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Please remember in your prayers the soul of Eugenia Zając, mother of Rev. Boleslaw Potomski CM, who died on August 7th, 2013 in Poland. We express our condolences to Father Boleslaw, former assistant at St. Stanislaus Kostka parish, and support him in our prayers…. Funeral of Mrs. Eugenia Zając will take place on Friday, August 9th, 2013 in Gorajec, Poland.

We mourn with you…

swieca1Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by the tornadoes and severe weather in Oklahoma, especially the families and loved ones of those killed, injured or missing. May Almighty God be their strength and bless them with His Love. May the souls of all who lost their lives so tragically live in Him forever.

God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken and mountains quake to the depths of the sea, Though its waters rage and foam and mountains totter at its surging.  Streams of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High. God is in its midst; it shall not be shaken; God will help it at break of day.  Though nations rage and kingdoms totter, he utters his voice and the earth melts. The LORD of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob. “Be still and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.” The LORD of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob. (Psalm 46)

Rev. George Dabrowski CM 1930-2013

DabrowskiGeorge2009 On April 6, 2013 at the age of 83 and 55 years in the priesthood, Lt. Colonel Father George Dabrowski, C.M., passed at St. Catherine’s Infirmary Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. He was a long time US Air Force chaplain, pastor, as well as, teacher and professor at St. John Kanty Prep, Erie, PA among other intuitions. In recent years he was a resident of St. Catherine’s Infirmary.

He was born in Hamden, CT, on July 29, 1930. He was the son of the late Joseph Dabrowski and Sophia Piascik Dabrowski. He entered the Congregation of the Mission in the Vice-Province of Poland in the USA and was ordained a priest on May 31, 1958. For the next 6 years Father Dabrowski served as a parish priest at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish in New Haven, CT and as a teacher at St. John Kanty Prep School in Erie, PA.

From 1964 to 1989 Father Dabrowski served as a chaplain in the US Air Force, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. From 1990 to 1992 he served at the Provincial House in West Hartford, CT, as archivist and superior. For the next three years he worked in parishes in Lisbon Falls, ME, and Concord, NH. In 1995 he returned to Connecticut to assume the duties of archivist and superior at De Paul Provincial House in Manchester. After serious surgery, he retired to St. Joseph’s Residence in Enfield in 2003. Later, he was transferred to St. Catherine’s Infirmary in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA.

We, at St. Stanislaus Kostka, remember him as a wonderful priest and Bible scholar, who came to us to teach Bible classes.

May he rest in peace.

Death Notice

JL06JL1We are sorry to inform that Reverend Joseph Lachowski CM has passed away on December 20, 2012 at Flushing Hospital, Queens, NY.    Father Joseph was serving St. Stanislaus Kostka parish in recent years.  Last 6 years he was a resident at the Ozanam Hall Residence for Elderly in Queens. 

His wake will be held at Gardenview-Stobierski Funeral Home (Driggs Ave and Humboldt St) on Wednesday, December 26th 2012 between 6 Pm and 8:30 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church  on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM. The Most Reverend Raymond Chappetto, auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn, will be the presider and homilist.

The Mass will be also celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Ansonia, CT, on Friday December 28, 2012, at 10 AM and burial will follow at St. Michael’s cemetery in Derby, CT, at the Vincentian site.

Please pray for his soul.  May he rest in peace.

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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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Good Friday

The history of salvation began in the Garden of Eden. The devil tempted Adam and Eve to disobey God’s order and request. Evil even undermined their trust in God: "Did God really tell you that you couldn’t eat the fruit of these trees? You won’t really die if you eat it…" When they stopped trusting in God, their relationship with God was shattered. The human race broke God’s covenant and we were cut off from God and his love. From that moment on, we needed a Savior. Continue reading Good Friday

Anniversary of death of Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko

On the anniversary of the death of Bl. Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, October, 19th, it is appropriate to remember his efforts in a liturgical memorial. We encourage all to pray at the relics of Father Jerzy , which are present in our church. One hears more and more that praying to Bl. Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko for intercession, leads to graces being bestowed on the needy. Masses in our church are at 6:30AM, 7:00AM, 8:00AM, 7:00PM.

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70 years ago on August 14, 1941, Maximilian died in the Nazi’s concentration camp, Auschwitz. This Polish saint is a hero for a temporary man. He realized that the Blessed Mary is the key to converting the world to her Son, so he organized his special followers as the Militia or "Army of the Immaculate" following, as he said, on the promise that Yahweh had made in Genesis: that Mary would crush the serpent’s head. May he be our spiritual guide in our time.

Read more in this article by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Koncert żałobny – In memory…

On Saturday, April 24th, at 8 PM, at St Stanislaus Kostka church, 607 Humboldt Street, there will be a special music concert in memory of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and the victims of the plane crash in Smolensk / Katyn. The music will be presented by the professional quartetEnsemble Con Brio de Montreal” under the direction of Mr. Monczak. Music by Chopin, Kilar, Górecki, Bach, Albinoni, Schubert. There will be poems of Rev. Karol Wojtyła – John Paul II and Rev. Twardowskiego recited In Polish and English. $10 tickets will be sold by the artists just before the concert. During the night 96 candles will be lit in memory of the crash victims. Concert will last 90 minutes.

W sobotę 24 kwietnia br. o godzinie 20 w kościele Św. Stanisława Kostki, 607 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn, odbędzie koncert-modlitwa, który będzie poświęcony pamięci prezydenta Lecha Kaczyńskiego, jego małżonki oraz ofiar katastrofy lotniczej pod Smoleńskiem. W programie wystąpi kwartet „Ensemble Con Brio de Montreal” pod dyrekcją dr Mariusza Monczaka, który wykona utwory Chopina, Kilara, Góreckiego, Bacha, Albinoniego, Schuberta , wraz z poezją ks. Twardowskiego i Karola Wojtyły czyli Jana Pawła 2 w języku polskim oraz angielskim. Zostanie zapalonych 96 świec. Czas koncertu ok 90 min. Bilety wstępu w cenie $10 rozprowadzane przez artystów będą dostępne tuż przed koncertem.

De profundis clamavi ad te Domine…

On the saddest day in the modern history of Poland, when the whole nation bids farewell to the President Mr Lech Kaczynski and First Lady Maria Kaczynska,  we are uniting in grief and sorrow with all Polish people, those living in Poland and on all continents of the world.
We offer our prayers and supplication for the eternal repose of the deceased, for the consolation in the faith of those who have lost loved ones, and for the development of Polish nation in peace and prosperity
May angels lead you into paradise;
upon your arrival, may the martyrs receive you
and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem.
May the ranks of angels receive you,
and with Lazarus, the poor man, may you have eternal rest.
Priests and whole parish community of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Greenpoint
  W najsmutniejszym dniu współczesnej historii Polski, kiedy Naród żegna swojego Ukochanego Prezydenta, Pana Lecha Kaczyńskiego oraz Pierwszą Damę Marię Kaczyńską,  łączymy się w bólu i żałobie z całym Narodem Polskim, Polakami w kraju i na wszystkich kontynentach świata.
„Dzisiaj nasze serca biją razem z rodzinami prezydenckiej pary. Z bliskimi pani Marii i Lecha Kaczyńskich. Jutro będziemy żegnać kolejne ofiary. Na mogiłach tych, którzy zginęli, z czułością kładziemy wieniec. Wieniec prawdy, która ocalała. Niech wspólnie przeżyta żałoba, to solidarne wzruszenie zmieni Polskę na lepszą. O to prosimy Boga”.  (Janusz Śniadek)
Niech Aniołowie zawiodą cię do raju,
A gdy tam przybędziesz, niech przyjmą cię męczennicy
I wprowadzą cię do krainy życia wiecznego.
Chóry Anielskie niechaj cię podejmą
I z Chrystusem zmartwychwstałym miej radość wieczną.
Księża i parafianie kościoła pw. Św. Stanisława Kostki, Greenpoint

Msza żałobna – Homilia

Kazanie wygłoszone przez ks. Marka Sobczaka na mszy w dniu 14 kwietnia podczas mszy świętej żałobnej w intencji ofiar katastrofy samolotu prezydenckiego dnia 10 kwietnia 2010 roku pod Smoleńskiem.

„A sprawiedliwy, choćby umarł przedwcześnie, znajdzie odpoczynek” zapewnia nas autor biblijnej Księgi Mądrości.

10 dzień kwietnia 2010 roku, godzina 8.56. Sobotni poranek. W Warszawie i Gdańsku, w Krakowie i Szczecinie, we Wrocławiu i Białymstoku wstaje dzień. Promienie słońca dziurawią chmury i budzą ziemię z nocnego snu. Domy wypełnia szczebiotanie wyspanych dzieci i rozbudzająca dorosłych muzyka.

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Greenpoint modli się za tragicznie zmarłych

Środa, 14 kwietnia, kościół św Stanisława Kostki. Msza  św. pogrzebowa w intencji ofiar tragicznej katastrofy lotniczej z 10 kwietnia 2010. W tej jednej tragicznej chwili Polska straciła swojego Prezydenta i Pierwszą Damę, wicemarszałków Sejmu i Senatu, całe dowództwo sił zbrojnych, duchownych, w tym biskupów i innych ważnych przedstawicieli państwa.  Przed godziną 19:00 kościół św. Stanisława wypełnił się po brzegi, podobnie jak to miało miejsce w minioną niedzielę. Zabrakło miejsc siedzących. A stojących w zasadzie też nie było. Jak to zauważyli dziennikarze, np. New York Post, na zewnątrz stał także tłum. W sumie ponad 1200 wiernych, parafian, nowojorczyków, przyjaciół Polski w strojach codziennych, odświętnych i tradycyjnych ludowych.   Przyszli pomodlić się za zmarłych….  Więcej przeczytasz na stronie:  http://cmnewengland.org/2010/04/greenpoint-modli-sie-za-ofiary-tragedii-narodowej/