HOLY VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas
We fly to you today as your beloved children
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son
As you did at the wedding in Cana

Pray for us, Loving Mother
And gain for our nation and world
And for all our families and loved ones
The protection of your Holy Angels
That we may be spared the worst of this illness

For those already afflicted
We ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful
Wipe away their tears and help them to trust

In this time of trial and testing,
Teach all of us in the Church to love one another
To be patient and kind
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts

We come to you with confidence
Knowing that you are truly our compassionate mother,
Health of the sick and cause of our joy

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
Keep us in the embrace of your arms,
Help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus, Amen

 

Masses Update

THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

As a follow-up to the directive to suspend all Public Masses until further notice, the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, has issued a number of additional guidelines, governing the practice of the faith as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, to all parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

To comply with the government recommendation to avoid
gatherings of 10 or more people, the following has been
implemented in the Diocese of Brooklyn effective immediately:

PALM SUNDAY AND HOLY WEEK SERVICES

There will be no Masses open to the public on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday
GIVEN THAT NEW YORK IS THE EPICENTER OF THIS CRISIS
CHURCHES WILL REMAIN CLOSED.  

 MINDFUL OF EVERYONE’S HEALTH, PALMS WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE FAITHFUL AT THIS TIME, THEY WILL NOT BE LEFT OUTSIDE OF CHURCH BUT WILL BE BLESSED AND DISTRIBUTED  AT A LATER DATE USING THE

BLESSING OUTSIDE OF MASS, COMMUNICATED BY BISHOP DIMARZIO.

  • Reconciliation Monday, a special time devoted to confession at the start of Holy Week, has been cancelled.  However, Priests will be available for individual confessions throughout the remainder of the Lenten
    season and during this period of crisis.

 

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (Good Friday) the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday, will not be celebrated publicly. A broadcast schedule of the services with no congregation, to air on NET-TV, the cable channel of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will be announced at a later date.

“In the days and weeks ahead, let us ask God to watch over the people of our Diocese and all of His people; those who are sick, those who will fall ill, and those who are caring for them,” said Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.

At all times, but especially now, the safety and well-being of our faith community is our primary concern. The Diocese of Brooklyn will continue to deliver important information in a timely manner.

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 STAY SAFE AND STAY INDOORS

 

St. Therese of Lisieux

Our graceful St. Therese has been restored for our beautiful garden thank you so much Manny from the Dambrosio’s for the beautiful work that you did. – A little back story about St.Therese, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, born Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin, also known as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, was a French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times. She is popularly known as “The Little Flower of Jesus”,

Holy Week 2020

THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

As a follow-up to the directive to suspend all Public Masses until further notice, the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, has issued a number of additional guidelines, governing the practice of the faith as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, to all parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

To comply with the government recommendation to avoid
gatherings of 10 or more people, the following has been
implemented in the Diocese of Brooklyn effective immediately:

PALM SUNDAY AND HOLY WEEK SERVICES

There will be no Masses open to the public on

Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday

GIVEN THAT NEW YORK IS THE EPICENTER OF THIS CRISIS

CHURCHES WILL REMAIN CLOSED.  

 

 MINDFUL OF EVERYONE’S HEALTH, PALMS WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE FAITHFUL AT THIS TIME, THEY WILL NOT BE LEFT OUTSIDE OF CHURCH BUT WILL BE BLESSED AND DISTRIBUTED  AT A LATER DATE USING THE

BLESSING OUTSIDE OF MASS, COMMUNICATED BY

 BISHOP DIMARZIO.

  • Reconciliation Monday, a special time devoted to
    confession at the start of Holy Week, has been
    cancelled.  However, Priests will be available for individual confessions throughout the remainder of the Lenten
    season and during this period of crisis.

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (Good Friday) the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday, will not be celebrated publicly. A broadcast schedule of the services with no congregation, to air on NET-TV, the cable channel of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will be announced at a later date.

“In the days and weeks ahead, let us ask God to watch over the people of our Diocese and all of His people; those who are sick, those who will fall ill, and those who are caring for them,” said
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.

At all times, but especially now, the safety and well-being of our faith community is our primary concern. The Diocese of Brooklyn will continue to deliver important information in a timely manner.

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STAY SAFE AND STAY INDOORS

 

St. Clare Christmas Concert and pageant is here again ” Sing We All Noel”

 

“Sing We All Noel” is our Christmass and pageant being presented by the Youth and Music Ministry on    December 16th at 5:00pm.

At St Clare, we get together as a community of faith to listen, cheer and watch our Music and Youth ministry  perform a beautiful Christmas carol and pageant play, as prelude of Christmas celebration.

“Sing We Noel” features our Adult and Youth Choirs, the Youth Ministry, Praise Dancers, Renaissance Steel Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra.

Join us this Christmas season to experience this outstanding performance, as each year is always a different exciting experience!!

Tickets are available in the Rectory Office, from Choir members & Youth (Adults: $25, Children: $10) Ticket pages are also available : Buy two ticket and get the next 50% off ( adult tickets only)

Santa Claus

St. Clare Parish Honors Its Patron

Rosedale Parish Honors Its Patron By Jorge Dominguez, The Tablet  (With slideshow)

The St. Clare Feast Mass at the St. Clare parish in Rosedale was celebrated on Sunday, Aug. 12, and more than 500 people filled the church. It was also the culmination of a week-long celebration of faith and community.

At the beginning of the Mass, Father Andrew Struzzieri, the pastor, and his concelebrants started clapping when they arrived at the altar. People had started dancing in the pews since the beginning of the procession.

Pray, Dance, Celebrate

“Our community is a mix of a lot of people, a lot of Caribbean and West Indian people,” says Dianne Sealy-Soon, a parishioner. “We pray, dance and enjoy and celebrate. We have music that can lift you out of your seat. We all love it.”

The week of activities started on Aug. 6 with 1,000 Hail Mary’s prayed in English, Spanish, Creole and several other languages from the Caribbean and Africa.

They were also celebrating the first anniversary of a new beginning. It has been a year since the parish re-dedicated its renovated church building. After much reflection and many discussions, this year the parish adopted a new mission statement: “Come and encounter the living Christ with us.”

Father Elveau Augustine, visiting from the island of Dominica, was the preacher in three nights of spiritual revival, Tuesday to Thursday. He reflected on the meaning of the parish’s new motto during his talks and invited the faithful to be agents of that encounter with Christ they invite others to have. Between 100 and 200 people came each night of the revival.

“This week was great,” said Veronica Moses, a parishioner of St. Clare for eight years. “[We have] many people from all over in this community. The community always comes out for this!”

Fostering Community

On Aug. 10, they celebrated a parish festival that included free rides, games, zumba lessons and even climb a 30-foot rock climbing wall.

It was also an opportunity to promote a better relationship between this multicultural community and the local law enforcement agencies. Members of the K9 Unit, Community Affairs Bureau, Highway Patrol, and Mounted Unit of the local NYPD 105th Precinct came to the festival. Many young people got the opportunity to speak with the officers, sit on a motorcycle or pet a horse or a dog.

Potluck in Parish Garden

On Saturday night, they had a community party and potluck in the parish gardens. Everyone was invited to bring typical dishes from their native countries to share while they danced and got to know other members of the parish.

Asked about how they were able to host so many activities in the same week, the pastor gave all the credit to the parishioners.

“We have had a magnificent week,” Father Struzzieri said, “celebrating St. Clare and celebrating our parishioners. Recognizing the leadership of the parish is great, and letting the leaders do what needs to be done. I have had to do nothing all week – they have done everything! It is magnificent seeing my parishioners do all this.”

In his homily, the pastor also talked about the parish’s new mission statement. He explained that being Christian is not just about following certain practices and rules but developing a personal relationship with a Jesus Christ.

“Come and encounter the living Christ with us. Jesus is alive in all of us. He said ‘I am the bread of life’ and He is speaking of the Eucharist. He gives Himself to us. Jesus said ‘I am the living bread who came down from heaven. Whoever eats my flesh will live forever.’ This is good news – we will live forever. Life begins now and it spills over into eternity.”

Asked about how this 21st century multicultural community relates to a medieval Italian saint like St. Clare, Father Struzzieri explained: “[Through] St. Clare’s joy, especially her joy in the presence of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament. Our Caribbean parishioners – West Indian, Haitian and we have a number of Nigerians coming in – they just relish the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. St. Clare was very close to Jesus in the Eucharist I think that is a real connection for them.”

St Clare Feast

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