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Philipstown’s KaceyMorabito of WHUD (c)shares the spotlight with(l-r) Fr. James Gardiner, SA,chair of the Tri-State Catho-lic Committee on Radio and Television and director oft he Graymoor Spiritual LifeCenter; WOR-AM's John Gambling; WYNY-Fox 5's Nick Gregory; and JosephZwilling, communicationsdirector for the Archdio-cese of New York, at the presentation of the 2009TRISCCORT Awards on Oc-tober 7, at the New York Catholic Center. The awardsare presented annually for "comitment to excellenceand to the highest spiritualand human values.”
Kacey Morabito ReceivesAward from Catholic Center
On Sunday, October 25,at 2pm the Franciscan Fri-ars of the Atonement will welcome Paul Moses, who will give a brief presenta-tion and sign copies of his new book,
The Saint and the Sultan,
at the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center.
The Saint and the Sultan
is“an intriguing examination of the extraordinary—and little known—meeting be-tween St. Francis of Assisiand Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil that hasstrong resonance in today'sdivided world.” In 1219, dur-ing the Fifth Crusade, Fran-cis daringly gained an audi-ence with Malik al-Kamil,the Sultan of Egypt, wherethe two talked of peace and faith. When Francis returned to Italy, he proposed that hisorder of friars live peace-ably among the followers of Islam—a revolutionary callat a time when Christiansstrived to convert Muslimson the battlefield.Copies of the book will be available from the Gray- moor Book & Gift Center 424-2100. The Graymoor Spiritual Life Center is lo-cated at Graymoor on Route9 in Garrison.
The Saint and the Sultan
:Book Signing at Graymoor
Garrison and Cold Spring residents were among the nearly 300 supporters attending the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement annual Sharing Hope Gala on October 2, 2009, at The Plaza in NYC. Dinner chairs were Raymond and Patricia O'Rourke, of Garrison. Pictured from left are: Patty O'Rourke, Veronica Smyth, of Riverdale (Mary Shortell'smother), Kristin Burke, Mary Shortell, Lydia McMahan, Barbara Swartzwelder (behind the Archbishop), ArchbishopTimothy Dolan, Tom Shortell, Sue Giusti, Beverly Leardi, Bob Dodge, Gina Dodge, Steve Leardi, Dominick Giusti, Frank Lucente, Steve Tomann, Mary Tomann, and John Schwartzwelder.
Local Residents Attend Graymoor’s Sharing Hope Gala
Helen Prestianni Bell,originally of Cold Spring,died on September 9, 2009,in Poughkeepsie. Burialservices were held at thePrestianni plot at the Cold Spring Cemetery.She was born on April 4,1934, the daughter of Afila and Frank Prestianni. She was married to Bernie Bell in Cold Spring. She was the mother of John Bell and Tina MarieBell Trotahn, who survive her. She is also survived bythree sisters, Rose Cava, of Cold Spring, Jane Warren,of Beacon, and Carmela, of Cold Spring. One other sister,Mary, pre-deceased her. Her brothers, Joe, Frankie, Tony,Sam, Freddie, Vincent, and Basil Prestianni also survive her, as do four nieces and three nephews.
Helen Prestianni Bell
Tired of cooking? On Fri-day, October 30 at 6:30pm,the community is invited toa dinner at the First Pres- byterian Church of Philip-stown. Come and enjoy beef stew and the opportunityto sit and eat with friendsand neighbors. There is nocharge. Everyone is wel-come, so leave your potsand pans at home and comeover to Academy St. for a great meal. Anyone needingtransportation can call thechurch office at 265-3220to arrange for a ride.Damon Perpetua, age 60,lifelong resident of Cold Spring, passed away peace-fully at his home on Friday,October 16, 2009.Born in Cold Spring on Oc-tober 11, 1949, he is the son of Damon P. Perpetua of Cold Spring and the late Katherine(Vitanza) Perpetua.Mr. Perpetua was a ReticleEngineer and worked for NXP Semiconductors in East Fishkill, for over 30 years.He was a passionate sportsenthusiast, and volunteered for many years as a coach for Philipstown Little League baseball and Recreation bas- ketball. He played in a men'sover-35 softball league and coached Max's on Main, a regional softball team. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring.After Mr. Perpetua wasdiagnosed with lymphoma in 2004, he volunteered for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walks, raising thousands of dollars in honor of his team Perpetual Motion.He is survived by his wife,Margaret L. (Cook) Perpetua,and his four children, Da- mon T. Perpetua and fiancé,Danielle Guimento, of Boca Raton, FL; Matthew Perpetua of New York City; Christineand husband, Todd Roecker,of Boston, MA; and AndrewPerpetua of Cold Spring. Heis also survived by his father Damon, and his sister, KathiSavastano of Cold Spring.A Mass of Christian Buri-al was held on October 19,2009, at Our Lady of Lo- retto Church, 24 Fair Street,Cold Spring, followed byinterment in Cold SpringCemetery. Friends called at the Clinton Funeral Home,on October 18.In lieu of flowers, dona-tions may be made in Mr. Per- petua’s name to the Leuke- mia and Lymphoma Society,Westchester/Hudson ValleyChapter, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 130, WhitePlains, NY 10605.
Oct. 30 Community Dinnerat Presbyterian Church
ST. MARY’SEPISCOPAL CHURCHIN THE HIGHLANDS1 Chestnut Street,Cold SpringFr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector,265-2539Mr. Ron Greene, SeniorWarden, 265-3624stmaryscoldspring.dioceseny.orgSun. Masses:
8am (spoken);10:30am (sung); Sundayschool in Parish Hall dur-ing 10:30 mass
Thurs. Fri. & Sun.:
AA in parish hall, 8pm
Fri. Oct. 23
– FellowshipSupper, 6pm, no charge.
FRANCISCAN FRIARSOF THE ATONEMENTRoute 9, Garrison424email@example.comSunday Eucharist
- 11am,Pilgrim Hall.
- Mon. - Sat.11:30am.
- Holy Hour, 8pm.
- 8pm.Monthly Prayer Meeting 2nd Sunday of every month at 2pm. Recovery Inc. everyWednesday, 7:30pm.
ST. JOSEPH’S CHAPELA mission Chapel of OurLady of Loretto ChurchUpper Station Rd.,Garrison, 265-3718
Sunday Mass: 10:15am
GREEK ORTHODOXCHAPEL OF SAINTBASIL’S ACADEMYRoute 9D, Garrison424-3500Fr. Constantine L.Sitaras, General DirectorOUR LADY OFLORETTO CATHOLICCHURCHFair Street, Cold Spring265-3718ourladyoflorettocs.comFr. Brian McSweeney,Pastor
Masses: Sat. 5:30pm, Sun.7:30am, 9, & 11:45am.,Weekdays: 8:15am, St. Jo-seph’s - Garrison, Sun.,10:15am. Holy Days: 8:15am & 7:30pm Mass, Holy DayVigil: 530pm Confessions: Sat., 4:30-5pm
Sun. Oct. 25
- 2nd annualSenior Luncheon, Our Ladyof Loretto, 14 Fair St., Cold Spring. Begins with 11:45am Holy Mass, anointing of thesick; followed by food, en-tertainment, fellowship & prayer. Caregivers welcometoo. Free. RSVP 265-3718.
- Thursdays, doorsopen 6pm, first game begins7:15pm. $1,500 in TotalCash Prizes. Concessionsavailable.
ST. PHILIP’S CHURCHIN THE HIGHLANDSEpiscopal1101 Route 9D, GarrisonAcross from schoolRev. Francis H. Geer, Rec.firstname.lastname@example.org
8am - Holy Communion 10:30am - Main ServiceChoir–Thu, 7:30pm Junior Choir–Sun at 9:15am Sunday School–Sun 10:30am Acolytes–Sunday 9am Adult Class–Sunday at noon Life Support Group –Wednes-days at 7:30pm
GRACE UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH37 Peekskill HollowRoad, Putnam ValleyPastor Tony Mecca845-526-3788Sunday Service & SundaySchool
: 10 am.
Prayer Service w/ Com-munion
: Tues 7 pm. “Tues-days w/ Tony” - Discussion group, 9am.
Fri/Sat Nov 13/14 -
Christ- mas Bazaar - Beautiful hand- made items, Christmas gifts, bake table, home-made candy& jams, White Elephant & much more. Lunch served.
ST. LUKE’S LUTHERANCHURCH65 Oscawana Lake Rd.,Putnam Valleystlukesputnamvalley.org845-528-8858,
- Service:9am, Coffee hour: 10:15am,Family Communion Serviceincluding Sunday School:10:30am
- Prayer Service, 8pm
FIRST PRESBYTERIANCHURCH OFPHILIPSTOWNAcademy & CherryStreets, Cold Spring265-3220Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor
Worship Service: 10:30am Office Hours: Mon. and Wed.9-11:30, Tues. and Thurs 9-2Contemplative Prayer Group:Wednesdays 7am Jazz Vespers Service: Every3rd Saturday of each month5:30pm
Fri. Oct. 30
- Communi-ty Dinner, 6:30pm. Enjoy beef stew with friends & neighbors. Free, everyone welcome.
UNITED METHODISTCHURCHES OF COLDSPRING & SOUTHHIGHLAND (Garrison)265-3365South Highland UMC,19 Snake Hill Rd.GarrisonCold Spring UMC,216 Main StreetPastor Margaret (Peggy)Laemmel
South Highland in Garrison worship service at 9:30am.Cold Spring worship serviceat 11am.Sundays through Nov 20:Bible Study with Pastor Laemmel “Living the Gos- pel of Mark,” 1-2pm.Each lesson will be self-contained so that people can attend as they are able, you need not be a member of thechurch to attend.
COLD SPRINGBAPTIST CHURCH(American BaptistChurches, USA)Jay Camp(Interim Pastor)245 Main St., ColdSpring265-2022
Sunday Services, 10:30am
: Prayer- Fel-lowship time, 7pm
BEACON HEBREWALLIANCEConservative Synagogue331 Verplanck Ave.,BeaconRabbi Josh WohlCantor Ellen Gersh845-831-2012
TEMPLE ISRAEL140 Lake DriveLake PeekskillRabbi Jeff Cymet845-528-2305Shabbat Services
: Fridays8pm; Saturdays 9:15am.
PHILIPSTOWNREFORM SYNAGOGUEP.O. Box 94Cold Spring, NY 10516All Services at St. Mary’sParish HouseFor more informationcall 265-8011 and leave amessage or e-mail
Sun. Nov. 1
- Special Lecture/ Presentation by Dr. Stephen Gross, 2-4pm, refreshments.St. Mary’s Parish House
PHILIPSTOWNWORSHIP GROUPQuaker Meeting424-3525
Meeting for Worship – 2nd &4th Sundays of each month,10am, at 848 Old AlbanyPost Road (Whyatt StoneCottage), Garrison. Call for directions. Children of allages welcome.
REFORM TEMPLE OFPUTNAM VALLEY362 Church RoadPutnam ValleyRabbi Allen Darnov845-528-4774rtpv.orgShabbat Services:
Fridays,8pm; Young people’s ser-vice- third Friday of the month, 7pm. Hebrew School,ages 3+
HISTORIC TOMPKINSCORNERS UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH729 Peekskill HollowRoad, Putnam Valley845-528-5076tompkinschurchny.org
1st Sunday of the month worship: 2pm
Sat. Dec. 5
- Country Concert presented by Family MusicSeries, $10, $5/ages 12-18.
CAPUCHIN YOUTH &FAMILY MINISTRIES781 Route 9D, Garrison424-3609cyfm.orgSat/Sun Oct 24/25
- Fresh- man/Sophomore Retreat
Fri/Sat Nov 6/7
- 7th and 8th grade overnight retreat
YORKTOWN JEWISHCENTER 2966 Crompond RoadYorktown Heights914-245-2324