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Church

of
St Monica
413 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
Tel: (212) 288-6250 / 6251
Fax: (212) 570-1562
Email: info@churchofstmonica.org
Website: www.churchofstmonica.org

SEPTEMBER 28 2014

26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) UPCOMING EVENTS


Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of We are happy to
God. Why? Because when they encountered Jesus Christ, announce that
who did not regard equality with God something to be St. Monicas
grasped, they found in him what they formerly had been Holiday Bazaar
looking for in sin. And that is what made it easy for them to will be back this year!
leave behind their grasping ways and obey the one who himself
Sunday,
became obedient to the point of death. If someone turns November 23rd
from wickedness and does what is right and just, he shall surely 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
live, he shall not die. Because it means that that person has
found Jesus Christ who is infinitely more attractive than even
OFFICE HOURS
the most powerful allure of evil.
WEEKDAYS:
PASTOR: BAPTISMS & MARRIAGES: 9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Rev. Peter M. Colapietro By Appointment only. SATURDAYS:
Please contact a member of the 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ASSOCIATES: parish staff well in advance.
Rev. Joe A. Francis SUNDAYS:
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Rev. Joby Mathew
5:00 PM on Saturdays
Anytime by appointment SPECIAL DEVOTIONS
IN SUNDAY SERVICE:
Rev. Richard Arold Rosary
COMMUNION FOR THE Weekdays after the
HOMEBOUND: Noon Mass and on
ORGANIST & DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Anyone who cannot attend church Saturday after the 9:00
Mr. David Schaefer because of illness or age, please AM mass
contact the parish office, so that
Holy Hour
CANTOR & LEADER OF SONG: arrangements can be made to bring First Friday of each
Mr. Joseph Neal communion to you. month after the Noon
Mass
MASSES
Devotions
Sundays: 7:30 AM; 9:00 AM; 10:30 AM & 12 NOON (Principal Liturgy & Choir)
Miraculous Medal on
Weekdays: 7:30 AM & 12 NOON Mondays after each
Saturdays: 9:00 AM & 5:30 PM (Vigil) Mass
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TODAYS READINGS
First Reading When the
wicked turn away from their
wickedness they have committed
SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 27): VIGIL
and do what is right, they shall 5:30 PM Maria Raphaela Davalos
surely live (Ezekiel 18:25-28).
SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 28): 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
PARISH CELEBRATIONFEAST OF ST. MONICA
Psalm Remember your 7:30 AM Christine Aimone
mercies, O Lord (Psalm 25). 9:00 AM Susan Berko-Conde
10:30 AM George Brown
12 NOON St Monicas Parishioners
Second Reading Consider
others as better than yourselves; MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29): WEEKDAY
7:30 AM Miguel Sampao
look not to your own interests, 12 NOON Souls in Purgatory
but to the interests of others
(Philippians 2:1-11 [1-5]). TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30) WEEKDAY
7:30 AM John Wademan
12 NOON Lourdes Yasano
Gospel Tax collectors and
WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1) WEEKDAY
prostitutes are entering the 7:30 AM Priests of Saint Monica
kingdom of God ahead of you 12 NOON In Thanksgiving
(Matthew 21:28-32).
THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2): WEEKDAY
7:30 AM Souls in Purgatory
READINGS FOR THE WEEK 12 NOON Declan P. ONeill

FRIDAY (OCTOBER 3): WEEKDAY


Monday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 7:30 AM Living & Deceased of The Daniels Family
12:7-12a; Ps 138:1-5; Jn 1:47-51 12 NOON Catherine T. Fenn

SATURDAY (OCTOBER 4): ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI


Tuesday: Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23; 9:00 AM The Devaney Family (Living & Deceased)
Ps 88:2-8; Lk 9:51-56
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Wednesday: Jb 9:1-12, 14-16; Ps
88:10bc-15; Lk 9:57-62 Please remember in your prayers:
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Thursday: Jb 19:21-27; Ps 27:7- Amelia Madrid, Katheryn Nelson, Katheryn Saleh, Barbara
Donahue, Kevin Shaffer, Bill Mullins, Joan Sheridan, Carol
9abc, 13-14; Mt 18:1-5, 10 Usiak, Fred Janek, Ken Dray, Warren Duffield,
Jennifer Dennit
and those wounded in Military Action
Friday: Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5; Ps
139:1-3, 7-10, 13-14ab; Lk 10:13- PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
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Ive gone to prepare a place for you.
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Saturday: Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17; Frank Mauro, Mary Newman, Mary Duffy,
Ps 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130; Kevin Campbell
Lk 10:17-24
Please pray for our deceased parishioners and friends.

Sunday: Is 5:1-7; Ps 80:9, 12-16,


If you wish to add the names of your loved one to the
19-20; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43 prayer list, please notify the rectory: (212) 288-6250.
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TODAYS HYMNS REFLECTING ON GODS WORD


26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) In The Secret Life of Bees, August, an older
black woman, is talking about the problem with
Welcome to St. Monica's! people to Lily, a younger white woman who has
run away from an abusive father. Lily has said
The music for today's Eucharist can be found that people dont really know what matters. But
in our hymnal on the following pages:
August says the deeper problem is that people
do know what matters, but dont choose it.

Entrance Hymn 373 God tells Ezekiel that virtues proof is in


Here I Am, Lord choosing to do the right thing. What you choose
to do matters. So be careful not to go off the
Penitential Rite 112 right path at the end of your days. On the other
hand, you might be off the right path for years,
Gloria (recited) * but end up hopping back on at the very end, and
you will have life. It doesnt sound very fair;
nevertheless, its where you are when the end
Responsorial Psalm 653 comes that counts. And you dont know when the
Remember your mercies, O Lord.
end will come.

Gospel Acclamation 168 Jesus confronts the religious leaders with a


parable. A father asks his two sons to do some
Offertory Hymn 449 work in the vineyard. One talks a good game but
I Am the Bread of Life never makes it into the field; the other refuses
outright, but then goes and does what his father
asked. In telling this parable, Jesus compares
Sanctus * these leaders unfavorably to the tax collectors
Memorial Acclamation * and prostitutes. The elders must have been
Great Amen * shocked.

Have in you that same attitude that is also in


Christ Jesus, writes Paul to his beloved
The Lord's Prayer 120
Philippians. The attitude he urged on them was
giving oneself for the sake of otherseven unto
Lamb of God * death. In this way, we not only speak but also do
Yes. Choose to live Christ.

Communion Hymn
Table Song (D. Haas) LIVING GODS WORD
sung by Joseph Neal In the Our Father we pray that God will not lead us
into temptation but deliver us from evil. We pray
that we will be obedient to the Fathers will to the
Recessional Hymn 309
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You
point of death so that we will be raised into eternal
life and join in the song of exaltation, confessing
Jesus Christ as Lord.
*from the Mass for a New Era,
for texts, see pew cards
PARISH OFFICE LUNCH HOURS
The parish office will be closed for Lunch from:

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS COURTESY ANNOUNCEMENTS


HOLIDAY BAZAAR REGIS HIGH SCHOOL

We are happy to announce that St. Monicas Holiday Regis High School, an all-scholarship Jesuit
Bazaar will be back this winter season! secondary school for Catholic boys, announces its
Open House for 8th graders and their parents, to
This years Bazaar will be held on: occur on Wednesday, October 8h, from 5:30 8:30
pm. For additional information, please write, e-mail
Sunday, November 23rd or call:
From 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Eric DiMichele, Director of Admissions
Work has already begun in preparation for the Bazaar, Regis High School
but we still need your help! It takes a lot of planning and 55 East 84th Street
hard work to make it a success. Every parishioner is New York, NY 10028
invited to help with setting up and breaking down tables
and equipment as well as working the day of the event.
(212) 288-1100, EXT 2057
We are also looking for parishioners to contribute edimichele@regis-nyc.org
homemade food (cakes, pies, baked goods) as well as
new items to sell or raffle off such as sporting events or GOSPEL IN MUSICMARY, MOTHER OF GOD
theater tickets, weekend getaways, or dinner gift
certificates.
Saturday October 18, 2014 2 PM - 3:30 PM at Saint
If you would like to volunteer by donating your time or Patricks Cathedral (50th Street and 5th Avenue)
your gifts, contact the Parish Office at: (212) 288-6250.
Join the St. Patrick's Cathedral Young Adults as Fr.
Bob Bubel and members of the St. Patricks
2015 MASS INTENTIONS BOOK Cathedral Choir guide us through reflections and
sacred music centered on Mary, our Blessed
At the Offertory of the Mass, the prayers of the Mother.
church on earth are united with the church in
heaven. An appropriate way to remember our
Admission is free and the concert will take place
beloved dead is through the offering of a Mass
intention. What better way for us to show our loved on the main altar.
ones just how much they mean to us. The 2015 Mass
Book is now open. SAINT OF THE WEEK
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
2015 RCIA PROGRAM
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the Francis, go out and build up my house, for it is falling
process by which people become full members of down. St Francis of Assisi heard the Lord say these
the Roman Catholic Church. Full membership in the words in a vision in the crumbling chapel of San
Catholic Church involves a total formation process, Damiano and set to work at once. Renouncing his
which includes the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, fathers wealth and privilege, St Francis embraced a
Confirmation and Eucharist. It involves a journey of life of radical poverty that found him begging, door to
faith and conversion in which a person is introduced door, for the means to rebuild the church, and assist
to the beliefs, life, liturgy and apostolic work of the the poor. Friends thought he was mad. But before
Catholic Community. It also involves coming to know long, his genuine love for the poor led others to join
Jesus and His invitation to discipleship. him. These itinerant preachers who followed St
Francis and lived the Gospel with such simplicity and
To enroll into our RCIA Program for 2015 (which will joy became the Order of Friars Minor, or
begin on October 23rd, 2014), please visit our Franciscans. The life of poverty and humility to
website at www.churchofstmonica.org or come to which Christ called St Francis built up the Church
the Parish Office for a registration form. A detailed in ways he could have never imagined that first day in
class schedule can be found on Page 5 of the San Damiano. Few of us will be called to the total
bulletin. poverty of St Francis of Assisi, but, inspired by his
example, we can seek to live more simply and be
For more information please contact the Parish better stewards of the abundance that is ours to
Office at: (212) 288-6250. share.
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CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS
511510: Church of St. Monica
413 East 79th Street, NYC., NY 10075

PHONE:
212-288-6250

CONTACT PERSON:
Joe Rodriguez

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