November 14, 2010 Page two Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time MASSES FOR THE WEEK Please pray for the sick of our Parish Monday, November 15, 2010 and those who care for them: 7:00 am Loretta Cotty Michael Glose Frances Vindigni Ray & Marion Gattus 9:00 am Mary Frank DeSantis Joseph& Adele Manso Julianna Buttner Baby Carmine Luongo Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Richard Strejlau Jessica Buttner Robert Marriello 7:00 am John DiGiacomo Bonnie Kmiotek William Ford John/Connie Cardallo 9:00 am Living and Deceased Members of the Danny Davino Christine Lisle Teresa Grange Logan and Darcy Families Andrew Bartolozzi Tony Gentile Philip Crepeau Colleen Clark David Golpanian Jimmy Keegan Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Nicole O’Neill Mae Bonano Maxine McDonald 7:00 am Anthony Zuzio Joan Nauss Rosalie Licata Mike Brassil 9:00 am Edward Reinhardt Frank Kennedy Joe Dunn Baby Sophia Maglione Thursday, November 18, 2010 Emily Brophy Edward Weinschreider Dr. John Sheehan Rose Vroman Matthew Egan June Bellofatto 7:00 am William Hansen Sally Waskewich Linda Farese Carol Wilson 9:00 am Gregory DePalma Terence Sullivan John Mc Keon Palma Ricken Theresa Gorozdi Alan Meyer Donald Vita Friday, November 19, 2010 John Dominic Morea Robert Cazer Mary Ann Kotoucek 7:00 am Thomas Bartley-55th Wedding Anniv. Alejandro Montilla Laureen-Quinn Sturge Jane/Raymond Huber 9:00 am Jack Shea Annette Pavone Baby R. Sznurkowski Edward Zoccola Bill Wiebke Andrew Gamard Edward Krupp Saturday, November 20, 2010 Dolores Caine Florence Bianco Brianne Patton 9:00 am Mary Hudecek-Living - Birthday John Dick Leonard Toscano Assunta Arceri Mary Gordon - 1st Anniversary Rem. Domenick Burdi Michael Korwan Florence Beaver Edward Vodvarka Frank Kubicki John Mysliwiec Richard Sens Dorothy Vella Dorothy Montuori Sal Portelli Art Neuhedel Teresa Grange Florence Zoccola Robert Goelz, Jr. 4:00 pm Elizabeth and Eugene Conway, Sr. . 5:30 pm Members of Purgatorial Society Sunday, November 21, 2010 Anointing of the Sick 7:30 am Adrian Lopez-Silvero The Mass of Anointing is celebrated four times a year 9:00 am Tom O’Brien and as scheduled. The Priests of the parish are always Kathryn and Herbert O’Brien available for the Anointing of the Sick. 10:30 am Living and Deceased Parishioners 12:00 pm Al Carey Arrangements can be made for someone to bring Holy 5:00 pm Ron Fodrowski Communion to a sick or homebound person. PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE Altar Bread and Wine Donations IN OUR MILITARY Our Altar Bread and Wine for the week of Chris Caiozzi Christopher Manzalillo November 14, 2010 are in memory of Joseph Carroll Evan Marcy Art Neuhedel Anthony Cavalieri Drew Masone donated by Claire Weigel Michael Dundon Robert Michelotti Christopher Eckert Marc MItchell James Fenton Gregory Nordquist Altar Candle Donations Michael Geller Peter Rommel Our Altar Candles for the week of Murray Griffin Adam Ropelewski November 14, 2010 are in memory of James Harris Erin Ropelewski Raymond Lipay - Anniversary Rem. John Heckle Joshua Rotondo donated by his loving wife Marguerite Timothy Hirten Michael Sanchez Ryan Hodgetts Alfred Simeone Gregory Holownia Michael Simeone Michael Jackvony Jason Spinella Please pray for the deceased of Timothy Judge John M. Tarpey our parish: James Keegan, Daniel Klein Chad Thornton Dolores G. DelMonte, John F. Scuteri, James Lisle Nathan White John Haas, Sr. and Rosalia Graffagnino Thomas Lisle John Zimmerman Kevin Zwijcaz November 14, 2010 Page three Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Baptisms “REVIVE’’ SCC We welcome to our parish and Christian community at Maria Regina the following babies who were baptized at Maria “Share your faith through the Sun- Regina last week: day Readings and Share the Word John Bruce McGrory in your Home.” Here is a question Joseph Matthew Guercio to get you started. For the week of November 21st: Benedict Robert Lombardo What does being “reconciled to God” meant o you? Annual Winter Coat Drive Banns of Marriage We will be collecting gently used Third Time children's and adults winter coats/ Angela Palumbo and Brian Goodovitch jackets after all Masses the weekend First Time of Nov. 20/21st. These coats/jackets Mark Zatopp & Stephanie Mathiesen will be donated to the Mary Brennan Michael Hampton & Lisa Impieri Inn. Please drop them off at the David Stapleton & Kerri Breen Main Entrance of the school. David Ianniello & Tara Donohue Daniel Young & Cassandra Donaudy Special Needs Mass There will be a meeting on The Adult Choir Tuesday, November 16th at The Christmas Season is fast 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. approaching. The Adult Fr. Stephen planning to have a Mass for our friends Choir would like to invite ex- with Special Needs and we need your input. Please tra voices to join us for the come with your ideas and support. Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Any interested pa- rishioners from high school age through adult who would like to join us, please come to our rehearsals on .We will take up the collection for Thursday evenings, beginning on November 18th. the Catholic Campaign for Human We will work on Christmas music for the first 30 min- Development next week. CCHD utes of rehearsal. was founded 40 years ago by the bishops of the U.S. when they realized that the lives of For more information, please contact Mr. Watson at those in need would not improve until the systems and the Rectory. policies that keep people in poverty were changed. Thank you! CCHD has funded community groups that seek justice and create lasting change. Fight poverty in America, give to the CCHD Collection. .Parish Advent Mission What is a Mission? A Mission is a special parish THANK YOU - Words are totally inadequate to ex- event, a time to set aside other things. It is like a re- press to all of our fellow parishioners our warm grati- treat brought to our own parish. It is a time to renew tude for your outpouring of love for our husband and and strengthen our personal faith, a time to grow and father, Joe Cifarelli. We were overwhelmed by your learn, a time to celebrate our spirituality and belief. It kindness and generosity at both the wake and the is a time of great blessings! Fathers Patrick Woods Mass. and John McGowan, Redemptorist missionaries, will Joe was a very special person as was evidenced by the have messages for each and everyone of you. Our number of his friends who attended and the tears shed Parish Mission begins Sunday, November 28th at all for our loss. May God Bless you all as we know he is the parish Masses with a special opening ceremony at blessing Joe in Heaven. Very sincerely, 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening. Mary, Paul, Mark, Stephen and Christopher Cifarelli November 14, 2010 Page four Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Please join the Maria Regina parish community for one very special hour TAIZÉ PRAYER Wednesday November 17 at 7:30 p.m. What is Taizé Prayer? é Taiz (pronounced “tay-zay”) is the name of a tiny village hidden away in the hills of Burgundy, France where seventy years ago, on August 20,1940, Brother Roger Schulz, at age 25, arrived alone and founded a community to comfort those ravaged by World War II. Today, the Taiz Community is made up of over a hundred brothers, é Taizé Chants é and Taiz prayer groups meet regularly on every continent and Bless the Lord continue to comfort those broken in body, mind, and spirit over life’s Bless the Lord, my soul é, challenges. Young adults in particular are drawn to Taiz and every And bless God's holy name é year countless youth groups make pilgrimages to Taiz to stay for Bless the Lord, my soul a few days or a week. who leads me into life. Prayer around the Cross is a way of expressing an invisible communion The Lord is My Song not only with Jesus but with all who love Him and know what it is The Lord is my song, to suffer with Him and know the power of His resurrection. the Lord is my praise. T All my hope comes from God é aiz Prayer is simple, quiet, and meditative. It does not demand, The Lord is my song, but invites. it is a time to just “be”with our Lord amidst the Lord is my praise the candlelight. Meditative sung chants followed by periods of silence. There God, the well spring of life. is a scripture reading, intercessory prayer, and then, while the singing contin- ues, those who wish can come to the cross to pray as they are entrusting si- O Lord Hear My Prayer lently to Jesus. O Lord hear my prayer. O Lord hear my prayer. "All you who are heavy-ladened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon When I call answer me. you and learn from me, for I am meek and gentle of heart." This prayer re- O Lord hear my prayer. minds us that now, risen from the dead, Jesus accompanies all who call upon O Lord hear my prayer. Him, even when His presence is not recognized. Come and listen to me. You are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, November 17 Stay With Me at 7:30 p.m. as the parish community of Maria Regina experiences Stay with me, remain here with me; é Taiz Prayer together. watch and pray, watch and pray. é You may virtually visit Taiz at www.taize www.taize.com Adoramus Te Domine (We adore you, O Lord) Adoramus te, Domine November 14, 2010 Page five Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Pauca Verba - Gospel Quiz Father Stephen P. Morris A new poll indicates that those who claim no religion more often know more about Christianity than Chris- tians do? YIKES! Want to prove them wrong? Take this gospel quiz. Maybe each member of the family could take it. I’ll give the answers next week. This is level one: next week - harder questions. 1) How was Mary told that she was going to be the mother Jesus? a) a shepherd told her; b) her mother told her; c) Joseph told her; d) an angel told her 2) Jesus, the Holy Infant, was born at: a) Jerusalem; b) Bethlehem; c) Cana; d) Bethany 3) Who informed the shepherds in the hills of Jesus’ birth? a) Joseph; b) neighboring shepherds; c) angels; d) kings 4) What message were the shepherds given on the night of Jesus’ birth? a) He is not here, he is risen!; b) Glory to “God; peace on earth! c) Take the baby to Egypt; d) Take the baby to Jerusalem 5) How did the astrologers find their way to the place of Jesus’ birth? a) a map was given by an angel; shepherds met them on the way; c) a traveling star; d) Herod knew the baby well 6. As an infant, Jesus was taken to the temple in: a) Jerusalem; b) Nazareth; c) Galilee; d) Rome 7. Jesus was baptized in: a) The Red Sea; The Sea of Galilee; c) The Jordan River; d) The Dead Sea 8. When Jesus changed water into wine he’d been invited to: a) a funeral; b) a baptism; c) a meeting with Jewish priests; d) a wedding 9. What did Jesus do for Lazarus? a) he gave him money for the poor; b) he made him an apostle c) he married him to Mary Magdalen; d) he raised him from the dead 10. The gospels tell us that Jesus often went to the mountains to: a) to visit his dear relatives; b) to talk with the religious leaders privately c) to eat and sleep for the next day’s miracles; d) to pray November 14, 2010 Page six Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time The Giving Tree MARIA REGINA The Giving Tree will be in the Narthex of the HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR Church beginning the weekend of Nov.27th. In the spirit of giving, please take a tag off the Friday, December 3rd tree and buy a gift certificate to local retail stores 6 pm to 10 pm such as Old Navy, Kohl's, Target, Toys ‘R’ Us or any other major department store or supermarket. You Sat., Dec. 4th - 10 am to 4 pm can find most of these gift cards available through the Maria Regina School Auditorium. Scrip Program at the school and on Monday nights in the Rectory. Please return the gift certificate with the amount Many vendors with homemade crafts, written on it to the Rectory by Dec. 15th. The gift certifi- jewelry, toys, raffles, baked goods cates will be given to needy families in our area. Thank and lots more! you for your generosity! “Shopping Cents” Gift Card Program October 2010 Bills-To-Pay Bills Winners WHAT: We will be selling gift cards from King Kullen, Pathmark, 1st Prize $100 Joseph & Maureen Sander Stop & Shop, & Waldbaum’s, 2nd Prize $30 Jean Fanning as well as gift cards from other retailers such as Kohl’s, Macy’s, 3rd Prize $25 Sue & Frank Fischetti Marshall’s/TJ Maxx, Payless, Star bucks, Applebee’s, Chili’s, Barnes 4th Prize $20 Eugene Saucci & Noble, & AMC Theaters. 5th Prize $15 Marion O’Brien These gift cards are available in Carol & Joe Dunn varying denominations from $10 to Gladys Henry $100. WHEN: After every Mass on Sat., Decem- Kathleen & Dom Ferrello ber 4th and Sun., December 5th Tom Ficker WHERE: Outside Church 6th Prize $10 A. & B. O’Shea HOW: You can pay by cash or check Skeans Family made payable to Maria Regina K. Gattung Scrip Program. George Lyons WHY: Stop by and do some of your holi- Vic & Rosalie Cusumano day shopping or buy a gift card to John & Anna Ievolo donate to the Giving Tree. M. Margiano The Maria Regina Youth Group would Mickey & Maureen Greene like to express their sincere thanks to Meghan Hennessey those who helped make their Halloween Coleen Waldron Party and Raffle Fund Raiser such a huge success! Fr. Peter, Pastoral Council, Judy Fasano,Youth Group Team and family and friends of Did you know: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini the members of the Youth Group, Joe Pontieri and of Saint Francesa Savaeria Cabrini, also called course you, our generous and caring parishioners. Mother Cabrini, became the first American citizen Special thanks to all our sponsors: Law Funeral to be canonized when she was elevated to saint- Home, O’Shea Funeral Home, Massapequa Funeral hood by Pope Pius XII in 1946. When Mother Home, Chapey Funeral Home, James Funeral Home Cabrini took her religious vows in 1877, she and the Spinelli Family. added Xavier to her name to honor the Jesuit Thanks to the following merchants who donated food saint, Francis Xavier. St. Frances is the patroness for our party: Sequa Deli, Phil’s Pizzeria, Princess of immigrants. Her feast day in November 13th. Bakery, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Fra Amichi and to Happy feast day! Brian Stalter for providing our music! November 14, 2010 Page seven Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time TEMPORALITIES November 07, 2010 Donations between $1.-5. 359 Donations between $6.-10. 356 Maria Regina Donations between $11.-15. 69 Donations between $16.-20. 154 Holy Name Society Donations between $21.-25. 84 New Year’s Eve Party Donations between $26.-30. 29 Donations $31. and above 111 Friday, December 31, 2010 Maria Regina Auditorium Total # of envelopes used: 1162 Hot Food-Dancing- Thank you for your generosity! Open Bar Padre Pio Prayer Group We will meet on Saturday, November 20th, 2010, Noise Makers-Hats-Etc. after the nine o’clock Mass, in the Saint Michael’s Admission: $65.00 per person Room of the Parish Center. All are welcome! All inclusive!!! CONDO FOR SALE! Call: Joe Pontieri 679-9764; Senior Community - 55+ Gene Meyer 221-7608 The Hedges in Bohemia Robert Wahl 799-8716 and Five rooms, 2 bedrooms 2 full baths; up and down Dom Granite 799-5076 No basement Start the year right! Common Monthly Charges-$240. Pets permitted If interested contact Fr. Peter Maria Regina Men’s Group The Maria Regina Men’s Group would like to extend an invitation to all the men of the parish to join us for Maria Regina our November meeting to be held on Sunday, Nov. 21st @ 6:15 pm in the St. Michael’s Room. Knights of Columbus Our featured speaker for the evening will be Msgr. We will get together for our an- Joseph DeGrocco. Msgr. DeGrocco is a Professor of nual Memorial Mass on Sunday, Liturgy and Director of Liturgical Formation at the Nov. 21st at 9 a.m. Please join Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Hunting- us as we remember our brothers ton. and all of the Knights who have gone before us. CYO Girl’s Volleyball Registration Registration will take place on Mon., Deceased Members: SK Ronald Lapera, SK Nov. 22nd and Mon., Nov. 29th in Danny Tobito, Chris Lapera, Michael Carlos, John the St. Michael’s Room from 6:30 to Lamonica, Nick Warson, Joseph Horn, Joseph 8 pm each night. Registration will be for players from 5th-12th grades. Volunteers are necessary for each Manez, William Pedolski, Arthur Bertolotti and team for coaching, keeping score and judging the John Potter. lines! We hope to see you there! November 14, 2010 Page eight Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Ministry Page HOLY NAME SOCIETY INNKEEPERS Teams #4 will be working Thurs., Nov. 18th @ 9:30 am in the St. Francis Room. The next Holy Name Mass will be on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 9:00 AM. All HNS members should try to EVANGELIZATION We can make our own unique contribution to the attend and join us for corporate Holy building up of the Body of Christ by using our God Communion. given talents to continue Christ’s work on earth. The Holy Name Society will speak Invite someone back to Church! after each Mass on Saturday, 11/13 and Sunday, 11/14 to inform the adult men of the Parish of our activities and ask them to join us. We are celebrating 55 years Parish Social Ministry: 795-7438 of service to Maria Regina Parish. Transportation Drivers Needed: Many of our elderly The next Holy Name Society meeting will be on Mon- parishioners need help in getting to their Doctor ap- day, November 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the Music and pointments. Please consider joining our Parish Art Room. All men of the Parish over the age of 18 Transportation Committee and help our seniors get to are invited to join us. their much needed doctor appointments. You will be called only as much as you are available. Please call To check out the HNS page on the Maria Regina web- Parish Social Ministry (Outreach) at 516-795-7438 for site (www.mariaregina.com), click on the Ministries, more information or to sign up. Service Ministries, Holy Name Society tabs and learn more about what the HNS is and does. Thanksgiving Turkey Donations – If you would like to donate a turkey to our Parish Outreach to be used Sincere thanks to all Liturgical Minis- by a parish family in need, please bring it directly to ters who attended our Day of Recollec- the Parish Social Ministry Outreach Office, Monday tion and Prayer last Saturday. Thank through Thursday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. For you for all your positive feedback and more info, call the Outreach office at 795-7438. for all you do in your ministries. Nine Simple Steps to Prime-Time Health: Also, let me add my personal and sin- Join us for a fun time as Dr. William Sears joins us via cere thanks to all of you for your support and hard DVD to share his healthy aging program that will help work in making this day a success: especially the Lit- you: urgy Committee, Sr. Mary Alice Piil CSJ, Frank Sharpen Thinking Boost Energy McGrath, Carol Tannehill, Diana Kusloski, Carol Take Charge of your life Prevent Disease Horn, Joe Pontieri, Kathy Ryan, Seminarian Jason Grisafi, Fr. Stephen and Fr. Peter. Maria Regina St. Michael’s room, Wednesday, No- Thank you again - God Bless, Fr. Allan. vember 17, 2010 10:00 am to 11:30 am. RSVP to Kathy Ryan @ 516-795-7438 Human Life Committee Free Thanksgiving Dinner A Rosary for Life is held every month Manor East Proudly Presents on the third Thursday of the month at THE FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER BUFFET 1:15 pm in the Chapel. This month falls Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 @ 12 noon on the 18th of November. All are wel- Full Thanksgiving Feast with all the trimmings come! Pray to end abortion. Charity - No Cost Our last meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, All Welcome - any families in need Nov. 18th @ 7:30 pm at 264 Hamilton Ave. (516-799- Any questions please call: 0190). Pro-life issues are discussed. 516-799-0666 All are welcome! November 14, 2010 Page nine Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Religious Education FOR THE RIDE HOME We welcome all Third Graders to our Family Mass! Today’s Gospel talks about being ready. What do you do to get ready for a big test? If you were to meet Jesus, how would you prepare? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Liturgical Colors Liturgies celebrated during the different seasons of the liturgical year have distinctive music and specific readings, prayers, and rituals. All of these work together to reflect the spirit of the particular season. The colors of the vestments that the priest wears during the liturgy also help express the character of the mysteries being celebrated. White, the color of joy and victory, is used for the seasons of Easter and Christmas. It is also used for the feasts of Our Lord, for feasts of Mary, the angels, and for saints who are not martyrs. Gold may also be used on solemn occasions. Red is used on days when we celebrate the passion of Jesus on Passion Sunday and Good Friday. It is also used for the birthday feasts of the apostles and evangelists and for the celebrations of martyrs. Red also recalls the Holy Spirit and is used on Pentecost and for the sacrament of Confirmation. Green, seen everywhere in plants and trees, symbolizes life and hope and is used during Ordinary Time. The colors deep blue, violet or purple in Advent help us to remember that we are preparing for the coming of Christ. Lent, the season of penance and renewal, also uses the colors violet or purple. Rose may be used on the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, and on the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday. It expresses the joy of anticipation for Christmas and Easter, respectively. November 14, 2010 Page ten Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish Advent Mission Let There Be Peace Redemptorist Parish Mission Conducted by the Redemptorist Fathers Father Patrick Woods, C.Ss.R Father John McGowan, C.Ss.R Sunday, November 28th – Thursday, December 2, 2010 Mission Schedule Sunday – Thursday evening schedule Rosary @ 7 p.m. Mission Service @ 7:30 p.m. Daily Mass at 9:00 a.m. The Missionaries will speak after this Mass in the Pastoral Center Please plan to share in this special grace-filled time.