Parish Events Highlights
The final night, date to be determined:
|postponed until after Easter||The Living Word of God: In
the Stories of Our Lives|
What are the stories of how the Word of God has come alive in your life? Sometimes they are so obvious,
we don’t even recognize them.
|Monsignor Joseph Martin
Five Thursday Evenings during the Easter Season
April 19, 26, May 3, 17, 24
Note the Date Change.
Join Fr. James Villa, OFM for five Thursday evenings (April 19, 26, May 3, 17, 24) in the Lower Church
7:00 - 8:30 PM to explore the Gospel of St. Mark.
Fr. Villa, a Scripture teacher, will lead us to an understanding and explanation of the Gospel of St.
Mark which is used this Liturgical Year B in our Lectionary.
The Gospel of St. Mark is the second book in the New Testament, one of the four Gospels. Its
traditional author is a man named John Mark, a companion of St. Peter, who wrote the Gospel using
Peter’s eyewitness accounts.
The Gospel of Mark is 16 chapters long, shorter than the other three Gospels. It is considered
by most scholars to be the first of the four Gospels written with a date between 50 and 70 CE. It was
likely written from Rome to Romans, but more broadly, Gentiles.
The purpose of the Gospel is to present Jesus Christ to Gentiles and to encourage believers to
endure and persevere in the face of persecution and perhaps even martyrdom. The emphasis of St. Mark
revolves around significant events in the life of Christ, such as his crucifixion and suffering.
Jesus as teacher and his followers as disciples are also key to the Gospel’s message.
The text for the course will be the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) which can be
purchased at the Parish Office or on the first night of class.
The Bible app, which offers the NABRE, is free.
See the flyer.
Sunday, April 29
Join the Knights of Columbus for their annual Communion Breakfast. Attend the 9 AM Mass at Assumption Church
on Sunday, April 29; the Mass is followed by a full buffet breakfast at Father Fata Hall.
The cost is $18.00 per adult - $6.00 per child 12 and under. Make Checks Payable to: KoC Council 2108.
RSVP by April 16 to: Sal Provenzano, 11 River Street, Tuckahoe NY 10707.
Tuesday, May 1
Parents or grandparents of infants, toddlers and preschool
children are invited to discuss behavioral, social, and discipline topics while their children engage in supervised play
and craft time. New York Archdiocesan trained facilitators will help in the discussions. All sessions are on Tuesday
mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the lower level of Father Fata Hall. To reserve a space or for more information,
please contact Michelle Horvers at 787-0005.
|May 1||How can I teach my child about anger?
|May 8||Guest Speaker: Katie Campbell, RD, CDN Registered Dietitian from NY Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
|May 22||Guest Speaker: Sr. Cora will discuss "How can I explain evil to my young child?"
|May 29||Is my child ready to be toilet trained?
Tuesday, May 8
Celebrate Via Lucis: The Way of Light on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 PM at Immaculate Conception Church.
Walk with the Risen Lord as He appears to His apostles and disciples! Gaze upon the eight beautiful icons
of these Gospel events! Listen to the moving chant and process in the glowing light!
Join Fr. Sorgie and the Immaculate Conception Choir directed by Mr. Robert Harvey.
Sunday, May 13
On Sunday, May 13, after the 9:00 AM Mass at Assumption, all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and women
of the parish will be honored with a breakfast in Father Fata Memorial Hall. A group of men from the parish
will be arranging, preparing and serving the food. All are welcome!
Registration Begins on Mother’s Day, May 13
This year, Bible Camp will run from Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17: 8:45 - 11:45 AM in the Lower Church.
The cost for children entering grades 1 - 6 is $75. The cost for Teen Bible Camp (teens and pre-teens entering grades 7 - 12)
is $25. Registration runs from Mother’s Day, May 13 through July 1. Registration forms will be available on Mother’s Day.
Visit our Bible Camp web page.
Monday, May 14
Immaculate Conception School is holding an Open House on Monday, May 14: 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
ICS is a Catholic elementary school offering an exceptional, faith-based education for all students from
Pre-K 3 through 8th grade. Learn about our blended learning program and our many sports and extracurricular
activities. Please come for a tour and see all ICS has to offer.
Tuesday, May 15
Interested in meeting other parents? Interested in strengthening your family’s spirituality?
Parents Connect is for you! Our Mission is to provide an opportunity for parents to connect and learn
from each other in a welcoming, open, and faith-filled environment. We meet once a month, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
in the Lower Level of Father Fata Hall. Childcare is provided!
We will be discussing Building Better Families – A Practical Guide to Raising Amazing Children
by Matthew Kelly. Don’t have time to read the chapters? Please join us anyway; we simply use the
book to initiate conversation. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Michelle Horvers
at 787-0005 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sunday, June 3
Couples celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary any time during 2018 are invited to attend
the Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass with Cardinal Dolan at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday,
June 3 at 2:15 PM. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the rectory office to register:
961-3643. The closing date to register for the Mass is Friday, May 11
Sunday, June 10
Couples celebrating their 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary any time during 2018 are invited to
attend the Wedding Jubilee Mass on Sunday, June 10 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Church.
Pre-registration is required. Please contact the rectory office to register: 961-3643.
The closing date to register for the Mass is Friday, May 11.
Sunday, June 10
The members of the Assumption Altar Rosary Society will meet at Assumption Church on the 2nd Sunday of each month
to recite the Rosary prior to the 9 o’clock Mass (except during the summer months).
All are welcomed to join us in prayer.
Thursday, August 9 - Friday, August 17
Fr. André will be directing a retreat focusing on St. Bonaventure’s Journey into God: August 9-17 at
the Mount Alvernia Retreat House in Wappingers Falls.
The retreat will open with a presentation on the life of St. Bonaventure, born eight centuries ago.
Each day of the retreat will be dedicated to one of the chapters of The Journey. Every day includes a
balance of instruction on the text, periods for reading, and personal and communal participation in the Eucharist,
Morning and Evening Prayer.
You can get complete information online,
view the online brochure,
or stop by the rectory and ask for a brochure.
For other news or events items, please refer to a current bulletin.