2005-01-20 / Religion

Religious News

Holy Family Church

Religious Ed. News: All Day meeting for parents & children of class 2-202, 2-205, M3-201, 7-312, U2-102. Saturday, January 22nd from 10:00 AM til 2:00 PM. Children are to arrive at 10:00 AM and parents arrive at 12 Noon. Please bring a favorite dish for lunch to share with 10 people.

Adult Education Series on The Gospel Of Matthew continues here at Holy Family every Tuesday evening from 7:30 PM til 9:00 PM in the school. Please join us.

Youth Rally: A youth rally for all teenagers in Canarsie and beyond to come and experience the Eucharist and find out what your Catholic identity really means as a teen in your community.

It will take place Sunday, February 20, 2005 from 3 PM to 8 PM (doors open at 2:30 PM) at Holy Family School Auditorium, 9719 Flatlands Ave. Open to all teenagers 12 years and older. Free Admission. Come one; Bring one.

Visit our Parish web site at: www.geocities.com/hfamily36. Diocesan website: www.dioceseofbrooklyn.com.

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.

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 tot he rectory office (Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

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 your famil, 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. 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

Bi-Lingual Masses: The 12:30 PM Mass is our Bi-lingual Mass. The first reading, the psalm and some the hymns will be in the language of the day. January 23rd English, January 30th English.

The St. Vincent DePaul clothing truck will be here on Sunday, February 6th to receive any clothes that you might like to donate to the poor. Please bring the clothing that Sunday in front of the church from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Youth Adults (20’s - early 30’s) will be going bowling on Friday, January 28th. For more information, call Leslie 251-7739.

Looking for a way to dispose of those old Christmas cards and religious articles. They can be sent to the Franciscan Mission, Inc. P.O. Box 130, Waterford, WI 53185. They will be put to use in the Missions.

Many thanks for your extreme generosity for collections to aid the victims of the Tsunami tragedy in South Asia. Please keep them in your prayers. The money will go to the Catholic Relief Services.

We need people to volunteer in the gift shop during the week and weekends. Any time and any day. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!

Mary Queen

Of Heaven Church

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 Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Therefore, every person has a things required for human decency. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities - to one another, to our families, and to the larger society.

When you are at Mass, if you would like to bring up the gifts during the Offertory, please speak to one of the ushers when you enter the Church.

The Miraculous Medal Novena and Benediction will be recited following the 8:000 am Mass on Mondays. The Novena will NOT be recited in the evening.

As an angel, you enable a student who is at-risk financially to remain in Mary Queen of Heaven School.

Your tax deductible contributions could be made in honor of, or in memory of, someone you hold dear, while assisting a child who might not otherwise be able to afford the benefit that a Catholic School education offers.

For further information, please contact Sister Donna Murphy, Mary Queen of Heaven School Principal, at (718)763-2360!!!

There will be a meeting for all the members of the Pastor’s Advisory Council on Monday, January 24th at 7:30 PM in the Parish Center.

Beginning on the first Sunday of Lent, we will have new music booklets and missalettes to use at Mass and all church services. These booklets can be memorialized for your living and deceased loved ones.

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.

Phone: 718-649-4516 and 718-272-5150.

Canarsie Community

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 sermon are available.

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

Plymouth

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.

Rose Of Sharon

Baptist Church

We invite you to worship with us. All are welcome.

We are located at 77 Conklin Ave (inside the Thomas Jefferson Club). The telephone 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, call 718-978-6140; 718-209-4170; (917) 609-0909.

Pastor: Reverend Glen Lawrence, Our 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.

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 Saturday mornings at 10:00AM. 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 January simchas. Once again Mazel Tov to Marilyn and Lenny Strum on the wedding of their son Michael to Jennifer, it took place on January 8th, 2005. We wish the young couple many years of happiness.

Classes: Come join Rabbi Minkin on Saturday mornings at 9:30AM before our regular service. Discusssion on Parsha problems and possibilities. Important Dates: Friday night, January 21st at 7:30 PM. Please join us for our ‘Tu B Shevat Seder service. All Hebrew school students must attend. It will be a very pleasant evening.

On Friday night January 28th, at 8:00 PM we will be having our 1st children’s service this year. Please come and listen to how well our students read. All Hebrew school students must attend. On Saturday evening February 12th Temple Emanu-El will be holding a Valentine’s Dance. Please see office for details. You can speak to Bella or Warren.

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.

Seaview

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 4:42 pm Friday January 21. Mincha and Mariv services are at 4:45 pm Friday and Saturday evenings.

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

Shabbos is over Saturday night at 5:45 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!

Reserve now for our Shabbos across America dinner, Friday night March 4, 2005 at 5:30 pm. Call the office for details.

Young Israel

Of Canarsie

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

Candle lighting for Friday evening parshas B’Shabbat Shira is 4:42 PM. Services begin with Mincha at 4:50 PM. Shabbos morning services begin at 9:00. The Torah portion recounts the Israelites crossing of the Sea and the special reading known as “The Song of Moses, hence the name Shabbat Shira, the Shabbath of Song.

This week’s kiddush is hosted by Aunt Rita Weiner and the congregation is cordially invited to participate.

Shabbos afternoon youth groups for boys meet at 3:45. All youngsters are invited. Mincha services will be at 4:45 followed by seudah shlishis sponsored by the Synagogue. Shabbos ends with Maariv and Havdala at 5:49 PM.

Tuesday, January 25th is “Tu B’Shvat, known as Jewish Arbor day. It is customary in Israel to plant trees on this day and to eat fruits of the type that grow in Israel.

YIC wishes mazel tov to Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Engel on their 25th wedding anniversary.

Services this coming week each evening at 4:45 PM. Monday and Thursday mornings at 6:20, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 and Sunday at 8:00 AM. We ask all to make every 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.

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 our registration is ongoing for our community and the 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.

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. Our Prayer Group is located at Congregation AAA Sfard 1385 East 94th Street. Services start at 6 a.m., with study period from 6:35-7:05 AM.

Please call 718-646-9638 for more information.

Sephardic

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 4:40 PM.

Everyone is invited to attend our Kiddush on Shabbat after services. After the morning Kiddush on Shabbat, our Rabbi Rakowitz conducts a class.

Saturday evening Tehilim and Torah Study at 4:45 PM, followed by Seudah Shilisheth.

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

On Sunday, January 23rd, 2005, we will be celebrating the successful conclusion of our 2004 Journal honoring Doris and Moises Fins. This day will be a most beautiful and fruitful time to also celebrate Tu B'Shevat, Beraja Las Frutas, the Jewish Arbor Day which is on Tuesday, January 25th.

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.

THE WORD...

Testing, Testing...

“Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4: 1).

The spirits to be tested are the spirits of men and women. We are to deter mine whether or not they truly represent God by testing their spirits. But how do we do that? We must have a standard by which to test the words of these men and women. In order for there to be a high degree of accuracy, this standard must not be based on feelings. Internal sensations can throw us off track. If we have an objective set of guidelines, we are on a higher road. This set of guidelines is found in the Bible.

For example, the Bible tells us, “If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:3). I can give money to help the poor in order to be applauded by others. I can give my life in rescuing someone from a fire in order to be applauded for my bravery. My actions are good. My motives are bad. I do not act out of a love for God or my neighbor. I want to be loved. I do not pass the biblical test. “By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:6).

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