You are witnesses of all these things

Third Sunday of Easter
April 19, 2015
You are witnesses
of all these things
The Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Southampton, NY
Welcome to the Basilica Parish of the
Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Daily Mass
Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri. at 12 noon
Tue. at 8:00 am
First Saturday 8:00 am
Weekend Masses
Saturday: 5 PM
Sunday: 8 AM, 9:30 AM,
11 AM, 12:30 PM (in Spanish)
and 5 PM
Saturday: 4 PM - 4:45 PM
Ministry to the Sick
For communion at home or Anointing
please contact the Parish Office.
Please contact the Parish Office
to schedule an appointment with our
Deacon. Baptisms are generally
performed on Saturdays.
Pastoral Team:
Rev. Michael A. Vetrano, Pastor
In Residence: Rev. Msgr. William J. Gill
Carl Sanfilippo, Deacon
Jennifer Ferrantino, Director, Religious Education
Suzanne Marchisella, Parish & Cemetery Secretary
Jo Ann Morse, Director of Music
Bill Kunzer, Plant and Facilities Manager
Parish Leadership:
Contact Us
Finance Committee
Fred Weinfurt (trustee)
Pat Jordan (trustee)
Jay Diesing
Charlene Kagel
John Neknez
Parish Office
168 Hill Street Southampton, NY
Pastoral Council
In formation
P: 631-283-0097, option 0
F: 631-283-3836
E: [email protected]
M-F 9 AM - 4:00 PM
Weekend by appointment
Jack Hanlon
Fr. Mike Vetrano
E: [email protected]
Sr. Barbara McKenna, RSM
Religious Education Office
Adult Faith Formation
Mary Adamczyk
Arranged at least six months in
advance, please call the Parish Office.
Becoming A Catholic
We welcome those who would like to
become Catholic and adult Catholics
who have never received formal
religious education and/or sacraments.
Human Resources of the Hamptons — Help for those in Need
The Human Resources Program volunteers reach out to meet the temporal needs of the
elderly, the housebound, and the poor of our parish and community. Our parish Care for
the Caregiver Program delivers hot meals to families in need of this kind of help on
Wednesday evenings. Call the Human Resources Office for information and assistance.
P: 631-283-0508
E: [email protected]
Our Lady of Hamptons School
Sister Kathy Schlueter, CSJ
160 North Main Street
Southampton, New York 11968
P: 631-283-9140
E: [email protected]
Human Resources of the
Kerry Lewendoski, Director
P: 631-283-6415
Apostolado Hispano
Rev. Steve Grozio
631-283-4379 Cell: 631-375-1001
Vincentian Fathers
Third Sunday of Easter :: April 19, 2015
Readings: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48
Mission Statement: We are a Eucharistic centered people, who by following Christ’s teaching,
join together to love and serve those in spiritual and physical need in our community.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Saturday, April 25 5 PM Father Fitzgerald
SERVERS M. Donovan, C & L Yastrzemski
M. Adamczyk, T. Cavallaro, A. Fiore
LECTORS J. Clarke, H. Reister
Sunday, April 26 8 AM Father Bill Gill
SERVERS K. Culver, L. Martin
P. Mackey, L. McClain, C & J Mottern,
J. Taranto
LECTORS G. Reisig, S. Wilson
9:30 AM
Father Michael Vetrano
M. Bellucci, W. Bellucci, N. Bellucci,
O. Valle
G. Arresta, N. McCulley,
Sr. B. McKenna, J. Neknez, D. Valle
LECTORS C. Ferguson, TBA
GREETERS J. McCulley, T. Pike,. C. Szafranski
11 AM
Father Mike Vetrano
May Family
S. Adelante, T. Alegria, G. Bauer,
M. McDonald, L. Robins
LECTORS J. Hanlon, J. Kepczynska
GREETERS C. Brown, C. Butler, R. Essay
5 PM Father Joe Finnerty
R. Anderson, J. Terry
N. Conroy, L. DeRobertis, M. King
K. King-Bush, S. Oldakowski
HAND LINENS - April 19-25—S. Wesnofske
April 19—M. Lynch
April 26—J. McCarthy
April 19—T. Alegria, M.McDonald
April 26—C & J Mottern
Rosary - April 23—M. Guyer
Mass Intentions for the Week of April 20-26
Dorothy Leddy Connelly
8 AM
John Cummings
Dean Pulsinelli
Marco & Suzanne Parillo (L)
Sid Sims
5 PM
John O’Connor
Mary “Queenie” Gilmartin
People of the Parish
Irene R. Bumbly, Olwen Valery
Lilian Jones
Mass in Spanish
5 PM
Michele Tenariello
Financial Realities and Stewardship
The April 12th Collection was $ 7771.00. The
Easter collection to date is $38,618.00. Thank you
for your generosity!
Memorial donations
To donate the flowers on the altar or bread and wine and/
or candles offered at Mass each week, please contact the
parish office.
Pastor’s Letter
April 19/20
A Year of Jubilee
Dear Parish Family,
Pope Frances has recently announced that the year to come will be a year of jubilee. In the bible a
jubilee year is a time to right relationships, a time to forgive debts and wrongs, and a time to celebrate
the mercy of God. When the church celebrates a year of jubilee it is marked by special events and
symbols, particularly the symbolism of doors open wide. In Rome each of the four major basilicas has
a special door that is open only during these years. Of course, the most important open door is the one
to our hearts and about that let me tell you this story.
The last jubilee year was called by Pope John Paul II at the turn of the millennium. During that time I
was working with a family that had gone through some very difficult times. There was now deeprooted estrangement between some members. Some would never consider being in each other’s
presence. Trust me when I say that the issues were very serious. There were deep hurts and
betrayals. Probably any one of us would find their separations completely understandable. I knew
both sides and the rift went on for many years. So you could imagine my surprise to come to a family
celebration and see everyone together around one table. I was speechless and, of course, on that day
said nothing.
The next morning I was on the phone. I confessed that I was so surprised to see everyone
together. The woman I called laughed and said “Oh my, we forgot to tell you.” She went on to
explain that she had read something about the jubilee and how it was supposed to be a once in a long
time opportunity for forgiveness and healing. So she decided to take a chance. She wrote a letter,
offered forgiveness, expressed her own sorrow for the hurt, and extended an opportunity to heal the
past. It worked. Not all at once. Not without a lot more effort. But the door was opened and God did
the rest. God always works when we open the door, even just a little.
So think about the jubilee that is to come. What kind of year might it be for you? You might not have
a story quite as dramatic but all of us need once in a long time opportunities for healing. All we need
to do is open that door. You know the one I am talking about. The one over our hearts.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Michael A. Vetrano, Pastor
A Note from Religious Education Director :
Jennifer Ferrantino
We continue our Easter season and the joy of the Risen Lord is in
our hearts! We are preparing for the sacraments. Please pray for
your children and their families as they enter into receiving the
grace of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and
Confirmation will be Thursday, May 14th, at 4:30 PM. Rehearsal will be Monday,
May 11 at 7PM, please bring your sponsor.
Remaining classes for the year:
Sundays: April 19th, 26th
Wednesdays: April 22nd, 29th
Sacred Heart Youth
Watch here for more events.
For more information email:
[email protected]
Religious Education
First Holy Communion will be Saturdays, May 2nd and May 9th at 11 AM. Rehearsal
will take place the Friday before at 4 PM in church. Families please remember to
bring your child’s banner to the rehearsal.
Life Corner :: SHJM Respect Life Ministry
The Faith that Does Justice
Rockville Centre Diocese, 516-678-5800, ext.626,
Priests for Life, 888-735-3448,
Birthright, 631-728-8900, 800-550-4900
Healing post-abortion: Rachel's Vineyard, 877-467-3463,
Did you know ... for every one child adoption in America, there are approximately
thirty (30) couples waiting to adopt. Although exact estimates are difficult to determine,
there are probably over one million couples waiting to adopt in the USA.
The ratio of abortions-to-adoptions is about 12-to-1.
There are many sources providing adoption services; for more
information visit, or almost any pro-life website.
Reflections On the Gospel from Pax Christi
April 19, 2015
At Christmas, the Church gives us the slaughter of the innocents. At Easter, it reminds us of our sinfulness and Jesus’ suffering. Can’t we just celebrate without these sobering memories? But the message is clear: Suffering and Celebration are both intimate parts of life, even life in Christ. We may
not like it, but that’s the way it is, and if God made it so, there must be a very good reason. Hard as it
is, let us embrace the suffering so that the celebration is all the sweeter and our own ministries are all
the more understanding and compassionate. Then, like Jesus, let’s always be ready for a good meal
with friends.
Grief: Coping with reminders after a loss ::
Bereavement Group meets on Wednesdays at noon.
Grief doesn’t magically end at a certain point after a loved one’s death.
Reminders often bring back the pain of loss. Here’s help coping – and healing.
To continue on the path toward healing, know what to expect – and how to
cope with reminders of loss, our Bereavement Group meets on Wednesdays.
Anyone interested please call the parish office at 283-0097 Ext 0.
Our Series on Faith in the Modern World Continues
The Pope and The Poor
Exploring the Message
And Ministry of Pope Francis
In his words, and even more so in his ministry, Pope Francis
challenged Christians in their service of the poor. We will
explore our church’s understanding and teaching on poverty.
From the words of Jesus to the Papal Encyclicals of our last
125 years we are a church challenged to care for the poor.
We will examine how our community has understood this
most difficult of all human realities.
Medical Mission Support
This summer the Raphael Mission Project will be traveling to Zambia to bring much needed medical
and surgical assistance. Among those travelling will be parishioners Danuta Bennett, RN and Dr.
Jim Brady, a plastic surgeon.
They are holding a golf outing on May 18 at the Vineyards in Riverhead to help support the mission
project. To find out more, make a contribution, or attend the outing visit their website.
Welcome to the Family!
It was a wonderful weekend for baptisms. On
Sunday, April 12, our parish family celebrated the
Sacrament of Baptism for Mary Denise Pasumbal,
child of Dennis and Maribel Pasumbal (picture at left)
We also welcomed Owen Patrick McCulley, child of
Terence McCulley and Esperanza Leon.
And on Monday, April 13, we celebrated the baptism
of Camilla Diana Burriesci, child of Francesco &
Elisa Burriesci. Her Godmother was Natalia
Vasquez, who was baptized herself at the Easter Vigil
Happening in our Parish
With Fr. Mike Vetrano on Monday, April 20th, at 7 PM in our church.
In Memory
Rose M. Spinna
We mourn the passing of Rose Spinna on April 10, 2015. A prayer service was held
at the O’Connell Funeral Home on Monday, April 13th, officiated by Rev. Michael
Vetrano. Burial followed at Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Cemetery. Our
condolences go out to her husband, Robert, son, Robert, Jr., her daughters,
Rosemarie C. Kirchner and Christine S. Keenan; daughter-in-law, Emily C. Spinna;
sons-in-law, Albert Kirchner and Michael Keenan; and her 11 grandchildren, family & friends.
Altar Servers Needed!
Faith & Ministries
We are looking for more young people to become Altar Servers. If your child is in grades 3-8 and
would like to become an altar server please contact Mary Adamczyk at 283-4991.
Ministries in Need of Your Help:
Lectors, Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers
Just about every one of our masses can use additional Lectors, Ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers. I would
especially love to see some of the youngest members of our parish be of service in this way. Our 5 PM mass
on Sunday needs the most support right now. We are often very short of all three ministries at this mass. If
you are interested please contact Fr. Mike: [email protected]
Training will take place on April 25th, from 9 AM—1 PM at McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead.
Adult Faith Opportunities for Prayer & Study
Bible Study :: meets every Tuesday at 1 PM in the upper meeting room of the Parish Center. New members
are always welcome!
Spiritual Book Group :: meeting every Tuesday at 1 PM in the dining room of the Parish Center. New
members are always welcome!
Secular Franciscans :: on the second Sunday of the month after the 11 AM Mass in the dining room of the
Parish Center. Would you like to know more about us? Please come to our meeting. Bring a bag lunch and we
will supply the coffee.
Resurrection Prayer Group meets on Thursdays at 7 PM in the Parish Center. Come share your healing gifts with us.
All are welcome.
We pray for the sick of our Parish and Community
Winnie Chin
John Bishop
Robert O’Shea
Suzanne Parillo
Gwendolyn Porter
Eileen Finlay
Roger Williams
Daniel Sheerin
Stan Witkowski
Anne O’Brien
Robert Melter
J T Welker
Marcelle Enne
Peg Jordan
Paul Beatty, Sr.
Philip Masi
Patricia Kahl
Dorothy Higgins
Michael Kelley
Christina Haag
Susan Katz
Drew Bodin
Eileen Birnholz
Perry DeLalio
Macario Yat de Leon
Dottie Brown
Bobby & Caroline Parillo
Mary Ann Tupper
Patricia Jordan
Anna Norsic
Angel Tea
Sunday, April 19, 2015
2:30 p.m.
Sacred Hearts Church - Parish Hall
$10 donation
Presented by the Adult Faith Formation
Think Warm Thoughts : The Tent Party is Coming!
Be Part of the Plan
Yes, we all need some warm thoughts. So start to think about the summer.
The new date for our Tent Party is Saturday, August 29th We need
committee members on every level to make this a success. Some
opportunities are:
Our Sponsorship Committee
Food and Beverage Committees
Tent and Property Committee
Service and Decoration Committee
Prize and Entertainment Committee
Publicity Committee
Ticket Sales and Reservation Committee
If you are ready to help make this event a success please contact Fr. Mike by
phone (283-0097) or e- mail ([email protected]) . Summer is on its Way!
On Memorial Day Weekend ticket sales will begin for Sacred Hearts Super Raffle. We will be selling up to
500 tickets so we won’t run out and you won’t be disappointed! Better yet, each participant will have a 1 in
50 chance of winning one of our 10 prizes!
Tickets will be $100 and you can purchase them on you own or take a chance or chances with a group of
friends to increase your chances of winning.
Anyone wishing to join the committee in selling chances before and after Mass to please contact: Charlie Mottern—631283-3785. We especially need some volunteers for the 5 PM Masses on Saturday and Sunday.
Upcoming Events at the Basilica
Tea, Sandwiches, Raffles, 50/50
Fun with Sr. Pat Duffy, OP
Our Lady of the Hamptons
Early reservations for the Ladies Luncheon and Chinese Auction
to benefit Our Lady of the Hamptons Regional Catholic School
are being accepted now. The gala event will be held at the Muses
in Southampton on Sunday afternoon, May 17th. Please call the school at 283-9140
for further details.
Pre-school is an important step in the over-all education of young children.
Registration for the September 2015 year at the OLH pre-school at St. Rosalie’s
Regional School
Parish Center in Hampton Bays is now open. A fully licensed program for three- and
four-year-olds in preparation for elementary school
is available with extended
hours. Call 283-9140 to arrange tours and interviews. Space is limited.
Our Lady of the Hamptons, the East End’s premier Catholic school, chartered by the
State of New York, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and
Schools is also recipient of a Blue Ribbon for Excellence from the U.S. Department
of Education. OLH serves parishes and communities extending from Quogue to
Information packets and registration materials are available at the school now,
leading toward September 2015 enrollment in Kindergarten through five. There is
limited space available in the Prep program (grades six through eight).
We invite parishioners and friends to learn more about Our Lady of the Hamptons by
visiting the website Tours can be arranged at any time, by calling 2839140.
It was just a year ago, last Easter, when I began to propose the In
Nomine Domini Renewal. We began active fundraising in July and the
response was overwhelming. By Thanksgiving, we had reached our goal
in pledges and by the beginning of the year we had the needed funds on
hand to begin our projects. I am so grateful for the support and
wonderful generosity of our parishioners. I am sure you are anxious to
see things happen.
At that time, I was hoping that some of the more substantial projects
might be completed by this summer, especially our new heating / airconditioning system. Unfortunately it looks like we will have one more
warm summer ahead.
The second bit of slowdown has been finding the right heating / air-conditioning solution. While it was possible
to know how modern units could do what was not possible in the last renovation, getting the right design has
taken some time. In addition to preserving the architecture of the church itself, we have also been looking for a
method that will not disturb the foundations of the building or require too much outside equipment. There have
been many conversations with contractors and engineers but we are finally on the right track and looking at
installation next spring. Remember that the church will be
without heat in the transition so that leaves fall and spring as the perfect times to do the work. The renovation of
our pews can happen as the installation is completed.
As soon as the asbestos abatement is complete, our new bell tower can be wired and installation should be
complete by early this summer. I am thankful for all your support and if you would like to join those who are
supporting In Nomine Domini it is not too late!
In Nomine Domini Fund Preserving our Heritage Building our Future
I would like to make my gift in ____ payments over □ One Year □ Two Years
Name______________________________ Address: ___________________________
Telephone: _________________________
A check payable to Sacred Heart Church – In Nomine Domini is enclosed or please charge $__________ to MC Visa Amex
Card Number______________________ Exp:______________
Signature__________________________ Security Code ______
□ $100,000
□ $75,000
□ $50,000
In Nomine Domini Members
□ $25,000
□ $15,000
□ $10,000
□ $5000
□ $2500
□ $1000
□ $500
□ $250
□ Other_____
There are two things which have slowed the projects down. First, it
became clear that the removal of the existing system and preparation of the crawl space below the church would
require an asbestos abatement. Asbestos was a common insulator on pipes in old steam systems like ours. It has
not been a concern until now because it was limited to intact insulation and to areas of the church that were
inaccessible. It took many consults to understand the best way and the most economical way to accomplish this.
The understory of our church is a complex mix of old supports and new supports from the last renovation. But
we were finally able to have a plan approved by New York State which is both feasible and economical. This
work began on April 13th, and should be complete by April 25th.
2015 Catholic Ministries Appeal
“Christ teaches us always to look upon others with mercy and tenderness,
especially those who suffer or are in
need of our help.”
-Pope Francis
Charles spent 17 years deployed at military bases throughout the world. Returning
home after an incident involving nerve gas, he began struggling with debilitating bouts
of anxiety and depression.
His circumstances worsened and he couldn’t maintain a steady job. Charles
moved in with his mother, but within a year she died and his childhood home went into
Catholic Charities’ Project Veterans’ Independence, which guides homeless veterans into
permanent housing so they can live independently and have access to support networks
that get them back on their feet, reached out and helped Charles.
“I was out of the service, out of a family, out of a job and out of a
home. Catholic Charities found me and helped me to not only find a
place to live - but they helped me to turn my life around.”
- Charles, honorably discharged US Veteran
Please consider donating to the Appeal and making a difference in someone’s life.
Thank you!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Make checks payable to:
Catholic Ministries Appeal
Parish __________________________________
Name ___________________________________ Down payment:
City, State, Zip: _________________________________________________________
Phone: ________________________ Signature: _____________________________Date:________
La Obligación Pascual - Todos los católicos ya
iniciados en la Sagrada Eucaristía tienen la obligación
de recibir la Sagrada Comunión por lo menos una vez
durante la temporada Pascual: Domingo de Pascua, 5
de abril, hasta Pentecostés, 24 de mayo. (En los
Estados Unidos, la Obligación Pascual puede
cumplirse hasta el domingo de la Santísima Trinidad,
31 de mayo). Se exhorta a los católicos a que reciban
la Comunión con la frecuencia que les sea posible
durante el año litúrgico, no solo durante la temporada
pascual. Sin embargo, “Quien tiene conciencia de estar
en pecado grave debe recibir el Sacramento de la
Reconciliación antes de acercarse a comulgar.” (CCE,
Jesús de entre los muertos. Un testigo vive los hechos
y dice la verdad. Jesús explicó la ley, los profetas y los
salmos. Es necesario predicar la verdad a todas las
naciones hoy mismo, para que los que se arrepientan
sean perdonados. A algunos es fácil creerles, a otros
no. La credibilidad se adquiere con la práctica. Hoy tú
eres testigo del misterio pascual. ¿Cómo proclamas a
Jesucristo? Practica y serás un testigo con credibilidad.
Texto: Philip J. Sandstrom, S.T.D. © 2000, OCP. Derechos
El estado de la humanidad resucitada de Cristo Jesús resucitado establece con sus discípulos
relaciones directas mediante el tacto y el compartir la
comida. Les invita así a reconocer que él no es un
espíritu, pero sobre todo a que comprueben que el
cuerpo resucitado con el que se presenta ante ellos es
el mismo que ha sido martirizado y crucificado, ya que
sigue llevando las huellas de su pasión. Este cuerpo
auténtico y real posee sin embargo al mismo tiempo,
las propiedades nuevas de un cuerpo glorioso: no está
situado en el espacio ni en el tiempo, pero puede
hacerse presente a su voluntad donde quiere y cuando
quiere porque su humanidad ya no puede ser retenida
en la tierra y no pertenece ya más que al dominio
divino del Padre. Por esta razón también Jesús
resucitado es soberanamente libre de aparecer como
quiere: bajo la apariencia de un jardinero o "bajo otra
figura" distinta de la que les era familiar a los
discípulos, y eso para suscitar su fe” (CCE, §645)
Taller de Ministerios - Habrá un taller para los
ministros de la liturgia el sábado, 25 de abril, de las
9:00 AM a la 1:00 PM en Mercy-McGann High
School, 1225 Ostrander Ave., en Riverhead. Si usted
quiere ser lector, ministro de la Comunión o ministro
de la hospitalidad, hable con Padre Marvin. Él tiene
que inscribirle en el taller para que puedan asistir.
Rincón de Información
Curso Pre-Bautismal
Domingo, 26 de abril, a la 1:30 PM en el Apostolado o
las 5 PM en la iglesia en East Hampton. Favor de llevar
la copia del acta de nacimiento del niño. Bautizos en
Southampton serán el 3 de mayo, el 7 de junio y el 5 de
El Asesor de Inmigración de Caridades Católicas
En el Apostolado el 23 de abril, de las 2 a las 5 PM.
Comunidad de Oración para Adultos y Familias
Los martes a las 7:30 PM en la el salón parroquial. El
tercer martes de cada mes se reúne en la iglesia para la
hora santa.
Divina Misericordia - Misa en la Basílica el cuarto
miércoles de cada mes a las 8:00 PM.
Preparación Pre Matrimonial – Para casarse por la
iglesia, haga una cita para una entrevista con el P. Marvin o el P. Esteban. El curso pre-matrimonial se da por
seis domingos, de las 9 AM al mediodía comenzando el
primer domingo de junio, oct. o feb.
Requisitos para el Bautismo de un Niño
Curso: Para bautizar a su hijo, es necesario que los
padres y padrinos asistan al curso pre-bautismal.
Padrinos: Debe escoger a los padrinos conscientes de
los requisitos. Los padrinos tienen que ser católicos
bautizados, confirmados y que han hecho su Primera
Comunión y deben poder comulgar.
El padrino
(madrina) debe ser un(a) soltero(a) o debe ser casado
por la iglesia.
Permisos: Si viven afuera de la zona servida por el
Apostolado Hispano, necesitan una carta de su párroco
dándonos permiso para bautizar su hijo.
Padre Esteban: Cel: 631-375-1001; Fax: 631-287-0986
Horas del Apostolado: Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes - 2-4 PM
Seguro de Salud para Niños - La representante de Fidelis
Care, Konny Tapias, estará en el Apostolado Hispano los
miércoles de las 10 AM hasta la 1:00 PM, para ayudar con
III Domingo de Pascua, Año B. Ilustración © 1997 S. Erspamer. Printed from
La Verdad –Somos testigos de que Dios resucitó a seguro de salud para los niños
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Third Sunday of Easter
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