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Pentecost. Come Holy Spirit!

Pentecost12For the past seven weeks we have kept the Easter Candle in the sanctuary of our church, lighting it every time we have celebrated Mass. The living flame of the Easter Candle reminded us that Christ is alive, that he rose from the dead just as the sun rises each morning to put an end to the darkness of the night. It symbolized the two miraculous pillars – smoke by day and fire by night – that had guided the ancient Israelites out of Egypt, through the desert, and to the Promised Land. Now it is Christ, the Risen Lord, who is our pillar of smoke and pillar of fire, our sure guide out of slavery to sin, through this world of trials and temptations, and into the Promised Land of Heaven. Continue reading Pentecost. Come Holy Spirit!

Confirmation

On April 29 2012, on beautiful Sunday afternoon, which is a Good Shepherd Sunday, 122 young adults from St. Stanislaus Kostka, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Our Lady of Consolation parishes and St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy in Brooklyn, NY, received the seal of the Holy Spirit. Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros presided at mass and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to the young adults. The Holy Eucharist was concelebrated by five priests and the church was crowded with family members and guests. Children’s choir under the direction of our organist Małgorzata Staniszewska and her friends, musicians, provided appropriate music. You are asked to pray for all who have received the sacrament and their sponsors.

Confirmation prep program…

 Thirty-five seventh-grade candidates for Confirmation and their sponsors gathered in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Brooklyn, for liturgy at 9:00 A.M. on Sunday, March 6, 2011.  At this special Mass, the sponsors acknowledged that the students were “worthy to be admitted to the sacrament of Confirmation” on Sunday, March 27, 2011.  They also confirmed that the youngsters are serious about “trying to live by the Gospel.”  Continue reading Confirmation prep program…