Fr. John Reception 5/6 after 7 PM Mass

Bishop Di Marzio has assigned Fr John Gribowich to residence at St Charles from April 9th. He previously served in St Nicolas of Tolentine Parish in Jamaica, Queens. Father Gribowich’s day job will be at DeSales Media, the communications ministry of the Diocese of Brooklyn. It includes “The Tablet” our Diocesan Newspaper, “Net TV” our Diocesan Television Station and outreach through social media. He will also be pursing an executive MBA at the
University of California at Berkley.

We will have a wine and cheese reception for Father this Sunday 5/6 after the 7:00 p.m. Mass. All are invited.

Spring Concert – Saturday, April 14

Duo Sandí: Adrian (left) and Sergio Sandí. Photo: Jiyang Chen

On Saturday, April 14 at 7 pm,  Sergio Sandí, Music Director and pianist at St. Charles Borromeo, and Adrian Sandí, NYC Clarinet Solo Recitalist, will perform a concert of classical music by Lutoslawski, Schumann, Castro and Brahms.

During his career Sergio Sandí has participated in numerous concerts, recitals and other presentations at Costa Rica’s principal venues, and also in the U.S.A., Italy, France, Lithuania, and Guatemala. Among his many honors Mr. Sandi was awarded the Costa Rican National Prize in Music as best solo performer, the highest award in Costa Rica, given by the Ministry of Culture. Mr. Sandí serves as director of music at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights, and St. Andrew the Apostle in Bay Ridge.

Adrián Sandí is currently a freelancer in the NYC metro area. An active solo recitalist, Adrián has given numerous chamber music and solo performances throughout his career in Costa Rica, Panama, U.S.A., Canada, China, Mexico and Germany. An avid performer of new music, Adrián is currently a member of Ensemble Signal and Periapsis Music and Dance. He has performed with groups such as Bang on a Can All-Stars, loadbang, New York New Music Ensemble, Mimesis Ensemble and Numinous. Adrián has performed as the principal clarinetist of Wichita Symphony Orchestra for their 2011-12 season and with ensembles such as Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific.

Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door.

Program:

Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
Preludia Taneczne / Dance Preludes (1954)
1. Allegro Molto
2. Andantino
3. Allegro giocoso
4. Andante
5. Allegro Molto

Carlos José Castro (1963)
Serenata de la Luna (2013)
1. Enérgico
2. Expresivo
3. Como un aire popular
4. Dramático y temperamental
5. Rapsódico

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Fantasiestücke Op. 73 / Fantasy Pieces Op. 73 (1849)
1. Zart und mit Ausdruck (Tender and with expression)
2. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light)
3. Rasch und mit Feuer (Quick and with fire)

—-intermission—-

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata No. 1 Op. 120 (1894)
1. Allegro appasionato
2. Andante un poco Adagio
3. Allegretto grazioso
4. Vivace

Christmas and New Year Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 17: 3rd Sunday of Advent
Mass at 9 am, 11:15 am (featuring Children’s Pageant), and 7 pm

Sunday, Dec. 24: 4th Sunday of Advent/Christmas Eve
Sunday Mass at 9 am, 11:15 am; Children’s Pageant Mass at 5 pm.
No 7 pm Mass on Dec. 24.

Monday, Dec. 25: Christmas
Mass at Midnight, 9 am, 11:15 am
No 7 pm Mass on Dec. 25

Sunday, Dec. 31: Sunday During Octive of Christmas
Mass at 9 am, 11:15 am, 7 pm

Monday, Jan. 1: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Mass at 9 am and 11:15 am.

Fr. William Smith Installation as Pastor

Fr. William Smith was formally installed as Pastor on October 22 by Auxiliary Bishop James Massa in a joyous Mass, followed by a reception at the school building. One new young parishioner was also blessed by the Bishop and baptised afterwards in a private ceremony.

Additional photos from the Mass available here.

Listen to audio from the Mass:

 

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