FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

 

Sunday May 9th, 2021 at 9:30am.

Please keep our little ones in your prayers as they prepare to receive Jesus for the first time.

Dear God, Create in our children pure hearts, and renew a steadfast spirit within them (Psalm 51:10). Help them to know your Word and to grow in faith each day. Thank You that Your word says I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate our children from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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Grenadian Society of St. Catherine of Genoa

 

June 26 2021  …. more details to follow

HOLY WEEK MASS SCHEDULE

DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATION OF HOLY WEEK 2021

 of the Lord’s Passion

Regular Mass Schedule.

Saturday March 27

5:00PM (English)

Sunday March 28

8:00am & 11:00am (English)

1:00PM (French/Kreyol)

5:00PM (Twi – Ghanaian Apostolate)

No procession with palms. The blessed Palms will be made available for persons to take themselves after Mass.

 

MONDAY

The Sacrament will be celebrated from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday March 29, 2021.

 

HOLY THURSDAY – April 1st

Morning Prayer 9:00am

Mass: 8:00pm   followed by Eucharistic Adoration till midnight.

There will no Mandatum (washing of the feet).

 

GOOD FRIDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION- April 2nd 

Morning Prayer 9:00am

Way of the Cross: 2:00pm

Services: 3:00pm (English) &  7:00pm (French/Kreyol)

Individual veneration of the Cross will not take place this year.

 

Holy Saturday at the Easter Vigil

in the Holy Night of Easter – April 3rd

Morning Prayer 9:00am

Vigil Mass: 8:00pm

Paschal candle will be lit at the entrance of the church.

 

EASTER SUNDAY – April 4th

COME JOIN US FOR

EASTER CELEBRATIONS!

8:00am & 11:00am (English)

1:00PM (French/Kreyol)

5:00PM (Twi – Ghanaian Apostolate)

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

This year’s appeal is titled “Culture of Care”.

We must show charity towards the sick, who are in greater need of help. Let us take them some small gift if they are poor, or, at least, let us go and wait on them and comfort them.

— St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori.

– Please support the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal

LENT



STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Every Friday during Lent, we will have Stations of the Cross after the 9am Mass and at 7:00pm in English. Booklets are available for a small donation of $3:00.

 

LENTEN REGULATIONS

¨ Abstinence from meat to be observed by all Catholics 14yrs and older on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.

¨ Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics aged 18 to 59.(one full meal and two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain one’s strength but eating between meals is not permitted).

¨ By the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer, the Church keeps Lent from Ash Wednesday until the evening of Holy Thursday.

All of the faithful and the Catechumens should undertake serious practice of these three traditions.

 

FEBRUARY 17, 2021                 

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9:00 AM     Mass with distribution of Ashes

12:00 PM   Liturgy of the Word with distribution of Ashes

3:00 PM     Liturgy of the Word with distribution of Ashes

7:30 PM     Mass with distribution of Ashes

 

Christmas & New Year Mass Schedules

Christmas & New Year Mass Schedule:

Dec 24, 20 Christmas Eve (Tri-lingual Mass) – 10:00 PM

Dec 25, 20 Christmas Day (English)              – 8:00 AM

Dec 25, 20 Christmas Day (English)            –  11:00 AM

Dec 25, 20 Christmas Day (French/Kreyol) – 1:00 PM

NEW YEAR

Dec 31, 20 New Year’s Eve (Tri-lingual Mass) – 10:00 PM followed by Eucharistic Adoration till midnight

Jan 1, 2021  New Year’s Day (English)                  – 8:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021  New Year’s Day (English)                 – 11:00 AM

 

We look forward to celebrating this joyful season with you. Safety measures observed as per Diocese requirements such as 6ft social distance, wearing of a face mask and the use of hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the church.

Catholic Charity

 

Catholic Charities donate food to St. Catherine of Genoa Food Pantry to assist families in need in this time of the Covid19 pandemic.

 

 

Church re-Opens

St. Catherine of Genoa Church welcomes you back to your “Home away from home”.

Instructions for the re-opening of churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn

Bishop DiMarzio has authorized all parishes in the diocese of Brooklyn and Queens to open for Masses with the people beginning on June 29, 2020. The following guidelines must be followed at St. Catherine of Genoa church:

– One Mass has been added to the regular Sunday schedule to avoid crowding in one particular Mass. The Mass schedule for Sunday is as follows: Saturday: 5:00 PM (English); Sunday: 8:00 AM (English); 9:30 AM (English) NEW; 11:00 AM (English); 1:00 PM (French-Creole); 5:00 PM (Twi).

– The church should be filled at 30% capacity at this time.

– Good hygiene (washing of hands and/or use of hand sanitizer): Automatic hand sanitizer dispenser is placed at the entrance of the Church.

– All parishioners must wear a mask at all times while in the church (except the priest celebrant who should wear the mask only before the distribution of Holy Communion).

– All parishioners must respect the social distance (no more than 3 people in one pew. However, members of the same household (living under the same roof) may sit together.

– Those who receive Holy Communion must receive it in the hand, and not on the tongue.

– When they receive the Holy Communion, they should move aside, lower the mask and consume the Host immediately.

– All ministers (lectors, Eucharistic ministers) must use hand sanitizer before and after the Mass.

– Only one lector per Mass. The lector should not use the ambo, but rather a special lectern set in place.

– Only the priest should use the ambo.

– No altar server is allowed at this time.

– The sacristy is off limit. Only the priest is allowed in the sacristy.

– There should be no procession in and out. The priest should go from the sacristy to the sanctuary to begin Mass. There is no greeting of the people at the door of the church.

– Music ministry should be limited to the organist and a cantor using social distance. The cantor should not sing from the same place from which the lector reads.

– No choir is allowed at this time, as it would be difficult to keep social distance.

– There should be no missals, hymnals or worshipping aid in the church.

– There is no exchange of sign of peace and no holding hands at the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father).

– Priest celebrant, concelebrating priests and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist who distribute communion should not wear gloves, but should wear masks. They should use hand sanitizer before and after the distribution of Holy Communion.

– Parishioners are strongly encouraged to use e-giving services on the parish website for collection.

Please, watch this video about the reopening of churches in the diocese of Brooklyn.

https://vimeo.com/430806908

Thank you!

Fr. Raphael

The Child Lures Prevention Program

The Child Lures Prevention program, which is required to be presented in the Diocese of Brooklyn, empowers children and teens to stay safe from sexual abuse, harassment, abduction, drugs, bullying, and cyberbullying. This is accomplished through:                                                                                                                                                                                 ,

In our mission to keep every child in our diocese safe and empowered, we are asking that all parents and guardians of children and young people who attend a Faith Formation Program, invest some time at the 

two websites listed below.  These websites have been designed, specifically, for you in order that you may be become more familiar with the content of the program, and be better able to review and discuss the various

Child/Teen Lures Prevention topics with your child.  

https://childluresprevention.com/parents/    No password required

https://childluresprevention.com/parent-training-modules/        Password: 4par3nts

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we ‘stay at home, together’.  Keep the faith!

May the peace of our risen Lord, Jesus, the Christ be in your heart and in your home

Today, tomorrow, and always.

The Staff of the Safe Environment Office

safe@diobrook.org

Announcements

Necrology

We regret to inform you of the passing of the following:

  1. Verona Fraser
  2. Ernestina Osei Ntansah (Eucharistic Minister, Ghanaian Apostolate)
  3. Henry Georges (Choir member, Haitian community).
  4. Enid Ashby (English Choir Member, Eucharistic Minister, Rosary Society)

Enid died on April 19, 2020.

  1. John Mensah (Brother-in-law of Mary Koranteng Quashie, Ghanaian Apostolate)
  2. Adolphus Marshall (Father of Jennifer Marshall)

Adolphus died on April 26, 2020.

  1. Akwasi Addai Bonsu (Secretary to the Men’s Fellowship, Ghanaian Apostolate)

Bonsu died on April 27, 2020.

Please, pray for the repose of their souls and the consolation of their families. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.