Dunking the pastor in a pool of cold water, a living scene of a teenager in a habit on her knees in front of a monstrance and people gleefully singing a litany to St. Clare outside in the noontime sun despite a citywide heat warning were all activities organized by St. Clare parish to celebrate its patroness.
In previous years, the Rosedale parish held Masses for its feast day on the day it actually fell on, usually a weekday, making it difficult for working adults and families to be in attendance.
This year, the parish council decided that it wanted to highlight its patroness and extend the festivities into the weekend.
The parish hosted a festival on Saturday, Aug. 13, complete with a bouncy house, Curry-Q and BBQ. Live music and games entertained parishioners of all ages and the pastor was in for a surprise.
Click here to view pictures of the St. Clear Feast from Saturday — August 13th, 2016 ! More pictures are available on the St. Clare Facebook page.
Congratulations to the 10 men who were ordained on 5/4/16 as priests in our diocese!
Amongst the ten Bishop DiMarzio has given St. Clare a newly ordained priest. His name is Fr. Yvon Hector Aurelien. He is a Haitian native and has knowledge of various languages, including English.
In his own words he has said:
“Being a priest means being available for them.”
(“them” referring to the people of God)
Fr. Yvon, we at St. Clare’s are happy to have you and are excited to be a part of this journey of faith with you!
Source: “Father Yvon Aurelien – The Tablet.” The Tablet. Diocese of Brooklyn, 01 June 2016. Web. 04 June 2016.