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If You are on Vacation
OUR HOLY REDEEMER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
HUNGER AND THIRST NEVER
TAKE A VACATION . . .
If You are on Vacation
Please Volunteer at Human Services!
19 July 2015
OUR HOLY REDEEMER
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
WHERE COMING HOME IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT!
 A PERPETUAL ADORATION PARISH 
37 SOUTH OCEAN AVENUE  FREEPORT, NEW YORK 11520
TELEPHONE: (516) 378-0665  FAX: (516) 546-1416  E-MAIL: [email protected]  WEBSITE: OHRFREEPORT.ORG

PASTOR
Rev. Douglas R. Arcoleo
ASSOCIATE PASTORS
Rev. Jose P. Quilcate
Rev. Alessandro da Luz
DEACONS
Mr. Cristobal Sanchez,
Pastoral Associate
Mr. Bruce Burnham
Mr. Francisco Cales
HUMAN SERVICES
Sister Dorothy Lynch, C.I.J.
Mr. Martinez, Director
(516) 868-8289
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Mrs. Stuhlinger, Director
Mr. Cacao, Associate Director
(516) 546-1057
Fax: (516) 546-0526
MUSIC MINISTRY
Mr. Crouse, Director
Miss Lee
Mrs. Mulé
THRIFT SHOP
Mrs. Jewels, Manager
(516) 623-3247
BUSINESS OFFICE
Mrs. Flaherty
Pastoral Business Associate
RIGHT OF CHRISTIAN
INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
Mr. Cacao, Coordinator
(516) 546-1057
SACRAMENTAL LIFE
 MASS SCHEDULE 
Saturday Vigil
5:00 P.M.  7:00 P.M. Spanish
Sunday
7:00 A.M., 8:00 A.M., 9:30 A.M., 11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M. Spanish
Weekday
Monday – Friday: 7:30 A.M. & 12:10 P.M.
Wednesday: 7:00 P.M. Spanish
First Friday: 7:00 P.M. Spanish
Saturday: 9:00 A.M.
 BAPTISM 
Every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month at 3:00 P.M.
 CONFESSION/PENANCE/RECONCILIATION 
Saturday: 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Wednesday: 6:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
or by appointment.
 ANOINTING OF THE SICK 
Offered after the 5:00 P.M. Vigil Mass
every last Saturday of the Month
or by appointment.
 MATRIMONY 
Marriages MUST be arranged at least six months
in advance. Please call one of our Priests
at the Rectory to make an appointment.
DEVOTIONS
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Every Friday after the 12:10 P.M. Mass
Miraculous Medal Novena
Every Saturday after the 9:00 A.M. Mass
SOCIETIES
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Saturday
Legion of Mary
Every Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.
Nocturnal Adoration Society
First Friday from 8:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 19 July 2015
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
(516) 378-0665
FAITH AND THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
OFFERINGS FOR THE WEEK OF 19 JULY
MASSES
 A WORD ABOUT OFFERINGS 
Monday, 20 July, Saint Apollinaris
7:30 am † Kenric Espinet, Sr. (10th Anniversary)
12:10 pm † Rose Buck
Tuesday, 21 July, Saint Lawrence of Brindisi
7:30 am † Douglas R. Fonden
12:10 pm Intentions of Bob Giannuzzi
Wednesday, 22 July, Saint Mary Magdalene
7:30 am Intentions of Father Douglas R. Arcoleo
12:10 pm † Decd. Mbrs. of the Selesky & Ferraro Families
7:00 pm Intentions of Father Alessandro da Luz
Thursday, 23 July, Saint Bridget
7:30 am Intentions of Colleen Flaherty
12:10 pm † Albino Hroncich
Friday, 24 July, Saint Sharbel Makhlūf
7:30 am † Kayla Donnelly-Smith
12:10 pm † Josephine Kluck
Saturday, 25 July, Saint James
9:00 am † Domenico & Giacoma Marasa
5:00 pm † Msgr. Francis Midura
7:00 pm † Edward Duran
Sunday, 26 July, Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
7:00 am Intentions of Pope Francis
8:00 am † Raymond Washecka
9:30 am Intentions of Dianne Ryan
In Thanksgiving to Saint Anthony
David Reilly (Anniversary Memorial)
† Cynthia Jacoby
10:00 am † Francisco de Domenico
11:30 am † Magnolia Acosta, † Luciano A. Baez
† Edna C. Collins, † Florence Iannacone
† Ernest Stoessel, † Margaret A. Thompson
1:00 pm Parishioners of Our Holy Redeemer/Freeport
During the Centenary Year (2011-2012) celebration of our
absolutely beautiful church, our Parish family came home for
Mass and we remembered one another with the flowers that
adorn the Altar, with the candles that light up the Sanctuary, with
the bread and wine that is offered, and of course in the way par
excellence, we remembered one another in the Priest’s Mass
Intention that is lifted up with the help of all of our other
remembrances! Thank you for coming home and remembering
one another! Thank you for coming home and remembering Him
Who said:
“Do this in Memory of Me!”
Our Holy Redeemer R.C. Church
recognizes
located at 187A West Merrick Road, as our
Sunday Bulletin Advertiser
of the Month
“Your support Raimo’s, feeds people with more than
just great food. It feeds people with great Faith!”
BREAD & WINE
SANCTUARY CANDLES
Adam Boitel
Linda & Larry Longua
& Family
Raimo’s Pizzeria
ALTAR FLOWERS
Father James Hansen
Please remember the following individual(s) at the Altar of Our Holy Redeemer:
NAME: ___________________________________________________________________  Living
 Deceased
OFFERING:  Bread & Wine ($20.00)   Sanctuary Candles ($33.00)   Altar Flowers ($40.00)
WEEK OF DATE: __________________________________________________________________________________________
AMOUNT SUBMITTED: ____________________________________  Cash
 Check #: ________________
OFFERED BY: (NAME):____________________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE #: _________________________________________________
 A MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR 
19 JULY 2015
KEEPING PEOPLE HEALTHY AT OUR HOLY REDEEMER PARISH OUTREACH/HUMAN SERVICES
Our Holy Redeemer’s second annual Healthy Sunday’s presentation took place on Sunday, 12 July 2015 and
brought the Good News of dedicated service to hundreds of participants. Please join me in giving thanks to
God for the many dedicated people who helped to make the day such a beautiful expression of God’s concern
for the human condition. In particular, please remember Our Holy Redeemer Parish Outreach/Human Services
Director Mr. Alfonso Martinez and Sister Dorothy Lynch, C.I.J.! Their love for God and His Church in all of her
members is expressed daily in their service that helps to keep people healthy not only on Sunday, but every
day of the year.
Please Maintain Good Health by Coming Home to Volunteer
(516) 868 - 8289
FATHER ALESSANDRO CAME HOME ON 24 JUNE 2015 TO:
37 South Ocean Avenue
AND ON 26 JULY 2015 HE IS COMING HOME TO:
175 Woodcleft Avenue
Please Join Us in Welcoming Him Home for the
HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
10:00 A.M.
NOW A WORD FROM OUR POPE
(ABOUT THE FAMILY)
POPE FRANCIS
GENERAL AUDIENCE
Saint Peter’s Square
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
The Family - 7. The Grandparents
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning!
In today’s catechesis we continue our reflection on grandparents, considering the value and importance of
their role in the family. I do so by placing myself in their shoes, because I too belong to this age group.
When I was in the Philippines, the Filipino people greeted me saying “Lolo Kiko” — meaning Grandpa Francis
— “Lolo Kiko”, they said! The first important thing to stress: it is true that society tends to discard us, but the
Lord definitely does not! The Lord never discards us. He calls us to follow Him in every age of life, and old
age has a grace and a mission too, a true vocation from the Lord. Old age is a vocation. It is not yet time to
“pull in the oars”. This period of life is different from those before, there is no doubt; we even have to
somewhat “invent it ourselves”, because our societies are not ready, spiritually and morally, to appreciate
the true value of this stage of life. Indeed, it once was not so normal to have time available; it is much more
so today. Christian spirituality has also been caught somewhat by surprise, with regard to outlining a kind of
spirituality of the elderly. But thanks be to God there is no shortage of the testimony of elderly saints, both
men and women!
I was really moved by the “Day dedicated to the
elderly” that we had here in St Peter’s Square last year,
the Square was full. I listened to the stories of elderly
people who devote themselves to others, and to
stories of married couples, who said: “We are
celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, we are
celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary”. It is
important to present this to young people who tire so
easily; the testimony of the elderly in fidelity is
important. There were so many in this Square that
day. It is a reflection to continue, in both the ecclesial
and civil spheres. The Gospel comes to meet us with a
really moving and encouraging image. It is the image of
Simeon and Anna, whom are spoken of in the Gospel of Jesus’ childhood, composed by St Luke. There were
certainly elderly, the “old man”, Simeon, and the “prophetess”, Anna, who was 84 years old. This woman did
not hide her age. The Gospel says that they awaited the coming of God every day, with great trust, for many
years. They truly wanted to see Him that day, to grasp the signs, to understand the origin. By then, they
were also perhaps more resigned to die first: that long wait, however, continued to occupy their whole life,
having no commitments more important than this: to await the Lord and pray. So, when Mary and Joseph
went to the temple to fulfil the provisions of the Law, Simeon and Anna moved quickly, inspired by the Holy
Spirit (cf. Lk 2:27). The burden of age and waiting disappeared in an instant. They recognized the Child, and
discovered new strength, for a new task: to give thanks for and bear witness to this Sign from God. Simeon
improvised a beautiful hymn of jubilation (cf. Lk 2:29-32) — in that moment he was a poet — and Anna
became the first woman to preach of Jesus: she “spoke of him to all who were looking for the redemption of
Jerusalem” (Lk 2:38).
Dear grandparents, dear elderly, let us follow in the
footsteps of these extraordinary elders! Let us too
become like poets of prayer: let us develop a taste for
finding our own words, let us once again grasp those
which teach us the Word of God. The prayer of
grandparents and of the elderly is a great gift for the
Church! The prayer of grandparents and of the elderly is a
great gift for the Church, it is a treasure! A great injection
of wisdom for the whole of human society: above all for
one which is too busy, too taken, too distracted. Someone
should also sing, for them too, sing of the signs of God,
proclaim the signs of God, pray for them! Let us look to
Benedict XVI, who chose to spend the final span of his life in prayer and listening to God! This is beautiful! A
great believer of the last century, of the Orthodox tradition, Olivier Clément, said: “A civilization which has
no place for prayer is a civilization in which old age has lost all meaning. And this is terrifying. For, above all,
we need old people who pray; prayer is the purpose of old age”. We need old people who pray because this
is the very purpose of old age. The prayer of the elderly is a beautiful thing.
We are able to thank the Lord for the benefits received, and fill the emptiness of ingratitude that surrounds
us. We are able to intercede for the expectations of younger generations and give dignity to the memory
and sacrifices of past generations. We are able to remind ambitious young people that a life without love is
a barren life. We are able say to young people who are afraid that anxiety about the future can be overcome.
We are able to teach the young who are overly self-absorbed that there is more joy in giving than in
receiving. Grandfathers and grandmothers form the enduring “chorus” of a great spiritual sanctuary, where
prayers of supplication and songs of praise sustain the community which toils and struggles in the field of
life.
Last, Prayer unceasingly purifies the heart. Praise and
supplication to God prevents the heart from becoming
hardened by resentment and selfishness. How awful is the
cynicism of an elderly person who has lost the meaning of
his testimony, who scorns the young and does not
communicate the wisdom of life! How beautiful, however,
is the encouragement an elderly person manages to pass
on to a young person who is seeking the meaning of faith
and of life! It is truly the mission of grandparents, the
vocation of the elderly. The words of grandparents have
special value for the young. And the young know it. I still
carry with me, always, in my breviary, the words my grandmother consigned to me in writing on the day of
my priestly ordination. I read them often and they do me good.
How I would like a Church that challenges the throw-away culture with the overflowing joy of a new embrace
between young and old! This is what I ask of the Lord today, this embrace!
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Joan Best
Elizabeth Daly*
J. Falco
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Tina Scalamandre*
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Linda Siani*
Bob Suchan*
C. Swanson*
Shelia Walsh*
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MONETARY WINNERS!
Louis Acerrio
Mary K. Acerrio
Corrine Addiss
The Addiss Family (2)
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M & C Amatulli
The Anglim Family (3)
Mr. & Mrs. John Anzovino
Father Douglas R. Arcoleo (2)
Thomas Barton (2)
Tom Basalone
Vida Bastien
Erika Baumgartner
Carl J. Beck
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Carmelle Belizaire
Bob & Jane Biscardi
Grace Bivona
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Maureen Borger (2)
Jerry Bracco
Barbara Brady
Stephen J. Brown (3)
R. Bruscino
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Reginald Callus
Ava Campione (2)
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Ellen Caravella (3)
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Linette Cruz
Victor Cruz
Javiar Cuartas
Ms. Shannon Curry
Elizabeth M. Daly (2)
Antarya de Garcia-Campbell
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The Dean Family (3)
Jane Dengel (3)
Diane DeSena
Eddie Dillman
Marie Mona Doublette
Phyllis & Joe Doyle
Paul Eberst (4)
Pat Eklund
Gary & Vivian Etheridge
Joseph Farrell
B. Fehrenbacher
Howard Finegan
Agnes Fiore
Heide Fitzgerald
The Fjelstad Family
Eugene Flaherty
Mary L. Foley-Chellis
Diane J. Ford (3)
William H. Ford
Foy
Dot Frahme
M. Francis (2)
Jerry Frayler (4)
Ana Fuentes
Anthony J. & V.T. Funigello
Michael Galgano
Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Gallo
Jan & Bob Garvin
William Gedarovich
P. & C. Gianferrara
Cindy Gillen (2)
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gillespie
Christine Giordano
M. Goehringer (2)
Charles Goldstein
Mary Goldstein
Gloria Grajah
Steven Grippi (3)
Al Grover
Mrs. Margaret Grupski (6)
Patricia A. Guerin
J. Guevara /M. Caceras
Denise Gunn
Ms. Joan A. Hanbury
Christine Healy
John Helmstadt (2)
Mary Hemmelman (2)
Kelly Ann & Coleen Hennessy
Maria Hernandez
Kevin & Linda Holton
John Horan
Pat Howard
Ana-Maria Hurtado (2)
Jack P. Impellizeri
Loretta Ingin
Ann Jackson
Laura Jannetto
Catherine Jewels
Mary M. Kane
P & M Kappelmier (2)
Harriet Katz
Tom Kileenl
Alicia Killen
Chris King
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MONETARY WINNERS!
Michael King
Ann & Christopher Knowd
Nancy Kosofsky (3)
Anna Kraus
Marie Kutzner
Deacon Greg La Frenaire (2)
Linda La Frenaire
Champ & Joseph La Rocca
Amanda Laky (2)
Suzanne Leacock Singleton (2)
Terry Lee
Timothy Lee (2)
Patricia Lee (2)
Marilyn Leutritz
Ellen M. Levanti
J. Licari
Agnes Lovelidge
Patricia Luna
Marge Lyland
Sister Dorothy Lynch
Matthew Lynch
Bill Maguire
Angela Maniaci
Lorraine Marchese
E. Mariscono
Lorraine M. Martin
Terry Martinez
John Mascara
Barbara & Joe Massaro
M. Mauersberger
Rosemary Mazza (2)
Mrs. Claire Mc Bride (2)
Philip J. McSweeney (2)
Bill Meyer (2)
Mary Miller
Sally Montano (2)
Sandra Morales
Jo Ann Mossy
Henry Motz
Debra Mulé (5)
George Mulholland
John Muscara
Mr. Albert W. Nicolino
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Nicolino
Steven Nicolino (2)
Kevin J. Noll
Virginia Notarstefano (2)
Brenda Nuñez
Marge Nyland (2)
Mr. & Mrs. M. O’Connor
OHR Respect Life Family
Joseph & Marion Oliver (3)
Mary A. O’Neill
Our Holy Redeemer (2)
Pat Petito
Anthony Pirro
D. Poster (3)
Kathleen B. Prag
Father Jose Quilcate
Paul Quiroz
Carol Ann Ramsook
Elizabeth Raynor
Kris Raynor
Helen Razzano
Franciney Recca
Jamie Reddington (2)
Rosine Renken
Karen Rice
L. & L. Richards (2)
Alan Richartz
Catherine Richartz (3)
C. Riso
Teresa Robles
Richard & Elaine Roman (2)
Mary Ann Ross (3)
Marc Rufa
Peter Ruiz
Susan Russo (2)
Alexandra Ryan
Dianne Ryan
Ann Marie & Phil Salta
John J. Sandhaas (2)
Joann Santino
Rose Santino
Tina Scalamandre (5)
Monique A. Schipani
Kurt Seymour
Peter Seymour
Mrs. Gerald Shelly (2)
Chuck Shields (3)
Debbie Shields (3)
Linda Shields (4)
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Susan Shields
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Ms. Maria Smith
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M & M. Spagnuolo
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Susan Stanton
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Estate of Ann Mary Streider
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FAITH AND EDUCATION
SCHOOL’S OUT: DRIVE CAREFULLY (both on and off the road)
19 July 2015 – The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time B
Sunday Readings: Jeremiah XXIII: 1-6; Ephesians II: 13-18; Saint Mark VI: 30-34
Student’s Name: ____________________________________________________
Class Day/Session: ___________________________________________________
Catechist Name: ____________________________________________________
Mass Time (Circle One): Sat: 5:00 PM  7:00 PM  Sun: 7:00 AM  8:00 AM  9:30 AM  11:30 AM  1:00 PM
GOSPEL QUESTIONS:
(Religious Education Students please answer ALL questions, cut and give to your teacher weekly. Keep the Bulletin.)
Fill in the blanks:
What did the Apostles do when they gathered together with Jesus? “When the Apostles gathered together with Jesus
They _____________________________________________________________________________________________.”
What did Jesus say to them? “Jesus said to them: ‘ ________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.’”
Where did they go? “They went _______________________________________________________________________.”
When Jesus disembarked, what did He see? “When Jesus disembarked, He saw ________________________________.”
What did Jesus compare them to? “Jesus compared them to ________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________.”
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Attention Parents: Registration (and necessary yearly re-registration) has begun at the Religious Education
Office for 2015-2016. Please call us for more information at: (516) 546-1057. Thank you.
NEWS FROM THE DE LA SALLE SCHOOL
(516) 379-8660
Our incoming fifth grade class is noteworthy for several reasons. First, it means our Class of 2019 is
completely full. Second, of the eighteen young men enrolled six will have a brother also studying at
our school. Third, the majority of the class has a Hempstead address. Up until now Freeport held
that distinction. And fourth, for the first time we will welcome a youngster from Island Park.
Although school is not in session we are still collecting Box Tops for Education! Clip then, save them, put them in an
envelope and drop the envelope in the collection basket or in the free standing
container near the statue of the Blessed Mother on the north side of the church. With
the help of the parishioners of Our Holy Redeemer we received $1,030 from this
program during the last school year. That’s not bad for little slips of paper or plastic
that would otherwise have gone in the garbage. Our goal for the coming year remains
at $1,000. Let’s surpass it again!
PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Charles Shields III
Joann Flaherty
FAITH AND FINANCES
Donald Gallant
Sheila Walsh
ff
YOUR TITHING (25 CENTS AND MORE)
IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
MASS
FIRST
COLLECTION
ENVELOPE
USERS
E-Giving
Prior to Weekend
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 am
8:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
11:30 am
1:00 pm
$ 1,312.75
$ 1,301.50
$ 1,695.99
$ 505.00
$ 1,160.25
$ 892.50
$ 1,126.00
$ 956.00
$ 1,051.25
$ 1,737.25
34
37
58
15
31
22
37
30
49
32
TOTAL
$11,738.49
345
SECOND
COLLECTION
ENVELOPE
USERS
(AIR CONDITIONING)
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
240.00
128.00
626.25
304.00
343.00
470.00
327.00
231.00
396.00
825.00
12
8
32
9
22
16
19
16
28
17
$ 3,890.25
179
SUNDAY, 11/12 JULY COLLECTION TOTAL: $15,628.74
NUMBER OF CHILDREN ENVELOPE USERS: 72
HOW 25 CENTS AND MORE
CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH
25 CENTS AND MORE, HERE ARE TWO WAYS YOU CAN DO IT:
PARISHIONER A
Offering on
Offering on
Offering on
Offering on
Offering on
21 June:
28 June:
05 July:
12 July:
19 July:
PARISHIONER B
$ 0.25
$ 0.50
$ 0.75
$ 1.00
$ 1.25
Offering on
Offering on
Offering on
Offering on
Offering on
21 June:
28 June:
05 July:
12 July:
19 July:
$0.25
$0.25
$0.25
$0.25
$0.25
Yearly individual increase: $344.50
Yearly individual increase: $13.00
If every Sunday Mass-goer followed this model
of “putting in 25 cents”, the projected increase
in our yearly collection based on 1000 Sunday
Mass-goers would be: $344,500.0
If every Sunday Mass-goer followed this model
of “putting in 25 cents”, the projected increase
in our yearly collection based on 1000 Sunday
Mass-goers would be: $13,000.00.
FAITH AND PRAYER
Please Pray for Our Priests
O God, Who made Your Only Begotten Son eternal High Priest, grant that those He has chosen
as ministers and stewards of Your mysteries may be found faithful in carrying out the ministry
they have received. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
20 July:
21 July:
22 July:
23 July:
24 July:
25 July:
26 July:
Monsignor James M. McNamara & Monsignor Joseph Curley
All Priests on Leave
Father Luis Miguel Romero Fernandez, M.Id. & Father Gilbert D. Lap
Father Daniel Opokuh Mensah & Father Richard P. Hoeming
Father Brian D. McQuade & Father Collins Andrew Adutwum
Father Donald E. Babinski & Monsignor Thomas Mulvanerty
Bishop John C. Dunne & Bishop Emil a. Wcela
and for Our Seminarians,
Heavenly Father, please grant to Your Faithful servants, the grace and
strength to carry out Your mission for the Church each day.
Keep our Seminarians close to You and continue to inspire them to
serve others in Your Holy Name. Please inspire the men You have
called to the Priesthood to respond “yes” to Your call through our Lord
Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the
Holy Spirit one God for ever and ever. Amen.
Br. Pierre Toussaint
(Alain) Guiteau, C.F.R.
Mr. Odalis Rodriguez
and Especially for Our Newly Ordained Priests!
Father Jeff Yildirmaz
Saint Aidan Parish
Williston Park
Father James Hansen
Saint Agnes Cathedral Parish
Rockville Centre
Father Sean Magaldi
Father Alessandro da Luz
Saint Patrick Parish
Smithtown
Our Holy Redeemer Parish
Freeport
Father Andrew Garnett
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
West Islip
Photos courtesy of Gregory A. Shemitz and the Catholic Ministries Appeal.
“Looking for a Miracle?”
Well, so is
Venerable Father Anthony Vincent Gallo
Diocesan Priest, Oblate of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart
Montforte Irpino
11 January 1899 – 2 May 1934
For more information please visit: www.fathergallo.com
MORE FAITH AND PRAYER
Please
Pray for:
Please Pray for our beloved deceased:
THOMAS TOBIAS
READINGS FOR
26 July 2015
THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME

1st Reading: II Kings IV: 42-44
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145
2nd Reading: Ephesians IV: 1-6
Gospel: Saint John VI: 1-15
Peter Anglim, Lorraine Avitabile, Doris Jean Baptiste,
Jayne Biscardi, Joseph Garry Brisson, Warren P. Cochol,
Barbara Costante, Cathleen Cumins, Brunhilda Cuniglio,
Laura D., Arvin De La Rosa, Samantha Lynn Dougherty,
Wendy Eager, Guillermo Ferreira, Edmund Haegele, Michael H.,
Jack Impellizeri, L. Jacques, Linda A. Kane, Richard Laudman,
Nancy Jean Lee, Barbara McEneaney, Kieran Monahan,
Amanda Mucaria, William Myers, Denis Preziosi,
Kathleen Randall, Lidiana Santiago, Marie Sheridan,
John Sturmer, Sharon Trabbold, Thelma Waldo,
Christopher West, Gerry Wright
… and please call the Rectory if you know anyone
in serious need of prayers. The names will remain
on our prayer list for four weeks. Thank you.
Scripture Reflection
What makes a good shepherd? The readings today help us to arrive at the correct answer. The
prophet Jeremiah (See Jeremiah 23:1-6) defines not a good shepherd, but a bad one: He scatters
the flock, and causes division. He cares for himself, not for the flock. Then, God promises good
shepherds that will care for the flock and keep it safe. The Psalmist likewise, feels safe, secure,
rested, and well fed—why? The Lord Himself is His Shepherd. Jesus is the Good Shepherd
promised by Jeremiah and sensed by the Psalmist. We see Him tired, overwhelmed, wanting a bit
of well-earned rest for Himself and His disciples, but instead, when He sees the crowd, His heart is
moved with pity and He begins to teach them many things. (See Psalm 23 and Mark 6:30-34) How
do we measure as shepherds? Remember, Jesus lives in us. Do we scatter the flock, and cause
division? Do we care for ourselves and not for others? Or, do we truly care for God’s people and
keep it safe? Is our heart moved to pity when we see those who need the Lord? Do we do something about it?
THE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES NEED YOUR PRAYERS
Thomas Burkart, Ensign Frank Chavez, Capt. Thomas Collins III, Anthony Costante, Tyler Daly,
Juan Diaz, Ryan Dugan, Michael George Gonzalez, Daniel Ingin, Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, Susana Ladino,
Sgt. Ramon Marrero, Pvt. Jack McKnight, John Mediate, Sgt. Kelvin O. Melara, Airman 1st Class Jerome Miles,
Lt. Cmdr. Colleen Minihan, Maj. Paul Minihan, Sebastian Moreno, Sean Joseph Mormon, Sgt. Allyson Parla,
Petty Officer Floyd A. Rivera, Sgt. Sammy Rodriguez, Benjamin Rhodes, Edwin Sandoval, Doug Schambert,
Paul Seiden, Luis Sic, Capt. John Talafuse, Lt. Matthew Talibon, Corp. Daniel Vargas, CPO William A. Vega,
Capt. Johnetta Washington, Anthony Williams, Sgt. 1st Class Lynroy Williams; Lt. Cmdr. Brad Younger
Please pray in thanksgiving for the following who recently received the Sacrament of Baptism.
Brianna Giselle Araya, Jayden Anthony Barrera, Anissa Zara Branche, Kemani Javon Cazaubon,
Natalie Sophia Joseph, Benjamin Pizarro, Salome Pizarro, Mia Rose Rodriquez, Natalia Skye Roberts,
Keona Denzelle Samuda, Sophia Evelyn Smith, Henry Villeda, Jr.
FAITH AND EDUCATION
WITH WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS
(Excerpted from a Meeting with Educators in Ecuador)
Here, in this university setting, it would be worthwhile reflecting on the way we educate about this earth of
ours, which cries out to heaven.
Our academic institutions are seedbeds, places
full of possibility, fertile soil to be cared for,
cultivated and protected. Fertile soil thirsting
for life.
My question to you, as educators, is this: Do
you watch over your students, helping them to
develop a critical sense, an open mind capable
of caring for today’s world? A spirit capable of
seeking new answers to the varied challenges
that society sets before humanity today? Are you able to encourage them not to disregard the world
around them, what is happening all over? Can you encourage them to do that? To make that possible, you
need to take them outside the university lecture hall; their minds need to leave the classroom, their hearts
must go out of the classroom. Does our life, with its uncertainties, its mysteries and its questions, find a
place in the university curriculum or different academic activities? Do we enable and support a
constructive debate which fosters dialogue in the pursuit of a more humane world? Dialogue, that bridge
word, that word which builds bridges.
One avenue of reflection involves all of us, family, schools and teachers. How do we help our young people
not to see a university degree as synonymous with higher status, with more money or social prestige? It is
not synonymous with that. How can we help make their education a mark of greater responsibility in the
face of today’s problems, the needs of the poor, concern for the environment?
I also have a question for you, dear students who are here. You are Ecuador’s present and future, the
ones who must stir things up. You are the seedbed of your society’s future growth. Do you realize that this
time of study is not only a right, but also a privilege which you have? How many of your friends, known or
unknown, would like to have a place in this house but, for various reasons, do not? To what extent do our
studies help us and bring us to feel solidarity with them? Ask these questions, dear students.
Educational communities play a fundamental role, an
essential role in the enrichment of civic and cultural life. Be
careful! It is not enough to analyze and describe reality:
there is a need to shape environments of creative thinking,
discussions which develop alternatives to current problems,
especially today. We need to move to the concrete.
Faced with the globalization of a technocratic paradigm
which tends to believe “that every increase in power means
an increase of progress itself, an advance in security,
usefulness, welfare and vigor; …an assimilation of new
values into the stream of culture, as if reality, goodness and truth automatically flow from technological
and economic power as such” (Laudato Si’, 105), it is urgent today for you, for me, for everyone, to keep
reflecting on and talking about our current situation. And I am saying urgent that we be motivated to think
about the culture, the kind of culture we want not only for ourselves, but for our children and our
grandchildren. We have received this earth as an inheritance, as a gift, in trust. We would do well to ask
ourselves: “What kind of world do we want to leave behind? What meaning or direction do we want to give
to our lives? Why have we been put here? What is the purpose of our work and all our efforts?”
(cf. Laudato Si’, 160). Why are we studying?
Personal initiatives are always necessary and good. But we
are asked to go one step further: to start viewing reality in
an organic and not fragmented way, to ask about where we
stand in relation to others, inasmuch as “everything is
interconnected” (Laudato Si’, 138). There is no right to
exclusion.
As a university, as educational institutions, as teachers and
students, life itself challenges us to answer these two
questions: What does this world need us for? Where is your
brother?
May the Holy Spirit inspire and accompany us, for he has summoned us, invited us, given us the
opportunity and the duty to offer the best of ourselves. He is the same Spirit who on the first day of
creation moved over the waters, ready to transform them, ready to bestow life. He is the same Spirit who
gave the disciples the power of Pentecost. The Spirit does not abandon us. He becomes one with us, so that
we can encounter paths of new life. May he, the Spirit, always be our companion and our teacher along the
way. Thank you very much.
FAITH AND GOVERNMENT
WITH WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS
(Excerpted from a Meeting with Government Authorities & the Diplomatic Corps in Paraguay)
“… A people which forgets its own past, its history and its roots, has no
future, it is a dull people. Memory, if it is firmly based on justice and rejects
hatred and all desire for revenge, makes the past a source of inspiration for
the building of a future of serene coexistence. It also makes us realize the
tragedy and pointlessness of war. Let there be an end to wars between
brothers! Let us always build peace! A peace which grows stronger day by
day, a peace which makes itself felt in everyday life, a peace to which each
person contributes by seeking to avoid signs of arrogance, hurtful words,
contemptuousness, and instead by working to foster understanding,
dialogue and cooperation. …
… In every sector of society, but above all in public service, there is a need to reaffirm that dialogue is the
best means of promoting the common good, on the basis of a culture of encounter, respect and
acknowledgment of the legitimate differences and opinions of others. In the effort to overcome a spirit of
constant conflict, unity is always better than conflict; convictions born of ideology or partisan interest
should blend advantageously with love of the country and its people. That love must be the incentive to
increased administrative transparency and unceasing efforts to combat corruption. …”
Once Again the Knights of Columbus (Archbishop Molloy Council #1974)
is happy to sponsor Our Holy Redeemer’s Annual Parish
8 August 2015
11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Waterfront Park
(South End of South Long Beach Avenue)
Children < 5 years young: FREE; ages 6 to 17: $10.00; Adults: $15.00, Seniors: $10.00, Family: $40.00
Cost includes: Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, corn, salads, desserts and beverages.
Come Out and Have a Day of Fun
and Support the Knights of Columbus!
For more information (or if you are interested in becoming a Knight) please call Ronnie Flood at (516) 325-3031
Una vez más los Caballeros de Colón (Consejo #1974 Arzobispo Molloy) se complace
en patrocinar la Barbacoa Anual de la Parroquia de Nuestro Santo Redentor
su
8 de Agosto de 2015
11:00 A.M. a 5:00 P.M.
Parque del Waterfront
(Al final Sur de la Avenida Sur Long Beach)
Niños < de 5 años: GRATIS; edades de 6 a 17: $10.00; Adultos $15.00, Ancianos: $10.00; Familia: $40.00
El costo incluye: Hamburguesas, perros calientes, pollos, costillas, shish kabob,
maíz, ensaladas y refrescos.
¡Venga y disfrute de un Día Divertido
y apoye a los Caballeros de Colón!
Para más información (o si usted está interesado en hacerse Caballero) por favor llame
al Diácono Cristóbal Sánchez al (516) 378-0665 durante horas de oficina.
Respect Life
You are cordially invited to join
the Respect Life Group in praying the
Rosary for Life
(the life of our loved ones, the persecuted, the military, and everyone)
at the next Respect Life Group Meeting
Monday, 20 July 2015
at 7:30 pm in the Lower Church!
A planning meeting will follow the Rosary.
All are Welcome!
LEGION OF MARY
Every Saturday
at 8:30 A.M.
we gather together
in the
‘Absolutely Beautiful’
The worldwide Legion of Mary has been called
“a miracle of these modern times.”
PLEASE JOIN US
every Wednesday at 7:15 P.M.
Church
Of
Our Holy Redeemer
and
in the Rectory Basement
Pray the Rosary
For information please call: Sheila Walsh, President
at (516) 379–9028
Please join us!
The Life Center is Growing . . . Come Join Our Team!
We are searching to fill new staff positions in the following Centers:
 Hempstead: a part time bilingual staff person, Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. required
 Massapequa: a full time staff person mon-fri
 Riverhead: a full-time staff person mon-fri
Skills to Include: Managing, Planning, Organizing, Strong Communication,
Supervising, Training, and Developing Volunteer Teams.
Overall Expectation: To ensure that the team provides educational support and counseling to women and
their families enabling them to make an informed decision about their pregnancy in hopes of choosing life
for their baby. College degrees preferred and MSW a plus. Salaries to be discussed.
Please send resume to: Gloria Schreiber at 35 E. Willow Street, Massapequa, NY 11758 or email: [email protected]
OUR HOLY REDEEMER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
presents the return of
7:00 P.M.
175 Woodcleft Avenue, "Home of the Waterfront Mass"
After last season’s exciting performance on the Mile...THESE THREE
TENORS were the most requested show to return to the Waterfront
this summer. Michael Crouse, Rinaldo Toglia, and Thomas Stallone
will be back with their powerful voices and dynamic personalities
to entertain and thrill you with an assortment of medleys from "Les
Miserable/Phantom", to "A Tribute to Frank Sinatra", to a variety
of "Americana" songs ... as well as many other favourites from their
recent "Most Requested" CD.
An inspirational work by Jason Robert Brown, under the stage
direction of Nicolas Ashe (with two years on the National Tour
of "Lion King") and the musical direction of Tyler Mason-Draffe.
After experiencing their finale performance at our 17 June
concert, we can't wait to see and hear the rest!
The Our Holy Redeemer Choir and soloists return to close this
Season’s concert series with an array of both Sacred and secular
songs - each with a special message. They will be joined by the
“Greater Voices of Praise Choir” from the Greater Second Baptist
Church of Freeport. Don't miss a special guest appearance by our
new Associate Pastor, Father Alessandro da Luz, who will join in
singing selections from South Pacific, Sister Act, The Sound of
Music, and Carousel!
This Concert Series is produced by Michael Crouse, Music Director at Our Holy Redeemer, with full cooperation and support of
Our Holy Redeemer’s Pastor, Father Douglas Arcol eo, the Church, and Al Grover’s generous donation of this great location.
 A MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR 
WOULD YOU HELP "GIVE US A
$40,000.00
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G
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P
?
$30,000.00
LIFT"
?
Shortly before Christmas 2014, Our Holy Redeemer's outdoor lift became
inoperable. And while it could be repaired (again) at a cost of a few thousand
dollars, I have decided, after going “up and down” that route a few times before,
that Our Holy Redeemer has spent enough money on repairs and that it makes more
(dollars and) sense to replace it an estimated cost (based on the figures of three
proposals) of $40,000.00. In order to help offset that cost, the Parish has reached
out to (and is waiting to hear from) Nassau County, the Village of Freeport, and
private charitable organizations that grant funds for services that assist the elderly
and disabled. Any assistance you can provide will literally give us a lift!
The following people have begun to lift us up:
$20,000.00
$15,000.00
$11,000.00
$10,000.00
Arnold Gallo, William Gallo, The Village of Freeport, the Friends of
Angie Cullin, Alan and Cathy Richartz, John Anzovino, Margaret
Nyland, Diana Gibson, Our Holy Redeemer Parishioners who
participate in the “Oceanside Christopher Federal Credit Union
Parish Revenue Sharing Program”, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Shorak, Gloria
Di Brizzi, Gloria Cintorino, Barbara and Raymond Burkart, Carol
Sparaco, Ann Kelly, Doreen and Donald Smith, Angela and Donald
Valone, Joseph F. Mercurio, Charles and Deborah Shields, Court
Stella Maris #822 Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Adele and
Bob Dzienius, Ellie and Harold Mahony, Angela and Peter Ruiz,
Widow & Widowers Club, Richard Roman, In Memory of Maria
Arroyo, In Memory of Elizabeth O’Sullivan, The Nocturnal Adoration
Society, Linda Assaf, Phyllis and Joe Doyle, Tina Scalamandre, Rita
Barry, Clara H. Lomangino, Donald W. Suchan
With their help we raised nearly $15,000! And with help from you, people on the
lift will soon be raised up too!

OUR HOLY REDEEMER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Yes, I would like to help give Our Holy Redeemer “a LIFT!”
Please deposit your donation with this form in the Sunday Offertory basket or drop it off at the Rectory, Monday through Saturday
from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Checks should be made payable to Our Holy Redeemer Parish). Thank you!
Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone #: _______________________________________________  Cell
 Home
Donation Amount: __________________________________________  Cash
 Check #: _________________
IGLESIA R. C. DE NUESTRO SANTO REDENTOR
los invita a su
ESCUELA BÍBLICA DE VACACIONES
SIGUIENDO AL HIJO...
… ¡Venga a Nosotros Tu Reino!
17 Agosto - 21 Agosto, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
para Estudiantes de Pre-K al 6to.
Se necesitan Consejeros Juveniles del 7mo grado en adelante
$30 por estudiante  $15 por Consejero Juvenil  $75 como máximo por familia
ESCUELA BÍBLICA DE VACACIONES DE LA PARROQUIA DE NUESTRO SANTO REDENTOR / 17 DE AGOSTO – 21 DE AGOSTO DE 2015
Apellido: ____________________________________________________ Teléfono #:____________________________
Nombre(s) de Niño(s):_____________________________________ Grado(s) en Septiembre:______________________
# de Niños _____ x $30 cada uno + # Consejeros Juv. ____ x $15 = $____________ ($75 máx por familia) adjunto
Devuelva cheque pagable a: Our Holy Redeemer Religious Education, 87 Pine Street, Freeport, New York 11520
Para más información llame a Joanne Stuhlinger al (516) 546-1057
OUR HOLY REDEEMER R.C. CHURCH
Invites you to
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
FOLLOW THE SON…
… Thy Kingdom Come!
17 August – 21 August 2015
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
For students entering Grades Pre-K through 6th.
Junior Counselors needed 7th Grade and above.
$30/child  $15/Jr. Counselor  $75 Family Maximum
OUR HOLY REDEEMER PARISH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL/17 AUGUST – 21 AUGUST 2015
Family Name:_______________________________________________ Telephone #:____________________________
Child(ren) Name(s):________________________________________ Grade(s) in September:______________________
# Children _____ x $30 each + # Jr. Counselors ____ x $15 = $____________ ($75 family max) enclosed
Return with check payable to: Our Holy Redeemer Religious Education, 87 Pine Street, Freeport, New York 11520
Questions? Please contact Joanne Stuhlinger, Director, Religious Education @ (516) 546-1057
 MENSAJE DEL PASTOR 
19 DE JULIO DE 2015
¿PODRÁ CONTINUAR LA PRIMERA SONRISA?
Desde mi llegada el 25 de junio de 2008 como décimo Pastor de la Parroquia de Nuestro Santo Redentor
(de paso: “Me gustaría dar gracias a todos los que me ayudaron a conmemorar mi séptimo
aniversario el 25 de junio de 2015 con un aumento de 25 Centavos Más en su Ofrenda semanal.
Esos 25 Centavos están haciendo una diferencia)
hemos orado con regularidad por un aumento a las Vocaciones al Sacerdocio. Durante estos años, esas oraciones
nos han traído más de 25 Centavos Más por Semana y las muchas cosas que se pagan con ellos; esas oraciones
nos han traído Seminaristas que iban en camino a ser sacerdotes, Sacerdotes que fueron a Roma para estudios
adicionales, y Obispos que fueron a casa a Dios. ¡Sin embargo, nunca antes de la llegada del Padre Alessandro
nuestras oraciones por un aumento en las vocaciones nos habían traído a un Sacerdote recién ordenado! Así
escribió el Reverendísimo William F. Murphy, Obispo de Rockville Centre, en una carta que le escribió al Padre
Alessandro cinco días antes de ordenarlo como Sacerdote:
“Me complazco en nombrarle como Pastor Asociado de la Iglesia de Nuestro Santo Redentor en
Freeport, donde el Reverendo Douglas Arcoleo sirve como Pastor. Esta asignación comienza el
miércoles 24 de junio de 2015 a las doce del día, hasta Junio del 2020.”
La primera asignación del Padre Alessandro comenzó el 24 de junio de 2015 tal como
Monseñor Murphy dijo. Y desde entonces él ha dicho su primera Misa en Nuestro Santo
Redentor, escuchado sus primeras confesiones, ungido a su primer moribundo en Nuestro
Santo Redentor, pasado su primer día “de Turno” en Nuestro Santo Redentor y ha hecho
su primera presentación como Sacerdote en la Milla Náutica. En todas estas cosas, y en
más, nuestro recientemente ordenado Sacerdote le ha dado un impulso a nuestra
Parroquia.
Por favor ore porque el gozo de ser Sacerdote continúe con él mucho tiempo después de
sus “primeros deberes”: y que la sonrisa con la que comenzó pueda continuar.

SÍ, LA PRIMERA SONRISA PUEDE CONTINUAR
ASIGNACIONES:
REVERENDO JOHN P. DRAB
Nació: 29 Junio 1920
Ordenado: 15 Junio 1946
Murió: 01 Julio 2015
06 Jul 1946
26 Sep 1946
30 Sep 1953
17 Dic 1958
18 Feb 1960
27 Jun 1964
30 Ene 1969
08 Mar 1971
01 Ene 1976
25 Jun 1982
26 Ago 1984
01 Abr 1994
Capellán del Campo Claver en Wading River
Pastor Asociado de Nuestro Santo Redentor en Freeport
Capellán del Hogar Florecita de la Providencia en Wading River
Administrador Temp. de la Iglesia S. Juan Bautista en Wading River
Pastor Asociado de la Iglesia de San Andrés en Sag Harbor
Miembro diocesano de Asuntos Inter raciales
Administrador de la Iglesia de San Antonio en Oceanside
Delegado – al Decanato de Nuestra Señora Estrella del Mar
Pastor de la Iglesia de San Antonio en Oceanside
Pastor de la Iglesia de San Andrés en Sag Harbor
Pastor Asociado de la Iglesia de San Felipe y San Santiago
Jubilación
AHORA UN MENSAJE DE NUESTRO PAPA
(ACERCA DE LA FAMILIA)
PAPA FRANCISCO
AUDIENCIA GENERAL
Plaza San Pedro
Miércoles, 11 Marzo de 2015
La Familia - 7. Sobre Los Abuelos
Queridos hermanos y hermanas, ¡buenos días!
En la catequesis de hoy continuamos la reflexión sobre los abuelos, considerando el valor y la importancia de
su papel en la familia. Lo hago identificándome con estas personas, porque también yo pertenezco a esta
franja de edad.
Cuando estuve en Filipinas, el pueblo filipino me saludaba diciendo: «Lolo Kiko» — es decir, abuelo
Francisco—, «Lolo Kiko», decían. Una primera cosa es importante subrayar: es verdad que la sociedad
tiende a descartarnos, pero ciertamente el Señor no. El Señor no nos descarta nunca. Él nos llama a seguirlo
en cada edad de la vida, y también la ancianidad contiene una gracia y una misión, una verdadera vocación
del Señor. La ancianidad es una vocación. No es aún el momento de «abandonar los remos en la barca».
Este período de la vida es distinto de los anteriores, no cabe duda; debemos también un poco
«inventárnoslo», porque nuestras sociedades no están preparadas, espiritual y moralmente, a dar al mismo,
a este momento de la vida, su valor pleno. Una vez, en efecto, no era tan normal tener tiempo a disposición;
hoy lo es mucho más. E incluso la espiritualidad cristiana fue pillada un poco de sorpresa, y se trata de
delinear una espiritualidad de las personas ancianas. Pero gracias a Dios no faltan los testimonios de santos
y santas ancianos.
Me emocionó mucho la «Jornada para los ancianos» que realizamos aquí en la plaza de San Pedro el año
pasado, la plaza estaba llena. Escuché historias de ancianos que se entregan por los demás, y también
historias de parejas de esposos, que decían: «Cumplimos 50 años de matrimonio, cumplimos 60 años de
matrimonio». Es importante hacerlo ver a los jóvenes que se cansan enseguida; es importante el testimonio
de los ancianos en la fidelidad. Y en esta plaza había muchos ese día. Es una reflexión que hay que
continuar, en ámbito tanto eclesial como civil. El Evangelio viene a nuestro encuentro con una imagen muy
hermosa, conmovedora y alentadora. Es la imagen de Simeón y Ana, de quienes se habla en el Evangelio de
la infancia de Jesús escrito por san Lucas. Eran ciertamente ancianos, el «viejo» Simeón y la «profetisa» Ana
que tenía 84 años. Esta mujer no escondía su edad. El Evangelio dice que esperaba la venida de Dios cada
día, con gran fidelidad, desde hacía largos años. Querían precisamente verlo ese día, captar los signos, intuir
el inicio. Tal vez estaban un poco resignados, a este punto, a morir antes: esa larga espera continuaba
ocupando toda su vida, no tenían compromisos más importantes que este: esperar al Señor y rezar. Y,
cuando María y José llegaron al templo para cumplir las disposiciones de la Ley, Simeón y Ana se movieron
por impulso, animados por el Espíritu Santo (cf. Lc 2, 27). El peso de la edad y de la espera desapareció en un
momento. Ellos reconocieron al Niño, y descubrieron una nueva fuerza, para una nueva tarea: dar gracias y
dar testimonio por este signo de Dios. Simeón improvisó un bellísimo himno de júbilo (cf. Lc 2, 29-32) —fue
un poeta en ese momento — y Ana se convirtió en la primera predicadora de Jesús: «hablaba del niño a
todos lo que aguardaban la liberación de Jerusalén» (Lc 2, 38).
Queridos abuelos, queridos ancianos,
pongámonos en la senda de estos ancianos
extraordinarios. Convirtámonos también
nosotros un poco en poetas de la oración:
cultivemos el gusto de buscar palabras
nuestras, volvamos a apropiarnos de las que
nos enseña la Palabra de Dios. La oración de
los abuelos y los ancianos es un gran don
para la Iglesia. La oración de los ancianos y
los abuelos es don para la Iglesia, es una
riqueza. Una gran inyección de sabiduría
también para toda la sociedad humana: sobre
todo para la que está demasiado atareada,
demasiado ocupada, demasiado distraída.
Alguien debe incluso cantar, también por ellos, cantar los signos de Dios, proclamar los signos de Dios, rezar
por ellos. Miremos a Benedicto XVI, quien eligió pasar en la oración y en la escucha de Dios el último período
de su vida. ¡Es hermoso esto! Un gran creyente del siglo pasado, de tradición ortodoxa, Olivier Clément,
decía: «Una civilización donde ya no se reza es una civilización donde la vejez ya no tiene sentido. Y esto es
aterrador, nosotros necesitamos ante todo ancianos que recen, porque la vejez se nos dio para esto».
Necesitamos ancianos que recen porque la vejez se nos dio precisamente para esto. La oración de los
ancianos es algo hermoso.
Podemos dar gracias al Señor por los beneficios recibidos y llenar el vacío de la ingratitud que lo rodea.
Podemos interceder por las expectativas de las nuevas generaciones y dar dignidad a la memoria y a los
sacrificios de las generaciones pasadas. Podemos recordar a los jóvenes ambiciosos que una vida sin amor es
una vida árida. Podemos decir a los jóvenes miedosos que la angustia del futuro se puede vencer. Podemos
enseñar a los jóvenes demasiado enamorados de sí mismos que hay más alegría en dar que en recibir. Los
abuelos y las abuelas forman el «coro» permanente de un gran santuario espiritual, donde la oración de
súplica y el canto de alabanza sostienen a la comunidad que trabaja y lucha en el campo de la vida.
La oración, por último, purifica incesantemente el corazón. La alabanza y la súplica a Dios previenen el
endurecimiento del corazón en el resentimiento y en el egoísmo. Cuán feo es el cinismo de un anciano que
perdió el sentido de su testimonio, desprecia a los jóvenes y no comunica una sabiduría de vida. En cambio,
cuán hermoso es el aliento que el anciano logra transmitir al
joven que busca el sentido de la fe y de la vida. Es
verdaderamente la misión de los abuelos, la vocación de los
ancianos. Las palabras de los abuelos tienen algo especial para
los jóvenes. Y ellos lo saben. Las palabras que mi abuela me
entregó por escrito el día de mi ordenación sacerdotal aún las
llevo conmigo, siempre en el breviario, y las leo a menudo y me
hace bien.
¡Cuánto quisiera una Iglesia que desafía la cultura del descarte
con la alegría desbordante de un nuevo abrazo entre los jóvenes
y los ancianos! Y esto es lo que hoy pido al Señor, este abrazo.
El comenzó a Enseñarles Muchas Cosas
El comenzó a Enseñarles Muchas Cosas
Los Diez Mandamientos Explicados por el Catecismo
Los Diez Mandamientos Explicados por el Catecismo
2586 Los Salmos alimentan y expresan la oración del pueblo de Dios como asamblea, con ocasión de las grandes fiestas en Jerusalén y los
sábados en las sinagogas. Esta oración es indisociablemente individual y comunitaria; concierne a los que oran y a todos los hombres; brota de la
Tierra santa y de las comunidades de la Diáspora, pero abarca a toda la creación; recuerda los acontecimientos salvadores del pasado y se
extiende hasta la consumación de la historia; hace memoria de las promesas de Dios ya realizadas y espera al Mesías que les dará cumplimiento
definitivo. Los Salmos, recitados por Cristo en su oración y que en Él encuentran su cumplimiento, continúan siendo esenciales en la oración de su
Iglesia (cf Institución general de la Liturgia de las Horas, 100-109).
 Oremos 
LECTURAS PARA EL
(Por los Hombres y Mujeres en las Fuerzas Armadas)
Ensign Frank Chavez, Cpt. Thomas Collins III, Anthony Costante,
Tyler Daly, Juan Diaz, Ryan Dugan, Michael G. Gonzalez, Daniel Ingin,
Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, Susana Ladino, Sgt. Ramon Marrero,
Pvt. Jack McKnight, John Mediate, Airman 1st Class Jerome Miles,
Lt. Cmdr. Colleen Minihan, Maj. Paul Minihan, Sebastian Moreno,
Sean Joseph Mormon, Sgt. Allyson Parla, Petty Officer Floyd A. Rivera,
Benjamin Rhodes, Sgt. Sammy Rodriguez, Edwin Sandoval,
Doug Schambert, Paul Seidon, Luis Sic, PFC Ashley Sumner,
Capt. John Talafuse, Lt. Matthew Talibon, Corp. Daniel Vargas,
CPO William A. Vega, Capt. Johnetta Washington, Anthony Williams,
Sgt. 1st Class Lynroy Williams, Lt. Cmdr. Brad Younger
26 de Julio de 2015
XVII Domingo Ordinario
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1ra Lectura: II Reyes 4, 42-44
Salmo Responsorial: Salmo 145
2da Lectura: Efesios 4, 1-6
Evangelio: San Juan 6, 1-15
Reflexioón Semanal
¿Qué define a un buen pastor? Las lecturas de hoy nos ayudan a llegar a la conclusión correcta.
El profeta Jeremías (Vea Jeremías 23:1-6) define no a un buen pastor, sino a un pastor malo:
Éste dispersa el rebaño ocasionando divisiones. Cuida de sí mismo, no del rebaño. Entonces,
Dios promete buenos pastores que cuidarán del rebaño y lo apacentarán, manteniéndolo a
salvo. El salmista, se siente seguro y salvo, descansado y bien alimentado--¿por qué? Porque el
Señor mismo es su pastor. Jesús es el buen pastor prometido por Jeremías y sentido por el
salmista. En el evangelio de hoy lo vemos extenuado, deseando un poco de bien merecido
descanso para sí mismo y sus discípulos, pero en vez de eso, cuando ve la numerosa multitud se
compadece de ellos y comienza a enseñarles muchas cosas. (Vea el Salmo 22 y Marcos 6:30-34)
¿Cómo nos medimos como pastores? Recuerde, Jesús vive en nosotros. ¿Dispersamos al
rebaño, ocasionando división? ¿Cuidamos de nosotros mismos y no de otros? ¿O, de veras
cuidamos por el pueblo de Dios y lo mantenemos seguro y a salvo? ¿Se nos compadece el corazón cuando vemos a los
que necesitan al Señor? ¿Hacemos algo en cuanto a ello?
PROGRAMA SUPLEMENTAL DE ALIMENTOS
Para mujeres embarazadas y postparto por 6 meses, infantes y para niños hasta los 5 años de familias con bajo ingreso.
Proveemos asistencia de alimentos, educación nutricional y evaluación de salud. Le damos referencia a médicos y agencias de servicios humanos.
LLAME al 516-377-0157 o VENGA A NUESTRA OFICINA. Caridades Católicas: Programa WIC, 38 Saint John’s Place, Freeport, N. Y. 11520
¡Atención Padres o guardianes de familia, La oficina de educación religiosa está aceptando registraciones para los
grados de Pre kindergarten y kindergarten hasta octavo grado (Pre-K & K, no cuentan para Primera Sta. Comunión).
También se recomienda muy fuertemente de que los estudiantes que ya recibieron su primera Sta. Comunión sean
registrados anualmente para los grados correspondientes hasta que reciban su Confirmación y de que no eviten la catequesis
en los años tempranos. Atentamente, - Oficina de Educación Religiosa.
LA VIRGEN MARÍA VISITA TU HOGAR
Este grupo visita los hogares con
la imagen de la Virgen de Fátima
para rezar el Rosario con la familia
tan a menudo como lo deseen. Si
desea que lo visiten a usted o a su
familia o amistades, favor llame a
Berta al (516) 379-8270 o a
Gresmy al (516) 670-2687.
Grupo Carismático Cristo Vive
Lo invita a acompañarlos
todos los domingos de 7:30
a 9:00 P.M. en el Auditorio.
El grupo Cristo Vive visita
los hogares de las personas
que no pueden salir. Favor
llamar a Cándido Bran al
(516)
852-4320
para
información.
GRUPO SANTO REDENTOR
Acompáñenos
los
martes de 7:00 P.M.
a 9:00 P.M. en el
sótano de la Escuela.
Para más información
por favor llame a
Ivette Vasquez al
(516) 469-9559.
LIKE SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD
The Apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to
them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” People were coming and going in
great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves
to a deserted place. … When Jesus disembarked and saw the vast crowd, His heart was moved with pity
for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.” Saint Mark VI: 30-34
Directions: Find the words below from
today’s Scripture reading in the puzzle.
Words can go horizontally, vertically, and
diagonally in all directions (as shown).
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