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.
The Feast of the Conversion of St Paul on January 25 is celebrated as the Foundation Day of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Priests and Brothers). On January 25, 1617, following an experience with a dying man at Gannes (northern France) some days earlier, Vincent de Paul preached a mission sermon in the Church at Folleville, a few leagues distant from Gannes. For Vincent de Paul, this was the day he came to understand his vocation, and he regarded this mission sermon at Folleville as the beginning of the Congregation of the Mission. The legal formalities for setting up the Congregation of the Mission took place in 1625.
Please pray today for new vocation to the Congregation of the Mission.
Please also pray for God’s blessings for our priests and brothers – especially those who work at our parish, and for eternal happiness for those of us who have passed away.
September 27 is the feast of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent is the founder of the Congregation of the Mission – the Vincentian community of priests to which all priests assigned to this parish belong. It is also closing of the Vincentian year.
On September 27th, the St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish will be offering a special Mass in Polish in thanksgiving to God Continue reading Vincent De Paul – feast