2004-12-16 / Religion

Holy Family Church

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 18th and 19th, regular Sunday schedule. Friday, December 24th, 5:00 PM Vigil, 11:30 PM Musical Interlude. Saturday, December 25th. 12:00 AM Mid-Night 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.

Boy Scouts: Why join Pack 281? Growing up is difficult these days - perhaps more so than ever before. With so many pressures on children and on families, the positive influence of Boy Scouting is important.

It’s a proven program with a reputation for success. While your son has fun doing wholesome activities, he will gain confidence in himself and in his abilities. He’ll learn to take responsibility, make good decisions and care about others. This will give him an advantage in life, today and throughout his future.

Open House and Registration at Holy at Family Church, Friday, December 17th 2004, 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Enrollment for Boy Scouts: 6-18 years old. Weekly meetings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm beginning January 7, 2005.

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

Our Giving Tree: Please remember to take a tag and return the gift and the tag attached to the church by Sunday, December 19th so that many needy children could have a wonderful Christmas.

On Sunday, December 26th, the Feast Of The Holy Family, Bishop Di Marzio will visit our parish. 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, 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 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.

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

Presbyterian Church

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


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!

All Sunday Worship Services 11:00 AM. Plymouth Youth Christmas Drama, Saturday, December 18, 2005 - 5:00 PM. Watch Night Candle Light Service, Friday, December 31, 2004 - 9:45 PM - Midnight.

Four Days Of New Year’s Evangelism Services And Workshops, by our visiting Minister - Evangelist Ed Lacy, of Mobile, Alabama. January 9th through Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Sunday, January 9, 2005. 9:30 AM - Youth and Adult Sunday School. 11:00 AM - Morning Worship Service. Brunch served Worship Service. Brunch served after Worship Service, 3:30 PM - Afternoon Worship Service. Monday, January 10 through Wednesday, January 12th, 2005. Evening Services/Workshops - 7:30 PM Sharp! All are Welcome.

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 (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 Blessed 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.

Anyone who would like to reserve a mass intention is welcome to come to the rectory office (Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

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 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Pro Sanctity Center at 730 East 87th St. Bklyn .

On Wednesday, January 12th, 2005 we will be having a healing Mass at 7:15 PM at Our Lady of Miracles Church (East 86th Street, between Flatlands Ave. & Glenwood Rd.)

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 of 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.

Mary Queen

Of Heaven Church

Anyone who is interested in making a donation towards our Christmas decorations is asked to fill in one of the flyers in the 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.

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.

The Parish Reconciliation Service in preparation for Christmas will take place on Saturday, December 18th at 4:00 pm in the Church.

Shrine Of St. Jude

Bi-Lingual Masses: 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.

In our Narthex, is a very special tree. The Advent Giving Tree. It is a response to the prophets’ cry for others, justice and hope of a better world. Our parish family is asked to contribute Christmas gifts for the needy. The ornaments on the tree are labeled with gifts needed by children and adults. Please take an ornament, buy a gift (which is on the label) wrap it in Christmas paper and tape the ornament to the gifts. Please bring the gift to church and place it in the Narthex by the blessed Christmas for those in need at Our Lady of Presentation Parish, Frances residence at CHIPS, the Brooklyn Development Center and those in our own parish.

October 2004-2005 has been declared “Year of the Eucharist” to help us fully and actively participate and appreciate the Mass more. As part of that, new directives for Mass have recently been issued by the Vatican. Our staff recently attended a workshop for all the parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

On November 1st, we began to consecrate the hosts we will use at each mass and not go to the Tabernacle. This is done to focus on the Altar as the place of the sacrificial meal. We also prepare the wine in the cups before Mass and Holy Communion. Please call Msgr. John, Fr. Mike or Sr. Mary to see what can be done so you can receive.

Christmas Schedule 2004: 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.

Blessing of Home Items: Next Sunday, please bring the Nativity figures from your home display and we will bless them at Mass.

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.




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 for more information.

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 8:00pm and on Saturday mornings 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 December simchas. To all our snowbird members, have a Happy and a Healthy New Year. Our Chanukah dinner was a great success. Everyone had a nice time. Those who were unable to attend, we hope to see you next year. On behalf of Temple Emanu-El we wish everyone a very happy and a healthy holiday. All the best in the New Year.

Classes: Come join Rabbi Minkin on Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM before our regular service. Discussion on Parsha problems and possibilities. Every other Tuesday evening and 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.

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 Avenue M and N. Telephone #1-718-251-0450 or email us at 1880@AOL.com.

Young Israel

Of Canarsie

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

Candle lighting for Friday evening Parshas Vayigash is 4:12 PM. Services begin with Mincha at 4:20 PM. Shabbos morning services begin at 9:00 am. This week’s kiddush is hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Hy Melamed in honor of their anniversary and other family Simchas. The congregation is cordially invited to celebrate with them.

Shabbos afternoon Mincha services will be at 4:15 pm followed by Seudah Shelishis hosted by Mrs. Aline Gesser in honor of the birthday of her granddaughter Jenna Faith. Shabbos ends with Maariv and Havadala at 5:19 PM.

YIC wishes wishes Mazel Tov Mr. & Mrs. Leib Rubin on the engagement of their granddaughter, Heather and Mr. Tzachi Knoll.

Services this coming week are each evening at 4:15 PM. Monday and Thursday mornings at 6:20, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 and Sunday at 8:00AM.

We ask everyone to make every an effort to attend services as often as possible during the winter months since many congregants take winter vacations at this time.

YIC is located at 1265 East 108th St., Corner Ave M, Telephone 251-2600. All welcome.


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.

Shabbos candle lighting is at 4:12 pm Friday December 17.

Mincha and Mariv services are at 4:15 pm Friday and Saturday evenings.

Saturday morning Shabbos is Parshas Vayigash. We daven Shacharis at 8:45 am. The Torah reading is at 10:00 am. Shabbos is over Saturday night at 5:18 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!

Thank you to everyone who made our annual Chanukah party a resounding success.

UPCOMING EVENTS- save the dates!

Our Chess club meets after the Kiddush on Shabbos mornings and Sunday nights at 7:30 pm.

All levels are welcome to join in the games.

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 services begin with 4:12 PM. Everyone is invited to attend our Kiddush this Shabbat after services which is being tendered by Mr. & Mrs. Jacobo Behar in memory of Lt. Arieli Ovadia, Eliezer Behar, and Jaime Maya.

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 services at 7 PM. Sunday services at 8 AM. Shabbat services at 8:30 AM.

We want to thank our Sisterhood and volunteers for making our Chanukah Party last Sunday so successful. Sing-a-long and Bucharian Entertainment was enjoyed by children as well as the adults. Our Sephardic Bunuelos were delicious and also enjoyed by all. We want to once again, wish our congregants and friends in the Canarsie community a healthy and happy holiday season.

If you wish to make donations to Yeshivas,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.

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