Bulletin - St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

St. John the Evangelist
Roman Catholic Church
25 Ocean Avenue
Center Moriches, New York 11934-3698
Serving the Moriches, Mastic, Shirley, Eastport, Speonk and Remsenburg
Visit Our Website: www.stjohntheevangelistcm.com
January 18, 2015 ~ Second Sunday In Ordinary Time
Mass Schedule:
Mass on the Lord’s Day:
Saturday: 5PM (Sunday Vigil)
7:30PM (Spanish Mass)
Sundays: 7:30 AM, 9AM (Children)
10:30 AM, 12Noon,
5:30PM (Life Teen)
Weekday Masses:
Mon.-Wed.: 7AM, 8AM (Latin)
Thurs.-Fri.: 7AM, 8AM
Saturday: 8AM
Reconciliation every day:
After 7AM Mass Mon.-Wed.;
After 7AM & 8AM Mass Thurs.-Fri.;
Saturdays After the 8AM Mass
& from 4PM to 5PM;
and Also Sundays from 4:30PM to 5PM.
We Celebrate Baptisms All parents who wish to have
their children baptized must participate in the baptism
class which is held on the first Wednesday of the month
in the barn. Parents must call the rectory to
register. Dates are given at the class.
We Celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage after
couples have contacted the rectory at least 6 months in
advance to making arrangements. Pre-Cana marriage
preparation is required of all couples.
We comfort the sick
through prayer and the
Sacraments. Please contact the rectory for a priest to
celebrate the Sacraments with the seriously ill.
Parish Clergy & Staff
Rectory: 631-878-0009
Fax: 631-874-2466
Faith Formation
Suzan Fitzpatrick, Director
Rev. Walter F. Kedjierski
Youth Ministry
Pastor Emeritus
Rev. John J. Corcoran
Mr. Michael Clauberg,
Youth Minister
Parochial Vicars
Rev. Nestor Watin
Rev. Felix Akpabio
Permanent Deacon
Dcn. John Pettorino
Music Ministry
Jane Delassalle, Director
Parish Outreach
Sr. Ann Berendes, IHM,
Monday Night Devotions
7:30PM to 8:15PM: Devotions begin with
the Novena to Our Blessed Mother,
followed by Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament and Benediction.
Eucharistic Adoration:
Thursday, 12 Noon-8:30PM
First Saturday Devotions
Confessions begin at 7:30AM, followed by Mass
and devotions at 8AM. Afterwards there is a
continental breakfast in the cafeteria.
Our Lady
Queen of Apostles School
Mrs. Stacie Stueber, Principal
Rectory Office Hours:
9AM- 4PM & 7PM-9PM
9AM - 4PM
Wednesday 9AM- 3PM & 7PM-9PM
Thursday: 9AM - 4PM
9AM - 3PM
Saturday: 1PM - 3PM
The Diocesan Office for the
Protection of
Children and Young
People was created to ensure
the safety of our youth and can
be reached at 516-678-5800 ext.
216 or 573 Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm. The hotline
to report sexual abuse is
———————————Family, Marriage & Individual
Therapy provided by licensed
therapists is available to our parish. Contact Dr. Giuliani at the
Catholic Counseling Center at
January 18, 2015
Hymns For January 18, 2015
Second Sunday In Ordinary Time
Readings for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
(Year B ) Begin on #1113 / HYMNS:
Through baptism we have been joined to the Lord
who calls us to be His disciples.
How well do we listen to His voice?
How willing are we to do His will?
“Here I Am, Lord”
“Seek Ye First”
“Pescador de Hombres”
“You Walk Along
Our Shoreland”
*Note: The Ordinary Parts of the Mass begin on #202
(the end of the pages are red in color)
Masses for the Week
St. John’s invites family members of those for whom the Mass is being
offered to bring up the gifts of bread and wine at that Mass. (On the
weekend, please inform any of the ushers 10 minutes prior to the
beginning of Mass.)
Saturday, January 17
5:00 PM Howard Ostermeyer
7:30 PM Spanish Mass Intention
Sunday, January 18
7:30 AM Special Intentions of the Mitchell Family
9:00 AM Ralph Marrantino
10:30 AM People of the Parish
12:00 Nn Donald Boyd
5:30 PM Albania Gehao
Monday, January 19
7:00 AM Special Intentions of Jian Mark Roschke
8:00 AM Thomas O’Keefe (LATIN)
Tuesday, January 20
7:00 AM Priest’s Intention
8:00 AM Special Intentions of
Rev. Gregory Yacyshyn (LATIN)
Wednesday, January 21
7:00 AM Special Intentions Jing Wen Chen
8:00 AM Anthony Lubrino, Sr. (LATIN)
Thursdsay, January 22
7:00 AM Martin & Itala Picinich
8:00 AM Charles McKean
Friday, January 23
7:00 AM Priest’s Intention
8:00 AM Loretta McGure
Saturday, January 24
8:00 AM Priest’s Intention
5:00 PM Mark Boyd
7:30 PM Spanish Mass Intention
Sunday, January 25
7:30 AM People of the Parish
9:00 AM Dora O’Neill
10:30 AM Grace DeVerna
12:00 Nn Kathleen Abersano
5:30 PM Eleanor Giardiello
Newly Baptized
Ryan John Russo, Nicholas Pesci
Please Pray for the Deceased
Joseph Fratello, Patricia Gill, Richard Herbert, Joan Gagliano
Pray for the Sick of Our Parish
Sandy K. Fabricatore, Paul Prebish, Kenneth Rosenman,
Martha Santiago, Nicholas A., Maryann Kern, Barbara Resnick,
Katy Dyer, Nicholas Stoia, Terry Seng, Stanley Kiewra,
Baby “Catoo” Juliet, Al & Joan Turpin, Andrea Duggan,
Ed Parent, Kevin Kret
Please submit names by telephoning the rectory.
Names will be removed after four weeks.
First Reading — Speak, for your servant
is listening (1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19).
Psalm — Here am I, Lord; I come to do
your will (Psalm 40).
Second Reading — Do you not know that your body
is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you?
(1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20).
Gospel — Andrew found his brother Simon and
brought him to Jesus (John 1:35-42).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.\
Readings for the week can be found at: www.usccb.org.
Sunday Collection 1/11/15: $13,119
Sunday Collection 1/12/14: $13,666
Parish Families registered: 6818
# Envelopes Mailed: 2916
# Envelopes Used: 546
The Bread and Wine
offering for the month of
January for the
Special Intentions of
Thomas & Margaret Blomberg
2014 Catholic Ministries Appeal
Goal Amount: $95,600
Total Pledged: $99,448 (104% of Goal!)
Total Money Received: $96,135
Total # of pledges: 264
Thanks to your generosity we have exceeded our goal!
St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
25 Ocean Avenue Center Moriches New York 11934
Office of the Pastor
“None of us lives to himself and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we
live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or
whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” ~Romans 14:7-8
My dear Brothers and Sisters,
This past week I received the news that my predecessor, Father Joseph Coschignano, whom
many of you remember happily, announced to his parish of St. Barnabas in Bellmore that he
has come to retirement age and has decided this June to retire from the active ministry. I hope
that you will join me in praying that almighty God will reward him for his years of generous
service to the Church. Father Joe was a tremendous blessing to this parish. When Father Joe
arrived the parish faced a huge debt but he left this parish without any debt. Not many
parishes can say that there is no debt – just like most families have mortgages so do most
parishes. We may not have a million dollars in the bank like parishes in affluent areas, but we
do have some money in our savings accounts to help with emergencies in our buildings which
was started by Father Joe. I have been able to add funds to our savings in the same spirit of
responsible stewardship he had. Yet to not have to worry too much about the financial needs
of the parish is a sign of both your commitment to contributing to the parish and the
momentum of responsible stewardship to which Father Joe devoted himself. I have tried my
best to continue that spirit while also spending funds to meet necessary ministerial and
temporal needs. Father Joe did a lot of good for this parish – more good than many people
might even know because he is not about fanfare nor does he want to call attention to himself.
I would like to encourage you to drop Father Joe a line of thanks and best wishes on his
retirement. You can write to him at:
Father Joseph Coschignano
St. Barnabas the Apostle Parish
2320 Bedford Ave.
Bellmore, NY 11710
As Father Joe moves on I think about a few other people who have “moved on” lately – Pat
Cooke from the Children’s Choir and Corinne Bernath from our Welcome Home Group
especially come to mind among others. If it were not for all of these outstanding people in
our past where would our parish be? Yet God called them for service at a particular time.
I am very happy to see, however, that the Holy Spirit is at work and is calling others to pick
up the slack right from where others have left off. Sometimes the Holy Spirit might call some
people to move on so that other people, LIKE YOURSELF, might be able to fill in and serve.
Why not think about it?
Yours in Jesus through Mary,
Rev. Walter F. Kedjierski, Pastor
MONDAY, 1/19
Our Lady Queen of Apostles Regional Catholic
School will be having an open house on Sunday
January 25, from 10 am to 1 pm. We welcome
you and your family to take a tour of our school,
meet our Faculty and Staff, hear information about
our curriculum and extracurricular activities, meet
some of our current students and their families, and
see what we have to offer your child/children for the
2015-2016 school year. For more information
contact the school office at 878-1033.
In observance of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Day, Church
offices will be closed on
Monday, January 19.
Catholics for Freedom of
National Religious
Freedom Day
Catholics For Freedom of Religion" remembers
National Religious Freedom Day, celebrated on
Jan.16 with a Proclamation from Pres. Obama, and
with "Free to Speak" guidelines for students and
teachers continued:
* You may be able to go off campus to have
religious studies during school hours.
* You can express your faith at a school event.
* You can express your faith at your graduation
(For the complete document explaining students'
religious liberties, visit www.Ed.Gov).
OLQA Italian Dinner Night: 1/24
Event: Our Lady Queen of Apostles
Annual Italian Dinner Night Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, January 24
Time: 5:00PM-7:30PM
Location: OLQA School Auditorium
Cost: Adults-$10.00
Seniors & Children 14 and under-$8.00
Please call the school at 878-1033 for tickets.
The March for Life in
Washington DC will be held
on Thursday, January 22, 2015.
taking a bus to the March for Life may
contact Our Lady of the Snow parish in
Blue Point. Call 472-0033 to make a
reservation or for more information.
The Pre-Cana ministry is looking
to expand the number of lead
couples that host sessions for engaged couples.
This is your opportunity to share your marriage
experiences. There are always at least two lead
couples at every session and there are 4 to 6
sessions per year. Lead couples are only
expected to sign up for at least one session per
year. If you are interested, you can call George
Della Ratta at 871-2491 or Cara McCarthy at
“Sweeter even than to have had the joy of
caring for children of my own has it been
to me to help bring about a better state of things for
mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could
not be killed away from them.” ~Susan B. Anthony
“Tweet Inspiration”
(St. John’s Pro-Life Group normally meets on the
fourth Thursday of the month.
Their next meeting will be on March 26.)
Are you “overwhelmed by
excessive sorrow” (2 Cor 2:7)?
If so, run into the arms of
“excessive Love” (Lk 15:20).
Our Family Members in the Military
Serving Abroad in a
Hostile Theater of Operations
*Starting February 1, 2015 we will begin a new
list for our service men and women.
If you would like them to remain on the list below,
please contact the office, prior to January 27.
Adult Choir Update
Thank you for the complements on our first appearance of
our newly formed choir. We are hoping that more people
will be encouraged to join us. We will resume practices on
Tuesday evening, January 20 in the Church. We need
altos, and basses especially, but will welcome any person
who enjoys singing. Our next celebration will be for Holy
Week: Holy Thursday evening Mass of the Last Supper
(7:30 p.m.), Good Friday (3:00 p.m.), and the Easter Vigil
(7:30 p.m.) Please consider joining the choir by contacting
Sister Ann at 874-3617.
In your generosity, please pray for our parish family
members serving abroad in the military. Family
members, please call the rectory to add or update your
loved one’s status if they have returned.
US Army
Sgt. Bill Altman
Pfc. Christopher Campbell
Christopher Chernis
Capt. Jeffrey Costa
Sgt. Robert Finiguerra, Jr.
SSgt Frank Fowlston E5
Sgt. Steven Gabrielli, Jr.
Pfc. Billy Mills Garrigan
Spc. Nicholas Guerin
Lt. Kevin W.F. Johnston
Robert Kayton
Pfc Mary Beth Kerstein
Robert Kerstein
Spc. Andrew Kuroski
Spc. James Patrick Lenahan
Sgt. Cassandra Marienthal
Sgt. Stephan Marienthal
Capt. Donald C. Mills IV
William Morrison
Warrant Officer Juan Nazareth
Pvt Dianna Nicosia
Pvt Justen Planty
PFC Travis Ruggiero
Edward James Russo
Spc. Justin Sikorski
Spc. John Tamm
Roger Titmus III
J.P. Vogel
Spc. Shane Wade
US Army National Guard
SPC Howard I. Miller
John Najdzion
Joseph Rubino
US Army Reserve
SRA Sean Browning
Sgt. Steven Graham
Capt. Chris Norton
Outreach Needs:
Can You Volunteer
@ Our Office?
We are in desperate need of
people to work in the Outreach
Office in “The Barn.” Give us a call or stop by
“The Barn” Office or call 874-3617.
Scripture Study
Scripture study is alive and
well the parish! Fr. Walter
leads a Scripture study group
on Tuesday mornings from
9:30AM-11:30AM in the
Red Barn. New members are
welcome. A knowledge of Scripture enriches our
prayers and deepens our faith.
Holy Hour For Priests
Mondays after the 7:30PM Novena in
the Church, please come to pray for:
The sanctification of our Priests and
Religious and an increase in
vocations to the Priesthood and
Religious Life.
US Air Force
Paul Cange
1st Lt Ryan Davis
MSgt Stephen DeLena
Cpt. Jonathan Florsz
SSgt. Jason Michael Hermes
Brian Kennedy Johnston
SSgt. Kevin C. Planz
Robert Sekulski
Cpt. Salvatore Sferrazza, Jr.
Airman Michael Sinclair
MSgt. Thomas A. Verga
US Navy
Anthony Dellapenna
STGCS Brian Holzmacher
CS2 Kenneth Horsky
PO2 Eric Jordan
Jordan J. Knoppert
Nicholas L. Kosloski
BSMS Patricia Quaglino
US Marine Corps
LCpl Elias Afzali
Pfc Mark Barone
LCpl Anthony Cicero
Brian Dolan
Maj. Jason Grancagnolo
Lt. Col. Robert K. Maldonado
Pfc Francis Patrick McDermott
LCpl Nick Meyer
Pfc Quentin Montemarano
Pfc Kevin Oettinger
1st Lt. Nicholas Schepps
Capt. Matthew Tweed
Sgt. Tony Tweed
US Merchant Marine
USMMA Eric Kennedy
US Coast Guard
Robert J. Doskoez, 3rd Class CMS
MK3 Linnea & Bailey Neff
Monday Night Devotions
Meals On Wheels
The Moriches Nutrition Program offers services
to all adults age 60 and older. They provide hot,
nutritious meals delivered to your door five days
a week. For more information, call 874-3856.
Our parish clergy support and
encourage the tradition of Monday
Night Devotions to Our Blessed
Mother. Our Savior Jesus wants us
to entrust ourselves to His Blessed
Mother so she can lead us to Him
in the Blessed Sacrament of the
Altar. Please come on Monday
evening from 7:30PM to 8:15PM.
Website: stjohntheevangelistcm.com
[email protected]
Office Hours: M-TH 10:00AM-3:00PM
SAT 11:30AM-1:30PM
No Classes January 19
In observation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there
will be no Religious Education classes on Monday,
January 19.
Level 2 Parent Meeting
There will be a Level 2 Parent Meeting during class
times on January 26, 27 & 28 (Monday, Tuesday &
Wednesday) at 4:45PM, and Saturday, January 31 at
9:30AM. Agenda: 1st Reconciliation. Parents of Home
Study students may attend any one meeting.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, January 18
A/A Men’s Meeting
Youth Ministry (Life Teen)
Spanish Prayer Group
Monday, January 19
Faith Formation Classes
Holy Hour for Priests
No Classes (MLK Day)
*Following the Novena
Tuesday, January 20
Bible Study
Faith Formation Classes
Children’s Choir Practice
Divine Will
Are You Ready To Be Inspired?
Life Teen meets every Sunday after the
5:30PM Life Teen Mass, from 7PM-8:30PM
in the school gym. All teenagers in high
school are welcome! Enjoy food, fellowship,
games and more while growing in your faith!
Adult Volunteers Needed! Call Youth
Want to learn more about the
Catholic faith? Why not stop by the
Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk in
the back of the church and take home
one of the many inspiring CD titles?
We ask for a donation of only
$3 per CD to help us keep this program going.
6:45-7:45AM &
4:45-5:45PM &
7:00PM-Faculty Room
Wednesday, January 21
Thrift Shop Hours
Faith Formation Classes
Life Teen Band Practice
Boy Scout Troop 800
Thursday, January 22
Legion of Mary
6:45-7:45 AM-Barn
12 Noon-8:30PM-Church
Friday, January 23
Holy Face of Jesus
Saturday, January 24
Faith Formation Classes
OLQA Italian Dinner
Invitation to Holy Hour
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
is available every Thursday from 12
Noon to 8:30PM. We need to cover
each hour during adoration so that the Blessed
Sacrament is never left alone.
If you would like more information about
becoming a “captain,” please call Ernie Vigliotta
at 878-0086.
The entire Mass book for 2015
is open. Those wishing to have
a Mass said for a loved one may
stop by the rectory.