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Message from Bishop Brennan

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Remember the Poor

Please remember the poor today as you leave church by perhaps giving alms and placing a donation in one of our poor boxes. Everything collected is given to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, which assists those in need of food or clothing.

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Mass Intentions Available

We still have Mass Intentions available for both weekday AND weekend celebrations of Eucharist. Please consider having a Mass celebrated for a loved one or family member—either living or deceased.

We are ALL in need of prayers, and there is no greater prayer than the celebration of Eucharist. Each Mass Intention is only $15.00. If you are interested in having a Mass celebrated in memory of a deceased loved one, or in honor of someone who is living, please call Emily at the Rectory and she will be more than happy to assist you.

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Brownbaggers Homeless Outreach

The Brownbaggers project serves the poor in NYC during the winter months. Since 2009 we have delivered thousands of lunches. Meeting monthly in the Parish Hall at 12:30pm, we assemble 100 brown bag lunches with food and clothing items donated by our volunteers. We then travel via subway to multiple Manhattan parks to distribute our lunches to those most in need, returning to Brooklyn by 3:30 pm. Dave Beaudry is the current director of our Brownbaggers Homeless Outreach Program.

Volunteers can reach Dave at:davebeaudry@gmail.com

Please RSVP now for
Sunday, January 22nd

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear comfortable shoes and have your Metro card charged.

Twenty-five volunteers are needed for this event. RSVP to: davebeaudry@gmail.com

Please consider donating warm socks, hats or gloves into the Brownbaggers Donation Box which will be located in the vestibule of the church after every Mass. Any donations received will be distributed at that month’s Brownbagger event. Also, financial donations used to purchase food items can be made in the Parish rectory.

*Just a reminder that all adults must be VIRTUS trained to attend.*

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The 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal supports the mission of our parish and the daily work of the Church in Brooklyn and Queens in ways no one parish can accomplish alone by supporting the following ministries:

  • Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative
  • Catholic Charities,
  • Hospital, College and Prison Chaplains
  • Diocesan Vocations Office
  • Catholic Migration Services
  • Office of Faith Formation
  • Bishop Mugavero Residence for infirmed clergy
  • Futures in Education Scholarship Foundation

All donations made to the ACA above our parish goal are returned directly back to our parish for operations and improvements.

Parish Goal:    $64,900
Raised:            $76,397
Donors:           94

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Today’s Readings

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  • Friday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time
    by USCCB on January 27, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Heb 10:32-39 Remember the days past when, after you had been enlightened,  you endured a great contest of suffering. At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and affliction;  at other times you associated yourselves with those so treated. You even joined in the sufferings of […]

 

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PRAY FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

This week we celebrate a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Unity was something that Jesus himself prayed for—and unity is something we ourselves strive for each day. This week, let’s make a conscious effort to say a prayer that one day ALL Christians will be united as one body in praying to the one God who has given life to us all!

CANDLEMAS DAY – February 4 & 5

On Thursday, February 2nd, the church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord—the day on which Jesus was presented in the Temple 40 days after his birth, in accordance with Jewish law.

This day has also become commonly known as “Candlemas Day,” the day on which candles are blessed. If anyone has candles at home that they would like to have blessed, please bring them to church with you on the weekend of February 4 & 5 and we will be more than happy to bless them for you at the conclusion of each of our Sunday celebrations of Eucharist.

BLESSING OF THROATS – February 4 & 5

As we are all aware, on February 3rd, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Blaise (Bishop and  Martyr). Saint Blaise has long been associated with the healing of throats.

This year Father Frank will bless our throats at the conclusion of the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, February 4th and at the conclusion of the 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday, February 5th, If anyone wishes to have their throat blessed, simply stick around after Mass and everyone will have the opportunity to have their throat blessed.

ADULT LECTORS

Become a Lector at St. Saviour! Proclaiming the Word of God to His people is a wonderful and humbling privilege. To proclaim The Word of God well and meaningfully is to make it come alive for the congregation. Any parishioner at St. Saviour who is 16 years or older is welcome to join the Adult Ministry of the Word.

Prospective ministers should be comfortable speaking to a large audience and should have a clear, strong voice. Becoming a lector at St. Saviour is easy: you will be given individual training on the lector’s responsibilities in the Mass, from your place in a procession to becoming familiar with speaking from the ambo. In addition, you will be provided with a workbook and various support materials that will aid you in your ministry.

If you have ever felt the desire to participate in this wonderful ministry, please contact Craig Jordan at the Rectory: 718-768-4055.

CHILDREN’S & ADULT CHOIRS

Welcome New Members

LENT IS COMING – ARE YOU READY?

While we have just concluded our Christmas  Season, it might be a good time to remind  everyone that the liturgical season of Lent will be starting in just 5 1/2 weeks.

Lent arrives on February 22nd and we want ALL the members of our parish family to know that we are planning a number of events, services and activities that will enrich us spiritually  throughout this sacred season of penitence and prayer. We do hope you will consider joining us for some (or all) of the many opportunities we have planned this Lent—so keep your eyes open for more information in the next few weeks!

FOOD PANTRY

The St. Thomas Aquinas Food Pantry is in need  of the following items:

oatmeal,
white or brown rice,
pasta,
evaporated milk,
canned or dried  black beans,
canned tuna, salmon or chicken,
bar soap,
and shampoo.