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40 Hours Devotion

ThisTuesday at 7 PM Mass we will celebrate the closing of the 3 day Eucharist Devotion. We expressed our gratitude to God present among us with His Body and Blood in the Most Blessed Sacrament. We praised His Name and gave Him glory through adorations and devotions.

We are very grateful to all the people who attended Masses and devotions, made act of adoration and paid homage to Jesus. We also are very grateful to Father Joseph Szpilski CM for his homilies and prayers that have reminded us about our responsibilities of truly loving God and people since we all participate in the Mystical Body of Christ. Please join us for this very special Mass.

Veterans Day

vdVeterans Day is a day to remember the sacrifices made by each and every member of the American Armed Forces who have served or who are serving now and who bear the wounds of war. We remember all, especially those who have earned the Medal of Honor for their heroic bravery while serving in the armed forces.
To these brave men and women we say thank you for your service. Please join us in a moment of silence to pray for each of them, especially those wounded and ill warriors still suffering for our freedom. Let us pray:
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Our Mother, please pray to your Son, Our Lord, for our warriors and our veterans, for our country and our continued freedom. Amen.

Indulgences Obtainable for the Souls in Purgatory: All Souls’ Day Through November 8th

cm2ENA plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the faithful who devoutly visit a church or oratory on All Souls Day (November 2nd). Requirements for Obtaining a Plenary Indulgence on All Souls Day:

1/ Visit a church and pray for souls in Purgatory. 2/ Say one “Our Father” and the “Apostles Creed” in the visit to the church. 3/ Say one “Our Father” and one “Hail Mary” for the Pope’s intentions (those intentions designated by the Holy Father each month). 4/ Worthily receive Holy Communion (ideally on the same day). 5/ Make a sacramental confession within 20 days of All Souls Day. 6/ For a plenary indulgence, be free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin (or the indulgence is partial, not plenary).

cm1You may gain one plenary indulgence a day.

These partial indulgences are applicable only to the souls in Purgatory: 1/ A partial indulgence may be obtained by devoutly visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed, even if the prayer is only mental. One may obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting a cemetery each day between November 1st – 8th. 2/ A partial indulgence may be obtained when the Eternal Rest (Requiem aeternam) is prayed. Continue reading Indulgences Obtainable for the Souls in Purgatory: All Souls’ Day Through November 8th


Our sincerest congratulations to these Priest of the Congregation of the Mission, who, this year, are celebrating an Anniversary of their Ordination:
Rev. Provincial Chester Mrowka CM – 60 years of Priesthood
Rev. Stanisław Miękina CM – 60 years of Priesthood
Rev. Provincial Marek Sadowski CM – 25 years of Priesthood
Rev. Jan Szylar CM – 25 years of Priesthood.
We assure You, Honored Jubilarians, of our prayers in Your intention. May the Almighty God bestow upon you always the power to joyfully experience the fulfillment of Your priesthood for the Glory of God and salvation of people.

Najserdeczniejsze gratulacje składamy kapłanom ze Zgromadzenia Księży Misjonarzy, który w tym roku obchodzą swoje Jubileusze Święcen Kapłanskich:
Ks. Prowincjał Chester Mrowka CM – 60 lat kapłanstwa
Ks. Stanisław Miękina CM – 60 lat kapłanstwa
Ks. Prowincjal Marek Sadowski CM – 25 lat kapłanstwa
Ks. Jan Szylar CM – 25 lat kapłanstwa.
Zapewniamy Was, Czcigodni Jubilaci o naszej modlitwie w Waszych intencjach. Niech dobry Bóg zawsze darzy Was mocą do radosnego przeżywania Waszego kapłanstwa dla Chwały Boga i zbawienia ludzi .


Msza św i Akademia 3 Majowa

W niedzielę 5 maja odbyła się w naszym kościele uroczysta msza święta z okazji święta Królowej Polski i Konstytucji Majowej. We mszy świętej udział wzięli Weterani, żołnierze rezerwy, harcerze, zuchy, dzieci i młodzież oraz zespół taneczny Polskiego Domu Narodowego na Greenpoincie.  Pod poniższym linkiem są zdjęcia z tej uroczystości wykonane przez harcmistrza Zygmunta Bielskiego:

30th Anniversary of Beatification of Mother Foundress

On April 23, all Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN) throughout the world celebrated the 30th anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd (Frances Siedliska), their foundress. As you know, Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth work in our parish since 1896.
In honor of her beatification, Sisters, invite you to watch the video below featuring Sr. Michele Vincent Fisher, CSFN, as she shares a reflection about our Mother Foundress and her example of hope.
Continue reading 30th Anniversary of Beatification of Mother Foundress


ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL  – please watch the video to get familiar with the Appeal.

Video: 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal

and also, read the letter of Bishop DiMarzio:

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

On behalf of the people who are served throughout our Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens, we begin the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal by thanking those who generously responded to the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal. Continue reading ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL 2019

LENT 2019

Every Friday during Lent we invite everyone to participate in Stations of the Cross as follows:

12:30 PM for the school children in English.
6:00PM (UC) in the English language for Adults.
            6:00PM (LC) for children in the Polish language
After the 7:00PM Mass in the Polish language.

Lenten Regulations

Lenten Regulations

Once again, the celebration of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection draws near. In our preparation for Easter, the Church invites us to observe the penitential and grace-filled season of Lent, which commences on March 6 with the observance of Ash Wednesday.

Lent is a time of renewal for the entire Catholic community. It is also a time of spiritual accompaniment as we assist the catechumens and candidates who will be welcomed into communion with the Church during the Easter Season. In order to assist the faithful of the Diocese of Brooklyn to take full advantage of the Lenten season, our Bishop, Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio wishes to draw attention to the following: Continue reading Lenten Regulations

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