2004-07-08 / Religion

Holy Family

Welcome Fr. Patrick Mbazuigwe, our summer priest. Fr. Patrick will be with us July and August to assist with our own vacationing priest.

Thank you to the young people of our Youth Group for donating the entire proceeds of the car wash in Thanksgiving to the people of the parish. Thank you also to those who came to have their cars washed. Without you there would not have been proceeds.

Summer Fellowship: Sunday, July 25th, after all the Masses under the Church yard’s big tree sponsored by the parish anniversary committee. Donuts, Bagels, Cakes, Coffee, Tea, Punch and Lots of Fun!!!!

Adult Confirmation Classes: Our Religious Education Ministry will begin a new class for adults who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Sessions will begin in September and are open to anyone sixteen years of age or older who have been baptized and received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and First Penance. Prior registration is necessary. Classes will be held on Wednesday Nights 7:30-9:00 PM. Please call our Religious Education Office during the office hours listed in the parish bulletin. You need to have your Baptism and First Holy Communion certificates.

Divine Mercy Novena: Novena to the Divine Mercy is held here at Holy Family Church every 3rd Friday of the month at 7:30 PM in church. Next Novena will be on July 16th. Come and pray to the Divine Mercy for the healing of our priests.

Shrine Of St. Jude

We welcome Msgr. John Delendick to our parish family. Please pray for him and for us in this time of transition.

Vacation Bible Camp: Our 5th Anniversary of Vacation Bible Camp will be July 26 - 30 from 9:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. for children grades K-5 as of 2004.

Bi-Lingual Masses: The 12:30 PM Mass in our Bi-lingual Mass. The first reading, the psalm and some of the hymns will be in the language of the day. July 11th, Spanish/English; July 18th Tagalog/English, July 25th English.

We will hold a Triduum to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on July 14th to 16th at 7:30 P.M. A Triduum consists of Novena Prayers, Litany of the Blessed Mother, Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and closing Mass on Friday July 16th in the church.

We welcome Fr. Maxwell who will be with us for the summer.

The annual Marian Pilgrimage of the Brooklyn Dioceses is schedule for October 23rd, 2004.

We congratulate Rev. Andre Bain and Rev. St Charles Borno who were recently ordained priests for our dioceses.

The Bereavement group will not meet during the months of July & August. They will meet again in September.

High School members of Canarsie Youth Association will be having a car wash next Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 P.M. Mass.

Haitian Prayer Group: There will be a Mass in French/Creole on Monday July 12th during the prayer group time of 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Prayers For Conversion Of Sinners & For Peace: In commemoration of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, our Marian Prayer Group will recite the 15 decades of the Rosary and other prayers in Honor of Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the Conversion of Sinners, on the 13th day of every month at 7:30 P.M. in the Holy Cross Chapel. (If we are conducting a Novena or celebrating Mass (etc.) at 7:30 then the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 P.M.) We will especially pray for peace in the world.

Our Lady Of Miracles

718-257-2400 East 86 Street (Between Glenwood Rd. & Flatlands Ave.)

Our schedule of masses is: Saturday at 5:30 PM, Sunday at 8:30 AM (English), 9:45 AM (English & Italian), 11:00 AM (English), 12:30 PM (French & Creole). Our weekday mass schedule is: Monday to Saturday 8:30 AM only.

Anyone interested in having an Annual Votive Candle lit for a loved one, please call the rectory at 718-257-2400.

Every Monday evening at 7:30 PM the Haitian Prayer Group meets in the Rectory Basement. The Italian Prayer Group meets on Thursdays at 8:00 PM in the Rectory Basement.

Our Food Pantry, sponsored by the Canarsie Cluster, (Our Lady of Miracles, St. Jude & Holy Family) is available for those in need. It is open on Fridays & Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM both days.

If you, or your family, is in need of food, please stop by the rear basement doors of Our Lady Miracles Rectory on the days listed. Also, anyone who cares to donate any food, the pantry is always is in need of dry milk, cold cereal, peanut butter & jelly, mayonnaise, cooking oil, tuna fish, corned beef hash, paper goods and whatever else.

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