YPF Volunteering at Word of Life Food Pantry

The YPF will be volunteering with their friends at the Word of Life Food Pantry in the Bronx on Saturday, March 22nd and we would like to do a drive for apples and oranges to distribute to needy families in the area on the day we volunteer.  To that end, if you are able to pick up any apples or oranges as part of your regular grocery shopping and bring them on Sunday, March 16th, we will then be able to hold on to them until Saturday when we can bring them with us to the Bronx.  Any kind of apples and oranges would be fine!  If you would prefer to donate money for us to purchase the apples and oranges ourselves, we are happy to do that as well.  Thank you so much to our incredibly generous congregation for helping us help others!

March 2, 2014 - The Transfiguration of Our Lord

This Sunday, Rev. Douglas Estella will be preaching “A Glimpse of Glory”.

Rev. Estella gives us a preview:

“I will explore the meaning of Christ revealing Himself as divine to Peter, James, and John as He makes His eventual way to Jerusalem and the events of Holy Week. Jesus gives these three disciples a tangible way to hold on to hope in the face of increasing opposition to Jesus culminating inHis trial and crucifixion. Someone once said that ‘Hope is the engine of change,’ and I would add that faith is the precondition for hope. Jesus invites us to have faith, to trust that He is who He said He is and that He will have the last word in a world of doubt and uncertainty. We will see how the Transfiguration of Christ may transfigure our outlook on life.”

White Christmas 2013

“Tableau of the Nativity of Christ” by Sunday School Children.  Photo by Dina Antonucci.

Photo by Dina Antonucci.

Once again, White Christmas was amazing. The children all performed, spoke, and sang so well and it brought a tear my eyes. We are all very proud of them. A major highlight was the presentation of the gifts. These gifts brought joy and the knowledge to more than 300 needy babies, children, teens and adults, that they are not forgotten. The groups that received these tokens of love were La Jornada, Borders of Hope, St. Christopher Ottile School and Jamaica Residence. Many, many thanks to all who participated by providing one or more of these gifts. In some cases, this is the only Christmas present received by the person, so it means a lot.