June 13/14, 2015 • 11th Sunday In Ordinary Time 4708 Prudence Street, Curtis Bay, Maryland 21226-1298 Phone: 410-355-5740 (St. Athanasius) • 410-355-8515 (St. Rose of Lima) Fax: 410-355-8122 • www.athanasius.org • www.stroseparish.org Parish Office Hours: Monday – Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PASTORAL TEAM: Rev. Robert A. DiMattei, Jr. Pastor Dcn. Michael Dodge Deacon Mrs. Mary Beth Barnes Pastoral Associate/DRE Mr. Wallace H. Ford, Jr Director of Music Mr. Leo Quinn Youth Minister Mrs. Teresa Stevens Coordinator of Family Ministry Mrs. Gina Bujanowski Parish Secretary

MASS SCHEDULE: Weekends – St. Athanasius Main Church Saturday – 4:00 p.m. • Sunday – 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Choir Mass) Weekends ~ St. Rose of Lima Sunday – 9:15 a.m. Weekdays – St. Athanasius Chapel Tuesday – (Communion Service) – 8:00 a.m. Wednesday with Novena to St. Joseph – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 8:00 a.m. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every first Friday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. following Mass in the Chapel. Every Friday of the month during Advent from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. following Mass. Every Friday of the month during Lent from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon ending with Stations of the Cross. RECONCILIATION: Saturday – 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. or by appointment. BAPTISMS: Arrangements can be made by calling Mary Beth Barnes at 410-355-2450. Before bringing your child to be baptized, parents need to participate in our Baptismal Preparation Session, which is held the 1st Sunday of the month at 12 Noon at the Parish Office. MARRIAGE: Couples planning to be married should contact the Parish Office at least six (6) months in advance of the wedding date. Weddings may be celebrated in the Main Church or Chapel.

Ms. Maggie Morris Parish Secretary

RENEWAL OF VOWS IN CHAPEL: Couples wishing to renew their wedding vows in the Chapel should contact the Parish Office at least three months in advance of their anniversary date.

Mrs. Robin Novak Bookkeeper

MINISTRY TO THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND: Please notify the Parish Office when a parishioner is hospitalized or unable to attend Mass, and wishes to receive Communion or the Sacrament of the Sick.

Mr. Jim Koch Facilities Maintenance Mr. Ken Buckner Facilities Maintenance

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS: Classes for Grades 1-8 are held on Thursday Evenings – 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. in the St. Athanasius Parish Hall. NEW PARISHIONERS: Please pick up a Welcome Folder in the main vestibule of the Church. Please complete the parish registration form and drop it in the collection basket or return it to the Parish Office.

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Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:2-3,13-16 Corinthians 5:6-10 Mark 4:26-34

LETTER FROM THE PASTOR Dear Parishioners, On Sunday, June 21st, we celebrate Father's Day. I invite you to remember your fathers who are living or deceased in our Father's Day Spiritual Bouquet. Beautiful cards or envelopes are available at the entrances of each Church. These can be given as a card to those who are living. If you wish to remember your deceased fathers, please just fill out the envelope that is provided and place them in the weekly offertory. Names are memorialized and donors will be listed in our parish bulletin on Father’s Day. In order to appear in our Father's Day bulletin, names should be turned in by Monday, June 15th. Those turned in later will appear in next week’s bulletin. Blessings!

Father Rob

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Ezekiel 17:22-24 God the Gardener Some people have a knack for gardening. They hoe and plant, water and weed. Seeds sprout, leaves unfurl and branches bear fruit. When gardeners are good, gardens seem to grow at their command. For others, it never seems to work. The soil stays hard. Seeds lie buried as if dead. And if something grows, the deer and raccoons get it first.

June 13/14, 2015 But some gardeners have the knack. They are messengers of God, continuing the work of creation. In a way, all of us are plants in God’s garden. We first took root in soil we did not choose. God has let us grow there or has transplanted us to different ground— preferably more fertile, though sometimes more arid. Still, God is the master gardener, who can make things grow by command, even if they have been transplanted. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God says, “From the topmost branches of the cedar I will tear off a tender shoot, and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. It shall put forth branches and bear fruit, and become a majestic cedar.” Sometimes we find ourselves in a place we did not expect. More fragile than we realized, we were removed from the strong support of the past and planted in a new remote region. We wonder, “How can I grow now?” We grow as we always grow, in the skillful hands of a gardening God. 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Away from Home Homesickness afflicts students away at school, workers on business trips and even families on vacation. It is exciting to travel, but going home is always the best part. Home is just that—a place we call our own, a place where we are most ourselves, a place of comfort, a center. It’s pleasant to see something else, but after a while it’s hard to be away. Paul, the apostle, had ambivalent feelings about “home”. He was a missionary, after all, so he spent a good part of his adult life traveling and taking up different residences thanks to the kindness of strangers. Paul thought more deeply about the meaning of “home”. For him, it was not just a place, it was the very body we inhabit. “We are at home in the body.” Even so, Paul was not at home with that home. At home in the body meant “we are away from the Lord.” And for Paul, that

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was the real home: being in the presence of God forever. The homesickness we experience when we are away is a symptom of the “sickness” we feel throughout our lives. Something is always missing. Love doesn’t work out exactly as we’d hoped. Our skills are never quite as good as we’d like. Even our prayer is often disappointing. What we are missing is what we will experience when we “all appear before the judgment seat of Christ”—a home with the Lord.

Jeanettte Abbott, intention Michele & John Murawski & Family George Kline (Health), intention Jim & Mary Ann Parks

Written by Paul Turner. Copyright © 2008, Resource Publications, Inc., 888-273-7782, www.rpinet.com. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from Lectionary Bulletin Inserts, Year B: First and Second Readings.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 ~ 8:00 a.m. Father’s Day Novena

MASS INTENTIONS Tuesday, June 16, 2015 ~ 8:00 a.m. Communion Service Wednesday, June 17, 2015 ~ 7:00 p.m. Concetta Sloman, intention Barbara & Andrew Sendeck Frank Pecukonis (Happy Birthday), intention Carole Giza Gilbert Ziemski, intention Mary Ann & Jim Parks Thursday, June 18, 2015 ~ 8:00 a.m. Rev. Msgr. Ted Wisnewski, intention Lin Noonan Cecelia Wagner (Health), intention Mr. & Mrs. John Murawski & Family Bud Wojciechowski (Health), intention Lin & Xavier Friday, June 19, 2015. ~ 8:00 a.m. Joe & Peggy Mrozek (Happy Anniversary), intention Joe & Rose Mrozek Clara Abbott (Health), intention Terri Mills Frances Selway (Happy Birthday), intention Joe Laumann Saturday, June 20, 2015 ~ 8:00 a.m. Jesse Kolodziejski, intention Fain & Angela Whaley

4:00 p.m. Frank DePasquale, intention Lorraine DePasquale Agnes Zaruba, intention Joseph & Elaine O’Malley John Gunning, Sr., intention Marge Gunning

9:15 a.m. (St. Rose of Lima Church) George Feeley, Sr., intention Dolores Feeley Henry Cheswick, intention The Fiori Family Bonnie Baker, intention Maggie Morris Catherine Scrivnor, intention Elizabeth Anderson 10:30 a.m. Bernice Brown, intention Tracey Wolford Thelma Rebstock, intention Tracey Wolford George Feeley, Sr., intention wife, Dolores, George, Jr. & Michelle & Families

LITURGY BAPTISMS Please contact the Parish Office for more information regarding baptisms. ANNIVERSARY MASS The Anniversary Mass for those married in the month of JULY will be held at St. Athanasius Parish on Saturday, July 4th at the 4:00 p.m. Mass and on Sunday, July 5th at the 9:15 a.m. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish. If you wish to renew your vows and receive a blessing, please call the Parish Office to register.

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Congratulations to Ben and Cora Apienza Who celebrated their 15th Wedding Anniversary and who renewed their vows at St. Athanasius Parish.

$60.00 for the Main Altar. If you would like to make a donation for an arrangement in honor, or in memory of a loved one, family member or friend, please call the Parish Office to reserve your request.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Names remain on the list for one month. After one month, please call the parish office to keep a name on the list. Remember a family member should be giving us the name. For privacy reasons, we must have individual’s permission to print their name. 05/10: Margaret Miller 05/24: Joe Moore 06/07: Transito Bell, Ron Glodek, Charles Agnew, Elaine Agnew

FATHER’S DAY NOVENA OF MASSES We will soon celebrate Fathers Day. During the Month of June, nine Masses will be especially dedicated to all Fathers, living and deceased, who are enrolled in the “Father’s Remembrance” Novena. Beautiful cards are available in the church lobbies and at the Parish Office. The minimum donation for the Remembrance Card and the Novena of Masses is $5.00 per individual. The envelope for this purpose may be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the Parish Office. A list of those persons remembered and the names of the donors will appear in the special insert in the bulletin on Father’s Day when turned in by June 15th (due to printing deadline). Those turned in later will appear in the following week’s bulletin. Please assist us by printing names clearly to avoid misspellings. Please note that the Donor’s envelope is on the outside of the Card. If you have no need of the card, smaller envelopes are available for the enrollment only.

REST IN PEACE Please pray for the soul of Santos Lapi, who was buried from St. Rose of Lima Church this past week. May his soul and the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. PRAY FOR OUR ARMED FORCES Please pray for our service men and women who are deployed and the wounded in the armed forces. Please call the Parish Office to request their name. Jacob Joseph Koppleman Sturgill, Gene Shugars, James R., John Lemmons, Scott Thomas Feathers, Ryan O’Malley, Joshua Wertz, SP5 Brian C. Graham, Sr., Matthew McCubbin, Megan Erin Green ALTAR FLOWERS Our altar is beautiful because of your generous donations. In order to continue to have altar flowers weekly, we need your support. Without your generous donations, we will be unable to provide flowers. The donation for altar flowers at St. Athanasius Parish is $25.00 for the Blessed Mother Altar, $25.00 for St. Joseph Altar and $50.00 for the Main Altar, $100.00 for the entire sanctuary and at St. Rose of Lima Parish


8:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

D. Murawski

D. Murawski

R. Navarro M. Stevens

M. Parks

B. Maddox

D. Stevens

L. Noonan

B. Shenton

N. Opalensky


C. Miller* B. Bowers K. Price

Deacon Mike* Sue Love

Deacon Mike* G. McGuigan D. Navarrro


T. Dennis C. DePasquale

J. Murawski M. Murawski

S. McGuigan T. Stevens

Altar Server Cross Bearer Lector

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ST. ROSE OF LIMA PARISH 9:15 a.m. I. White Altar Servers D. White Lector M. Morris M. Becker Eucharistic C. Fuller* Ministers (Host) S. White Eucharistic D. Ferris Ministers (Cup) K. Taylor

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STEWARDSHIP FINANCES ~ June 6/7, 2015 ST. ATHANASIUS PARISH Envelope Users $4,282.00 Non-Envelope Users Contributed EFT Monthly Contribution (June)









Total for 1 Collection

Collection for Religious Education Program Total for Collection $ 925.90 Total Amount Received (Income) Less Weekly Parish Expenses Net Gain (Loss) Poor Box

$5,799.95 $6,632.00 (-$832.05) $116.04

ST. ROSE OF LIMA PARISH $1,952.00 Offertory Envelopes Offertory Loose


2nd Collection

$ 537.00


9:15 a.m.

97.00 181

Amount Received (Income)


Less Weekly Parish Expenses


Net Gain (Loss)



ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL The 2015 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is well underway. For St. Athanasius, 16% of our families have participated, and together, we have raised $15,554 toward our parish goal of $24,039. For St. Rose of Lima, 17% of our families have participated, and together, we have raised $12,611 toward our parish appeal goal of $12,083. Thank you to all who participated up to this point. Your generosity will benefit hundreds of pastoral, charitable, and educational programs at work within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, St. Athanasius and at St. Rose of Lima. We need the participation of every parishioner. Your gift to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal moves us forward in hope as we work in unity to strengthen the ministries and mission of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

FAITH FORMATION RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) is an adult faith formation process by which adults can consciously grow in life of Christ through prayer, study, and reflection. It is designed as a process for welcoming ADULT newcomers into the Roman Catholic Church, and for Catholics who have not been completely initiated. We are currently forming another group starting this Fall. If you are interested, or know someone in your family or neighborhood who may be interested, please contact Mary Beth Barnes at 410-355-5740.

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SOCIAL CONCERNS BEANS AND BREAD On Saturday, June 6, 2015, 46 casseroles were delivered to Beans and Bread located in the Fells Point area of Baltimore. 3 volunteers helped to serve 133 individuals. We thank all those who volunteered their time, those of you who prepared casseroles and those who generously donated bulk food items. On Saturday, July 4, 2015, casseroles will be delivered to Beans and Bread. Pans and recipes are available in the vestibule of the Church. Beginning this month, please make the summer casserole recipe. Please deliver your casserole to the parking lot at St. Athanasius between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and to the parking lot at St. Rose of Lima between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. We need your help. If you are able to make a casserole, your help would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Bernadette Bittner at 410850-7057. LOAVES AND FISHES WEEKEND On the weekend of July 11/12, 2015, food will be collected at St. Athanasius Parish and St. Rose of Lima Parish to assist those individuals and families who are in need in the Brooklyn / Curtis Bay communities. Listed below are items that are in most need: Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Canned Pasta, Cereal, Cereal Bars, Oatmeal, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Tuna, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Soup, Macaroni and Cheese, Canned Vegetables, Canned Milk, Coffee, Tea, Juice Boxes, Canned Fruit, Applesauce and Toilet Paper.

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PARISH NEWS ~ ST. ATHANASIUS ~ NEW BEGINNINGS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP St. Athanasius Chapel ~ Fridays 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. For more information, call Marge Gunning at 410-789-3762 or the Parish Office. WOMEN’S CLUB VENDOR NIGHT Saturday, June 27, 2015 After 4:00 p.m. Mass St. Athanasius Church Hall The Women’s Club is hosting a Vendor Night. Come and shop some of the most popular home-based businesses! For more information call Kelly Pennington at 410636-8234. PARISH BINGO Sponsored by Parish Men’s Club Friday, July 3, 2015 Doors open at 5:45 p.m. ~ Party Packs $10.00 – Specials Available ~ Featuring: Fill the Card ~ Jackpot Game $500 – 56 Numbers ~ Magic Number ~ Starts at $327 ~ DOOR PRIZES AND REFRESHMENTS ~ Kitchen Special: To Be Announced ~ Bonanza, Early Bird Games at 7:00 p.m. Next Bingo ~ August 7, 2015 ~ Gift Certificates available: $10 and $20 packages ~ Must be at least 18 years old to attend ~ Smoke free ~ Handi-Cap Accessible ~ Invite a Friend ~ For more information or if you have any questions, call 410-3555740, 410-530-6117 or 410-636-6496.

11th Sunday In Ordinary Time SENIOR LUNCHEON & BINGO Friday, July 10, 2015 Parish Hall ~12:00 Noon Luncheon Cost: $6.00 ~ Cost: 25 cents per Card. This month’s menu: To Be Announced. Please call the Parish Office at 410-355-5740 if you are planning to attend by Tuesday, July 7th. MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Edward J. Nicoli Memorial Golf Tournament to be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Bay Hills Golf Course with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. The cost will be $100 per golfer for golf, cart, a light breakfast, buffet lunch at the course, beer, soda and bottled water provided on the course during the tournament. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 410-355-5740. SPECIAL EVENTS BUS TRIP “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” On Sunday, December 13th, the Special Events Committee is having a bus trip to the Hippodrome to see “The Sound of Music” for the 1 p.m. show. After the show, we will depart for the Olive Tree Restaurant and return home at 5 p.m. Call Eleanor Znamirowski at 410-360-1318 to reserve your seat today. SPECIAL EVENTS RAFFLE TICKETS Our Parish JULY raffle tickets are on sale this weekend in the church vestibule. The price is $5.00 per ticket. You have 31 chances to win. Remember a raffle ticket for the Month of JULY will make a nice gift of any kind, such as, a THANK YOU GIFT, a GIFT for a SPECIAL FRIEND, a HOSTESS GIFT or an ANNIVERSARY GIFT or just to brighten someone’s day in the month of JULY If you can sell tickets to your coworkers, friends, or relatives, please ask at the desk in the church vestibule and SPECIAL EVENTS RAFFLE SELLERS they will get you as many as you need. Thank you for all of your help. Anyone selling the

June 13/14, 2015 Monthly Tickets MUST TURN IN BOTH, SOLD OR UNSOLD TICKETS BY THE 1st OF THE MONTH OR THE TICKET WILL NOT BE HONORED! We have to account for 1,000 tickets at the end of each month. ALTERNATE GIVING MASS ENROLLMENT This is a special way to give back to your parish for an occasion that marks gift giving. Often at the time of a death, birthday, or anniversary, we give flowers, or even gifts to others that are not needed. This Mass enrollment allows you to give memory or honor of a loved one, allowing you the satisfaction of perpetually honoring that person’s life or remembering their special day. In appreciation, the names of the persons will be printed in our parish bulletin and Mass will be celebrated the first Sunday of every month at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Beautiful cards are available at the Parish Office. Two cards are inserted one to be given as the gift and the other to be returned to the parish with your donation.

PARISH NEWS ~ ST. ROSE OF LIMA ~ ST. ROSE OF LIMA FEAST DAY At Mass on Sunday, August 23, 2015, the parish will celebrate the Feast Day of St. Rose of Lima. Please join us after Mass for hospitality in the vestibule of the Church. PARISH LOTTERY Our Monthly Lottery tickets are sold by Sharon Wible (410-636-5069) and by the ladies of the Blessed Virgin Sodality in the vestibule the last two weekends of the month. The price is $5.00 per ticket. You have a chance to win every day. Remember a raffle ticket will make a nice gift of any kind, such as, a birthday gift, anniversary gift, and thank you gift or just to brighten someone’s day. We need your support. Please purchase a lottery ticket!



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