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Fasting and Abstinence for Lent

1. Everyone 14 years of age or older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays in Lent including GOOD FRIDAY.

2. Everyone 18 years of age and under 60 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

3. On these two days of fast and abstinence only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal one full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed. 

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Lenten Retreat program in English

Lenten Retreat program in English begins today. Father Vincent Miceli, a pastor of St. Fortunata Church in Brooklyn, will be our guest priest and homilist during our Lenten Retreat program in English language this year. All our parishioners, visitors, guests, the students of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, children of the CCD programs are invited to attend this special preparation for Easter. Father Vincent is an excellent preacher and a fantastic homilist. Please make an effort to participate in the two days program which will be held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Brooklyn, on Monday March 11 and Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 7 PM. There will be an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation from 6:30 until 7 PM each night. Please come.


Collecting funds for the poor is an important work of mercy for the Church. In the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, Paul requests that a collection should be taken every week in support of the Poor in Jerusalem. Paul felt that this was a necessary act of Charity. From that time until this, it has been the tradition of Catholic Churches to display a poor box to collect the donations of the faith community for the poor. A poor box has been placed on the step next to the communion rail in the sanctuary. Please be generous in remembering the poor of our community especially during Lent. As in previous years, we will be collecting nonperishable food items, which may be place on the altar before the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue.

Virtual Lent – resources

Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism. In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we have done or failed to do and to be generous to those in need. On this page you will find links to various resources from Catholic websites.   Pope Benedict XVI’s Lenten Message  Continue reading Virtual Lent – resources

Our traditions: Ash Wednesday

Many Catholics who are not active in the Church will still seek out ashes this Wednesday. Likewise, many Jews who are not otherwise observant will follow the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, with great exactness, fasting and refraining from work and entertainment. People customarily dress in white as a symbol of purity and a reminder of God’s promise that our sins will be made white as snow. While the overture to Ash Wednesday for Christians may be a festive Mardi Gras celebration, for Jews it is the New Year feast of

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Reflection for Ash Wednesday and Lent

File50 Ash Wednesday comes from the Jewish practice of doing penance wearing “sackcloth and ashes.” The Old Testament tells us how the people of Nineveh, the Syrian King, Queen Esther and others fasted wearing sackcloth and ashes, Also, in the early Church, Christians who had committed serious sins were instructed to do public penance wearing sackcloth and ashes. The prophet Joel in his Old testament book insists that we should experience a complete conversion of heart, and not simply regret for our sins. We are invited to assimilate the true spirit of fasting and prayer.  

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Lenten Retreat by Fr. Astor

Welcome Fr. Astor!  

We would like to thank you for finding time to be with us and for sharing with us your faith and love for Jesus! Thank you for leading us on our spiritual path toward Easter!     If you could not attend our Lenten program, please listen to Fr. Astor’s talk:    

Fr. Astor’s homily – First Day

Fr. Astor’s homily – Second Day

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Ash Wednesday

“Remember, man, you are dust and to dust you shall return.”    Ash Wednesday!!!     The day to receive ashes! The day when LOTS of people flock to church to receive ashes.
In our church all 6 masses were packed with people.  2 Lenten services as well…. You never see so many children in church at Sunday Masses! Where do they come from???
We, priests, were happy that we could serve all those people and mark their foreheads with the sign of the cross. “Remember, man, you are dust and to dust you shall return.”     “Repent and believe in the gospel …”.  And as St. Paul encourages us –“be reconciled to God”. Continue reading Ash Wednesday

Spowiedź Wielkopostna

Spowiedz Wielkopostna w parafii Św. Stanisława Kostki, Greenpoint:

Środa, 24 Marca 2010 – 18:00 do 20:30  (6-8:30 PM)

Spowiadamy również od poniedziałku do soboty w godzinach od 7 do 8 rano oraz w soboty od 16:00 do 17:15  (4-5:15 PM)  oraz od  18:30 do 19:30  (6:30 – 7:30 PM).

Zapraszamy do sakramentu pojednania. Czas na spotkanie z miłościwym, ale i sprawiedliwym Bogiem!


During Lent a very special Devotion called Gorzkie Zale – dedicated to the Passion of Christ – will be sung every Sunday in Polish at 4 PM. Special “Passion Sermon” will be delivered during the devotion.
Station of the Cross will be celebrated every Friday during Lent at 1:30 PM for school children, at 6 Pm for children (in Polish language), at 7 Pm in English (in the lower church) and after the 7 PM Mass in Polish (upper church)

Wielki Post

Zapraszamy na Nabożeństwo Męki Pańskiej – Gorzkie Żale – śpiewane po polsku w każdą niedzielę Wielkiego Postu o godzinie 16:00 (4 po południu). Podczas Nabożeństwa będą głoszone kazania Pasyjne.

W okresie Wielkiego Postu w każdą niedzielę o godzinie 7 rano będziemy śpiewali Godzinki o Męce Pana Jezusa. Serdecznie zapraszamy do udziału

W piątki Wielkiego Postu zapraszamy na Drogę Krzyżową – o godzinie 18:00 (6 wieczorem) dla dzieci (po polsku), o 19:00 ( 7pm) po angielsku w dolnym kościele oraz po polskiej mszy świętej odprawianej o godzinie 19:00 w gornym kościele (po polsku).