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ŽINIOS – June 2011

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Welcome to NY Apreiškimo Parapijos English Language Bulletin “ŽINIOS”

YEAR OF THE DIVINE MERCY

June 1 – Ascension Thursday – HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

June 5 – Kavine, Parish Lower Hall
Memorial Commemoration Life of Fr. Zygas – Parish Lower Hall

June 10 – NY Lithuanian Chorus 2011 Organizational Meeting.
Contact Gintare Bukauskas for details.

June 11 – Childrens‘ Field Day, Astoria Park, Queens
Contact Joe Milukas.

June 12 – PENTECOST SUNDAY, Commemoration of the Days of Sorrow and Hope, Parish Lower Hall

June 14 – FLAG DAY – FLY OLD GLORY!

June 19 – TRINITY SUNDAY, FATHER‘S DAY CELEBRATION! Parish Lower Hall

June 21 – FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

June 25 – CORPUS CHRISTI COMMEMORATION Annunciation Church BENEDICTION, REFRESHMENTS 5:30 PM, Parish Lower Hall

June 26 – Kavine, Parish Lower Hall
JONINES, Kings Park, Great Neck, NY

July 3 – Kavine, Parish Lower Hall

July 4 – AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!
FLY OLD GLORY!

JUNE IS THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART!
Sacred Heart, O Love Divine, Do keep us near to Thee!
And make our herst so like to Thine, That we may Holy be……….

The Bishops of Lithuania have declared 2011 the YEAR OF THE DIVINE MERCY. Jesus said: “Speak to the world about my Mercy; let all mankind recognize My my unfathomable mercy.“ Cardinal Backis asked us to do three things: 1. Let us come to KNOW Christ, the Divine Mercy; 2. Let us accept the Divine Mercy of Christ by conversion, and confess our sins; and 3. Let us be merciful to others.

To arrange for Baptisms and Weddings, or for the Sacrament of the Sick, and “Last Rites”, just call Msgr. Calise (718-384-0223) or Fr. Volertas (718-326-2236). When there is a death in your family, be sure to specify ANNUNCIATION to the Funeral Director, so the funeral can be held in your own parish..

Religious Instruction is available for our parish’s children. To arrange for religious instructions for children in preparation for First Penance/First Communion, Confirmation, or for parental instruction prior to the baptism of infants, contact Raimundas Šližys Lithuanian), or Rose Marie Walsh (718-384-0223, EXT 28, English). There are HOME STUDY opportunities for Religious Instruction. Don’t allow your children to be without the Sacraments or instruction in our Holy Faith.

The annual commemoration of the ghastly, murderous deportations of the Lithuanian Military Leadership and many innocent men, women, and 5 ,000 children in June, 1941, now called the Day of Sorrow and Hope, will be held Sunday, June 12. Following Mass, there will be a commemoration of the deportations—the sorrow—followed by a piano recital by young Arthur Wilson, son of Vida and Arthur, representing the hope! The main speaker will be Consul General Valdemaras Sarapinas. The Commemoration and luncheon following are sponsored by the New York Lithuanian American Community District Council and the local affiliate chapters.

HEADS UP! Every Year Mt. Carmel Parish celebrates the great feast of Corpus Christi—The Body and Blood of Christ—by bringing the Most Blessed Sacrament in pilgrimage procession form North 8th Street to Annunciation. The parishioners follow Our Lord through the streets of Brooklyn singing and rejoicing in his Real Presence. Last year, members of the 2010 Confirmation Class and their families interrupted their celebration in the Parish Lower Hall to come out, flags in hand, Faith in their hearts, to meet Jesus, singing the traditional hymn that celebrates „Our Lord, Jesus Christ! His True Body and Blood! „ Many of the parishioners from Mt. Carmel were moved to tears to see Annunciation Parishioners waiting there for them and for Our Blessed Lord. Monsignor Calise has asked us once again to be present when he brings Jesus down the street. Please offer just a bit of your time to be at Annunciation between 5:30 and 5:45 PM on SATURDAY, June 25, to stand at North Fifth and Havemeyer, and meet the Lord with a song on your lips and the Holy Faith in your heart. Benediction will follow, in the church, and, of course, REFRESHMENTS will be served in the Parish Lower Hall afterwards!

All the Mothers who heard Mass both on Lithuanian Mother‘s Day, May 1, and on American Mother‘s Day, May 8, recieved a lovely book with Scripture and Poetry , “Refreshment from the Word of God“, as the preface said, courtesy of Monsignor Calise, whose own beloved Mother rests with the Almighty. There are a few copies left, if you did not recieve yours yet. Thank you, Monsignor!

The Lithuanian Catholic Youth organization, ATEITININKIAI, commemorated the sudden and untimely death of Rev. Arvydas Zygas Sunday, June 5. Father Zygas had been an active leader and spiritual advisor to the Catholic Youth group. He was serving as chaplain at the Matulaitis Home, and to the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who manage the facility (Which this year was recognized as an outstanding nursing home at the NATIONAL LEVEL!), while pursuing his doctoral studies. May he rest in peace in the arms of the angels!

Annunciation had the great pleasure of having a longtime friend of our late pastor, Father Palubinskas, Father Alionidas Budrys, come visit. He brought along his lovely Mother, too! Father came to Kavine and gave a brief talk and visited among us with great enthusiasm.

VAIKU LITURGJIA, Childrens’ Liturgy, has ended for the summer. Vaiku Liturgjia will resume in the Fall. MANY, many thanks go to Dr. Milda Palubinskas for organizing this program for our younger children. She goes the extra mile to accommodate Lithuanian Speakers AND English speakers. When you see her, THANK HER for this special work for the parish!

Congratulation to Kenneth Pietrusiewicz, who received his First Holy Communion with his class at Miraculous Medal Parish. Kenny will join his brother Martin as as altar boy at Annunciation. Kenny, and Martin and Mom and Dad have just moved into their new home! May God bless that house and all who live in it!

Senior Altar server, Matas Slizys, won THIRD PLACE in a national essay contest of the Lithuanian American Community. The Essay was written IN THE CLASSROOM at Maironis School as a writing exercise; there was no chance for a re-write! Wow!

Congratulations to Arthur Wilson, Jr., son of Arthur and Vida, who was confirmed Saturday, May 7 with the Mt. Carmel Class. Sunday, June 12, five adults of the Annunciation Spanish Community will be confirmed. Congratulations to them and their teacher, Leticia Serrano.

Maironis School News: Congratulations to Maironis School Graduates! They are Parishioners Antanas Bublis (who sings in our choir) and Alis Dicpinigaitis, and Emmalina Glinskis and Daniele Augulys. Fausta Sinkunas, can give you information about next year’s classes. Remember, there is also a Lithuanian language BEGINNERS Class at Maironis for adults.

Speaking of Graduation: Amy Belaus, granddaughter of Adelaida Sidzikauskaite McCarthy, whom some parishioners met at the Zalgiris Commemoration last May at West Point, has graduated, and is now Lt. Amy Belaus. What an accomplishment! Her parents are Anthony Belaus, a Navy veteran, and Diane McCarthy Golden. Amy has been assigned to munitions study. She will be stationed in Washington State. Pray God keeps her and all men and women who serve SAFE……………

Congratulations to Aldona Samusis, niece of Andzele Petraitis, and daughter of the late Alfonsas and Donata, on graduating University with a MASTERS’ DEGREE~!!!

Diocesan News: TEACHERS OF LIGHT is a newly formed organization of Catholic school teachers who have taken up the challenge of providing access to the kinds of tutoring programs available in wealthier districts, and at significant cost. THEIR PROGRAM IS FREE. This is a great opportunity for Annunciation Youth. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT! If YOU have children or young people needing tutoring in any subject, at any grade level, including preparation for the SAT exams, go to the website at www.Teachersoflight.org, or call 347-342-8354. There are many sites, including Mt. Carmel ‘s school building, in all parts of the diocese where these classes take place.

Lithuanian Scouts Association News: Atlantic Region Scout Camp 2011 will take place August 14-21 at Camp Resolute, Bolton, Mass. For more information, see the announcement on the parish bulletin board in the Lower Hall, or contact Naida Snipas-Johnson. For more information about the Lithuanian Scouts Association, contact Tomas Lora or Aldute Belzer.

News from Lithuanian Catholic Religious Aid: This noble organization is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Parishioner Monika Kungys is writing a book about the wonderful work it did in Occupied Lithuania, and about its current activities in support of the Roman Catholic Church in Lithuania. The needs remain great, and donations are always joyfully and gratefully accepted. June 1, at the Annual Meeting of the LCRA Board, Msgr. Edmundas Putrimas, Delegate of the Lithuanian Bishops Conference to Lithuanians around the world, was elected to the presidency of the organization. Monsignor Algimantas Bartkus, who had been serving as president, retired. Parishioner Vida Jankauskas is Executive Director of LCRA, whose offices are in Maspeth on the grounds of Transfiguration Parish.

Congratulations to Dr. Giedre Kumpikas! It is now TEN years since she took up the challenge of providing Lithuanian language radio programming in the New York area. You can hear her show on WPAT, 930 AM, or on the Internet via www.nyradioguide.com, on Wednesdays at 10:00 PM!

Between Shades of Gray, is a novel written by Ruta Sepetys, It was formally “presented at the Lithuanian Embassy last month. It is a story about the deportations that began on June 14, 1941. “Very well written,” according to Annunciation’s one time priest in residence, Fr. Yenkevich. You can read more on www.rutasepetys.com, or www.betweenshadesofgray.com.

Sick call list: Elvira Vilineskis, Phyllis Macenas, Liuda Gudelis, Vito Senken, Joe Levonas, and Anele Steponis are suffering the assaults of age. Gloria O’Brien, Simas Ulcickas, Richard Legeckas, Edward Diskevich, and Marie Strimaitis McCauley need prayers. Vitalijs Slizys, Juze Norvila, and Henrikas Miklas have found themselves a bit under the weather… May God bless them all with improved health!

KAVINE NEWS: A big Kavine THANK YOU to two anonymous donors for cash donations that will help keep coffee in the pot and bagels on the table! (Coffee is now VERY expensive— think about that when you drop in your donation….) Morta Plays donated COFFEE! Vida Jankauskas made a donation of cookies and cake. She does that a lot, bless her! Thanks go to the Ateininkiai, who provided bagels and juice for the Kavine June 5, and to Renata Alinskas and family who provided a wonderful luncheon after the Mass for the Alinskas / Babarskas families after Mass May 29. Blessed candles are available at kavine. Every Catholic family should have a blessed candle at home. There is no charge for them, but a donation is appreciated.

God Bless the KAVINE SET-UP AND CLEAN-UP COMMITTEE. To join it — it is NOT hard work!—contact Vida Jankauskas or Pat Sidas. New members are ALWAYS urgently needed!

May they rest in peace in the arms of the angels! Irena Dicpinigaitis has died, as has chess player extraordinaire Ed Staknys. Filmmaker and professor at Bard College, Adolfas Mekas, has died. (Thanks to Asta Butkus for this sad news…)

Like to play CHESS? Kazys Butkus, Matas Slizys , Milda Stanislauskas, Paulius Sabalis, and Antanas Bublis and others await challengers Sundays at Kavine! For those who might like a less exotic challenge, the Kavine Committee has CHECKERS!

News from the Diocese Office of Migration. Diocese Office of Migration site can help you find vocational classes, English classes, and citizenship classes: 718-236-3000. For information about the LITHUANIAN APOSTOLATE, contact Father Volertas, or Advisory Committee members or Vida Jankauskas, Malvina Klivecka, or Joe Rudis, any Sunday at Kavine or before or after Mass.

News from Mt. Carmel: Serenity Sunday is an evening of prayer, fellowship and healing for people recovering from addictions, and for those who love them. Mass at 5:00 pm, “pot luck” supper after, followed by “meetings” according to the precepts of “AA”. Serenity Sunday will be June 5.

NEWS OF THE FEAST: This year’s FEAST at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is July 6-16. For specific information about Feast events please go to www.olmcfeast.com.

LAK News: There will be a Sports Field Day for young people on Saturday, June 11. 10am-3pm at Astoria Park, Queens. For information, contact Joe Milukas.

Adult Basketball takes place at Mt. Carmel Gym (275 North 8th Street) at 7:00 pm Friday nights. For information contact Jonas Jankauskas, LAK president. BASKETBALL FOR YOUTH takes place Saturdays from 2-3:30 pm at Redeemer Lutheran School, 69-26 Cooper Avenue, Glendale. (Joe Milukas)

Attention dancers ages 5 to 100! The 14th Lithuanian Dance Festival will be held July 1, 2012 in Boston. If you want to participate or would like information, contact Cheryl Milukas.
More information on the Internet: Facebook: TryptinisN.Y.; www.nymaironiomokykla.org; www.2012sokiusvente.org.

Dancing not your thing? How about SINGING? The NY Lithuanian Chorus will hold an organizational Meeting June 10, For information about the meeting please contact Maestra Gintare Bukauskas. The group will begin preparations for the next Lithuanian Song Festival! Can’t make it to the Song Festival? How about Annunciation Lithuanian Choir? Just come to the loft to join! St. Cecelia, pray for us!

Interesting websites:

New Online Magazine! vilnews.com

www.versme.lt/sav_a.htm is a link to the Lithuanian Army’s 1918 list of Volunteers.

Try www.lacgifts.com for the best in Lithuanian Culture Internet Shopping!

www.theessenceoflithuania.com (www.dalelelietuvos.lt) also has Lithuanian items for sale.

LITUANUS is a Lithuanian Academic Journal (in English). Visit the website at www.lituanus.org.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n270wfaxreu will get you scenes from PAST Dance Festivals! Didelis ACIU to Gloria O’Brien for this information!

www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/ will get you the front pages of 800 daily newspapers, including several from Lithuania! Aciu, Aciu to Ramute Zukas for this information.

www.nylithuanian.org The NYLB web site has been updated by Algirdas Grybas! A NYC Calendar of Lithuanian events can be found there, as well as information about the Lithuanian American Community, Inc. Eventually it is hoped that all the local chapters will participate in the site!

Our Lady of Vilnius News: Sunday meditation and prayer continue at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and in front of the closed church. Visit www.ourladyofvilnius.org or ausrosvartunyc.blogspot.com for more information. Contact the Save Our Lady of Vilnius Committee, Elaine Derso, Chair, PO Box 230253, NY, NY 10023. Email: Elaine Derso. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ourladyofvilniusnyc.

TO REGISTER yourself and your family at Annunciation Parish call 718-384-0223 or e-mail. You can also register at Kavine. See Joe Rudis for a registration form. The more registered, the more secure our parish. NUMBERS COUNT!

JONINES! There will be a JONINES celebration, sponsored by the Great Neck Chapter of the Lithuanian American Community, Sunday, June 26 at Kings Point Park. There will be food, music, a lottery, and lots of fun! For specific information, please contact Ramu...@hotmail.com. The New Jersey Lithuanian American Community will also celebrate JONINES, June 25. For information contact mock...@gmail.com

HEADS UP! The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. San Paolino will tke place this year July 6-16. For more information about “The Feast” activities, please go to www.olmcfeast.com

COME VOLUNTEER FOR YOUR PARISH! Come help do His work on Earth!

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

Associate Priest and Lithuanian Apostolate:
Rev. Vytautas Volertas

Parish Trustees:
Eric Arango, Raimundas Šližys

Lithuanian Affairs:
Vida Jankauskas

Committee:
Raimundas Šližys

Lectors, Ushers:
Bill Kumet – 718-846-3829

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

Kavine:
Pat Sidas – 203-762-9726

Lithuanian/English Bulletin Editor:
Vida Jankauskas

Parish Website Administrator:
Arūnas Tirkšliūnas

Decorating the Church:
Joe Rudis, Lidia Santos – 718-438-4649

Acolyte:
Father Volertas, Dr. Algis Lukoševičius. See either one after Mass

Religious Education:
Dr. Milda Palubinskas, Salvijus Kungys, Dana Račiūnas Norvila, Raimundas Šližys, Rosemarie Walsh (English) – 718-384-0223, ext. 28

Ateitis:
Dr. Algis Lukoševičius

Children’s Chapter:
Dr. Milda Palubinskas

Spanish Affairs Committee / Bulletin:
Leticia Serrano

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

Guadalupe Committee:
Clemente Randon

Queen of The Rosary Academy:
Sr. Joan Losson, OP – 718-782-1110

Diocesan Migration Office:
Msgr. Ralph Marino – 718-236-3000

FATHER VOLERTAS IS AVAILALE TO HEAR CONFESSIONS BEFORE MASS. BLESS HIM, HE COMES EARLY EVERY SUNDAY!

Are you unable to get to Mass? Eucharistic Minister Vytautas Cereska will bring the Body and Blood of Christ to you. Call Vytautas at 646-246-8270. Father Volertas (718-326-2236) is, of course, also available to bring the Sacraments and anoint the sick and frail. Do not be without the Sacraments, or let your loved ones be bereft either!

You can ask a Mass be said in Annunciation Church. Joe Rudis has the Mass Book Sundays after Mass in the Parish Hall. The usual stipend is $50.

If you want to schedule an event in the Parish Lower Hall, please do so as far in advance as possible. There are many, many demands on our limited facilities! Please contact Raimundas Šližys. (For those organizations needing access to the Halls at Mt. Carmel, that calendar opens JUNE 1.)

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

MASS IS SAID AT 10:00 AM IN LITHUANIAN, AND AT 11:30 AM IN SPANISH

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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, AUŠROS VARTŲ, PRAY FOR US!

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