Page 1 St. Church
St. Athanasius Athanasius Church March 18, 2012
Brooklyn, New York Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato,
B.A., M.Div., M.S. Ed.
Rev. Ronald D’Antonio, B.A., M.Div.
Rev. Gabriel Toro-Rivas, B.A., M.Div.
Ministerio Hispano/Spanish Apostolate
Deacon Dante Colandrea
Deacon William Kelly
The Sisters of St. Joseph
Brentwood, New York
Director of Music Ministries
Mr. Steven LaPlante, M. Mus.
Lay Pastoral Leader
Mr. Joseph Barbieri, B.A., KHS
Mrs. Madelon Vitucci
Mrs. Lucy Acosta-Pugliese, B.A., M.S. Ed.
WHO IS WELCOME IN ST. ATHANASIUS CHURCH?
Cluster Director of Youth Ministry
Are you a sinner? Have you been away from the church for a long time? Are you divorced or sepa- Mr. Kenny Wodzanowski, B.S.
rated? Are you physically or mentally challenged? Are you from a different culture? Are you not St. Frances Cabrini
accepted because of your sexual orientation? Are you elderly, a teen or young adult? Are you 1562 86th Street
discriminated against because of your color? Are you feeling broken? Are you poor or out of work? Brooklyn, NY 11228
Have you been imprisoned? Have you a feeling that you are left out? You are welcome here!
This is your home, and we are your family!
Do you suffer from Celiac Sprue Disease? We are Celiac friendly and, after receiving permis- Pastoral Associate for the Spanish
sion from our Bishop, we can provide you with low gluten hosts and a pyx, in order to enable you Speaking Apostolate
to receive Holy Communion at daily Mass and Sunday Mass. To begin the process, please call Fr.
Ron D’Antonio at our rectory, 718.236.0124 Ext. 13. Mr. Alvaro Chavarriaga, B.A.
Oficina de Ministerio Latino
RECTORY: SAINT ATHANASIUS SCHOOL:
To contact our
6120 Bay Parkway Pastoral Planning Council
2154 61st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569 Email: StAthanasiusPPC@aol.com
Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569
Tel. (718) 236-4791
Tel. (718) 236-0124 Faith Formation Office:
Fax. (718) 621-1423
Fax. (718) 236-4960 Principal: 6120 Bay Parkway
http://www.stathanasiusbrooklyn.org Brooklyn, NY 11204-2569
StAthanasiusNY@hotmail.com Mrs. Lorraine Garone-Tesoro,
M.A., M.S. Ed. Tel. (718) 331-8811
Pastoral Administration: Fax. (718) 331-2582
Mrs. Marie Skroly Mrs. Theresa Simon Director of Faith Formation:
Mrs. AnnaMarie Scuteri Mrs. Nicoletta Milo
The Rectory is also the home of our Parish Priests. We ask you to Our Church is Handicap
respect their home by observing Rectory Office Hours and by calling Accessible.
in advance for an appointment.
SUNDAY MASSES: ROSARY FOR LIFE: CONFESSION (Reconciliation):
Saturday after the 9 AM Mass Saturdays 4-5 PM or anytime by appointment.
Saturday: 5:30 PM DIVINE MERCY PRAYERS
BAPTISM: Sunday at 2:30 PM. Both parents
Sunday: 8:30,10:00,11:30 (Choir) & 6 PM Every Wednesday after 9 AM Mass
make an appointment with a priest. Both par-
Spanish HOLYDAY MASSES: ents & godparents must attend a Baptismal
Saturday: 7:30 PM (Lower Church) Eve: 7:30 PM (English) Instruction Class.
Sunday: 10:00 AM (Lower Church) Day: 7, 9, (English)
1:00 PM (Upper Church) Night: MARRIAGE: Couples are to make arrange-
7:30 PM (Italian) Upper Church ments six months in advance.
7:30 PM (Spanish) Lower Church
11:30 AM (Lower Church)
ANOINTING & COMMUNION CALLS: Those
First Friday: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
WEEKDAY MASSES: 7 and 9 AM who wish to be anointed or receive Commun-
after last morning Mass concluding with Benedic-
ion at home, call one of the priests to make
tion at 7:30 PM. Italian Mass at 8 PM.
MORNING PRAYER: arrangements or call our Pastoral Ministry
Monday-Saturday 8:45 AM IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: Office: 718-236-0124 Ext. 44
Mondays after 9 AM Mass
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Sunday, March 18th: PASTORAL CARE Please don’t forget to inform us if you are
going to be hospitalized so one of our priests can visit. Pro-
8:30 Thomas Morabito vide us with your name, hospital, room number, phone num-
10:00 Rosary Society for Marie Esemplare ber and, when possible, how long you will be hospitalized. If
11:30 PURG. SOCIETY, Concetta & Ignazio Ilardi you are unable to attend Mass, due to poor health, illness or
11:30 ITAL. - Giuliano Pesce advanced age, please call so a Eucharistic Minister can
bring Communion to you. Anointing of the Sick may be re-
1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church quested because of scheduled surgery or treatment for a life
6:00 Vincenzo & Rosario Gagliardi -threatening illness. Call us prior to your surgery or treat-
ment. Anointing of the Sick at Mass may be celebrated be-
fore you go into the hospital. Directly inform one of our
Monday, March 19th priests or call one of our Pastoral Administrators.
7:00 San Giuseppe
9:00 Giovanni Furio WELCOME, we’re glad you’re here! If this is the first time you
have been to St. A's, welcome! We promise that if you keep your
heart and mind open to God, you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Tuesday, March 20th: Would you like to talk to someone? We’re here to listen and help if
7:00 Giuseppe Poma we can. Just call us at the Rectory when you’re ready. In the
meantime, remember that you are always prayed for and that it is
9:00 Francesca & Luigi Zuco our hope to pray with you each week.
St. Anthony Novena, Week 1 MAKE A VISIT TO THE CHURCH AND PRAY IN THE PRESENCE
7:00pm St. Anthony Novena OF JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Don't forget our Upper
Church is open Monday-Friday from 6:30a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday
7a.m. to 7p.m. & Sundays 7a.m. to 7p.m. Feel welcome to kneel at
Wednesday, March 21st: the communion rail at the Altar of the Blessed Sacrament or sit on
7:00 Angelina & Thomas Stagnitta the benches in the Sanctuary.
9:00 Maria Tarzia
7:30pm VESPERS Memorials for the Week
Hosts: In Loving Memory of Paula Davis re-
Thursday, March 22nd: quested by Elaine M. & Linda
7:00 S. Clare Cecilia Rapp, CSJ
9:00 Nancy & Rocco Badolato Altar Wine: In Loving Memory of Guy Ateniese
requested by Grace Ateniese
Friday, March 23rd: Candles: In Loving Memory of Maria Barbaro re-
7:00 Giuseppe Seminara & Mano Faulisi
quested by Nicola, Gioconda, Pasqua & Dominic
9:00 Maria & Antonio Muia
3:00 STATIONS OF THE CROSS Sanctuary Lamp: In Loving Memory of Filippo
Matrascia requested by Daughter, Marie
Saturday, March 24th:
9:00 Sister Louisa Mazza Sanctuary Lamp: In Loving Memory of Paula
5:30 Leon, Antoinette, Mary, George Gambetta Davis requested by Her Mother, Jo Pellegrini
7:30pm Spanish Mass - Upper Church
Knights of Columbus Right-to-Life Rose: OPEN
Sunday, March 25th:
8:30 Mary Tuohy De Mola
10:00 Joseph De Stefano BAPTISMAL IN-TAKE:
11:30 PURG. SOCIETY,Joseph B. Cavallaro Baptismal arrangements are made every Wed.
Columbiettes & Marilyn D’Angeolo evening from 7-8:30 pm in the Rectory basement.
11:30 ITAL. - Anniv Mass for Lasalandra, Please bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate
Comes, Grisanzio, Pasqualicchio and when you come in. Instruction Class is held the
Pesce Families last Tuesday of the month in the evening.
1:00 Spanish Mass - Upper Church
6:00 Maryann Donadio
Our Call to Christian Stewardship
Mar. 11, 2012 - $10,917.00
Mar. 13, 2011 - $ 9,319.00
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From the Pastor’s Desk…
Our goal for the 2012 Annual Catholic Appeal is $71,000. In Pew solicitation continues this weekend
March 24 & 25. I ask for your continued generosity.
Thurs., April 26 is our Annual School Spring Fling. Tickets are $50 and can be obtained at the Rectory or School.
Community Meeting, Thurs., Mar. 22, 2012 in school auditorium at 7pm. We want to update everyone
on the Bay Parkway property and discuss the resolution and future plans. Also, I want to thank every-
one for their generosity in helping us meet the final expenses for our attorney.
It was greatly appreciated.
Our food pantry is in need of certain canned goods: tuna fish, chicken breast, green vegetables & fruits.
Also needed are cereal, non dairy powdered milk, coffee and tea.
Lenten Film Series
All Catholics between the ages 18 and 59 are bound to fast on Ash
Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting means limiting oneself to a Tues., Mar 20 - 9:45 am
single full meal and avoiding food between meals. Two very light
meals are permitted. Godspell
All Catholics who have reached their 14th year are bound to Ab-
stain totally from meat on All Fridays of Lent.
After a person has received First Communion, he or she must re-
ceive Communion at least once a year, during the Easter Season.
The Easter Season begins with the First Sunday of Lent (Feb. 26th)
and continues until Trinity Sunday (June 3rd).
Reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is en-
couraged during Lent, especially if you have been away from Sun-
The following Weekday Masses for June 2012 are available:
7:00am June 27
The following Memorials for March - June 2012 are available:
Host Wine Candles Sanctuary Lamp
May 20, 27 May 20
Jun. 3 Jun. 3, Jun. 10 Jun. 3, 10, 17
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2012 Lenten Schedule
Friday Stations of the Cross
(Feb. 24-Mar. 30) Kearney Korner
3:00 PM (English) Upper Church
39th Annual Card Party Extravaganza
7:00 PM (Italian) Upper Church Friday, March 23, 2012
Doors open at 7:00pm - Donation $20
7:00 PM (Spanish) Lower Church
Includes sandwich, soda, coffee and cookies
For tickets call:
Tuesday Lenten Film Series S. Virginia at (718) 236-6363 ext 247
Nazareth Institute - 9:45 AM Great fun & hundreds of prizes!!!
NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR
Mar. 20th Godspell _________________________
Mar. 27th The Greatest Story Ever Told – Alumnae Reunions
pt. 1 Saturday, April 28, 2012
Apr. 3rd The Greatest Story Ever Told – in the school.
1987’s reunion will begin at noon in the library.
The reunion for the graduates of 1967, 1972, 1977,
Wednesday Vespers Series 1982, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007
will begin at 3 PM in the gym.
Upper Church – 7:30PM
For further information call:
Mar. 21th Vespers and Reflection by (718) 236-6363 x247 or
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
WINS News Religion Commentator
Listen to his story about being St. Athanasius is Going Green
Jewish and living in NYC, Msgr. Cassato invites all parishioners and ministries
a City of Diversity. to support our parish-wide Fundraiser with Viridian
Mar. 28th Vespers and Reflection by Energy. Viridian Energy is licensed by New York
State in the Con Edison and National Grid Markets.
Sr. Camille D’Arienzo,
Parishioners can save money on their electric and gas
Sister of Mercy
utility bills, and St. Athanasius makes money from
WINS News Religion Commentator Viridian.
Listen to her story of being a Msgr. Cassato is the Fundraising Director, along with
religious women in today’s parishioners Billy & Christiane Valentine.
Church. You can now save money year-round since both Gas
and Electric savings are now available.
Home Assistance Msgr. Cassato requests that all ministries and parish-
We are happy to announce that two members of our ioners assist us in making this ongoing Fundraiser a
Parish have now opened: huge success.
Viridian Energy as a Sustainability Report, that has
In Home Care and Assistance
ben audited by Ernst & Young to validate the com-
7102 20th Ave
Anyone looking for work - or help, is urged to contact Further info. call Billy Valentine at 917-885-0874
Mr. Billy Valentine for an appointment. www.Viridian.com/MsgrCassato
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St. Athanasius Parish Retreat
At the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception,
A Retreat Given by
Rev. John Campoli
Renowned Healing Priest
DATE: April 13, 14 & 15. Retreat will begin Friday at 4 P.M. & will end Sunday after lunch.
DEPARTURE: by Bus from St. Athanasius 1:30 P.M. on Friday and return between 2 - 3:00 Sunday afternoon.
COST: $160.00, for the entire weekend.
(Accommodations for 2 nights, all meals and Retreat Master fee included. All rooms are private with bath.)
BUS TRANSPORTATION: $25.00 extra per person.
PLACE: Seminary of the Immaculate Conception - Huntington, L.I.
440 West Neck Road Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743 (631) 423-0483
TO PLACE YOUR RESERVATION, FILL OUT AND TEAR OFF THE FORM BELOW.
DROP AT THE RECTORY WITH YOUR $50.00 DEPOSIT
Phone: Home _____________________Work___________________________________
Additional registrant’s name:________________________________________________________
_____ I WILL BE TAKING THE BUS _____ WILL GO ON MY OWN
Deposit Amount Enclosed_______________________
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Easter Baskets For sale
The Cluster Youth Ministry Program is
doing a fundraiser and making beautiful
and well stocked Easter baskets!
We will deliver them to your school the
week before Easter or you can pick up
at the local church on Palm Sunday or
Basket prices are only $15, $20 and $25.
Each basket has a stuffed animal, candy, toy, coloring book, crayons
and a game. As the price increases the stuff animal is larger and extra
candy and toys are included. (We can even make the basket gender
specific, so let us know boy or girl!)
So help us as we help you, and order today for your children, grand-
children, nieces and nephews!
For more information or questions call or text Kenny 718-490-4469,
you can also make orders via text.
--------------------------------tear off and submit in sealed envelope-----------
Name ______________________________ Phone Number
Location Order From ____________________________
Below check Easter basket put number gender next to the size desired:
( ) $15 _____________ ( ) $20 ______________ ( ) $25 ________________
Checks can be made out to St. Athanasius Cluster Youth Ministry
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Youth Way of the Cross Procession
Wednesday, April 4th - 7PM
Join the Youth of our Community and Bishop Frank Caggiano!!
Starting in St. Frances Cabrini Church (86th St & 16th Ave.)
Walking down 86th and ending inside St. Mary, Mother of Jesus.
(85th St and 23rd Ave.)
ALL Youth ARE WELCOME to publically witness Jesus Stations of the
Cross, we especially invite those who are in Junior High, High School,
families and young adults. (If you want to read, sing or act please contact
the YM Office as soon as possible)
We will have youth actors, music, reflections and prayers on the sidewalk and invite and en-
courage all youth, all families to join us!
Witness as Jesus’ walk to Calvary is reenacted on the sidewalk.
Cross Cultural - English and Spanish.
ALL participants are encouraged to bring a cross from their homes with them, and to hold as
we walk, and pray, listen and sing.
This event is sponsored by the Bensonhurst Cluster Office of Youth Ministry 718-490-4469 and the
Parishes of St. Athanasius, St. Simon and Jude, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Frances Cabrini, St. Mary,
Mother of Jesus
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Rev. Msgr. David L. Cassato, Pastor Ext. 11 MrAthanasius@aol.com
Rev. Ron D’Antonio, Parochial Vicar Ext. 13 DAntonioRonnie@aol.com
Rev. Gabriel Toro, Parochial Vicar Ext. 14 PadreGabriel56@aol.com
Deacon Dante Colandrea Ext. 23 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Marie Skroly, Pastoral Administration Ext. 10 MrsAthanasius@aol.com
Mrs. AnnaMarie Scuteri, Pastoral Administration Ext. 19 email@example.com
Mr. Steven LaPlante, Music Ministry Ext. 25 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Joseph Barbieri, Lay Pastoral Leader Ext. 24 email@example.com
Mr. Alvaro Chavarriaga, Pastoral Associate Ext. 24 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Michele DeStefano, Secretary Ext. 12 email@example.com
If you wish to participate, please register with
St. Athanasius School Mrs. Marie Skroly at (718) 236-0124 ext 10
Middle States Accredited
Nursery through Grade 8
Where Achieving is Academic
Traditional Catholic Education
Challenging Academic Curriculum
NYS Certified Teachers
Free After School Program sponsored by
Science and Technology Lab
SMART Board/Laptop Technology
Aquinas Program – Student Driven Re-
School-Based Learning Program
Catapult Afterschool Learning Center
Parish Basketball & Baseball Program
Scholarship Applications Available
6120 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11204
Tel: 718 236 - 4791 Fax: 718 621 - 1423
Please respond by March 26.
In your kindness please pray for those who are sick
Kathy Adams, Santo Ammirable, Nina Amico, Vivian & Antoni Antonelli, Patricia Aurigemma, Thersa Beddingfield, John Bernard, Al Bergen, John Bernard, Mary Bidmead, Joseph Biuso, Jr.,Stacy Bono, Alfred Brancaccio, Catherine Broderick, Brenda
Burns, Christopher Canale, Robert F. Cannone, Anthony Caputo, Ann Centorrino, Sebastian Chiarello, Robert Colosini, Josephine Como, Rosemarie Costagliola, Diana D’Alessandro, Josephine D’Auria, Bruce Dalton, Salvatore Davi, Patricia Deasey,
Anthony De Fino, Anthony De Luco, Rachel De Pinto, Laura D’Antonio, Craig De Lullo, Alex De Marco, Jr., Alex De Marco, III, Joan Demeyer, Michael & Michael Deorio, Jacqueline Di Palma, Elaine Esposito, Tina Esposito, Vincent Esposito, Patricia
Farenga, Anthony Felicito, Lauren Fevola, Sylvia Fiorintino, Mary Fumai, Gracie & Theresa Garritano, Susan Gentile, Edward Gironachan, Gary Golemi, Barbara Hale, Helen Hauser, William Horgan, Carlo, Diana Ingravallo, Aldo Inguanti, Julie Inzerillo,
Cerina Jimanez, Neil, Paul & Stephen Kelleher, Herb Levin, Catherine Linde, Jillian Lasinsky, Sara Marie LoCicero, Lo Piano Family, Michelle LoPresti, Eileen Lucchese, Ellen Mary MacDougall, Maiya Macko, Angela Maddaloni, John Malloney,
Katherine Mami, Anthony , Grace Martino, Paul Mezzo, Andrew Mirabella, A & M. Mohamed, Lucia Montella, Lucy Napoli, Lisa Neglia, Roger Nilsen, Frank Nitto, Joe P., John Palmiero, Jean Palombo, Clara Pezza, Cathal Quigley, Jennifer Raimonda,
Felicia Randolph, Joseph Riccardi, Dorothy Richter, Judy Sabatini, Rosemary Sabatelle, Margaret Sammarco, Angelina, Jenna, Dina Scarponi, Mickey Sasko, Jada Sciacchatano, Antoinetta Selicchi, Matthew Settanni, Concetta Sigona, Alecia Sirico,
Jared Speroni, Marie Stokes, Dorothy Thoelen, Peter Tarulli, Lori Taub, Helen Umhasuser, Vasta Family, Rita Venezia, Carla Vitucci, Angelina Vonelli, Leonard Walder,Josephine & Robert Wise, Jr., Nelson Yates, Fanny Zacchino, Martin Zukowski
Please help us keep this list current. If you know of someone who has past away, please call the rectory to have the name removed.
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Messa in Italiano ogni Domenica alle 11:30am (Chiesa di giu’)
VENERDI’, 6 APRILE 2012
PROCESSIONE ANNUALE DEL VENERDI’ SANTO
PER LE STRADE DELLA NOSTRA COMMUNITA’
INIZIO PROCESSIONE A 16Ave e 66 Strade
Dal nostro DIACONO DANTE COLANDREA LUNEDI’, 19 MARZO 2012 – in onore di San Giuseppe, dopo
Riflessione del mese di marzo la Messa delle nove del mattino, caffe’ e zeppole nella
PADRE MIO auditorium della scuola. Tutti invitati.
Padre mio, mi sono affezionato alla terra
quanto non avrei creduto. FILM CON PADRE RON – il prossimo film con Padre Ron
E' bella e terribile la terra. sara’ presentato:
Io ci sono nato quasi di nascosto, 20 marzo - Godspel
ci sono cresciuto e fatto adulto F.I.A.O. Federazione Italo Americana gentilmente vi chiede
in un suo angolo quieto di annotare la sueguente data sul vostro calendario:
tra gente povera, amabile e esecrabile. 25 marzo, 2012 – trentacinquesima Gala Annuale presso
Mi sono affezionato alle sue strade, El Caribe.
mi sono divenuti cari i poggi e gli uliveti,
le vigne, perfino i deserti. IL TRIDUO PASQUALE - G.I.S.A. Ha Organizato Un
E' solo una stazione per il figlio tuo la terra Triduum Pasquale In Italiano lunedi, martedi e mercoledi’ 26,
ma ora mi addolora lasciarla 27, e 28 marzo con il Reverendo Padre Carlo Graziano –
e perfino questi uomini e le loro occupazioni, Triduo predicato in italiano. Confessioni alle 7:00pm - Santa
le loro case e i loro ricoveri Messa alle ore 8:00pm. Confessioni anche dopo la Messa.
mi dà pena doverli abbandonare. CAMBIAMENTO DI ORARIO – Per la terza sera del Triduo
Il cuore umano è pieno di contraddizioni l’orario della Messa e’ alle 8:30pm con confessioni soltando
ma neppure un istante mi sono allontanato da te. dopo la Messa.
Ti ho portato perfino dove sembrava che non fossi
o avessi dimenticato di essere stato.
ANNUALE PROCESSIONE DEL VENERDI’ SANTO –delle
La vita sulla terra è dolorosa,
nove parrocchie vicinati, venerdi’ 6 aprile, con inizio da 66
ma è anche gioiosa: mi sovvengono
Strade e 16 Ave alle 7:30pm. Questa processione e’ l’evento
i piccoli dell'uomo, gli alberi e gli animali.
religioso piu’ importate della nostra communita’. Il percorso
Mancano oggi qui su questo poggio che chiamano
della processione e’ il seguente:
Inizio a 66 strade e 16 Ave.
Congedarmi mi dà angoscia più del giusto.
Continua fino a 65 St. dove girera’ a destra fino alla 18
Sono stato troppo uomo tra gli uomini o troppo poco?
Il terrestre l'ho fatto troppo mio o l'ho rifuggito? La
A 18th Ave, destra fino a 75 Strade (Bay Ridge Parkway).
nostalgia di te è stata continua e forte,
A 75 Strade, destra fino a 15 Ave
tra non molto saremo ricongiunti nella sede eterna.
A 15 Ave, destra fino a 73 Strade alla Chiesa Our Lady of
Meditazioni sulla Via Crucis fu composta da Mario Luzi
nel 1999, per accompagnare la processione del
TEATRO SIGHT AND SOUND – 27 aprile 2012 – Si ritorna il
Venerdì Santo guidata da Giovanni Paolo II.
prossimo giorno. 2 giorni e 1 notte Nuovo spettacolo al
VIA CRUCIS - ogni venerdi’ durante la Quaresima "SIGHT E SOUND THEATRES" "JONAH" Pranzo incluso
alle 7:30pm- tutti riuniti nella chiesa superiore per la per i due giorni e visita di Lancaster. Prezzo 225
Via della Croce che terminera’ Venerdi’ Santo, 6 aprile dollari. Pagamento alla riservazione. Diacono Dante 917 –
con l’annuale processione. Venite numerosi. 602 – 3793.
QUARESIMA – TEMPO DI PENITENZA E GITA NELLO STATO DEL MAINE - Da 21 al 25 maggio 2012
PREGHIERA. Vi ricordiamo che durante la quaresima - $559 a persona. Dal 21 al 25 maggio 4 notti, 4 pranzi incluso
e’ molto importate confessarsi. Cortesemente leggete uno con aragoste, 4 colazioni e gita in traghetto. Prezzo
il bollettino per l’orario delle confessioni nella nostra 559.00 - Deposito appena possibile e il resto entro il 15 Aprile.
parrocchia. Diacono Dante 917 – 602 - 379
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IV DOMINGO DE CUARESMA
18 DE MARZO DE 2012
La Cruz es el único sacrificio de Cristo “ mediador entre Dios y los hombres” , pero , porque en
su persona divina encarnada se “ha unido en cierto modo con todo hombre” El ofrece a todos
la posibilidad de que , en la forma de Dios solo conocida, se asocien a este misterio pas-
cual. El llama a sus discipulos a tomar su cruz y seguirle , porque Él sufrio por nosotros dejan-
donos el ejemplo para que sigamos sus huellas. Él quiere, en efecto, asociar a su sacrificio
redentor a aquellos mismos que son sus primeros beneficiarios .
Que mejor muestra de que Dios nos ama a los humanos que el hecho de haber enviado a su
hijo unigenito , sin tener la menor necesidad de hacerlo, para salvar al genero humano de la
condenación eterna a la que iba precipitandose en caida libre. Dios nos creo por amor y por
eso quiso impedir la perdición de su pueblo amado. El amor de Dios es mas poderoso que la
muerte misma . Por que Dios es tan misericordioso y nos amo con un amor tan grande , que
nos dio la vida juntamente con Cristo cuando todavia estabamos muertos a causa del pecado.
Dios es generoso y nos pide que lo amemos renunciando al pecado y siendo bondadosos con
nuestro projimo. Nuestro peor enemigo es el pecado que hay en el mundo y en nuestro
corazón, los conceptos que propone el mundo acerca del amor estan plagados de egoismo.
Este no es el amor que nos enseño Jesucristo, por que El nos mando “ Amen a sus enemigos
y oren por quienes los persiguen. Así seran hijos de mi Padre que esta en el cielo” Esto solo
lo lograremos con la gracia de Dios.
CADA VIERNES DURANTE LA CUARESMA TENDREMOS EL VIACRUCIS EN LA IGLESIA DE ABAJO A LAS 730 PM , INI-
CIANDO EL 24 DE FEBRERO DE 2012
PROXIMOS BAUTIZOS EN ESPAÑOL MARZO 24 DE 2012 . REGISTRARSE CON TIEMPO EN LA RECTORIA .
MISA EN HONOR AL DIVINO NIÑO ULTIMO SABADO DE CADA MES A LAS 730 PM EN EL TEMPLO DE ABAJO.
FAMILIAS INTERESADAS EN QUE LES LLEVEN LA IMAGEN DEL DIVINO NIÑO PARA VISITAR SUS HOGARES Y
REZAR EL ROSARIO DEBEN REGISTRARSE CON LOS MIEMBROS DEL COMITE DEL DIVINO NIÑO AL FINALIZAR
CADA MISA EN ESPAÑOL.
RETIRO DE CUARESMA : DESDE MI CABAÑA” PRIMERA SESSION VIERNES 16 DE MARZO CON EL TEMA “ TIENDA
DEL ENCUENTRO CON DIOS Y LAS BIENAVENTURANZAS” SEGUNDA SESSION EL DIA 23 DE MARZO CON EL TEMA
MIS RETOS Y DESAFIOS ANTE DIOS . INICIAMOS A LAS 7 PM EN EL TEMPLO DE ABAJO A CARGO DEL PADRE
GABRIEL , CIRCULO DE ORACION Y MINISTROS DE LA PARROQUIA.
SEMANAN SANTA 2012 . ES LA SEMANA MAYOR DE NUESTRA FE CATÓLICA Y EN ESTE AÑO LA ESTAREMOS
CELEBRANDO DEL 1 AL 8 DE ABRIL , TODOS LOS EVENTOS Y CEREMONIAS SERAN EN ESPAÑOL. TE INVITAMOS
CORDIALMENTE PARA QUE NOS ACOMPAÑES , EN LOS PROXIMOS FINES DE SEMANA ESTAREMOS DIS-
TRIBUYENDO LA INFORMACION CON LA PROGRAMACION DE LOS DIFERENTES EVENTOS .
GRUPO JUVENIL JOVENES A IMAGENES DE CRISTO LOS INVITA A SUS REUNIONES QUE TIENEN LUGAR TODOS
LOS DOMINGOS DE 5 A 7:30 PM EN EL TEMPLO DE ABAJO .
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St. Athanasius Sight & Sound Theatres
Celebrating 50 years of the
NEW CHURCH, “JONAH”
Beginning our 100th Anniversary
OF THE PARISH. Friday, April 27, 2012
Join Msgr. David Cassato, Bus leaves St. Athanasius at
Fr. Ron and Fr. Gabriel on a 8:30am on April 27
trip to Bermuda! and
Returns to St. Athanasius on
April 28 by 11:00 pm
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
“Explorer of the Seas”
5 Night Bermuda Cruise
July 14-19, 2012
July 14 4:00pm Depart Cape
Liberty, Bayonne, N.J.
July 15 Cruising
July 16 9:00am Kings Wharf
July 17 Kings Wharf Bermuda
July 18 4:00pm Cruising
July 19 7:00am Arrive Cape $ 225 per person
Liberty, Bayonne, N.J.
Get ready for some fun!
Donation includes Transportation,
This amazing ship has everything from rock
Show, Hotel & Meals.
climbing walls, mini-golf course,
ice skating rinks, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Shop and plenty of delicious
dining options! ONLY 55 TICKETS AVAILABLE
Deluxe Ocean Room with Balcony FOR THIS PERFORMANCE
includes all taxes & port charges
$1,499.00 Per Person (based on double occupancy)
Other rooms available upon request
Please Call BOVE CONTINENTAL TRAVEL CALL DEACON DANTE
to reserve and book this incredible vacation!
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(718) 680-5600 — (917) 859-9995
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Youth Ministry Bowling League Bensonhurst Youth Ministry
Calling all youth, any age, do you like to bowl? Going Youth Center - Every Tuesday from 6:30-
pro or just learning? Every other Friday in the late af- 9:30PM at St. Frances Cabrini. For youth 6th
ternoon at Shell Lanes, we have a youth league, with grade through high school. Come where faith
teams of all ages desired. Have some friendly compe- and fun are one!
tition and be part of a team! Program just restarted so
if you want to join call/email Frank Morale at (917)566- Soul Team - Meets every first and third
0768 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information Wednesday at St. Frances Cabrini . This is a
and to register. This program is fully supported by the High School and College Leadership Team.
Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry program.
Youth Mass - at St. Athanasius and meets
either the 2nd or 4th Sunday. Afterwards a
Calling all confirmed Youth! post confirmation youth group, and confirma-
Have you received your confirmation last year, year tion leaders group will meet from 7-9PM.
before or more? Looking to learn more, share more
with your faith? Then we need you and you need us, Faith Formation: Youth and Adult Lead ses-
join the NEWLY formed Post Confirmation Youth sions. meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at
Group! St. Simon and Jude from 7-9PM.
If you know someone who was confirmed remind
them they need to be more involved in the church, Passion Players: Youth drama group meets
that is what they confirmed with the bishop, now time on Tuesday evenings at the Youth Center
to live it.
SYP- Saturday Youth program meets
The St. A’s Scouting Program meets every Wednes- every 1st and 3rd Saturday at St. Athanasius
day night in the school auditorium at 7:00 p. m. All from 10:30-2PM.
boys ages 7-18. Boys and Girls 14-21 can join the
Venturing Crew. Come and learn skills that will last a Open Gym/Youth Center at St. Simon and
lifetime. Jude meets every first and third Friday from
2012 Baseball Registration
The St. Athanasius Baseball program is gearing up for Upcoming Youth Ministry Events
the 2012 season.
Cluster Penance Service - Tues., Mar. 20 - 7-9PM
Baseball Clubhouse (53rd Street bet. 20th and 21st at St. Frances Cabrini - 16 Ave & 86 St.
St Athanasius Gym (lower level of St Athanasius - Easter Egg Hunt - Sat., Apr. 7 at St. Athanasius
School 6120 Bay Parkway): 10:30AM-2:00PM. Bounce-house, slide, games and
To guarantee your child’s place on one of our baseball
or softball teams, he or she needs to be registered. Af- Altar Server Day - Wed., Apr. 11 at St. Mary, Mother
ter February 11th, a place on one of our teams for your of Jesus - 10AM - noon for carnival games. Lunch,
movie and juggler show. Ends with Mass by 4PM
child will not be guaranteed.
All Boys Retreat - Fri.-Sun., Apr. 13-15. at Ten Mile
If you have any questions please feel free to contact one
of the following :
Joe Orlando 646-210-2919 All Girls Retreat - Sat.-Sun., Apr. 14-15. at St. Fran-
Mike Garthaffner 917-488-4010 ces Cabrini.
Bob McKenna 718-207-9189
Bill Finn 917-816-6186 Diocesan Youth Rally - Douglaston, Queens
10:00AM-4:00PM. Must register by Mar. 23.
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Faith Sharing Question of the Week Rosary Society
The Rosarians welcome all women of the Parish. The
We encourage you to talk about the readings & Society is dedicated to the Blessed Mother, the growth of
reflection question in the car on the way home the love of God through Mary. We honor the Blessed
from Mass, at dinner on Sunday, or at parish Mother by the constant and reverent praying of the ro-
meetings. Faith sharing opens the door for us to sary in our daily life.
meet, know & walk with Christ in our everyday We are involved in all Parish activities, liturgical and so-
lives. cial – and keep informed about civic community activi-
What do you find loveable in the Spiritual activities include an Annual Retreat, Annual
world today? Communion Breakfast and Baby Shower for Unwed
Mothers. The Society raises money to help our Church
The Morning Scripture Reflection & Faith continue outreach efforts. The fundraisers include:
Sharing Group Christmas Fair, Basket Night, Chinese Auction.
We attend the 10:00am Mass on the Third Sunday of the
Meets every Thursday, after the 9a.m. Mass, in month (except July & August) followed by a meeting &
the Nazareth Institute to discuss the upcoming light breakfast in the School.
Sunday's Scriptures. Join Lay Pastoral Leader If interested, please call Palma @ 718-837-1752 or just
Joe Barbieri for spirited discussions on next Sun- come to the Mass & meeting.
day’s Bible readings.
Holy Name Society
Golden Age Club
New members are welcome to help with our community
Meets every Wednesday at 12:45pm in the service work. The Society is a spiritual organization, a fra-
School Auditorium. ternity of the Catholic Church, spreading devotion to the
(During the school year) Name of Jesus. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!
All Golden Agers are welcome to join us. The present Holy Name Society members dedicate them-
selves to corporal works in helping our Parish Organizations
Figlia Maria SS Addolorata and School, with various fundraising. The Holy Name
meets every second Sunday of each month (after the 10
Join them every First Friday to pray a.m. Mass), except for July & August.
the Rosary in the Nazareth Institute at 8pm.
Men of all ages are welcome, especially the fathers of chil-
dren attending St. A’s School and Catholic War Veterans
Charismatic Prayer Group are cordially invited to attend. For more info., call Ed DiGia-
Meets every Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the como at:718-836-7917
Community Outreach Program
The St. Athanasius Respect Life Ministry
Rosary and Prayers all dedicated to the Child Jesus Where there is despair, let us bring hope. Volunteers are
for an end to abortion. needed to serve food to the poor and the homeless on Sat-
urday Mornings. For more information, please call Fred
Every Saturday after the 9:00am Mass
Rubino at (718) 236-0264 or Dawn Aiello at (718) 232-3113
“For the conversion of all Pro-Choice Catholic Parish-
ioners and Pro-Choice Catholic Politicians” Society of St. Vincent de Paul
For each car, truck or van, running or not, the Society
Our St. Vincent de Paul Food Panty is requesting do- of St. Vincent de Paul will give back to our church
nations of the following items: $50/$100 per vehicle donated. If you, a family mem-
Cereal, canned vegetables, soups, peanut butter & ber, friend or neighbor has an old neglected vehicle in
jelly, tomato sauce & pasta. their driveway that they would like to dispose of, call
Leave all donations in front of the St. Joseph Altar. the Society at (718) 491 2525
We thank you in advance for helping the needy of our
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The District Attorney’s Office is located in the Rectory Do you need a Minister of Caring? Is someone in your
Conference Room on Wednesdays from 9 - 4. Call family ill, homebound, hospitalized or in a care facility
718.234.8709. (assisted living or nursing home) & wishes a visit or a phone
call from a Minister of Caring, please call Bensonhurst
The Neighborhood Office is an extension of the District At- Cluster Lay Minister Palma Parmese at 718.837.1752.
torney’s Office’s Citizen Action Center. You can discuss
problems that concern you and our community with their
staff members. Support Groups at St. A’s
Bereavement Support meets in the Nazareth Institute
with Sr. Barbara Murtha, C.S.J. on Mondays, March 19, 26
Divorced & Separated Support Group will meet in the
Nazareth Institute from 7:30-9:30p.m.on Tuesdays. Call
Enza at: 917-613-3959 for more information (after 7 p.m.).
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women
who share their experience, strength and hope with each
Bay Ridge on the move is in need of Per Diem other that they may solve their common problem and help
drivers others to recover from a gambling problem. Meeting every
Friday night at 7:30p.m. in the Nazareth Institute.
Overeaters Anonymous members talk about their strug-
1. Drivers License gles with compulsive eating. Meeting every Wednesday
2. Clean Drivers Record night at 8:00p.m. in the Nazareth Institute.
Is your life effected by someone who is drinking? To help
Available Hours: them, you must first help yourself. Al-Anon helps families
and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Our Al-
Anon Group meets in the Nazareth Institute every Friday
Sunday 8:00 a.m-1:30 p.m. Bay Ridge on the 8-9:30p.m. & Saturday 7:30-9:30p.m.
Move provides vital transportation services to
older adults within our Bay Ridge community. Flea Market
The Knights of Columbus Council #4884 will have a monthly Flea
For additional information please contact : Market on the second Saturday of every month.
Next Flea Market is April 14th, at our Council from 9am-4pm.
Tonie Ellis at 718 630-7588 Vendors are welcome to call Chairman Bob at: 347-874-2792.
Our Council is located at 7211 20th Ave. Our Hall is for Hire for
special occasions. For more information about rental call (732)
861-1297 or (718) 259-5080
In order for designated Parish Ministries & Organizations to reserve one of our rooms at St. A’s, we require you to fill out our Par-
ish Calendar & Room Request Form. The form is available in the rectory or can be downloaded from our website. We even
have an E-form so you complete this form without writing. Just e-mail it back to us, or print it out and drop it off. All Requests
must be made using our form. E-mail completed form to AnnaMarie Scuteri at email@example.com. This is the ONLY
way to reserve a room here at St. A's. The group listed on the parish calendar is the group that has the right to use that
space. If you are not a designated ministry of our parish, permission must be granted from our Pastor, Msgr. Cassato, a rental
fee is paid, and a lease agreement completed in order to use space.
Sunday Bulletin Deadlines The Sunday Bulletin must be e-mailed to our printer by 10a.m. Monday. All announcements must be
submitted in WRITTEN form only (handwritten, typed, computer, fax, e-mailed, etc) by 3p.m. Friday. Announcements received
after the deadline will be published the following week. No one on the parish staff will assume the responsibility for your ministry’s
articles. Include your bulletin articles in your advance planning for your event. All Flyers need to be approved by a staff member
and submitted by Email only to MrsAthanasius@aol.com.
Our Printer Requires all Black or Grayscale Print, Clip Art & Graphics. If you submit color graphics, the printer will NOT print
your flyer. Please email announcements to MrsAthanasius@aol.com no other email addresses!