Lenten Series: Built of Living Stones

As part of our preparations for the renovations of the church interior, we are holding a series of discussions guided by the Built of Living Stones document that the US bishops issued. We’ll discuss the Church’s teaching and liturgical theology and also reflect upon our parish history and individual tastes. We want your participation as we renovate the structure and renew our parish community.
The sessions will be held at church on three Sundays: February 25, March 3 and 10 at both 12:30 PM and 6 PM.

Lenten Pilgrimage Events Thursday February 15

Join us for Day 2 of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens Lenten Pilgrimage!

Our church is one of the 39 stops on the Diocesan Lenten Pilgrimage. On Thursday, February 15, our doors will be open from 9 AM to 4 PM for prayers, meditation, and Masses. Bishop Brennan will join us to celebrate the 12:10 PM Mass.

We invite you to be a part of this meaningful journey. Let’s come together in prayer, reflection, and community as we explore the spiritual richness of our faith during this Lenten season.

Livestream begins 9 am

Ash Wednesday Schedule

Ash Wednesday is February 14 and begins the 40-day Lenten period of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to prepare for the celebration of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Below is our Mass and service schedule:
8 AM – Mass
12:10 PM – Mass
4 PM – Children’s Service
7 PM – Mass
Ashes will be distributed during each of the Masses and services. Ashes will not be distributed on an individual basis at any other time. St. Charles Angels are available to bring ashes to the sick or homebound. Please contact the rectory to make arrangements.

Let us embrace the call to repentance and renewal, seeking deeper connections with our faith and each other. 

Next Thursday Book Selection: The Screwtape Letters

During Lent, the Brownstone Brooklyn & Beyond book group will discuss C.S. Lewis’ satirical novel The Screwtape Letters. One of his most popular works, it uses a series of letters written by a senior demon to his young nephew to address observations on human nature, temptation, and the Christian faith. We will begin on February 15 with a discussion of the Preface through Chapter 8.

The Brownstone Brooklyn and Beyond book group meets weekly on Thursdays at 7 PM via Zoom. It is comprised of parishioners from various churches in the Brooklyn Heights/Park Slope area. The book club was the subject of a short video that was presented at the 2021 World Communications Day virtual conference. The video includes an interview with Fr. John Gribowich and some familiar shots along Sidney Place.

Help Serve the Parish on the PPC

We are looking for members to serve on our Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), the seven-person group responsible for planning and executing the pastoral activities of the parish. There are two open seats on the PPC as Alicia Washington has recently moved to Maryland to serve in a senior role in the US Attorney’s Office there and Carol DeSantis will be moving to Long Island. We have been blessed to have Alicia and Carol as involved members of our parish for many years and will miss them both.  

If you would like to nominate a parishioner for Parish Pastoral Council or you would like more information, please contact our Lay Trustees, Francis Chin ([email protected]) and Kerin Coughlin ([email protected]). You also submit a nomination by submitting the below form.

Please submit nominations by January 29.

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