February 7, 2016 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time



February 7, 2016 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle
Mother Church of the Paulist Fathers
Fifth Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Mass Schedule
8:30 am, 5:15 PM (Vigil)
8 am, 10 am (Choir),
12:30 (Spanish),
5:15 PM (Young Adult),
7:30 am, 12:10 PM
February 7, 2016
Reconciliation Hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays Following 12:10 Mass
Saturdays 4:00 - 4:45 PM
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
Following 7:30 am Mass
12:00 Noon
Parish Information
Parish Center & Offices
405 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Parish Center Hours
Monday - Thursday ······························ 9 am - 9 PM
Friday ············································· 9 am - 5 PM
Saturday··········································· 8 am - 5 PM
Sunday············································8:30 am - 3 PM
Parish Center ·································· (212) 265-3495
Bookstore ······································ (212) 315-0918
Fax ·············································· (212) 262-9239
Email ···························· [email protected]
Religious Education
Parents should contact Hernán Sanchez at (212) 265-3495,
ext. 341 to register their children for Religious Education.
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Church of Saint Paul the Apostle, NYC
Visit the Tomb of Servant of God, Father Isaac Thomas
Hecker, CSP, founder of the Paulist Fathers located in
the northeast corner of the Church.
Dear Friends,
Today marks a very important time here at our parish and across the Archdiocese of New York. This is the official
kickoff of the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal. There are so many reasons why the Appeal is important, not only
to those in need in the archdiocese, but also to us, in our parish community. Your support of the Appeal helps countless people, and sustains the fabric of our ministries throughout our parishes.
If you have not already, you will be receiving a letter from Cardinal Dolan, along with materials that illustrate the
deep importance of the Cardinal’s Appeal to our community. Part of being a steward means living with trust in God’s
generosity and responsibly tending that which God has entrusted to us. Cardinal Dolan is asking you to participate by
making a gift to this important annual initiative.
Your Gift to the Appeal:
Supports offices, ministries, and programs throughout the archdiocese that nurture and encourage our journey in faith;
Helps educate our children in our Catholic schools and religious education programs;
Provides for retired priests and religious by giving them the retirement care they deserve after decades of
Helps to educate our future clergy and prepare them for a life of service; and
Helps fund Catholic Charities, which provides loving care to millions of people in our archdiocese.
The archdiocesan goal for the 2016 Appeal is $20 million. And our individual parish goal is $155,000. I ask that you
prayerfully consider your gift. Only with your support is this campaign a success. We all have in our hearts the capacity to give as Jesus asked us to do.
If you would like to make your gift today, please fill out a pledge card and either mail it to the Appeal office
or submit it to the parish. You can also pledge online at www.cardinalsappeal.org . If you need time to
think about your gift, make your pledge during Mass on Commitment Weekend in a few weeks. Thank you
so much for your support of the Appeal and please pray for its success at our parish.
Peace and many blessings,
Father Gil
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
Crossing the Threshold of Mercy
Year of Mercy 2016
Parish Retreat
Thursday, March 6th - Saturday, March 8th
Meet in the Church
Please Welcome the following Award-Winning Musical
Ensembles to St. Paul’s. These concerts are open to the
public free-of-charge.
Monday, February 8th at 3PM
The Episcopal School of Baton Rouge Chorus (Louisianna)
Saturday, February 13th at 10AM
Adlai Stevenson High School (Illinois)
Gentle Hatha Yoga
Tuesdays | 7 - 8:15 pm
Parish Center
Thursday, March 3rd
6:30 PM - Lenten Weekday Mass 6:30 PM
7:00 PM Retreat Service
Preaching - Father Mark-David Janus, CSP
8:00 PM Simple Supper
Friday - March 4th
6:00 PM Stations of the Cross
6:30 PM Simple Supper
7:30 PM Retreat Service
Preaching - Father Mark-David Janus, CSP
8:30 PM 24 Hours for the Lord
Church Open for Adoration, Prayer or Reconciliation
Saturday - March 5th
12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
24 Hours concludes with Vigil Mass
Fourth Sunday of Lent
A gentle approach to strength and flexibility. Focused on the
breath, with easeful warm-up and postures facilitating
awareness throughout the entire body. Ending with relaxation techniques that soothe, balance and revitalize. All are
welcome! Please send email to [email protected] to
Great Catholic Fiction Book Club
The Spear By Louis de Wohl
Tuesday, February 23rd | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Parish Center
“This Novel tells from a new and fascinating angle the ageold store of the men and women who were sublimely affected by knowing the Messiah, Jesus Christ. It is a magnificent
novel.” - The Boston Herald
RSVP [email protected]
To Sing is to Pray Twice
Join the Saint Paul Choir
The St. Paul Choir participates in worship on Sundays during the 10 AM Mass as well as during Holy Week. This is a
wonderful way for those of you who love to sing to celebrate
Mass and to share your talents with our congregation.
We invite you to consider joining the choir. If you are interested please contact Valerie Shondel, Director of Music, at
[email protected] or 212 265 3495 ext
Poetry Reading
Monday, February 22nd | 7 - 9pm
Parish Center
Join us for an evening of poetry in February. Nina Carey
Tassi lives and writes in New York City. She comes to poetry as her main profession after a varied career as a professor
and administrator in higher education as well as a writer and
editor in journalism. In her latest collection, Spirit Ascending, she takes us on a bold journey across time and space,
encountering various spiritual seekers asking by what mystery they bridge that infinite gap between the human and divine. Biblical cadences ring out from the text as we are
brought face to face with towering Old Testament characters.
We feel the ascension of the poet’s spirit as she moves
through time and around the globe to meet varied believers
and cultures from Naomi of the Israelites through Quan Yin
of China and on to Antarctica where Nature is greeted in all
3 its majesty.
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
Vincentians of St. Paul the Apostle
Our mission is to help one another grow in faith by encountering
Christ in each other through our service to those in need.
Weekly Rosary @ 3pm, Adoration Chapel
Our weekly rosary event is now taking place every Sunday
at 9:15am in the Adoration Chapel (South Tower between
the book store and the elevator). Prayer intention forms are
on the round table in the back of the church and can be filled
out at any time and returned to the Parish Center. Rosaries
and programs will be supplied if needed.
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Saturday, February 20th @ 8:45am
Meet us in the Parish Center to help distribute food to those
in our community that are in need.
Next Meeting
Thursday, February 11th @ 7pm, Parish Center
Want to sit in on a meeting and get an idea of how our ministry works? Drop by our next meeting, we would love to
have you!
Easter Basket Drive *Save the Date*
The annual Easter Basket Drive is returning for Lent! Be on
the lookout for more details in the bulletin and during Mass.
Want to get involved with the group or get more info? We’re
always open to new members!
Send an email with your name, contact info, and why you’re
interested to [email protected]
Lenten Meditation Recital by Daniel Ficarri
Wednesday, February 10th | 1:00 PM
Sacred Sounds at St. Paul’s presents Juilliard organist Daniel
Ficarri in a concert of introspective music in observance of
the Lenten season.
Ficarri will perform works by Franck, Bach, Vierne and
more, including his own Fantasia on “Wondrous Love.” No
tickets are required for this event. Donations support the restoration of the Moller Pipe Organ at St. Paul’s.
Care and Share
Thursday, February 11th
Help prepare and distribute care packages to those in need.
We will be preparing packages at the church and then heading to Penn Station to hand them out.
Tuesday, February 16th
Are you full of useless knowledge and looking to put it to
good use? Come join Apostolists for a night of trivia and
Apostolist is the Young Adult Ministry for parishioners in their
20’s & 30’s at Saint Paul’s. Visit www.apostolist.com for more
information or email [email protected]
Ice Skating with Covenant House
Sunday, February 7th | 12:30 PM
Please join us for a fun afternoon of ice skating and fellowship with the LGBT youth of Covenant House at Chelsea
Piers on Sunday, February 7. More details to follow.
GMHC Dinner Service
Friday, February 19th | 5 - 8 PM
Volunteer with other members of OSP to serve and share a
dinner with clients of New York City’s largest HIV/AIDS
Community Center. Please RSVP [email protected]
Out at St Paul (OSP) is the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
Ministry of our parish at St. Paul the Apostle in New York City,
which seeks to engage our Catholic faith through service to our
community, social activities and the exploration of Catholic spirituality. To find out more about our ministry, and to sign up for our
mailing list, head to http://www.outatstpaul.org.
School of the Blessed Sacrament
School of the Blessed Sacrament is a pre-k through eighth
grade Catholic elementary school in the heart of the upper
west side. Our well-rounded curriculum incorporates love of
God, self, and others. We integrate technology, the arts, music, and physical education to provide a liberal arts education
Melita Ensemble Ash Wednesday Concert
for the whole child. We seek to develop saints and scholars
Wednesday, February 10th | 8:00 PM
through innovative, personal learning experiences. AcceptThe Melita Ensemble is looking forward to its third concert ing applications now, with financial aid opportunities for
this season at The Church of St Paul the Apostle. Please join qualified families, contact us today at 212-724-7561
us for works by Schumann, Bach, Beethoven and more!
4 or www.sblsnyc.org.
Encyclical on the Environment
Pilgrimage of NY 2016-Year of Mercy
The top of Manhattan to the bottom of Manhattan!
Saturday, April 16
9 AM
We will be walking the length of Manhattan, visiting
churches in honor of the Year of Mercy! We will visit two
churches named after two saints who are examples of God's
Mercy: Saints Peter and Paul. Plus we will visit two churches that have designated Holy Doors for this jubilee year: St
Frances Xavier Cabrini Shrine and St Patrick's Cathedral.
This walk is a total of 13.5 total miles! Saturday, April 16,
2016 (Rain date: Saturday, September 17, 2016) 9:00 A.MOpening Prayers at The Shrine of St. Frances Xavier
Cabrini, 701 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, N.Y.
10040. 6:15 P.M-Pilgrims' Mass at The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 7 State Street, New York, N.Y. 10004.
You must register in advance at www.pofnyc.org in order to
participate in this event.
A Word from Servant of God,
Father Isaac Hecker, CSP
Founder of Paulists and
1st Pastor of our Parish
We have the encouragement of a number of bishops,
and also, we trust, the prayers, sympathy, and assistance of the faithful. We shall have to face obstacles,
opposition from friends and foes; but if we are the right
kind of men and have the virtues which such a position
as ours demands, our trials will only strengthen us and
make us the better Christians.
[From a letter to a Friend, New York, 1858, The Paulist
Vocation, p. 81]
For more information about the sainthood cause of
Fr. Isaac Hecker, go to www.paulist.org
Please remember in prayer the following Paulist Fathers, the anniversary (day/year noted) of whose death
is this week:
Charles M. Casserly* (2/1/1931), James P. Towey*
(2/1/1953), and Hugh Swift (2/2/1919).
*Denotes served at Saint Paul’s
Released on June 18, 2015, Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common House highlights several
basic teachings. First, the destruction of God’s creation, and
specifically climate change, is a moral issue. Second, there is
an integral connection between our destruction of “Mother
Earth” and the suffering of the poor, especially those in developing countries. Finally, immediate actions are required,
by individuals, who must change their lives, and by the community of nations.
Father James Martin, S.J. explores these teachings in a fourminute
v=a_lqFTYLc_4 or google “James Martin video Top 10
Things You Need to Know About Laudate Si.”
Parish Staff
Rev. Gilbert Martinez, CSP··································Pastor
Rev. Thomas Holahan, CSP·····················Associate Pastor
Deacon Waldemar Sandoval····Saint Vincent de Paul Society,
Baptismal Preparation, Homebound
Rev. Robert Collins, SJ··············Director of Adult Initiation
Sister Maria Luz Lemus, OSJ····························Sacristan
Ms. Mara Halley································Business Manager
Mr. Hernán Sanchez···········Director of Religious Education
Ms. Kathy Zirnhelt·······Welcome Center Bookstore Manager
Mr. John Znidarsic·····························Resource Manager
Mr. Javier Castro·······························Facilities Manager
Ms. Valerie Shondel····························Director of Music
Mr. Patrick Fleury·······················Administrative Assistant
Paulist Ministries
Rev. David Dwyer, CSP···················www.bustedhalo.com
Rev. Larry Rice, CSP·················www.paulist.org/vocation
5 Rev. Frank Sabatté, CSP··················www.openingsny.com
Iglesia del San Pablo el Apostol
V Domingo Ordinario - 7 DE FEBBRAIO 2016
Misa Hispana: Domingo 12:30 PM
Grupo de Oración Jueves 7 PM
Legión de María Sábado 10 am
Cura Ultraya Cursillista: Domingo 1:30 PM
Confesiones: Llame por cita
Padre Gilbert S. Martinez, CSP, Parroco
Padre Thomas Holahan, CSP, Vicario
Diacono Waldemar Sandoval
Eddie Marrero: Coro Hispano
Queridos Amigos en Cristo –
Hoy marca el comienzo de un momento muy importante para nuestra parroquia y toda la Arquidiocesis de
Nueva York. Hoy oficialmente iniciamos La Campaña Anual de Corresponsabilidad del Cardenal. Esta Campaña es importante por muchas razones, no solo para las personas necesitadas en la arquidiocesis, sino tambien para nosotros
en nuestra comunidad parroquial. Su apoyo a la Campaña ayudara a un sinnumero de personas y tendra la red de
nuestros ministerios a traves de todas nuestras parroquias.
Deben haber recibido ya –o si no, recibiran pronto- una carta del Cardenal Dolan que incluye materiales que ilustran la importancia de la Campaña del Cardenal para nuestra comunidad. La corresponsabilidad significa en parte el
vivir confiando en la generosidad del Senor, y el emplear con responsabilidad aquello que Él ha puesto a nuestro cargo. Él Cardenal Dolan les pide que participen haciendo un regalo a esta iniciativa anual.
Su regalo a la Campaña:
Apoya oficinas, ministerios y programas a traves de toda la arquidiocesis que nutren y alientan nuestro viaje
de fe;
Ayuda a educar a nuestros hijos en escuelas catolicas y programas de educacion religiosa;
Provee para nuestros sacerdotes y religiosos jubilados, dandoles el cuidado que se merecen luego de decadas
de servicio;
Ayuda a educar a nuestros futuros sacerdotes y a prepararlos
para una vida de servicio; y
Provee fondos para las Caridades Catolicas, que cuidan tiernamente a millones de personas en nuestra arquidiocesis.
La meta arquidiocesana para la Campaña del 2016 es de $20
millones. Y nuestra meta individual parroquial es de $155,000. Les
pido que consideren en oracion su donacion a la campana. Ésta campana solo sera un exito con su apoyo. Todos tenemos la capacidad en
nuestro corazon de dar segun como nos pidio Jesus.
Si desea hacer su donacion hoy, por favor complete la tarjeta de
compromiso y envíela por correo a la Oficina de la Campana, o llevela a
la oficina parroquial. Tambien puede hacer su promesa visitando
nuestra pagina web www.cardinalsappeal.org. Si necesita tiempo para
pensar sobre su regalo, tendra la oportunidad de hacer su promesa durante la Misa del Fin de Semana de Compromiso en unas semanas. Muchísimas gracias por su apoyo a la Campaña, y por favor, oren para que
sea un exito en nuestra parroquia.
La paz de Cristo sea siempre con uds – Padre Gil
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
Parish Stewardship
Thank you for your generosity!
January 31st
Faith Direct Donations $4,609
Saturday, February 6th, Saint Paul Miki
Thomas Connors
Alvin Loanzon
Sunday, February 7th, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 Gregoria Quimpo-Pyke
For the People
12:30 Rosa Rodriguez
5:15 Marie Firenze
$520 Annual Paulist Appeal
Our collection this past week was low due to blizzard attendance, so if you feel willing and able to double your
donation this week, it would be greatly appreciated.
Monday, February 8th, Saints Jerome Emiliani & Josephine
Frank Senauth
12:10 Jean Batiste Icart
Faith Direct
Fast. Pray. Give up your Envelopes! We invite you to help
your parish save money by giving up your offertory envelopes this Lent! Enrolling with Faith Direct will provide St.
Paul the Apostle with consistent support and simplify your
giving without the wasteful envelopes. Join us in giving up
envelopes this Lenten season!
Tuesday, February 9th
William F. Flynn
12:10 Settimia Donofrio
Wednesday, February 10th, Ash Wednesday
Michael Leahey
Allen J. Meier
12:10 The Parents of Draga Mickovich
Michael Kennedy
Petra Martinez
You can quickly sign up online at www.faithdirect.net using
our church code: NY539, or by mailing an enrollment form
available in the parish office.
Thursday, February 11th, Our Lady of Lourdes
Americo Del Terzo
12:10 Albert & Sara Echevarria
God Bless You,
Father Gil
Gluten-Free Communion Hosts
Friday, February 12th
Dan Barry
12:10 Rosemarie Kuntz
If you require gluten-free hosts during communion,
please talk to a priest at the back of the Church before
Mass begins. Thank you!
Saturday, February 13th
Alvin Loanzon
Thomas Economou
Become a Member of Saint Paul’s
Please fill out this form & drop it at the Welcome Center
Bookstore or place it in the collection basket. You may also
send an email to [email protected]
Let us Pray for Our Sick
John Gerosimo, Daniel Lofaso, Eve Lofaso, Sandy Lofaso,
Hazel Pedneault, Kathy Sandholm, Ethan Maldonado, Margaret Payn, Gladys Rodriguez, Maureen Tilley, Susan Kane,
Evelyn Lloyd, Michael Joseph Palmiotto, Dorothea Toker,
Robert Reese, Margaret Payne, Daniel Martin Espinoza,
Merrele Early Wanly, and Popi Stefanidis.
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Each week we ask our readers and parishioners to pray
for the sick listed in our bulletin. You can add a name
by contacting the Parish Center 212-265-3495. We will
continue to list the name of the person for two months
unless otherwise notified. The Power of Prayer is an
important part of healing.

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