Using the new Hymnal Missal

In November, we introduced our new Hymnal Missal, Gather Third Edition. In addition to having the updated Order of Mass texts, it provides a much expanded selection of music, as well as prayers for other occasions. Let us look at the new features of Gather Third Edition:

  1. The inside front cover includes a sponsor dedication. We will regularly ask parishioners to pray for those so honored at the Prayer of the Faithful.
  2.  The inside cover page (both sides of the front end paper) includes the main prayer texts for Mass, similar to what is included on the laminated pew reference cards.
  3. The book does not have page numbers. The sections, set of readings, psalms and hymns are individually and sequentially numbered. There may be more than one section per page, or a section may go over several pages.
  4. There are tabs on the right side of the pages that indicate different sections in the book.
  5. The Hymns board (on the front left column near the Mary side of the sanctuary) display the numbers of the sections that will be used that day. The first number is the section for the Readings of the Day; the following numbers are the hymns that will be used throughout the Mass.
  6. The general Order of Mass starts at section 166. This is the text that is used each Sunday and at other celebrations of Mass. If you are unfamiliar with Catholic Mass, start at this section to follow along with the service.
  7. At the part in the Order of Mass for the Liturgy of the Word (172), refer to the Readings of the Day, which start at section 990 for Advent. The first number on the Hymn board will be the section for the Readings of the Day.
  8. On Sundays, we read all of the Bible readings through a three-year cycle, labeled Cycle A, Cycle B, and Cycle C.  December 2019 begins Liturgical Cycle A; the readings for the First Week of Advent / Cycle A are at 991. These are the parts that change daily. For Masses and services that are not held on Sunday, readings for those days start at 1194.
  9. The music for the Alleluia (before the Gospel) is at 173.
  10. After the homily (sermon), return to 174 in the Order of Mass to continue.

If you have any questions or have any suggestions for improving these instructions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Larry Wang

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Larry Wang, on November 23, 2019, beloved husband of Jeanne, father of Brandon and Norah. Family and friends are respectfully invited to a wake, service and celebration of Larry. We kindly ask no phone calls and all condolences be sent to [email protected].

November 26, 2019 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Prayer service at 7 p.m.
Cobble Hill Chapels, 171 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

November 27, 2019 at 10 a.m.
St. Charles Borromeo Church Brooklyn Heights
19 Sidney Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

If you have photos with Larry you would like to contribute to the celebration, please email them to [email protected].

In lieu of flowers, the family ask for contributions to the following organizations which are important to the Wang family. When making contributions, please be sure to tell the organization it is in honor of Larry Wang.
– Brandon’s School – Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
– Norah’s School – Churchill School and Center 
– A Brooklyn nonprofit the Wang Family supported with volunteer time and donations – Brooklyn Book Bodega

Advent/Christmas Season Schedule 2019

Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving Day
Mass at 9 AM – no midday Mass

Sunday, December 1: 1st Sunday of Advent
Mass at 9 AM, 11:15 AM, 7 PM
Advent Faith Sharing Program Begins

Sunday, December 8: 2nd Sunday of Advent
Mass at 9 AM, 11:15 AM, 7 PM
Advent Wreath Sale after all Masses

Monday, December 9: Immaculate Conception
Mass at 12:10 PM

Sunday, December 15: 3rd Sunday of Advent
Morning Mass at 9 AM
Mass with Nativity Pageant 11:15 AM followed by Meet & Greet Reception
Evening Mass at 7 PM followed by Meet & Greet Reception

Sunday, December 22: 4th Sunday of Advent
Mass at 9 AM, 11:15 AM, 7 PM

Tuesday, December 24: Christmas Eve
Children’s Mass with Nativity Pageant at 5 PM
Christmas Mass During the Night (Midnight Mass) at 8 PM

Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day
Mass at 9 AM and 11:15 AM (No 7 PM Mass)