Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has released information on the 1st phase of reopening the Churches in the Brooklyn Diocese. Please read the letter from Msgr. Machalski about the information from our Bishop.
Monsignor Machalski had a sign made that is now posted on the fence near the rectory on 38th Avenue to thank all our essential workers for their hard work and sacrifices on our behalf. He and Fr. Alex Lee are pictured here with P.O. Dan Foran and P.O. Belinda Story from the 111th Precinct. They are our NCO’s –liaisons with our sector of Bayside and the precinct. Thanks to all our essential workers!
Our Wellness sessions are continuing via ZOOM. If you are interested in participating, please email your name and email to Sister Kathleen at email@example.com.
Barbara Speedling will be addressing the issue of staying the course during this pandemic and what we can do for our overall health: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Tuesday, June 2nd at 1pm.
Join Dan Schutte, composer and spiritual director, in a virtual novena for Pentecost on the Feast of the Ascension. Let us join those first apostles in these nine days of prayer, a way for us to be together even though we are separated by space.
Attached is a flyer for children that can be downloaded. Children can then color the page and fill in appropriate names of people they can pray for. Encourage your children to participate.
The Pastor, Msgr. Machalski, and the Parochial Vicar, Fr. Alex Lee have prepared 2 short videos for the youth of Sacred Heart Church. One is especially for the First Communicants to be, and the other is for all the children and invites them to pray the Rosary during the month of May which is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
(Videos will soon be available)
365 DAYS OF GRIEF AFFIRMATIONS
You’re not alone during this time of personal grief. Sacred Heart has a monthly bereavement support group for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in the church hall. However, during this time of uncertainty as to when our meetings will continue, there is an on-line safety net of grief support that we want you to know about. It comes to us from the Old Bridge & Waitt Funeral Home in New Jersey. Their grief support is offered to all newly bereaved and offers a daily dose of comfort and reassurance to grievers. It is entitled 365 DAYS OF GRIEF AFFIRMATIONS.
If interested, please access the link: www.oldbridgefh.com/grief
As the pandemic touches more of us in the most profound way – the loss of a loved one – grief and bereavement also take on a different form in this Coronavirus time. Whether the person has passed away from COVID-19, another illness or natural causes, there is no gathering of relatives and friends to provide solace and comfort. We are, instead, left alone to think about and mourn for our loss.
CLICK HERE TO GET FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HANDLING GRIEF.
Join in reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet which can be found at the link below.
Read the Letters from our Pastor and the Sacred Heart Finance Committee regarding the present situation with the Covid-19 virus and its effects on us as a Parish Community.
From the Pastor and Finance Committee…
New Census Form
(Note: you may receive an email message with the census form attached. You only need to fill out a census form once. Either download from here or the email message, fill out the form and then return it to the rectory. Thanks!)
The following links are offered to you during this difficult time of separation from our parish community. Let us all pray for one another and help one another as best we can. Check back for additional links.
(Brief Reflections on the week’s Scripture readings)
Sacred Heart Prayer Garden
Consider ordering a brick in memory of/or to honor a relative or friend. Order forms for the bricks can be found AT THE APPROPRIATE LINK BELOW, or can be picked up at the rectory. Orders can be submitted at any time. However, bricks will be ordered and planted in the fall and spring only. Those who order bricks will be notified of the date for the Blessing of the newly planted bricks.
Contact: Sr. Ellen Smith at 718-428-2200 EXT. 104 (Tuesdays/Wednesdays
Order forms must be downloaded, filled out and returned to the Rectory.