2004-12-09 / Religion

Holy Family

The Second Collection this week will be for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. We celebrate Mary’s life which points us towards the victory gained by her son and his triumph over death and evil.

Blood Drive: Sunday, August 29th from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM in Holy Family School Auditorium.

Town meeting: Meeting for the whole parish on September 231st at 7:30 PM in Holy Family school Auditorium. We want to share plans, hopes and dreams for the upcoming anniversary year. These plans include Spiritual, cultural and social activities. Our theme is “Holy Family, united as one family.”

Mass of the Anointing the Sick: We will be celebrating this Mass on Saturday, September 235th at 10:30 AM in Church. Followed by a reception in the church yard.

There is still space available in most grades for the school year 2004-2005. Please call the school at 718-257-2954 or the Rectory office 718-257-4423 for more information.

Our Religious Education Ministry will begin a new class for adults who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Sessions will begin in or older who have been baptized and received the Sacraments of First Communion and Firsts Penance. Prior registration is necessary. Classes will be held on Wednesday Night 7:30 PM to 9:00PM. Please call our Rel. Education Office 718-257-8016 during office hours. You need your Baptism and First Holy Communion Certificates.

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), 10:30 AM (English & Italian), 12:30 (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.

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! 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, 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, comed beef hash, paper goods and whatever else.

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.

Mary Queen Of

Heaven Church

Parish phone number: Rectory: 718-763-2330, School: 718-763-2360, School Of Religion: 718-763-2590, Parish website: www.mqhchurch.org. Rectory Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12 Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 p.m. National Holidays - Rectory Closed. Devotions: Miraculous Medal Novena: Mondays: 8:00 am with Mass and 7:30 p.m. Novena and Benediction. Morning Prayer: Monday - Friday 7:45 am, Saturdays - 8:45 am. Rosary: Monday - Friday after 8:00 am Mass, Saturday after 9:00 am Mass. Prayer Group Cenacle: Thursday Evenings: 7:30 p.m., Msgr. Burns Parish Center. First Fridays: Exposition and Benediction, 12 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Confessions: Saturdays 4:30 p.m.

During the summer months, the Monday Miraculous Medal Novena Devotion will be recited at the 8:00 am Mass ONLY.

The students in our Confirmation Program will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, October 24th at 2:00pm. Bishop Thomas V. Daily will administer the Sacrament to the candidates.

R.C.I.A. Classes will be held in the fall for any adult who has not received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, or Holy Eucharists, and would like to do so now. Anyone interested in taking the classes is asked to call the Rectory and leave their name and telephone number.

Please do not leave bags of old and used clothes at any of the parish buildings. We do not have the space to store these items and they will only be thrown away. The St. Vincent de Paul Society has a special collection for used clothing twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. The dates for the collections will be listed in the bulletin in advance. Please do not bring clothing prior tot those dates.

Would you like to become a parish advocate for persons with disabilities (PwDs), individually or with others in a team? Most Advocates throughout the Diocese are not themselves disabled (although some are), but all Advocates are interested in seeing greater inclusion of all types of PwDs in the full life of the Parish, especially by advocating for improved accessibility. Catholic Charities is offering a one day workshop to train newly appointed Advocates on Saturday, November 20th at Resurrection - Ascension Parish. If you are interested in becoming an Advocate, or in attending the Workshop please call the Rectory and leave you name and telephone number.

Open for New Registration, Mon, & Thurs, August 23rd-26th, 9:00 - Noon.

During the summer months, the Monday Miraculous Medal Novena Devotion will be recited at the 8:00 am Mass ONLY.

There will be NO First Friday Adoration and Benediction during the months of July, August and September.

During the summer months the Church will be open from 7:30am until 1:00pm from Sunday through Friday and from 8:00am until 6:00pm on Saturday.

To find our Mass times anywhere you are traveling in the U.S. call 1-410-676-6000 or go to www.masstimes.org


Congregational Church

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.

Canarsie Community

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.

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.

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 Word…

Contentment, The Mark Of The Christian

What is your level of contentment? Most of us lack real contentment of heart. Why? Because deep contentement comes form God. He promises, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Listen to how the apostle Paul responded to this promise. “Most gladly, therefore, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore, I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12: 10:11). Would you respond in this way? I probably wouldn’t. In the midst of weakness, insults, and difficulties I’m prone to grumble. We often grumble when we’re discontented. We grumble about the boss. He’s just too bossy. Or we grumble about our pay. That grumbling shows we need to learn to make do with what we have while we are looking to the future and working hard to achieve specific educational goals and employment goals. But in order to learn contentment, we need spiritual help.

The proper oplace to turn is Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us Jesus Christ is our source of contentment. Again, listen to the testimony of Paul. “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4: 11:13). Yes, we can learn to be content in every situation God places us if we are strenghtened by Jesus Christ.

To here 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

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.

Shrine Of

St. Jude

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.

We will again be having our parish picnic on Sunday September 19th from 3:00 until dusk on Canarsie Road which will be closed.

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. August 15th Tagalog/English, August 22nd English, August 29th English.

An Evening With Saint Pio: On Friday August 20th, there will be a Healing Mass celebrated at 7:30 P.M. by Fr. Andrew Drew O.F.M. Cap. Confessions will be heard from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. All attending will have the privilege of venerating the Relic of Saint Pio.

Msgr, John Delendick, our new pastor met with all the heads of the Societies yesterday, Wednesday August 11th at 7:30 P.M. in the Community Room. Many topics were discussed.

Seaview Jewish


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.

Light your Shabbos candles Friday evening, August 13 at 7:37 pm. Friday and Saturday evening Mincha / Ma’ariv services begin at 7:30 pm. Saturday morning Shabbos we Daven Shacharis at 8:45 am. The Torah reading is at 10 am.

The Parsha this Shabbos is Re’eh. A delicious luncheon Kiddush follows Mussaf. Shalosh Seudas is at 8:00 pm between Mincha and Mariv Saturday evening. Shabbos is over Saturday night at 8:39 pm. Make Havdalah with wine, spices, and a multi-wick flame. A hearty Refuah Sh’loimeh to the sick of our community. Get well soon!

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 are welcome to join. us at the matches.

Sephardic Jewish


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 service begin with Shir Hashirim at 7 PM.

Everyone is invited to attend our Kiddush this Shabbat, after service. After the Kiddush on Shabbat afternoon, our Rabbi Rakowitz conducts a class. Saturday evening Tehilim and Torah Study at 7 PM, followed by Seudah Shilisheth.

Daily services at 7:00 AM, Sunday services at 8:00 AM, Shabbat services at 8:30 AM.

Once again, a reminder, to send in your Journal Ads. Our 2004 Annual Testimional Journal will be honoring Doris and Moises Fins, devoted and loyal members of our Congregation.

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.

Canarsie Community Yeshiva

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.

Young Israel

Of Canarsie

Vice Presidents Irving Steinfeld and Barbara Rubin, invite the community to join with us for services all during the summer and throughout the year.

Services for Friday evening parshas Re’eh begin at 7 PM. Candle lighting for our congregants is 7:10 PM. Shabbos morning services begin at 9 AM.

Prayers for the new month of Ellul, the last month of the Hebrew calendar, will be said. Rosh Chodesh will be next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Following services the congregation is cordially invited to the kiddush hosted by Mr. Sholom Pinkasov and family and the congregation is cordially invited to participate.

Shabbos afternoon Mincha at 7:35 PM followed by seudah shelishis hosted by the Leicher Family in observance of their father’s yahrzeit. Last week’s seudah was hosted by Mr. Asher Arabov. Shabbos ends with havdala at 8:43 PM.

YIC wishes Mazel Tov to Tamar and Asher Arabov on the marriage of their daughter Violetta to Mr. Emanuel Israelov and to Zoya and Yahkov Kalantarov on the marriage of their daughter Polina to Mr. Daniel Borukhov.

Services this coming week each evening at 7:30 PM. Monday & Thursday at 6:20, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 AM and Sunday at 8 AM.

All welcome.

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