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Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotion

Starting Saturday, November 9th, we will conduct “40 Hours” Eucharistic Devotion to honor Jesus Christ truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar(Program of devotion printed below). We encourage participation in celebrations and devotions as well as to private Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament during the three days of Eucharistic Devotions. Let us find some time and desire to join together for prayers of thanksgiving and glorification, by which we may receive an abundance of God’s Graces. St. Alphonse Liguori (1696-1787), doctor in the Church, founder of the Redemptorist Order, learned theologian, Patron Saint of Moral Theology, who wrote many pious, apologetic, and moralistic works, stated the following about the Eucharist and Priesthood:   “The whole Church is not in a position to honor God, nor to obtain through entreaties as many graces, as one Priest celebrating a Mass. Thus one priest celebrating one single Holy Mass, offering Jesus Christ in sacrifice, gives more glory to God, than all the people taken together, in death, having sacrificed their life for God. What give priests authority over the true Body of Jesus Christ, is a question of faith, that through speaking the words of Consecration, Word Incarnated in obedience to them, Continue reading Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotion

First Holy Communion – May 11, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013 was a very special day for the children in 3rd Grade at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, as well as the children enrolled in the St. Stanislaus Kostka CCD Program. All 30 children anxiously arrived to our church on time. This would be their first time to receive Jesus in Holy Communion. The church was beautifully decorated with white flowers at the altar and white bows lining the pews for where the children would sit. The names of all children were posted on the special banners which were placed on both sides of the sanctuary. Fr. Marek Sobczak CM was the celebrant for the Mass and Fr. Joseph Szpilski was the concelebrant. The children eagerly listened to Fr. Marek, responded loudly, and behaved reverently during the entire Mass. Just before the children received their First Holy Communion, they sang, “Into My Heart”. Just after receiving Holy Communion the children sang, “At the Table of Jesus”.  Just before the Mass ended children expressed their gratefulness to the priests, to Sister Collette, to Mrs. Christina Cieloszczyk, the Principal of the Academy, to Mrs. Kimberly Petruzzo, their 3rd grade teacher. First Holy Communion Day was truly a wonderful day for these children. May they continue to stay close to Jesus now and forever.

40 Godzinne nabożeństwo Eucharystyczne

40-2012 I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who in any way contributed to the success of our 40-Hour Devotion on November 13, 2012. This was a wonderful experience for each of us, as well as a magnificent testimony of our faith and adoration for Jesus Christ present among us in the Most Blessed Sacrament. My thanks to those who came to the Devotions, Masses and especially to the private adoration. Thank you to Reverend Monsignor Peter Zedzian, Pastor of the Holy Cross Church in Maspeth, NY and to Reverend Lukasz Storc, CM, who delivered the sermons at the Closing Mass. We are very grateful to the other priests for preaching the Word of God during other masses. Many thanks to Rev. Canon Witold Mroziewski, President of the Polish American Priest Association in the Diocese of Brooklyn, who celebrated the closing Mass and led the procession carrying heavy monstrance. Thanks to Rev Rafal Kopystynski CM, Provincial of the New England Province of the Congregation of the Mission, Rev. Monsignor John Strynkowski, Rector of the St. James Cathedral, Rev. Monsignor Peter Zendzian, Rev. Canon Andrzej Kurowski, Pastor of St. Frances de Chantal,

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Eucharistic Feast in our parish

Forty Hours Devotion. What is it? This is a special period of continuous prayer during which the Eucharist is exposed in a monstrance for adoration. The devotion begins with a Mass followed by continuous adoration over a 40-hour period, and it ends with a Mass or Vespers and Benediction. In the Bible the number 40 is associated with a sacred period of time: the rain at the time of the flood of Noah lasted 40 days and nights, and the Hebrews wandered in the desert for 40 years on the way to the Promised Land. Jesus fasted for 40 days before beginning his public ministry. The devotion was promoted by both Saint Philip Neri and Saint Ignatius of Loyola in the 1500s. In the United States, Saint John Neumann (1811-1860), bishop of Philadelphia, helped spread the devotion. Schedule of devotion in our parish is here. In the year 1263 a priest from Prague was on route to Rome making a pilgrimage asking God for help to strengthen his faith since he was having doubts about his vocation. Along the way he stopped in Bolsena 70 miles north of Rome. While celebrating Mass there, as he raised the host during the consecration, the bread turned into flesh and began to bleed. The drops of blood fell onto the small white cloth on the altar, called the corporal.

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40 Hours–Eucharistic Devotion

Starting Saturday, November 10, we will conduct “40 Hours” Eucharistic Devotion to honor Jesus Christ truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar(Program of devotion printed below). We encourage participation in celebrations and devotions as well as to private Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament during the three days of Eucharistic Devotions. Let us find some time and desire to join together for prayers of thanksgiving and glorification, by which we may receive an abundance of God’s Graces. St. Alphonse Liguori (1696-1787), doctor in the Church, founder of the Redemptorist Order, learned theologian, Patron Saint of Moral Theology, who wrote many pious, apologetic, and moralistic works, stated the following about the Eucharist and Priesthood:   Continue reading 40 Hours–Eucharistic Devotion

First Holy Communion – May 12, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012 was a very special day for the children in 3rd Grade at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, as well as the children enrolled in the St. Stanislaus Kostka CCD Program. All 33 children anxiously arrived at school and then processed to church. This would be their first time to receive Jesus in Holy Communion. The church was beautifully decorated with white flowers at the altar and white bows lining the pews for where the children would sit. The names of all children were posted on the special banners which were placed on both sides of the sanctuary. Continue reading First Holy Communion – May 12, 2012

40 HOURS EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION – Thank You

I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who in any way contributed to the success of our 40-Hour Devotion. This was a wonderful experience for each of us, as well as a magnificent testimony of our faith and adoration for Jesus Christ present among us in the Most Blessed Sacrament. My thanks to those who came to the Devotions, Masses and especially to the private adoration. Thank you to Reverend Dariusz Strzelecki who delivered the sermons at the Closing

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Eucharistic Feast in our parish

Forty Hours Devotion. Whta is it? This is a special period of continuous prayer during which the Eucharist is exposed in a monstrance for adoration. The devotion begins with a Mass followed by continuous adoration over a 40-hour period, and it ends with a Mass or Vespers and Benediction. In the Bible the number 40 is associated with a sacred period of time: the rain at the time of the flood of Noah lasted 40 days and nights, and the Hebrews wandered in the desert for 40 years on the way to the Promised Land. Jesus fasted for 40 days before beginning his public ministry. The devotion was promoted by both Saint Philip Neri and Saint Ignatius of Loyola in the 1500s. In the United States, Saint John Neumann (1811-1860), bishop of Philadelphia, helped spread the devotion.  Schedule of devotion in our parish is here.

In the year 1263 a priest from Prague was on route to Rome making a pilgrimage asking God for help to strengthen his faith since he was having doubts about his vocation. Along the way he stopped in Bolsena 70 miles north of Rome. While celebrating Mass there, as he raised the host during the consecration, the bread turned into flesh and began to bleed. The drops of blood fell onto

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Holy Thursday

Today, as we begin the sacred Paschal Triduum,  we give thanks to God for two great sacraments established by Jesus Christ to help us live our lives in holiness and perfection – the Eucharist and Priesthood.

The night before Pope John Paul II’s funeral, Rome was filled with an estimated 5 million pilgrims who had come for the funeral Mass. Wherever they were gathered, all over the city, the whole night through, you could see priests hearing confessions in makeshift, outdoor confessionals, with signs around their necks or hanging from their chairs listing the languages they spoke. Continue reading Holy Thursday

Spring of genuine love…

Prior to his suffering and death on the cross for the redemption of the world, the Savior gave His disciples and all who would follow him one command. It summarizes His expectations – “This I command you, love one another, as I have loved you.”    The command to love one another is not, however, a requirement, which the disciple can fulfill by his or her, own power, apart from Christ. He explains this saying: “I am the Vine, you are the branches… apart from me you can do nothing.”

His idea was very simple – if we continue to spread His unlimited love around us as His disciples we must draw strength from Him. Apart from Him we are false prophets. In other words, Christ chose us to bear fruits of love. But the branch bears fruit only because it is attached to the vine. Our annual Eucharistic Devotion invites us to adore Jesus present among us in our hearts but first of all in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. We are reminded that we are called to love God and one another and that we are invited to imitate Christ in his love, because we are part of Him – He is the Vine, we are branches. Continue reading Spring of genuine love…

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Last two Saturdays – May 8th and May 15th – were the days of celebration in our parish. 87 children, 3rd grade students from our school and our parish CCD program, received Jesus Christ,  the Body and Blood of the Lord, in Holy Communion for the first time in their lives. We congratulate them and we offer our prayers for their intentions. First Communion is considered one of the holiest and most important celebrations in a Roman Catholic’s life.  In order for anyone to receive communion, that person must be without sin and in a state of grace. Our children made their first confession, or the Sacrament of Penance, a few weeks before receiving their First Communion. Continue reading FIRST HOLY COMMUNION