W czwartek 28 lutego o godz. 19.00 będzie odprawiona msza św. dziękczynna za Pontyfikat Benedykta XVI. Zachęcamy do udziału w tej mszy św. ten dzień jest dniem Jego ustąpienia ze Stolicy Piotrowej. Wspierajmy Go naszymi modlitwami.
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.
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,
Holy Triduum has begun. On Holy Thursday we celebrated the Last Supper Massat 7PM . The Mass was concelebrated by all the priests of our parish as well as Fr. Joseph Lachowski CM, former assistant at St. Stans, presently resident at Ozanam Hall in Queens. Father Jan Szylar CM was the main celebrant and homilist. Continue reading Holy Thursday
Thirty-seven Confirmation candidates from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy and the religious education program, together with their sponsors, gathered for Sunday liturgy at 9:00 AM in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on Sunday, March 4, 2012. In his homily, Rev. Joseph Szpilski, the celebrant, reminded both candidates and sponsors of their spiritual relationship and responsibilities. Father Joe encouraged all to be faithful to God’s Commandments of Love as proof of their commitment to Jesus and as a sign of their Christian discipleship. Towards the end of the Mass, each candidate approached the altar to receive a Holy Spirit cross medallion to wear on the day of Confirmation and everyday after that as an outward sign of full membership in the Catholic Church.
We invite all families for a special Mass concelebrated for the intention of all families which received a priest into their home during pastoral visitation, or kolęda. We will also pray for the intentions suggested by those families. Concelebrated Masses will be celebrated on Sunday, November 29 at 11:00 in the English language and at 11:30 in the Polish language. We cordially invite everyone to participate.
This Thursday will mark our celebration of a national day of Thanksgiving. We must never consider that Thanksgiving Day was an American invention. Ceremonies and periods of thanksgiving are woven through the entire tapestry of history. We find them in the Jewish Calendar of Feasts, in other world religions, in European cultures and native practices of North America, South America, Asia and Africa. In the United States Thanksgiving was historically viewed as a holy day more than a holiday, where society ceased from their work and gave thanks to God for all His goodness. For Catholics, thanksgiving is a daily and weekly occurrence through the Mass, where the Eucharistic Sacrifice is our Great Thanksgiving. I am happy that we have people attending daily Eucharist to heighten our awareness of God’s hand in our lives.
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)”.
On All Saints Day masses in our church will be celebrated on the following hours: 9 AM and 6.30 PM in English and 6.30 AM, 7 AM, 11 AM and 8 PM in Polish. Join us.
All Saints Day, the day on which Catholics celebrate all the saints, known and unknown, is a beautiful feast. It arose out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom. When martyrdoms increased during the persecutions of the late Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day in order to ensure that all martyrs, known and unknown, were properly honored. The current date of November 1 was instituted by Pope Gregory III (731-741), when he consecrated a chapel to all the martyrs in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and ordered an annual celebration. This celebration was originally confined to the diocese of Rome, but Pope Gregory IV (827-844) extended the feast to the entire Church and ordered it to be celebrated on November 1.
On Sunday, October 16, 2011, the priests and faithful of our parishes attended the Polish Heritage Mass at Our Lady of Czestochowa on 25th Street in Brooklyn. The pastor is Rev. Canon Witold Mroziewski. This year’s intention was a thanksgiving Mass for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II. Fr. Mark Sobczak, Fr. Joseph Szpilski and Fr. John Urbaniak represented our parish. There were also individual parishioners, including Mr. Dariusz Knapik, Grand Marshal of the Pulaski Day Parade 2011, with his wife. Continue reading Polish Heritage Mass …
On Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Pulaski Day Parade celebration began at 9:00 AM with the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This grand Cathedral in Manhattan was filled with a holy silence despite being crowded with worshipers dressed in their Sunday finery. Grand Marshall Darek Knapik and his family were seated in the center of the first row. While on the other side of the aisle were the representatives of Polish Consulate with Mrs. Ewa Junczyk Ziomecka and the Parade Committee. Polish faithful of all ages waited serenely for the first sounds of the organ and the choir. Cadets of the West Point Military Academy lead the procession to the altar followed by the members of the Knights of Columbus, Sea League, Polish Scouts, lectors and lastly the celebrants of the Mass, which included the Very Reverend Marian Rojek, Auxiliary Bishop of Przemysl, Poland as well as the Rector of the Cathedral, Rev. Msgr. Robert T. Ritchie who presided at the concelebrated Mass.
During the Holy Mass offered by all the priests of our parish as well as Fr. Joseph Lachowski CM, former assistant at St. Stans, presently resident at Ozanam Hall in Queens, on Holy Thursday at 7 PM we celebrated three anniversaries: 1) the anniversary of the first Holy Mass, 2) the anniversary of the institution of ministerial priesthood to perpetuate the Holy Mass, to convey God’s forgiveness to repentant sinners and to preach the good news of salvation, 3) the anniversary of Jesus’ promulgation of Jesus’ new commandment of love: “Love one another as I have loved you.” Today we remembered how Jesus transformed the Jewish Passover into the New Testament Passover. Continue reading Holy Thursday Mass…
September 27 is the feast of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent is the founder of the Congregation of the Mission – the Vincentian community of priests to which all priests assigned to this parish belong. It is also closing of the Vincentian year.
On September 27th, the St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish will be offering a special Mass in Polish in thanksgiving to God Continue reading Vincent De Paul – feast
As the first school year begins for the newly formed St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, we have begun the new school year with a solemn, concelebrated Mass which is the main celebration of our faith. On Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 8:30 AM, the opening Mass was celebrated by Bishop Frank Caggiano with many priests concelebrating the Eucharist. Among them were four pastors of the parishes assigned to the new Academy and members of the Board of Members of the Academy: Rev. Robert Czok from St. Anthony/St. Alphonsus parish, Rev. Wlodzimierz Las SDS, from Our Lady of Consolation parish, Rev. Tadeusz Maciejewski CM from St. Cyril and Methodious parish and Rev. Marek Sobczak CM, from St. Stanislaus Kostka parish. Continue reading Opening Mass – SSK Catholic Academy