WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday
5:00 PM Vigil

Sunday
8:30 AM
10:30 AM
12:00 PM

1:15 PM Spanish

Daily Mass Times

Monday – Friday
7:00 AM
9:00 AM

Saturday
9:00 AM

Confession

Saturday
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM or by appointment

Devotions

Miraculous Medal Novena:
Following the 9:00 AM Mass on Monday

ASH WEDNESDAY,
February 14, 2018
Mass Schedule
7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. (English Masses)
Word Service 3:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. (Spanish Mass/ Español)
Ashes will be distributed DURING not after the Masses and Word Service.

Weekly Bulletins:

Latest Bulletin

Bulletin Archive

LAST WEEK’S CHURCH OFFERING

February 11, 2018

$3,954.00 – 1st Collection
$1,450.00 – 2nd Faith Formation

Thank you for your continued support of this Parish.

MEMORIALS

February 11th– February 17th

Altar Bread and Wine
has been donated for:
GILL RUIZ (L) & L. VERONICA DE RUIZ (L)
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Requested by: Ruiz & Barrios Families

Sanctuary Lamp will burn in Loving Memory for:
DEREK LOUIS AYALA (D)

Altar Candles will burn for:
EVELIA ARISTIZABAL (D)

Memorials are available, kindly contact Rectory Office.

COLLECTION(S) JANUARY / FEBRUARY

  • February 11th -Faith Formation
  • February 14th -Ash Wednesday
  • February 18th -Black & Indian Mission
  • February 25th -Fuel Offering

Please pray for the sick
of our parish:

Florence Madlambayan
James & Maryann League
Philomena
O’Connor, Ann Pryor
Mauro & Ernesto Tan
Jose Panlilio
Sr., Lucrecia Panlilio
George
Sandra P. Carvajal
Julissa
Martinez
Joenel Codotco
Consuelo
Gaspar Balsamo
Rosette Au-Yeung
Joel Rivera
Susana Tasayco
Carmen Moredo
Elisa Marquina

Please call the rectory, 718-335-2626, (or e-mail ascensionrc@aol.com) to notify us of any names that should remain or be added. The name(s) will remain on the Sick List for (4) weeks unless otherwise informed.

The Good News

February 18, 2018 First Sunday of Lent

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Announcements

PRESIDENT’S DAY

Monday, February 19th President’s Day, is a Civil Holiday.
There will be only one Mass celebrated at 9:00 a.m.
The Rectory will be closed and reopen on Tuesday, February 20th.


LENTEN REGULATIONS
In order to help us take part more fully in the season of Lent, the Church as established the following as minimal requirements for us:

ABSTINENCE – Everyone 14 years of ago or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday (February 14) and all the Fridays of Lent.

FASTING – Everyone 18 years of age and under 60 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday (February 14) and Good Friday (March 30). This practice involves limiting oneself to a single full meal and avoiding food between meals. Light sustenance may also be taken on two other occasions during the day.

EASTER DUTY – After they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, all the faithful are bound by the obligation of receiving Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season, unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time of the year. By special indult, in the United States, the time period for fulfilling this precept has been extended to include the period beginning the First Sunday of Lent (February 18) to the Solemnity of the Trinity Sunday (May 27).


FAITH FORMATION

Faith Formation Classes are held on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Parish Center followed by the 10:30 Mass. The classes run from September through May.

A new registration form MUST be completed for all present students as well as new students to attend our program. Parents must bring the following documents when registering.

  • Baptism Certificate
  • Birth Certificate if Child not baptized
  • If child attended Religious Education classes at another parish a transfer letter is required

For more information about registration and information on volunteering for faith formation, please contact Mrs. Maria Gallo, DRE at 718-335-2626 ext. 13 or email at ascensionfaithformation1@gmail.com

Financial assistance for Faith Formation is available. Kindly contact Mrs. Maria Gallo, DRE.

EDUCACIÓN RELIGIOSA

Inscripciones para el Programa de Educación Religiosa para el año escolar 2017-2018 serán aceptadas en la Oficina Parroquial. La fe de bautizo se requiere como prueba de bautizo para los estudiantes de primera vez.

Para más información en Español llame a la Oficina Parroquial durante el horario de día 718-335-2626. Para ayuda financiera con las inscripciones, contacten a la Sra. María Gallo, Directora. HORARIO DE ATENCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL Día: lunes a viernes 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Noche: lunes, martes y viernes


LECTIO DIVINA
To enhance the knowledge, understanding, and practice of Lectio Divina. Praying of the day’s Gospel and Centering Prayer will be the structure of each session.
Meeting Dates 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month in the Rectory Basement from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. February 12 and February 26

SPANISH PRAYER GROUP
Meet: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Lower Church. All are invited.

GRUPO DE ORACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
Reunión: martes a las 7:00 p.m. en el sótano de la Iglesia. Todos estan invitados.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
Every Wednesday there will be a Novena for Our Lady of Perpetual Help after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Every First Wednesday of the month there will be a 7:00 p.m. Mass in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

FIRST FRIDAY MARCH 2
Vocations Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed
Sacrament after 9:00 a.m. Mass.


DEVOTIONS TO: OUR LADY OF FATIMA THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS THE BLACK NAZARENE
First Friday, March 2, 2018, Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Eucharistic Celebration at 7:00 p.m.

2000 HAIL MARY’S
Lower Church Hall March 3, 2018. Every First Saturday of the Month at 8:00 a.m. followed by 9:00 a.m. Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 2000 Hail Mary’s will resume until 4:00 p.m.

OUR LADY MARY MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACE
Second Saturday of the month, March 10, 2018. Recitation of the Holy Rosary immediately after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.

LITURGY OF THE HOURS
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. The group gathers in the front pews on the Tabernacle side.

ASCENSION PARISH ROSARY SOCIETY
Next Meeting: March4, 2018 The Rosary Society gathers at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on the First Sunday of the month. Meeting and fellowship in the lower Church immediately following the Mass. All ladies and men are welcome.

CEBUANO MASS
Every First and Third Sunday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
February 18; March 4 and March 18

LITURGY OF THE HOURS
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.
The group gathers in the front pews on the Tabernacle side.

PRAY THE ROSARY FOR LENT CAMPAIGN

Wondering what you should do for lent? Thinking of going back to what you always do? Give up candy, chocolate, cookies? How about this year do something positive, something that will change your life, change your family and change the world around you: Pray the Rosary for Lent.

For centuries the rosary has been the prayer that people have run to when all else has failed. The Virgin Mary at Fatima and all her major apparitions has requested everyone to pray the rosary and has promised to help them in all their needs, to provide her very special protection, and peace for themselves, for their families and their countries.

Change your life by praying at least one decade of the rosary every day. Take 15 minutes to praying it on the train, the bus or the car. Turn off the TV and pray it with your family. See what people for centuries have discovered—there is nothing that cannot be accomplished through praying the rosary!

CAMPAÑA PARA REZAR EL ROSARIO DURANTE CUARESMA

No sabe lo que hacer por Cuaresma? En años pasados de-jaba de comer chocolate, galletas o dulces? Este año haga algo que cambiara su vida, la vida de su familia y el mundo a su alrededor: Orar el Rosario durante Cuaresma.

Cuando todo falla rezar el rosario es la oración cual todos acuden. En las apariciones la Virgen de Fátima pidio que todos oren el rosario, les ayudará en sus necesidades, les dará paz y protección para sus familias y países. Cambie su vida orando una decada todos los días. Tome 15 minutos para orar en el tren, autobús o el auto. Apage la tele y oren en familia. Verá lo que por siglos han descubierto—no hay nada que no se pueda alcanzar orando el rosario.

ACTIVITIES & MEETINGS

  • Couples for Christ Sun. 02/11/18 2:00 p.m. L.C.
  • Zumba Mon. 02/12/18 7:00 p.m. L.C.
  • Spanish Prayer Group Tues. 02/13/18 5:00 p.m. L.C.
  • Zumba Wed. 02/14/18 CANCELLED*
  • Spanish Choir Practice Wed. 02/14/18 CANCELLED*
  • Rosary Making Min. Thurs. 02/15/18 6:30 p.m. L.C.
  • Diocesan Choir Practice Thurs. 02/15/18 8:00 p.m. L.C.
  • Zumba Fri. 02/16/18 6:30 p.m. L.C.
  • Encountered Couples Fri. 02/16/18 7:30 p.m. L.C.
  • Couples for Christ Sun. 02/18/18 2:00 p.m. L.C.

Mass Intentions

Friday February 9th
– Weekday
7:00 am William Boetel
9:00 am Thomas Stenson

Saturday February 10th

5:00 pm Gerardo “Gerry” Salvador

Sunday February 11th
8:30 am John, Tania & Jaxon Farillas (L)
10:30 am Anthony Coniglio
12 Noon Pablo Buenviaje
1:15 pm Rafael Martinez
Gill Ruiz & Veronica de Ruiz (L)
Manuel Alfonso Siavichay
Fredy Chavez Cabrera
Socorro Castillo Loyola
Jorge Botero
Heriberto Delgado
Teofila Xochimitl

Monday February 12th– Weekday
7:00 am Olivier & Sasi Liu (L)
9:00 am Bonifacio Brillantes Jr.

Tuesday February 13th – Weekday
7:00 am William Decker Jr.
9:00 am Oscar Perez

Wednesday February 14th– Ash Wednesday
7:00 am Rev. William A. Smith
9:00 am Anthony Coniglio
3:30 pm Prayer Service
7:00 pm Alipio Bondad, Amador & Grace De Mesa
8:00 pm Grupo de Oración Inmenso Dios (L)

Thursday February 15th- Thursday after Ash Wednesday
7:00 am Daniel Phelan
9:00 am Ying Lung Kwai

Friday February 16th– Friday after Ash Wednesday
7:00 am William Boetel
9:00 am Brendan Barrins

Saturday February 17th– Saturday after Ash Wednesday
9:00 am Maddox Alexander Chua (L)
Mary & Francis Wieczkowski
Augustina Bacani
Susana G. Francisco
Evelia Aristizabal

Is God calling you? Do you want to learn more about the Catholic Faith? Are you interested in becoming part of our Catholic family?

If you, or some one you know is interested in determining if God is calling you to be part of our faith community, please contact the Rectory office at 718-335-2626 to set up an appointment with one of our Priests.