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ŽINIOS – April 2013

Welcome to Apreiskimo Parapijos English Language Bulletin
ŽINIOS
APRIL, 2013

YEAR OF THE FAITH: LIVE IT!

HEAR MASS! CONFESS YOUR SINS! LEARN ABOUT THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS! READ THE BIBLE! READ THE VATICAN II DOCUMENTS! STUDY THE CATECHISM! VOLUNTEER IN YOUR PARISH! HELP THOSE IN NEED! ASK YOUR FRIENDS TO COME TO MASS! LIVE THE BEATITUDES EVERY DAY.

April 6                        Landsbergis/Narkute Concert                                            Annunciation Church
                                  Refreshments Following                                                   Parish Lower Hall

April 7                        DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, KAVINE Parish Lower Hall

April 8                        FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION (Celebrated) Annunciation Church
                                  OUR PARISH TITULAR FEAST     7:30 PM

April 12                      NY Lithuanian Athletic Club                                              Parish Lower Hall
                                  Annual Meeting 7:30 pm

April 14                      Vaiku Liturgjia                                                               Annunciation Church
                                 Kavine

April 15                      TAXES DUE in the US!

April 21                      Brooklyn Queens Chapter, Lithuanian Community           Parish Lower Hall
                                  Of America Annual Meeting after Mass
                                  Fourth Annual COMMUNION BREAKFAST         OLMC Parish Upper Hall

April 28                      Maironis School Annual Mothers Day Fundraiser          OLMC Lower Hall
                                 Womens Weekend at Neringa

May 5                        LITHUANIAN MOTHERS DAY Kavine                                Parish Lower Hall

May 12                       MOTHERS DAY Kavine                                                   Parish Lower Hall
                                  Vaiku Liturgjia

The Titular Feast of our parish fell in Holy Week this year, and was not celebrated on March 25th.  Because the Feast of Our Lady of the Annunciation is a major “Solemnity”, it is never omitted, but is moved to the MONDAY after “Atvelykes”, the Sunday after Easter: 

ANNUNCIATION PARISH WILL CELEBRATE THE MASS OF THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION ON MONDAY, APRIL 8, 7:30 PM.  WE WILL JOIN THE MEMBERS OF THE SPANISH SPEAKING CONGREGATION, AND A DELEGATION FROM THE ITALIAN SPEAKING CONGREGATION at MT.CARMEL TO OFFER OUR PRAYERS TO THE ALMIGHTY FATHER IN CELEBRATION OF THE WORD MADE FLESH WHEN THE VIRGIN MARY ACCEPTED GOD’S INVITATION TO BE THE MOTHER OF HS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, OUR SAVIOR.  Although everyone recognizes that Monday is  a work and school night, making it more difficult to come to an evening Mass,  The Lithuanian Affairs Committee asks as many as possible come!

REJOICE!  Pope Francis has named a NEW ARCHBISHOP for the diocese of Vilnuis!   He is Bishop Gintaras Grusas, who visited Annunciation last June!  God bless and keep him!  He will be installed to succeed the retired Cardinal Backis on the Feast of St. George, April 23!  Read all about it: http://www.bernardinai.lt/straipsnis/2013-04-05-vilniaus-arkivyskupijai-paskirtas-naujas-arkivyskupas-vysk-gintaras-grusas/98622

Easter Sunday was a beautiful day in Brooklyn…. Annunciation parish came together to celebrate our Faith’s greatest feast:  The Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord!  Our high altar and altar of repose were blazing with light from our newly restored brass candelabra.  Beautiful new altar cloths and appointments were in evidence.  The statue of the risen Christ was in its usual place.  Easter lilies were above  the altar.  The sound of the Clapper preceded the silent procession to the altar of Repose, and Fr. Volertas and the acolytes made their way in silence to the place where, symbolically, “they have taken the Lord”. Soloist Astra Butkus chanted the Psalm 116, in praise of the Holy Trinity, Father Volertas read the great proclamation of Easter, the bells rang, and the procession, with the Blessed Sacrament in our gold monstrance, proceeded three times around the church as the choir and people sang the great hymn of joy, LINKSMA DIENA.   Donations for Flowers were received in memory of:  All Souls, Samuel Andrade, Jacqueline Capello,  Bruna  Garcia, Gomez Family, Guadalupe Cruz, Termina Cruz,Daniel Guzman, John Krantz, Lorena Family, Luis Martinez, Rev. Vytautas Palubinskas, Vladas Sidas (3) Ferdinand Toro(2),  the family of Oyola and Serrano Velasquez, and Alan Zoglis. Donations to honor Jesus, Rita, Mortilde and Alberto, for the health of  Gilda, and an anonymous donation were made.  

Following Mass, everyone adjourned to the Parish Lower Hall for the traditional breakfast, and what a feast it was!  Easter eggs and black bread!  Ham and Sausage and bagels!  Fruit!  Cheese!  Horseradish, red and white!  Quiche and cakes!  Chocolate candy!  Tracey Slizys, Pat Sidas and Asta Barkauskas provided special baked treats for the children!  So many people brought cakes and other foods who were not on the sign-up sheet that it is impossible to thank them individually!  ACIU VISIEMS!

Many thanks to: Saturday helpers/ hall: Gene Dirsyte, Onute Povilaitis,  Monika Sabalis, Paulius Sabalis, Pat Sidas, Matas Slizys, Tracey Slizys.  Saturday helpers/church:  Phil Caponegro, Algis Lukosevicius, Joe Rudis and Jonas Lukosevicius.

Many people did nice things to make Easter at Annunciation meaningful. ACIU TO: Annunciation Lithuanian Choir, Asta Barkauskas Organist and Choir Director.  Asta Bublis and Onute Adams, who helped distribute the Parish Bulletin, Mass Booklet and the Readings Missalette, graciously prepared by Vida Jankauska.  Lector  Ramute Hopanas.  Onute Povilaitis and the several gentlemen ushers.  Eucharistic  Minister Vytautas Cereska.   Raimundas Slizys and Asta Barkauskas for the Mass Booklet

Sunday helpers/hall were: Simas Chakar-Palubinskas,  Vida Jankauskas, Aldona Marijosius, Audrone Overas, Pat Sidas,  Matas, Raimundas, Tracey, and Vitalija Slizys, Giedre Stankunas, Milda Stanislauskas, Anita Walters, and Barbara, from our English speaking community

Thanks to Father Volertas for taking the time to come and celebrate with us. To Monsignor Calise for greeting all the parishioners personally in the Parish Lower Hall after Mass. Thank you, Asta Bublis, Aldona Marijosius, Daina Penikas and Rasa Sprindys for providing examples of their fabulous marguciai decorating skills for the Easter Baskets presented to Monsignor Calise and to Father Volertas.  Thank you,  Arunas Tirksliunas, for photographing the Mass. 

Easter Mass photos available at: http://www.nyapreiskimo.com/?p=1232 , http://www.nyapreiskimo.com/Photos/NYApreiskimo-Sv-Velykos-2013-kovo-31d/ 

Thanks to the NY Chapter of the Lithuanian Folk Art Institute for their help with the VERBOS and MARGUCIAI Workshops.  Annunciation is grateful to Vytuatas Cereska, Pat Sidas, and an anonymous donor for finding and drying bags and bags full of flowers and phragmites the Verbos. Helpers included Laurynas Vismanas and Luis, Rasa and Gediminas Sprindys, Asta Bublis, Tracey and Matas Slizys, and Pat Sidas.  Boiled eggs were also donated by Vitalija and Tracey Slizys, Vida Penikas, and Gene Dirsyte.

Another GRATIAS from Leticia Serrano, whose mother-in-law died in Mexico.  The Lithuanian Affairs Committee arranged to have a Mass said for the beloved mother at Annunciation.

Sick call list: Aukse Budreckas, Elvira Vilineskis,  Phyllis Macenas, Liuda Gudelis, Joe Levonas, and are suffering the assaults of age.   Karolis Dvorak is seriously ill. Antanas Vytuvis and  Regina Gelzinis, also need prayers, as do Helen Bagdonas and Dan Schmedlin.

Parishioners needing contribution receipts for tax purposes should contact Maureen at OLMCN8TH@YAHOO.COM, or call her at 718-384-0223.  Have your Envelopes number handy!

Keep Antanas Garbauskas in your prayers………he is a civilian contractor in Afghanistan…..

May they rest in peace:  Paulius Bivainis suddenly died  recently.  He is survived by his sister Birute and brother Algis.  Edward Diskevich has died.  He was the uncle of Gina Simonaitis. Anthony Matulonis, brother of Helen, has died.  Apolonia Kasperevicius, grandmother of Arunas Tirksliunas, has died. 

KAVINE NEWS: There is SERIOUS need for a few folk to volunteer to come a few minutes early to help spread the tablecloths and cut the cakes so that Pat Sidas, who regularly opens the hall and starts the coffee, can get to Mass on time.  The work is easy, and folk always have fun.  Just show up!  ACIU!   If you want to provide something special at Kavine, please contact Pat Sidas at SID100@SOL.COM so she can help you coordinate your donation. God Bless the KAVINE SET-UP AND CLEAN-UP COMMITTEE.   To volunteer to help at Kavine, contact Vida Penikas or Pat Sidas.  All you have to do is come half an hour early once in a while to set up the hall, or stay 15-20 minutes longer to clear the tables, fold the cloths, and “wash” the coffee and tea pots. Thanks to the following parishioners who generously made donations to Kavine:  The Sidas family, who provided breakfast in memory of Vladas Sidas.  Astra Butkus regularly brings leftover tableware and plates for kavine.  Nijole Zukauskas made a very generous donation to Kavine.  Albina Zumbakis ALWAYS brings a cake when she comes!  ACIU!

News from Maironis School: The Annual Mothers Day Fundraiser will take place at Mt. Carmel Hall on Sunday, April 28.  Check with Cheryl Milukas at cjmilukas@hotmail.com for information.

NEWS FROM CAMP NERINGA: Registration is OPEN! www.neringa.org!  April 26-28, 2013 – Women‘s Weekend at Neringa. This year’s theme: “Nurturing one another through life stages”. All information including the registration forms may be found at www.neringa.org

Lithuanian State Scholarships program is designed for advanced students, lecturers or researchers of foreign higher education and research institutions to enable them to study or carry out research at higher education and research institutions of the Republic of Lithuania. Students, lecturers and researchers from different fields of studies or research are welcome to apply for Lithuanian state scholarships.  http://www.smpf.lt/en/statescholarships

The Lithuanian National Foundation is accepting 2013 grant applications.  The deadline is April 15.  For information about these grants please contact admin@lithfund.org or www.lithuanianfoundation.org .

News from Mt. Carmel: (www.olmcchurchbk.com)   COMMUNION BREAKFAST April 21.  Call Rectory for tickets.   Mt. Carmel Serenity Sunday  Mass at 5:00 pm.. Next Serenity Sunday will be May 5.    Glad Tidings (LGBT Community): Meets second and fourth Monday, 7:00 PM.  Rectory:718-384-0223

Our Lady of Vilnius News: Elaine Derso, 212-874-2506, eederso@aol.com.or Mindaugas Blaudziunas at mindaugasb@msn.com.  Sunday gatherings near St. Patrick and at Our Lady of Vilnius continue, in front of St. Patrick’s at 11:00 am and at 1:00 pm  at Our Lady of Vilnius.

News from the Diocese of Brooklyn:  Did you see the 2013 Annual Catholic Appeal Poster (in THE TABLET)?  Look at the right hand bottom corner……….Atnaujanti musu tikejimas per labdaros darbu atlikima! Renewing our Faith through acts of Charity………the motto of this year’s appeal!  Last year Annunciation gained almost $3,000 in extra income from the appeal.  Our goal this year is to raise at least $3879.  We ALL need to make donation to this fund.  EVERY donation is a valuable one to both Bishop DiMarzio and Annunciation.  Fewer than 50 of us gave last year.  If everyone who is a registered member of our parish gave at least $5, we would be at least half way to the goal.  Please look for the envelopes in the church and hall, and do your part to support Annunciation AND Bishop DiMarzio and his work for the people of our Diocese of Brooklyn!  ALL funds donated above our parish goal are returned to us!  With them our sacristan and volunteers are doing WONDERFUL THINGS to restore and repair things in our church.  When you come in the right side door, look up.  You will see a splendidly shining, newly cleaned, polished and lacquered chandelier. It will knock your sox off, it is so beautiful! The remainder of the chandeliers will soon be done, too.

Other things that are being done in our church include extensive rewiring, overseen by parishioner  Mindaugas Zukauskas of UrbanTech Electric. New lights were installed on the Ausros Vartai altar.  New wiring for the altar lights and the sound system is also being installed.  Algis Kulpa has been helping with this work. Rehabilitation of the many beautiful candelabra that have fallen into disuse is ongoing, with the help of Annunciation Sacristan Phil Caponegro, Algis Lukosevicius (and his helper Jonas!).  Cleaning and lacquering our chandeliers will be an ongoing project.  Work is also planned for the Mighty Austin Organ (under the watchful eye of Saulius Janusas. ) Fortunately, for the external work to be done on the church (brick pointing, and  gutter repairs, for example), monies are available from rental income.  ONE HUGE THANK YOU goes from all of us to Joe Rudis, senior volunteer sacristan, Phil Caponegro, Algis Kulpa, Jonas Lukosevicius, and Dr. Algirdas Lukosevicius and his committee of volunteers.  Surely, Our Lady of the Annunciation rejoices!  Can YOU help with this work?  There’s lots to do, so when our parish celebrates its centennial as a Lithuanian parish, in 2014, the church will be gloriously restored anew!  Contact Dr. Lukosevicius at algirdas212@yahoo.com.  He’ll find a job to fit your talents and skills!

News from SS. Peter and Paul, New Jersey:  Vytautas Landsbergis and Ieva Narkute will present a concert at the parish on Sunday, April 7. THERE WILL BE FOOD!  INFO: larrykaunas@yahoo.com.

SPEECH/HEARING SCREENINGS are available, FREE, at St. John’s University. Call 718-990-6480 to get more information or to schedule an appointment! Got hearing troubles? CALL NOW!

The art auction, to benefit Lithuanian Alliance of America, continues. For information on how to participate, please contact Laima at dala46@aol.com

Welcome to our new reader: Jovita Talaikyte

NEW WEB SITE for the Internet Apostolate:  http://www.lietuviai.ca/sielovada/ .  Interesting stuff!

NEW WEB SITE for the Internet Apostolate: http://www.lietuviai.ca/sielovada/ . Interesting stuff!

ALL the sacraments are celebrated at Annunciation Parish:

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, Sundays 10:00 am and 11:30 am

Confessions (Lithuanian and English): EVERY Sunday before Mass.

Baptisms, Funerals, and Weddings are arranged through the Parish Office at 718-384-0223

Sacrament of the Sick (Last Rites): Father Volertas (718-326-2236, 347-62-2240) or Msgr. Calise (718-384-0223). Eucharistic Minister V. Cereska will bring the Eucharist to you. 347-656-9815.

Annunciation Religious Education Program (Children), Childrens Liturgy, in Lithuanian and English, Contact Dr. Milda Palubinskas at mild...@yahoo.com for the monthly calendar.

Religious Education (Adults): Raimundas Silzys or Pat Sidas.

Altar Servers: Dr. Algis Lukosevicius – algi...@yahoo.com. Schedules for serving are flexible. English-only servers are welcome, as are those who can’t come all the time.

Annunciation Parish Lithuanian Choir: The choir rehearses after Mass in the Loft or Lower Hall. The choir will soon start to prepare for Easter Mass. COME SING ! New singers are needed in all voice parts.

Lectors at Mass: Ladies and gentlemen who would like to serve should contact Vida Penikas ( vida...@gmail.com , or 516-922-1760). Vida will show you the ropes and help you schedule your time.

ATTENTION! VOLUNTEER USHERS are URGENTLY needed at Sunday Mass. Contact Raimundas Slizys at LIT...@AOL.COM to volunteer.

IMPORTANT HELPLINE FOR LITHUANIAN SPEAKING PEOPLE! There is a toll-free number to call for Lithuanian speakers when in need of mental health help. It is open Mondays and Thursdays from 6PM-9PM. 866-438-7400. Share this information! It can be life saving!

Volunteers are always needed in our parish.The list of who to contact is below…….CALL! E-MAIL! COME VOLUNTEER FOR YOUR PARISH! Come help do His work on Earth!

Administrator: Msgr. Joseph Calise – 718-384-0223

Associate Priest: Rev.Vytautas Volertas – 347-628-2240

Parish Trustees, Parish Council Members: Eric Arango, Raimundas Slizys

Lithuanian Affairs: Vida Jankauskienė – ALGI...@YAHOO.COM

Committee: Raimundas Slizys – LIT...@AOL.COM

Lectors / Ushers: Vida Penikas – vida...@gmail.com

Annunciation Parish Lithuanian Choir: Asta Barkauskas. Just Come to the loft!

Curator of the Organ: Saulius Janusas

Kavine: Pat Sidas- 203-762-9726, email- SID...@AOL.COM

Lithuanian / English Bulletin Editor: Vida Jankauskienė – ALGI...@YAHOO.COM

Parish Website Administrator: Arunas Tirksliunas – I...@nyapreiskimo.com

Decorating the Church: Joe Rudis, Dr. Algis Lukosevicius – ALGI...@YAHOO.COM, 718-438-4649

Acolyte Program: Dr. Algis Lukosevicius – ALGI...@YAHOO.COM

Religious Education: Dr. Milda Palubinskaite – Mild...@yahoo.com, Raimundas Slizys – LITH...@AOL.COM, Rosemarie Walsh (English) – 718-384-0223, ext. 28

Queen of the Rosary Academy: Maureen Rooney, 718-782-1110

Teachers of Light Tutoring / SAT Prep program (FREE): 347-342-8354, www.Teachersoflight.org

Ateitis Adult Chapter: Dr. Algis Lukosevicius Dr. Algis Lukosevicius – ALGI...@YAHOO.COM

Ateitis Youth Chapter: Dr. Milda Palubinskas – mild...@yahoo.com

Spanish Affairs Committee / Bulletin: Leticia Serrano – ARI...@AOL.COM

Annunciation Parish Spanish Choir: Antonio Arenas. See him after 11:30 am Mass

Guadalupe Committee: Clemente Randon – C12G...@AOL.COM

Lithuanian Apostolate provides counsel, access to resources, translation services, social and religious assistance to Lithuanian speaking people in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Greater New York. Contact Rev. Vytautas Volertas – VOLE...@AOL.COM, 347-628-2240) or Diocesan Migration Office 718-236-3000

To schedule an event in the Parish Lower Hall, please contact Raimundas Slizys – LITH...@AOL.COM

VERY IMPORTANT: TO REGISTER yourself and your family at Annunciation Parish at 718-384-0223 by e-mail at olmc...@yahoo.com , or at Kavine. See Joe Rudis for a registration form. Offertory Envelopes make it easy to make your weekly donation to the support the parish. To get on the mailing list, contact MARY ANN at the OLMC office… 718-384-0223.

To ask a Mass be said in Annunciation Church: Joe Rudis has the Sunday Mass Book Sundays after Mass in the Parish Hall. The usual stipend is $50. MASS IS SAID EVERY WEDNESDAY (in Spanish) at 7:00 PM. AT ANNUNCIATION. Intentions are available for this Mass. Contact Msgr. Calise at OLMC...@YAHOO.COM for information.

Lithuanian Organizations

Lithuanian Catholic Religious Aid: 718-326-5202 www.lkrsalpa.org, email: l...@earthlink.net

Maironis Lithuanian Saturday School: Fausta Sinkunas, Principal – dire...@nymaironiomokykla.org

Lithuanian Scouts: Tomas Lora – tlo...@optonline.net , Aldute Belzer – aldu...@gmail.com

Lithuanian Athletic Club: (www.lithnyc.com), contact Jonas Jankauskas – Kopu...@gmail.com

Tryptinis NY Lithuanian Folk Dance Ensemble: Jonas Jankauskas – Kopu...@gmail.com

Lithuanian Folk Art Institute NY Chapter: Laurynas Vismanas – Laur...@aol.com

Lithuanian American Community: Ramute Zukas – Ramu...@hotmail.com

Lithuanian Citizens Club: Dr. Giedre Kumpikas – ambe...@mac.com

Knights of Lithuania: K12 NYC: Elaine Derso – eede...@aol.com ; K110 BQ: Dr. P. Kazas – pka...@dot.nyc.gov ; K152 LI: Julia Schroeder – jasc...@aol.com; www.knightsoflithuania.com

Marija Radijas: www.marijosradijas.LT

NEW YORK Lithuanian Radio: New York, Tuesdays, 9:00 PM WPAT 930 AM, or at www.wpat930am.com

THE DAILY GOSPEL: www.dailygospel.org

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

Workers’ Rights Hotline: For complaints or concerns about pay or working conditions, 877-525-2267

Grace Institute: Free Job Training for Women: 1223 2nd Avenue, NYC, 212-832-7605

Churches United: English Classes, Legal Clinic, Employment Services. All free, 718-388-3774

Diocesan Catholic Charities Family /Counseling Centers: 718-281-9540, www.ccbq.org

Rachel’s Helpers: Abortion Victims Consolation, 718-939-6646

Serenity Sunday: Monsignor Calise, 718-384-0223

LGBT Ministry: Father Michael Lynch, 718-834-0223

Monica Ministry: Domestic Abuse, 718-384-0223

Northside Senior Center: 179 North 6th (Bet. Bedford and Driggs Aves.) “Morning Coffee Break”, lunch, recreational, educational, and social activities, a COMPUTER LAB, and Social Services information available FREE, or for VERY LITTLE charge. 718-387-2316

IF ALL OF US CAME TO MASS JUST ONCE A MONTH,
OUR BEAUTIFUL CHURCH WOULD ALWAYS BE FULL!

MASS IS SAID ON SUNDAY AT 10:00 AM IN LITHUANIAN,
AND AT 11:30 AM IN SPANISH, AND ON WEDNESDAYS AT 7:00 IN SPANISH
ALL CATHOLICS ARE WELCOME TO COME!

WWW.ANNUNCIATION-NY.COM , WWW.NYAPREISKIMO.COM

ANNUNCIATION PARISH IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING AT
NORTH FIFTH AND HAVEMEYER. COME BE A PART OF IT!
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY OF THE ANNUNCIATION, PRAY FOR US!
OUR LADY OF ŠILUVA, PRAY FOR US!
OUR LADY OF VILNIUS, AUSROS VARTU, PRAY FOR US!

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