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.
Message from the Diocese of Brooklyn - Mass Schedule
With the suspension of Public Masses until further notice, the Diocese of Brooklyn's cable channel, NET-TV, has added new services on Sunday and weekdays in multiple languages. The expanded lineup begins Sunday, March 22, 2020. 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.
NET-TV can be seen in the New York City area on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30), and FIOS (Channel 48). The Masses can be accessed on our website https://dioceseofbrooklyn.org/masses/
Most Rev. Raymond F. Chappetto, DD, VG, VE
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn
Vicar for Clergy and Consecrated Life
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 Church New Hours
Beginning the week of February 23, Mary’s Nativity Church will have new opening and closing hours
Sundays, the church will open at 6:30 am and close after the 11:30 am Mass
Weekdays, Monday - Friday, the church will open at 6:30 am and close at 12 Noon
Saturdays, the church will open at 6:30 am and close at 9:45 am. It will re-open at 3:30 pm for Confessions and 5 pm Mass
The church may remain open at later times for funerals and special services.
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
Pope Francis' Apostleship of Prayer
Each month, Pope Francis entrusts two special intentions to his worldwide prayer network, known as the Apostleship of Prayer.
To learn more about the apostolate and to access videos about the pope’s intentions, visit http://apostleshipofprayer.org/
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A Moment of Prayer - Pope Francis
URGENT UPDATE FROM THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
Given the continuing and growing concern about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Bishop DiMarzio has determined that all public masses be cancelled in the Diocese of Brooklyn beginning Monday, March 16th, until further notice. This includes weekday masses as well as Sunday. Funerals and Weddings will be permitted but should be limited to family members only. Parish baptism celebrations should be limited to family only, if they cannot be postponed. Confirmations should be celebrated with the Rite of Confirmation without Mass, if need be, and in consultation with the Bishop scheduled to celebrate the Confirmation.
The faithful of the diocese are reminded that the Bishop has already issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday. The obligation to keep the Lord’s Day holy can be fulfilled by maintaining a prayerful attitude and through personal and family prayer.
The faithful are urged to watch the celebration of the Eucharist on TV, as well.
The celebrations are scheduled as follows:
Saturday at 6 pm: Vigil pre-recorded from Immaculate Conception in Jamaica (English)
Sunday at 11 am: Live from St. James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn (English)
Sunday at 1:30 pm: Pre-recorded from Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights (Spanish)
NET-TV can be seen in the New York City are on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30) and FIOS (Channel 48). Viewers can also tune in online at www.netny.tv.
In light of the continuing crisis, the situation is being monitored carefully and updates will follow. Let us continue to pray, especially through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, for those who are sick, for medical personnel and for all people as we confront this challenge.
Suspensions & Cancellations
- Bishop DiMarzio has granted all the faithful of the Diocese of Brooklyn a dispensation from the law
of abstinence for the Fridays of Lent for this year. This is being done to assist people who may have
difficulties in shopping for food or other reasons which would make this practice difficult at this time.
Please remind parishioners that the Fridays of Lent (and indeed all year) remain days of penance and
prayer and that this is needed now more than ever.
- Out of an abundance of caution especially for the most vulnerable, funerals and weddings will not be
permitted in church. If absolutely necessary, a graveside service, maintaining the recommendations of the CDC regarding social distancing, could be done, at the discretion of the cemetery administration. A memorial Mass for the deceased should be celebrated later. Weddings should be postponed.
- Religious Education classes for our children have been suspended until further notice.
- Our Adult Spirituality Center ‘Heart-talks with Jesus’ sessions and Faith Sharing Sessions are suspended until further notice.
- The meetings of the Golden Age Club and St. Ann Seniors have been suspended until further notice.
Message from The Magnificat
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