St. Pancras Parish, established in
1904, is a Roman Catholic Parish Community of the Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens.
We are a people with diverse cultures, needs and gifts who come together as part
of the Body of Christ to live and share the gospel message of Jesus.
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We wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers, Grandmothers,
Godmothers, and those women who have taken the role of “mother” and
guided and enriched the life of a child. May God
continue to Bless You Always.
A dollar bill met a $20 bill and said, “Hey what’s up? I haven’t
seen you around here lately.” The $20 bill replied, “I’ve been
hanging out at the casinos, went on a cruise, came back to America,
saw a couple of baseball games, visited the mall, that kind of
stuff. How about you?”
The dollar bill said, “You know, the same old thing - church,
Our neighbor’s clergyman has a keen sense of humor. When attendance
dropped significantly during an especially glorious spell of spring
weather, he posted this question on the church’s outdoor sign:
What’s missing from CH_ _ CH? U R!
Come home to Saint Pancras!
SAINT PANCRAS’ MOTHER’S DAY NOVENA
Beginning Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18, 2013, we will
conduct our Novena of Masses devoted to our mother.
We invite all parishioners to join with us in honoring our mother
during this Novena.
Please return your envelope before May 12.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
The paschal candle, blessed at the Easter Vigil, carried in
procession into the darkened church, and aflame with the light of
Christ to be passed hand to hand to renew our baptism, burns for the
fifty days of Easter whenever we gather as Christ’s risen body. In
the last fifty years, we have grown to see this candle as the sign
of Christ’s enduring presence with us. Before then, it was often
seen more as a kind of signpost pointing backwards to events in
Christ’s life. Therefore, in
some places, on the fortieth day after Easter, in order to portray
the disappearance of Jesus at the Ascension, the candle was hidden.
Stations of the Cross 2013
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CATHOLIC APPEAL UPDATE
Many thanks to all the parishioners who have
already made a pledge to this year’s appeal. For those who are still considering
it, please take an envelope from the ushers, read through it prayerfully and
return you pledge next week.
Saint Pancras’ goal for the Appeal:
Last year, there were 261 donors who pledged
WORLD WIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Let Jesus truly be Lord of your Life and your Marriage. Allow God’s grace,
mercy, compassion, and love to transform your marriage; attend a Worldwide
Marriage Encounter weekend. Weekends will be held April 19-21, 2013 and May
For information, call 1-877-NYS-WWME or visit:
From The Pastor
RESERVATION OF THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST
“O COME LET US ADORE
Hopefully, you will have noticed as you enter into our parish
church, that the Tabernacle in which we reserve the Most Holy Eucharist is now
in the sanctuary area and no longer on the side of the church. As
Catholics we firmly believe that once the hosts are consecrated by the priest
the “Real Presence” of the Lord Jesus is there and remains so even after the
Mass is concluded. The Lord Jesus is present Body and Blood, Soul and
Divinity in the consecrated hosts. Therefore, because of this doctrine of
faith, we afford the greatest reverence to the reserved consecrated hosts.
The new Instruction on the Eucharist, Redemptionis
Sacramentum, issued by the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline
of the Sacraments in March 2004, and approved by John Paul II sets forth for us
some important principles. “The sacred species are reserved after Mass
principally so that the faithful who cannot be present at Mass, above all the
sick and those advanced in age, may be united by sacramental Communion to Christ
and his Sacrifice which is offered in the Mass.” Thus, Holy Communion for
the sick is a most important reason for reservation. The document goes on
to say “this reservation also permits the practice of adoring this great
Sacrament and offering it the worship due God.” The Instruction goes on
then to speak about the placement of the tabernacle.
“…the Most Holy Sacrament is to be reserved in a tabernacle in a
part of the church that is noble, prominent, readily visible, and adorned in a
dignified manner and furthermore suitable for prayer.”
Many parishioners expressed a wish that the tabernacle be
relocated to a place of real prominence in our beautiful church, and
Bishop DiMarzio, on more than one occasion expressed a desire that the
tabernacle be a focus in churches. When I wrote to him seeking his
permission to do so, he readily agreed. Thus, without any cost to the parish,
Bob Farrell, Paul Hudak and I did the relocation to where you find the
Please remember when you enter the church, that it is a
noteworthy and longstanding custom to GENUFLECT to offer your reverence to Our
Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
JESUS IS THE
We should glory in the cross
of our Lord Jesus Christ, for he is our salvation, our life
and our resurrection; through him we are saved and made
Morning Mass is celebrated at 8:30 am Monday-Saturday, Saturday
Vigil is 4:30 pm, and Sunday Mass is 7:45 am, 9:00 am (Polish), 10:15
am, and 11:30 am.
We hope you join us!
Letter from Bishop DiMarzio
Respect for Rights of Conscience
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CHAINS OF GRACE
chains of grace are so powerful, and yet so sweet, that though they
attract our heart, they do not shackle our freedoms.
St. Francis de Sales
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House of God.
Please remember to dress modestly and appropriately when
coming to Mass
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
THE POWER OF PRAYER
Much prayer, much power!
Little prayer, little power!
No prayer, no power!
WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE PRAYERS AT MASS?
Sunday November 27, 2011
At Masses today, Catholic parishes in the United States are
for the first time in about forty years using a new English translation of
all the prayers. These prayers are found in The Roman Missal, the
large book that we are accustomed to seeing the priest use at our
Eucharistic liturgies. In the early part of this century, the late Blessed
Pope John Paul II called for the original Latin Missal (the official prayer
book for Mass for the entire Catholic Church worldwide) to be re-translated
into the various languages prayed throughout the world. In particular, he
and other Church leaders felt that the English translation could be
improved. He called for new translations that would be much more like the
Latin texts upon which they are based, so that all Catholics throughout the
world would become more closely united by praying translations that were
closer to the original. The words that we pray at Mass express our beliefs;
it is important that the translations capture and express these beliefs
clearly. The translation process has come to a culmination now, and today we
begin using this new translation at Mass.
The Roman Missal, Third Edition
New Words: A Deeper Meaning,
but the Same Mass
from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Roman Missal: Changes in the
Changes in the Parts of the People in the Revised Order of the Mass in the
Roman Missal, Third Edition (approved by the USCCB, June 2006; confirmed by
the Holy See, June 2008)
Click here to Review and Print a Four Page Guide
MINISTERS OF PRAISE
Please join your prayers with our Ministers of Praise, our
home bound parishioners, as they pray the month of
March for all the sick and homebound of our parish and their
caregivers. Our prayers will be offered to give them
strength, hope and comfort.
Articles From the
National Catholic Register:|
for Catholic Living
Pope John Paul II outlined a clear
program for the future of the Church in his 2001 apostolic
letter Novo Millennio Ineunte (At the Beginning of the New
His plan is brilliant in its simplicity:
Promote Sunday Mass, confession, prayer and community service.
These four things are easy to promote and life-changing.
To help Register
readers take up the Holy Father’s challenge we have produced
four guides in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format for you to download,
print out and pass on.
|Franciscan Media is a ministry of St.
Anthony Messenger Press, spreading the Word that is Jesus
Adult Reception of
St. Pancras offers instruction for anyone
who may be interested in Baptism, Eucharist, or
Confirmation. The adult sessions are available to anyone
who is sixteen or older. Please contact the Rectory at
718-821-2323 for additional
Elements of the Program
Time- We always need volunteers to serve our
parish, including your neighbors and friends. Memorable
events depend on gifts of time and effort.
Talent- You help our parish increase its service
by sharing your own expertise, interests, and abilities.
Treasure- Finally, we
ask you to increase your weekly offering to the parish. This
would help us maintain our programs and our budget. more
Feast of Faith
Collection: A Privilege
As the altar is prepared for the
celebration of the Eucharist, the collection is taken up. In
the early church, this part of the Mass must have been
something to behold, as the people suddenly began to move,
bringing forward to the deacons and priests freshly-baked
bread and fine wine. Then, after the Eucharistic Prayer,
that same community came forward again in the Communion
procession, and they received back the very gifts they had
given, now transformed into something infinitely more precious
than bread and wine: the very Body and Blood of
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Welcome Back to Church!
If you are a parishioner who needs
envelopes, wishes to “catch-up” on contributions, or needs to
update an address or family information, please call or come
to the Rectory.
As always we thank you for your continued
generosity and support of our Parish. We look forward to
seeing you at Mass.
In addition, there is
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10 Things your
Child or Grandchildren should know about Prayer
- Prayer is communication.
It can be
spoken or silent. It can be a song or a story. It can be a
picture or a dance.
- Prayer can be done as often as you
Every day. Every hour.
- Prayer can be done however you
right or wrong way to pray.
- Prayer can be shared, but doesn't have
It can be
done alone or with a favorite toy. It can be done with
friends, family or pets.
- Prayer can be done
It can be
done in your room or at the kitchen table. It can be done
out in your yard, at the park or even at the zoo.
- Prayer can be done in any
You can be
happy, sad, angry, scared or confused when you pray.
- Prayer can be for yourself or someone
If you know
someone who could use a little help -- add them to your
- Prayer doesn't need a certain
structure, length or specific words.
words you use, long or short, however your prayer comes out
- Prayer doesn't need a special
certain prayers appropriate to special occasions but you
don't need to wait for a special time to pray.
- Prayer doesn't have to be a request.
It can also
be used to give thanks for what you have already received.
"Thank you," is a perfect prayer.
Feast Day: May 12
The Benefits of praying this Novena
Could Jesus be calling you to proclaim
His life, death and resurrection as a priest, deacon or in the
consecrated life? Talk to your pastor or contact the
Vocation Office at 718-827-2454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholics in the United States spend a good deal of time
speaking of "vocation" and the manner in which each of us
discerns our vocation for life. In today's apostolic
letter, however, Peter gives us the "cornerstone" of our
vocation, the description of what each of us is called to
first and foremost by our baptism.
our vocation as "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy
nation, a people of [God's] own, so that you may announce the
praises" of Christ, who called us out of darkness into light
(1 Peter 2:9).
All of us, no matter what path our life's
vocation may take us, have been chosen by God, made holy, and
anointed as priests in the high priesthood of Christ through
baptism. All of this, so that we may announce the praises of
Christ. Vocation is given for proclamation at home, in
the workplace--wherever life takes us-- in service, in word,
and in sacrament.
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Angelus is said throughout the year except
during Eastertide, from Easter Sunday through Pentecost, when
the Regina Caeli is recited in its
place. According to custom, these prayers are recited at
dawn, noon, and in the evening.
Easter Season - Until Pentecost (the seventh Sunday after
Easter) - the Regina Caeli
(Queen of Heaven) is said in place of the Angelus prayer
at 8:25 am, 12 noon and 6:00 pm.
In the Angelus, the first part of the Hail
Mary is said by the leader, while the others respond with the
V. The angel of the Lord declared
R. And she conceived by the Holy
V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord
is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the
fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for
us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it
done unto me according to your word.
V. And the Word was made flesh.
dwelt among us.
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of
R. That we may be made worthy of
the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy
grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of
Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel,
may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His
resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord.
V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice,
alleluia. R. For He whom you did merit to
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for
us to God, alleluia
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin
R. For the Lord has truly risen,
who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the
intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the
joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our