Happy Easter!

The grave is the place where no one who enters ever leaves. But Jesus emerged for us; he rose for us, to bring life where there was death, to begin a new story in the very place where a stone had been placed. He, who rolled away the stone that sealed the entrance of the tomb, can also remove the stones in our hearts. So, let us not give in to resignation; let us not place a stone before hope. We can and must hope, because God is faithful. He did not abandon us; he visited us and entered into our situations of pain, anguish and death. His light dispelled the darkness of the tomb: today he wants that light to penetrate even to the darkest corners of our lives.

Dear sister, dear brother, even if in your heart you have buried hope, do not give up: God is greater. Darkness and death do not have the last word. Be strong, for with God nothing is lost!

Pope Francis

What’s New at St. Andrew’s?

SACRAMENTS 2021

Click here to view photos of our parishioners who received First Communion recently.

St. Andrews now offers free access to FORMED (through a grant from the Diocese and parishioner support):

To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:

Click here for more information!

Para obtener acceso a todo el contenido de FORMED, siga estos sencillos pasos:

  • Visita https://signup.formed.org/
  • Ingresa el nombre de tu Parroquia o Código Postal (11220)
  • Ingresa tu email, y listo ¡Ya ingresaste!

Streaming Mass is available!
We are streaming Mass on Sundays (9 am, 11 am and 12:30 pm) and weekdays at 9 am.  Watch on our website home page or our Facebook page. If you have any questions, please call our office 718-680-1010  Ex 10.

Fair Trade Coffee, Tea and Chocolate Project

Supporting fair wages and fair trade—One cup of coffee at a time.

NEXT SALE OF COFFEE, TEA, AND CHOCOLATE WILL BE SUNDAY, MAY 16TH.

In May 2004, St. Andrew’s joined Equal Exchange’s Interfaith Coffee Program, offering organic, gourmet coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate to its parishioners. Over 13,000 places of worship and faith-based organizations across the United States participate in this program. Click here to learn more about this program.

Kitchen Renovation in Kiernan Hall 
The Kiernan Hall kitchen is finished. Many thanks to all Generations of Faith donors!  Click here to take a peek.

St. Andrew introduces the Care for Creation Ministry.

During the Season of Creation, we celebrate the marvelous universe that God has created; we convert our ways of thinking and living to place ourselves more in harmony with all of God’s creatures; and we commit ourselves to taking actions to care for our common home, the Earth. Learn more at seasonofcreation.org or https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/upload/WDPCC-

 

Help Us Celebrate

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish will be celebrating its 50th ANNIVERSARY with year-long events and activities.  The first will be in September 2021, and we will conclude with a Gala Dinner in May 2022.  Details will soon be shared with parishioners of today and of the past who are on our parish mailing list.

If you do not already receive mailings from us (either by USPS or by e-mail), then we ask you to send your contact information to standrewrc6713@gmail.com; or call 718-680-1010.

Fr. Greg and the staff look forward to celebrating with you on this momentous occasion!

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St. Joseph”

  With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from today, 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.  Click here to read more…

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you.
Amen

ORACIÓN DE COMUNIÓN ESPIRITUAL
Creo, Jesus mio, que estas real y verdaderamente en le cielo y en el Santismo Sacramento del Altar.
Os amo sobre todas las cosas y deseo
Vivamente recibirte dentro de mi alma, pero no pudiendo hacerlo ahora sacramentalmente venid al menos espiritualmente a mi Corazon.
Y como si ya os hubiese recebido, os abrazo y me uno del todo a Ti. Senor, no permitas que jamas me aparte de Ti.
Amen

Attend Mass Online

The Diocese of Brooklyn’s cable channel, NET-TV, has added new services on Sunday and weekdays in multiple languages. Feel free to download the schedule below by right-clicking on the image and share it via social media or text with your friends and relatives. Continue reading “Attend Mass Online”