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Sharing Christ

Please join us for Part 3, “Sharing Christ” of the Christ life Program. We will meet on Sundays at 1:30 pm in the Guadalupe Room, beginning January 20th through March 10th. For more information, contact Vanessa  Hiraldo at vhiraldo01@gmail.com.

Newly Married Couples

To support and celebrate Catholic marriages in the Archdiocese of New York for World Marriage Day (Feb 10, 2019) and during National Marriage Week (Feb 7- Valentine’s Day), the Family Life Office is hosting a Wine and Cheese Gathering, “Unpacking the Mystery of Marriage” on Friday evening, Feb 8th, at St. Joseph’s Seminary (7-9pm) for couples in their first year of marriage.  Assuring fun, fellowship and faith, this evening gathering of newly married couples will focus on their period of accompaniment as they discover what it means to fully participate in the mystery of Marriage.

Fr. Matthew Ernest, Director of Liturgical Foundation at St. Joseph’s Seminary, will lead a discussion on the period of accompaniment and what it means to fully participate in the mystery of Marriage. For questions, please contact Joan Brisson, Marriage Ministries Coordinator of the Family Life Office, at joan.brisson@archny.org or (646) 794-3190.

Flu Concerns

Due to concerns about the Flu virus, many parishioners may be wondering if they should refrain from shaking hands during the sign of peace at Mass.  It is important to emphasize that the invitation to offer the sign of peace permits the individual parishioner to choose how that sign will be expressed.  For example, some parishioners may choose to wave their hands or nod their heads as a sign of peace. While shaking hands is not obligatory, it is another acceptable expression of the sign of peace. Use your judgment in offering a sign of peace that you are comfortable with. If someone is infected with the flu it is suggested that they offer a sign of peace with a wave of their hand or a nod of their head. The faithful are also advised to practice good hygiene and hand washing and if they are ill they should not receive from the cup if Holy Communion is done under both

Interested in Becoming Catholic or Completing Your Initiation Into the Catholic Church?

If you know of anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic or who is already a baptized Catholic and would like to receive First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation please let them know about our RCIA program for adults. Our English RCIA program meets on Wednesday nights at 8 pm and our Spanish RCIA program meets on Sunday mornings at 8 am starting in September. For more information contact the Rectory at (914)949-2111.

 

St. Bernard’s Moms

The St. Bernard’s Moms will be reading and discussing “On the Other Side of Fear” by Catholic mother and radio host Hallie Lord. We will be meeting on Mondays (2/4, 2/11, 2/25, and 3/4) at 8 p.m. in Chapel Hall. All moms are welcome! For more information contact LAUREN.LTG@gmail.com 

Gilda’s Club Westchester

Gilda’s Club Westchester is a cancer support center located at 80 Maple Ave. in White Plains, that offers free individual counseling in person or over the phone, for individuals or families whose lives have been touched by cancer. All services are free of charge. Call and speak with a bilingual licensed mental health professional to access short-term individual counseling. For more information call 914-997-6006 or visit gildasclubwestchester.org.    

Upcoming Parish Meetings

  •  Virgin of Assumption, Sunday, January 20th at 1:30pm in the Fatima Room.
  • Lord of the Miracles, Sunday, January 27th at 1:30pm in the Community Room.
  •  Divine Infant Jesus, Sunday, February 3rd at 1:30pm in the Community Room.
  •  Divine Mercy, Sunday, February 3rd at 1:30pm in the Main Church