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ŽINIOS – March 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.

March 3 Third Sunday in Lent
Lithuanian Scouts Mass Annunciation Church
Kaziuku Muge/ Spring Festival Mt. Carmel Lower Hall

March 4 Feast of St. Casimir, Patron Saint of Lithuania

March 10 Fourth Sunday in Lent, “LAETARE SUNDAY”
Kavine, Vaiku Liturgija Parish Lower Hall
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS

March 13 Pastoral Council Meeting Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Rectory Meeting Room

March 11 Restoration of Lithuanian Independence Day Commemoration

March 17 Fifth Sunday in Lent PASSION SUNDAY
Kavine, Verbos Workshop Parish Lower Hall

March 24 PALM SUNDAY
Easter Egg Workshops, Kavine Parish Lower Hall

March 28 HOLY THURSDAY

March 29 GOOD FRIDAY
Spanish Language Liturgy 7:00 PM Annunciation Church

March 30 HOLY SATURDAY

March 31 EASTER RESURRECTION MASS 7:00 AM Annunciation Church
Traditional Easter Breakfast after Mass Annunciation Lower Hall

April 6 Manhattan LB Chapter Concert Parish Lower Hall

April 7 DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

April 8 FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION (Celebrated)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS ARE PRAYED EVERY WEDNESDAY
IN LENT (IN SPANISH) at 7:30 PM AT ANNUNCIATION

Can’t get to Annunciation for STATIONS? Where there’s a will, There’s a way…. http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/stations.html

Our Beloved Holy Father, Benedict XVI, has put down the burdens of office, retired from his apartments in Vatican City, and pledged his fealty to the Successor of Peter, whom the College of Cardinals will soon meet in Conclave, under lock and key, to elect. The See of the Bishop of Rome, the Holy See (diocese), has no bishop. The Seat of Peter is vacant. We all await the news of to whom the Holy Spirit will direct the votes of the 115 Cardinal electors. Let us all pray………

Prayer for the Papal Conclave

Almighty God, who willed that your Church be built upon the Rock of Peter, whom you set over the other Apostles, we pray for the College of Cardinals who will gather in Rome to elect the next Successor of Peter the Fisherman. We ask that you guide the deliberations of the Papal Conclave through your Holy Spirit, the Spirit of right judgment, who will help the Cardinals discern who can best lead our Church during these early and challenging years of the 21st Century. Help the Cardinals elect a new pope who will have the energy and strength of mind and body to carry on the ministry entrusted to Peter by Our Lord. We hope that the new pope will further strengthen the unity of our Church and help to make it an even brighter light of Truth and Love for all the people of our planet. All of this we ask through the intercession of Mary, Mother of God, and in the name of her Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, AMEN. (Courtesy of Msgr. L. Bronkiewicz, St. Mary Ridgefield, CT)

Intercession During the time of Election: That the Holy Spirit will inspire and strengthen the Cardinal-electors as they choose a new Holy Father to lead us, we pray to the Lord.

Intercession Upon the Election of a new Pope: That our newly elected Holy Father, (name),working together with the bishops of the Church, may be a champion of the poor, a reconciler of nations and a force for peace and unity in our world, we pray to the Lord.( Just in case!)

The yearly New York Lithuanian Scouts St. Casimir Festival will take place on Sunday, March 3rd, following the 10 AM Mass, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Lower Hall. The Festival will have games for kids, lottery, vendors and crafts, along with a delicious Lithuanian lunch, desserts, and more!

The Annual VERBOS workshop, sponsored by our parish and the Lithuanian Folk Art Institute, New York Chapter, will take place on Passion Sunday, March 17 after 10:00 AM Mass. Young and not so young are invited to come and make their own Verbos, uniquely Lithuanian folk art, to be blessed and carried in the Palm Sunday Procession. By custom, the blessed Verbos are often brought to the graves of loved ones. There is no charge for the workshop or the materials.

The following Sunday, Palm Sunday, the Lithuanian Folk Art Institute and the Parish will sponsor a Lithuanian Easter Egg decorating workshop after BOTH Masses. Several styles of decoration and coloring will be demonstrated. Children, accompanied by an adult, teenagers, and adults are welcome to take part. There is no charge for the workshop. Donations of LARGE boiled eggs are most welcome. “Margucai” artists are invited to donate specially decorated eggs to the Easter Baskets being prepared for Father Volertas and Monsignor Calise (See P. Sidas)

Volunteers willing to help set up the Easter Sunday Breakfast and to donate colored eggs and other food for the breakfast are asked to contact Pat Sidas at Kavine.

Sick call list: From North Carolina comes the news that Aukse Budreckas is undergoing “chemo”………..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 does Helen Bagdonas, who is also undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Envelopes for donations for the Easter Flowers for the altar are available in the church vestibule. To send Our Lady and her Divine Son flowers for Easter you can mail a contribution to the parish at 275 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Make Checks payable to ANNUNCIATION.

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!

The 2013 celebration of Lithuanian Independence Day (Vasario 16) took place on February 16 and 17, 2013. The NY Joint Committee, under the leadership of Laima Šileikyte-Hood, organized the two day program, which took place in the Mt. Carmel Parish Auditorium, and Annunciation Church and Hall. Joint Committee Chairman Laima Šileikyte-Hood, opened the Saturday festivities by welcoming the guests and introducing Lithuanian Consul General Sarapinas, who spoke movingly about the progress being made in modern day Lithuania, and about the need for unity among Lithuanian people everywhere.

Lithuanian American Community National Council President Sigita Šimkuvienė-Rosen presented awards to Brooklyn Queens Chapter Past President Vida Jankauskas, current Chapter President Rasa Savičiūtė-Sprindys, Manhattan-Bronx-Staten Island Chapter Board member Gintare Bukauskas, and Laima Šileikyte-Hood, President of the Executive Committee of the Lithuanian National Foundation, for their outstanding contributions to the Lithuanian Community.

After the “Official” part of the program the Central and Southern New Jersey Dance Group, “Viesulas” performed several colorful folk dances, to much applause. After intermission, saxophonist and composer Kęstutis Vaiginis, from Vilnius, and his New York band, New York Jazz Stars ( Keyboardist David Berkman, Bassist Linda Oh, and Ferit Odman, Drummer) presented a program which included some of of his own compositions. Kęstutis, who is very popular in Lithuania, has performed all over Europe, in China, Malaysia, Brazil, New York, and in other parts of the United States. Refreshments were served!

A very special guest from Lithuania, Consul General and Dr. Sarapinas’ granddaughter Lukne, celebrated her very first Independence Day here with us, in New York!

On SUNDAY, February 17, the annual Independence Day Mass was said at Annunciation at 10:00 AM, with several Lithuanian organizations taking part, with their flags. The Mass and processions were organized by Salvijus Kungys. The Mass was followed by a Kavine with light refreshments, coffee, and cake. A brief program, including the singing of the National Anthems and a brief speech by Consul General Sarapinas preceeded the lunch. Father Volertas delivered the Benediction.

Annunciation is proud …of Dr. John Liobe, son of Kazyte and the late Raymond, is doing a two month Fulbright Scholarship stint at Vilnius University as a professor of electrical engineering. John and Vytenis Radzivanas, son of Birute and the late Vytas, were both in Vilnius to celebrate Vasario 16!

Annunciation is also proud…. of our acolytes Martin and Ken Pietrusiewicz, who helped serve the Ash Wednesday Mass at Annunciation.

Annunciation is grateful for… our newly renovated Tabernacle! Annunciation’s Volunteer Sacristan Dr. Algis Lukosevicius and Sacristan Philip Caponegro undertook a serious cleaning of Annunciation’s Tabernacle (which dates from the ‘40s or’50s). They disassembled the entire tabernacle, stripped all the old lacquer off, polished it and lacquered it with 3-4 coatings. The walls were recovered with white silk cloth that Algis had ordered, and a proper “floor”, covered with linen (plus a spare) was created. He also had inside silk curtains sewn as well and installed new curtain rods inside and outside. The lock was “greased” and repaired. While doing this act of great love for our parish, Phil and Algis discovered that the Tabernacle walls had been recovered twice before. (There are photos on the Hall bulletin board)

Dr.Lukosevicius has also arranged for all new Lenten Sanctuary Appointments, which he had made for our parish. Now everything matches…Tabernacle curtains, hangings, offertory table cloth, chalice veil and burse, too! These items will also be used during Advent! A BIG, DIDELIS ACIU to Algis and Phil!

More good news! Monsignor Calise has authorized engaging organ technicians to tune the Mighty Austin! In time for Easter, we hope! Organ Curator Saulius Janusas is already contacting the company that tunes our organ. It costs over $600 to tune our precious, valuable instrument.

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 some 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 Garbauskas family brought some sweets with which to celebrate Vasario 16! The Jankauskas family provided the Kavine on February 24 in memory of Matas and Eleonora Jankauskas.

There will be a Kovo 11 Minejimas, commemoration of the Restoration of Lithuanian Independence (March 11) on Sunday, March 10 in the Parish Lower Hall after 10:00 AM Mass.

May they rest in peace…….Francisca Vergera, mother-in-law of Annunciation Spanish Community leader Leticia Serrano, has died in Mexico. Anele Steponis, a relative of the Kungys family, has died.

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!

News from Maironis School: Due to the resignations of two teachers, there are two teaching opportunities available at Maironis School. Please contact fausta27@yahoo.com for information.

NEWS FROM CAMP NERINGA: Registration is OPEN! www.neringa.org! Benefit Concert In Milton, Mass, featuring Vytautas Landbergis and Ieva Narkute will take place April 14. Go to the web site for complete information.

Steel Wolf (Gelezinis Vilkas) has a new album with a song called “Little Casimir’s Fair” available as a free download at steelwolf.bandcamp.com The players include Mark Vytas Adomaitis and his SON, Clark, brothers Edvardas and Algis Kezys, Paul Naronis and Rusty from Neringa!

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 .

All Lithuanian artists living in the USA are invited to apply to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show 2013. See http://pmacraftshow.org/application/ For information, or contact bard@kristabard.com The application needs to be submitted by April 1.

“The Other Dream Team” is a DVD about the Lithuanian National Basketball Team along with a booklet in Lithuanian and also the same in English, you can pre-order this thrilling DVD by contacting Laurynas Misevicius at rytu...@yahoo.com and tel./fax.732-317-9195

News from Mt. Carmel: (www.olmcchurchbk.com) Mt. Carmel Serenity Sunday Mass at 5:00 pm.. Next Serenity Sunday will be March 3. Glad Tidings (LGBT Community): Meets second and fourth Monday, 7:00 PM. . Sad News from Queen of the Rosary Academy: Due to insufficient enrollment in the Mt. Carmel Campus of Queen of the Rosary Academy Catholic School, the students, along with the students in the St. Nicholas Campus, will move to a refurbished St. Nicholas High School building on Catherine Street. Information on enrolling a child is available by calling 718-782-1110. BETTER NEWS: Applications are now available for the FUTURES IN EDUCATION Tuition Assistance project for children in grades Pre-K through Grade 8. Pick up an application at Mt. Carmel Rectory or contact scholarships@futuresineducation.org . Deadline is March 31.

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. This is the 6TH YEAR!

News from the Diocese of Brooklyn: The Annual DIOCESAN WEDDING CELEBRATION will take place Saturday, April 27. Couples celebrating 25,30,40 and 50 Year Anniversaries are invited to attend. For more information, and to register to attend, Call 718-384-0223. Deadline APRIL 1!

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! (More information next month.)

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!

An art auction, to benefit the reorganizing Lithuanian Alliance of America is being organized by a fundraising committee, chaired by Laima Dangalauskiate-Mihailovich. For information on how to participate, please contact Laima at dala46@aol.com

Welcome to our new reader: Ann Gurinskas

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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