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MSGR. JOSEPH R. GRIMALDI, J.C.L., V.E. Pastor
REV. MICHAEL G. TEDONE
DEACON FRANK J. D’ACCORDO Permanent Deacon
DEACON CHRISTOPHER A. WAGNER Permanent Deacon
MRS. KATHLEEN BUSCEMI Academy Principal
MRS. MELISSA WAGNER Faith Formation Director
MS. RITA DAMATO Director of Development
MR. ERNEST BUCKLEY Music Director
MRS. HELENE CIRRINCIONE Youth Minister
MRS. SANDRA ARCATI Office Manager
MRS. LIZ GATTO Receptionist
Sundays Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Weekdays Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Summer Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Holy Days 8:30 a.m. and Evening Mass at 7:30 p.m.
Reconciliation Saturday at 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Rectory Hours Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES WHILE IN CHURCH!
All are Welcome Here! This is your home and we are your family!
Saint Bernard Church
November 18, 2018 Thirty-Third Sunday
In Ordinary Time
Serving God’s People for 57 Years 1961-2018
2055 East 69th Street Brooklyn, NY 11234
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Apocalyptic literature was popular in Jesus’ time. This style of writing was concerned with the cosmic battle between good and evil. The people Mark was writing to were being persecuted in Rome. The temple of Jerusalem was destroyed, so there was great hope that Jesus would come quickly. The early Christians knew they needed to be ready, just as we should be. As the end of the Church year nears, the readings begin to speak more of the end of time. It all sounds pretty extreme. Jesus says that the sun and moon will go dark, stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in heaven will be shaken. People will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds, along with the angels. It all sounds pretty amazing, and like nothing anyone has ever seen before. But Jesus also tells us that only the father knows what is really coming. He says that no one knows when this will happen, not even himself or the angels, but only the Father.
Introduction to the Liturgy of the Word Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
This weekend’s second collection is a Diocesan collection for Human Development. Please place those envelopes in the second collection after Communion.
Thank you always for your generosity! It is greatly appreciated!
Monthly 50/50 Raffle
Blank yellow envelopes for the November drawing are
available at the doors of the church for those who would like to partici-
pate but do not receive monthly envelopes in the mail. Contribution is $25 and the proceeds will be used for the ongoing renovation and rebuilding of the parish
facilities. Winner takes home half the amount collected for the given month. Simply drop your entry in the col-lection basket or bring it to the Rectory Office. The next winner will be picked on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
You have to be in it to win it! Good Luck!
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is a process by
which a person prepares to become a member of the Roman Catholic Church. The process is one of
inquiry, evangelization, prayer, study and conversion, leading to one’s entrance into the church through
Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. RCIA welcomes the unbaptized as well as those baptized in other
Christian traditions. RCIA also welcomes those who have been baptized Catholic but
who have not completed their sacraments of
Eucharist or Confirmation. Anyone who is interested in participating
in this program is asked to call the Rectory NOW and speak to Deacon Frank.
Thanksgiving Food Blessing
If you would like an item of food from your Thanksgiving table to be blessed, please bring it to the
8:30 a.m. Mass on Thanksgiving morning.
On behalf of Msgr. Grimaldi, Fr. Mike, and all the parish staff, we wish you, your family and your
friends, a healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.
Rectory Office will be closed for business on Thursday and Friday of this week.
Emergency calls can be made at any time
Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service TEMPLE SHOLOM and ST. BERNARD CHURCH
Invite you to their Annual Bernie Catcher Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Temple Sholom 2075 East 68th Street
It is a time to come together to pray
and give thanks! All are Welcome!
Bible Study with Deacon Frank will resume in December!
December 4th, 11th & 18th In the rectory at 7:00pm
Please join us on The First Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 2nd at the
10:00am Mass as we dedicate our new statue & shrine
of our Blessed Mother
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If you would like to make a donation to help defray the cost of this year’s
Christmas decorations for our Church, flyers are in the back of church and in the Rectory.
Donations can be made “In Memory Of” or “In Honor Of” your loved ones.
There are many different Christmas items to memorialize.
ROSARIAN CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 Mass at 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
Dolce Vita Restaurant $55 per person
Husbands & Friends Welcome Join us for a fun filled afternoon to
start off the Christmas season! 50/50 & Raffles
Tickets on sale now! Please purchase your tickets in the rectory 718.763.5533
That means our
GIVING TREE will soon be up and decorated with “ornaments” for children and
families in need. The Christmas Elves have already started their work behind the scenes and we are so thankful to have their continued help. The tree will go up on Saturday, December 1st. This year we will have
some gifts that need to be back by December 10th and others on December 16th. Tags will be marked accordingly.
Among the recipients of the generous gift of our parish community are Hour Children (children of incarcerate women), Mercy First (foster
children), Catholic Charities, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Deacon Mendez), Sisters of Life (unwed/homeless pregnant women), Mercy
Home (special adults) and some neighborhood residents. Our gifts will brighten the lives of many ranging from the yet unborn and their moms through children of all ages and the adults of Mercy Home.
Please feel free to purchase a gift now, at your leisure, if the timing is better for you. The sales will be starting quickly. If you choose to
purchase a gift ahead of time, please just label the gift with the age and gender so we can sort them easily. Many of the requests we receive are not specific so you can get a jump
on your Christmas shopping if you like! Additionally, we always receive many requests for teens especially from MERCY FIRST and HOUR CHILDREN. Gift cards are always a great idea for that age group!
Please remember to bring your gift UNWRAPPED and attach the ornament from the tree to it. We need a volunteer (s) to drop off the gifts to Sisters of Life on or around Dec. 10th. The gifts need
to be dropped off in Manhattan. An SUV or van will most likely be needed. If anyone is interested, please contact the Parish House and leave your name and number.
Advent is just weeks away!
Christmas Tree Lighting
The lighting of our Parish Christmas display will take place on
Saturday, December 8th following the 5:00 p.m. Mass.
All are invited to attend, sing Christmas Carols with us and enjoy some nice hot chocolate
as we turn on the lights for the beginning of the Christmas season.
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WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018
Matthew & Julia Mullen by their Daughter
Anthony Cincotta by Helene & Family
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018
8:30 am 10:00 am
Andre Guidone by Rose Franzone
Maria Sabella by Sebastiano Gargagliano & Family Salvatore Peruffo by his Family
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018
8:30 am James Campbell by his wife MaryJane
People of the Parish
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018
8:30 am All Souls
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018
8:30 am Carmine Celeste by Jo & Lou
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2018
8:30 am John R. Wiegand by Grandma & Grandpa
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2018
8:30 am Stephen Risley by his Children
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2018
John Davis by Zena & Tony Annunziata
Roy Sr. & Cynthia Cardinez Smith by Roy, Radika & Reijein Smith Collin John Smith Winifred Cardinez
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018
8:30 am 10:00am
Louis & Clare Esposito by Michele Danuta Dylski by her Friends Paul DeMeo by Mr. & Mrs. George Mannello
Biagio Calamonici by The Militello Family Antoni Gorzelany by his Daughter
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 18:35-43 Tuesday: Rv 3:1-6, 14-22; Ps 15:2-5; Lk 19:1-10 Wednesday: Rv 4:1-11; Ps 150:1b-6; Lk 19:11-28 Thursday: Rv 5:1-10; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Lk 19:41-44 Thanksgiving Day--Suggested: Sir 50:22-24; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Lk 17:11-19 Friday: Rv 10:8-11; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131; Lk 19:45-48 Saturday: Rv 11:4-12; Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10; Lk 20:27-40 Sunday: Dn 7:13-14; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Rv 1:5-8; Jn 18:33b-37
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
Rosa Andreani Francis Arcati
Elizabeth Bankhead Anna Barone
Nicholas Berlingieri Thomas Caliendo Diane Camacho Ana Caraballo
Carmine Carriero, Jr. Leonard Carriero Domenic Carriero
Nicholas Cetta Joseph Coll
Janet Commisso Irma Cruz John Curte
Vicky DeGruccio Frances DePace
Dolores DePaolis Ed Desantis
Rosa DiBerardino Donato Dimeglio Sr. Stephen J. Esposito
Aiden Estrella Richard Fallon Susan Feinstein
Natalie Ferber Jeffrey Ferretti Cori Fletcher
Marisa Fullam Teresa Gagliano
Peter J. Gallagher Courtney James Garrisson Jr.
Ellen Gentile Francine Giannotti
Mark Gottlieb Robin Gottlieb
Ken Healy June Honovich Gianni Icandela
Connie Jorgensen Grace Lambiasi
Angelina Larrymore Roberto Lastra
Salvatore Leone Ariana Lore Joseph Malk
Yolanda Maranga Andrea Martin
Steven Marinelli Matthew Mason
Nicole McCallion Mackenzie McCallion Eddie Boy McCarthy
Diane P. Napoli Tannya Ortiz
Sonia Pazmino Sandra Pena
Ellen Howe Peters Dominick Puleo Phillip Ramos
Ann Rega Antonio Romano Margaret Romano
Craig Rosen Aida Rosiello
Joseph Rosiello Sal Rubino
Gasper Sacco Aiden Seazer Mark Skinner
Michael Skody Aurora Sorrentino
Effua Sosoo Sue Ann Spotts
Louis Stiesi Cigdem Tanriverdi
Drew Taylor Linda Testagrose
William A. Thomas Sarah Thompson Ryan Torgerson Martha Torres
S.G.V. Nicole Ventura Anthony Vitale
James B. Wagner Stephen Wiegand
Altar Bread: In Memory of Vito Andreani
Donated by Joe & Kathy Buscemi
Perform a Random Act of Kindness
Give an unexpected gift to brighten someone else’s Day!
Rest in Peace Charles Kenney
Sheryl Diana Rudder Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let the perpetual
light shine upon him! May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Altar Wine: In Memory of Teresa Gagliano
Donated by Angelo & Stella Giovino & Joan Malone
Church Bells: In Memory of Kaitlyn Bernhardt
Donated by Annie, Rose & Francine Taranto
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Fun Volleyball - Most Wednesday Evenings Saint Bernard Parish Hall at 8:00 p.m.
Bowling - Friday Evenings Strike 10 Lanes on Strickland Avenue at 7:15 pm
Save on your First Trip with C.A.B. $10 off day trip / $20 off a weekend trip Mention that you read it in our Bulletin!
King of Prussia Saturday November 24
shopping at the Plaza and the Court, the largest mall on the East Coast. Bus departs St. Bernard at 8:15 and OLG at
8:30. Cost is $45 and $25 for children under 12.
Philadelphia for Christmas Saturday December 1, 2018
We will visit 5 of the historic homes of Fairmount Park which will all be decorated for Christmas. We will visit
the Center Street Market and the Old Wannamaker Windows, We will see holiday light displays and much more. Bus departs St. Bernard 7am and OLG at 7:15am.
Cost is $109.
Save the Date Saturday February 23, 2019 will be our 30th Anniversary Celebration. We will have a Mass followed by our biggest
party ever at the El Caribe. Be there !!!!! For more information call Michael at 718-209-8241 or email
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #14269 St. Bernard’s Council
See what the Knights are all about!
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Phone: 917-681-7936 [email protected]
St. Bernard Catholic Academy hosts it’s 4th annual Breakfast with Santa!
Open to all children of our community. Sunday, December 9, 2018
9:00am-11:30am Come and enjoy a bagel breakfast and
meet Santa and have a photo taken.
Raffles & 50/50
Tickets are $10 per child and $5 per adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are available in the Academy Office, Monday through Friday from 7:00am-3:00pm.
All ticket orders MUST be returned by Tuesday, December 4th. Don’t miss a wonderful fun time!
Reconciliation Monday On Monday, December 17,
there will be reconciliation for parishes in the New York Area. We will have confessions from
5:00pm-7:00pm. It’s a great way to prepare spiritually for Christmas
Spiritual Advent Talk Tuesday, December 11thFollowing the
8:30am Mass with Sr. Ave Clark.
ANNUAL CLOTHING DRIVE
Our Annual Clothing Drive is coming on
Saturday, January 5th and Sunday, January
6th. Boots, jackets, gloves, hats, baby cloth-
ing and blankets are especially needed. Go
through your closets and make room for
your new Christmas gifts and drop whatever is in good
condition but no longer needed.
Please join us, On Sunday, December 2nd at the
11:30am Mass We invite all coaches and players from
our basketball and soccer teams to come to celebrate mass together. Wear your uniforms!
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass Join us on
Wednesday, December 12th at 7:00 pm to celebrate
our 2nd Anniversary Spanish Mass
There will be Live Mariachi!
Back by Popular Demand! Need Cash ? Cash for Gold & Silver
Saturday, December 15, 2018- After 5:00 Mass (4:30 pm- 6:30 pm)
Sunday, December 16, 2018-After All Masses (8:00am-1:00pm) Will be held in the Rectory!
Clean out your jewelry boxes and gather your unwanted gold and silver. The Gold Buyer will purchase 10kt to 24kt gold jewelry in any condition; New, Old, Broken, Yellow, White, Rose, Platinum, Sterling Silver Jewelry,
Flatware, Platters, Vases, Gold and Silver Coins, etc. If you are uncertain of a piece, bring it as well. The buyers will test it to determine what it is and the
value. You will be paid cash based on that day’s market value for the precious metal. Spread the Word! Tell Family and Friends! 50% of all
profits will be donated back to St. Bernard by the buyer.
**Please come to the rectory following any of the masses for top notch service and privacy.**
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Parish Phone Numbers
RECTORY OFFICE: 718-763-5533 RECTORY FAX: 718-763-0224
ACADEMY OFFICE: 718-241-6040 SCHOOL OF RELIGION: 718-444-4674 or 718-241-6040
Rectory Office Hours
MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
NATIONAL HOLIDAYS - RECTORY CLOSED
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA MONDAYS
Novena after the 8:30 a.m. Mass
ROSARY Monday - Friday after 8:30 a.m. Mass
Saturday after 9:00 a.m. Mass
FIRST FRIDAYS Exposition: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Chapel
Saturdays at 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Scheduled for the fourth Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Parents are required to schedule an appointment with a Priest or
Deacon at least six weeks prior to Baptism.
Arrangements must be made with a Priest or Deacon at least 6 months before the wedding.
Pre-Cana information can be found at www.pre-cana.org.
Please call the Rectory to arrange a Communion call to the sick or elderly, or a pastoral visit to a hospitalized loved one.
Anyone seeking information regarding the Priesthood, Permanent Deaconate, Religious Life or to serve in our Parish as a Lay
Minister should speak to Msgr. Grimaldi, Fr. Mike, Dcn. Frank. or Dcn. Chris.
All new families are welcome to the Parish and encouraged to become actively involved in parish societies and activities. New parishioners should register at the Rectory as soon as possible. Parishioners are asked to use the weekly envelopes in making
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Please feel free to invite those who have been away from our parish to attend Mass with you. If there is anyone you know of that is upset with the church and feels that my speaking to them would be of help, please let me know so that I may speak with them.
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