April 19, 2015 - St. Augustine

St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church
116 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217-3596
Serving Park Slope, Prospect Heights and Boerum Hill since 1870
Rev. Thomas W. Ahern, Pastor
Mr. Joseph Bichotte, Deacon
Sr. Ellen Glavey, Religious Education Coordinator
Mr. Andrew Violette, Director of Music
Mrs. Nilsa Peña, Parish Secretary
Mr. Brendan Moloney, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Rev. Agnelo Pinto, In Residence
Rev. Charles P. Keeney, In Residence
Msgr. Robert Harris, in Residence
Monday to Friday:
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Monday to Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
No evening hours
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Appointments appreciated
Rectory Office
5:00 PM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12:00 NOON
1:30 PM
St. Monica Hall
Sterling Place
[email protected]
9:00 AM (English)
Wednesday 7:30 PM (Spanish)
HOLY DAYS: As announced
First Friday of each month, check for time.
Speak to a staff person about the process of becoming
a Catholic and/or receiving Eucharist and Confirmation.
RECONCILIATION: Confessions heard Saturdays
4:00 - 4:45 PM or by appointment.
BAPTISM: Parents should call at least two months in
advance for preparation dates.
MATRIMONY: Couples should meet with a priest or
deacon at least six months in advance.
COMMUNION OF THE SICK: Please call to arrange
communion for the sick, homebound, or hospitalized.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Sunday morning - English
and Spanish.
Phone number: 718-857-2559; www.sfxsparkslope.org/
Visit our Website
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St. Augustine R.C. Church
Mass Intentions for the Week
Sunday, April 19
5:00 +Thomas Rooney (St. Augustine Staff)
9:00 +Marguerite Elskoe (Deborah Hurd)
10:30 +Evaristo Jimenez - Birthday (Filomena Jimenez)
12:00 +William McMaster (Frank Castelluccio)
Monday, April 20
9:00 +Beatriz Rodriguez (Her Daughters)
Tuesday, April 21
9:00 +Georgette Pierre (Pierre & Longchamp Families)
Wednesday, April 22
9:00 +Helen Denega Sullivan - 1st Anniversary (Kitty Denega)
7:30 +Elisa Garrastegui (Manuel Garrastegui)
Thursday, April 23
9:00 Bob Andreassen - Gift of Life (Manuel Garrastegui)
Friday, April 24
9:00 +Winnie Dooney
Saturday, April 25
9:00 In honor of all saints (Claudette Eugene)
5:00 +Lydia Vazquez (Arlene Greene & Family)
Sunday, April 26
9:00 +Blanca & Beatriz Rodriguez (Nilsa Peña)
10:30 +Jose Batista (Batista Family)
12:00 +Victoria Flores (Carmen Cintrón)
Vocation Committee Meeting… Wednesday, April 22
at 6:30 p.m. in the rectory.
Share the Joy of the Gospel
If you did not get a commitment envelope, please pick one up
today for this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. I am encouraging
everyone to take part in this program, especially at this time
because St. Augustine Church can benefit significantly from
your support and serve literally hundreds in need through our
vast network of programs and services. Please join me in making this a successful appeal by making your pledge today. Our
goal this year remains $37,584.00. Please help us reach our goal
Monday, April 20 - 7:30 p.m. St. Francis of Assisi: What
Does a Medieval Saint Have to Say to the 21st Century? A presentation by Fr. Solanus Benfatti, CFR, author of The Five
Wounds of St. Francis.
The Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults… will
be celebrated here on Pentecost Sunday, May 24 at the 12 noon
Mass, for adults who are already baptized and have received
their First Communion. Those planning to marry in the church
and are not confirmed should prepare now. You will need to
bring a copy of your baptismal certificate or begin the process
of obtaining one. Young adults who are confirmed but are returning to the church or desire an update are welcome as well
since this program will cover the major areas of Catholic faith,
practice, and spirituality. Dates for the classes to be announced.
For information call the rectory, 718-783-3132.
Collection (4/12/2015) - $5,047.00
Attendance - 464
Per Capita (Adult) - $10.88
Holy Land - $1,057.00
Retired Priests - $2,131.00
Bread and Wine
For masses this week… will be offered in thanksgiving to St. Jude by Celine Johannes.
Blessed Mother Candle
For this week… will be lit in loving memory of
Lydia Vazquez by Alex Greene.
Second Collection… next weekend will be for the Catholic Home Missions. Please be generous.
Thank you… for your generosity through CRS Rice Bowl
this year! Our parish raised $2,494.00. Your participation in
Rice Bowl will continue to make a difference in the lives of
those in need throughout the entire year. If you have not yet
returned your contribution, you may still bring it to the church
on Sunday or drop it off at the rectory.
Reminder: Please take a registration form near the church
door if you haven't done so already.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy
Friday, April 24 - School Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
Ticket information -718-857-2559 –School Office
Purchase your tickets early - First come first served
$20.00 per person
Coffee, cake, soda, water included; bring your own food, if you
wish. Join us for a fun filled evening!
With the Easter season well under way, we now resume our
survey of the sacrament of the sick. The pastoral care of the sick
will be misunderstood if we start from the vantage point of the
sickroom. Begin with the Sunday assembly, from which the sick
person has been separated by the crisis of illness, and whose
absence is given expression in prayer and service. The goal is to
extend the consolation of the Lord’s presence at the table to
those who are apart from it, and for the assembly to enfold them
in prayer.
Secondarily, the goal is to teach people what the Church desires for all those who are sick. Seeing ministers dispatched to
the sick from Mass every Sunday might help a caregiver realize
that their dear one can also receive Communion. Witnessing the
anointing of a woman facing surgery might help another person
to overcome hesitation and ask for the sacrament’s healing and
strength. Society’s impulse may be to marginalize the sick, but
the tradition of our community is to see them at the center of our
life. When Roman persecutors ordered St. Lawrence the Deacon
to hand over the jewels of the church, he assembled a motley
crew of the sick and the infirm and announced with all humility,
“Behold, my lord, the treasures of the church of Christ.”
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
St. Augustine R.C. Church
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Housing Opportunity!
Progress of Peoples Management Corporation - an affiliate of
Catholic charities Brooklyn & Queens is please to announce
the opening of the waitlist for the Bishop Boardman
Apartments, located at 1615 - 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
11215. This building, which includes handicap accessible
units, is for elderly residents and couples where the head of
household or spouse is 62 or older. Income restrictions apply
and are based on Section 8 guidelines. Interested applicants
can obtain an application by writing to:
Bishop Boardman Apartments
c/o Progress of Peoples Management Corp.
191 Joralemon Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Or by visiting Bishop Boardman Apartments in person
during the hours of 2-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday and leaving
your contact information. An application will then be mailed
to you. Applications will be available after Monday, May 4,
2015. No applications will be available prior.
Una de las cosas maravillosas sobre las vacaciones es que
después de nuestro regreso nos pasamos dos o tres semanas
saboreando la experiencia, compartiendo las fotos y recuerdos
con nuestra familia y amistades. Esta clase de reflexión nos
vincula nuevamente a la experiencia original y nos hacer volver
a vivir el descanso y las maravillas que la vacación nos
proporcionó. Hoy, el Tercer Domingo de Pascua, la Iglesia nos
da la bendición de unos recordatorios de lo que celebramos hace
dos domingos. Las tres lecturas son reflexiones del significado
de la muerte y resurrección de Cristo. Uno de los hilos que unen
a estas reflexiones es que el propósito del sufrimiento, la muerte
y la resurrección del Señor fue para salvarnos y perdonar
nuestros pecados. Tenemos cincuenta días para contemplar esta
realidad –cincuenta días para saborear la experiencia de la
muerte y resurrección de Cristo por nosotros.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Social Parroquial - Hoy
Domingo, 19 de abril de 3:00 a 7:00 p.m.
en el Auditorio de la escuela P.S. 77, en el 62 Park Place
(entre la quinta y sexta Avenida). El evento ofrece comida,
entretenimiento, música, baile y una rifa. Joel Beulah, invitada especial será honrada por su servicio. Entrada: $10 adultos
y $5 para los niños. Usted puede comprar entradas en la puerta. Organizada por el grupo de apoyo Haitiano, los fondos
recaudados se utilizaran para financiar los proyectos en nuestra parroquia hermana de San André en Dufort, Haití.
Compartir la Alegría del Evangelio
Si no ha cogido un sobre de compromiso, por favor coja uno
hoy para su compromiso a la Campaña Católica Anual de
este año. Le estoy pidiendo a todos a participar en este programa, la iglesia de San Agustín puede beneficiarse con su
apoyo y servir cientos de necesitados a través de nuestros
programas y servicios. Nuestra meta este año es $37,584,00.
Usted puede contribuir en línea al www.rcdobdonate.org o
recoger un sobre a la salida para su compromiso a la Campaña Católica Anual. Gracias por su consideración.
We pray for the sick…
Recemos Por los enfermos. . .
Requests for public prayers for the sick should be made by the
sick person her/himself or a family member, since at times the
person does not wish the illness to be made public. Please call
the parish secretary. The names will remain on the sick list for
three weeks and thereafter repeated as requested by a family.
Ana Burgos
James Hugh Lilley
Lorraine Cullen
Tom Campo
Jose Colon
Doris M. Soto
Carmen M. Mercado
Santos M. Vidal
Jackie Strachen
Robert Katan
Sam Velasquez
Barbara Mangilardi
David Heffelfinger
Olive Bouaz
Tiffany Rios
Aida Cuin
John Barton
Carolyn Monachelli
Hector Ortiz
Yvette Sendker
Carmen Torres
Angelo M. Ramos
Barbara Merrill
Col. Ret. Will Merrill
Pedro R. Garsed
Severina Caban
Maire O’Connell
David J. Tavarez
Anthony Tuitt
Johnny Rios
Angel Lopez
Dorinda Baéz
Alex Ramos
Julie Elle Brittner
Mary Jo Katan
Laura M. Perez
Hector Davila
Pat Callahan
Dolores Bill
John P. Shan
Paul Callahan
Beulah Joel
Christopher Neves
Farham Qasim
Carmen Rodriguez
We pray for members and friends serving in the military:
Rezamos por miembros y amigos que estan sirviendo en el
Servicio Militar: Sgt. Estephen Shirverts, Col. Will Merrill, Lt.
Jeanell Merrill, Capt. Peyton Hurley, Manny Otero, PFC Anthony J. Jolimeau, Paul Valdez, Jorge E. Moreira, Jerry
Moreira, Kathleena Hurd, David Garcia, Samantha Vega, L.C.
US Marine Corps, Capt. Richard Martinez, US Marines, Airman Clara Lyde, 1 Lt. Ignacio Naudon.
We pray for our deceased… Parishioners Lydia Vazquez and
Ethel Straughn may they rest in peace.
Club de los Mayores de Edad… la próxima reunión
será anunciada. Estamos esperando que la temperatura se mejore para comenzar las reuniones.
El Sacramento de la confirmación... se celebrará aquí
el 24 de mayo, Domingo de Pentecostés en la misa de las 12:00
medio día, para adultos que ya están bautizados y han recibido
su primera comunión. Aquellos que planean casarse en la iglesia y no confirmaron deben prepararse ahora. Usted necesitará
traer una copia de su certificado de bautismo o iniciar el proceso de obtener uno. Adultos jóvenes que están confirmados pero
regresan a la iglesia o desean una actualización son bienvenidos
también, ya que este programa cubrirá las áreas principales de
la fe católica, práctica y espiritualidad. Favor de llamar al Padre
Tom para información/inscripción.
Don’t forget to visit our website for more announcements @ www.staugustineparkslope.org
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Rev. Thomas Ahern, Pastor
Email Address: [email protected]
Monday, April 20
Parish Social, Saturday, April 19
De 3:00-7:00 p.m. nan oditorium P.S. 77 nan 62 Park Place.
Evenman sa mande pou pote manje pou dine, amizman, mizik,
danse, ak yon raffle. N-ap onore spesialman Beulah Joel pou
sevis li. Antre: $10 pou Adilt, ak $5 pou timoun. Ou kap
achte tike devan pot la. Tike raffle yo ap vann apre chak lames
Dimanch. Tout bagay va fet pou Gwoup Sipo Ayiti. Lajan
ramase va ede projek se pawas St Andre nan Dufort, Ayiti.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Juguemos A Cantar - M
Tuesday, April 21
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Juguemos A Cantar - M
Wednesday, April 22
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Hours: Lauds - C
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Juguemos A Cantar - M
9:45 a.m. Chair Yoga Class - C
7:30 p.m. Haitian Charismatic Group - M
Thursday, April 23
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Juguemos A Cantar - M
6:30 p.m. Sant’Egidio - C
Friday, April 24
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Hours: Lauds - C
9 :00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Juguemos A Cantar - M
Saturday, April 25
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Hours: Lauds - C
10:00 a.m. Food Pantry - M
3:30 p.m. Haitian Legion of Mary - C
4:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Hours: Vespers - C
Sunday, April 26
1:15 p.m. Rosary Society - R
The 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal
“Share the Joy of the Gospel”
Si ou pa janm resevwa yon anvlop, tanpri pran youn Jodi-a pou
Anyel Katolik Apil. Mouin ankouraje tout moun pouf e pati nan
program sa. Espesialman nan tan sa kote legliz St. Augustine
kab benefisye anpil de sipo ou ak sevi 100 fwa moun ki nan
bezwen nan anpil program ak sevis yo. Tanpri kontre nou nan
fe yon Apil ki pote anpil sikse nan plej ou jodi-a. Gol nou toujou rete $37, 384.00. Tanpri ede nou rive gol nou nan fe yon
plej. Mesi anpil pou konsiderasyon ou.
The Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults…va
selebre isit la nan Dimanch La Pankot, 24 Mai nan lames midi,
pou granmoun yo ki deja batize ak resevwa Premye Kommunion. Moun ki panse pou marye nan legliz ak ki pat janm konfime kab prepare kouniye-a. Ou va bezwen yon kopi setifika
batem ou, ou byen , komanse proses la pandan ou va jouinn
youn. Jenn adilt yo ki deja konfime ,men , ki retoune nan legliz
bienveni kom program sa va kouvri anpil chos nan lafwa katolik. Praktis ak espirityalite: Dat pou klas yo va anonse. Pou enformasyon rele presbite-a nan 718-783-3132 .
St Francis Xavier Catholic Academy Card Party &
Spring Gathering
763 President Street (Antre: 6em ak 7em Ave)
Vanredi, 24 Avril- Nan Oditorium Lekol la a 7:30 p.m.
Tike ap vann kouniye-a.
Pou enformasyon rele 718-857-2559-Offis lekol la.
Achte tike ou byento.Premye vini, premye sevi$20 pe pesonn. Café, gato, sada, ak dlo va enkli;
Si ou vle, pote pwop manje ou.
Vinn kontre ak nou pou yon plezi soire!
Readings for the Week
Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30;
Acts 7:51 — 8:1a; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 7b, 8a,
17, 21ab; Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday: Acts 8:1b-8; Ps 66:1-3a, 4-7a; Jn 6:35-40
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20; Jn 6:44
Acts 9:1-20; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Jn 6:52-59
1 Pt 5:5b-14; Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17; Mk
Acts 4:8-12; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28,
29;1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18
Golden Age Club… reyinion chak mwa lot reyinion va
anonse biento. Tout granmou ki ged 50 ou plis bienveni.
Opportunities for a better Tomorrow… Ofri anpil
edikasional (GED pou laj 17+) ak treninn pou travay (laj 22+) programs. Lokal: 4em Avenue ak 27th Street; rele 718-369-0303 pou