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All Souls Novena

November, the month during which we pray especially for our beloved deceased, is almost upon us. Envelopes for this year’s All Souls Novena are available in the vestibule of the church. You can also download and print out a Novena form and mail it to our office with a small donation. Let us pray to the mercy of God for our loved ones and all the souls in purgatory.

NOVENA FORM in pdf

Eternity awaits! – something to ponder …

During the month of November, we walk pensively along silent aisles at tranquil cemeteries. We stop for a brief moment, when our attention is directed toward a grave marker of an old tomb covered by fallen leaves. On this damaged tooth that pierces the gravesite, we find an appropriate inscription: "Time is running out; eternity waits." Death is inherent in our lives, as it is the end of our journey on this earth.

With the first cry of an infant’s life, the clock hands mark his progress on the road to eternity. At that instant this new person receives his life’s calling – a call to holiness. Furthermore, he is given a free will, which can be used to shape his holiness.  

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All Souls Novena

November, the month during which we pray especially for our beloved deceased, is almost upon us. Envelopes for this year’s All Souls Novena are available in the vestibule of the church and in the parish office. You can also download and print out a Novena form and mail it to our office with a small donation included. Let us pray to the mercy of God for our loved ones and all the souls in purgatory.

NOVENA FORM in pdf

All Souls Day

The feast of All Souls reminds us that no human life is perfect, not even the Christian life. However, God loves us even when we are not perfect, and that the love of God does not abandon the souls of our departed brothers and sisters in the faith even when they did not measure up to the ideals of Christian perfection. The Church teaches that the souls which, on departing from the body, “are not perfectly cleansed from venial sins, or have not fully atoned for past transgressions, are debarred from the Beatific Vision, and that the faithful on earth can help them by prayers, almsdeeds and especially by the sacrifice of the Mass”.  Someone wrote: Purgatory is a part of heaven, it is the remedial place for heaven-bound souls. Souls who go to purgatory are those who have been judged worthy of heaven, but they still need some purification because, according to Revelation 21:27, “nothing unclean shall enter it (heaven)”.

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Angelus Choir for All Souls

Angelus-ws (2s) The Angelus Choir from Polish Nation Home in Brooklyn performed a mini recital dedicated to All Souls on the All Saints Day’s and the Vigil of All Souls Day – November 1st, 2011 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. The choir participated at the solemn mass on the occasion of All Saints Day at 8 PM and then performed a short concert in honor of the souls in purgatory. It was a gesture of love for our deceased brothers and sisters. The choir performed in Polish and English.

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ROSARY PROCESSION AT CALVARY CEMETERY

Last Sunday before the All Saints Day and All Souls Day, our parish organized a rosary procession for the deceased at Calvary Cemetery on Greenpoint Avenue in Queens.  We invited our parishioners as well as those from Our Lady of Consolation and Sts. Cyril and Methodius.  We were concerned that there would not be a good turn out since so many people went to the American Częstochowa.  However, as we were driving we noticed individuals as well as small groups walking toward the cemetery.  Only after the clock struck 3:00pm and the procession started that we were able to see how many of us there were.  Continue reading ROSARY PROCESSION AT CALVARY CEMETERY