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Lent

lent6 Lenten Regulations 2018 

The penitential and grace filled season of Lent begins with the celebration of Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on March 1, 2017. It is a season that urgently calls us to conversion and is a time for deepening our spiritual life, most especially through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his Lenten message for 2017, encourages us to see God’s Word as a gift and other persons as a gift. He writes: “Lent is the favorable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments, and in our neighbor. The Lord, who overcame the deceptions of the Tempter during the forty days in the desert, shows us the path we must take. May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God’s word, be purified of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters in need.”

In keeping with Pope Francis’ exhortation, our Diocesan Bishop, Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, in order to assist the faithful of the Diocese of Brooklyn to take full advantage of the Lenten season, would like to remind us of the following:

ABSTINENCE – All the faithful who have reached 14 years of age are required to abstain totally from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent. Continue reading Lent

Ash Wednesday is coming

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On Ash Wednesday we begin the season of Lent, a time of reflection and renewal of our spiritual life.
On Ash Wednesday we mark our foreheads with ashes as a sign of our penance.
Ashes will be distributed during the following Masses:
6:30 – Mass in the Polish language.
7:00AM – Mass in the Polish language.
8:00AM – Mass in the English language.
9:00AM – Mass in the English language.
11:00AM- Mass in the Polish language.
6:30PM – Mass in the English language.
8:00PM – Mass in the Polish language.
We remind everyone that Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. That is, anyone between the age of 18 and 59 may eat one full and two light meatless meals. The norm concerning abstinence from meat begins at age 14.

Congregation of the Mission Founding Day

vdp066January 25th, marks the anniversary of the Foundation of the Congregation of the Mission by St. Vincent de Paul. Please pray for the new vocations to priesthood and for the growth of this religious Vincentian community.

The Congregation of the Mission celebrates January 25th 1617 as its “Foundation Day” but in reality the Congregation was not legally set up until 8 year laters on April 17, 1625. To celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Mission VinFormation has posted a SlideShare presentation.

The history of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers) begins on January 25, 1617.
Vincent de Paul (1581) was ordained on September 23, 1600, at the age of nineteen or twenty. In 1612, he was named pastor of Saint-Medard in Clichy, a poor rural parish just northwest of Paris. As pastor, he experienced the priesthood in a way unknown to him to that point, and told the bishop he was happier than the bishop himself, and even the pope.
However, in less than a year, Cardinal Bérulle recalled him to Paris to become chaplain to the Gondi family and tutor to their children. In January of 1617, Vincent was on the Gondi estates in Picardy, and heard the confession of a dying man, who told Madame de Gondi that he would have been damned without Vincent’s ministry. She urged Vincent to preach a sermon on general confessions. He did it on January 25, 1617. His sermon produced such a response that other priests were called to help hear all the confessions. Continue reading Congregation of the Mission Founding Day

Merry Christmas! Życzenia !

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On the occasion of Christmas, the Priests and Sisters working in this Parish express their sincere best wishes to all Parishioners and Guests who attend our church.  We wish you a healthy, happy and peaceful Christmas season and express our sincere thanks for the kindness extended to our Parish and Church.

Z okazji Świąt Bożego Narodzenia Kapłani i Siostry pracujące w tutejszej parafii składają SERDECZNE ŻYCZENIA wszystkim Parafianom i Gościom uczęszczającym do naszego kościoła. Życzymy wszystkim zdrowia oraz błogosławieństwa Bożego na święta i jednocześnie wyrażamy wdzięczność za Waszą troskę o naszą parafię i kościół.
Continue reading Merry Christmas! Życzenia !

SPOWIEDŹ / CONFESSIONS

SPOWIEDŹ ŚWIĘTA przed Bożym Narodzeniem:
Poniedziałek, Worek, Środa (18, 19, 20 grudnia)
7:00 – 9:00 oraz 18:00-19:00

Czwartek, Piątek (21, 22 grudnia)
7:00 – 8:00 oraz 18:00-19:00

Sobota 23 grudnia
7:00 – 9:00 oraz 16:00-20:00

Niedziela 24 grudnia – nie ma spowiedzi.

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Sacrament of Penance before Christmas:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (December 18, 19, 20)
7:00 – 9:00 AM – 6-7 PM
Thursday, Friday (December 21, 22)
7:00 – 8:00 AM oraz 6-7 PM
Saturday (December 23)
7:00 – 9:00 AM oraz 4-8 PM
Sunday December 24 – NO CONFESSION

Advent

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We are still waiting in adoration of the Lord … He will come soon so we can rejoice!
Czuwamy przed Panem i szykujemy serca na Jego przyjście…
Our church welcomes you on the Third Sunday of Advent! We are almost ready for Christmas time! Are you ready to accept Jesus into your life? Continue reading Advent

Krakowianki and Gorale Christmas presentation

krakowianki igoral-xmas2017 (33)Children from the Krakowianki and Gorale Folk Group had presented their Christmas show. They were dancing Polish Folk dances and singing folk songs. The second part was a Christmas pageant “Szopka” about Christ who was born as our Savior and how all people came to visit Him. Children have done superb job. Thank you children, parents and ladies who work hard during a year to teach them!

Some photos are here below. Yet more photos can be found at Facebook.com/sskcbrooklyn Continue reading Krakowianki and Gorale Christmas presentation

Christmas Show by students of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy

Akademia-xmas2017 (2)Students of the Catholic Academy of St. Stanislaus Kostka had presented their Christmas Show on Friday, December 14, 2017. They sang wonderful Carols in few languages. Second part was very unique because children sang very catchy Polish Carols in English translation. Mrs. Bozena and all the students – Great Job!

PHOTOS are here below. Yet more photos can be found at Facebook.com/sskcbrooklyn   Continue reading Christmas Show by students of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy