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28 May 2022 0 Comment SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – MAY 29, 2022
Dear Ascension Family, Blessings of peace and good health! As your pastor, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who contributed their time,...


Divine Mercy Mass: Starting in June of this year there will be an additional Mass on the fourth Sunday of the month at 5:00 pm, for Divine Mercy. All are welcome to attend

Memorial Day: Monday, May 30, 2022 is a civil holiday. Our Mass schedule is 7:00 am and 9:00 am. The Rectory Office will be closed.

Blood Drive: Sponsored by St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79 Place, Middle Village, on Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is requested that donors schedule an appointment for this Blood Drive by calling 800-933-2566. Please bring a mask.


5:00 PM Vigil

8:30 AM
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
1:00 PM Spanish Mass

Divine Mercy Devotion:
1st Sunday @ 3:00 PM

Weekday Masses:

Monday – Friday
7:00 AM
9:00 AM


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

Cebuano Mass:

1st Sunday of the month at 5:00 p.m.- November 1, 2020

Tagalog Mass:

2nd Sunday of the month at 5:00 p.m.- October 11, 2020

Weekly Bulletin:

Latest Bulletin



Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Telephone: (718) 335-2626
Fax: (718) 335-4181

Saint Adalbert Catholic Academy
52-17 83rd Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373
718-424-2376 / Fax: 718-898-7852


The 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal supports the mission of our parish and the daily work of the Church in Brooklyn and Queens in ways no one parish can accomplish alone by supporting the following ministries:

Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative, Catholic Charities; Hospital, College and Prison Chaplains; Diocesan Vocations Office; Catholic Migration Services; Office of Faith Formation; Bishop Mugavero Residence for infirmed clergy; Futures in Education Scholarship Foundation Once we exceed our goal, we will then receive 100% of all funds raised above this figure directly back to our parish for operations and improvements. Donations for this year are being accepted. Donate at Annual Catholic or text ACA to 917-336-1255.

Summary Report as of June 6, 2022
Goal: $51,617
Pledged: $21,039.10
Received: $17,184.10

To donate on-line: annual-catholic-appeal/

Checks can be made out directly to:

Annual Catholic Appeal
Diocese of Brooklyn P.O. Box 310
Kensington, CT 06037-0310

Remember, that no gift is too small. Thank you Kensington, CT 06037-0310


On-line Faith Formation Classes are held on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The classes run from September through May.

To register your child, please call the Parish Office at 718-335-2626, Ext. 13, to make an appointment.

You may also register your child on-line at:

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


Are you unbaptized adult but want to be baptized in the Catholic Church? Or, are you baptized non-Catholic who desires to be a Catholic? Or, are you baptized Catholic in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the place for you.

For more information please call the Parish Office at 718-335-2626.


June 12 – June 18

Altar Bread and Wine
has been donated in Loving Memory for:

Emma & Rodrigo Rosado
Requested by: Rosado Family

Sanctuary Lamp
will burn in Loving Memory for:
Robert E. & Theresa H. Loewenstein
Requested by: John Loewenstein

Altar Flowers
is donated for:
please contact the Rectory Office to request a flower memorial)

Altar Candles
will burn in Loving Memory for:
Kathleen Crowley

Memorials are available, kindly contact Rectory Office.


Saturday, June 11th
5:00 PM Juliet & Errol Fern

Sunday, June 12th
8:30 AM In Honor of St. Anthony de Padua
10:00 AM Emma & Rodrigo Rosado
11:30 AM Antony George (L)
1:00 PM Judith Orozco Gabriela Moreno Alicia Perez (L) Joshua Galan (L) Byron Galan (L) Princess Flores Xochimitl (L) Jose Guadalupe Flores (L) Cresenciana Xochimitl
5:00 PM Libertad, Catalino & Albert Buencillo Charmaine Belmonte (L)

Monday, June 13th – St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church
7:00 AM People of the Parish
9:00 AM Gomes Family (L)

Tuesday, June 14th
7:00 AM William Boetel
9:00 AM Robert E. & Theresa H. Loewenstein

Wednesday, June 15th
7:00 AM Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Grimaldi
9:00 AM Romeo R. Bordeos

Thursday, June 16th
7:00 AM Rev. Msgr. Charles A. Bleilevens, Pastor Emeritus
9:00 AM Jesus Aguirre

Friday, June 17th
7:00 AM Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Bottino
9:00 AM Rogelio Dejano

Saturday, June 18th – BVM
9:00 AM William Boetel



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 and Novena to Our Lady after the Mass.


Holy Hour For Priests and Priestly Vocations
Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after 9:00 a.m. Mass.


Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Eucharistic Celebration at 7:00 p.m.
The Black Nazarene Prayer Groups meets every second Saturday of the month in the Lower Church at 1:00 p.m.


Every First Saturday of the Month at 8:00 a.m. Due to the large number of usual attendance, they will meet virtually to comply with the health guidelines which are still in effect.


Second Saturday of the month
Recitation of the Holy Rosary immediately after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.


Members are making Rosaries at home. To request supplies and/or pick up Rosaries, please e-mail:

Next Meeting: To be announced.

Los miembros estan haciendo Rosarios en casa. Para pedir
materiales o recojer Rosarios, contacten por correo electronico:

Próxima reunion: Será anunciado.

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

Please pray for the sick
of our parish:

Rosa Tan, Philomena O’Connor, Ann Pryor, Carmen Moredo, Tony Alialy, Sandra P. Carvajal. Julissa Martinez, Luis Arnulfo, Elizabeth Yee, Elie Fornilda, Jose Reynel Vigoya, Joel Rivera, Sursatti Shaw, Gloria Patricia Rios, Harold, Diego y Kennedy Gomez, Elisa Marquina, Maria Daulo, Jose M. Rosado, Karla Nicole Paredes, Romelia Arenas, Rubiela Arenas, Carmen Wilson, Enrique Soto, Eduardo D. Soto, Teresita, Evangeline & Victoria Danseco, Nazarette Serion, Greta Tasayco.

Please call the rectory, 718-335-2626, (or e-mail 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.



1st Collection – $5,119.00
2nd Collection – $1,763.00

Upcoming Collections

May 1st – Fuel Offering
May 8th – Faith Formation
May 15th – Church Maintenance
May 22nd – Youth Ministry
May 26th – Ascension of the Lord
May 29th – Upkeep of Rectory & Grounds

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.


St. Anthony of Padua
June 13

It is a long-standing tradition in the Church that, when we lose something, we pray to St. Anthony of Padua and he will help us find what we lost. Experience probably tells us that such a prayer often produces the desired result. Why exactly is St. Anthony supposed to be the finder of lost articles? We do not really know. The only story about Anthony which could have connection with this strange expertise of his is contained in the Chronicles of the Twenty-Four Generals of the Franciscan order. There it says that one day a novice ran away with a valuable book, a collection of the Psalms, which Anthony had been using. Anthony prayed for its recovery and the novice was so frightened by a sudden apparition that he brought the book back.

Whether that story is true or not, we will probably never know. Fortunately, though, there are a lot of other facts we know about Anthony which are even more remarkable. We know, for example, that he lived only 36 years but that he packed those 36 years with great many achievements, while becoming a saint as well. In fact, he was so universally recognized as a saint when he died that Pope Gregory IX canonized him only 11 months later. No saint before or after him was canonized so quickly.

Anthony received a good early education and at the age of 15 joined the Augustinians. Later when the bodies of the first Franciscan martyrs were brought from Morocco to Portugal, he was filled with intense longing to be a martyr. To realize his desire, he transferred to the Franciscan Order. Right after that he was sent on mission to Mo[1]rocco to preach the Gospel to the Moors. But soon a serious illness forced him to return to Europe. The ship that carried him back to Portu[1]gal was driven off its course by a storm and landed in Sicily. From there Anthony made his way to Assisi, where his Order was holding a general chapter at which St. Francis of Assisi himself was present.

In Assisi, Anthony’s superiors discovered by accident his extraordinary eloquence as a preacher and his great knowledge of Scripture. So they sent him to preach throughout northern Italy and southern France. Anthony became famous almost overnight and successful in his preaching tours. Crowds flocked to hear him. When congregations overflowed the churches, Anthony preached in the public squares. Moreover, Anthony was given the assignment of professor of theology to his own Franciscan brothers, the first person to fill such position. He also taught theology in the universities of Bologna, Montepellier and Toulouse. Aside from preaching and teaching, he was also appointed local and then provincial superior in the Franciscan Order. However, he then obtained from the Pope the permission to be excused from holding any other offices so as to devote all his time and energy to preaching, the apostolate for which he was to eminently qualified. So Anthony moved to Padua and henceforth concentrated on preaching.

Anthony gave so much of himself in all his preaching that his health finally broke down. After having preached a course of sermons during Lent of 1231, Anthony dies of exhaustion on June 13 of that year at the age of only 36.


El Sacramento del Bautismo

Tenemos Bautismo en español el tercer sábado del mes a las 11:00 a.m. La clase pre-bautismal será el sábado antes del bautismo a las 9:00 a.m. Se requiere inscripción previa para la clase y el Bautismo, lo menos con un mes de anticipación. Llamar a la oficina parroquial para más información y para los requisitos de los padrinos.

Clases de Educación Religiosas Para Adultos

Para información sobre bautizo Católico, o, si necesita el Sacramento de Confirmación o Comunión, favor de llamar a la Oficina Parroquial. Para atención en español, llamar al 718-335- 2626, en el horario de día de lunes a viernes.

Clases De Educación Religiosa

La clases de Educación Religiosa toman lugar los domingos de 8:45 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. de septiembre a mayo. Para inscribir a su niño, favor de llamar a la Oficina Parroquial al 718-335-2626, Ext. 13 para hacer un cita. Puede inscribir su niño en nuestro sitio web: Para información en Español sobre Educación Religiosa ó servir de voluntario en el programa, favor de llamar a la Oficina Parroquial al 718-335- 2626 durante el horario de día.

Campaña Católica Anual Del 2022

Responder en Fe, Esperanza & Caridad La meta de nuestra Iglesia Asunción es $51,617. Después de sobrepasar nuestra meta, recibiremos 100% de los fondos recaudados por encima de esta cifra directamente para nuestra parroquia. Estamos aceptando donaciones para este año. Haga su donación hoy en Annual Catholic o envié un texto con las siglas ACA al 917-336-1255. Para donar en línea: https:// annual-catholic-appeal/ Envié su cheque directamente a: Annual Catholic Appeal, Diocese of Brooklyn P.O. Box 310 Kensington, CT 06037-0310. Recuerden que cualquier cantidad será aceptada. Gracias.

Registro Parroquial

Si asiste a esta Iglesia le sugerimos que se regístrese como miembro de nuestra parroquia. Formularios de inscripción están disponibles en la oficina parroquial. Los sobres de donación vienen con registro y utilizándolos nos permiten darle un informe de sus contribuciones para fines impositivos. Tener su nombre en nuestros registros es la única manera que tenemos de certificar que usted es un católico practicante, ya que tenemos que hacer para personas que se les pide que sirvan de patrocinadores (padrinos) de bautismo o confirmación.

Campaña Católica Anual Del 2022

Responder en Fe, Esperanza & Caridad La meta de nuestra Iglesia Asunción es $51,617. Después de sobrepasar nuestra meta, recibiremos 100% de los fondos recaudados por encima de esta cifra directamente para nuestra parroquia. Estamos aceptando donaciones para este año. Haga su donación hoy en Annual Catholic o envié un texto con las siglas ACA al 917-336-1255. Para donar en línea: https:// annual-catholic-appeal/ Envié su cheque directamente a: Annual Catholic Appeal, Diocese of Brooklyn P.O. Box 310 Kensington, CT 06037-0310. Recuerden que cualquier cantidad será aceptada. Gracias.

Peregrinajes Diocesanos

Alemania | Oberammergau La Pasión del Señor Visite: Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Rebensburg, Passau, Salzburg & Munich | mayo 14 – 23, 2022 El Obispo Octavio Cisneros, Director Espiritual | Rev. Frank Schwarz, Capellán | Para más información llamar Peters Way Tours 516-605-1551 Reunión de Familias Mundial | Roma, Asísi, Siena y Florencia | El Papa Francisco y la Oficina de Vida y Familia de la Diócesis de Brooklyn | junio 20 – 30, 2022 | Para más información llamar a Regina Tours 1-800-Catholi(c ) x 232

San Adalbert Academia Católica

La Academia Católica de San Adalbert tendrán una venta benéfica el viernes 13 de mayo al domingo 15 de mayo. Las horas son viernes y sábado 6:00 PM-11:00 PM y domingo 12:30 PM-6:30 PM. Comida, juegos y diversiones para toda la familia!