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May 3, 2015
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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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Number of Tickets:______________at $80 each = $________________ Total Enclosed
Checks payable to “St. Lucy Church”
Please list below all names for whom payment is being made.
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Any questions, contact Laura Gwin (718) 882-2203 ext. 12 or Madeline Marinaccio at (718) 882-0710
Reservations must be received no later than Monday, May 4, 2015
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833 Mace Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467 718-882-0710 - 718-882-8876 (fax)
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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
May3,2015 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
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May3,2015 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 .
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May3,2015 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!
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May3,2015 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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