DONATE CAR PROGRAM BENEFITS
Donate Your Car and receive a tax DEDUCTION
Same day car, boat and RV pickup available
Car, boat and RV pickup appointment at your convenience
FREE PICKUP SERVICE seven days a week!
We accept all cars, boats and RV’s, running or not
We do the DMV and IRS paperwork
Donate Car Program is run by SVDP
In New York City and area call (718)-491-2525
Continue reading Car donation through St. Vincent De Paul Society
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta — Gonxhe Agnes Bojaxhiu was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopie (now the capital of Macedionia). She always considered August 27, the day she was baptize, to be her true birthday….
She used to say about herself: “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus. ”
Small of stature, rocklike in faith, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was entrusted with the mission of proclaiming God’s thirsting love for humanity, especially for the poorest of the poor. “God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be His love and His compassion to the poor.” Continue reading 100 birthday…
BOROUGH PRESIDENT MARTY MARKOWITZ TO LIGHT BOROUGH HALL IN BLUE AND WHITE TO HONOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOTHER TERESA’S BIRTH
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25
BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL
209 JORALEMON STREET
On Wednesday, August 25, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will welcome members of the Catholic community and other elected officials as Brooklyn Borough Hall is lit in blue and white on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa. BP Markowitz announced in June that Borough Hall would be illuminated in the colors of Mother Teresa’s religious order after the owners of the Empire State Building stated a similar honor would not take place at New York City’s tallest building. Continue reading BOROUGH HALL LIT IN BLUE AND WHITE
Domestic Church Media Foundation presents an all-day conference featuring Father John Corapi titled Spiritual Warfare on Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 8:30 am – 6 pm at The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
Tickets are on sale now at www.DomesticChurchMedia.org or by calling 609.882.9357. You can also email Fr. Corapi at FatherCorapiNJ@domesticchurchmedia.org.
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The newest edition of Greenpoint Star newspaper (Aug 19, 2010) brought a short article on watering the tree in local parks by children from local schools. Saint Stanislaus Kostka School children use the buckets too…
Article in pdf
During the new Board of Directors of the new Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy meeting, members of the board voted unanimously for Frank Carbone to be the first chariperson of the Board of Directors. Congratulations Frank!
Also, the newest edition of Greenpoint Star newspaper (Aug 19, 2010) brought a short article on Frank Carbone. You can read it here
THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234 * Board of Regents
RE: ST. STANISLAUS KOSTKA CATHOLIC ACADEMY
Brooklyn, Kings County
The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a nursery school for preschool children from three to five years of age, a universal pre-k program, a kindergarten for five year olds, and a grade one through eight elementary school. The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of three years. Continue reading Welcome St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy !!!
Giving Witness – St. Gianna, a patron for infertile couples, honored in Manhattan.
One of the Church’s newer canonized saints was honored in Manhattan this week, with an unusual twist. Among those paying tribute to her was her son.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla may be the first saint ever canonized while her children are still alive. She spent her life in her native Italy as a physician, wife and mother. In 1962, pregnant with her fourth child, she developed a uterine tumor. She refused to have an abortion or hysterectomy, and insisted that if a choice had to be made between herself and the baby, doctors were to save the baby. Continue reading St. Gianna, a patron for infertile couples
Saturday, September 18 is the day on the liturgical calendar on which the Patron Saint of our Parish, St. Stanislaus Kostka is honored. This is also a special day for our parish and each one of us, who is spiritually connected to this Church in Greenpoint. To honor our Patron Saint, we would like to prepare the best possible celebration on Sunday, September 19. As part of the celebration, a parish picnic is being planned. We would like this celebration to be a joyous event for all of us to share. Let every child, young adult and adult find something enjoyable on that day. For that reason, we turn to all parish organizations and individuals for help in organizing this event. Please contact the rectory office at (718) 388-0170 to volunteer and offer your much needed help.
On Monday, August 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM at the Rectory there will be a meeting to create an organizing committee and create a program for the day. Let us all assume some responsibility for the spiritual and social life of our parish.
The following list contains some excellent resources for teenagers and young adults to help you learn more about the Theology of the Body, as well as the truth and meaning of human sexuality, gender, and related issues.
Books and Resources on the Theology of the Body Continue reading Resources – body, love, sexuality, marriage
Registration for the 2010 – 2011 school year continues . If you would like to enroll your child in St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, grades PK (3 year olds) – Grade 8, you may come to the school office on 12 Newel Street during the hours of 9:00A.M. to 2:00PM. Continue reading Registration – St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy
Loyola Press has published a chart for parents and teachers to call to mind for us the fact that sharing a good book with children is a pleasant and delightful way to teach.
Below are a few of the titles they suggest: Continue reading Sharing books with children
In 2009, the international leadership of the Vincentian Family, which encompasses all those who find inspiration from the life and the legacy of St. Vincent de Paul, join Haitian microfinance institution Fonkoze to initiate a pilot project that would enable people worldwide to loan or donate to businesses in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest on earth.
The Web site — Zafen.org — was launched in 2010 to commemorate the lives and works of St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and St. Louise de Marillac (1591-1660), two individuals who dedicated their lives to serving people living in poverty . On the 350th anniversary of their deaths, Zaf?n was established with the objective of having a positive impact on Haiti’s economic, social and physical environment by providing micro, small and medium sized enterprises with enhanced access to capital. Zaf?n strives to achieve this aim through: Continue reading Be a Vincentian in spirit – Help Haiti
These days, the Polish nation and the whole Christian Europe give thanks to God for the Victory over bolshevism in 1920 which tried to spread atheism into the Christian countries of Europe.
The Battle of Warsaw (Bitwa Warszawska) better know as the Miracle at the Vistula (Cud nad Wisłą) was the decisive battle of the Polish–Soviet War, which began soon after the end of World War I in 1918 . The battle was fought from August 12–25, 1920 as Bolshevik’s Red Army forces commanded by Mikhail Tukhachevsky approached the Polish capital of Warsaw and nearby Modlin Fortress. Polish forces under the command of Józef Piłsudski counterattacked, forcing the soviets forces into a withdrawal behind the Neman River. Continue reading Miracle at the Vistula – 90th anniversary
Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth have played a very important role in our parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka for many years. They used to administer the parochial school, they served as teachers and leaders in the school and in the parish for many years. They still are involved in the life of the parish by helping with the school, teaching the CCD program, leading children in prayers, participating in spiritual programs and devotions. We would like to tell you more about this religious community.
Just a few days ago the Sisters had celebrated a sad but also a powerful commemoration. During the Second World War (1939 – 1945) people living on Polish soil were persecuted for their national identity and faith. Continue reading Anniversary of Martyrdom