
All Proceeds Benefit Parish Social Ministry
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The Faith Formation Ofﬁce
will be closed for the month of July.
May God bless you during this summer time
of rest and renewal.
WHERE IS YOUR TEEN IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP
WITH GOD AND THE CHURCH?
As a parent, grandparent, godparent, etc., you are an important part of the answer to this question. If
you are reading this, you are already actively involved in some way. Through our baptism, we are all
called to service. Why not join the team of enthusiastic people who are putting their faith into action
as catechists? The 6th 7th, and 8th grade Religion classes will begin meeting on Monday nights in
September to serve the spiritual needs of our young people. Please prayerfully consider becoming a
catechist. Come to our Echoing the Word training in August to see if God is calling you to pray with
and teach these young people about God’s love.
You are invited to:
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Please pray for our men and women
Italian Barbecue and Feast currently serving our country.
Saturday, July 24, 2010 Abbott, Kyle C., PVT, USMC Keating, Peter, COL, USMC
Manorhaven Park in Port Washington Alexander, James W., 1LT, USA Keating, Thomas, COL, USMC
1:00 PM until the park closes.
Amerson, Jason, CPT, USA Keenom, Chris SrA, USAF
Sausage and Peppers, Fried Calamari, Zeppoles, Clams on the Half Shell, Baber, Joseph, MAJ, USAF Keenom, Craig SrA, USAF
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, Salads, Wine, Beer, Soda,
Italian Pastries, Ice Cream, Coffee Bova, Thomas J., SPC, USA O’Leary, Jason, SSGT, USAF
Conroy, Craig, PFC, USA Rodi, Caroline G., LCDR, USN
Fun and Games for Everyone Including:
Volleyball, Bocce Ball, Horseshoes, Tug of War, Three-Legged Races,
Sack Races, Balloon Toss, Softball DiStefano, Matthew, CPT, USAF Sharkey, John J., LTCOL, USMC
There will be a DJ playing all types of music. Dwyer, Connor, 1LT, USMC Spivak III, Edmund, CPT, USAF
Fontanetta, Joseph, 1LT, USMC Vaughan, Kevin, LCPL, USMC
Adults $15.00 Family $45.00
Tickets Sold at the Parish Ofﬁce Higgins, James, SSGT, USMC Wilson, Gordon S., CDR, USN
For more information, please contact Howard, Edward, PV2, USA
Grand Knight Ted Newkirk at 472-0178 or E-mail email@example.com
Sponsored by If you have a service member that you would like to add to this
The Knights of Columbus list please contact Fr. Sikorski via E-mail at frsikorski@stmary. ws.
Father William Daly Council #2122
Serving St. Mary’s Church of Manhasset and St. Aloysius Church of Great Neck Please include name, rank and branch of service.
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Manhasset USAF Lt. Col. Cameron Dadgar Thrills Cub Pack 101
With Visit Saying Thanks for Operation: Shoe Box
On July 6th, Cub Scout Pack 101 enjoyed an impromptu gathering at the American Legion, Post 304 Hall with U.S. Air Force Lt.
Col. Cameron Dadgar. Lt. Col. Dadgar, a Manhasset native, was Pack 101’s contact in Iraq during its “Operation: Shoe Box” drive
to provide goodie boxes to the Troops during the winter holidays.
Lt. Col. Dadgar was home visiting family, but graciously made time to spend with the Cub Scouts and their siblings. Pack Chairman
Ken Riscica introduced Lt. Col. Dadgar, showing how you always greet a serviceman or servicewoman with the salutation, “thank
you for your service”, as their service provides the freedom we all enjoy. Lt. Col. Dadgar began with heartfelt thanks to our youth
for their wonderful care packages and describing the delight they brought overseas during the holiday season. He then explained
his life in service to the military as an Air Force pilot, including
his missions in defense of freedom, the environment he serves in,
the importance of comradery, the places he has lived and visited,
and his intense training and journey to achieve his goal of being
a pilot–something he loves. Lt. Col. Dadgar also happily ﬁelded
countless questions about his uniform, insignias and ﬂight gear,
the structure of a ﬂight squadron, a typical “day at work” and how
to ﬂy a plane (“It’s a lot like a car, but much faster and without
a road)”. Of course, the boys could not hear enough detail about
the F-16’s heavy arsenal of bullets, missiles and rockets, enemy
tracking radar and twice the speed-of-sound ﬂying capability!
Needless to say, the crowd was engrossed with his energetic,
informative, meaningful and engaging exchange.
Overall, Lt. Col. Dadgar’s message to our youth was constant and
positive: study hard, obey your parents (and Den leaders), always
make the right choices and have faith, so you will grow up to
follow your dreams like he did.
Top photo: Lt. Col. Dadgar addressing the crowd and answering questions. Bottom photo: Lt. Col. Cameron Dadgar with Pack Chairman
Ken Riscica, Den Leaders Jan Cuomo, Tara LaSalle, Pam Smith, Chris Simone and Cub Scouts and family.
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Adult Faith Formation
Do You Know?
This week’s question: Why can’t we have two male or two female godparents?
Answer to last week’s question: Is a person who is divorced allowed to receive Holy Communion at
Mass? This is another one of those “yes or no” answers. While the Church forbids divorce, it is sometimes
deemed necessary for various reasons. A person who is civilly divorced, is not remarried, and is living a chaste
life, may continue to receive Communion provided they are in the state of grace. In fact, the Eucharist will
give them the strength and graces they need to get through the affects of divorce. The problem with receiving
Communion occurs when the divorced person remarries without a Decree of Nullity (wrongly but commonly
referred to as an annulment). Without the Decree, a divorced person is still considered married to their previous
spouse and to enter into another relationship is considered adultery in the eyes of the Church. Catholics in this
situation however, may still attend Mass, and in fact, are still obligated to do so. They may not receive the
Eucharist or be a Baptism or Conﬁrmation sponsor due to their irregular marriage. It is important that such
persons speak with a priest and begin the process to seek a Decree of Nullity, and then regularize their current
situation within the Church through convalidation of the marriage.
If you have a question you would like to see answered in this column, please call, write, or E-mail Jo-Ann
Metzdorff in the Parish Ofﬁce (627-0385 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Do you know someone who may have thought about becoming a Catholic?
RCIA is the normative way for un-baptized adults and children over seven,
or those baptized in other Christian faiths, to be initiated into the Catholic Church.
Sessions are held in the Ministry Center following the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass.
Please contact Jo-Ann Metzdorff for more information.
New Inquirers are accepted at any time during the year.
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
by Jo-Ann Metzdorff, D.Min.
The Liturgy of the Eucharist:
The Gifts We Bring to Offer - Part I
Having been fed at the Table of the Word, we now prepared to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist, which is the
second part of our celebration of the Mass. As mentioned in an earlier article, both the Liturgy of the Word and the
Liturgy of the Eucharist “form but one single act of worship” (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, #28). The
Liturgy of the Eucharist consists of several rites: the Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts, the Eucharistic Prayer, and
the Communion Rite. Each of these rites contains several elements that we will explore here and in upcoming articles.
Most of the revisions of the English translation of the Missal will be found in the prayers of these rites, the bulk of
them being the prayers of the priest. But, since the priest is praying on our behalf, paying attention to these prayers
helps us to enter more deeply into the sacred action.
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal states that the Liturgy of the Eucharist focuses on the “Paschal Sacriﬁce
and banquet, by which the Sacriﬁce of the Cross is continuously made present in the Church, whenever the priest,
representing Christ the Lord, carries out what the Lord himself did and handed over to his disciples to be done in his
memory (#72). We, as the assembled Body of Christ, take part through prayerful attention to the prayers, but also
through our singing, our responses, our gestures and postures, and our interior disposition.
The Liturgy of the Eucharist begins with the Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts, starting with the Offertory Chant.
This is usually a congregational hymn, but it can also be a chanted psalm, a choral anthem sung by the choir alone, or
simply instrumental music. It continues at least until the gifts are placed on the altar.
This part of the Mass is usually the time for the weekly collection. Some may wonder why a collection is taken up
as part of the Mass. From the earliest times, the people brought with them to the Eucharistic celebration the bread
and wine that was made by their hands to be offered at the altar. Contributions were also taken up to help the poor,
widows, orphans, and to provide income for the Church. The collection is important for one of the precepts of the
Church is to provide for its support. It also represents a sacriﬁce we are making. In these difﬁcult ﬁnancial times, our
money is important. It signiﬁes many hours spent in work and toil. In the spirit of good stewardship, we offer up a
portion of our “treasure” so that the good work of the Church can continue. The money we offer goes to running our
parish, our schools and the many different charities that need our support in order to continue.
At the beginning of Mass there should be nothing on the altar except the white altar cloth and the Book of Gospels
that was processed in by the deacon and brought to the ambo for the reading of the Gospel. While the collection is
being taken up, it is the responsibility of the deacon, if one is present, to prepare the altar assisted by the altar servers.
The following items are placed on the altar. The corporal is a square cloth upon which the vessels are placed. It
also “catches” any particles of the consecrated hosts that may fall to the altar. The sacramentary, which will soon be
referred to only by its proper name, the Roman Missal, is the large red book that contains all of the prayers of the Mass.
The priest’s chalice is also placed on the altar at this time. The chalice may have a puriﬁcator on top of it, which is a
rectangular cloth used to purify the chalice, and the pall, a small, hard linen square sometimes used to cover the chalice
to protect the wine from contaminants. If Communion is being distributed under both species, additional cups and
puriﬁcators are brought to the altar at this time as well.
When the altar is prepared and the collection taken, we are ready for the Procession with the Gifts. In the next article I
will explore the signiﬁcance of our gifts and the idea of offering not only the bread and wine, but ourselves as well.
As you prepare for Mass this week, think about how the prayers and readings in the Liturgy of the Word prepare you to
enter into the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Also, consider your own sacriﬁcial offering for the support of the parish and
the Church at large. Is my ﬁnancial offering truly a sacriﬁcial gift to the parish? Can I increase my offering at this
time to assist the parish in meeting its many obligations?
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Parish Social Ministry
Juice Canned Fruit Peanut Butter/Jelly
Sugar Tuna Fish Pancake Mix/Syrup
Jello Instant Coffee Black & Red Beans
Tissues Toilet Paper Laundry Soap
Friends Offering Care Understanding and Support for the divorced, single or widowed
Monday, July 19th – Funday Monday at North Hempstead Beach Park.
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Bring lunch, cards, games, etc.
Entertainment will be provided. Rides are available.
Contact: Ronnie LoCascio 365-8355 or Bob Canale 627-6372.
Thursday, July 22nd – Monthly Bridge game. 12:00 Noon in the Marian room.
For further information please call Bob Canale at 627-6372.
Do you have tickets to a sporting or cultural event that you may not be using?
Give Parish Social Ministry a call at 365-2705. We have families in the parish and
community who would love to spend some family time at a special event, but
cannot afford to purchase tickets. Please consider giving them the opportunity
to share a family day or night out!
Please continue your support of St. Mary’s throughout the summer. Consider enrollment in Faith Direct.
Visit their website www.faithdirect.net or pick up a form in the parish ofﬁce.
Banns of Marriage
Taryn Wallace and Ryan Wood
St. Aidan’s, Williston Park Williston Park
June Hinton and George Doyle
St. Mary’s, Manhasset
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Young Adult Ministry
SUMMER SERVICE TRIP to APPALACHIA
July 19th - July 24th
This week, ten members of St. Mary’s Young Adult Ministry will ﬂy to
West Virginia to care for the children of St. Anne’s Parish in Webster
Springs. Many of these children lost their fathers in April’s tragic
mining accident. A memorial will be dedicated to those families through
the generosity of St. Mary’s Parish. Please keep our teens, Emily
Albrechtsen, Sarah Barcia, Alice Coughlin, Catherine DeMatteis, Anne
Hull, Adrianna Kavoussi, Caroline Keogh, Madison Molinari, Katharine
Nicosia, Lauren Procaccino, and their chaperones, Pat McDonough,
Bethanne DeMatteis, and Laura Hull, in your prayers this week, as well
as the grieving families of West Virginia.
(subject to change) Eucharistic
July 24th & 25th Adoration
Saturday, July 24th Thursday
5:00 PM Fr. Allan Sikorski 1:00 to 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 25th
7:30 AM Fr. Allan Sikorski
In the Chapel,
9:00 AM Fr. Joseph Koilparampil off the south side of the Church.
10:30 AM Fr. Vincent Ritchie
12:00 Noon Msgr. John J. McCann Come spend some time in prayer
5:00 PM Fr. Renato Sammut before
the Blessed Sacrament.
The “Pie Nuns”
Will Be Here
The Dominican Sisters of West Hartford, CT will
be at St. Mary’s next weekend, July 24th and
25th, selling their homemade bread, brownies,
and pies after all the weekend Masses. The
proceeds from this sale will be used to buy
medical supplies for their mission to support the
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Class of 1990
SCHEDULE Twentieth Reunion Celebration
Saturday, July 17th | 7:00 PM
July 19th - July 25th Long Island Marriott Hotel
101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale
Monday, July 19th - Friday, July 23rd $100 per person
No assigned altar servers for weekday Masses.
Saturday, July 24th Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic
Thursday, September 23rd
5 :00 PM A. Kelly, E. Lennon, D. Stevenson, Plandome Country Club, Plandome
Sunday, July 25th Class of 1960
Fiftieth Reunion Celebration
7:30 AM T. Mangione, F. Minieri Saturday, October 9th | 7:00 PM
9:00 AM N. LaBruna, K. LaBruna, J. Miller, Roslyn Claremont Hotel
T. McGreal 1221 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn
10:30 AM K. Harmon, M. O’Reilly, J. Broderick, $105 per person
12:00 Noon C. O’Sullivan, K. O’Sullivan, D. Russo, For more information, please contact the
E. Scaring Office of Development and Alumni Relations
5:00 PM C. Sheehan, S. Stanchio, C. Simone, at 627 4605 or visit www.stmaryalumni.ws