First Sunday of Lent - March 9, 2014
P.O. Box  909
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38 Academy Street
Margaretville, NY 12455
T: 845-586-2665
Pastor: Fr. Steven Scarmozzino
Terry Lehn, Secretary/Bookkeeper
Office Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 8:30AM - 2:30PM
61 Academy Street
Margaretville,NY 12455
T: 845-586-2422
543 Main Street, Margaretville, NY 12455
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00AM Chapel
Saturday 5:30PM Sacred Heart
Sunday 9:00AM Sacred Heart
 Sunday 11:30AM St. Anne's
Saturday 4:30 - 5:15PM Sacred Heart
Anytime by appointment
375 Main Street, Andes, NY 13731

The people of Sacred Heart Parish are the body of Christ.  We accept our baptismal call: to provide a warm and welcoming place for all to freely worship, to minister to all, especially the ill and the needy, to offer a program of faith formation for all ages of our ethnically diverse parish community and to witness the Gospel by the way we live our lives.

Joseph Grieco
Patricia Tucker

Finance Committee
Martin Donnelly
Russ Kaufman

Buildings and Grounds
Eric VanBenschoten

Richard Tucker

Altar Servers
Todd Pascarella

Religious Education
Doris Warner

Arthur Peterson

Spanish Apostolate
Joaquina Mendoza

S.H. Women's Society
Barbara De Maria

Homebound Ministry
Ellie Aulino

Church Cleaning
Ellie Aulino
Pat Tucker

Mass Intentions are available - Please call Terry in the Parish Office @ 845-586-2422 or e-mail @
Mass Intentions For the Week

Saturday - 5:30 p.m., Sacred Heart (3/08/2014)
Bernard Barto by family
Albert Schutz by Diane and Louie Schutz

Sunday-9 a.m., Sacred Heart (3/09/2014)
For the intentions of the Marinaccio family by G. Marinaccio

Sunday-11:30 a.m., St. Anne's (03/09/2014)
Intention available

Wednesday - 9a.m., Sacred Heart (03/12/2014)
Intention available

Thursday-9 a.m. Sacred Heart (3/13/2014)
Intention available

Friday-9 a.m. Sacred Heart 3/14/2014)
Intention available

Saturday-5:30 p.m., Sacred Heart (3/15/2014)
Arthur Peterson Sr. by family

Sunday-9 a.m., Sacred Heart (5/16/2014)
Toby Diane Roe by her friend, Ellie Aulino
Sigrid Hildenhagen Oetzel by her brother, Erwin Hildenhagen

Sunday-11:30 a.m., St. Anne's (3/16/2014)
Mary Eckert by Bonnie & Greg Puzio

Sanctuary Candle - For the intentions of the Schutz family by Diane and Louie Schutz

Sunday 8:25 a.m. Rosary - As we reflect, we pray that we can resist temptation and continue our journey in faith with the aid of God's grace.  We pray for an increase to the vocation of the priesthood and religious life, for all those who have chosen these vocations, justice for all, an end to abortion, all lawmakers and leaders, and for the special intentions held within our hearts, while trusting and accepting that God's will is being fulfilled.
Liturgical Ministers

March 8, 2014
Saturday, 5:30 P.M. Sacred Heart
(L) P. Gonzalez
(EM) R. Brenner, A. Peterson, R. Peterson

March 9, 2014
Sunday, 9 A.M. Sacred Heart
(L) D. Colfer
EM) M. Colfer, E. deComminges, B. Wilk

Sunday 11:30 A.M. St. Anne's
(L) M. Donnelly
(EM) B. Olenych, M. Olenych

Mountainside: E. Aulino


Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19/Mt 4:1-11
Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday: ls 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10/Lk 11:29-32
Thursday:Est C1:12, 14-16, 23-25/Mt 7:7-12
Friday: Ez 18:21-28/Mt 5:20-26
Saturday: Dt 26:16-19/Mt 5:43-48
Next Sunday:Gn 12:1-4a/2 Tm 1:8b-10/Mt 17:1-9


 (3/1-3/2/2014) S.H. - $1,090, St. Anne's - $434
Candles - $20
We offered - $1,544
Thank you for your generosity!

Church Cleaning Team:  E. Aulino, J. Kifile

Holy Days of Obligation 2014
January 1, Wednesday
Mary, Mother of God
May 30, Thursday Ascension Thursday (40 days after Easter)
August 15, Friday Assumption of Mary
November 1, Saturday All Saints Day (not obligatory)
December 8, Monday Immaculate Conception
December 25, Thursday Christmas

Women's Society
Each month, the Women's Society sponsors a food basket for a local family.  If you know of any person or family in need, please contact us. All information is strictly confidential.  For more information, please call Barbara @ 845-254-6102.

Do you have someone to add to our prayer chain?  Please call Barbara Wilk @ 607-326-7026 or Dawn Maxim @ 845-586-3131.

Prayer Shawl Ministry - The purpose of a prayer shawl is to give someone a tangible example of God’s love and care, to wrap them in prayer.  If you know someone in need of a prayer shawl or for more information, please call Barbara @ 607-326-7026.

The regular monthly meeting of the Sacred Heart Women's Society will be held on Friday, March 14 at 6 p.m.  All women are welcome to join us for prayer and fellowship.  We will be discussing some of our upcoming projects.
Put a little "spring" into your marriage.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: March 22 & 23rd.
Call 518-279-3243 or

Please note that Father Steven will be away on vacation during the week of March 17 thru 21. 
There will be no daily Mass on 3/19, 3/20, &3/21.

”Fridays With Father" evening, ”Elements of Faith" will be rescheduled.

Our monthly Spanish Mass will be celebrated this Sunday, March 9 at 4 p.m.  All are welcome to join us.

Notes from Father Steven will return next
We have almost 300 families registered in Sacred Heart Parish.

If each family brought just one item to Mass each week for our local Community Pantry, we could bring much comfort to the less fortunate among us.  Among the most needed items are: paper products (napkins, toilet paper, paper towels), macaroni and cheese, canned stews, Chunky soups, canned meat and fish and peanut butter and jelly.  Please drop your donations off in the box at the back of church.
Donations made on the first weekend of each month will be brought to the Roxbury Food Pantry.  Thank you for your generosity in caring for all God's people.

Andes Food Bank Collection
If you wish to donate to the Andes food bank located at the Presbyterian church, please leave your non-perishable food donations in the box located in the back of St. Anne's.  For any questions or information on what items are most needed, please call Joi Brundege @ 845-676-4753.

The parish office is now relocated to the rectory to conserve heat in the parish center. Anyone needing to contact the parish should call 845-586-2665.  Messages will no longer be taken on 2422 during this time.  Terry's office hours will remain the same, Wed. & Thurs. from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

All are welcome to join Art Peterson as he continues his study of the Gospel of Matthew at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 in the Parish Center Chapel.  This week we examine the Message of the Kingdom.
Question and Answer Corner

What do the Gospels address when they speak, of the temptations
of Jesus?

The Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent always speaks of the temptations of Jesus.  Mark, the first Gospel written, was the primary source for Luke and Matthew, who edited it to fit their communities‘ context and needs.

Mark's temptation account (1:12-13) is very brief.  Matthew (4:1-11) and Luke (4:1-13) both expand the temptation account, each listing three similar temptations, but with a different arrangement.  They used a different source for their accounts other than Mark.  The clue to each Gospel writer's theology is usually found in the editing.

Luke's temptation account, like Matthew, is threefold.  Yet unlike Matthew, Luke's third temptation focuses on the Temple in Jerusalem, a place of  great significance for Luke.  In his Gospel, Jerusalem is the place where Jesus will fulfill his role and mission, while in Acts, Luke's other masterpiece, it is the center of Gospel evangelization to the whole world.

Forty days in the desert recall the forty years of Jewish wandering, where they murmured against God, failing to trust in God's providence.  Jesus enters the desert, guided by the Spirit, to model how we are to respond to the temptations that surround us.  Jesus places total trust in God.  No matter what happens God can be relied upon.  Do we believe that as we go through our daily lives?



March 2014 SCHEDULE

Mass Minister of the Word Minister
of the
Mountainside Minister
Saturday 1 5:30 pm A. Shea E. Brown
G. Brown
J. Mendoza

Sunday 2 9 am A. Laub A. Curley
T. Curley
D. Jennings
M. & A. Laub
Saturday 8 5:30 pm P. Gonzales R. Brenner
A. Peterson
R. Peterson

Sunday 9 9 am D. Colfer M. Colfer
E. deComminges
B. Wilk
E. Aulino
Saturday 15 5:30 pm R. Peterson E. Brown
G. Brown
J. Mendoza

Sunday 16 9 am D. Warner A. Curley
T. Curley
D. Jennings
R. Peterson
Saturday 22 5:30 pm A. Peterson M. Colfer
C. Cuttita
S. Fiore

Sunday 23 9 am T. Lehn R. Brenner
E. deComminges
B. Wilk
B. Barrack
Saturday 29 5:30 pm A. Shea E. Brown
G. Brown
C. Cuttita

Sunday 30 9 am A. Laub A. Curley
T. Curley
D. Jennings
M. & A. Laub