Coronavirus Update (English)

  •           Daily Mass 

  • Can't go to Confession during the Coronavirus? Pope Francis has a suggestion...

    Speaking from his private chapel at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis offered a suggestion for how those affected by the Coronavirus can make peace with the Lord. “Do what the Catechism says,” the Pope stressed, “it’s very clear: if you don’t find a priest to hear your Confession, talk with God, He is your Father, and tell Him the truth: ‘Lord, I’ve done this, and that, and that . . . I’m sorry,” and ask Him for forgiveness with all your heart, with the Act of Contrition and promise Him: “Afterwards I will go to Confession, but forgive me now.”
     
    For more information, consider clicking on the following resources below:
    - Zenit Article
    - PDF containing the Full Text of the Pope's Homily

    https://zenit.org/articles/cant-go-to-confession-pope-says-talk-to-god-your-father-ask-forgiveness-full-text-of-morning-homily/
  •            Updates at 
       St. Michael's Church 

    (As of March 17, 2020)

    Until further notice, all public Masses are CANCELLED but Masses with intentions will be celebrated privately on a daily basis by the parish priests. Parishioners with questions or concerns may contact the Rectory Office by calling 718-768-6065 (M-F 9am-9pm & Sat 9am-5pm). 

    Bishop DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn has dispensed all Catholics in Brooklyn and Queens from the Sunday Mass Obligation (obligation to attend Mass on Sundays) until further notice. 

     ALL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES, ADULT FAITH FORMATION CLASSES,
    RCIA CLASSES, YOUTH GROUPS, WHY CATHOLIC GROUPS
    AND PARISH MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED. 


    A message from
    the Diocese of Brooklyn


    In an effort to be proactive in our response to the spread of the Coronavirus, the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, has dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice for Catholics of Brooklyn and Queens. This dispensation remains in effect until further notice. 

    Those who do not attend Mass can tune in to the Celebration of the Eucharist within the Diocese of Brooklyn on NET-TV, the 24/7 cable channel of the Diocese.

    NET-TV can be seen in the New York City area on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30), and FIOS (Channel 48). Viewers can also tune in online at www.netny.tv.

    Additionally, all in-person parish religious education classes, all youth ministry classes, group meetings, CYO activities, and adult faith formation sessions will be canceled until further notice.

  •      Daily Reflection from 
          St. Michael's Church

    Friday, April 3rd, 2020

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    Today's Readings are listed on the side bar
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    "But the Lord is with me, like a mighty: my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph."
    These words of Jeremiah, in our First Reading are "echoed"in the words and actions of Jesus in today's Gospel, as he stands in the midst of his enemies, those who have picked up rocks to stone Him and (like all great and courageous Heroes and Saints) He is "unmoved" and unafraid - maybe He is even smiling - in the midst of danger, as He says, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which one of these are you trying to stone me?" We have all seen and many of enjoy seeing a "Hollywood" Hero or "Super Hero", but there are times when we are reminded that the "True Heroes" are the "Real" Heroes - today they are clearly the doctors, nurses, and medical workers on the "front lines", caring for the sick and fighting against this virus. As we pray for them, we also ask Jesus to strengthen our Faith and give us courage and confident trust in Him when we faces moments of fear.
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    P.S. I neglected to mention that yesterday, April 2nd, was the Feast of St. Francis of Paola, who spent part of his life as a "contemplative hermit". People of Faith who are "Sheltering at home" and also praying could be said to be "contemplative hermits" during these days. Here is a link to learn a little about St. Francis of Paola, I hope you may find it helpful, possibly inspiring:
    https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-francis-of-paola/
     

    Saint Michael, the Archangel, pray for us
    St. Joseph, pray for us

    Mary, our Blessed Mother, pray for us

    Peace,
    Fr. Kevin