This weekend marks the beginning of the 9 week Novena in thanksgiving for the beatification of John Paul II. Our Novena will be dedicated for the intention of families. John Paul II was concerned much about families. He prayed for families and always had encouraged families to be faithful to God’s plan of salvation. In our Novena we will read John Paul’s words regarding family and then offer a short prayer. The Novena will be prayed after each Sunday Mass. We encourage you to pray it at home, too.
WEEK ONE – Family Prayer:
Words of John Paul II: Prayer makes the Son of God present among us: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them” (Mt 18:20). It is significant that precisely in and through prayer, man comes to discover in a very simple and yet profound way his own unique subjectivity: in prayer the human “I” more easily perceives the depth of what it means to be a person. This is also true of the family, which is not only the basic “cell” of society, but also possesses a particular subjectivity of its own. Continue reading 9 Week Novena in thanksgiving for the beatification of John Paul II
As we celebrate the 115th Anniversary of our Parish, we also anxiously await the beatification of Pope John Paul II during this same year. The beatification should arouse within us a feeling of sincere gratitude and spiritually renewal as a contemporary will be raised to sainthood. May the peregrinations of the icon of the Divine Mercy to the homes of our parishioners, which started on Sunday, February 13th, embody our efforts to prepare for this momentous occasion.
The Catholic Church has officially recognized the life of Karol Wojtyla, namely Pope John Paul II, as a life replete with the virtues that God has deemed essential for sainthood. Consequently, the Parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Brooklyn Continue reading Peregrination of the icon of the Divine Mercy
The much-anticipated beatification of Pope John Paul II will take place on May 1, the Sunday after Easter. The healing of a French nun with Parkinson’s disease was officially recognized as the miracle that made John Paul II a “blessed.” The title is given to martyrs and other Christians to whom a miracle has been officially attributed, thus bringing them one step closer to sainthood. Pope Benedict XVI approved the decree for the beatification of his predecessor during a Jan. 14 audience with the head of the Vatican department for saints’ causes, Cardinal Angelo Amato and promulgated the decree with his signature.
LET US TOGETHER GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR THIS WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!
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