2003-08-07 / Religion

Holy Family

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Holy Family Church

Parents: if you have not re-registered your child for the 2003-04 year, please mail the forms back to the religious Education Office as soon as possible. Registrations are still open for our religious education for children ages four and older.

There will be a day for registration in the Religious Education Office Thursday, August 7th from 10:00AM to 12 Noon and 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Thereafter, please call to the Rectory office at 718-257-4423 or come to the Rectory for registration forms during office hours from 9:00AM to 4:30PM.

If you or a loved one is in need of a hospital bed or a wheel chair,, please contact us here at Holy Family to make arrangements (718) 257-4423.

Holy Family Parish invites the young (ages 14 and up) to join our Youth Program. The first meeting this Sunday, August 10 from 2PM-3PM in Holy Family School Cafeteria. Other meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Refreshments will be served.

Mary Queen Of

Heaven Church

We are located at 1395 East 56th St in Brooklyn, NY. Our Pastor is Rev. Jamie J. Gigantiello. The Rectory phone number is 763-2330, the school number is 763-2360, the Religious Education number is 763-2590.

The Prayer Service for the sick has been discontinued for the summer months.

The students in our Confirmation Program will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, October 26th at 2PM. Bishop Joseph Sullivan will administer the Sacrament.

MQH School News: Although the school office is not open daily, we are conducting business. You may call and leave a voice message and someone will get back to you in a day or so. Many of our classes are full. However, if you wish to register, you may leave a message asking for an appointment. You will need to have ready the following: Birth Certificate, Baptismal certificate, up to day immunization record, June report card, proof of residence, envelope number.

The School of Religion Office is closed for the summer. If you did not register or re-register your child for the September class you are asked to call the office at 763-2590 and leave your name & phone number. Mrs. Bianchini will contact you with further details.

THE WORD…

CREATION AND EVOLUTION

Science is in the forefront today. To present any theory to the world which is not backed by scientific experimentation is the height of folly. In keeping with this high view of science, a recent edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica tells us that to be truly scientific, with every theory, we must hold out the possibility of it being proved false. Without this, a theory is really not scientific. But according to this definition, one of the most commonly accepted theories should be rejected as totally unscientific. It is the theory of evolution. Is it possible to run highly controlled scientific experiments to either prove or disprove how life evolved on this plant? No, we cannot recreate the supposed conditions on planet earth millions of years ago. Not only so, most people in the scientific community rule out the possibility that the theory of evolution might be false. So this theory, the theory of evolution, is not scientific!

The theory of evolution is really a philosophy or a belief system. It is something in which many scientists and other people actually do believe. To believe in evolution does have advantages. If you believe in evolution, you do not have to believe in the God of the Bible. You do not have to believe in sin. You do not have to believe in Jesus Christ, the Savior from sin. But you pay a great price. You pay the price of being unscientific. More importantly, you pay the price of dying, in your sins.

To hear more on the same topic, call toll free for the mini message of the week at 1-800-777-0389 or visit www.w-e-m.org.

Free Food For Children, Women & Seniors

To meet the fundamental needs of new mothers, children and the elderly,

Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens FAN Program has been providing free nutritious food each month to those who meet the program requirements. Pregnant women, post-partum mothers, children under the age of six, and seniors (age 60 and over) receive foods such as infant formula, cereal, cheese, canned goods, fruit juices, rice, and dried beans. The distribution sites in Brooklyn and Queens also offer help in preparing healthy meals, including cooking demonstrations. For more information about the FAN program and/or eligibility requirements, contact Rhonda Mona at 718-523-2220.

The Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens FAN Program is a joint effort of the New York State Department of Health, local agencies and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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