1 Second Sunday of Advent December 4, 2016 The Baptist in the Wilderness I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. The Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Southampton, NY
2 Welcome to the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Pastoral Team: Rev. Michael A. Vetrano, Pastor In Residence: Rev. Msgr. William J. Gill Jeannine Rose, Director of Parish Social Ministry Maura Mandato, Youth Minister Jo Ann Morse, Director of Music Bill Kunzer, Plant and Facilities Manager Daily Mass Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri. at 12 noon Tue. at 8:00 am First Saturday 8:00 am Weekend Masses Saturday: 5 PM Sunday: 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 12:30 PM (in Spanish) and 5 PM Reconciliation Saturday: 4 PM - 4:45 PM Ministry to the Sick For communion at home or Anointing please contact the Parish Office. Baptism Please contact the Parish Office to schedule an appointment with our Deacon. Baptisms are generally performed on Saturdays. Marriage Arranged at least six months in advance, please call the Parish Office. Becoming A Catholic We welcome those who would like to become Catholic and adult Catholics who have never received formal religious education and/or sacraments. Contact the Parish Office. Parish Office Suzanne Marchisella Karen Berry Donna Valle Parish Leadership: Finance Committee Fred Weinfurt (trustee) Pat Jordan (trustee) Jay Diesing Charlene Kagel John Neknez Pastoral Council In formation Adult Faith Formation Mary Adamczyk Contact Us Parish Office 168 Hill Street Southampton, NY P: , option 0 F: W: E: Mon Sat 9 AM - 4:00 PM Fr. Mike Vetrano E: Religious Education Office P: E: Parish Social Ministry Jeannine Rose, Director P: Ext Youth Ministry Maura Mandato Apostolado Hispano Rev. Steve Grozio Cell: Vincentian Fathers Our Lady of Hamptons School Sister Kathy Schlueter, CSJ 160 North Main Street Southampton, New York P: E:
3 BASILICA PARISH OF SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY Second Sunday of Advent Readings: Is 11:1-10; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12 Mission Statement: We are a Eucharistic centered people, who by following Christ s teaching, join together to love and serve those in spiritual and physical need in our community. Liturgical Ministers Schedule Vigil Immaculate Conception 7 PM Fr. Mike Vetrano E. M. S T. Cavallaro, M. King, J. Taranto LECTOR K. King-Bush, M. Levine Feast Immaculate Conception 8 AM Fr. Bill Gill E.M S Sr. B. McKenna, C & J Mottern LECTOR G. Bauer E.M. S LECTOR 12 NOON Fr. Paul Dahm S. Adelante, G. Arresta, P. Shaughnessy N. Conroy Saturday, Dec 10 5 PM Fr. Mike Vetrano SERVERS McDonnell Bros. E.M. S A. Fiore, M. Lynch. P. Shaughnessy LECTORS J. Clarke Sunday, Dec 11 8 AM Fr. Bill Gill SERVERS K. Culver, J. Cuzzocrea, Terry Fam. E.M. S D. Dwyer, P. Mackey, L. McClain, M. Muller, J. Taranto LECTORS P. Bogan, M. Mackey GREETERS K. Moffa 9:30 AM Fr. Mike Vetrano SERVERS K. Ameres, J. Kearns, Malone Bros. E.M. S G. Arresta, M. Johnson, N. McCulley, M. Terry LECTORS J. Hanes, G. Kearns GREETERS J. McCulley 11 AM Fr. Bill Gill SERVERS S & S May E.M. S S. Adelante, G. Bauer, S. McCulley, L. Robins, O. Wynne LECTORS J. Hanlon, S. May GREETERS C. Brown, C. Butler 5 PM Fr. Paul Dahm SERVERS anyone available E.M. S L. DeRobertis, T. Westergard LECTORS N. Conroy, J. Rose ALTAR MINISTRY ALTARS: J. Ripalone ALTAR CLOTHS: G. Bauer HAND LINENS - Dec 5 18 L. McClain SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL December 4 C & J Mottern December 11 H. Ferguson HAMPTON CENTER December 4 J. McCarthy December 11 A. Stanton, N. Conroy Rosary December 8 A. Petrone Mass Intentions for the Week of Dec 5-11 Monday 12:00 Lawrence Crowley Tuesday 8 AM Andi Gulija Wednesday 12:00 Dennis James O Connor 7 PM People of the Parish & Mary McClain 90th Birthday Thursday 8 AM Liz Conover 12:00 George Keckiesen Friday 12:00 Bailey & Richard Brown (L) Saturday 5 PM Marguerite Hurley Sunday 8:00 Dec d. Mem of the Minogue Family 9:30 People of the Parish & James Behan 11:00 Bailey & Richard Brown (L) 12:30 Mass in Spanish 5 PM Andi Gulija Memorials To donate the flowers on the altar or bread, wine and/or candles offered at Mass each week, please contact the parish office. Financial Realities and Stewardship The November 27th collection was $ Thanksgiving collection was $ Thank you for your generosity!
4 Pastor s Letter December 3/4 Dear Parish Family, Into the Wilderness In scripture class in the seminary, I learned that whenever a biblical writer spends a great deal of effort describing a scene, that scene is especially meaningful and symbolic. This week the gospel writer Matthew tells us not only that John the Baptist was preparing the way, but also what John wore, what he ate, and that he was doing all this in the wilderness. Those who wanted to hear the message needed to go out to this wilderness and meet John, repent, and prepare to welcome the messiah. Why the wilderness? This year the United States celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. You probably know the NPS rangers as the men and women in Smokey the Bear hats who staff our national parks and other famous places. The national parks were founded under the inspiration of some amazing people like Bob Marshall and John Muir. These men persuaded presidents and legislators that preserving the wilderness was important. That places like Yosemite Valley and the Grand Canyon were beautiful and fragile would have seemed to most people reason enough to take special care of them. But for these founders, their concern was something deeper. They felt that at stake was the soul and the spirituality of our nation. These special places were not only wonderful vacation destinations but places of spirituality and peace. John Muir, who was not particularly a churchman, wrote these spiritual words: Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Natures peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the stones their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. I have little doubt that this also describes why John is in the wilderness and why he calls people to come there to encounter their God. They need to move away from the burden and care of life toward a place of refreshment and peace. Jesus as well calls his disciples to a place apart, to pray on a mountain, in a garden, while travelling with him on the Sea of Galilee. The human soul needs nourishment and most of all, a place of rest and peace. No one needs to have the busy burden of the Christmas season pointed out to them. But perhaps all of us need to do some thinking about that place of rest and peace. Where to find it? How about the quiet of a church, or a nearby park? If you are a parishioner reading this, you are only a few minutes from the power and beauty of the Atlantic shore. Shop till you drop, work till you are weary, but make sure this Advent that you head for the wilderness. Nature s peace, God s own peace, will refresh you. And you will be ready to welcome Christ. Sincerely yours in Christ, Rev. Michael A. Vetrano
5 Calling all children in Nursery through Grade Five! Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Fourth Annual Children s Christmas Pageant When: Thursday, December 22, at 7:00 p.m. Where: SHJM Basilica Come participate in the telling of the greatest story ever told! We need tons of angels, shepherds, and Royal Court. It s super easy (just two rehearsals!), and what better way to get ready for Christmas than hearing our children tell us the story of Jesus s birth. We even have live animals near the manger! All children are welcome! Christmas Pageant First Rehearsal: Saturday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 noon Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, December 10, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon We also need older students (grade 6 and up) for Narrators and assistants to help with the angels and shepherds. Please if you are able to help!
6 News from the Office of Social Ministry: Jeannine Rose Parish Social Ministry First Annual Senior Jingle Bell Mingle Christmas Luncheon Tuesday December 20 th in the Parish Center. Suggested Donation $10.00 per person Seating limited to 30 - Reserve Early! Contact Jeannine Rose in Parish Social Ministry to register. Festive Food, Fun and Caroling! All are Welcome! Watch this space for more details! Winter is Coming! The St. Bernard League is Here to Help For most of us, winter is a magical time in Southampton. For some of is it is the beginning of a long season of loneliness and isolation. Now is the time to consider opening your heart and connecting with a neighbor through our St. Bernard League. Please use the form below to recommit your family to be a source of help for those in need. More importantly, if you or someone you know NEEDS help, please have them notify us right away. People are waiting to HELP YOU!!! Name: Contact Phone number: Address: Forms can be dropped in collection basket or sent to the rectory attn.: Jeannine Rose, Parish Social Ministry.
7 Welcome: Tree of Hope The Basilica Parish of Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary welcomes the following newly baptized children with joy: Lia Brett Bernagozzi Jax Renner Collum Abigail Beth Williams Please take a star or two from our Tree of Hope and help us make Christmas morning special for many children and their families. Jack Nicholas Epley Sadie James Epley Casey Alexander Williams Return your unwrapped gift with the star attached to the Human Resources office or leave under the tree at Masses no later than December 11th. Thank you for your generosity! Have a blessed Advent season. Be A Year Round Friend and Supporter of SHJM It s that time of year when the days get colder and a time when many SHJM parishioners have active plans. The migration of summer visitors, people heading to warmer climes for the winter, vacations, and travels all diminish the numbers of those who are able to worship here each week. But please remember that our parish itself is here year round and we never take a break from service and ministry. Last year we began a program of planned, automated giving, called First Fruits. It was a huge success and well over 10% of our supporters participate in this way. It enabled our parish to maintain a more consistent year round income. Automated giving can help insure that our parish remains strongly supported. So here are some ways you can do this: Parish Programs First Fruits: The easiest, and best if you are technologically challenged is to enroll in First Fruits. All you need to do is give us a void check and fill out a Frist Fruits Form. You can get one on our website, at the rectory, or at the back of church. First Fruits transfers a contribution either weekly or monthly from your checking account to the church. Online Bill Pay: Chances are your bank already had a online check writing service called Bill Pay. If you have online access to your checking account you can set it up to write a regular check to SHJM. Just visit your online banking site and set it up for the contribution you desire. Remember to include your Envelope Number Pay Pal: Pay pal is another way you can make regular contributions. Soon it will also be a way that you can contribute using Credit Cards. Check our website and check back here for more information.
8 Sunday December 4, PM Basilica of Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Choirs, Musicians, Strings Ensemble Basilica Events Lessons and Carols is a traditional Advent Service that began in King s College,Cambridge, England in This historic service includes Old and New Testament readings anticipating the birth of our Savior, followed by the singing of a carol appropriate for that reading. Our program will consist of nine readings (lessons) and songs (carols).
9 Feast of the Immaculate Conception December 8th Wednesday, December 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is always a holy day of obligation in the United States since this is also our country s patronal feast. Mass will be celebrated on the Vigil at 7 PM and on the Feast day at 8 AM and at 12 Noon. Southampton Historical Museum Senior Holiday Party at the Rogers Mansion On Tuesday, December 13th, from 1:30-3:30 PM, seniors are invited to a Holiday Party at 17 Meeting House Lane for refreshments, music, exhibitions and holiday decorations. Free admission to Southampton Town Seniors plus 20% off in the gift shop. RSVP required by December 6th. Call or Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017 JOIN FR. MIKE VETRANO ON A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND What better way to begin Lent this coming year than by taking part in a journey to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Upcoming Events MARCH 5-14, 2017 FROM NEW YORK $3,499 BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY You can also learn more about this trip at: If you are interested Fr. Mike:
10 Sacred Hearts Basilica YOUTH GROUP We welcomes all 8th Grade and High School teens! Wednesday Night Youth Group Next Youth Group meets on December 7th from 6-8 PM Summer Youth Group Service Trip Catholic Heart Work Camp July 2-8, 2017 Spots have been reserved for next summers Catholic Heart Work Camp. We will be traveling to Groton, MA for a week of service. A deposit of $125 will be accepted to reserve your spot today. Contact Maura for more information! heartworkcamp.com Maura Mandato: Faith and Ministries Follow us on shyg168 Legion of Mary Regular meetings of the Legion of Mary at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary will be held on Tuesdays at 10 AM in the Chapel room in the Parish Center. The next meeting is December 6th. It s not too late to join Membership is ongoing. All are welcome! Secular Franciscans meet on the Second Sunday of the month after the 11 AM Mass in the Parish Center. You are always welcome to come to our meetings. Please come, bring a friend, bring a snack for breakfast, and we supply the coffee. Resurrection Prayer Group :: meets on Tuesdays at 6 PM in the Parish Center. Come share your healing gifts with us. Prayer requests are always welcome. Spiritual Book Group : Spiritual Book Group meets on Tuesdays, at 1 PM, in the Parish Center. All are welcome Pray for Our Sick Peg Jordan & Pat Jordan John Lynch Patrick & Eileen Connolly Suzanne Parillo Bobby & Caroline Parillo Ebby Culver Elizabeth Joyce Robert Melter Patricia Kahl John Schizas Daniel Sheerin Bailey & Richard Brown Michelle Cropp Ann O Brien Jeanne Gallagher Carol McNally Capt. Mark Enne Daniel Paluszek Mary Nadurak Finley Behringer Memorials: The Blessed Mother s Altar Flowers for this week were given in loving memory of Anna & Emil Norsic by the Zorko Family And in loving memory of William T. Mahoney by the Mahoney Family Altar Flowers or Bread, Wine and Candles can be donated in memory of a loved one or for a special intention by calling the parish office. Mary Nadurak If you would like to contact Mary she has moved to: The Bristal Assisted Living 5535 Expressway Dr. N. Suite 329 Holtsville, NY 11742
11 Our Lady of the Hamptons Everyone is invited to share in the Family Advent Service, an evening of prayer, song, and dance that culminates in the lighting of the Christmas tree and blessing of the Christmas crèche on Tuesday, December 6 th at seven o clock.. There is no admission charged for this ceremony that features the blessing of the Advent wreath and opportunities for photos under the tree. The school community will present an original Christmas musical The Winter s Tale for two performances, Sunday afternoon, December 18 at 2PM, and again on Monday evening, December 19 th at seven o clock. The three hundred member student body will perform tap, ballet and choral selections as part of an original tale woven from traditional Christmas stories. The show is a gift to the community. No admission is charged. Miss Teresa Torres, Mrs, Jennifer Wegman and their second graders presented a special musical production of Character Counts, a teaching tool using fairy tale characters to discover the importance of good manners, coping skills l and character. In anticipation of the Thirty-fifth anniversary of OLH, the list of alumni is being compiled. Plans will be in place for a gathering of graduates from , as well as graduates of Our Lady of Poland School ( ) and Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary ( ). If you are an alumnus, or know of anyone, please send either their contact or physical address to Sister Kathy at 160 North Main Street, Southampton or Celebrate the great legacy of Catholic education on the East End! We invite parishioners and friends to learn more about Our Lady of the Hamptons by visiting the website Tours can be arranged at any time.even during the summer. by calling Regional School The cast of CHARACTER COUNTS OLH SPELLING CHAMPIONS: Kaylie Roberts, Harrison Hanley and Frederick Lillywhite with coordinator, Mr. Peter Lynch
12 Reflections On the Gospel December 4, 2016 In recognition of both Human Rights Day and the Feast of Holy Innocents, Pax Christi Metro New York (PCMNY) will be joining Catholic Worker to present a Friday Night Talk at Mary House, 55 E. Third Street, Manhattan, on Friday, December 9 th at 7:30 PM. Amy Wagner and Shaktii Mann of the Ya Ya Network (Youth Activists-Youth Allies) will be addressing the topic, Ending the School to Prison Pipeline: Doing Justice by and for Our Youth. Join us for prayer, presentation, and light refreshments. Free will offering encouraged. Contact Info: or RESOURCES FOR THOSE SEEKING AN ALTERNATIVE TO ABORTION: Faith and Justice Rockville Centre Diocese, , ext.626, Birthright, , Diocese of Rockville Centre Day of Prayer and Healing for Women Retreat date on December 10, 2016 on Long Island Visit respectlife.drvc.org for more information.
13 El Quinto Encuentro Nacional de Pastoral Hisapano El proceso del V Encuentro comenzará en nuestra parroquia en enero. Los feligreses hispanos van a reunirse en grupos pequeños para hablar en cinco sesiones sobre nuestro encuentro con Jesús y nuestro llamado bautismal de ser discípulos misioneros. El fruto de nuestro compartir de ideas nos ayudará a responder mejor como iglesia a la presencia de los hispanos/ latinos en el nivel parroquial, diocesano y nacional, y potenciar a los hispanos/ latinos para que respondan como discípulos misioneros. La Mística del Quinto Encuentro está basada en el encuentro de Jesus con los discípulos caminando de Jerusalén a Emaús (vea Lucas 24:13-35). Los elementos están aquí: salir al encuentro, preguntar, escuchar, celebrar. Para participar en el proceso del Quinto Encuentro, hable con su grupo o ministerio parroquial. También habrá oportunidades de participar para los que no pertenecen a un grupo especial. Fiestas de la Virgen Maria: La Inmaculada Concepción, Caacupé y Guadalupe La Novena de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe: El 3-11 de diciembre a las 7:00 PM en la iglesia en Southampton o en East Hampton Inmaculada Concepción y Caacupé Misa El jueves, 8 de dic., a las 7:00 PM en la Basílica San Juan Diego Misa El viernes, 9 de dic., a las 7:00 PM en la Basílica Las Mañanitas a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe El 12 de diciembre a las 4:30 AM en Southampton y a las 5:00 AM en East Hampton y en Hampton Bays La Carrera con la Antorcha: El 12 de diciembre a las 2:00 PM comenzando en Red Creek Park. Llame a Manuel para ordenar el uniforme. Procesión por las Calles El 12 de diciembre, a las 5:00 PM en Southampton. La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe: Misa El 12 de diciembre, a las 6:00 AM y las 5:00 PM en Hampton Bays, a las 5:30 PM en Southampton y a las 7:00 PM en East Hampton. Para participar en la danza del ofertorio en Southampton, llame a Blanca Ochoa Virgen de Caacupé Monseñor Gabriel Narciso Escobar Ayala de Paraguay celebrará la Misa para la Virgen de Caacupé y la Inmaculada Concepción el 8 de diciembre en Southampton comenzando con el rezo de la novena a las 7:00 PM. Intenciones del Papa para Diciembre Universal: Niños soldados. Para que en ninguna parte del mundo existan niños soldados. Por la Evangelización: Pueblos de Europa. Para que los pueblos de Europa redescubran la belleza, la bondad y la verdad del Evangelio que dan alegría y esperanza a la vida. Rincón de Información Curso Pre-Bautismal El curso se da el último domingo de cada mes a la 1:30 PM en el Apostolado Hispano en Southampton o a las 5:00 PM en la iglesia en East Hampton. Este mes el curso será el domingo, 18 de diciembre. Favor de llevar la copia del acta de nacimiento del niño. Bautizos en Southampton serán el 11 de diciembre, el 1º de enero, el 5 de febrero, el 5 de marzo y el 2 de abril. El Asesor de Inmigración de Caridades Católicas En el Apostolado Hispano en Southampton el jueves, 15 de diciembre, de las 2:00 a las 5:00 PM. Comunidad de Oración para Adultos y Familias Los martes a las 7:30 PM en el salón parroquial. El 3r martes de cada mes - la hora santa en la iglesia. Preparación Pre Matrimonial Para casarse por la iglesia, haga una cita para una entrevista con P. Cesar, P. Esteban o P. Jesús. El curso pre-matrimonial se da por seis domingos, de las 9 AM al mediodía comenzando el primer domingo de octubre o de febrero. Divina Misericordia - Misa en la Basílica el cuarto miércoles de cada mes a las 8:00 PM. Requisitos para el Bautismo de un Niño Curso: Para bautizar a su hijo, es necesario que los padres y padrinos asistan al curso pre-bautismal. Padrinos: Debe escoger a los padrinos conscientes de los requisitos. Los padrinos tienen que ser católicos bautizados, confirmados y que han hecho su Primera Comunión y deben poder comulgar. El padrino (madrina) debe ser un(a) soltero(a) o debe ser casado por la iglesia. Permisos: Si viven afuera de la zona servida por el Apostolado Hispano, necesitan una carta de su párroco dándonos permiso para bautizar su hijo. Padre Cesar Lara: Cel Padre Jesus Arellano: Cel Padre Esteban: Cel ; Fax: Horas del Apostolado: miércoles a viernes de las 2-5 PM APOSTOLADO HISPANO
14 Kid s Page Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2016