REJOICING IN 100 YEARS OF FAITH & DIVERSITY
JUNE 25, 2017
12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ________________________________________________________________________________________________
+MASSES FOR THE WEEK+
Saturday, June 24 – The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
4:00 p.m. Margaret Morga by husband Vince & family
Sunday, June 25 – 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 a.m. Deceased friends and relatives of St. Anthony’s parishioners
11:30 a.m. Julio “Elo” Alvarado by aunt Evelyn Alvarado
Monday, June 26
7:30 a.m. Joseph Kosko - OLV
Tuesday, June 27 – St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
7:30 a.m. Patrick Coughlin - OLV
Wednesday, June 28 – St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr
7:30 a.m. Special Intention of Mrs. Shirley Hawron - OLV
Thursday, June 29 – Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles
Friday, June 30 – The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church
7:30 a.m. Special Intention of Cecilia Baca - OLV
Saturday, July 1 – St. Junipero Serra, Priest; BVM
4:00 p.m. Frank & Jenny Iafallo by the family
Sunday, July 2 – 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 a.m. Norman F. Walawender by wife Theresa
11:30 a.m. Living & deceased members of the Sagrado Corazon Society
We warmly welcome all who come to St. Anthony for Mass – tourists, visitors, parishioners
Collections for the weekend of June 24-25: Regular and for Liturgical Needs.
Collections for the weekend of July 1-2: Regular.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated. It enables the preservation, ministry and maintenance
of our historic church. It assists us in reaching out to the people of our neighborhood.
A FEW WORDS FROM DEACON DAVE - Last year our parish family picnic was not well attended. The idea as to whether we should even have a picnic this year was discussed with the Parish Council. The council decided to approach the parish societies to see if they would like to sponsor the picnic this year. All agreed to help out! The date will be Sat. July 28th after the 4:00 Mass. All societies will supply meats, salads & desserts. If you have a favorite dish you like to make, please bring it to the picnic, along with a 2 Liter drink. Even if you do not attend the 4 PM Mass regularly, please join us for the picnic. Plans are in motion. All we need is you! Please mark your calendar and plan on attending.
This past week the annual parish trustee meeting was held with Msgr. Burkard, our Canonical Pastor, Susan Marrano, Jared Buckner, our Trustees, and myself in attendance. The status of the parish was discussed. It was a pleasure to have so many positive things to report. I do wish we were not having to tap into our savings at all, but we are running at the same deficit level as last year. Be assured that Msgr. Burkard was encouraging and supportive of our efforts.
Enjoy our beautiful summer weather!
Blessings to all, Deacon Dave
WE COMMEND TO GOD’S CARE our parishioner Anthony Ziccarelli. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated here on Friday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Marge, children and family.
FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM – We are in need of teachers for the Faith Formation Program. Please consider this opportunity to serve your parish and help the children of the parish grow in their faith and to be disciples of God.
If we can’t fill these volunteer positions, we will no longer have a Faith formation program at St. Anthony’s and the children will need to go to a neighboring parish.
Please call me at 649.0150 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Cheryl Fazzolari, CRE
PARISH EVENTS IN JUNE
27 – Calendar meeting for parish groups at 6:30pm – Riter Hall
PARISH EVENTS IN JULY
22 – Youth Car Wash 10am - 2pm - VFW Post 898
29 – Picnic after the 4pm Mass
St. Anthony Youth Group Car Wash
Where: VFW Post 898
2909 South Park Ave. Lackawanna, NY 14218
When: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 10am – 2pm
Hot Dog Sale and 50/50 Split Raffle
Please support our Youth!
To all Volunteers and Parishioners:
Just a recap of the 13th Annual Chicken BBQ Dinner:
We started the planning back in Early February. We had a couple of planning meetings but kept very low key with the 100th Centennial Celebration planning that was on-going.
We received a call about a month before our event saying that the kitchen at Lake Erie was under construction and would not be completed before our event. I made arrangements to take some individuals to the club to do a walk-through of the much smaller kitchen in the smaller hall. One of the major changes was to move the theme baskets into the main hall. Turned out to be a wise decision. Everyone loved the baskets in the main hall. Our kitchen staff worked diligently to keep up with the orders as they arrived. We served just about 500 dinners and over 90 chicken finger dinners.
I would like to thank everybody who helped in any way to make this event happen. If you helped out in anyway, please take this as a personal thank you from me to you! Thank you for your help and support! I am very happy to say that we ended up making a profit of just over $5,800. This money will help our church with future expenses.
On June 20th, we had our follow-up meeting. Those in attendance had many thoughts and ideas of what worked and what they think needed to change. We will bring this feedback to the initial planning meeting to make next year even better. If you didn’t have the time to attend, I do understand. If you have any comments to share about the event, please see me in church, e-mail me at email@example.com or call me at (716) 997-2165.
I leave you with one final thought: As Deacon Dave said last week in his bulletin - “We really are at our best when we are hard at work sharing the load and working towards a common goal. St. Anthony is noted for the quality of our basket raffle. Thank you to all who contributed!”
Fred Bauer Jr.
COLLECTION FOR THE WEEKEND OF June 17-18: $2899.00.
DINNER AND A PLAY AT BOBBY J’S sponsored by St. Anthony’s Altar & Rosary Society on July 9th. The play is “proposals” by Neil Simon, comedy/drama. Cost is $53.00 and includes dinner entrée, salad, dessert, coffee or tea and tip for dinner and bus. Menu items are chicken parm w/pasta, Italian fish haddock w/brushetta topping, lasagna or cheese ravioli. The bus will leave the parking lot at 12:15 and will return at 5:15pm. For reservations or more information, please call Cindy Poliseno at 880-9203.
SUNDAY TV MASS – For those who are unable to physically attend Mass, the Diocese of Buffalo provides a televised Mass from the Our Lady Chapel at St. Joseph Cathedral that airs each Sunday on WUTV-Fox channel at 7:30am.
EVENTS OUTSIDE THE PARISH
The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels’ inaugural Mass this Thursday.
This Thursday, June 29, Bishop Richard J. Malone and the Diocese of Buffalo will celebrate the designation of St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean, NY as a minor basilica. Pope Francis bestowed the honor earlier this year. Although there are no longer seats available to attend the Mass in person, we hope you can join everyone at St. Mary’s in spirit by viewing this once-in-a-lifetime event live on the parish’s website, www.smaolean.org. Daybreak TV Productions from the diocesan Office of Communications will provide a three-camera live stream of the Mass, which includes a colorful procession beginning at 5:45 p.m. Bishop Malone will read the official Latin decree as well as bless the ombrellino and tintinnabulum, traditional symbols of a basilica. The parish’s new coat of arms will also be unveiled that day. The livestream will begin at 5:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this!
+PRAY FOR THE SICK – Remember Clara Szafranski, James Singletery, Gladys Hunter, Edward Piotrowski, Luis Davila Jr., Evelyn Alvarado, Mary Chiaravalloti, Milagros Ramos, Maryann Bell, Alejandro Diaz-Acevedo, Maria McArthur, Fr. Mike Eubler, Lucy DiStefano, John Andreozzi, Jennifer Martin and Joann Tokarczyk.
+PRAY FOR THOSE IN NURSING HOMES – We ask God for comfort and healing for our sick brothers and sisters in nursing homes, including Maria Erazo, Vilma Borgogelli, Daniel Lopez and Mary Lucy Pietrocarlo.
IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
and are in need of access to safety planning, spiritual care, legal assistance, limited medical assistance counseling, law enforcement, the Family Justice Center of Erie County Inc. “Where Families Come First” is for you! All services are free. All conversations are strictly private. For more information, call 716.558.7233 or visit www.fjcsafe.org.