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

Weekly Bulletins:

Latest Bulletin

LAST WEEK’S CHURCH OFFERING

December 9, 2018
$6,894.00 – 1st Collection
$1,402.00 – 2nd Collection Religious Retirement Fund

Thank you for your continued support of this Parish.

MEMORIALS

December 16th to December 22nd

Altar Bread and Wine
has been donated for:

GERARDO A. SALVADOR (D)

Sanctuary Lamp will burn in Loving Memory for:
DIONISIA HERMOSURA (D)

Altar Candles will burn for:
ANTOINETTE M. RENTA (D)


Advent Candles will burn for:
McBRIDE & DEVANEY FAMILIES (D)
Requested by: Devaney Family

Memorials are available, kindly contact Rectory Office.

COLLECTION(S) DECEMBER

  • December 16th – My Christmas Gift to my Church
  • December 25th – Catholic Charities

Please pray for the sick
of our parish:

Florence Madlambayan
James & Maryann League
Philomena O’Connor
Ann Pryor
Mauro & Ernesto
Tan, Jose Panlilio Sr.
George
Consuelo
Gaspar Balsamo
Rosette Au-Yeung
Joel Rivera
Carmen Moredo
Elisa Marquina
Maria Rubio
Joy Himalaloan
James Leung
Elie
Fornilda
Clinton & Patricia Panday
John Mavrovick
Janjan Paredes Occena
Kurt Himalaloan
Fides “Gigi” Chan
Rosalia Caruso
Angel Villacres
Luz Mary Plazas
Amelia Parantar
Rose Galvez
Leah Raymundo
Tony Alialy
Sadiri Castaneto
Mary Inghilterra
Warren Sicherman
Carmen Wilson
Julissa Martinez
Carvajal Henao
Flora Orolfo
Norma Pinedo
Dinah Neri
Elizabeth Yee
John Occhi
Alex Almario
Sandra P. Carvajal
Julissa Martinez Carvajal
Francisco Arcueta

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.

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.

THE GOOD NEWS

December 16, 2018 Third Sunday of Advent (C)

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There was anxious anticipation amongst the Jews about the coming Messiah.  Yet, we have no reason for anxiety. Anxiety comes from fear of the unknown. ...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE GIVING TREE

The “Giving Tree” is an opportunity for people to share their blessings at Christmas with those less fortunate. Once again, during this Advent season, our Parish (tenth year Anniversary) will have a “GIVING TREE” to collect new gifts for children and moms of the Hour Children Program. These children are temporarily deprived of their mothers who are detained in prison.

HOUR CHILDREN CHRISTMAS WISH LIST 2018 BABIES, GIRLS, BOYS & TEENS

Clothing (all sizes), dolls/cars/trucks arts and crafts kits, bicycles, children’s DVD’s, handheld games, gift cards, jewelry, scarves/ gloves, music/movies, DVD players

MOMS & HOME

Clothing (L & XL), perfume, gift cards, jewelry, PJ’s/ slippers, watches, gloves/scarves, lotions/make-up twin size, sheet sets, blankets and comforters, towels, clock radios, pots and pans

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The ornaments on the “Giving Tree” have gifts written on them. Choose an ornament and take it home. Purchase the gift and attach the ornament to the new unwrapped present. Drop the gifts off at the Rectory during daytime or evening office hours. (Please check bulletin for day/night office hours.)

WHERE DO THE GIFTS GO?

All gifts are distributed to children who are placed in the Hour Children Program under the direction of Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, CSJ.

WHERE IS THE “GIVING TREE”?

The tree will be decorated with the ornaments and located at the back of the Church near the ascending Christ.

LAST DAY TO RETURN GIFTS MONDAY, DECEMBER 17th (at Rectory Office)


RECONCILIATION MONDAY

On Monday December 17th, Ascension Parish will celebrate the Diocesan observance of “Reconciliation Monday.” Priests will be available to hear confessions between the hours of: 9:30 a.m. and 12 Noon.


RECTORY OFFICE SCHEDULE

The Rectory Office will be closed from Saturday, December 22nd through Tuesday, December 25th.  It will reopen on Wednesday, December 26th.


ADVENT CANDLES

Anyone interested in memorializing this year’s Advent Candles for our Parish, please call the Rectory Office during daytime office hours 718 -335-2626. The donation for the candles is $75.00.


FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATIONS 2018-2019

Faith Formation Classes are held on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Parish Center. 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/ren is not baptized;

– If a child attended Religious Education classes at another parish a transfer letter is required.

For more information about registration or if you would be interested in volunteering for the Faith Formation Program, please contact Mrs. Maria Gallo, DRE at 718- 335-2626 Ext. 13 or e-mail at ascensionfaithformation1@gmail.com.

Adult classes for Faith Formation are also at the Parish Center. For information please contact Mrs. Maria


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.

COUPLES FOR CHRIST
Couples for Christ meet Sundays in the lower Church from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All are welcome to attend.

PAREJAS POR CRISTO
Parejas por Cristo tienen reunión en el sótano de la Iglesia todos los domingos de 2:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m.
Todos estan invitados.

ROSARY MAKING MINISTRY
Meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the lower Church. All are welcome.  Next Meeting: January 17, 2019
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MINISTERIO DE HACER ROSARIOS
Reunión el primer y tercer jueves del mes a las 6:30 p.m. en el sótano de la Iglesia. Todos son bienvenidos.

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 JANUARY 4, 2019
Holy Hour For Priests and Priestly 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, January 4, 2019, Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Eucharistic Celebration at 7:00 p.m.

2000 HAIL MARY’S
Lower Church Hall January 5, 2019. 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, January 12, 2019. 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.

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: Sunday, January 6, 2019.
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.

2018 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

Ascension Parish’s Goal: $40,711.00
Parish Summary Report as of: Dec. 3, 2018
135 donors
Pledged: $26, 688.33
Received: $24, 425.33
There is still time to donate this year.

Remember no gift is too small! Thank you.

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE 2018

Confessions
Saturday, December 22nd
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24th

5:00 p.m. Vigil
9:00 p.m. Vigil (Spanish)

Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25th

12:00 a.m. Midnight Mass
8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 Noon
No Evening Mass

The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
(Holy Day of Obligation)

Confessions
Saturday, December 29th
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Monday, December 31st
5:00 p.m. Vigil
6:00 p.m. Vigil (Spanish)

Tuesday, January 1st
9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 Noon, 7:00 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FAITH FORMATION CALENDAR

December 16 – Class 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
December 23 – NO FAITH FORMATION CLASS
December 30 – NO FAITH FORMATION CLASS

ACTIVITIES & MEETINGS

  • Couples for Christ Sun. 12/16/18 2:00 p.m. L.C.
  • Zumba Mon. 12/17/18 7:00 p.m. L.C
  • Spanish Prayer Group Tues. 12/18/18 7:00 p.m. L.C.
  • Zumba Wed. 12/19/18 7:00 p.m. L.C.
  • Spanish Choir Practice Wed. 12/19/18 8:00 p.m. L.C.
  • Diocesan Choir Practice Thurs. 12/20/18 8:00 p.m. L.C.
  • Encountered Couples Fri. 12/21/18 7:30 p.m. L.C.
  • Couples for Christ Sun. 12/23/18 2:00 p.m. L.C

Mass Intentions

Friday December 14th – St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor of the Church
7:00 am Edward Ferington Sr. 9:00 am St. Michael

Saturday December 15th – Advent Weekday
9:00 am Aida & Basilio Sosing (L) Dr. Lucio Gomez Parantar Jr.
5:00 pm Angeles & Joventino Maranan

Sunday December 16th
8:30 am Alphonse Lieu
10:30 am Virginia Ngo (L)
12 Noon Our Lady of Guadalupe
1:15 pm Manuel Morales
Yolanda Welske Marchena
Mercedes Trujillo
Paulina de Bonilla

Monday December 17th – Late Advent Weekday
7:00 am Jun & Myrna Cacho (L)
9:00 am Oliver Navarro (L)

Tuesday December 18th – Late Advent Weekday
7:00 am Roy Bernardino
9:00 am Rayna Grace Tan (L)

Wednesday December 19th – Late Advent Weekday
7:00 am Macarena Gomez
9:00 am Katherine Arambulo (L) & Christian Duero (L)

Thursday December 20th – Late Advent Weekday
7:00 am William Boetel
9:00 am Errol Fern

Friday December 21st – St. Peter Canisius, Priest & Doctor of the Church
7:00 am Gerardo A. Salvador
9:00 am Gerard Barrins

Saturday December 22nd – Late Advent Weekday
9:00 am Elizabeth (L) & Reynaldo Martinez (L)
Fortunato Venturina
Macarena Gomez
Douglas Cerna
Zenaida DeMesa (L)
Gloria Owen