REJOICING IN 100 YEARS OF FAITH & DIVERSITY
OCTOBER 15, 2017
28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ________________________________________________________________________________________________
+MASSES FOR THE WEEK+
Saturday, October 14 – St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr; BVM
4:00 p.m. Charles “Lefty” Clark by Mickele Canali and family
Sunday, October 15 – 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 a.m. Helen DeSantis (1 yr. ann.) by goddaughter Cindy Poliseno
11:30 a.m. Pio Rivera & Maria Algarin by Emma Davila
Monday, October 16 - St. Hedwig, Religious, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque,
7:30 a.m. Deceased members of McNally & Deegan families - OLV Virgin
Tuesday, October 17 – St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
7:30 a.m. In honor of St. Jude by Camillo Ricci
Wednesday, October 18 – St. Luke, Evangelist
7:30 a.m. Deceased members of Gove & Massero family - OLV
Thursday, October 19 – Sts. John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests
Friday, October 20 – St. Paul of the Cross, Priest
7:30 a.m. Mary E. Batenhorst - OLV
Saturday, October 21 - BVM
4:00 p.m. In honor of La Madonna della Speranza by Mr/Mrs Gerald Bracci
Sunday, October 22 – 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 a.m. Maria del Valle (b-day) by son Joe
11:30 a.m. Vilma Borgogelli by Luz & Cruz Concepcion
We warmly welcome all who come to St. Anthony for Mass – tourists, visitors, parishioners and friends.
Collections for the weekend of October 14-15: Regular.
Collections for the weekend of October 21-22: Regular and for World Mission Sunday. The basket will be passed twice.
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 - This coming Tuesday our Liturgy Committee will meet. Now that we have no regularly assigned priest it is more important than ever that we have dedicated parishioners willing to step up to help with planning and organization of our worship celebrations. There are guidelines to be followed for liturgy in preparing for Mass and church decor. Several volunteers here at St. Anthony give much of their time & talents so that our worship is prayerful and reverent. Last weeks’ 11:30 Mass was a good example of worship. Although the assigned priest never came, which also happens at other churches on occasion, we were still able to worship in a joyful & spirit filled Communion service. This Communion service fulfills our Sunday obligation. I ask that you consider helping out with the liturgical aspects of parish life by joining the Liturgy Committee. Let’s continue to make our parish one that is filled with faith and spirit and all are welcomed.
Blessing always, Deacon Dave
HOLY DAY REMINDER
November 1 is All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation. The only Mass scheduled for this day at St. Anthony Parish is 7:30 AM. The same is true for December 8; Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Parishioners are encouraged to attend Mass at neighboring parishes on these days if they are unable to attend the morning mass.
The 7:30 Masses are celebrated in the daily Mass chapel located in the rectory. Please enter through the rectory door.
LITURGY COMMITTEE INVITATION
While preparing for the upcoming meeting of the Liturgy Committee I came across the following description:
The mission of the Liturgy Committee is to enhance the worship of God with meaningful liturgical prayer, music and environment and to nurture the spiritual growth of the parish.
This is true of what the Liturgy Committee at St. Anthony’s seeks to offer the parish. It takes planning for beautiful liturgies to take place. One of the marks of good liturgy is full participation by all present. Mass is made more special when we all sing and offer prayer responses aloud.
Membership is open to any parishioner. Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Music Ministers are strongly encouraged to participate.
Please consider coming to the meeting on Tuesday, October 17 at 7 PM in the rectory.
PARISH EVENTS IN OCTOBER
15 – Faith Formation Program Bake Sale after each Mass
17 – Liturgy Committee meets in the rectory at 7pm
21 – Youth Group’s Halloween Party 6-9pm
22 – Holy Name & Altar Rosary Societies meet after the 9am Mass
Sagrado Corazón meets after the 11:30am Mass
29 – Bilingual Mass at 9am followed by the Mother/Daughter breakfast
WE COMMEND TO GOD’S CARE Edward Ryczek who died this past Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Joan Bracci and daughters.
Collection to help those affected by HURRICANE MARIA AND MEXICO’S EARTHQUAKE – The money collected was divided equally between both causes. $947.35 was sent to the Diocese of Buffalo for each one. Thank you!
Collection for WORLD MISSION SUNDAY next weekend – Each year, the entire Church is invited to support the young mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the poorest of the poor. This year, we are invited to “Chat With The Pope” to learn more about his missions. Scan this year’s World Mission Sunday poster using Facebook Messenger for your mobile device, or learn more at ChatWithThePope.org. The basket will be passed twice.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR 2018 – The Mass Intention Book for 2018 will open the first week of October – Mass requests should be accompanied with a stipend of $15.00. Be aware that we are working with limited weekends and that we will do our best to accommodate your request but sometimes it may not be possible. The Sanctuary Lamps will also be available [$20.00 per month] Thank you for your understanding.
Collection for the weekend of October 7-8: $2285.00.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
[back of church]
After Each Mass
St. Anthony Youth Group
Saturday, October 21, 2017
6:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: $5 per person
Doors close at 7:30pm – No Re-Entry
Music, Food, Games, Prizes, Costume Contest at 8pm
All Youth and Families Invited
Children under 12 yrs old must be accompanied by an Adult
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass with procession of roses will take place on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. We are now accepting donations of prizes for our raffle. Your donation can be in the form of a purchased item, monetary or gift card. If you would like your name on the raffle ticket your donation has to be made by October 20th. For more information please call Emma Davila at 826-8275 or the rectory.
St. Anthony Youth Group Announcements
Our Youth Group will be sponsoring the Halloween Party again this year on Saturday, October 21st. If anyone is interested in donating or volunteering at this event, please contact Edward Dean or Juanita Bauer by October 15th. We would love: bags of fun size candy bars (wrapped) for our party favors, 3 lb bag of hot dogs, hot dog buns, snacks or desserts. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you to those who have made monetary donations!
Please mark your calendars for our October events:
October 20, 2017 Youth Group Advisers & Volunteers meet at 7pm in Drilling Hall
To decorate hall for Halloween Party
October 21, 2017 Youth Halloween Party from 6pm to 9pm in Drilling Hall
Youth and families invited for food, music and fun. There will be a
Costume Contest too! $5 per person
October 29, 2017 Mother-Daughter Mass and Breakfast – Mass at 9am then
Youth and their mothers/grandmothers are invited. Tickets now available.
If you are interested in joining our Youth Group or have any questions, please see a Youth Group Adviser (Sue Kessler, Edward Dean, Nydia Gutowski or Juanita Bauer) or attend one of the above events.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER MASS, BREAKFAST, AND STUDENT AWARD CEREMONY - St. Anthony Altar& Rosary Society is sponsoring this Event on Sunday October 29th 2017. Mass will be at 9:00 am, followed by breakfast. The Guest Speaker is Cheryl Calaire, Director of Prolife activities at Mother Teresa Home. This year we will be honoring young female achievers that excel academically, athletically and in their community. All women are invited to attend. [12 and under are free]. Tickets $10.00 are available after each Mass. Viviana Yantin at the 11:30 Mass 348-7546 or in the rectory. Event tickets will not be sold at the door. $1.00 Raffle tickets are available. PLEASE purchase tickets by October 22nd. For questions see or call Cindy
EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY – All Eucharist Ministers are invited to volunteer at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. There is a significant need for individuals to assist with offering Holy Communion on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you would like to consider participating in this ministry please contact the Spiritual Care Office at 828-2088 to learn more about the application process.
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.
+PRAY FOR THE SICK – Remember Clara Szafranski, James Singletery, Gladys Hunter, Edward Piotrowski, Jennifer Martin, June Oleksa, Bob Settlecowski, Carmen Maria Velasquez And Joann Snead.
+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, and Daniel Lopez.
EVENTS OUTSIDE THE PARISH
*Join the OLV Altar & Rosary Society in praying The Living Rosary - Monday, October 16 at 7pm in the Basilica. All are invited to attend. They will assemble at 6:30 p.m.
*Father Baker Council #2243 will be holding an “OPEN HOUSE” for prospective members on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7pm at the council hall [2838 south Park Ave. Lackawanna]. All interested Catholic men are invited to attend. Please join us and learn “Why you should become a Knight”! Contact Gene at 634-8997 for more information.
FAITH MOMENT REFLECTION
In today's gospel, Jesus tells the parable of a king whose invited guests refused to attend a wedding feast he had prepared for his son. Why in the world would they refuse to accept an invitation to a sumptuous banquet? Jesus uses the refusal of the king's invitation as a metaphor for our response to God. We are invited to God's abundant feast to share a special, loving relationship with him. But often we refuse to accept God's invitation to share in his feast and the eternal life he promises. Our refusal weakens our relationship with God and one another. Let’s instead accept God's invitation and respond to it with love for one another. We give our relationship with God priority when we donate time, energy and resources to others in need. When we attend Mass and celebrate together. When we share our values and spirituality. Today's Faith Moment was provided by Christ the King Seminary. You can listen to Faith Moments on WLOF 101.7 FM, WBEN radio 930 AM, or at www.faithmomentsonline.org.
IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
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