Under the Mantles of our Blessed Lady and her mother, Saint Ann, our Parish celebrates and honors a rich history of collaboration among the faithful priests, religious and dedicated laity. Nourished by "The Power of the Most High," we strive to be vessels of Gospel values bringing a message of hope and hospitality to all we meet in our ethnically diverse neighborhood.
Through the awareness of this mission, we seek to grow as disciples nourished by the Eucharist, accepting our call to bring forth Christ in our time, by leading lives dedicated to service and stewardship.
We seek to become a more vibrant parish by responding to the needs of the community, spreading the message of Jesus through action and word and seeking to renew the faith of the active and non-active Catholics of the Parish.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - OUR CHURCH OPENINGS
Diocese of Brooklyn Churches Can Begin to Re-open for Private Prayer on May 26
Funerals, Baptisms, and Weddings can Commence Following Safety Guidelines
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, is pleased to announce that churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn can re-open for private prayer and devotion beginning Tuesday, May 26. Masks will be required of all who enter a church. Funerals and limited celebrations of Baptisms and Weddings can also begin.
“It has been a challenging few months for Catholics in Brooklyn and Queens. We know many people have eagerly been awaiting the day our churches would open. While we cannot celebrate Mass just yet, it is so important that we can now enter for prayer. It is my hope that this will give many of our faithful great comfort during this difficult time,” said Bishop DiMarzio.
THE RE-OPENING OF MARY’S NATIVITY CHURCH & ST. ANN CHURCH
- Each church within the Diocese of Brooklyn will have to set a different timeline than that of Tuesday, May 26th. Mary’s Nativity Church will open on Monday, June 1st. St. Ann Church will open on Monday, June 8th.
- The church will be open each day from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm ONLY.
- Mass will not be celebrated publicly and Holy Communion will not be distributed.
- The church will be opened for:
- Personal and Private Prayer
- Funerals (Funeral Liturgy outside of Mass)
- Baptisms & Weddings
- When the church is opened for Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings, there are limitations and these will be discussed with the individual families. Please remember, governmental and diocesan directives will be followed.
- The following directives are to be observed:
- There is to be no congregating of people (e.g. gathering to say the rosary together).
- There is to be no more than ten (10) people in the church and there cannot be a group gathered.
- If you are not feeling well, please do not enter the church.
- If you are not feeling well, please take your temperature at home and anything above 100 degrees, please stay home.
- All are advised of the requirement to wear masks, which you will bring on your own from home. No one will be allowed in church without a mask.
- Please ONLY use the entrance that is permitted and clearly marked (all doors will be labelled accordingly).
- Hand sanitizer should be available at the entrance of the church but parishioners are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer from home as well.
- Please note there is NO Holy Water in any of the fonts to preserve public health.
- Please maintain social distancing (6 feet).
- Please sit in designated areas ONLY which will be marked off for your convenience; please DO NOT sit in a restricted area.
- Please refrain from touching any statues or devotional objects.
- Please adhere to all of the directives by parish staff.
While there is universal agreement that these restrictions are difficult and burdensome, it is also important to recognize the need to preserve public health and respect life in this way. We appreciate and thank everyone for your full cooperation.
Rev. Edward M. Kachurka, Pastor
Mary's Nativity Mass Schedule
Monday-Friday 9:00 am (English)
Friday 11:00 am (Chinese)
Saturday 8:30 am & 5:00 pm
(2nd Saturday of the month Filipino Mass at 5 pm )
Sunday 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am
Holy Day of Obligation - 9:00 am & 7:30 pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession):
Saturday - 9:00 - 9:30 am; 4:00 - 4:45 pm
St. Ann Mass Schedule
Monday - Friday 7:00 am & 8:30 am (English)
Tuesday 9:30 am (Chinese)
Saturday 8:30 am & 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am, 10:30 am
12:00 pm -Spanish
3:30 pm - Chinese
(1st Sunday of the month Urdu Mass at 5 pm )
Holy Day of Obligation - Vigil Mass, 7:30 pm;
7:00 am; 8:30 am
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession): Saturday - 4:00-4:45 pm
Mary's Nativity Rectory:
Monday - Friday - 9:00 am - Noon; 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday - Office Closed
Clergy available by appointment only
Tel: (718) 359-5996
Fax: (718) 939-6737
St. Ann Rectory:
Tuesday & Wednesday - 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Clergy available by appointment only
Tel: (718) 886-3890
- Rev. Edward Kachurka, Pastor
- Rev. Jed Sumampong, C.P., Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Louis De Gaetano, Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Peter Ma, Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Peter Mahoney, Weekend Associate
- Rev. Anthony Chanan, Weekend Associate
- Rev. John Francis, Weekend Associate
- Rev. Enel Almeus, C.S. Sp., NY Presbyterian Hospital - Queens, Chaplain
- Rev. Martin Yaw Adjei, Summer Associate
- Msgr. Edward J. Bottino, P.E., In Residence
- Rev. George A. Pfundstein, P.E., In Residence
- Mrs. Dolores Grosso, Adult Spirituality Center
- Ms. Joyce Mennona, Faith Formation Director
- Mr. Paul Joseph, Music Ministry
- Ms. Catherine Benicasa, Rectory Office Manager
Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be announced on this website and the Parish Facebook page.
Mary's Nativity - Holy Hour with Exposition: second Wednesday of every month from 9:30 - 10:30 am.
St. Ann - Holy Hour with Exposition: third Thursday of every month from 9:15 - 10:15 am. Miraculous Medal Novena and Novena to St. Ann on Monday following the 8:30 am Mass
Events - ALL SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
- Jun 7 2020 11:00 am - Rosary Society Meeting
- Jun 10 2020 9:30 am - Mary's Nativity - Holy Hour w/ Exposition of the Blessed Sac
- Jun 18 2020 9:15 am - St. Ann - Holy Hour w/ Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
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Letter from Bishop DiMarzio
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
I regret to inform you the Archdiocese of Newark has notified me that a second allegation has been leveled by an individual claiming misconduct dating back 40 years. The attorney in both of these matters is Mitchell Garabedian. He is seeking a total of $40 million in these two unsubstantiated allegations.
There is absolutely no truth to either of these allegations. I deny this outrageous and libelous claim. I am contemplating filing a lawsuit against those responsible for these statements, which have no basis in fact. I am ready, willing, and able to go to trial to defend myself.
I have hired Joseph Hayden, an experienced trial lawyer from New Jersey, who has been investigating these claims and has uncovered conclusive evidence of my innocence. We plan to challenge these allegations in court or in any other proceeding. I will never agree to a settlement of these claims.
These false allegations are troubling. They will not deter me from our continued ministry and our Gospel mission. The last 50 years of my life have been spent in service to the Church, ministering to the poor and marginalized. That work must continue, along with my commitment to protecting children and continued advocacy for the healing of, and justice for, all victim-survivors of sexual abuse.
These have been difficult days for all of us. Our Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens remains at the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic and the center of civil unrest in our country. These untrue claims cannot distract from our efforts to continue bringing faith, hope, and charity into our parish communities during these unprecedented times.
I understand this is a grave matter. A Church investigation, called Vos Estis, is being conducted. The Archdiocese of New York has hired an outside law firm to oversee the process and they in turn hired the investigative agency run by the retired former director of the FBI, Louis Freeh, to conduct the investigation. I pledge my full cooperation to this independent investigation. As we go forward, I will keep you informed.
Asking you to keep the Diocese of Brooklyn in your prayers, and assuring you of my prayers for you, I am
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio
Bishop of Brooklyn
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Bishop DiMarzio - Message to our Confirmandi
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
(Although known most widely in its abbreviated form above,
the entire prayer reads as follows...)
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Prayer to the Virgin Mary for Protection
O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.
O loving Mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee. Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. Under your protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
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