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St. Patrick – St. Joseph Show & Dinner

St. Patrick – St. Joseph Show & Dinner, Sunday, March 8, 2020 At 2:30pm
Featuring: Ciaran Sheehan-Irish Tenor (The Phantom from Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera)
Sarah Pfisterer-Soprano (Christine from Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera)
Heather Bixler-New York Philharmonic Violinist

Cost: Dinner & Show -$65.00 per person Show only -$50.00 per person There will be a 50/50 Raffle
$10.00 each Winner to be drawn on 3-8-2020 Tickets on sale in Rectory & after Sunday Masses

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ONLINE TRAINING & CERTIFICATION FOR LECTORS

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK LITURGY ONLINE TRAINING & CERTIFICATION FOR LECTORS
Have you thought about becoming more active in your parish? Are you a lector who wants to learn more about the Scriptures?  Give back this holiday season and sign-up for a new online training program, offered in English and Spanish!  Through an instructional video and short quizzes, deepen your connection to this ministry and earn your certification in as little as two hours.  Sign up at nyliturgy.teachable.com

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ALTAR SERVER: A JOB SO BIG ONLY A KID CAN DO IT

If you have been baptized, made your 1st Holy Communion and want to serve the Lord, children in the 4th grade and higher are welcome to become an altar server.  PRACTICE is on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15pm and on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30am in the church. Check the bulletin for updates. For additional information, please call the rectory at 718-836-7200 or email: olaaltarserver@gmail.com

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Religious Education Classes

Students in grades 1 thru 9 should be enrolled in religious instruction each year to obtain a Catholic education in our faith.  Registration applications can be obtained on our website, under Faith Formation, in the Religious Education Office or by clicking here.  

Office Hours: Tuesday: 10:00am-2:00pm, Wednesday: 1:00pm –5:00pm,
Thursday: 10:00am-2:00pm & Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm.
( Please call prior to your visit.)
718-748-6553 (Schedule subject to change.)

New registrations must supply a baptismal certificate.

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From the Pastor’s Desk

Dear Parishioners,

Today our Diocese is celebrating the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. We are all aware
that Catholic grammar and high schools have faced many challenges over the past fifty years.
We in Bay Ridge, thankfully, live in a very good Public School District. The downside of that
fact is that many Catholic families are choosing the Public Schools so they can save the tuition
money for Catholic high school tuition.

However, Catholic grammar schools have been the best form of training youngsters in the
ways of faith. It is in the Catholic school that we can proclaim the Holy Name of Jesus and develop
the whole person: spiritually, morally, academically and socially.

To maintain a Catholic grammar school in Bay Ridge, the Catholic Academies of Holy
Angels and St. Anselm have decided to join forces and form a brand new school experience at the
site which has housed St. Anselm Catholic Academy.

No process is perfect but the Steering Committee has worked hard to engage academic
professionals and parents in preparing for the opening of Bay Ridge Catholic Academy in September
of this year. The new school will have some exciting features.

I ask for your prayers for the success of this new school. Those of us who believe in the
ministry of Catholic grammar school education are convinced that we must take this bold step now
so that Bay Ridge will have a Catholic grammar school in the future.

Applications for the new Academy can be obtained this week here at Holy Angels Catholic
Academy or at St. Anselm Catholic Academy.

I’ve heard a variety of stories about the future use of our school building. The factual story is this: no pastor may act independently concerning leases or sale of any parish property. All inquiries about any future lease or rental are directed to Rocklyn Asset Corporation which is in control of diocesan properties.

As of January 20, I have heard nothing about any future tenant. Our school building is not for sale and our gyms and cafeteria are necessary for parish use as well as classrooms for our Religious Education Program.
Again, I ask for your prayers for the success of Bay Ridge Catholic Academy.

Let’s pray for each other,
Msgr. Kevin B. Noone

P.S. We will celebrate World Marriage Day on Saturday, February 8th, at the 5:00pm Mass, which
will be followed by a light reception.