From the Pastor’s Desk…


Our Lady of the Angelus is a wonderful multi-ethnic parish, with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Its like a little united nations. Let’s respect and welcome everyone with warm heartedness, joy and love. Last Sunday a young man approached me and stated that his elderly mother, in her eighties was treated with disrespect and asked to move. This is absolutely unacceptable. This psychologically affected her so much, she fell and hurt herself. Please bring this kind of situation to my attention. Her son was deeply pained, upset and disturbed. Kindly be warmhearted and cordial. I am perturbed as well.

Fr. John




Please Note: No 12 Noon Mass on Monday Memorial Day



FATHER’S DAY CARDS

On June 18th we will honor and remember our Fathers living or deceased. You will find Father’s Day Mass Cards at all the exits of the Church. Please take one and make your offering and drop it
in the collection basket. All the envelopes will be placed on the Altar.



HOLY ORDERS

Mr. Thomas Edward Jorge, was ordained as a Deacon by his Excellency, Nicholas DiMarzio on Saturday, May 27th at 10AM at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph Brooklyn. For a brief period he was a member of the School Board. His wife Olga was a great supporter in the Religious Instruction Program

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Deacon Szymon Galazyn will be ordained to the Priesthood on June 3, 2017 at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral by Bishop DiMarzio. As a seminarian he served in our Parish and assisted at all weekend Masses. He was loved by all. Following his First Mass on June 4th at St. Anselm Brooklyn he will leave to Poland to Celebrate with family and friends. After his return we will invite him to OLA to celebrate Mass with us. On that occasion, your are welcome to offer him greetings, good wishes and receive his priestly blessings in the school auditorium where we will have a brief reception.




HOLY WATER TANK

 
The Holy water tank is placed in a conspicuous spot near the Baptismal Fountain. The stand and tank is a gift from Shiela & Robert Peeters. We want to place a plastic cover on top of the Holy Water fount to prevent people from directly dipping their hands into the Holy Water. We want everyone to use Holy Water from the tank. Thank you





PLEASE NOTE:


Pets are not allowed in the Church it is a sacred and Holy place. Out of respect for everyone please do not bring your pets in the Church.


 

Religious Education
 
Please note that all children attending a Public School should be registered for Faith Formation classes. Early Registration for New students and Re-registration for current students are available now. Please contact the Religious Education office at 718-896-4388 (Sr. Xaveriana)




IMPORTANT

Group leaders who invite priests from other Parishes, must get prior approval from Fr. John. Priests outside the Diocese of Brooklyn, must submit letter of good standing from their own Bishop at least 4 months in advance so that the Chancery office has adequate time to study. Inviting lay leaders please inform Fr. John if you happen to invite them. In case children are present at group meetings, their protection must take top priority. In this crucial matter, I ask your utmost cooperation!




CHURCH WINDOWS

As mentioned earlier, the church windows are in bad shape. They are weak, rotten and need to be replaced. The present memorialize window glass will be placed in the Sacristy.

Opportunity is offered to everyone, parish groups and parishioners to memorialize loved ones.

For more information, please call the rectory office.

 


ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL LIVE IN FAITH GIVE IN LOVE

The Diocese of Brooklyn strives to be responsive to the needs of the 1.5 million Catholics and our larger community by bringing the Lord’s charity and Love to our family of faith. The annual Catholic Appeal provides us with an opportunity to step forward in our faith and radiate Christ’s light in our communities in Brooklyn and Queens by bringing the Gospel to the aged, the infirm the disadvantaged, and those in need. Much has been given to us and we possess hearts of compassion and a sincere concern for the mission and work of the Diocese. When we partner in charity, we join many other good stewards in our journey to Live in Faith-Give in Love. Know that your support of the annual Catholic Appeal makes the breadth of our ministerial works possible in Brooklyn and queens. These ministries include: Vocations Support, Faith Formation & Pastoral Life, Catholic Schools Scholarship Assistance, Catholic Charities, Care for Retired Priests, Catholic Migration Services, Chaplaincies and Parish Assistance.

To those who have supported the Annual Catholic Appeal in the past, a very gracious thank you from those whom you have helped and from those whose lives you have changed.



Live in Faith - Give in Love

“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received…”

You have all received ACA Pledge forms, please make your pledge and mail them back to the ACA Office without fail at your earliest. You May also drop it in the collection basket and we will mail it for you. You can also donate on line go to www.rcdobdonate.org


PRAYER:

God our Creator, giver of all good gifts, we praise
and glorify you.
Teach us to acknowledge always, and with enduring
gratitude, the many blessings your infinite love
has showered upon us. Widen our vision and enliven
our generosity, as we seek to support the pastoral
and charitable works of our diocese in Brooklyn
and Queens.

All loving Father, fountain of Mercy, we honor and
adore you. Open our hearts to welcome the Holy
Spirit, who enables us to live in faith and give in
love, so that the joy of the gospel may penetrate
every heart in our local communities.

Open our eyes and stir up in us your compassion, so
that all may come to know your Son, Jesus Christ,
the way, the truth and the life, now and forever.
Amen


Please support Our Annual Catholic Appeal!


PLEASE NOTE: Parish Registration

All Parishioners must formally register at the Parish Office. Letters of recommendation, Sponsor certificates, Etc. can only be written
for registered Parishioners.




RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

PRACTICE FOR CONFIRMATION

Practice for candidates and sponsors will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 at 6PM in the Church.

Practice for candidates only will be held on Thursday, May 4th 2017 at 4:30 PM in the Church.

Confirmation celebration will be held on Friday, May 5th at 5PM in the Church.




DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

The Annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary celebration will take place on Saturday May 20th at Immaculate Conception Center. The Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. and Bishop DiMarzio will be the main celebrant. All couples married in the Catholic Church are invited to attend with their families. Special recognition will be given to couples who are celebrating their 25th, 50th, and 75th Anniversary. There will be light refreshments following the Mass. Registration should be completed by the Parish not by the individual couples. The Fee is $35 per couple. For more information please contact Christian Rada @ 718-365-7300, Ext 5541.




Please Note:

I had mentioned in the Bulletin not to bring old clothing to the rectory. In the past accepting old clothing brought a huge problem of bed bugs. We spent more than $5,000.00 in order to get rid of them. That was in addition to monthly exterminator bills. For nearly a year, every mattress, carpet and furniture had to be sprayed weekly and in the beginning 2 or 3 times a week. Our Parish cannot afford such big expenses. If you have any questions, feel free to give Fr. John a Call.





Holy Saturday-Easter Vigil
The following candidates received the Sacrament of Baptism: Caitlin Bonilla, Merilia Elibert, Frank Lugo, Denny Lira Santillan, Oscar Lira Santillan, Elizabeth Torres, Max Cabrera, Mia Cabrera, Mario Cabrera, Gondo Sudikdo, Johnson Winata

Holy Communion
Melanie Perea Moreno, Oscar Cardenas, Arnaldo Duran, Yariela Duran, Muliana Liang, Elizabeth Oliveras, Justin Vijungco, Gondo Sudikdo, Johnson Winata


Confirmation
Gondo Sudikdo, Johnson Winata, Oscar Cardenas, Arnaldo Duran, Yariela Duran, Roque O. Chavez, Diego Murillo Saltos, Muliana Liang, Elizabeth Oliveras, Justin Vijungco

Congratulations to all! MAY THE HOLY SPIRIT LIGHT YOUR WAY.




REMINDER

Its happening now and then that people fail to sign their checks. Please make sure you have signed the check before you drop it in the collection basket.

We also request you to make your donation to the Church possibly by way of check. It makes it easy for us to maintain a statement of accounts.

Thanks for your cooperation.




DEANERY CORNER NEWS

Bereavement Support Group at OLQM

Meetings are the first and third Mondays of each month from 7pm–9pm, in the rectory.

Call the OLQM rectory at 718-268-6251 if interested in attending.





T.A.C.H.S. PREPARATION PROGRAM
 
Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School is now accepting applications for the TACHS preparation program to be held at the school for the first seven Saturdays of the next school year beginning on  September 9th. For more information please contact Ms. Fran Rocco at 718-898-3800 ext. 3.
 
 
 

 
PRACTICE FOR CONFIRMATION
 
  • Practice for candidates and sponsors will be held on Tuesday May 2nd 2017 at 6PM in the Church.
  • Practice for candidates only will be held on Thursday May 4th 2017 at 6PM in the Church.
  • Confirmation celebration will be held on Friday at 5PM in the Church.




Important
Please note that our email address has changed as follows: frjohn6363@gmail.com

We are working to improve our Website and add a Facebook account. We will inform you as soon as we are done. Previously we were with Spectrum, we now have switched to Verizon.

We will keep you informed of the developments.

Thank you.





FLEA MARKET

EVERY SUNDAY IN THE SCHOOL SOCCER FIELD

TABLE $30.00

Weather Permitting from 9AM to 4PM

Vendors are welcome!





Morning Masses

 
Following Easter, the two early morning Masses 7am and 7:30am will be combined to one Mass at 7:10am. It will begin exactly on time.

We have noticed, there aren’t too many people at either of the two Masses. If you have comments, please let Fr. John know about it.





HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

Would you like to help with the Sunday collection or help hand out the Church bulletins?

If you are interested please fill out the form below and drop off at the Rectory or at Mass during the offering.

Name___________________________________ Telephone or Cell #________________





PRIVATE MEMORIAL MASS
 
 
Private Memorial Masses are available. If you wish to remember a deceased member of your family, please stop by the rectory to book a Private Memorial Mass.

Intentions of Bread & Wine and flowers for the

Altar are also available.

 



FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR
  
If you wish to donate flowers in memory of your loved ones or offering the Bread & Wine please stop by the rectory and make the arrangements. The donation will be $20.
 
 

Our Food Pantry is open the First Saturday of each month from 10AM to 11:30AM
 
 
If you would like to donate nonperishable items please drop them off at the rectory.
  
 

 
FREE CLINIC HOFSTRA NORTHWELL MEDICINE SCHOOL NOW OPEN
 
Monday - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Offering: Physical examinations, visits to the sick,
 
Vaccines, analysis of blood, EKG and more.
 
All are welcome regardless of the type of insurance.
 
Call to make an appointment # 631-393-5650
 
 
 

BISHOP’S MANDATE
 
It’s of utmost importance that every single Parish Group that invites a priest from outside the Diocese of Brooklyn to celebrate Mass or any other Pastoral Ministry must present to Fr. John the Pastor, a letter of suitability from their ecclesiastical superiors at least 3 months in advance.
 
I have mentioned the profound importance of this matter several times.
 
After hearing from the Diocese, I will immediately inform the group. In the event you invite the
 
Bishop I have to notify Bishop DiMarzio, and he will send a formal letter of welcome, from Bishop to brother Bishop. In addition, no priest will be given hospitality overnight in the Parish rectory.
 
Groups that fail to comply to this important matter, will be canceled.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.
 
 

 
SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN
 
Groups that invite Priests or deacons from outside the Diocese of Brooklyn must send the letter of suitability from Ecclesiastical Authorities at least 3 months in advance.
 
Failure to comply in this important matter will result in the cancellation of that group.

 REMINDER TO ALL GROUPS LEADERS
 
Non group should write their activities in the Parish calendar. Please handle the information to the secretary or Fr. John.
 
We have an active and a dynamic Parish and many groups and events taking place during the year. To avoid conflicts is very important that ALL THE GROUP LEADERS take note of this rule. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
  

 
Generation of Faith Reminder
 
Many have pledged generously for this unprecedented campaign. There are few who are not fulfilling their pledge. In the event you have any problems call Fr. John or Sister Xaveriana so that we can sit with you and discuss this matter. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
  

Please Note: Ecclesiastical Authorities Please do not allow your trust to be exploited by people who want to raise money. Priest, they require permission from authorities. For lay people, just be on the alert. If you have any questions please call Fr. John.
 

 
USHERS

While serving at Liturgical celebrations, please  wear your jackets and badge. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
 
 


TREE OF LIFE PLAQUE

Thank you to the parishioners who have made their pledge to this Capital Campaign. We memorialized those parishioners who pledged between $2,400 to $10,000 on this Tree of Life Plaque. We want to emphasize that those who have not fulfilled their pledge will not be included in the memorial. We placed all the names at the vestibule of the church please make sure that your name is written correctly. If you have any questions or find any discrepancies, please call the rectory immediately. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
  


WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE AN ALTAR SERVER?
 
Any boys or girls, attending 5th Grade and up interested in becoming an Altar Server, please attend this practice or call Sister Xaveriana 718-896-4388—718-897-4444
 
 

 
PARISH BULLLETIN
 
Please patronize our bulletin by advertizing your business in it. With your support we will continue to have a weekly bulletin. For more information please call the rectory or call directly our Bulletin Company J.S. Paluch Co. Inc. 1-800-524-0263
 

 

MASS BOOK

 
The Mass Book for 2017 is now open.
 
We also still have available intentions for this year.



PARAMEDIC PROGRAM
  
La Guardia Community College is offering a Paramedic Program from September 2016-August 2017.
 
For more information please call 718-482-5768
 


Proper attire for Church
 
Please dress appropriately for church Services. Beach attire is absolutely unacceptable. Remember that when you are in Church, you are in the presence of Jesus Christ. Therefore please dress in a manner that shows respect for God and also  respect the feelings of our Parishioners.
 
  

CHILDREN ATTENDING MASS

 
Thank you to all Parishioners who take proper care of their young children while attending Mass.
 
However there are some who allow their children to run around and make noise during Mass. This is disturbing to others parishioners. Please ensure that your young children do not run around and are quiet while attending Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
   
 

 
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
 
No one is permitted in the Sanctuary except those approved by the Priest to assist him in the celebration of the Sacraments. Please respect the Sanctuary. If you have any questions, please call Fr. John.
 
 

 
PARISH HALL
 
All groups using the Church basement or school auditorium are requested to clean up including moping the floor. Always leave the place better than you found it. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
 

 
DON’T FORGET YOUR CHURCH IN YOUR WILL