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 Masses
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 Masses. 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 for MASSES
Beginning on Monday, June 29th, we will be able to celebrate our weekday Masses at 7:00 and 8:30 am in St. Ann Church and 9:00 am in Mary’s Nativity Church with a limited number of people (25% capacity). Sunday Masses will begin on the weekend of July 4 & 5.
- No bathrooms are available in St. Ann Church.
- The churches will be closed after the last Mass.
- The church will be opened for Funerals, Baptisms and 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.
- There is to be no congregating of people (e.g. gathering to say the rosary together).
- There is to be no group gatherings.
- 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
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
- Jul 16 2020 9:15 am - St. Ann - Holy Hour w/ Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
- Aug 12 2020 9:30 am - Mary's Nativity - Holy Hour w/ Exposition of the Blessed Sac
- Aug 20 2020 9:15 am - St. Ann - Holy Hour w/ Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
A Letter from the Pastor
Dear Parishioners and Friends of Mary’s Nativity – St. Ann Parish,
I hope this letter finds you well. I have some good news to share with you! I am preparing for your return to celebrate the Masses with us.
Beginning on Monday, June 29th, we will be able to celebrate our weekday Masses at 7:00 and 8:30 am in St. Ann Church and 9:00 am in Mary’s Nativity Church with a limited number of people (25% capacity). Sunday Masses will begin on the weekend of July 4 & 5. The front doors of both churches will open 15 minutes before the start of Mass. Both churches will close after Mass has been celebrated.
Our churches have been set up to follow social distancing guidelines. As you enter the church, you will be asked to sanitize your hands and wear a face covering. Once inside the church, you will see the designated areas where you can sit. These areas are marked with blue tape.
There will be no procession at the beginning or end of Mass. As much as we would like to welcome and greet each one of you, we must follow our Diocesan and government guidelines.
To receive Communion, please process down the middle aisle, observing 6 feet of distance between each other and continue to wear a face covering. Communion will be received in your hand only. After you receive the Sacred Host, move to the side and pull your face covering down to immediately consume it and then bring your mask back up.
The precautions we are taking seem to be a small inconvenience in comparison to the joy of returning to Mass and Communion! The virus, though awful, helped many grow in appreciation of God’s blessings. We all have so much to be grateful for. Let us pray for those families that have lost loved ones to the Pandemic.
The Rectory office at Mary’s Nativity will open for business on Wednesday, July 1 at 9 am. Please see page 5 of the June 28th edition of The Bulletin for guidelines.
Our Annual Catholic Appeal for 2020 is underway. I would like to thank those parishioners who have already made their pledges and donations. This year our goal is $71,741.00. The weekend of June 28-29th will be our virtual pledge time. You will find the link to sign up for your annual pledge on our website at marynatstann.org.
As always, please consider signing up for electronic giving. Mary’s Nativity – St. Ann Parish needs you more than ever! Please remember us during this time as we have faced the loss of our weekly collections since March. Just click the DONATE link on our website. Please see a copy of The Bulletin for easy to follow directions. You can donate to our Sunday collections and ACA. Thank you for your understanding and generosity.
Please keep checking our parish website and Facebook page for the latest news about our parish, the re-opening of the churches and Rectory offices until we all come together again to praise Our Lord. Spread the word to family and friends who may have been reluctant to come to church just yet!
God bless you all! You are in our prayers.
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ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL 2020
Our Annual Catholic Appeal for 2020 is underway. I would like to thank those parishioners who have already made their pledges and donations. This year our goal is $71,741.00. Click the link below to see how you can make a difference.
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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Peace Prayer of St. Francis
Peace Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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