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May 3, 2015

fàA _âvçËá ctÜ|á{Bfv{ÉÉÄ 6th Annual Dinner Dance Friday - May 8, 2015 Beckwith Pointe 700 Davenport Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10805

Come and Celebrate our 6th annual Parish/School Dinner Dance as a Parish Family

Cocktails: 7:00 p.m. Open Bar, Dinner & Dancing: 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. Honoring: Ada Pudano, Maria Sozzi, Carla Maruri, Deborah McManus, Maria Mayan, Manuel Barbosa and Stephen Moore Cost: $80.00

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Monday- May 4, 2015 - Easter Weekday 8:00 a.m. Helen Flood 9:00 a.m. Al Giordano Tuesday- May 5, 2015 - Easter Weekday 8:00 a.m. Special Intention 9:00 a.m. Tretash Gjani Wednesday- May 6, 2015 - Easter Weekday 8:00 a.m. Cristina Criscione 9:00 a.m. Eleanor Zacchi Thursday- May 7, 2015 - Easter Weekday 8:00 a.m. Cristina Criscione 9:00 a.m. All Souls in Purgatory 7:00 p.m. Carmen Lopez Friday- May 8, 2015 - Easter Weekday 8:00 a.m. Domenico & Maria Nardi 9:00 a.m. Uthup Lukose Saturday- May 9, 2015 - Easter Weekday 8:00 a.m. Rosina Reda 9:00 a.m. Marash Mali 5:30 p.m. Liza Shala 7:00 p.m. Peter & Lena Shkreli Sunday- May 10, 2015 - Sixth Sunday of Easter 8:00 a.m. Pasquale & Rose Sale & Family 9:00 a.m. Porfiria Ventura 9:15 a.m. For All Mothers - Living & Deaceased 10:30 a.m. For all Parishioners of St. Lucy’s Parish 12:00 p.m. Raquel & Aurea Lopez, Mary Louise Martin 1:15 p.m. Virgen de la Providencia We welcome

Nicholas Hysaj, Mark Bulaj, Andrew Alvarez, Josiah Burgos, Isabella Chusan, Heidi Guerrero, Allison Herrera-Enrique, Emma Olvera, Nianalys Peña, Kevin Tlelo-Rincon & Yetziel Villegas Baptized on April 26, 2015 into the Roman Catholic Church and our Parish community of St. Lucy

May 3, 2015

TODAY’S READINGS First Reading — Barnabas reported to the apostles how Saul had seen the Lord on the way (Acts 9:26-31). Psalm — I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people (Psalm 22). Second Reading — This is God’s commandment: that we may believe and love (1 John 3:18-24). Gospel — I am the true vine; whoever remains in me will bear much fruit (John 15:1-8). The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Allerton-Barnes Block Association is organizing a "Hello Summer! Building Healthier Neighborhoods One Block At A Time" block party on June 20th, 2015 from 11am to 8pm. We are in need of monetary and in-kind donations as well as raffle items. We need volunteers as well. To help us have a great event for everyone please call or text Grace at 347-664-6445 or email at [email protected] Thank you for your help and participation! Best Wishes & Blessings to Winston & Caroline Rodriguez Married on April 25, 2015

Requiescant in Pace Please remember in your prayers the parishioners, friends, relatives and benefactors who recently died especially, Joseph Citriniti, Steven Virga & Angel M. Cruz May they rest in Peace, Amen.

In Memoriam  The St. Joseph candle burns this week for

Special IntenƟons Requested by Mrs. Gabriella Krill May 16, 2015 - Jesus Nieves & Yadira Torres May 23, 2015 - Edmond Lulaj & Alada Coku


May 3, 2015

The 33rd Annual Marian Day Celebration with Exposition and Benediction will take place today Sunday, May 3rd at 4:30 p.m. here in our Church and Scala Sancta. Celebrant: Msgr. Edward M. Barry Dean of the Northeast Bronx The celebration will start in the church with procession to the Scala Sancta. Come and celebrate Mary as…Queen of Martyrs.

Mother’s Day - Sunday, May 10th A Novena of Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all Living & Deceased Mothers, Grandmothers and Godmothers Please use the special Mother’s Day envelopes found in the rear of the church to include your Mothers’, Grandmothers’ and Godmothers’ names in the Novena .


May 3, 2015

Message from Father Pergjini:

Mensaje del Padre Pergjini:

It is Mother’s Day! What a beautiful moment to thank, to pray, and to love our dear mothers, grandmothers, godmothers living and deceased! I wanted to share with you a very moving moment of my experience in the parochial school which is one of my priestly joys is to spend time with the students of our parochial school. It was my first assignment at our Lady of Mount Carmel. That day I was scheduled to be with the third grade students. They always were very happy to see me, and I in turn was delighted to be with them. That day I decided to do something that I never experienced with them before. I told them that today we were going to picture ourselves as if we were in the presence of a beautiful place with the Christ, Mary and Joseph. I said to them that they were free to picture whomever person they would like to have with them. Also they could ask questions or express their desires to Christ. After they were set and ready to take this imaginary journey, it was amazing to me to see those innocents faces, beautiful faces with closed eyes and relaxed tiny bodies. It was a deep and profound silence that I felt absorbed into that moving scene. I had my own conversation with Christ, Mary and Joseph. I asked Jesus to guide and lead all the students and their families. Suddenly, Sam, one of the students who unfortunately had lost his dear mother a few weeks before, broke the silence. In his tiny face I saw tears. He said with a trembling voice: Father Pergjini I asked Jesus if I could see my mom again. I miss my mom. And then, he continued: I pictured my mom next to Jesus. I wanted to touch and speak to her, but I couldn’t. Tears. I saw other students with teary eyes. Silence mixed with pain. The eye contact between him and me was too strong. I try to hold my tears, and I painfully cried within my heart. After a few moments Sam with his weak voice said: Thank you for feeling sorry for me. Silence. Again tears. The students who were next to him moved from their seats and hugged him. One of the girls with her tiny hands dried his tears. She said to him: Your mom is with Jesus. She is with Him. We love you Sam. A smile came into his eyes; the joy of friendship warmed his heart. The bell of the school rang. It was time for lunch. To my surprise none of them moved from their seats. They were looking at Sam and at me. These were moments of hope, love, moments filled with Christ’s presence. How powerful is that presence when we experience pain. They and I experienced the pain of Sam, but Christ made it possible to bring his joy and peace. I did not speak much that day. It was Christ that spoke to our hearts. And now, in the spirit of a humble prayer, in the spirit of silence and peace, filled with love and gratitude for our mothers, as I place all living and deceased mothers, the Sam’s mother, my dear mom, before Christ our Savior , our blessed Mother Mary, and Saint Joseph! We love you, we thank you and God bless you! Happy mother’s Day!

Es el día de la madre! ¡ Qué hermoso momento gracias, orar y amar a nuestros estimadas madres, abuelas, madrinas viven y difuntos! Quería compartir con ustedes una muy conmovedor momento de mi experiencia en la escuela parroquial que es uno de mis placeres sacerdotales es pasar tiempo con los estudiantes de nuestra escuela parroquial. Fue mi primera asignación en nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo. Ese día estaba programado para estar con los estudiantes de tercer grado. Eran siempre muy felices de verme, y a su vez me ha encantado estar con ellos. Ese día me decidí a hacer algo que nunca experimenté con ellos antes. Les dije que hoy íbamos a nosotros mismos como si estuviéramos en presencia de un hermoso lugar con el Cristo, María y José. Les dije que eran gratis a quien les gustaría tener con ellos de la persona. También podrían hacer preguntas o expresar sus deseos a Cristo. Después de que fueran set y con ganas de emprender este viaje imaginario, fue increíble para mí ver esas caras inocentes, caras hermosas con ojos cerrados y relajados de pequeños cuerpos. Era un silencio profundo y profundo que sentí absorbida en esa escena conmovedora. Tuve mi propia conversación con Cristo, María y José. Pedí a Jesús para orientar y dirigir todos los estudiantes y sus familias. De repente, Sam, uno de los estudiantes que desafortunadamente perdieron a su querida madre unas semanas antes, rompió el silencio. En su pequeño rostro vi lágrimas. Dijo con una voz temblorosa: padre Pergjini preguntó a Jesús si pude ver mi mamá otra vez. Echo de menos mi mamá. Y luego, continuó: Foto de mi mamá al lado de Jesús. Yo quería tocar y hablar con ella, pero no podía. Lágrimas. Vi a otros estudiantes con ojos llorosos. Silencio mezclado con dolor. El contacto con los ojos entre él y yo era demasiado fuerte. Tratar de contener mis lágrimas, y lloré dolorosamente dentro de mi corazón. Después de unos momentos Sam con su voz dijo: Gracias por sentir lástima por mí. Silencio. Otra vez lágrimas. Los estudiantes que estaban junto a él se movió de sus asientos y lo abrazaban. Una de las chicas con sus pequeñas manos secó sus lágrimas. Ella le dijo: tu mamá está con Jesús. Ella está con él. Te queremos Sam. Una sonrisa entró en sus ojos; la alegría de la amistad había calentado su corazón. Sonó la campana de la escuela. Era hora de almuerzo. Para mi sorpresa, ninguno de ellos se trasladó desde su asiento. Buscaban a Sam y a mí. Eran momentos de esperanza, amor, momentos llenos de la presencia de Cristo. Lo potente que es esa presencia cuando experimentamos dolor. Ya experimentó el dolor de Sam, pero Cristo hizo posible traer su gozo y paz. No hablo mucho ese día. Era el Cristo que habló a nuestros corazones. Y ahora, en el espíritu de un humilde oración, en el espíritu de silencio y paz, lleno de amor y gratitud para nuestras madres, como colocar todas las madres vivos y difuntas, madre de Sam, mi querida mamá, antes de Cristo nuestro Salvador, nuestra Bendita Madre María y San José! Te queremos, gracias y Dios los bendiga! Día de la madre feliz!


May 3, 2015

ST. LUCY PARISH 2015 PILGRIMAGE DATES June 1st: Our parish will be visiting the National Shrine of Divine Mercy at Stockbridge Massachusetts. This Shrine offers many opportunities for inspiration and devotion. Pilgrims find refreshment of soul at Mass, confession, the 3 o'clock Chaplet of The Divine Mercy, and personal adoration of the Eucharist. In addition, the Divine Mercy Bookstore and Gift Shop offers an extensive selection of Catholic products to encourage you on your walk of faith. Leave parish of St. Lucy at 8:30 a.m. and return to parish by 6:30 p.m. Cost per person $35.00. Lunch on one’s own. Picnic tables and vending machines are available. Please register at Rectory Office. June 26th: The beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of The Island, located and overlooking the Great South Bay (Manorville, New York). Includes Rosary Walk, 12 Apostles Prayer Walk, Avenue of the Saints, Stations of the Cross, Picnic area, cafe and coffee shop available (lunch and refreshments may be purchased), Book Store and Celebration of the Eucharist, followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet. Leave St. Lucy's at 8:30 a.m. and return to parish by 5:30 p.m. Cost $30.00 per person. Please register at Rectory Office. July 10th: The beautiful National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Middletown, New York. Includes Shrines to St. Therese, the Little Flower, St. Joseph, St. Patrick, Infant of Prague, Relics Shrine of many Saints, The LaBruna Shrine, reproduction of the 13the Century Image of Mary, Gift Shop, Saints Walk Way, Picnic Grove, Meditation Garden and Shrine of the Scapular Vision, Shrine to Our Lady of Knock, Shrine to St. Albert of Trapani, first Carmelite canonized, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and Blessed Titus Brandsma. Leave St. Lucy's 8:30 a.m. and return to parish by 6:30 p.m. Bring own food and drinks. Picnic area and dining hall available. Cost per person $30. Please register at Rectory Office. September 24th: The National Centre for Padre Pio Shrine located in Barto, Pennsylvania. Leave St. Lucy’s 9 a.m. and return to parish by 7 p.m. Cost per person $30.00. Lunch on one’s own. Picnic area available. Please register at Rectory Office. October 9th: Joseph, The Play at Sight and Sound Theatre. Follow Joseph on his journey of integrity from a pit to a palace and beyond. Be uplifted by a breathtaking performance that tells the story of Joseph, his dreams fulfilled and the life changing power of forgiveness. Sit down lunch at Good and Plenty Restaurant prior to the play, all in beautiful Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Cost per person $130.00. Leave St. Lucy's at 8:30 a.m. and return to parish by 9:30 p.m. Please register at Rectory Office. December 18th: The National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette and the beautiful Illuminations of the Christmas Festival of Lights (over 300,000 lights) in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Visit St. Joseph Garden, Rosary Pond, Our Lady’s Fountain, Sacred Heart Garden, Our Lady’s Chapel of Light, St. Francis Garden, Stations of the Cross, Tomb of the Resurrection and Garden of the LaSalette Apparition. Leave St. Lucy's at 11 a.m. and return by 10:30 p.m. Lunch on one’s own. Coffee shop available. Cost per person $40.00. Please register at Rectory Office. Each of these pilgrimages will be a spiritual experience that will long be remembered.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Altar Rosary Society will be sponsoring a Mothers’ Day plant sale next Sunday, May 10th. After each Mass, members of the Rosary Society will be outside in the church plaza selling small plants to raise money and greet parishioners. All funds raised will be contributed to help defray the expenses of a student preparing for the priesthood. Thank you for your support. Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2015 Let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. — 1 John 3:18

As stewards and Disciples of Christ, we recognize that all the goods and riches in our life are gifts from God. Strengthened by the Eucharist, we respond God’s generosity in our lives with gratitude by using and sharing our gifts in service of others. Please share your gifts and make a gift to the 2015 Cardinal’s Appeal. We would like to thank those parishioners who have already made their gift to this year’s Cardinal Appeal and encourage all to consider making a gift to help our parish reach our goal. $45,001.00 - pledged to date 229 - gifts $59,000 - our parish goal

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