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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: 

The churches of St. Rocco and St. Patrick are in need of religious education catechists. To Volunteer for this rewarding experience or for further information please call:
     St. Patrick - 671-7223
     St. Rocco - 676-4691
Thank you and God bless you!

Food Pantry Needs Donations:

We are in need of non-perishable food items such as coffee, tea, juice, pasta, soup, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables in addition to toothpaste, soap, toilet paper and shampoo. Donations may be brought to the parish office or left in the bin at the back of the church.

PLAY BINGO!

At the Knights of Columbus Hall in Glen Cove, at 7:15 pm Friday night. All proceeds go to charity
For more information please call Parish Hall @ 676-2482



Mass Etiquette Reminders                 Messa Etiquette Promemoria

Our behavior in church has an effect on other people. In charity, we need to be sensitive to each other and provide a good example.
*Please be on time for Mass.
*Please stay until Mass has ended,
    i.e. when the priest processes from             church.
*Please dress appropriately &                         modestly.
*Please enter and exit the church      Quietly before and after Mass so      people can pray in peace.
Il nostro comportamento in chiesa ha un effetto su altre persone. Nella carità, dobbiamo essere sensibili a vicenda e di fornire un buon esempio.
*Si prega di essere in tempo per la Messa.
*Si prega di rimanere fino a quando la Messa è finita, vale a dire quando il sacerdote elabora dalla chiesa.
*Si prega di vestirsi in modo appropriato e con modestia.
*Si prega di entrare e uscire dalla chiesa in silenzio, prima e dopo la  messa, così la gente può pregare in pace.

We are a Parish Family dedicated to our Italian heritage striving to preserve the spiritual integrity, Catholic family values and traditions through liturgical celebrations and social festivities with a spirit of hospitality.
La Famiglia Parrocchiale di San Rocco è dedicata al patrimonio culturale e spirituale italiano e cerca di preservare l’integrità spirituale, I valori e le tradizioni della famiglia cattolica attraverso le celebrazioni liturgiche e le festività sociali, con spirito di ospitalità.


Recitation of
           the Holy Rosary of The Blessed Mother:

Recitation of the Rosary every morning after the 7:30am mass we pray a novena then the rosary; and on
Thursday night @ 7:30p.m. in the parish hal
l, Join us

How To Pray The Rosary: The Complete Guide:

(Click "Liturgy" then click "The Rosary" button; on the left, you will see: The Rosary, History, Prayers, Devotions & Novenas...to Our Holy Mother. (print/view the acrobat pdf file)         (Novena to St. Joseph)




All Saints Regional Catholic School
(Tutti I Santi Regionale Scuola Cattolica)

12 Pearsall Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Phone: (516) 676-0762 | Fax: (516) 676-0660
www.ASRCatholic.org

All Saints Regional Catholic School:

Registration is officially open for the 2015-2016 school year. We are also accepting new enrollments at this time. Contact Carol Filippone in our Registration Office. Mon. - Fri. 7:30 am to 11:00 am 516 676-0762 ext. 202
For financial assistance, click on the link to Tomorrow’s Hop Foundation found on the ASR Website. www.asrcatholic.org


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Centering Prayer
 
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Quotations, Maxims, Spiritual Counsels of Saint Padre Pio


Life in the presence of Christ
   Colossians 1:24-28
     In the reading from Paul’s Letter to the Colossians,
         Paul speaks about a mystery,
       "a mystery that has been hidden for ages is now manifested to God’s Holy Ones."
            The mystery is this: "Christ is in you."
“Pray that God will console you when you feel the burden of the Cross, for in doing so you are in no way acting against the will of God, but you are placing yourself beside the Son of God who asked His Father during the Agony in the Garden to send Him some relief. But if He is not willing to give it be ready to pronounce the same ‘Fiat,’ ‘So be it,’ that Jesus did.”
Saint Pio

-----Gospel MT 16:24-28 -----

Jesus said to his disciples,
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world
and forfeit his life?
Or what can one give in exchange for his life?
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory,
and then he will repay each according to his conduct.
Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here
who will not taste death
until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom.”

Gospel LK 12:49-53

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have come to set the earth on fire,
and how I wish it were already blazing!
There is a baptism with which I must be baptized,
and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!
Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division.
From now on a household of five will be divided,
three against two and two against three;
a father will be divided against his son
and a son against his father,
a mother against her daughter
and a daughter against her mother,
a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”



Centering Prayer
 
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Prayers For...
 
Quotations, Maxims, Spiritual Counsels of Saint Padre Pio

Centering Prayer:

Are you looking to strengthen your personal relationship with God?
Centering Prayer, a method of silent prayer, might be what you are looking for.
Please join us on Saturday mornings at 10 am in the St. Teresa of Avila room
in the convent at St. Patrick’s church (2nd floor).

"Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm46:10:

“Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.” -Rumi-
Excerpted from "Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening" by Cynthia Bourgeault.

"Silence is God's first language," wrote the 16th-century mystic John of the Cross.
Silence is the normal context in which contemplative prayer takes place. But there is silence and then there is silence. There is an outer silence, an outer stopping of the words and busy-ness, but there is also a much more challenging interior silence, where the inner talking stops as well.


Most of us are familiar with this first kind of silence, although we don't get enough of it in our spiritual nurture. It's the kind of silence we normally practice in retreat times and quiet days; sometimes you'll hear it described as "free silence." With a break from the usual hurly-burly of your life, you have time to draw inward and allow your mind to meander. You may pore over a scriptural verse and let your imagination and feelings carry you more deeply into it. Or you may simply put the books away and go for a walk in the woods, allowing the tranquility of the setting and the relative quieting of external pressures bring you more deeply in touch with yourself. You listen carefully to how you're feeling, what you're wishing. In this kind of work, the free association of your mind provides the key to the renewal, and silence furnishes the backdrop where this work can go on.


If this is your first time, come at 9:45 am for an introduction to the method of Centering Prayer.
Simply send an e-mail to gip8@optonline.net to let us know that you are interested in learning more
and plan on arriving early. - Your Centering Prayer Friends -
Thomas Keating Centering Prayer Guidelines Intro - on youtube-

"Silence is the language of god. All else is poor translation." What does this mean?
In 1 Kings 19, Elijah experienced a great wind (verse 11), but God was not in the wind; an earthquake (verse 11), but God was not in the earthquake; a fire (verse 12), but God was not in the fire. Finally, Elijah heard, according to the NRSV, "the sound of sheer silence." We, human beings, usually carry all that inside (winds of thoughts, earthquakes of emotions, fires of passion) - you can start hearing language of God as well as of your own soul only when you "calm down". Which is not easy,...)
...read more


Silent Prayer: by Deacon John

   Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

Father Elias invited me to share with you my experiences and insights in how to use silent prayer to better listen to the voice of God within ourselves. Most commonly, when we think of prayer what comes immediately to our minds are the prayers that we either say in the various liturgies or in the prayers where we petition God to help us in some manner. But there is also another type of prayer.
This is prayer where we open our hearts and minds and begin to listen to what God is trying to tell us. By listening to this voice, we can come to understand and actually live out what God wants us to do with our lives. Rather than using words, we rely on silence to enter a newer deeper relationship and ultimate Communion with God. Our prayer is surrounded by silence rather than with all the noise we constantly hear throughout our busy days. One way to get started with this type of contemplative prayer is to use the techniques associated with Lectio Divina.
Lectio Divina
is a slow, deliberate, and contemplative reading and praying of the Scriptures.
We can be most effective with this type of prayer if we set aside a specific time a n d p la c e in our busy lives to pray. By doing this we can begin to discover a new spiritual rhythm to our day. Most of us encounter feelings of frustration throughout our daily lives. We all have days filled with the natural problems associated with our families and work that can result in anxiety, depression, or feelings of emptiness.
By setting aside time in a special quiet manner through Lectio Devina we can discover in our daily lives a new special underlying rhythm. This rhythm can help us to establish a new relationship with God our Father and enable us to enter a newer fresher relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ.
We begin to open ourselves to receive the many graces given so freely by God. By being surrounded in silence we can tune out the distractions around us and focus on God in a new profound manner.
By internalizing what we read in the Scriptures we gradually become much more attuned to what the Scriptures are calling each of us to do with our lives. We begin to focus less on our own individuality and begin to think and act in Communion with God and our neighbors.
In silence we are able to bring our concerns, our relationships, our hopes, and our aspirations and intertwine them with the beautiful message of the Scriptures in our mediations. We can begin to unify our body and our soul to become receptive to hearing and then living out the voice of God.
In future Bulletins I will explain in more details the actual techniques of Lectio Divina that I use. Today, I just wanted to share with you my overview of praying in silence.
Peace,
Deacon John


 


Centering Prayer
 
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Prayers For...
 
Quotations, Maxims, Spiritual Counsels of Saint Padre Pio

"Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are."
Saint Augustine

Novena & Caplet to the Holy Spirit:

The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian.
It commemorates the nine days between the Ascension of Our Lord and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost Sunday. During this time Our Lady and the twelve Apostles prayed in the upper room for the coming of the Paraclete.


Nine DayNovenaToTheHolySpirit     (view/download acrobat pdf file)
HolySpirit-Caplet-Rosary     (view/download acrobat pdf file)
Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Saint Alphonsus Liguori


Veni Creator
Come, O Creator Spirit blest! And in our souls take up Thy rest;

Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid, To fill the hearts which Thou hast made. Great Paraclete! To Thee we cry, O highest gift of God most high! O font of life! O fire of love! And sweet anointing from above.
Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts art known, The finger of God's hand we own; The promise of the Father, Thou! Who dost the tongue with power endow.
Kindle our senses from above, And make our hearts overflow with love; With patience firm and virtue high The weakness of our flesh supply.
Far from us drive the foe we dread, And grant us Thy true peace instead; So shall we not, with Thee for guide, Turn from the path of life aside.
Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow The Father and the Son to know, And Thee, through endless times confessed, Of both, the eternal Spirit blest.
All glory while the ages run Be to the Father and the Son Who rose from death; the same to Thee, O Holy Spirit, eternally.
Amen.


 

 

 

 


Centering Prayer
 
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Prayers For...
 
Quotations, Maxims, Spiritual Counsels of Saint Padre Pio

World Day of Prayer for Vocations:

(April 17, 2016)
Prayer for Vocations
God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women
to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, religious, and
consecrated persons. Send your Holy Spirit to help us respond generously and
courageously to your call. May our community of faith support vocations of sacrificial
love in our youth. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.


Prayer for Veterans Day:

Father, we could never thank our military men and women enough for their courageous service and sacrifice to our country and its people. Yet today we lift up our voices to express gratefulness and honor to these military troops both from the past and present. Show us ways in our communities, churches, and families to thank and love them better. Keep and protect these heroes and their families, in the powerful name of Jesus.
Amen.


PRAYER FOR PRIESTS:

Keep them, I pray Thee, dearest Lord, keep them for they are Thine.
Thy priests whose lives burn out before Thy consecrated shrine.
Keep them for they are in the world though from the world apart,
When earthly pleasures tempt, allure, shelter them in your heart.
Keep them and comfort them in hours of loneliness and pain,
When all their life of sacrifice for souls seems but in vain.
Keep them and Oh remember Lord, they have no one but Thee.
Yet they have only human hearts with human frailty.
Keep them as spotless as the Host that daily they caress.
Their every thought, word and deed deign, dearest Lord to bless
Amen.


Pope Francis’ Prayer for Jubilee Year of Mercy:

Lord Jesus Christ,

you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
Amen  

 


 

 

 


Centering Prayer
 
Novena to the Holy Spirit
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Quotations, Maxims, Spiritual Counsels of Saint Padre Pio

MAXIMS --&-- COUNSELS on meditation from Saint Padre Pio

“Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds Him.”

“Whoever does not meditate is like someone who never looks in the mirror before going out, doesn’t bother to see if he is tidy today, and may go out dirty without knowing it. The person who meditates and turns his mind to God, who is the mirror of his soul, seeks to know his fault, tries to correct them, moderates his impulses, and puts his conscience in order.”

"The final purpose of meditation is the love of God and one's neighbor. Love the first with all your soul and without reservation, love the second as another self, and you will have arrived at the final purpose of meditation."

"When you do not succeed in meditating well do not for this reason cease to do your duty. If there are many distractions do not lose heart. Make a meditation on patience; you will profit all the same. Fix the time, the length of your meditation, and do not rise from your place until you have finished it even at the cost of being crucified".

"Have patience and persevere in the holy exercise of meditation; be content to begin with small steps till you have legs to run, better still wings to fly. Be content to be obedient, which is never a small thing for a soul which has chosen God for its portion. And be resigned to be, for the present, a little bee in the hive which will soon become a large bee capable of making honey."

"Pray, hope and don't worry. Anxiety doesn't help at all. Our Merciful Lord will listen to your prayer."

"Prayer is the best weapon we possess, the key that opens the heart of God."

"When there is no time for both, meditation and vocal prayer, meditation is to be preferred because it is more fruitful."

“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.”

“Pray that God will console you when you feel the burden of the Cross, for in doing so you are in no way acting against the will of God, but you are placing yourself beside the Son of God who asked His Father during the Agony in the Garden to send Him some relief. But if He is not willing to give it be ready to pronounce the same ‘Fiat,’ ‘So be it,’ that Jesus did.”

more spiritual counsels and maxims from Saint Pio


SPIRITUAL COUNSELS FROM ST. PADRE PIO

Prayer and Meditation

"Pray, hope and don't worry. Anxiety doesn't help at all. Our Merciful Lord will listen to your prayer."

"Prayer is the best weapon we possess, the key that opens the heart of God."

"Ahead! Courage! In the spiritual life he who does not advance goes backward. It happens as with a boat which always must go ahead. If it stands still the wind will blow it back."

“Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds Him.”

“Whoever does not meditate is like someone who never looks in the mirror before going out, doesn’t bother to see if heis tidy today, and may go out dirty without knowing it. The person who meditates and turns his mind to God, who is the mirror of his soul, seeks to know his fault, tries to correct them, moderates his impulses, and puts his conscience in order.”

"Have patience and persevere in the holy exercise of meditation; be content to begin with small steps till you have legs to run, better still wings to fly. Be content to be obedient, which is never a small thing for a soul which has chosen God for its portion. And be resigned to be, for the present, a little bee in the hive which will soon become a large bee capable of making honey."

"When you do not succeed in meditating well do not for this reason cease to do your duty. If there are many distractions do not lose heart. Make a meditation on patience; you will profit all the same. Fix the time, the length of your meditation, and do not rise from your place until you have finished it even at the cost of being crucified".

"The final purpose of meditation is the love of God and one's neighbor. Love the first with all your soul and without reservation, love the second as another self, and you will have arrived at the final purpose of meditation."

"The prayers of the Saints in heaven and of the just on earth are a perfume which will never be lost."

"Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our heavenly Mother and reflect on its boundless grief of how precious is our soul."

"When there is no time for both, meditation and vocal prayer, meditation is to be preferred because it is more fruitful."

The most beautiful Credo is that which comes from your lips in darkness, in sacrifice, in pain, in the supreme effort of an unbending will for good. It is this which, like a stroke of lightning, penetrates the darkness of the soul; it is this which in the flash of the tempest lifts you and leads you to God."

SPIRITUAL MAXIMS OF PADRE PIO:

“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.”

“If we are calm and persevering, we shall find not only ourselves, but our souls, and with that, God Himself.”

“The demon has only one door by which to enter into our soul: the will; there are no secret doors. No sin is a sin if not committed with the will. When there is no action of the will, there is no sin, but only human weakness.”

“God enriches the soul which empties itself of everything.”

“In the spiritual life one must always go on pushing ahead and never go backwards; if not, the same thing happens as to a boat which when it loses headway gets blown backwards with the wind.”

“It is not a loss of patience if one asks Jesus to take away pain, when this becomes insupportable to us and beyond our strength, nor does one lose the merit of the suffering which is offered, by asking this of God.”

“A good heart is always strong, it suffers, but with tears it is consoled by sacrificing itself for its neighbor and for God.”

“Love and fear must go united together, fear without love becomes cowardice. Love without fear becomes presumption. When there is love without fear, love runs without prudence and without restraint, without taking care where it is going.”

“Where there is no obedience there is no virtue, where there is no virtue there is no good, where there is no good there is no love, where there is no love, there is no God, and where there is no god there is no Paradise.”

“Time spent in honor of God and for the salvation of souls is never badly spent.”

“Keep well dug into your minds the words of Our Lord: In patience you will possess your soul.”

“Pray that God will console you when you feel the burden of the Cross, for in doing so you are in no way acting against the will of God, but you are placing yourself beside the Son of God who asked His Father during the Agony in the Garden to send Him some relief. But if He is not willing to give it be ready to pronounce the same ‘Fiat,’ ‘So be it,’ that Jesus did.”

“Those strong and generous in heart do not complain except for a strong reason, and even then it does not affect them intimately.”

“Pray that God will console you when you feel the burden of the Cross, for in doing so you are in no way acting against the will of God, but you are placing yourself beside the Son of God who asked His Father during the Agony in the Garden to send Him some relief. But if He is not willing to give it be ready to pronounce the same ‘Fiat,’ ‘So be it,’ that Jesus did.”
Saint Pio

Centering Prayer
 
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Prayers For...
 
Quotations, Maxims, Spiritual Counsels of Saint Padre Pio

Padre Pio: "The Stigmatist"
“Pray that God will console you when you feel the burden of the Cross, for in doing so you are in no way acting against the will of God, but you are placing yourself beside the Son of God who asked His Father during the Agony in the Garden to send Him some relief. But if He is not willing to give it be ready to pronounce the same ‘Fiat,’ ‘So be it,’ that Jesus did.”
Saint Pio

Gospel MT 16:24-28

Jesus said to his disciples,
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world
and forfeit his life?
Or what can one give in exchange for his life?
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory,
and then he will repay each according to his conduct.
Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here
who will not taste death
until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom.”


Centering Prayer
 
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Prayers For...
 
Quotations, Maxims, Spiritual Counsels of Saint Padre Pio