FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

NO PLANS FOR FRI. SEPT. 13, 2019

Join us for our Parish Movie Night to celebrate our feast of St. Catherine of Genoa from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Popcorn, Water and Soda will be offered.

Donation is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

ANNUAL ATLANTIC CITY TRIP

There are still a few seats left for the Atlantic City Trip on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Donation $50, get your ticket from Veronica (917) 620-1279 or any other member of the Grenadian Society. Bus leaves in front of the church on Albany Ave. at 8:30AM.

Kindly note tickets are non-refundable.

Faith Formation

Through our Faith Formation Programs beginning September 8, 2019.

Parents it’s time to register your children for our 2019-2020, Religious Education Program. Please bring the birth and baptismal certificates of each child for all new and returning children in (grades 1 thru 6) and youth in (grades 7 & 8).

Fees are as follows:

$50 for one (1) child; $75 for two (2) children; $100 for three (3) or more children. Scholarships are available. Don’t delay call the rectory (718) 282-7162 or stop by to complete the registration form.

 

Have you thought of having a closer relationship with God, but don’t know where to begin? Or, maybe you are feeling drawn by something but can’t really say what it is? Is it that you are not Catholic but want your child baptized?

Well if you are 18yrs and older this faith Formation Journey is for you. Come, discover and experience the love God has you and learn how to love him in return.  Call the rectory (718) 282-7162 for more information and to register for the 2019-2020 Season.

 

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy day of Obligation Thursday August 15, 2019

Vigil Mass  Wednesday 14, 2019

7:00pm (English)

Mass of the Day Thursday 15, 2019

9:00am (English) & 7:00pm (French/Kreyol)

On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory.” The pope proclaimed this dogma only after a broad consultation of bishops, theologians and laity.

Since Mary is closely associated with all the mysteries of Jesus’ life, it is not surprising that the Holy Spirit has led the Church to believe in Mary’s share in his glorification. So close was she to Jesus on earth, she must be with him body and soul in heaven.

Reflection

In the light of the Assumption of Mary, it is easy to pray her Magnificat (Luke 1:46–55) with new meaning. In her glory she proclaims the greatness of the Lord and finds joy in God her savior. God has done marvels to her and she leads others to recognize God’s holiness. She is the lowly handmaid who deeply reverenced her God and has been raised to the heights. From her position of strength she will help the lowly and the poor find justice on earth, and she will challenge the rich and powerful to distrust wealth and power as a source of happiness.


Prayer:

Almighty and eternal God, who hast taken up into the glory of Heaven, with body and soul, the immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of thy son: grant us, we pray, that we may always strive after heavenly things and thus merit to share in her glory. Amen.

Silver Jubilee

Fr. Dominic Peprah celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Priestly Ordination on Sunday July 21, 2019.

Congratulations and thank you for your yes Fr. Dominic. May your service and good works be an inspiration to others. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide, strengthen and protect you as you serve.

to all who supported in word, action or deed this joyous occasion!

O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear our humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father Dominic. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.
In his loneliness, comfort him. In his sorrows, strengthen him. In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.
Amen.

PARISH BBQ

FUN at  Parish BBQ!!

We had awesome weather, a good crowd and great food. 

There were moments of laughter,  chatter and catching up with friends we haven’t seen for a while. No one was left out from little to not so little. Thank you all for your continued and generous support at our parish events. See you next year!

 

 

CORPUS CHRISTI

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS (CORPUS CHRISTI)

“Eat my flesh, [Jesus] says, and drink my blood.’ The Lord supplies us with these intimate nutrients, he delivers over his flesh and pours out his blood, and nothing is lacking for the growth of his children.’

Last Sunday June 23rd, 2019, we joined Fr. Raphael and Fr. Anselmus after our tri-lingual 11am Mass in procession witnessing to our faith and love of God. A coming together of priests and laity giving honor, praise and glory to God in prayer and song. Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament was brought to his people the sick, the homebound, the insecure, the persecuted. Thank you all, first communicants, altar servers and hospitality ministry for making this feast an awesome spiritual experience. Special thanks to the 67th Police Precinct Community Affairs Department for keeping us safe throughout the route. May God continue to guide, guard and protect them as they serve us in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALENDAR MEETING

All Group Leaders are asked to attend the 2020 calendar meeting on Thursday June 13, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Rectory basement. Please bring your proposed 2020 activities.

Pentecost

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYERS

Spirit of wisdom and understanding, enlighten our minds to perceive the mysteries of the universe in relation to eternity. Spirit of right judgment and courage, guide us and make us firm in our baptismal decision to follow Jesus’ way of love. Spirit of knowledge and reverence, help us to see the lasting value of justice and mercy in our everyday dealings with one another. May we respect life as we work to solve problems of family and nation, economy and ecology. Spirit of God, spark our faith, hope and love into new action each day. Fill our lives with wonder and awe in your presence which penetrates all creation. Amen.

 

Breathe into me, Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy.  Amen (St. Augustine)

FEAST OF THE ASCENSION

Ascension Thursday.

Masses in English at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

Come let’s celebrate together this wonderful Feast!