WELCOMING YOU HOME
Our parish opens its doors to welcome and embrace all in our community. We strive through worship, hospitality and service to receive those seeking a spiritual home. In the midst of diversity of thought, lifestyle, nationality, economic status, and age, we endeavor to live as a community of faith and invite you to join our family – a family seeing to know and love Jesus Christ.
SAVE THE DATE(S)
As your family calendars begin to fill up for the Fall, please consider the following
School Supply Drive – all of August – bring NEW items to the St. Joseph altar
Primary Elections – August 23 – exercise your faithful citizenship
2nd Sunday Social – September 11, following the noon Mass – for new parishioners and those who wish to learn more about the parish – meet at the baptismal font
Bereavement Ministry – Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks beginning September 14
Theology Thursdays – Adult Faith Formation opportunities every week, beginning September 15
Children’s Religious Education begins with a Welcome Back Family Picnic on September 18, 1-3pm
Parish Feast Day – September 25 – Cardinal Dolan presides at the noon Mass, and our 2nd Annual International Food Festival follows the Mass
Family Mass (1st Saturdays at 5:30pm) resumes on October 1 – with pizza (finally!)
Monday to Saturday
• 5:30pm (Vigil Mass)
• 10:00am Cantor and Organ
[2nd & 4th Sunday - Family Friendly Mass]
• 12:00pm Traditional Mass w/ Adult Choir • •5:00pm Contemporary Mass
w/ Music Ensemble
Join us in Celebrating
our Feast Day
2nd Annual International Food Festival
On Sunday, September 25th, His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be the celebrant at the 12 noon Mass for our annual celebration of our three Patrons: Saint Monica, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, and Saint Stephen of Hungary.
Following the Mass, we will hold our 2nd Annual International Food Festival celebrating the diversity of our parish. We invite you to consider contributing a tray of finger food, appetizers, or desserts reflecting your heritage!
BEGIN TO THINK OF THE SPECIAL FOOD YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE!
If you are interested in contributing food, there will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church in September or click on the following link.
It’s time for our annual
BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE!
Help support the families served by the Little Sisters of the Assumption in East Harlem.
Please bring items to church before the end of August!
Getting children ready for school success is difficult for vulnerable families in East Harlem when it costs an average of $75 per child for school supplies. Please help the LSA Family Health Service by bringing a few of the following NEW items to the St. Joseph Altar of St. Monica’s Church (413 East 79th St.) during the month of August.
ITEMS MOST NEEDED
Backpacks Binders Notebooks Pens Pencils Glue sticks
Colored pencils Markers Crayons Folders Loose leaf paper
LSA Family Health Service, founded by the Little Sisters of the Assumption, strengthens and empowers vulnerable families and children by meeting their basic needs for food, healthcare, education and a safe home, in the belief that affirming families in their own dignity improves the entire community.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANNUAL GENEROSITY TO THIS CAUSE!
STELmo Men's Bible Study
Flocknote is a digital platform used throughout the archdiocese by which our parish can communicate information to you in real time about activities in our parish, schedule changes, and other important information by way of a text message.
To sign up Click on the Flocknote image above.
We hope that many of you will take advantage of this new avenue of communication. Besides sending out a blanket text to the entire parish, we can also target specific groups such as liturgical ministers, Parish Council, Senior Citizens, Young Adults, Green Team, and other parish groups.
At a time when things can change rather quickly, Flocknote is a terrific way to stay on top of things.
Feeling the heat? Climate change is just one of the many environmental issues for our parish Green Team. New members are welcome to contact email@example.com for more information about this ministry of education, service, advocacy, and prayer in care for our common home, the Earth.
Interested in volunteering at parish events?
The parish council will let you know of opportunities to volunteer if you email your contact information (name, email, and phone) to the parish council at firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date!
Our next Senior Ministry event will be on Friday, September 16, following the 12noon Mass.
Watch this spot for more information!
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
The combined parishes of St Monica, St Stephen of Hungary and St Elizabeth of Hungary are proud to have St Stephen of Hungary School as part of our parish community. Saint Stephen of Hungary School is a Pre-K through 8th grade award-winning Catholic school with a rich heritage of academic excellence.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Join us for Mass in-person or online.
We work diligently to provide a prayerful worship experience. Consider joining us at Mass! Our Mass schedule can be found by clicking below or join us online!
SUPPORT OUR PARISH
If you would like to help support the worship and ministries of this parish, please click this link to WESHARE: LPI our online giving provider.
IN UNITY, DIVERSITY..... Be a part of ours!