2005-02-10 / Religion

Holy Family Church

Holy Family School Registration: Registration for the September 2005-2006 school year will take place for Grades Pre-Kindergarten to 7th.

Monday, February 14 to Friday, February 18th, 9:30 AM to 11:30AM and 1PM to 3PM. at the school office (E.98th Street Main Entrance). Full Day Pre-Kindergarten (NYS LAW: 4 years old by DEC. 31, 2000). Kindergarten: (NYS Law: 5 years old by Dec. 31, 2000). First Grade (NYS Law: 6 years old by Dec. 31, 1999). Optional After School Program available.

In accordance with Diocesan Policy and NYS Law, you MUST PRESENT the following documents at the time of registration for your application to be processed:

*Child’s Birth Certificate and Social Security Card. *Immunization records. *Child’s Baptismal Certificate (for Catholic or Baptized non-Catholics). *Most recent report card & standardized scores (grades 1 to 7). *$100 non-refundable application fee per family. *Holy Family parishioners....weekly envelope account number. The child must accompany the parent for testing.

Please plan ahead so that you can participate in our parish mission which will be conducted by the Congregation of the Franciscans of Renewal founded by Fr. Benedict Groeschel.

The dates of the Mission will be Monday thru Thursday, March 7th to 10th at 7:30PM. The Franciscans will preach at the Masses on March 5th & 6th. There will be opportunity for confessions on Wednesday evening. Fr. Sylvester Mann will be one of the priests with us that week.

All active parishioners of Holy Family are required to register at the rectory to receive monthly envelopes for your tithing. Only in this way can the parish issue documents attesting to parish membership and Catholic practice as needed for a sponsor for Confirmation of Baptism. You may also request at the end of the year a report of your tithes for tax purposes. Please call or come to the rectory during office hours to register. If you have registered and did not receive the envelopes, please call the rectory.

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.

When: Sunday, February 20, 2005. Time: 3 PM to 8 PM (doors open at 2:30 PM). Where: Holy Family School Auditorium, 9719 Flatlands Ave.

Fun, Interesting, Motivating event that will include: discussion groups, music, a movie, food & prayer. Sponsored by the youth groups of: Holy Family, St. Jude, & Our Lady of Miracles. Open to ALL teenagers 12 years and older. Free Admission. Come one, bring one!

Visit our Parish web site: www.geocities.

com/hfamily36. Diocesan web site: 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 (English/Italian), 11:00 AM (English), 12:30 (French & Creole). Our weekday mass schedule is: Monday to Saturday — 8:30 AM only.

February 9th is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. We will be having Masses at 8:30 AM, 10:00 and 7:30 PM., and a service at 3:00 PM Ashes will be given out at those times.

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).

Calendar of Events at the Pro Sanctity Center on East 87th Street.. Thursday, February 10th Saints Video 10:00 AM. Saturday, February 12th from 10:15 to 12:00 Noon Festival of Faith for children ages 3-9 years old in the Father Simonetti Center on East 86th Street. The children always have a wonderful time sharing, singing and making different things. So come bring your children and you can stay too, if you would like.

Pro Sanctity Weekend Retreat is coming up March 4-6, 2005. Theme: “praying with the Gospel of Matthew” Presenter: Msgr. Andrew Vaccari-Chancellor of the diocese of Brooklyn and Spiritual Advisor of Pro Sanctity Movement, Ms. Teresa Monaghen - National Director of the Pro Sanctity Movement. The retreat will take place at Graymoor Spirituality Center in upstate Garrison, New York. Please call Angela Di Paola at 718-649-0324 for details.

Canarsie Cluster’s Youth Rally, Sunday, February 20, 2005. This will be at the Holy Family School Auditorium, Flatlands Ave. (Between Rockaway Parkway & East 98th St.) 3:00 PM to 8 PM. Open to all - 12 years and older. Join us for a fun, interesting, motivating event that will include: Discussion groups, Music, a movie, food and prayer. Come and bring a friend. You will have a wonderful experience.

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 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 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. The Canarsie Cluster Food Pantry appreciates all the help you give us.

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.

Mary Queen Of

Heaven Church

Parish Phone Numbers: Rectory: 718-763-2330, School: 718-763-2360. Rectory Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 12 Noon and 1:00pm - 8:00pm. Saturday 10:00 am - 6pm. Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm. National Holidays - Rectory Closed.

One of the ways our parish is honoring the Holy Father’s call to celebrate a Year of the Eucharist is by forming small, faith sharing groups that will use a discussion guide for the six weeks of Lent. The discussion guide will help us look at the history of the Eucharist, different aspects of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist, as well as Eucharistic Devotions.

Why not consider joining one of these groups? The groups will begin this week and will meet at varying times, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. You can sign up after all the Masses this weekend or you can call the Rectory Office during the week (718-763-2330).

On Tuesday, February 15th at 7:30 pm in the church, Al Barbarino will be here to present a Lenten Evening of Song and Prayer. The theme for this evening is “Living Our Catholic Faith in These Challenging Times - How Do We Do It?”

Abstinence: The Church requires all the faithful who have reached their 14th year to abstain totally from meat on all FRIDAYS of Lent.

Fasting: All the faithful between the ages of 18 and 59 inclusive are also bound to observe the fasting regulation on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting involves limiting oneself to a single full meal and avoiding food between meals.

Light sustenance may be taken on two other occasions in the courses of the day.

Masses: 8am, 9am (school Mass), and 7:30pm. Service: 3pm and 4pm. Stations of the Cross: Every Friday after the 8am Mass. Scripture Faith Sharing: Tuesdays at 1pm and 7:30pm in the Parish Center Chapel Monday and Wednesdays at 7:30pm in parishioners’ homes. Lenten Evening of Prayer and Song with Al Barbarino: Tuesday, February 15th at 7:30pm in the Church. The InterSchool Orchestra of New York - Free Community Concert Friday, February 18th at 8:00pm in the Church. Godspell: Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th at 7:30pm in Church. Cluster Penance Service: Monday, March 21st at 7:30pm at St. Bernard’s Church. Good Friday: Outdoor Stations of the Cross at 4:30pm, beginning and ending in the Church.

The Holy Name Society Mass is Sunday, February 13th at 12:00 Noon. All members are asked to attend. The Holy Name Meeting will be held on Monday, February 14th at 8:30pm in the Parish Hall. Wives and Sweethearts are invited to this Valentine’s Day Meeting.

Beginning next Sunday, which is the First Sunday of Lent, we will be using the new Music Brooklets and Missalettes. These books can be memorialized for your living and deceased loved ones. For further information see the flyer in the bulletin, or you can call the Rectory Office at (718) 760-2330.

Cluster Lenten Services: Following is a schedule of Lenten Services planned for the parishes in our cluster. The cluster consists of Mary Queen of Heaven, St. Bernard, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Columba. Good Shepherd, St. Edmund, St. Brendan, Our Lady Help of Christians and Resurrection.

Evening Mass: Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm in the convent Chapel (Our Lady Help of Christians)

Mission: March 12-16 at 9am and 7:30pm (St.Edmund’s) . Penance: (1) Joint Penance Service - Monday, March 21st at 7:30pm at St. Bernard’s (with Mary Queen of Heaven and St. Thomas). (2) Ash Wednesday from 7am until 9 pm (Good Shepherd). Stations of the Cross: )1) Friday mornings after the 8:30am Mass (Resurrection). (2) Neighborhood Stations Walk - Good Friday (St. Bernard’s). (3) Outdoor Stations of the Cross - Good Friday 4:30 pm (MQH). (4) Stations with Reflections - Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:30 (St. Thomas). Special Events: Scripture Faith sharing - Tuesdays at 1 pm and 7:30 pm and Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm (Mary Queen of Heaven). Lenten Evening of Prayer and Song with Al Barbarino - Tuesday, February 15th at 7:30 pm (Mary Queen of Heaven). Godspell - Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 pm. Lenten Lecture Series: Reflections of the Eucharist beginning February 17th at 8:00pm (Good Shepherd). Blessing of the Food: Holy Saturday at 11am (St. Edmund). Video Presentations: Fr. Michael Himes - Sunday Lenten Readings on Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm (Resurrection). Prayer Discussions: Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm (Resurrection). Palm Weaving: March 17th and 18th at 11:30 am (Our Lady Help of Christians)

Pasta Night: Simple meal with donation to the poor- Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30pm. (Good Shepherd). Bible Study: The Passion Narratives - February 16th and 23rd and March 2nd, 9th and 16th at 7:15 pm. (St. Brendan’s).

The children in our FirstsSacraments Program will receive Sacrament of Penance for the first time, next Saturday, February 12th.

Shrine Church

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. February 13th, Spanish/English; February 20th, Tagalog/English, February 27th English.

Stations of the Cross: There will be Stations Of the Cross on Friday, February 11th at 7:30 P.M. in the church.

R.I.C.A. News: Those in our R.C.I.A. will be taking their next step in their faith journey with the Rite of Election. They will be going to Christ the King H.S. on Sunday, February 13th for a prayer service with Bishop DiMarzio after the 10:30 A.M. Mass here. Please pray for them.

Canarsie Youth Rally: There will be the First Youth Rally for young people in Canarsie on Sunday, February 20th at 3:00 P.M. at Holy Family School on Flatlands Ave. and East 98th Street. The day will bring together young people from 7th grade through High School from Holy Family, Our Lady of Miracles and St. Jude.

Evening of Prayer: Tuesday, February 22nd at 7:30 P.M. Sister Ave Clark, O.P. from Heart to Heart Ministry will present an evening of prayer with the theme: God’s Good Gifts are all around us.

Bereavement: A reminder! Our parish has a First Monday of every month at 7:30 P.M. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one is welcome to join this group. Healing can occur for individuals as they share their grief with others who are suffering in a similar way. The grieving process is unique for each person. The group offers support for the process.

Young Adults: The Young Adults of Canarsie (20’s early 30’s) will be having “God and Good Food”. This is a gathering for 3 weeks to discuss our Catholic faith over a meal. It will be on Friday, February 18th, Friday, February 25th and Friday, March 4th at the Knights of Columbus Hall on East 94th (between Ave. K & Ave. L) from 7:30 P.M. to 10:P.M.

Blood Drive: On April 10th our Parish is sponsoring a Blood Drive for the New York Blood Center. We all know how important it is to donate blood and give the Gift of life. Watch the bulleting for more details.

Call the rectory if you wish to set up an appointment 763-6300 and speak to Ruth.

We are looking for volunteers who can sew to make blankets and instructions will be provided. If you are interested, please see Fr. Mike.

We need people to volunteer in the gift shop during the week and weekends. Any time and any day,

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 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, to incarnate Son of God, crucified and buried, risen on the third day, ascended to heaven and coming again in glory!

Order Of Services At Plymouth: Sunday Morning 9:30 AM - Youth and Adult Sunday School, 10:45 AM Devotional Period, 11:00 AM - Worship Service. Monday, 7:00PM - “Hour of Prayer” Meeting. Wednesday Evening, 7:30 PM - Prayer and Bible Study. Thursday, 6:30 PM - Choir Rehearsal. 1st Sunday - Communion Sunday, 2nd Sunday - Youth Sunday, 3rd Sunday - Men’s fellowship Sunday, 5th Sunday - Missionary Sunday.

Lenten Season and Upcoming Events: February Black History Month. Lenten Season begins February 9th, Ethnic Sunday - February 20th, Youth Ministry Play/Concert - February 26th, Palm Sunday - March 20th, Good Friday - March 25th, Easter Sunday - March 27th, Women’s Retreat - April 29 - May 1st, Mother’s Day - May 8th, Women’s Day Worship Service - May 15th. All are welcome to attend.

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 11 a.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 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.


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.

Call to join our mailing list and be informed of our many activities.

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 5:07 pm Friday February 11. Mincha and Mariv services are at 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday evenings. Saturday morning Shabbos is Parshas Terumah. We daven Shacharis at 8:45 am. The Torah reading is at 10:00 am.

Shabbos is over Saturday night at 6:09 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!

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

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

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.

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

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

Important Dates: 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. Come Dance the night away. Friday night March 4th at 6:30 PM join us for Shabbat across America. Call the office for details.

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 the local area. Temple Emanu-El is an active, modern yet traditional congregation with strong values. 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. 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 Officer and congregants of YIC invite the community to join us for services throughout the year.

Candle lighting for Friday evening parshas Terumah is 5:07 PM. Services begin with Mincha at 5:15 PM. Shabbos morning services begin at 9:00.AM The prayers for the State of Israel is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Irving Lang. This week’s kiddush is hosted by several members of the Synagogue and the congregation is cordially invited to participate.

Shabbos afternoon youth groups for boys meet at 4:45. All youngsters are invited. Mincha services will be at 5:10 followed by seudah shlishis sponsored by Mrs. Roz Haber in observance of the yahrzeit of her brother, Dr. Louis Fishman. Shabbos ends with Maariv and Havdala at 6:15PM.

YIC wishes mazel tov to Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kuinov on the occasion of their son’s bar mitzvah. Mazel tov also to the grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Dovid Kuinov and Mr. and Mrs. Yeguda Abramov of Holon, Israel and to the entire family.

Services this coming week each evening at 5:10PM. Monday and Thursday mornings at 6:20, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30am and Sunday at 8:00. AM We ask all to make every effort to attend services as often as possible during the winter months YIC is located at 1265 East 108th St., Telephone 251-2600.


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 5:10 PM.

Everyone is invited to attend our Kiddush on Shabbat after services which is being tendered by Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Pesso in memory of Joseph Aruty.

After the morning Kiddush on Shabbat, our Rabbi Rakowitz conducts a class.

Saturday evening Tehilim and Torah Study at 4:35 PM, followed by Seudah Shilisheth. Daily services at 7 PM. Sunday services at 8 AM. Shabbat services at 8:30 AM.

Please feel free to call our office 718-257-0400. We are located at 9320 Flatlands Ave., E. 94th Street.

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