Forty days after the Resurrection, our Lord Jesus Christ, attended by Angels, ascended into heaven, in the sight of His most holy Mother, His Apostles, and disciples, to the great wonder of them all. St. Paul declares that God “has made us sit together in the heavenly places, through Christ Jesus”.
MEMORIAL DAY PARISH BARBECUE FOOD FESTIVAL & STREET FAIR
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Memorial Day, Monday May 27, is fast approaching, and we are making plans for a fun filled day of activities. As usual we will have DJ music for dancing, a clown and face painting for tots, and inflatable bouncer for the older kids.
There will be lots and lots of ethnic foods and beverages, Spanish, Haitian, West Indian and American dishes,including BAR-B-QUE chicken, franks and hamburgers. Anyone who would like to donate food or desert from their country should call the rectory office.
Vendors will be selling a variety of merchandise. If you are interested in renting vending space please contact Joane at the rectory office. 718-434-2090/2091.
Our Lady of Refuge Church at Catholic Parish in Brooklyn is having a free health fair on Sunday May 5, 2013 from 10am to 5pm.
NB—-*Mammogram test will be done the same day, *an appointment is necessary*. Please, call 1-877-628-9090 for registration or see anyone from the health team, also a signing sheet is available at the church for reservation
Refreshment will be served* The health Fair Team invites the parishioners of any Health professional and anyone who wants to help, sets up and coordinates the event to join the team. If interested, please contact the rectory at 718-434-2090 or call Lucette at 347-220-2203 for confirmation.
Holy Thursday 7:30pm
Good Friday Services 3pm
Easter Vigil Celebrated by Bishop Caggiano
Easter Sunday: Normal Mass Schedule
Bishop Caggiano, an Auxiliary Bishop the Diocese of Brooklyn, will be the celebrant for the Easter Vigil at our Catholic Parish in Brooklyn. The Easter Vigil begins at 7:30pm Saturday, March 30. Bishop Caggiano will light the fire and the the pascal candle, and will share its light with everyone present as Christ himself shares the light of his risen life. A song that is sung only at the Easter Vigil (the exultet) proceeds the reading of scriptures in English, Spanish and Haitian Kreol recounting the history of salvation. The gloria will be sung for the first time since the beginning of Lent and the alleluia will take its place again with solemn festivity before the gospel. After the sermon in which Bishop Caggiano will share with us the good news of the resurrection scriptures, water will be blest, people will present themselves for the Great Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion). Others, by the recitation of the Creed, will enter into full communion with us, the Catholic Church. With Bishop Caggiano leading us as a successor of the apostles, Mass will follow and joy will be taken home by all of us blest enough to have been given the faith in Jesus that we should all like to share with the world.
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Church in Brooklyn