Today Jesus will come to us again in the Eucharist. Just as he came into the world on the first Christmas, quietly, gently, helplessly, entrusting himself to Mary’s care, so he comes to us in Holy Communion, quietly, gently, helplessly, entrusting himself to our care. God wants to rule our hearts, because he knows that he is a better king than we are. But he is not a tyrant – he won’t force his way in. Instead, he invites us, he reaches out to us, he trusts us, he makes himself weak so as to become our strength. Whenever we receive him in Holy Communion, he looks at us with the same generous and eager eyes that he used to look at his mother Mary on the first Christmas. Continue reading Christmas reflection
On December 26th 2012, Mass in English will be celebrated at 8AM and Masses in Polish at 6.30 AM, 7 AM, 9:00, 11 AM and 7 PM.
W drugi dzień Świąt, we wspomnienie Św. Szczepana, msze święte w j. polskim będą odprawione w następujących godzinach: 6.30 M, 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 oraz 19:00 (7 wieczorem). Msza św. w j. angielskim będzie o godzinie 8:00 rano.
Christmas is about sharing God’s love with less fortunate. In the spirit of Christmas help those in need. How can you help? Please learn what programs are available in our parish and make an effort to take part in them.
May Jesus be reborn in your heart and life during Christmas 2010 and every day of the New Year 2011 as sharing love, unconditional forgiveness, humble service, compassionate heart and overflowing generosity. May the Holy Babe of Bethlehem bless you with health in body and soul and grant you a peaceful and blessed New Year. We assure you of our special prayers during our Christmas Holy Masses.
A lovely tradition took place in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on the weekend of December 11-12, 2010. Thirty-five students from St. Stan’s Catholic Academy presented their annual Christmas Pageant at the three English Masses: 5:30 PM on Saturday and 9:00 and 11:00 AM on Sunday. Dressed in traditional First Christmas garb, children from grades 1-8 were shepherds, angels, kings, barn animals and the Holy Family. The Holy Infant was a wax figure crafted by Polish artisans in Warsaw during the First World War. The children’s choir sang traditional hymns in Polish and English, including “Silent Night,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Pojdzmy Wszyscy do Stajenki,” “The Friendly Beasts,” and “The Little Drummer Boy.” Continue reading St. Stan’s Catholic Academy Presents The Annual Christmas Pageant
Polish Christmas carols sung by children from our parish and St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, in both English and Polish, are available on CDs in the school and the rectory for $10.00 each. These CDs are a perfect Christmas gift for a friend or relative, here or in Poland. Let us promote and support our own! **** Please – make our children happy and buy the CD!! Send your money order or check made to St. Stanislaus Kostka. Our address is 607 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Add $2 postage for 1-5 CDs or $5 for more CDs. Continue reading Christmas Carols by SSK children