Saint Anne's R.C. Church
88 Second Ave, Brentwood NY 11717
Telephone: 631-273-8113 • Fax: 631-436-7914
Parish Website: www.stannebrentwood.org
Monday - Friday: 12:00 Noon and 5:30 PM (English)
Wednesday: 7:30 PM (French Creole)
Thursday: 7:00 PM (Spanish)
Saturday Morning Daily Mass: 9:00 AM (English)
Saturday: 5:00 PM (English), 7:00 PM (Spanish)
Sunday: 7:30 AM (English), 9:00 AM (Spanish), 11:00 AM (English), 12:30 PM (French Creole), 5:00 pm (English)
Due to concerns over the corona virus, it was impossible to organize our annual feast, but we will still celebrate the feast of St. Anne liturgically, on July 26th, and we will have our mega raffle, with the drawing held on Sunday, August 30th.
Letter to the Catholic Faithful of the Diocese of Rockville Centre
From Bishop John O. Barres
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 5, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
The mystery of the most Holy Trinity is the center of our Catholic faith. The Holy Trinity are three distinct Persons in one God, sharing the same Divine Nature, co-equal and co-eternal. Each and every day the over 23,000 children in our Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre begin their daily prayers in the Name of the Holy Trinity, and end it glorifying the Trinity through their actions.
During this time of uncertainty, our schools have been steadfast in educating their students and fulfilling their mission of fostering an environment of spiritual and intellectual growth by integrating Catholic tradition and faith throughout the educational process. They accomplish this by the promotion of the Gospel, formation in the Splendor of Truth of Catholic moral teaching, lifelong service, global sanctity of human life and social justice awareness, and academic excellence that prepares our students to be compassionate, as well as critical and creative thinkers, in an ever-changing society. As we look toward the future, it is our community that will ensure that our schools can continue their essential mission and serve as a catalyst for deepening the Catholic faith for our families.
- Parish Outreach - Food distribution is open only on Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please continue to help those in need in any way you can by donating food or making a donation. You may drop it off at the Parish Office.
- Soup Kitchen food distribution is open on the SECOND and FOURTH Saturday of each month. Sign up begins at 9:30 and food distribution starts at 11:00.
- Pronto Food Distribution, on 128 Pine Air Drive, Bay Shore, NY 11706 is open Monday to Friday 9:00 to 2:00pm and Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 noon.
Praying for you. This Sunday, we are reminded that Jesus is gentle and humble of heart.
In the First reading the Prophet Zechariah’s message is that our King would come as a savior, not a ruler. Our Responsorial Psalm is a prayer of praise to God our King. St. Paul in the second reading tells us that when we find rest in Jesus, we are not in the flesh but live in the Spirit. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus offers a prayer of thanksgiving to the Father for the things he reveals to his little ones. He also tells us “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give your rest”.
Jesus knows all our weakness and that at times the little strength we have can fail us. Jesus is inviting us to go to him with a humble heart and tell Him all our problems, because it is only in Jesus that we can find rest.
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
This is first Sunday of July, with the 4th of July weekend celebration. How good it is to feel some of that freedom from virus, from the lockdown. How good it is to feel the warmth of summertime. With the feast of St. John the Baptist the daytime is becoming shorter everyday, as St. John said: I must decrease so that He may increase. The daylight will continue to shorten until the Birth of Jesus on Christmas, then with Christ birth the light of the day will start to get longer again.
It is amazing how our faith, life and nature get synchronized in one hymn of praise for all creation, to honor God with every moment of existence.
Our christian life through faith in Jesus, shapes our responses to the possibilities, that life puts in front of us. Jesus’ love has power to motivate our love in return, for God and for others. It is that capacity to receive, and confidence of Christ’s love, that makes us vessels of it, for our own enjoyment and for sharing it with others.
From Deacon's Bench
By Deacon John
I wanted to take a moment to thank all those who have been reading my daily reflections. I really appreciate your taking time from your day to read what was written. I especially appreciate all those who took time to comment on the reflections.
Today I am writing to let you know that I’ll be taking some time off from writing the daily reflection. I began writing at the start of the COVID 19 lockdown, in the beginning of Lent.
Now that summer is here it’s time to recharge.
Please know that you are always in my prayers and daily intentions.
Please continue to pray for me. See you in church!
Peace and blessings
June 28, 2020 Announcements
1. The Office of our Bishop announced that all churches may host Masses and services in churches at 33 percent of it’s capacity. Our seating capacity is 1200. In our church that means 400 persons may enter the church for Mass.
2. To address overcrowding in our Spanish Masses, we will be offering another two Masses in Spanish on Sundays at 3:00pm and 6:00pm.
You now may choice to go to a Spanish Mass at the following times:
Saturday— 7:00 p.m. Sunday—9:00 a.m. Sunday—3:00 p.m.
3. Holy Communion in the Diocese of Rockville Centre and in our Parish is distributed at the end of Mass.
► It allows for the priest / deacons / extraordinary ministers to wear a mask
during the distribution, while preserving the principle that the priest would
never be masked during Mass.
►The priest and/or the ministers of Holy Communion will sanitize their
hands first right before the distribution.
ANUNCIOS DEL LA SEMANA 28 DE JUNIO 2020:
1) La Oficina del Obispo anuncio que todas las iglesias pueden organizar Misas y servicios en la Iglesias al 33 por ciento de su capacidad. Nuestra capacidad de asientos es de 1,200. En nuestra iglesia, eso significa que 400 personas pueden entrar a la Iglesia para la misa.
2) Para abordar el congestionamiento en nuestras Misas en Español, ofrecemos otras dos Misas en Español los Domingos a las 3:00pm>>> y 6:00pm Ahora puede elegir ir a una Misa en Español en los siguientes horarios.
Saturday 7:00pm Sunday 9:00am ,3:00pm y 6:00 pm
3) La Sagrada Comunion en la Diocesis de Rockville Centre y en nuestra parroquia se distribuye al final de la Misa.
>> Para Permitir que los sacerdotes/diaconos.ministros extraordinario usen una Mascarilla durante la distribución, al tiempo que preserva el principio de que el sacerdote nunca llevara una mascara durante la Misa.
>>El sacerdote o los ministros de la Sagrada Comunion desinfectaran sus manos primero justo antes de la distribución.
Please join in praying the Divine Mercy Novena beginning today, Good Friday.
During the 1930s, Jesus revealed the depths of His merciful love for mankind to a Polish nun, St. Faustina Kowalska. After her death in 1938 at age 33, Sister Faustina’s diary became a manual for the
Divine Mercy devotion, and from it came a nine-day series of prayers intended to be offered starting on Good Friday, in preparation for the Feast of Divine Mercy (the Second Sunday of Easter).
This novena was given by Jesus particularly to St. Faustina Kowalska (Diary, 1210-1229). For each of the nine days, our Lord gave her a different intention — a different group of souls — which He wanted her to bring to Him in prayer. The Lord Jesus promised: “By this novena, I will grant every possible grace to souls” (Diary, 796).
Pope John Paul II, who in 2000 canonized St. Faustina and established the Divine Mercy Sunday for the universal Church, said, “Those who sincerely say ‘Jesus, I trust in You’ will find comfort in all their anxieties and fears” (Krakow, Poland, June 7, 1997).
Download the prayers here and join the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, St. Faustina’s religious order, online to pray the novena at 3 p.m. EDT daily on YouTube and Facebook from the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. The live daily broadcasts will also available on demand after the initial broadcast at 3 p.m.
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