2004-10-14 / Religion

Holy Family Church

Canarsie Cluster Adult Education Series:

The Canarsie Cluster Catholic Parishes, Holy Family, the Shrine of St. Jude & Our Lady of Miracles Presents A Series of Evenings of Adult Education and Enrichment in the Catholic Faith, Tuesdays at 7:30 to 9:00 PM at St. Jude Parish.

Fall 2004 Adult Education Program.

This series will focus on the study and discussion of “What Do We Believe as Catholics?”

The fourth and final evening of prayer tonight at 7:30 P.M. Let’s give Fr. Joe another great memory of his original parish.

Religious Education (New):

The sponsors and Godparents of students in Classes 7-312 & up 2-102 MUST attend a meeting on Saturday, October 16th at 10:30 AM in the school.

In 1880 when the Catholic faith came to Canarsie there were some Native Americans and all the rest were immigrants.

They became one family and passed that faith along to us in 2004.

Beginning this month, we will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Catholic Faith in Canarsie and as our ancestors in the Faith were, we too are called to become one family so that we too can pass along the Catholic Faith to our children and the generation to come.

The theme of this is handed down to our children in the generations to come.

The theme of this year of Grace will be “Holy Family, United as One Family.” It will be a year of cultural and Spiritual events geared towards the family calling us to unity...One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One God and Father to us all so that we can see Christ in each other.

The Rosary Society meets every 3rd Sunday of the month after the 12:45 PM Mass. The next meeting will be Sunday, October 17th.

Our Lady Of Miracles

We are located on East 86 Street (Between Glenwood Rd. & Flatlands Ave.) Call (718) 257-2400.

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

Our weekday mass schedule is: Monday to Saturday 8:30 AM only.

Golden Miracles has begun its new season and invites all seniors of the parish to join us for fellowship, faith sharing, games and fun. We meet on Tuesdays, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Father Simonetti Parish Center on East 86th St.

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

Anointing of the sick Mass will be held on Saturday, October 16, at 2:00 PM here at Our Lady of Miracles. All those who suffer from a serious physical or emotional illness, as well as the home-bound elderly, may receive the sacrament of the Anointing. Please join us in this celebration.

The Religious Education Office is now open for registration of new and re-registration of continuing students. All Catholic, grammar school-aged children, who attend Public Schools, must also attend Religious Education Classes EVERY YEAR! Our office is open on Sundays, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Monday thru Thursday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Please call for an appointment. 718-649-0006. You must bring your child/children’s Baptismal Certificate, Parish Envelope number and Appropriate Fee.

The Diocese is planning another Marian Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. It is scheduled for Saturday October 23, 2004. We will be reserving a bus to take pilgrims from Our Lady of Miracles Parish. The bus will be leaving at 6:00 AM and returning around 11:00 PM on the same day. If interested call the rectory at 718-257-2400.

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 are 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 in need of dry milk, cold cereal, peanut butter & jelly, mayonnaise, cooking oil, tuna fish, corned beef hash, paper goods and whatever else. Our pantry is always in need of food. At this time we are also in need of canned items such as Sweet Potatoes, White Potatoes, Applesauce and Sliced Peaches. The Canarsie Cluster Food Pantry appreciates all the help you give us.

Shrine Of St. Jude

Registration for Religious Education classes will continue to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the school. If you have any questions please call (718)241-6633 or 241-4030.

The 12:30 PM Mass is our Bi-lingual Mass. The first reading, the psalm and some of the hymns will be in the language of the day. October 17th Tagalog/English, October 24th English, October 31st English.

Canarsie Youth Association: The Junior High will be going on a trip to Fall Festival on Long Island on Saturday, October 16th.

On Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. free flu shots will be provided by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, for the first 250 participants. Free Mammograms will be provided by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation and the Women’s Outreach Network from 9:00 to 5:00 P.M. Women must call for an appointment at 1-800-564-6868. Free PSA, Prostate Cancer Screening will be provided from 10:00 and 2:00 P.M. St. Columba RC Church is located at 2245 Kimball Street Brooklyn, NY, between Avenue U and V, near Kings Plaza Mall.

In preparation for our parish feast day on October 28th, our solemn novena continues on Thursday nights at 7:30 P.M. in the church. Bishop Catanello will be coming for Mass on our feast day.

Our parish prayer breakfast will be on Saturday, October 30th. It will begin with 8:45 A.M. Mass, and continue with a full breakfast and a speaker in Coyne Hall.

Our Fall series will focus on “What Do We Believe As Catholics”? It is every Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. in the Community room. The topic this week will be Jesus: Mission and Evangelization of his time and today.

This is a part of our cluster adult faith formation program and is intended for adults who went to Catholic School or Religion classes as a youngster and would like to update their knowledge of the Catholic faith.

Mary Queen Of

Heaven Church

The Off-Broadway Production of Late Nite Catechism is coming to Mary Queen of Heaven on Saturday, October 23rd at 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Mark the date on your calendar and be prepared to enjoy this hysterically funny play. It will bring back many memories for those who attended Catholic Schools.

On Saturday, October 30th at 11 am we will have a special Mass to remember all those who have died this past year.

We invite the families of all those who were buried from our Parish this year, and all those who have lost loved ones to attend this services.

Our Adult Education Series continues on Tuesday nights. The theme for this session is Important Men and Women in the Bible.

The remaining sessions are: October 19 - David: The Repentant King, October 26 - Ruth: Model of Filial Piety.

The presenters are Father Steven Aguggia (the men) and Sister Helen Marie Cahill, FMSC (the women).

Come and join us for these evenings of history and spirituality. All evenings begin at 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall.

This Fall, through His Word, we’ll reflect on the impact God’s grace can and dies have in our lives, offering us new life and transformed hearts.

Consider joining a Parish Scripture Faith Sharing Group and let God’s grace strengthen you.

The session will begin the week of October 17th and continue for six weeks.

Groups are forming now. Please call the Rectory and leave your name and phone number. There are daytime and evening sessions available. Facilitators are always needed. Allow the Word of God to be “living and active” in your life!

We invite all those who are expecting a child to attend the 10 am Mass next Sunday, October 17th.

We will have a special blessing for these parents as part of our special October Respect Life Month Celebration.

All those going on the parish Pilgrimage Next Saturday, October 16th, are reminded to meet in front of the Rectory. The bus will leave at 9:00 am.

On Wednesday, October 20th at 10:30 am, school children from across our Diocese have been invited to participate in a special Rosary Rally.

The purpose of the Rally is to ask our children to pray for two special intentions: an increase of vocations to priestshood, diaconate and religious life and a deeper respect for all human life, from conception to natural death.

You are also invited to join our children in prayer by watching the Rosary Rally on cable television in your home.

The Rally will be televised live from St. James Cathedral at 10:30 am on the Prayer Channel.

If possible, please pray with our children that more young people will answer the Lord’s call to serve the Catholic Church as priests, sisters and brothers.

We also pray that our society will grow in a deeper love and respect for all human life, from conception to natural death.

Bishop Daily will be at Mary Queen of Heaven for the rally and he will pray the Rosary will the children in our parish school.

The members of the Parish’s Finance Board will meet on Tuesday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.




The members of Plymouth Congregational Church invite you to worship and fellowship with us.

We are located at 1223 East 96 Street, between Ave J and Flatlands Avenue, 1-718-649-5962; Fax 1-718-649-3702.

Our Sr. Pastor is Rev. Albert Morrison.

We preach Jesus Christ, crucified and buried, risen on the third day, ascended to heaven and coming again in glory!

Order of services: Sunday Morning 9:30 - Youth and Adult Sunday School 10:45 am Devotional Period. 11:00am - Worship Service. Monday 7:00pm, “Hour of prayer” Wednesday 7:30 pm, Prayer & Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal, Thursday 6:30pm. Communion Service, every 1st Sunday. Youth Service every second Sunday. Fifth Sunday - Missionary Service.

Christian Church

Of Canarsie

We are located at 606 E. 89th St.

Our schedule of services are as follows:

Sunday Worship, 9:00AM & 11:30 AM. - Sunday School 10:30 AM. - Sunday Children Church 11:30AM. - Wednesday Worship 7:30PM.

Our phone numbers are 718-649-4516 and 718-272-5150.

Mount Carmel

Worship And

Outreach Center

We are located at 786-788 East 46th Street, Brooklyn New York 11203. 718-978-6140; 718-209-4170; 917-609-0909. Pastor: Rev. Glen Lawrence, Secretary Treasurer: Mrs. Ruth Warden.

Pastor Glen Lawrence and members of the Mount Carmel Worship and Outreach Center invite you, your family and friends to our church. This is your place for warm Christian Fellowship. In salvation, healing of Body, Soul and Mind and for deliverance.

Services are held: Sundays: Sunday School at 10am, Worship Service at 11am, Wednesdays: Prayer meeting & Bible study at 7pm.

For prayers call (718)209-4170 or 917-609-0909. Call for possible help with transportation to church.



Reformed Church

We are located at 1155 East 93rd Street (near Conklin Ave.).

Our phone is 718-649-3759. Our pastor is Rev. Felix A. Busby.

The Canarsie Community Reformed Church is a culturally diverse church, seeking to reconcile all God’s children to Christ, through the renewing of the spirit and mind, and by living in conformity to the Word of God through Jesus Christ.

Weekly church activities begin on Sunday mornings with Sunday School for children and teens at 10:45AM and Sunday Service at 11:00 AM with sermons on inspirational and insightful topics.

Audio tapes of each Sunday’s sermon are available immediately after services.

Large print Bibles are available for the visually impaired, and a Conductive Loop System adaptable to T-switch.

Prayer Services are held on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM and Bible Study on Thursdays at 7:00PM.

The Youth Group meets on Saturdays at 7PM.

Special services include our Communion every first Sunday, and Healing Service every fifth Sunday.

Canarsie Full

Gospel Chapel

Our schedule of services is as follows: Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 a.m and 7:00 p.m. Sunday School, Sunday 9:45 a.m.

We are located at 1186 Remsen Ave. The phone number is 257-2576.

Our Pastor is John Schreck, and the associate pastor is Kenneth Friedmann.

Temple Emanu-El

Of Canarsie

Rabbi Joshua Minkin, Cantor Doris Cohen, Presidents Warren Nadel and Leonard Strum, the officers and trustees invite you to join us in prayer every Friday night at 8:00 PM and Saturday morning at 10:00 AM. Following Friday service, please join us for Oneg Shabbat.

Get well wishes to any of our Temple members, family or friends who are ailing. Best wishes to all who are celebrating October Simchas.

Friday night regular service begins at 8:00 PM.

Classes: Come join Rabbi Minkin for our adult classes on Friday nights after service, and Saturday mornings before service.

Come to the senior center at Temple Emanu-El for a hot lunch made in our kitchen, a game of bingo, cards and other enjoyable activities that go on each day. We are street accessible. Come meet old friends and make new ones.

Please feel free to visit us at 1880 Rockaway Parkway (Between Avenues M & N). Telephone 1-718-251-0450 or E-mail us at 1880@aol.com.


Jewish Center

For a beautiful Oneg Shabbos spirit, please join us for Davening in our lovely, spacious, and air conditioned Shul. Enter through the glass doors in our parking lot on E. 98th St. between Ave. N & Seaview Ave. Our office telephone number is 1-718-251-1900. The mailing address is 1440 E. 99th St. Brooklyn, NY 11236.

Office hours are announced during Shabbos services for the upcoming week. Call to join our mailing list and be informed of our many activities firsthand.

We have Russian language Siddurim for those who require them. Learn Torah on the go with our “Shuir-on-a-cassette” tapes. They are free for the asking. Come in and pick some up.

Thursday evening, October 14th ,begins the two day Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan. Rosh Chodesh ends Saturday evening at the conclusion of Shabbos. Please insert Yaleh v’Yavo and Hallel in your prayers. Friday night October 15th is Shabbos Noach. Services are at 6:00 pm. Light your Shabbos candles at 5:57 pm Friday. Saturday morning Shabbos we daven Shacharis at 8:45 am. The Torah reading is at 10:00 am. We will use two Sifrei Torahs. Shabbos is over Saturday night at 6:57 pm. Make Havdalah with wine, spices, and a multi-wick flame.

We wish to thank Bonnie Aidelman and Pearle Brown for their generous help with our lovely and spacious Sukkah this year. A hearty Refuah Sh’loimeh to the sick of our community. Get well soon!

Upcoming Events- save the dates! We have formed a chess club amongst the many Seaview members who enjoy the game. Right after the Kiddush on Shabbos mornings, the chess matches begin.

All levels of players are welcome to join.


Jewish Center

Rabbi Myron Rakowitz, President Israel Maya, Hazan Isac Faineh and Sisterhood President Hermosa Behar cordially invite you to attend our Religious and Educational programs.

If you wish to make donations to Yeshivas, plant a tree in Israel, buy Israeli Bonds, make pledges to the UJA/Operation Exodus Fund, or contribute to any other cause, please feel free to call our office 718-257-0400.

We are located at 9320 Flatlands Ave.nue at the corner of E. 94th Street.

Young Israel

Of Canarsie

Vice Presidents Irving Steinfeld and Barbara Rubin invite the community to join us at services throughout the year.

Candle lighting for Friday evening Parshas Noach is 5:57 PM. Services begin with Mincha at 6:05. Shabbos morning which is also Rosh Chodesh, services begin at 9 AM. The Aufruf of Mr. Avi Israeli will be celebrated. Following services the congregation is cordially invited to the kiddush hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Israeli in honor of their son’s Aufruf. Shabbos afternoon Mincha at 5:55 followed by suedah shelishis. Shabbos ends with havadala at 7:02 PM.

YIC wishes mazel tov to Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Israeli on the Aufruf and forthcoming marriage of their son Avi to Miss Dvora Fertiy.

Many thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Asher aAabor for hosting the beautiful Simcha Torah kiddush.

Y’yasher Koach to Barabara Rubin and all those who helped prepare the Sukkah for the recent holiday season.

Kingslawn United

Presbyterian Church

Our service schedule is as follows:Sunday morning 11:30AM, Worship Service. Sunday morning, 10:30 AM, Sunday School.Wednesday evening, 7:30PM, Prayer Fellowship. Friday evening, 6:00 PM, Youth Fellowship.

We are located at 2368 Ralph Avenue. Our phone number is (718)-241-0736.




The Canarsie Community Yeshiva, located at 1387 East 96th Street, extends a gracious welcome to the entire Jewish community.

We are announcing that registration is ongoing for our community Yeshiva. Classes are held Sunday thru Wednesday evenings at the Yeshiva.

Classes are open to men and women of all ages. Young and old alike are afforded an opportunity to enroll in a Yeshiva program.

We encourage the Jewish community to devote at least one evening a week and join us at the Yeshiva and broaden their knowledge and background of Torah and tradition.

An open invitation is extended to the Canarsie community Daily Minyan Our Prayer Group is located at Congregation AAA Sfard 1385 East 94th Street. Services start at 6 AM, with study period from 6:35-7:05 AM.

Please call (718) 646-9638 if you want more information.

The Word...

Christ, Our Prophet

A basic form of rebellion in any society, including our own, is rebellion against authority. The 1960s were a particular period of revolt against all types of authority, from the authority of parents to the authority of government.

Today, while there is a massive distrust of authority, many individuals set themselves up as their own authorities. Whatever they believed is right or wrong, is right or wrong for them. This goes to show that we need some form of authority. We need guidelines for living.

We need to know what is right and what is wrong. God is the authority who has the wisdom and power to tell us what is right and wrong. He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ into the world to explain His will to us. Yes, Jesus Christ came into the world to be our prophet, to tell us the will of God for our salvation. Now don’t start talking about that salvation stuff. I don’t need salvation.

That’s where you are wrong. If you reject the authority of God over your life, you are in rebellion against God. You need salvation! You need the great prophet of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.

You don’t need other so-called prophets who don’t really have authority. You need to listen to Jesus Christ. Long ago “the multitudes were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority” (Matthew 7:28-29). Christ speaks with authority today, too.

First, He speaks from the pages of the Bible.

Second, He opens people’s hearts to understand the message of the Bible. In this way Christ reveals God’s will to us. Isn’t it time that you understood God’s will for you?

To Hear More On The Same Topic, Call Toll Free For The “Mini-Message Of The Week” 1-800-777-0389 Or visit www.w-e-m.org

Teaching Children

About Diversity

(NAPSA)-The U.S. Bureau of Census estimates that by 2060, white Americans will no longer be the majority. Hispanic and Asian populations are expected to triple, increasing our racial and ethnic diversity.

“Respecting and appreciating diversity is essential in today's world,” says Barbara Anderson, Ed.D., vice president of education for KinderCare Learning Centers, which operates more than 1,250 early childhood education and child care centers.

“Parents should acknowledge that everyone is different, that everyone has value,” says Anderson. “The easiest way to do that is by example.”

Home is where children first learn about tolerance. Raising children in an environment that accepts individual differences will allow parents to discuss the ways people are different. Children learn by example. Demonstrate your tolerance with your words and actions. Talk to your child about tolerance.

Expose your child to diversity by reading the many books available about other cultures. Sing songs from other cultures and attend multicultural events.

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