2004-12-09 / Religion

Religious News

Holy Family Church

As we journey toward our 125th Anniversary, Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio is coming to celebrate the 12:45 Mass on the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Sunday, December 26th, our parish Feast Day. The Bishop is also coming to give a special blessing to all our families on this occasion. All are invited and there will be a fellowship with the Bishop and one another after the Mass and Blessing in our parish hall. Each family invite another family! God our Father knew what he was doing when He gave us the Holy Family as a model of family life, let’s celebrate His great love as one family with our Bishop.

Confessions: Saturday, December 18th, 1:00 to 2:00PM. Wednesday, December 22nd, 7:30 PM Parish Penance Service. Friday, December 24th, 1:00 to 2:00PM. Masses December 20th and 21st, regular Sunday schedule. Friday, December 24th, 5:00 PM Vigil, 11:30 PM Musical Interlude. Saturday, December 25th. 12:00 AM Midnight Mass, 8:00, 9:30,11:15 AM & 12:45 PM. NO 5:00 PM Mass, Sunday, December 26th. Feast of the Holy Family 8:00, 9:30, 11:15 AM & 12:45 PM. 12:45 PM Mass with Bishop Di Marzio.

“Our Giving Tree” through December 19th. Each year a “high Light” of our Parish Advent celebration and sharing has been to provide over 400 children’s gifts to four local organizations providing shelters for abused mothers and children. Exchanging gifts is fun; giving gifts to those who have nothing to give in return except a little give Christmas, is Ministry...Good Stewardship!

Tags, shaped as ornaments, will be hanging on our tree and marked with age & gender or size of the child you will be purchasing a gift for. The idea is to take one (or more), purchase a modest gift for the boy or girl and return the gift to the tree by Dec. 19th. wrapped and with the tag firmly attached. They will be picked-up and available to the organizations for Christmas distribution.

Please...no guns or toys of violence. This is very important, so please do not let children take tags you will not buy a gift for.

Rosary Society will meet Sunday, December 19th after the 12:45 Mass.

Our Lady Of Miracles

Telephone #: 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 (Eng/Italian), 11:00 AM (English), 12:30 (French & Creole). Our weekday mass schedule is: Monday to Saturday....8:30 AM only.

For the month of December on Mondays our church will be open for you to visit at anytime up till 8:00 PM. You will be able to pray before the Blesses Sacrament. Please come and spend some time with the Lord.

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

On December 11th we will be having Festival of Faith for the Children, ages 4 thru 10.

Anyone who would like to reserve a Mass Intention is welcome to come to the Rectory office (Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5PM).

Our Lady of Miracles Parish Music Ministry presents the Third Annual Christmas Concert and Entertainment on Sunday, December 19th at 5:00 PM. For information please call Mrs. David at 718-859-5370.

Pro Sanctity Movement invites you to come to the Mini Retreat December 16th form 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Pro Sanctity Center at 730 East 87th St. Bklyn.

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 is 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

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 December 12th Spanish/English; December 19th Tagalog/English, December 26th English.

We will have a bi-lingual Spanish/English Mass on Friday, December 10th at 7:30 P.M. in the church to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas.

Next Sunday, please bring the star from your Christmas tree and we will bless it at Mass.

Christmas Schedule 2004: Confessions; Wednesday, December 15th. Annual Advent Penance Service 7:30 P.M. Saturday, December 18th, 1 P.M. - to 2 P.M. Confessions will not be heard on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Masses: Christmas Eve; Friday, December 24th, 5:30 P.M. (with children’s Christmas Pageant) Concelebrated Mass at Midnight.

Christmas Day: Saturday, December 25th, 10:30 A.M. & 12:30 P.M. New Year’s Masses: New Year’s Eve ; Friday, December 31st, 5:30 P.M. and Mass at Midnight. New Year’s Day: Saturday, January 1st 10:30 A.M.

Canarsie Youth Association: High School members of the association will be hosting a Christmas party for foster children on this coming Sunday, December 12th.

Mary Queen Of

Heaven Church

The Boy Scouts will be outside the doors of the Church after all the Masses this weekend and again next weekend, December 11th and 12th, selling Christmas Wreaths. The proceeds from this sale will be given to the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help them with their Christmas distribution to the needy families of our Parish.

This year we are having a “Giving Tree” in the front of the Church. This tree will contain ornaments that have the names of needy families of our parish. You are asked to take one of these ornaments and purchase a Christmas present suitable for the person listed on the back of the ornament. The gifts should be wrapped and the ornament should be returned with the gift and brought to the Church by Sunday, December 12th, so they can be distributed tot he needy families by the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Anyone who is interested in making a donation towards our Christmas decorations is asked to fill in one of the flyers in today’s bulletin and return it to the Rectory by December 20th. Donations can be made In Memory Of or In Honor Of your loved ones.

We will have a Holiday Flea Market on Saturday, December 18th and Sunday, December 19th in the Parish Hall.

Please gather with Sr. Ann Martha, OP for an Advent Retreat Experience on Thursday evening December 9th at 7:30 pm in our Parish Center Chapel. Take time away from your busy schedule to focus on your relationship with God. The evening will offer time for listening, reflecting, praying and sharing.

We will have a Children’s Christmas Fair NEXT Sunday, December 12th in the Parish Hall from 8:30 am to 3:00pm. There will be games and prizes and gifts for the children to purchase for Christmas presents. Santa will visit the fair from 11am - 12 noon and from 1pm - 2pm and will gladly pose for pictures with the children.

Next Saturday, December 11th following the 5:00pm Mass, we will have our annual lighting of the Memorial Tree of Lights. All are invited to attend and the children are asked to bring an ornament to hang on the tree. The ornaments should be made of plastic or be able to withstand all weather conditions.

We will sing Christmas carols and hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Anyone wishing to donate a light to the Memorial Tree of Lights is asked to fill out the flyer in today’s bulletin and return it to the Rectory office.

On the first Friday of each month, there is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 10 am in the Parish Center Chapel. Exposition concludes with Benediction at noon. All are invited to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament to pray for world peace and the needs of our parish community.

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.



Reformed Church

We are located at 1155 East 93rd Street (near Conklin Ave.). Our phone number 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 those visually impaired, and adaptable Conductive Loop System.

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 to take place on every fifth Sunday.

Kingslawn United



Our schedule follows: Sunday 11:30AM, Worship Service. Sunday, 10:30 AM, Sunday School.Wednesday 7:30PM, Prayer Fellowship. Friday evening, 6:00 PM, Youth Fellowship. We are located at 2368 Ralph Avenue. Phone (718)-241-0736.




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 6:30 pm. Communion Service, every 1st Sunday. Youth Service every second Sunday. Fifth Sunday - Missionary Service.

Rose Of Sharon

Baptist Church

We invite you to worship with us. All are welcome. We are located at 77 Conklin Ave (in the T.J. Club) the phone number is 347-225-1248.

Our schedule of service is as follows: Sunday worship at 11 AM, Sunday School at 10 AM also prayer and Bible study on Monday at 6 PM.

Our special services include our communion every First Sunday. Our Pastor is Reverend Nathan J. Williams and our Deacon is Norvell Hampleton.

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. Our associate pastor is Kenneth Friedmann.

Mount Carmel

Worship And

Outreach Center

We are located at 786-788 East 46th Street, Brooklyn New York 11203. For information, those interested can call 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.

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

For prayers call (718)209-4170 or 917-609-0909.


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. You will also receive our special Holiday mailers throughout the year. They describe the holidays with their laws and customs. We have Russian language Siddurim for those who require them. Learn Torah on the go with our “Shiur-on-a-cassette” tapes. They are free for the asking. Come in and pick some up.

Friday night December 10 light your fourth night Chanukah menorah before your Shabbos candles. Use oil or Chanukah candles that will burn at least one hour into Shabbos.

Special Hallel, Amidah, Bentching, and Torah reading throughout Chanukah. Shabbos candle lighting is at 4:10 pm Friday December 10. Mincha and Mariv services are at 4:15 pm Friday and Saturday evenings.

Saturday morning Shabbos is Parshas Mikeitz. We daven Shacharis at 8:45 am. The Torah reading is at 10:00 am.

We bentch Rosh Chodesh Teves ,which begins Sunday night December 12. Shabbos is over Saturday night at 5:15 p.m.

Make Havdalah with wine, spices, and a multi-wick flame. Light your fifth night Chanukah menorah Saturday night after Havdalah. Ladies wait one half-hour before resuming work.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the Toporek and Gold families on the loss of Bertha and Morris. May they be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion.

A hearty Refuah Sh’loimeh to the sick of our community. Get well soon!

UPCOMING EVENTS- save the dates!

Our annual gala Chanukah dinner and entertainment will be held on Saturday night December 11th at 5:30 pm. This is the fifth night of Chanukah.

You are sure to have a wonderful time.

Our Chess club meets after the Kiddush on Shabbos mornings and Sunday nights at 7:30 pm. All levels are welcome to join.

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 mornings at 10:00 am. Following Friday service, please join us for Oneg Shabbat.

Got well wishes to any of our Temple members, family or friends who are ailing. Special get well wishes to Marilyn Strum and Esther Zeller. Sincere condolences to Philip Grant on the passing of his brother. Condolences to Gail Gamsey on the passing of her mother. Condolences to the Pfeiffer family on the passing of Sigmund Pfeiffer. Mazel Tov to Barbara and Stan Kapitansky on the birth of their Grandson Mitchell.

Special Date: Come join us on Friday Night December 10th for our Chanukah dinner, see Bella for details. Bring your menorah and let’s light a candle together. Sisterhood is having a Chanukah party on December 15th come join the fun.

Classes: Come join Rabbi Minkin on Saturday mornings at 9:30AM before our regular service. Discussion on Papsha problems and possibilities. Every other Tuesday evening, 12/17 and 12/21 - join us for Torah Tuesday.

Greetings: If you would like to come and join us for our services, please feel free to do so. We are the only Reformed Temple in Canarsie, Mill Basin, Georgetown, Starrett City and Marine Park. Temple Emanu-El is an active, modern yet traditional congregation with strong values. New members are always welcome. Our Hebrew school provides your child with a solid education in a warm atmosphere.

Please feel free to visit us at 1880 Rockaway Parkway between Avenue M and N. Telephone #1-718-251-0450 or email us at 1880@AOL.com.




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.

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.

Young Israel

Of Canarsie

Vice Presidents Irving Steinfeld and Barbara Rubin, the Officer and congregants of YIC extend bests wishes to the community for a Chag Chanuka Sameach, a joyous Chanukah Holiday.

Candle lighting for Friday evening, Shabbat Chanukah is 4:10 PM. Chanukah Candles Must be lit prior to 4:10. A large candle or sufficient oil should be used so the light will burn at least 1/2 hour after sunset. If for any reason the Chanukah candles cannot be lit by 4:10 then omit lighting them on Friday.

Services: Friday evening Parshas Miketz begin with Mincha at 4:20PM. Shabbos morning services begin at 9 AM and will include the special prayers and Torah reading for Chanukah, as well as prayers for the new month of Tevet Rosh Chodesh is Monday, December 13th.

Following services the congregation is cordially invited to a special Kiddush in honor of Shabbos Mvorchim and Chanukah.

Mincha is at 4:10 and Seudah Shelishis hosted by the synagogue. Shabbos ends with Havdala at 5:16 PM. YIC wishes Mazel Tov to Chana and Dovid Kuinova on the engagement of their son Rafik to Miss Larissa Aminova.

Services this coming week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6:20 AM, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 AM and Sunday at 8:00 AM. Evenings at 4:15. Happy Chanukah to all.

YIC is located at 1265 E. 108th St., corner Ave. M. Please make every effort to attend evening services during the winter months because several of our regulars will be leaving for vacation.


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.

Friday night services begin with Shir Hashirim at 4:10 PM.

Everyone is invited to attend our Kiddush this Shabbat, after services. After the morning Kiddush on Shabbat, our Rabbi Rakowitz conducts a class. Saturday evening Tehilim and Torah Study at 3:40 PM, followed by Seudah Shilisheth. Daily service at 7:00 AM.

Sunday services at 8:00 AM. Shabbat services at 8:30 AM.

On Sunday, December 12th at 11 AM our Annual Children's Chanukah Party will be held at our Center. There will be fun for everyone. Singing, games, candle lighting, gifts, and refreshments for all. Come and taste our delicious Sephardic Hanukah Bunuelos. Join in a sing-a-long led by Doris Fins. Also, special Bucharian entertainment by Rubinov Family and Friends. Once again a special thanks to Joel Marcus, who will donate the Hanukah gifts for the children, continuing the tradition of his late father Ben Marcus one of our founding members of the Sephardic Jewish Center of Canarsie. First candle for Chanukah was lit on Tuesday evening December 7th; last candle is lit on Tuesday evening, December 14th. Candle lighting is found in the "De Sola Pool Prayer Book" on page 363.

We want to wish our Congregants and Friends in the Canarsie Community a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.

If you wish to make donations to Yeshivas, plant trees 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., cor. E. 94th Street. Prayer to The Blessed Virgin

(Never known to fail). Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt.Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me shown herein, you are my mother. O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to support me in this necessity (Make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein, you are my mother. Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3X). O Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (3X). Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands (3X). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine Amen. This prayer must be said for three days and after three days your request will be granted and the prayer must be published. Grateful thanks.

J. M.

Prayer to The Blessed Virgin

(Never known to fail). Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt.Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me shown herein, you are my mother. O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to support me in this necessity (Make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein, you are my mother. Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3X). O Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (3X). Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands (3X). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine Amen. This prayer must be said for three days and after three days your request will be granted and the prayer must be published.

Grateful thanks — L.R.

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