2005-03-10 / Religion

Holy Family Church

Thursday, March 10th, 7:30 PM, Eucharistic Celebration. “Mary Mother of the Eucharist.” Procession with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The Youth Group of Our Lady of Miracles Parish —“The Children of Light” — proudly presents for your prayerful Lenten reflection a view of the highly acclaimed motion picture: The Passion Of The Christ on Sunday, March 13th. Time: 5:00 PM, Place: Fr. Simonetti Parish Center (741 E.86th St.). Refreshments will be offered for sale prior to the start.

For those who knew Sister Gemma Cascio, OSF, who served in Religious Education and social services at Holy Family from 1945-1947 and 1950-1959, she passed away February 9th in Mt. St. Francis convent, Ringwood, NJ. May she rest in peace.

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.

During Lent our church will be open all day, each Monday of Lent, for visits to the Blessed Sacrament until the Novena to Our Lady of Miracles & Benediction at 8:00 PM. Each day following the 8:30 AM mass there will be praying the Rosary. Tuesday mornings after mass: The Novena to Our Lady of Miracles. Fridays of Lent at 7:30 PM: Stations of the Cross (Tri-lingual, in English, Italian & French). Saturday mornings after mass: The Novena to Our Lady of Miraculous Medal. Reconciliation opportunities for the Sacrament of Penance each Wednesday at 9:00 AM & each Saturday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

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).

Pro Sanctity Movement presents Lenten Bible Sharing and videos from 7:30 to 9:00PM. Thursday, March 10th, The Raising of Lazarus. Thursday, March 17th, The Betrayal. For more information and a reservation for light supper (soup and bread) from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, please call: 718-649-0324.

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. At this time we are also in white potatoes, applesauce and sliced peaches. The Canarsie Cluster Food Pantry appreciates all the help you give us.

Mary Queen

Of Heaven Church

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

The Scripture Faith Sharing Groups began to meet for their Lenten Session. The theme for this session is “The Eucharist” and the groups will be discussing the history of the Eucharist, different aspects of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist, as well as Eucharistic Devotions. If you would like to join one of these groups please call the Rectory Office at (718) 763-2330.

The Holy Name Society will have their monthly meeting on Monday, March 14th at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center. Please note the new starting time is 7:30 pm.

All men in the parish are invited to join the Mary Queen of Heaven Holy Name Society by coming to the meeting on March 14th.

We have begun to use the new Music Booklet and Missalette at all the Masses. These booklets can be memorialized for your living and deceased loved ones. For further information you can call the rectory office at (718) 763-2330.

For the latest information on Parish events log onto the parish web site at www.mqhchurch.org.

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

Easter Duty: After they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, all the faithful are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season, unless for good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year. The Easter Season begins at the Vigil on Holy Saturday and concludes with the celebration of Pentecost.

Stations of the Cross: Every Friday morning after the 8:30 am Mass. Scripture Faith sharing - Tuesdays at 1pm and 7:30 pm in the Parish Center Chapel, Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in parishioners homes. Monday, March 21st at 7:30pm at St. Bernard’s Church. Good Friday: Outdoor Stations of the Cross at 4:30 pm, beginning and ending in the church.

We will be having a day of retreat on Saturday, March 12th. The day will begin with 9 am Mass in the church. We will then proceed to the Parish Hall and breakfast will be served.

Following breakfast there will be prayer and discussions that will help us all to enhance our Lenten journey as we prepare for our celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Lunch will be provided. The retreat will conclude at 3 PM. At the closing of the retreat we will recommission all of the ministers who currently serve in the parish. Everyone in the parish is invited to attend. It will be an uplifting and exhilarating experience and we encourage you to try to be there.

If you are planning to attend, please call the rectory office and leave your name so that we know how many people to expect for breakfast and lunch.

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.




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, the 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: 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.



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



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. Our phone number is (718)-241-0736.

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.

Temple Sholom

We are located at 2075 East 68th St, Ave U. Call 718-251-0370. E-mail: temSholom.org., located in the Mill Basin-Bergen Beach section of Brooklyn. Rabbi Myron Fenster, Cantor Steve Shor.

• Hebrew School: FREE tuition for members. Introductory membership incentive. Bus pickup from local elementary schools. Joyous atmosphere filled with passion for Jewish life. All the traditional learning and modern Hebrew, state of the art computer center. Plays, crafts, cooking, music. Bar/Bat Mitvah preparation, Boys & girls on bimah. Creative programs for children 4 and up. Weekly high school class with Rabbi Fenster and pizza.

• Membership: Special membership incentive - FREE introductory 1 year membership for parents of 6-10 year olds that includes High Holiday tickets for immediate family.

• Shabbat Services: Friday night services at 8 pm. Speakers, discussions, creative programs, socializing and dessert. Saturday mornings at 9:30 p.m., commentary by distinguished Rabbi Myron Fenster. Learn how traditional texts illuminate contemporary concerns. Join in joyous singing with Cantor Steve Shor. Prayers in English and Hebrew with family seating. Lunch on Saturdays. Tot Shabbat and Junior Congregation at 10:30.

• Sisterhood, Men’s Club, USY/United Synagogue Youth, Adult & Childrens’ Choirs, Afternoon Circles, Book & Yiddish Clubs and more. Call 718-251-0370.

• Purim Services Thursday evening, March 24th, 6:30 pm. Megillah Reading, Costumes, contests and refreshments.

• Sisterhood Shabbat Weekend, March 25-26th. Prayers, dvar Torah by women.

• Cantorial Music Shabbat, Saturday morning, April 2nd: Back by popular demand - services led and enhanced by Adult & Childrens Choirs under the direction of Cantor Shor. Cantoral Classics and Temple favorites. Sing Along with entire congregation.

• Understand and respond to media distortion, Friday evening, April 15th, 8 p.m. Rachel Fish, named one of the most influential Jews of 2003-4, will teach us how she and the David Project are responding to the barrage of well financed anti-Israel propaganda campaigns on college campuses.

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 March 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.

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. 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. Please feel free to visit us at 1880 Rockaway Parkway between Avenue M and N. Telephone: 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.Our 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 5:40 pm Friday March 11. Mincha and Mariv services are at 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday evenings. Saturday morning Shabbos is Parshas Pekudey, Shabbos Shekalim.

We daven Shacharis at 8:45 am. The Torah reading is at 10:00 am. Rosh Chodesh Adar 2 falls out Friday and Shabbos. Shabbos is over Saturday night at 6:40 pm. Make Havdalah with wine, pices, and a multi-wick flame. A hearty Refuah Sh’loimeh to the sick of our community. Get well soon!

Our Shabbos across America dinner was a tremendous success. Please join us for our Purim festivities. Call the office for details. Our Chess club meets after the Kiddush on Shabbos mornings and Sunday nights at 7:00 pm. All levels are welcome to join.

Young Israel

Of Canarsie

Vice Presidents Irving Steinfeld and Barbara Rubin as well as the officer and congregants of YIC invite the community to join with us at services during the coming Purim holiday and throughout the year.

Candle lighting for Friday evening Pikudei, Shabbos Rosh Chodesh and parshas Shekalim is 5:40 PM. Services begin with Mincha at 5:50 PM. Shabbos morning services begin at 9:00. Portions from 3 Torahs will be read as part of the morning service. Parsha Shekalim is the first of 4 special Torah readings prior to Purim and Passover.

This week’s Kiddush is hosted by the Chevra Mishnayos in honor of Rosh Chodesh and the congregation is cordially invited to participate.

Shabbos afternoon youth groups for boys meet at 5:10. All youngsters are invited. Mincha services will be at 5:40 followed by seudah shlishis sponsored by synagogue. Shabbos ends with Maariv and Havdala at 6:48 PM.

YIC records with deep sorrow the untimely passing of Mr. Bill Breitstein AH. Our sincere sympathy goes out to his wife and son and to his entire family. Our sympathy also to Mrs. Fay Collet and family on the passing of her husband Lewis A.H.

Mazel tov to Chana and Dovid Kuinov on the recent marriage of their son Raphael to Larissa Aminov.

Services this coming week each evening at 5:50 PM. Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 6:20. Tuesday and Wednesday 6:30 am and Sunday at 8:00. 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 718-251-2600. All welcome.


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 5:40 PM.

Everyone is invited to attend our Kiddush this Shabbat, after services, which is being tendered by the Family of Ann Elias in her memory and by the family of Joanne Debbie Behar on the Corte de Mes of her demise.

Saturday evening Tehilim and Torah Study at 5:10 PM, followed by Seudah Shilisheth. Daily services at 7 PM. Sunday services at 8 AM. Shabbat services at 8:30 AM.

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., E. 94th Street.


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 through 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 join us and keep our tradition and observance strong.

Please call 718-646-9638 if you want more information.

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