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
Registration ends July 1
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 through July 1. Registration forms will be available on Mother’s Day.
Visit our Bible Camp web page.
Selected Thursday Evenings
Remaining Class: June 7
Join Fr. James Villa, OFM on selected Thursday evenings 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.
Tuesday, May 29
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 29||Is my child ready to be toilet trained?
Saturday, May 26
In thanksgiving to Almighty God, we are happy to announce that Deacon Louis Masi and Deacon Osvaldo Hernandez
will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 26th at 9:00 AM at The Cathedral of Saint Patrick
(5th Avenue Between 50th and 51st Streets). There will be General Seating (which does not require tickets)
for those who would like to attend the Ordination. Afterwards, the newly-ordained Fr. Louis Masi will bestow
First Priestly Blessings at the Altar of St. Therese of Lisieux and Fr. Osvaldo Hernandez will do likewise at Our
Lady of Guadalupe.
The following day, Fr. Louis Masi will offer his first Solemn Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at The Church of
St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus (2855 St. Theresa Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465) at 2:15 PM. Fr. Robert Grippo
(Pastor of Annunciation/Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Crestwood) will be the Homilist. After the Mass,
there will be a reception in the Parish School Auditorium. Fr. Louis Masi will bestow First Priestly
Blessings in the Auditorium.
Similarly, Fr. Osvaldo Hernandez will offer his first Mass of Thanksgiving at the Church of St. Elizabeth
(268 Wadswotth Avenue, New York, NY 10033) at 3:00 PM. Fr. Luis Saldaña, Director of Spiritual Formation at
St. Joseph’s Seminary, will be the Homilist.
Thursday, May 31 - Sunday, June 3
Food Vendors, Rides, Games and Raffles
Fun for the Entire Family
Thursday, May 31 - 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Friday, June 1 - 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 2 - 1:00 to 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 3 - 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Pay one price for rides on
Thursday night and Saturday afternoon (1-5 PM).
Featuring Grandma Sorgie’s
Famous Sicilian Zeppole
Bonanza Raffle Drawing
The drawing of the final $2,000 Bonanza Raffle prize will be held at the Carnival on Sunday, June 3.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Carnival (you can also get them at the rectory).
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.
Begins Monday, June 11
The Restoration and Renovation of the Church of the Assumption (circa 1911) in Tuckahoe will begin in earnest
on Monday, June 11. Daily Masses will be celebrated at 7:30 AM, Monday through Friday, in a small chapel set up in
the Casa Padre Pio, adjacent to the Church: 125 Wallace Street.
Sunday Masses will continue in the Main Church, and we will pray and watch as our Church is both restored
and renovated. What an education in Sacred Art we will all receive!
Saturday, June 16
The CYO is holding a Charity Dinner and Talent Show on Saturday, June 16 at 6:00 PM in the Lower Church.
All proceeds will be donated to Westchester Creative Arts Therapy Services. The evening includes
dinner (main course, dessert, coffee and soft drinks) and entertainment, featuring local student performers
and artists. The entrance fee is $10 for students and $15 for adults.
There will also be raffles. Please let us know if you or your company/organization would like to donate
a raffle prize. Please RSVP by Sunday, June 10: ICAOLTheFlock@gmail.com
Saturday, July 21
The Parish of Immaculate Conception & Assumption of Our Lady will be hosting a conference
commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical Letter
Humanae Vitae - “On Human Life” on Saturday, July 21st.
The Conference includes breakfast and lunch, Solemn Laudes (Morning Prayer) and
three distinguished guest speakers: Fr. Donald Haggerty, Dr. Peter Kreeft, and
Ms. Theresa Bonopartis.
The cost to attend the conference is $10.
View complete information and the registration form.
You can also register at the parish office; we will need your name, contact information
phone and/or e-mail) and registration fee. You are encouraged to sponsor the attendance
of one or more seminarians, if your means allow.
Winners will be drawn on
Wednesday, August 15
Feast of the Assumption
Piazza of the Assumption
125 Wallace Street • Tuckahoe, NY 10707
1st Prize: 5 Diamond Mexican Resort
One Week in Nuevo Vallarta
A week on the Pacific Ocean
On the Vidanta Grand Mayan Property
Each with Master Bathrooms and
Shared Kitchen and Living Room
Twice-Daily Maid Service
Airport Shuttle to Grand Mayan
$500 Food Voucher for Gourmet Restaurants
time of the year negotiable
airfare not included
NYC Weekend Getaway for Two
Friday, October 5 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
The Bryant Park Hotel, NYC
Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise
Sunday Brunch at Lexington Brass
Please see our flyer for complete details.
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.
Tuesday, January 31
This is an opportunity for prospective families to see our school in action and gain a personal snapshot from
an “insider,”, one of our dedicated parents. We encourage you to visit ICS on Tuesday, January 10
from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM to see what amazing things are happening at our school.
RSVP to Mrs. Ranallo in our Admissions Office: 961-3785 option 2.
For other news or events items, please refer to a current bulletin.