April 5, 2015 - Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A blessed Easter to you and your family from Father Joe McCaffrey and the staff at
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Church of the Nativity, Brockport, New York
Sacrament of the Eucharist
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm - Español
Weekday Mass: M-Th—8:00 am, F—Noon
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:45 - 4:15 pm, or by appointment
Arrangements for the Sacrament of Anointing of the
Sick/Communion, Baptism, and Matrimony may be
made by calling the Parish Office.
152 Main Street , Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 637-4500
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: nativitybrockport.org
Pastoral Council e-mail:
[email protected]
Monday –Friday: 9 am—4 pm
Fr. Joseph McCaffrey, Pastor—[email protected]
Deacon Tom Schrage—[email protected]
Deacon Chris Fisher—[email protected]
James Pudetti, Financial Director—[email protected]
Pamela Rickerl, Parish Secretary—[email protected]
Connie Mesiti, Religious Ed Coordinator—[email protected]
Thomas Griffin, Facilities & Grounds/Cemetery Supervisor
Jorge Salgado, Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry—[email protected]
Lisa O’Brien, Youth Minister—[email protected]
Louise Pohl, Contemporary Choir Director
Bridget Bishop, Seasonal Choir Director
E. Canal Road, Brockport, NY
7 am until dusk, April 1 - August 31
8 am until dusk, September 1 - December 1
For information, call the Parish Office at 637-4500.
#931 News: Meetin g Thu rsd ay, April
9 at 6:30 pm at The Protectives Fire
Department on West Avenue in Brockport.
Call Evelyn at 964-2612 for more
Prayer List of the Sick
We pray for those in our faith community and those
that we hold in our hearts. May God grant them healing
and strength.
Milford Bibby, Nina Ciola, Edythe Downey, Michael
Ferris, Nate Foley, Diane Galbraith, Theresa Gusek,
John Lupisella, Carol McNeil, Joanne Nicolucci, Pat
Nisdeo, Tony Pacilio, Lorraine Sheflin, Frances
Swalbach, Teresa Torres.
Names remain on for one month. Please call the
office to add, remove or resubmit a loved one’s name.
April 5, 2015
Office News
To schedule a Mass, please stop by the office or call
Pamela during office hours. Thank you!
Please submit items by Friday THE WEEK BEFORE
the weekend you wish it to appear. You may:
1) E-mail it to [email protected] OR
2) Drop it off during open office hours
The bulletin is due at noon on Tuesday, and time is
needed to fit everything in. Your cooperation is
most appreciated!
Fr. Joe will be visiting Unity Hospital every week. If
a parishioner is in Strong, Highland, or General,
please call the office and let us know so he can visit.
Hungering for Celebration!
We prayed, fasted, and gave
alms—and now we celebrate! Our
Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl
ends in our own hearts, where Jesus
reigns forever. Let us rejoice in our
risen Lord—and in the lives we’ve
changed this Lent in Tanzania,
Nicaragua, Niger, Lebanon, the
Democratic Republic of Congo and all over the world!
Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl, if you
haven’t already.
This year’s CROP WALK will
take place on Sunday, May 3. The
5K approximate) walk will begin
at 1:00 pm at the Newman Center
on Adams Street. This event is
something the whole family can
do together.
For pledge sheets and/or
further information, see Lorna
Stinebiser or e-mail her at: [email protected]
Women’s Retreat at Notre
Dame Retreat House in
All women of Nativity are
invited to sign-up for our Annual Retreat, May 15-17. This year’s theme is “Faith Under Fire” and will discuss how to stay firm in our faith
in a secular world. To make reservations, call Joan
McGuinn (637-6616) or Donna Glogowski (637-3795)
your parish leaders.
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Church of the Nativity, Brockport, New York
Father Joe’s Week:
Last Thursday Fr. McKenna and I went to the Uno in
Webster for lunch, then to the AMC theater to see
Cinderella. The movie was good, with great special
effects. The highlight of the experience is the seating at
the theater—recliners, almost too comfortable. Fr.
McKenna had a gift card, so even the price was right…
That evening I went to supper with Frs. Bill Leone and
John Gagnier at the Northside Inn in East Rochester,
then I stayed overnight at St. Jerome’s. I started feeling
sick that evening, so I went to bed early, but really
didn’t sleep all night. Friday morning I went to
breakfast with a group of sportswriters, Fr. Bill and
Coach Ed Nietopski. We talked a lot of baseball and
other sports. They get together every couple of months,
and I’m sure to be there again. Great time…Meanwhile,
I was coughing and my knee started to ache. I came
back for Mass and Holy Hour, and laid down for the
rest of the afternoon. Thanks to Bob Connors for his
help—my coughing was too much for leading the
prayers. I walked around, but the knee was barking…
Saturday morning I went over to church for the
decorating for Palm Sunday. So many nice touches in
making the worship space look so perfect for the
weekend. Thanks to Cindy and her crew…I managed to
get through the weekend, I’m not sure how. My knee
kept getting worse and worse. Thanks to all who
helped, and to all of you for your patience with my
problem. I went to the doctor on Monday, and x-rays
were negative for any structural issues. So it’s just push
on and try to rest as much as possible (next week!) and
take some pain pills…I had learned of the death of
Stanley Mackun earlier in the week. His son Paul came
into town on Sunday and we met to do some work on
the funeral. I remember the Mackuns from when I was
here in the 70s. They were daily Mass people, and I
remember when Paul received his First Communion at
a 4 o’clock Mass. It was good to re-connect…Pamela
came down with the flu, so Millie Gianfagna was a lifesaver manning the office until she returned. Millie
helps us so much—of course she held down the office by
herself for so long. When I see her behind the desk, it’s
like I never left the parish…Monday and Tuesday I got
as much rest as I could, keeping the knee elevated…God
bless and have a good week!
New Format for Offering the Sacred Host
The love and care with which the Most Holy
Eucharist is handled helps to bring together the
faithful so we can truly know “It is the Lord.” (John
In that spirit, starting April 11, Father Joe
and one other Communion minister will be
presenting the Sacred Host at the end of the center
aisle. Father will choose his side at Communion time.
If you prefer receiving from Father, please position
yourself on his side when you leave the pew. Likewise,
accommodate anyone coming from the opposite pew.
If Communion is brought to you, we will come to
you after the congregation.
Please be patient with us as we adapt to this change.
April 5, 2015
El P. José estará visitando el
semanas. Si algún feligrés esta
en Strong, Highland o General,
por favor llame a la oficina para
saberlo y poder visitarlo.
Vía Crucis viviente Gracias
proclamar el Evangelio de
Jesús, para compartir la buena
noticia del amor salvador de
Dios. Gracias a Johnny Arellano, Kristen Campbell,
Tom Coates, Ashley Hamlin, Kurt Hamlin, Taylor
Keller, Allison Mattle, Jordan Mosele, Lizzie Pearson,
John Stoia, Alex Wind, Lizzie Wind, AnnMarie Hamlin
que ayudaron a hacer justamente esto. Y muchas
gracias a quienes se unieron a nosotros para el
viacrucis en vivo presentado por las comunidades de fe
Newman, Nativity y St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Escuchar
nuestra oración a medida que reflexionamos sobre la
vocación redentora de Jesús, que sigue llamando a
hombres y mujeres para seguir su camino, renueva a
Su Iglesia y el cuidado de su pueblo.
CAMINATA. Este año la cam inata tendr á lu gar
el domingo 3 de mayo. La caminata de 5 kilómetros
más o menos comenzará a la 1pm en el centro
Newman en la calle Adams. Este evento es algo que
toda la familia puede hacerlo juntos.
Para hojas de inscripción o para obtener más
información, comuníquese con Lorna Stinebiser o a su
correo electrónico: [email protected]
Hambre de celebración!
Oramos, ayunamos y dimos limosna — ¡y ahora
celebramos! Nuestro camino cuaresmal con el plato de
arroz de CRS termina en nuestros propios corazones,
donde Jesús Reina para siempre. ¡Regocijémonos en
nuestro Señor resucitado — y en las vidas que hemos
cambiado esta Cuaresma en Tanzania, Nicaragua,
Níger, Líbano, la República Democrática del Congo y
alrededor de todo el mundo! No te olvides de entregar
tu plato de arroz de CRS si aún no lo has hecho.
- Necesitamos: Lectores, Ministros de la Comunión,
Monaguillos, Ujieres.
- Si quiere unirte al coro, ensayamos los domingos a las
- Nos estamos reuniendo los lunes a las 7:00pm como
comunidad que quiere seguir creciendo en su fe. Te
esperamos en el centro parroquial.
- Los domingos tendremos café después de misa, les
invitamos a traer algo para compartir en familia. Para
traer algo por favor, comuníquese con Jorge Salgado.
- Si tiene algún niño que no esté bautizado, pide la
ficha de inscripción para programar el día y la hora de
la charla y del bautismo.
- Hoy, después de misa, tendremos una celebración
especial, compartiremos lo que cada familia ha traído
para compartir.
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Church of the Nativity, Brockport, New York
April 5, 2015
Living Stations of the Cross
Thank You
We are sent to proclaim the Gospel of
Jesus, to share the good News of God’s
saving love. Thank you to Johnny
Arellano, Kristen Campbell, Tom Coates,
Ashley Hamlin, Kurt Hamlin, Taylor
Keller, Allison Mattle, Jordan Mosele, Lizzie Pearson,
John Stoia, Alex Wind, Lizzie Wind, AnnMarie Hamlin
who helped do just that. And a big thank you to those
who joined us for the Living Stations of the Cross
presented by the Newman, Nativity and SEAS Faith
Communities. Hear our prayer as we ponder the
redemptive vocation of Jesus who continues to call men
and women to walk in His way, renewing His Church
and caring for His people.
Youth Event – All 6–12th Graders
Are Invited
Sunday, April 19th
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Join us for food, fun, faith and friends!
Contact Lisa with any questions or to say Yes!
Please pray for the soul of
Stanley Mackun
who passed away this past week.
Scriptural Readings for the Week
Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/
Jn 20:1-9 or Mk 16:1-7 or Lk 24:13-35
Next Sunday: Acts 4:32-35/1 Jn 5:1-6/Jn 20:19-31
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Church of the Nativity, Brockport, New York
April 5, 2015
Nativity Calendar
Sunday Financial Offering
Due to the holiday and early bulletin deadline,
the Financial Report from March 29
will be published April 12.
Thank you for your continued faithful giving!
Mass Intentions
Saturday, April 4—Holy Saturday
7:30 pm
Frances Cimino—Capone Family
Sunday, April 5—Easter Sunday
8:00 am
For the people of the parish
10:00 am
Patricia Haag—Monica Anderson
1:00 pm
Thomas Liberatore—Bequest
Monday, April 6
8:00 am
Frances Cimino—Ron, Francine &
Samantha Mazzarella
Tuesday, April 7
8:00 am
Michael Regan—Carol Lampert
Wednesday, April 8
8:00 am
Jeanette Milligan—Bequest
Thursday, April 9
8:00 a m
Intentions of Tina Campbell—Marie
Friday, April 10
12:00 pm
Andrew DeCanio—Daughter, Nancy
Saturday, April 11
4:30 pm
Abraham Teugeman—Donna Parker
Sunday, April 12-Second Sunday of Easter/
Divine Mercy Sunday
9:00 am
Giovannina Battisti—Dan, Maria,
Giuliana & Daniela Lincoln
1:00 pm
For the people of the parish
Holy Saturday, April 4
7:30 pm Easter Vigil – Church
Easter Sunday, April 5
No Religious Education Classes
8:00 am Easter Mass
10:00 am Easter Mass
11:00 am Easter Egg Hunt immediately following
10 am Mass—Meet in front of Rectory
1:00 pm Easter Mass en Español
Monday, April 6
7:00 pm Hispanic Cmty. Gathering—Parish Center
Tuesday, April 7
7:00 pm Liturgy Committee Mtg.—Parish Center
Wednesday, April 8
7:00 pm Contemporary Choir—Church
Thursday, April 9
6:30 pm CDA Mtg.—The Protectives
Friday, April 10
9:15 am Bible Study—Parish Center
12-2 pm Holy Hour: Mass, Adoration &
Sunday, April 12
10:00 am Religious Education Classes—Church,
Parish Center, & Office
NO religious education classes this Easter
Sunday, April 4.
For information, please contact Connie Mesiti,
Religious Education Coordinator, at (585) 637-4500
or [email protected]
The Sanctuary Candle is burn ing befor e the B lessed Sacr am en t dur in g the m on th of Apr il
for Joseph & Nellie Christopher by Carmela Coccitto
2nd Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday– April 11 & 12, 2015
Saturday 4:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
Piano and cantor
Organ and cantor
Jackie Henry (H), Cheryl Conner, June Keller, Bill
O’Brien, Corrine Seever
Jim Downs (H), Alahna Grady, Helen Hwiecko, Dan
& Lisa Zimmer
John Kennedy
Paul Milazzo (POF)
Marlene Beghini, Sheridan Grady (A)
Al Benson, Joan McGuinn
Bill Guilford, Mary Lynne Turner
Donna Dahl, Cecil Haggerty
Arden & Tina Campbell
Altar Servers
Jake Burchfield, Alex Sacaglione, Abby Stepanek
Alexandra Covert, Adam Drexel, Giavanna