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ŽINIOS – June 2013

Welcome to Apreiskimo Parapijos English Language Bulletin
ŽINIOS
JUNE, 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.

June 1 NYLB District Council Annual Meeting 10 AM, Parish Lower Hall

June 2 FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI, Kavine Parish Lower Hall

June 1, 2 CAMP NERINGA WORK WEEKEND

June 9 Commemoration of the days of Sorrow and Hope, Kavine Parish Lower Hall

June 10 Parish Council Meeting 7PM, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Rectory

June 16 FATHERS DAY (US)
Commemoration of the days of Sorrow and Hope, Parish Lower Hall

June 23 Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the, Annunciation Church
Ordination of Father Vytautas Volertas
Reception and Luncheon following, Parish Lower Hall

June 30 Kavine, Parish Lower Hall
Traditional JONINES Celebration, 2:00 PM, Great Neck, NY

July 6 LITHUANIAN NATIONAL DAY, Kavine Parish Lower Hall

June is the month of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We do not often reflect on the fact that Jesus had-has—a real human body like ours, complete with a heart and lungs and kidneys and fingers and toes. We don’t all that often think about His human heart… but, we should. Like our hearts, it held and holds feelings of love and care and concern for others. We are, every one of us, those “others” for whom His heart was and is filled with care. Sacred Heart, Oh Love Divine! Do keep us near to Thee! And make our hearts so like to Thine, that we may holy be…

According to the famous song, June “is bustin’ out all over”… well, great things are “bustin’ out all over” North Fifth and Havemeyer!

First, the NY Lithuanian Scouts Association members, under the direction of Aldute Belzer, came on May 11 and cleared the Havemeyer side yard of weeds, and helped Sexton Phil Caponegro and Volunteer Sacristan Dr. Algis Lukosevicius plant hydrangea bushes and other plants. They even brought along a famous helper… Lithuanian Basketball star Gilvydas Birutas! See the Parish web site for photos: http://www.nyapreiskimo.com/?p=1390

Under the direction of Algis Lukosevicius, Phil Caponegro and Gediminas Sprindys, repairs are being made to one of the Way Crosses in front of the church. On May 18, helpers from age 5—-? came together to clean and sand and wash the Way Cross to the left of the center doors of the church. The wrought iron Cross on the top has been removed for cleaning and repair. The New York ATEITIS Chapter, adults and children, invites anyone who wants to help to join them with the work! For information contact Milda Palubinskas at mild...@yahoo.com .

Work inside our church to clean and repair the many brass fittings and fixtures continues, too.

Electrical wiring is being upgraded, and soon outside work on repairing the previously poorly repaired gutters will begin. Please remember, when you put your donation into the collection basket every Sunday, that the money to do these repairs to our magnificent church has to come from the parishioners this facility serves… THAT’S US!

Across the street from our church, is Sister Nicodema “Square”, a “pocket park” dedicated to an extraordinary Dominican Sister who served our parish and parish school for many years. The City recently “rehabbed” the park, cleaned it up, and made place for new plantings. Thanks to an anonymous donation of marigold plants, and the generosity of our dedicated sexton, Phil Caponegro, flowers will once again bloom in that tiny green oasis!

Sick call list: Elvira Vilineskis, Phyllis Macenas, Liuda Gudelis, and Joe Levonas, and are suffering the assaults of age. Antanas Vytuvis and Regina Gelzinis also need prayers, as does Helen Bagdonas. Dan Schmedlin is doing MUCH better! Good news from North Carolina! Aukse Budreckas has responded to treatment and now is in REMISSION. She says, “A BIG THANK YOU” to all of us for our prayers!

CALLING THE CLASS OF 1969! Rose Ann Perretto Kruger is looking for her classmates, especially Beth Migonis, Joseph Tanaglia, Rita Libretti, Marie Tizzio and Frank Zampelli. Write Pat at SID...@aol.com if you know their “whereabouts”! We welcome Rose Ann to the ZINIOS family.

We also welcome the Pranevicius family, Vaida Grigonyte and Roger Domingo, and Gintaras and Medeja Augulis to our ZINIOS family.

May they rest in Peace… Karolis Dvorak has died. Sad news from Long Island: Longtime Annunciation Choir member Fred Lucka has died (Thank you, Julia Schroeder, for the sad news.)

May 19 was a day of great joy in Annunciation Parish. Osbert Kornelius Augulis, Nida Chacar-Palubinskaitė, Robertas Norvila Chotin, Augusta Domingo, Sean Charles Heerey, Greta Marija Nemickaitė, Ona Pranevičiūtė, Jurgis Mykolas Schmedlen, and Julia Bridget Walsh received the Lord for the first time… their First Holy Communion. Bearing lighted candles, led by Robertas Chotin, they came in procession into the church with Father Volertas and the Mass servers. They sat together, surrounded by their loving families, and their loving fellow parishioners.

The church was filled with beautiful lilies and other flowers and great white bows. Banners adorned their pews. (Thank you Josephina Senken, Regina Senken Walsh and Christina Senken Heery for the decorating of the church!) Parishioners were welcomed at the doors by usherettes Ausra Pranevicius, Arijana Lukosevicius, Gabriella Walsh and Alyssa Walsh, who, under the supervision of Vida Penikas, distributed specially produced (Aciu Raimundas Slizys and Pat Sidas) missalettes for the occasion. Discretely slipping in and out of pews and aisles, parishioner and professional photographer Walter A. Sidas made photographs of the happy event (Check the parish web site in the coming week for the photos!) as a gift to the families. Especially selected music sounded from the Mighty Austin Organ, accompanied by Annunciation Choir, led by Asta Barkauskas.

At the conclusion of the Mass, Parish Trustee Raimundas Slizys and Pastoral Council Member Vida Penikas presented the children with their First Holy Communion certificates, written in magnificent calligraphy by choir member Aukse Edwards, and with a “nested” nativity set, a gift for their lifetimes, from all of us.

The children were taught by Dr. Milda Chacar-Palubinskas, and by their dedicated parents and grandparents under the guidance of Father Volertas, and with the blessing of Parish Administrator Monsignor Calise. Rejoice with them! Rejoice with our parish! Our Lady of the Annunciation, pray for them! Annunciation’s Religious Education program, led by Dr. Chacar-Palubinskas, is alive and well, and waiting for families to register their children for future Confirmation classes and First Holy Communion classes. Contact her about enrolling your child or grandchild (English-only children are also welcome!) in future classes. mild...@yahoo.com

After Mass, everyone was invited to the tastefully decorated Parish Lower Hall (THANK YOU to the parents of the class!) where the parish provided a GALA COMMUNION BREAKFAST for the children, their parents, parishioners, and guests. Special guests, who graciously came to spend a few minutes with the families, were Monsignor Calise, and Rose Marie Walsh, Religious Education Coordinator for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. A small gift was given to Mrs. Walsh in thanks for her assistance to Annunciation’s Religious Education program. Dr. Palubinskas was presented with a weigilia bush with the thanks of the whole parish for her work in educating our children in the Holy Faith.

Many thanks go to parishioners Antanas Bublis, Simas Chacar-Palubinskas, Laima Sileikyte-Hood, Vida Jankauskas, Aldona Marijosius, Juze Norvila, Irene and Joe Rudis, Vida Penikas, Zilvinas Samsonas, Tracey and Raimundas Slizys, Giedre Stankunas, and Rytas Stankunas for making the event such a success. Thanks, too, to each of the Class families, who, wearing their parishioner hats, brought platters, bowls, and cake plates with salads, ham and cheese, smoked salmon, cookies and snack food for the buffet table. The Nemickas family donated milk, and the Chacar-Palubinskas family brought the centerpieces. Chairman for the event was Parish Events Coordinator Pat Sidas.

Following the Communion Breakfast, the families and their guests continued the party with a catered lunch, provided by THE AVENUE Restaurant. BIG thanks go to Rimas Kezys, along with his two helpers, who timed the arrival of the food perfectly and stayed to help with the clean up!

How on earth could a parish top THAT glorious event, you ask? Well, the following Sunday Annunciation helped Joe and Irene Rudis celebrate their GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, complete with a hot meal, dancing, accordion playing (Bless you, Vytautas Cereska, who also provided the flowers for the centerpieces!) lots of kissing of the bride, and CHAMPAGNE! Greetings came from Fr. Volertas and Monsignor Calise. Father Haggerty, who often says the Spanish Mass, also stopped by, as did a delegation from the Spanish speaking community, with whom Joe and Irene have worked over the years in the church. Decorating committee for this event consisted of Vida Jankauskas, Monika Vygantas Sabalis, and Paulius Sabalis. Pat Sidas, a long time friend of the happy couple, provided a “wedding” cake, topped with the bride and groom cake topper from hers and the late Vladas’ own wedding cake! Thanks, Irene and Joe for a great party! The GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU! You are both a blessing on the lives of us all!

The traditional commemoration of the Mass Deportations of 1941 and beyond will be commemorated June 16 at Annunciation. For more information, please contact Brooklyn-Queens LB Chapter president Rasa Sprindys at vilk...@yahoo.de NEVER FORGET…

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 SID...@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. THANK YOU to the First Communion families, who donated their left over “things” to Kavine!

CONGRATULATIONS to Robertas Norvila Chotin, who has begun preparation to serve as an altar boy at Annunciation Parish. Another two young fellows have also expressed an interest in serving! Our parish volunteer ranks grow!

Christ the King HS is offering Summer Athletic Programs for children ages 5-13. 718-366-7454

News from Maironis School: The Maironis family bid a fond farewell to principal Fausta Sinkunas, who has retired. New Maironis School principal is Rasa Sprindys.

NEWS FROM CAMP NERINGA: There are still some places available in the camp sessions, but they go FAST! Information, including registration forms may be found at www.neringa.org

News from Mt. Carmel: (www.olmcchurchbk.com)Next Serenity Sunday will be July 6. Mass is at 5:00 PM. On Sunday, June 9, after 8:00 AM Mass, there will be a coffee and cake reception for retired Maryknoll Missionary Father Michael Zunno, MM in honor of the 60th Anniversary of his Ordination. Father Zunno regularly said the 9:00 AM English Mass at Annunciation for several years. He is a “native” of our parish neighborhood! On Sunday, June 23 the parish will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Father Lynch. Mass will be said at 12:30 pm, followed by a gala reception in his honor. All are welcome to attend. Glad Tidings (LGBT Community): Meets second and fourth Monday, 7:00 PM. Rectory:718-384-0223. Monica Ministry (Domestic Violence) Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Our Lady of Vilnius News: Elaine Derso, 212-874-2506, eede...@aol.com.or Mindaugas Blaudziunas at mind...@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: Renewing our Faith through acts of Charity Atnaujanti musu tikejimas per labdaros darbu atlikima!… 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 $10, we would be nearly 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! Monies from this fund help support the Lithuanian Apostolate!

News from the NY Lithuanian Community District Council: Ramute Zukas has retired as Council President. Many thanks go to Ramute for her strong leadership over her terms of office and for the many, many extra “jobs” she has done over the years. Newly elected as President is Algirdas Grybas.

HEADS UP: The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Paolino will be July 10-21.The Annual Sisters’ FRIENDSHIP DAY Picnic will be July 21 in Putnam, CT.

WORLD YOUTH DAYS, in Brazil, will be celebrated July 22-28. THE HOLY FATHER WILL COME! Contact Juan Ignacio Kavelis at jkav...@yaho.com.ar

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!

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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