7 - St. Martin de Porres

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7 - St. Martin de Porres
REV. ALONZO Q. COX, PASTOR
RECTORY OFFICE: 583 THROOP AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, 11216 TELEPHONE: (718) 574-5772
FAX: (718) 919-2265 E-MAIL: [email protected] WEB: stmartindeporresparish.org
OFFICE HOURS: MON.-FRI 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Dear Parishioners,
“Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return.” (Gn. 3:19) Those words
are uttered at the beginning of each and every Lent when the priest, or deacon,
imposes ash on the faithful. It recalls for us the punishment of death attached our
first parents’ disobedience. The consequence of sin not only alienates us from God,
but also from our very selves. Ash Wednesday serves as a poignant reminder for
the Christian that the glories of the world---pride, pleasure, prestige---do in fact
pass away.
We celebrated, a little over 40 days ago, the birth of the Christ-child. Now, in the 40
days of Lent, we recall the same child, now a man, enduring the bitter Cross in
order to save our souls from eternal peril. The Church, in her liturgy, invites each of
us to journey with the Lord Jesus as he undergoes His Passion and Death; taking up
with new, or renewed, devotion the practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
These practices remind us of the obligations owed to God, ourselves and others.
Prayer reminds us that the same God Who fashioned us desires to commune within
us. Fasting demonstrates that we are not only physical beings, but spiritual ones as
well. As such we are called to lay aside worldly things to aspire for sanctity. And
lastly, almsgiving calls us to the charity that was the hallmark of Christ’s earthly
ministry. The aforementioned practices are tied together by sacrifice; we offer God
our prayers, we abstain from meat, we give to the poor. They are sacrifices as we
lose ourselves in order to ‘take up our cross, and follow Him.’*
This Lent, consider making the time for a weekday Mass, one of our Wednesday
Night Holy Hours, or the Recitation of Stations of the Cross if it is your wish to grow
in prayer. And perhaps, approach either the pastor or myself for sacramental
confession if it has been a long time since you last went. In fasting from certain
behaviors or foods, ask yourselves what are healthier, or even holier, alternatives
to things I am doing right now? And in almsgiving, ask how do I reach out and assist
those in need? It could be something as simple as donating to our parish coin
collection in support of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or donating your time
traveling with other parishioners to Father’s Heart Food Pantry, in Manhattan, on
the last Saturday of the month. Allow these forty days to be transformative as we
prepare to not only die, but also rise with the Savior and Redeemer of the world,
Jesus Christ.
In Christ,
Fr. Daniel O. Kingsley
*paraphrase of Mt. 16: 24
Holy Rosary Church
139 Chauncey Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Mass Schedule
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Victory Church
583 Throop Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Mass Schedule
Sun.: 7: 30 AM & 10: 15 AM
Mon. to Fri.: 8 AM
St. Peter Claver Church
29 Claver Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Mass Schedule
Sat.: 5 PM Sun.: 11: 30 AM
Mon. & Wed.: 12 Noon
1st Fridays 12 Noon
HOLY DAYS: as announced
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
february 7th, 2016
PARISH CLERGY & STAFF
Fr. Daniel O. Kingsley, Parochial Vicar
Dcn. Balfour Thompson, Permanent Deacon
Ms. Angela Matamoro, Bookkeeper
Ms. Paulitiana St. Hilaire, Secretary
Ms. Alice Sorensen, Music Director
Mr. Humberto DaCosta, Buildings /Grounds
SCHOOL OF FAITH FORMATION:
There is ongoing registration for our School of Faith
Formation. Registration forms can be found in the
back of each church. Registration fee is $25.00
per child. Please talk to the faith formation
representative in your church: Ms. Michelle
Joseph – OLV, Mr. Kenneth Callahan – SPC or
Mrs. Joyce Cochran – HRC.
Sun.
2/7
Mon.
2/8
Tue.
2/9
Wed.
2/10
Thu.
Fri.
Sat.
IS 6: 1- 2A, 3- 8 P S 1 38: 1- 2, 2 -3, 4- 5,
7 - 8 1 CO R 1 5:1 -1 1 L K 5: 1- 11
1 K GS 8:1 -7, 9- 13 PS 13 2:6 -7, 8- 10
MK 6: 53 -5 6
1 KG S 8: 2 2- 23, 27 -3 0 P S 84: 3, 4,
5 & 10, 11 MK 7: 1- 13
J L 2 :12 -18 , P S 51 :3 -4 , 5 -6 AB , 12 -13,
14 & 17 2 CO R 5 :20 —6 :2
M T 6 :1 -6 , 16 -18
2/11
DT 30: 15 -2 0 P S 1: 1- 2, 3, 4 A ND 6
L K 9:2 2- 25
2/12
IS 58: 1- 9A P S 51: 3- 4, 5 -6 AB, 1 8- 19
MT 9:1 4- 15
2/13
IS 5 8:9 B- 14 PS 86: 1- 2, 3 -4, 5- 6 L K
5 :2 7- 32
SACRAMENTS:
Anointing of the Sick
Please call the Rectory to make arrangements.
Baptism
Please call the Rectory to make arrangements.
Confession
Saturdays from 4-4:45 PM at St. Peter Claver, or call
rectory for an appointment. Holy Rosary Church
every Sunday between 8:15 and 8:45 AM.
Marriage
Arrangements must be made seven (7) months prior to
the wedding.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We, the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Martin
de Porres, formed from the tri-church unity
of Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Victory and St.
Peter Claver churches is led by the Spirit
and committed to becoming one in Humility,
Faith and Love.
In community and
nourished by the Eucharist, we journey
together realizing that our strength is in our
commitment to the Church founded by
Christ and to the spread of His Word by the
actions of our daily lives.
Parish Membership
All new families are welcome to the Parish
and encouraged to become actively
involved in parish societies and activities.
New parishioners should register with
ushers or at the Rectory as soon as
possible. Parishioners are asked to use the
weekly
envelopes
in
making
their
contributions.
Sat Feb. 6th, 2016
5:00PM
For the people of the parish
Sun Feb. 7th, 2016
7:30AM
For the people of the parish
9:00AM
 R.I.P Fitzroy Rodney
10:15AM
 R.I.P. Ayden Mendoza
11:30AM
 R.I.P Audrey John
Thurs. Feb. 11th, 2016
8:00AM
 R.I.P. Randy King
Prayers for Sick and Homebound
Ian Kellman, Brunhilda Watson, Bebe Lewis,
Elsie Ward, Nettie Allman, Danly Bailey,
Dorothy Bailey, Vera Walker, Hamilton
Sylvester Christabel Gomes, Anthony Jerome,
Gwendolyn Knight, Ms. G.Phillips-Lashley.
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
For those who are interested in becoming
Catholic or if you have not received all of
the sacraments of initiation please contact
Fr. Cox, Fr. Kingsley or Mr. Ken Callahan to
inquire about our ongoing RCIA program.
Memorial Candles at Holy Rosary
Church are available now and continue
through Easter season. Donation: $10.00.
You may call the parish office to book your
memorial Candles. You can also request
Bread & Wine in memory of a loved one.
in the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, lord.
fifth Sunday in ordinary time
The Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway,
Douglaston, NY 11362
Sunday, February 14, 2016.
Time: 4:00pm
Dress in your cultural Attire.
Homilist/Celebrant: The Most Reverend
Ferdinand J. Cheri III, OFM.
Auxiliary Bishop Archdiocese of
New Orleans, LA.
*COIN CARDS FOR ST. JUDE’S
CHILDREN HOSPITAL*
Lent is a time of renewal in faith. One way
of renewal is a more serious devotion. This
year we, at the Parish of St. Martin de
Porres, would like to support St. Jude’s
Hospital for Children. We will tithe 50%
of the Lenten Quarters collections
towards this cause. I hope you will
prayerfully support this Lenten act of
almsgiving.
Charismatic
Healing
Mass
is
Tuesday, Feb.16th at 7:30 PM in Our Lady
of Victory Church. The Rosary is prayed at
7:00PM. Celebrant: Fr. Michael Joy
Akposu from St. Matthew Parish.
february 7th, 2016
Throughout these 40 days of Lent, the
Parish of St. Martin de Porres will be
offering various ways in which we can
actively participate and enter fully the spirit
of this penitential season. One popular
spiritual exercise is Stations of the Cross.
This year we will continue this spiritual
exercise with celebrations on Lenten
Fridays with our parish priests, religious
brother and deacon as presider at each
Church.
Wednesdays throughout Lent, join us for
Lenten Holy Hours with Eucharist
Adoration and Vespers (Evening Prayer) at
7:00pm with guest speakers at all worship
sites. (Please see flyer for more info).
On Friday, March 18, 2016 there will be
one Parish celebration of Stations of the
Cross at Our Lady of Victory Church. On
Good Friday there will be one outdoor
Parish celebration of the Stations of the
Cross as in the past. May your Lenten
season be a holy time of hope, renewal and
conversion.
St. Martin de Porres Pilgrimage To:
Marian Shrine on Saturday April 30th.
Please contact Ms. Yvonne Samaroo or call
the rectory for tickets and information.
Mass Schedule
Church
OLV
OLV
SPC
HRC
Description
Mass with Ashes
Prayer Service
Mass with Ashes
Mass with Ashes
in the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, lord.
Mass Times
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
12:00 Noon
7:00 PM

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