Bulletin - St. Pauls Whitesboro

The Catholic Community
Of Whitesboro
New 1972
Founded 1883
Rev. Thomas P. Durant
16 Park Ave.
Whitesboro, NY
Feb. 1, 2015
For Sacramental Information
Please Call the Parish Office
Parish Trustees:
Chuck Harvan
Mary Lou O’Connor
Ed O’Toole
Patricia Samarco
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736-1124, 736-4018
Day Care, 736-4807
Fax 768-7915
Saturday Confessions
3:00 - 3:45
Deacons, Chr istopher Engle & Anthony Papar ella
Business Administrator, Dar leen Riggles
Music Director & Organist, Ger ar d Pecor ello
Nazareth Day Care Director, Sue Gentile
Maintenance Supervisor, Car los Molina
Nazareth Maintenance, Ken Sullivan
Director of Religious Education, Cynthia Godemann
Adult Education, Mar cia Alcur i & J anet O'Toole
Family Life Minister, Andr ea Cittadino
Youth Team, Kevin & Denise Jaskolka, Joe & Martha Pietruch,
Patti Althoff, Butch Meyers, Amanda Cieslewitz, Lisa & Tony
LoConte, Celeste Pytko, Patricia Carroll, Deacon Tony Paparella,
Steve Barrie & Deacon Chris Engle
R.C.I.A., Deacon Chr is Engle, J ohn & Mar y Gazak
Ministry to Sanctuary, Car ol Babowicz
Altar Servers, Lynn Cr owley
Human Development, J oyce McKevitt & Patr icia Samar co
Wedding Coordinators, David & Candy Haas
Ministry Coordinator for Sick & Shut-Ins,
Deacon Anthony Paparella
Ministry of Social Justice, Ray Lee
Prayer Group & Prayer Chain, Mar y Bohm 736 - 8533,
Robert Vaeth - 736 - 5360
Parish Secretary, Peg Hyland-736-1124 ex: 0
Feb. 1, 2015
St. Paul’s Church, Whitesboro, New York
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Fr. Tom’s Column
Blessing of the Throats
will be held after all Masses
This Weekend, Jan. 31/Feb. 1
"Through the intercession of St. Blaisé, bishop and martyr,
may God deliver you from ailments of the throat and from
every other evil. In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit."
e know more about the devotion to St.
Blaise by Christians around the world than
we know about the saint himself. His feast is
observed as a holy day in some Eastern
Churches. In 1222, the Council of Oxford
prohibited servile labor in England on
Blaise’s feast day. The Germans and Slavs
hold him in special honor, and for decades
many United States Catholics have sought
Feast of St. Blaise
the annual St. Blaise blessing for their
February 3
We know that Bishop Blaise was martyred in his episcopal city
of Sebastea, Armenia, in 316. The legendary Acts of St. Blaise
was written 400 years later. According to them Blaise was a
good bishop, working hard to encourage the spiritual and physical health of his people. Although the Edict of Toleration (311),
granting freedom of worship in the Roman Empire, was already
five years old, persecution still raged in Armenia. Blaise was
apparently forced to flee to the back country. There he lived as a
hermit in solitude and prayer, but he made friends with the wild
One day a group of hunters seeking wild animals for the
amphitheater stumbled upon Blaise’s cave. They were first
surprised and then frightened. The bishop was kneeling in prayer
surrounded by patiently waiting wolves, lions and bears.
The legend has it that as the hunters hauled Blaise off to prison, a
mother came with her young son who had a fish bone lodged in
his throat. At Blaise’s command the child was able to cough up
the bone. Agricolaus, governor of Cappadocia, tried to persuade
Blaise to sacrifice to pagan idols. The first time Blaise refused,
he was beaten. The next time he was suspended from a tree and
his flesh torn with iron combs or rakes. (English wool combers,
who used similar iron combs, took Blaise as their patron. They
could easily appreciate the agony the saint underwent.) Finally,
he was beheaded.
Blaise is seen as one more example of the power those have who
give themselves entirely to Jesus. As Jesus told his apostles at the
Last Supper, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you” (John
15:7). With faith we can follow the lead of the Church in asking
for Blaise’s protection.
This Week in Our Parish
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
9:30-10:30a.m..—First Reconciliation Class—FDH
3:00-3:45 p.m.—Confessions—Ch
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
9 & 11a.m. Mass—Child Church—Pre-K—Ch
9:45-10:45a.m.—Gr. 1 & 2 Religious Education
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
1:00 p.m.—Legion of Mary—Church
7:00-8:30 p.m.— Bible Study (Feasts of the Lord) —FDH
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
1:30 p.m. —Family of God Prayer Mtg.
4:15-5:30p.m.—Gr. 4,5,6 Religious Education
6:00-7:15p.m.—Gr. 3,4,5 Religious Education
Hope House
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
9:00a.m.—Sandwich Ministry—FDH
Next Tues.,
9:30-11a.m.—Bible Study—FDH
Feb. 10
6-7:15p.m.— Gr. 6,7,8 Religious Education
12 Noon to
7-8:30p.m.—Bible Study—FDH
7:00p.m.—Choir Rehearsal—Ch
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
9:30-11:00a.m.—Bible Study —FDH
7:00-8:30p.m.—Bible Study—FDH
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
9:30-10:30a.m..—First Reconciliation Class—FDH
10:30a.m.—9th/10th Graders—Rescue Mission Walk
3:00-3:45 p.m.—Confessions—Ch
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
9 & 11a.m. Mass—Child Church—Pre-K—Ch
9:45-10:45a.m.—Gr. 1 & 2 Religious Education
12-1:30p.m.—Grades 9—Session III
12-1:30p.m.—Grade 10—Session IV begins
6-8p.m.—Life Teen Movie Night—FDH (bring a friend!)
Schedule for
Lectors/Eucharistic Ministers
Next Sat./Sun., Feb. 7/8, 2015
K Beha
M Cain
B Chambrone
T Cherubin
M Swiderski
L Williamson
J Wurz
C Babowicz
J Emery
D/F Folino
B Klossner
S Belfield
J Carncross
A Cittadino
N Conti
Please remember to sign in in the Sacristy before Mass!
St. Paul’s Church, Whitesboro, New York
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Feb. 1, 2015
The date for the Utica Comets’ Hockey
Game was cancelled. We hope to reschedule!
Next Sun., Feb. 8
Please join us for some fun
and bring a friend.
Thank you
from our
A very special THANK YOU to all who purchased
tickets for our Chinese Auction of Baskets last
weekend. We had a great variety of different
baskets and the monies we raised will help with the
expense of our Confirmation Retreat. Also, thank
you to the families of the Confirmation students
who generously provided the beautiful baskets.
Ice Skating at the Whitestown Rink
Sun., Feb. 22
Weekend of Feb. 14/15
Our Religious Education Students
are in the process of making beautiful home-made Valentines for our
parishioners and will distribute
them on Valentine’s Day Weekend!
We will meet at the rink!
Cost is $5.00
Our Life Teen Group WELCOMES
any student in Grades 7-12.
Our 9th and 10th grade students will
again participate in The Rescue
Mission of Utica’s 4th Annual
“Walk a Mile in My Shoes”
Sat., Feb. 7.
This Walk raises funds for the Rescue
Mission to continue providing the vital
needs & necessities it provides to our
community! Last year, there were 460
walkers and more than $18,000 raised!
Love may not make the world spin
around but it certainly makes a lot
of people dizzy.
Weekend of Feb. 21/22
“Warm and Fuzzy”
You may bring something “warm
and fuzzy” to church and it will
be blessed during Mass.
Stuffed animals/toys as well as
your favorite bathrobe
fit the bill!!
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St. Paul’s Church, Whitesboro, New York
Feb. 1, 2015
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Feast of St. John Bosco, Priest
4:00p.m.—Ken Schaaf—Rose Nassif & Family
Shirley Reid—Dick/Doris Beyer
Charles Bogdan—Stan/Josephine Bogdan
Sunday, Feb 1, 2015
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:30a.m.—Dorothy Osier—Benjamin Mitura
Joseph Mosca—7:30a.m. Liturgy Ushers
9:00a.m.—John Seifert—Carolyn Montague
William Clement—Bill/Jim (Sons)
Anthony Giacovelli (5th Anv)—Agnes (Wife)
11:00a.m.—Special Intentions
Lillian Bono—Sewall Family
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
8:15a.m—Mary Janice Thornton—Lloyd Walsh
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Feast of St. Blaise, Bishop/Martyr
8:15a.m.—Daniel Emery—Joan (Wife) & Family
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
8:15a.m.— Loretta Clark—Helen Conklin
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Feast of St. Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs
8:15a.m.—NO MASS
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015-First Saturday
4:00 p.m. –John W. Cummings-Cummings Family
Shirley Reid-Ted/Catherine Achen
Charles Bogdan-Sharon/Jim Recchio
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:30 a.m.—Rocco Carzo—Nancy Jones/Janet Beebe
Nicole Robertello—Grandparents
9:00 a.m.—Vickey/Bill Bruins—Ted Cherubin
MaryLou Holbrook—Bill/Scott/Brian
11:00a.m.—Ann Rhoades—Neighbors
Patricia L. Miller—Charles Miller Family
Caroline Ritzel—Eileen Walsh
No Weekday Morning Mass-Feb. 9-Feb. 13
If you are having a Mass offered, and would like to bring
up the gifts, please see one of our Sacristans, Lorraine or
Stephanie, before Mass.
World Day for Consecrated Life
will be celebrated in the Church
Mon., Feb. 2, 2015 and in parishes
on the weekend of Feb. 7-8, 2015.
In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of
prayer for women and men in consecrated life.
This celebration is attached to the Feast of
the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd.
This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the
day on which candles are blessed symbolizing
Christ who is the light of the world. So too,
those in consecrated life are called to reflect
the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. The
celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life
is transferred to the following Sunday in order
to highlight the gift of consecrated persons
for the whole Church.
“I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the
individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed
only one person at a time. Just one, one, one."
- Mother Teresa
Memorial Society
Sister Rosita Joseph Finnerty
December 15, 2014
Elizabeth “Dutchie” Moran
December 12, 2013
Caroline Ritzel
January 7, 2015
Sanctuary Lamp Intentions
Anthony J. Zenobio
January 11, 2015
St. Paul’s Church, Whitesboro, New York
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Stewardship of:
Time, Talent & TREASURE
Parish Community
Weekend of Jan. 24/25
Weekly Envelope…....................................... $9,311.50
Loose Basket…................................................. $551.98
Total Weekly Collection… ......................... $9,863.48
Holy Days… ....................................................... $36.00
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets every
First Friday (Feb. 6) at 1:30 p.m. in the
Guardian Angel Chapel in Nazareth at St.
Paul’s. You are cordially invited to come
and pray with us to St. Pio.
the Child Jesus be the star that guides you
through the desert of your present life.”
Feb. 1, 2015
Whitesboro Music Boosters
Super Bowl Monday
Bottle/Can Drive
This Mon., Feb. 2
Burger King Parking Lot
(across from the Middle School)
Notre Dame Elementary School
invites you to “All That Jazz,” this Fri.,
Feb. 6 at Harts Hill Inn from 7-10p.m.
This is an adult evening of fine food, wine
and beer tasting, raffles and silent auction items.
Entertainment is provided by The Monk Rowe
Duo! Tickets are $60 for an adult 21 and over or
$100 per couple. This special event will benefit
Notre Dame Elementary School’s Art and Music
St. Paul’s Church
Whitesboro, NY 13492