St. Anthony of Padua 's Mini Bulletin
Saturday July 4
5:00 PM Bernadette DiBuono
Sunday July 5
8:00AM Thomas Harris
10:00 AM Henry A. Russo
12:00 PM Anthony Candido
6:00 PM Living & Deceased Parishioners
Monday July 6
8:00 AM Mildred Huza
7:30 PM ----
Tuesday July 7
8:00 AM Frances Morasco
7:30 PM ----
Wednesday July 8
8:00 AM Andrea Tagliafierro
7:30 PM ----
Thursday July 9
8:00 AM Inge Tedesco
7:30 PM ----
Friday July 10
8:00 AM Victoria Acampora
7:30 PM Alfonso Macera
Saturday July 11
8:00 AM Giuseppina Arcuri
5:00 PM Jack McCauley
6:30 PM * ----
Sunday July 12
8:00AM Thomas & Yolanda Monteforte
10:00 AM Alfred A. Civarelli
12:00 PM Aldo Agazzi
6:00 PM Living & Deceased Parishioners
Bread & Wine
In memory of Andrea Tagliafierro
* Mass is in Spanish
Kids Corner (click here)
Growing in Faith (click here)
Monday - Friday:
: 7:30 pm
: 8 pm
: 8 am & 5 pm
: 8 pm
8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 6 pm
: 8 pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet
is prayed everyday at 3 pm.
The Church is open for private prayer from 8 am - 9 pm each day
Income for the Week of June 28, 2020
Renew & Rebuild
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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
July 5, 2020
First Reading: Zechariah 9:9‑10
This is a prophecy of the coming of the Messiah to Jerusalem. He will come, not as a King, but as a humble savior, riding on an ass.
Second Reading: Romans 8:9, 11‑13
Contrasting “flesh and spirit,” Paul urges that all who live for material things abandon the temptations of the flesh and rise to life in the “Spirit.”
Gospel: Matthew 11:25‑30
Jesus speaks lovingly and gently when he invites all those who are weary and burdened with life to seek relief and respite in him. He says, “Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden light.”
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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pastor’s Note for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
May the Lord give you His peace.
There is nothing heavier than an empty heart.
You could probably twist that into a clever riddle. Medically speaking this wouldn’t make much sense. Anyone, however, who has experienced an empty heart could certainly connect with this on an emotional and/or spiritual level. An empty heart usually describes a life without love as St. Paul references in his letter to the Corinthians:
If I speak in human and angelic tongues
but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal
…if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.
(1 Corinthians 13:1-2) An experience of isolation or disconnection from family or friends or of being treated as if he or she is invisible can leave a person feeling very much
. Sometimes an empty heart is a result of selfish choices or a life lived in fear of pain and discomfort that leads to the avoidance of any kind of sacrifice or act of charity to help another. This can leave a person feeling
. In either case, the experience of this lack of love can leave a heart feeling very burdened by loneliness, sadness, depression, despair and unfulfillment.
What comfort and hope the words of Jesus bring to us in today’s Gospel when we hear Him say to us, “
come to Me all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest
.” He came into the world for this very purpose. Maybe we are like the woman in the Gospel burdened by sin who washed the feet of our Lord with her tears and dried them with her hair. Our heart, like hers, is made light again by His mercy and forgiveness. Maybe we are like Simon of Cyrene, caught up in daily routines and worldly concerns, who had to be forced to help Jesus bear the burden of that heavy cross. Think of the irony of this situation. Who was really helping whom? As Simon shifted
of the burden of that heavy
onto his shoulders, Jesus shifted
of the burden of Simon’s heavy
into His. Through a piece of the cross Simon received a peace he had never known before.
“Come to Me,” Jesus says. He is calling you and I to His cross, where we like Simon, place our burdens where all burdens are placed and carried by Whom all burdens are carried. “Give it to me,” He says, “and I’ll give you rest.” Does this mean we leave our burden there and go home to our hammocks? Or rather, do we remain in worship and thanksgiving with the Blessed Mother and St. John the Beloved, in awe that we could be loved so much? There is no greater rest than this, to rest in the peace of a Lamb’s love. This is the Mass.
Our young people will be receiving our Lord for the first time in Holy Communion beginning this week! Please keep them in your prayers. May their excitement and devotion witness to the great gift of our Lord’s presence in the Holy Eucharist. Congratulations boys and girls!!
May God bless our nation this Independence Day weekend and lead us on the path to peace in the world so we may know eternal peace in His kingdom.
Your local shepherd,
Reminder of some scheduling changes:
Please note that there have been three changes to the
morning Mass is now at
instead of 9 am and is now consistent with the 8 am weekday Mass schedule. The
morning Mass is now
instead of 10:30 am to allow for an hour between Masses to sanitize and prep for the following Mass. We have added the 6:30 pm Mass in Spanish back into the Saturday evening schedule.
has been added to the schedule along with a
8 pm – 9 pm
Monday through Friday.
will continue to be held from
4 pm – 5 pm
every Saturday. Confessions are now held in the
to allow for more effective social distancing. Please enter the social hall through the Harrison Street side of the church next to the rectory. Please do not use the stairway in the church.
Live-streaming will continue indefinitely and will follow the regular Mass schedule for now with the exception of the 8 am Masses Monday-Friday. Please see the website to stay current on changes and updates to this schedule.
Reminder of Temporary Protocols for Mass:
The obligation to go to Mass is still suspended. Many people are still rightfully cautious and perhaps even feeling very apprehensive about leaving their homes and are being very careful about avoiding public places in order to reduce the risk or chance of catching or spreading the coronavirus. Even though the churches are open to the public for Mass, you are not obligated to come. In fact if you are 65 and over and/or have an underlying medical condition and/or if you are currently sick you are strongly encouraged to stay home.
Please bring a mask to church.
Although we have sanitizer available, it is recommended for you to bring your own personal supply.
The pews of the church as well as high contact areas such as door handles and light switches are sanitized in-between each Mass by volunteers. At the end of Mass we need about six people to help with this. If you could stay for a few minutes afterwards that would be most helpful.
Please follow the arrows with regard to traffic flow. The only entrance to the church is through the main door on the left along Gainsborg Road.
Seating is limited to about 125 people in the upper church due to social distancing regulations. Basically there is a two row separation between each individual or family. Please do not sit in the roped off sections or where there is an orange “x”. In the event that we exceed 125 people, we can accommodate up to 80 people in the lower church where Mass will also be made available.
The “Sign of Peace” will not be offered at this time to reduce contact and potential transmission of germs/viruses.
There is also no collection taken up during the Mass for a similar reason as #7 above. Instead, a basket will be placed in the sanctuary of the church and at both exits for you to drop off any donation or offering you would like to make.
Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand only at this time. In order to avoid having people stand in line and risk the possibility of infringing on the recommended six foot separation, only a section of the church will be called up at a time. You will notice a sanitizing station in each aisle for you to use if you wish before coming forward to receive Holy Communion. When receiving Holy Communion, please wear your mask as you come forward and have your hand open and as flat as possible so as not to make contact with the priest or minister’s hand as the host is placed vertically in your hand. When returning to your seat, please do not walk back down the same aisle you came up for Holy Communion. Instead, please follow the arrows.
Hymnals and Missalettes will not be used at this time. Bulletins will only be distributed electronically through Flocknotes at this time as well.
on Saturday, July 4 at 3:05PM