Coat of Arms of The Basilica Of Regina Pacis


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WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS

We extend a warm welcome to all new members of our parish family.We wish to remind new parishioners and others of the importance of being"officially registered"as a member of the parish.
You can do this quickly by calling or visiting the Rectory or the Gift Shop to fill out the registration form.Stand up and let us count you as official members of our beautiful parish


The Catholic Church requires that all Catholics who have made their First Communion receive the Holy Eucharist sometime during the Easter season, which lasts through Pentecost Sunday. They should also take part in the Sacrament of Penance before receiving this Easter communion. This reception of the Eucharist is a visible sign of our faith and our participation in the Kingdom of God. Of course, we should receive Communion as frequently as possible; this "EASTER DUTY" is simply the minimum requirement set by the Church.


CONFESSIONS
BASILICA OF REGINA PACIS
SATURDAY, April 12, 2014
4:00 - 4:45 P.M.
MONDAY, April 14, 2014
7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
This is the last opportunity before Easter Sunday.


The Holy Father speaks..
Pope Francis a man of joy and humility
We are beginning a new weekly article called:
The Holy Father speaks... which will include thoughts
and quotes from Pope Francis that we hope will inspire you
and bring you closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Holy Father speaks..


Worshipping the Lord means giving Him the place that he must have; worshipping the Lord means stating, believing - not only by our words - that He alone truly guides our lives; worshipping the Lord means that we are convinced before Him that He is the only God, the God of our lives, the God of our history.


LENT IS FOR LISTENING


In Lent we are asked to prepare for the celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord by means of fast and abstinence from meat on certain days. These regulations unite us to the prayerful activities of the whole church throughout the world. They are binding on people from 14 - 59 years of age--except for those who are ill.
1. Meat should not be eaten on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
2. Fasting, that is, eating only one full meal during the day, is required on Good Friday and may be practiced on any other days.




CHURCH CLEANING DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

On Saturday, April 5th, we need many volunteers to help us do our pre-Easter church cleaning. We will begin at 10:00 AM and work until 4:00 PM. If you can spare an hour or two, your help will be greatly appreciated.


Tradizionale Processione del Venerdi` Santo

18 Aprile 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Sara` presente
S.E. Rev.ma Raymond f. Chappetto
VESCOVO Ausiliare della Diocesi di Brooklyn
con Sacerdoti, Diaconi e Parrocchiani del
vicinato
CERIMONIA FINALE NELLA
Chiesa di San Domenico
2001 Bay Ridge Parkway- Brooklyn
OMELIA PREDICATA DAL VESCOVO CHAPPETTO
BENEDIZIONE CONCLUSIVA CON LA RELIQUIA
DELLA SANTA CROCE
OGNI FEDELE E` PREGATO DI PORTARE UNA
CANDELA
La processione avrà inizio dalla 66.ma Strada e 16th Avenue. Continuerà fino alla 65.ma Strada. Percorrerà la 18.ma Avenue dove girerà a sinistra fino alla 75.ma Strada (Bay Ridge Pkwy) prima di arrivare sulla 20.ma Avenue-Chiesa di San Domenico.
PARTECIPIAMO NUMEROSI


THE WAY OF THE CROSS
Traditional Procession of Good Friday April 18, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. IN ITALIAN
Most Rev. Raymond F. Chappetto, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn with Priests, Deacons and Parishioners
Closing Ceremony at St. Dominic Church 2001 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross All participants are requested to carry a candle
Procession begins at 66th St. & 16th Avenue, Proceed to 65th St., right at 18th Ave. to 75th St.- Bay Ridge Pkwy, left to 20th Ave..
ALL ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL DEVOTION.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS (in ENGLISH / ITALIAN)
Friday, April 11
Basilica of Regina Pacis
9:00 AM


FAITH FORMATION NEWS

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Español............ .....Italiano

(click here for all Faith Formation information)
(Haga clic aquí para obtener información de formación de fe)
(Clicca qui per tutte le informazioni di formazione di fede)

Life Long Faith


The ‘door of faith’ (acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life ofcommunion with God and offering entry into his Church. - Pope Benedict XVIThe Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both humanand Christian maturity. Regina Pacis Adult Faith Formation will offer a program to help us learn more about the Church’s teachings so that our faith can root more deeply and we can love our God more fully.



Rite of Affirmation
at the 12 noon Mass
Sunday, April 6, 2014
for our Faith Formation Students receiving
the Sacrament of Confirmation in May.


We will welcome these individuals
into our faith community at the
Easter Vigil 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014

Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
Vilma Dominguez
Anne Li
Eva Chen
Tian-Fu Wang
Ming Zhuo Zheng

Eucharist and Confirmation
Maria Canales
Digna M. Siguencia Pina
Elizabeth Martinez
Alberto Meza
Christopher Meza
Steven Meza
Susuky Matos
Margarito Vasquez

Confirmation
Ernesto Tznunu
Katherine Meza
Andy Marroquin
Martha Guaman
Manuel Mach
Graciela Romero
Jenyfer Castillo
Juan Jin
Teresa Li


From the Faith Formation Office:
FRIDAY FUN NIGHT
Every Friday 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
at the Regina Youth Center
1258 65th Street Children and Teens are
invited to have fun!
Bowling, Fuse Ball, Table Games


Are you a non-baptized adult or teenager, a baptized Catholic who wish to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, or are you a baptized Christian who wish to enter the Catholic Faith?
RCIA is a process by which people who are considering membership in the Catholic Church learn more about the faith and Christian life with the possibility of becoming a Catholic Christian.
For information, call Mrs. Jackie Tepedino in our Faith Formation Office at 347-560-6876.


CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Faith Formation classes are every Sunday afternoon in our Basilica Conference Center. Registration is ongoing. Call our Faith Formation Office for further details.


Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens
encourages all eligible youth to apply to the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The SYEP provides New York city youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including: Government agencies, Hospitals, Summer Camps, Non-Profits, Small Businesses, Law Firms, Museums, Sports Enterprises, Retail Organizations.
SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy and opportunities to continue education and social growth.
Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of NYC. Youth can apply for the program online (https://application.nycsyep.com) or at Catholic Charities SYEP office at 191 Joralemon Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, during the application period.
Participants are selected by lottery for the program. The deadline to apply is April 25. For more information call Program Manager Danny Ng at 718-722-6149.


Will you be inviting
a priest to your home?
Call the Rectory
718-236-0909
to give us a date and time



DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION
Every Sunday
at 6:30 p.m.
in the Basilica of
Regina Pacis
prior to 7:00 p.m. Mass



Attention young men:
Have you ever considered the possibility that God may be calling YOU to be a priest?
If so, please consider joining Bishop DiMarzio and other priests and seminarians for an evening of prayer, dinner and conversation.
Project Andrew
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 @ 4:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, contact
the Vocation Office at 718-827-2454 or
vocations@diobrook.org
or visit the website:
www.dioceseofbrooklyn.org/project-andrew


The Youth Choir of The Basilica of Regina Pacis is gearing up for a new year to sing joyfully to the Lord. Please consider having your child participate in this wonderful way to educate them to the meaning of Mass, our faith and to the special gift of music. I believe it is also to our benefit, as that when the children sing they educate our adult hearts to the simple joy of our faith. Children who have arrived to a competent level of playing an instrument may audition for the Youth Choir as well. To arrange an audition please contact me at 718-236-0909. The choir sings at the 10:30 Mass, as well as at Thanksgiving, Lessons and Carols, Christmas, Easter and other special Liturgical celebrations throughout the year. Rehearsals will be at 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons. There will be the possibility to enroll in the Youth Choir during the general enrollment for Faith Formation Classes for the upcoming year. Thank you for considering this invitation to help increase our heartfelt and joyful participation of the Sacred Liturgy!
Jonathan Fields
Music Director

CHOIR NEWS

The choir of the Basilica of Regina Pacis is looking for new members for the 2013-2014 Liturgical year .

We encourage those who love to sing and are interested in contributing with their hearts and voices to the Sacred Liturgy, to take a moment to consider this invitation.

The Basilica Choir is the official choir of our parish. English, Spanish and Chinese speaking parishioners are all welcome.

The choir sings at the 12 noon Mass on Sundays, as well as Midnight Mass, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday and other special Liturgies throughout the year. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Those interested may contact me after any Mass or leave a message for me at the rectory at 718-236-0909.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to help increase the joyful harmonies of the choir of the Basilica of Regina Pacis!
Jonathan Fields
Music Director




WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A CATECHIST?

Our Faith Formation Program offers the opportunity for children in the first through seventh grades to deepen their knowledge of the CatholicFaith and grow in their relationship with God.Classes are held on Sunday mornings during the school year and include Mass. We are in needof catechists who are willing to share their faith and work with the young ones as catechists, helpers and assistants to catechists.
If you feel Jesus and His mission is calling you to this ministry, please call the Faith Formation Office at 718-236-0909 Ext. 26. You will be trained for this ministry.



Please remember your parish in your Will.




St. Dominic Church
2001 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11204
718-259-4636
saintdominicrectoryoffice@gmail.com
Rev. Vincent Chirichella, Pastor
invites you to the meeting of the
ST. THERESE PRAYER GROUP
EVERY 2ND TUESDAYOF THE MONTH

7:00-8:00 PM in the Church
Eucharistic Adoration,
Reflection on St. Therese’s Spirituality,
Litany and Blessing with Relic of St. Therese



BULDING FUND
Please continue to put a
few extra dollars in the
Yellow Envelopes for
building repairs from time to
time when you can afford it.
This money helps us to
take good care of our
Church property and buildings.


DON'T BE AFRAID TO USE YOUR CREDIT CARD
As you know, in our Church we encourage the use of your credit card to make your weekend contribution. Our card reading terminals are located at the entrances of the Basilica and it takes less than a minute to use them. An advantage is that you also get your points, miles, benefits etc. from your credit card company for every donation.
These readers do not dispense cash, do not require a signature, pin number, secret passwords or anything else which can be compromised. In fact, as soon as you slide your card through the reader, the numbers of your card are automatically jumbled so they can’t even be read by secret devices. In other words, using your credit card in Church is perfectly safe and easy.
It benefits the parish because the money goes directly into the bank electronically immediately and we do not have to count cash or wait for checks to clear. You still get credit for your contribution for tax purposes by having your own credit card statement as proof of all your contributions.
Save your cash on Sundays to by bagels, newspapers and milk! You will get a printed receipt for your donation immediately--like you do at every other place you use your card.
Give it a try!
ELECTRONIC COLLECTION (E-GIVING)IS HERE AT REGINAPACIS

****EASY****SECURE****FAST

Terminals are at the entrances of the church for you to use on your way into Mass.

(click the picture for more information)



LIGHT A CANDLE FOR A LOVED ONE OR FOR YOURSELF

Many people like to keep a candle lit in Church for a loved one or even for a special intention. You can do the same by contacting the Rectory and ordering one. You can order it for a week, a month, six months or a year. Your name can be placed on the candle if you wish. There is an offering requested for this and you can arrange it by stopping by the rectory when you have a chance or calling us. We will send a reminder to you to see if you wish to renew it in the future.


MARY, QUEEN OF PEACE GARDEN

Outside the Basilica in the Mary, Queen of Peace Garden people have family names living and deceased listed for all to pray for when they stop there. This is also a wonderful way to list yourself as having been a parishioner here. These engraved plaques will remain on that wall FOREVER and are a wonderful memorial idea. A tax-deductible donation of two thousand dollars payable over two years is asked for this and will serve as an endowment for our Building Fund to pay for repairs to our churches and buildings. For more information and to order your family’s plaque, please call the Rectory at 718-236-0909. This is how our predecessors built our church and this is how our generation will keep it up and in good repair.



DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MARRIAGE ANNULMENTS?

We are very fortunate to have in our parish Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, our Vicar.Msgr. Grimaldi is a Canon Lawyer and has had many years of experience working in our Diocesan Marriage Tribunal.
Msgr. Grimaldi has generously offered to speak with anyone who may have questions about annulments or other issues surrounding the Sacrament of Marriage.
If you wish to speak with him privately, just call the rectory (718 236-0909) for an appointment.He will be happy to be available to anyone.



An Endless Summer!
Refresh your marriage and take a vacation from the pressures of life by experiencing the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Deepen and enrich your relationship. This is MUCH more than a VACATION. Apply on line at http://wwme.org/, or call 877 NYS WWME.



ALTAR SERVERS OF THE BASILICA

Families of Regina Pacis, we present to you a wonderful opportunity for your sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, grandsons and granddaughters: to be an Altar Server atour beautiful Basilica! This is an important service in the Church, not only to assist the priests, but also to help the congregation celebrate the Mass more prayerfully.It is really a service to our Lord and His Blessed Mother.Altar Serving is a unique opportunity to actively live out our Catholic Faith. Altar Servinghelps boys and girls grow closer to God by becoming more familiar with the Scriptures and the Saints, being at ease with the Church’s Liturgy, and developing lifelong friendships.Responsibilities include serving at the altar for Masses and other liturgical celebrations,as well as participating in different practices and rehearsals throughout the year.Any boy or girl who has received first Holy Communion is eligible. Please contactFather Do, the Rectory or the Faith Formation Office for a registration form.


Workers are entitled to the minimum wage

Call 1877-525-2267

The United States Department of Labor Website





SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAULGIVES BACK!

For each car, truck or van, running or not, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will giveback to St. Rosalia-Regina Pacis $50/$100 per each vehicle donated.If you, a family member, friend or neighborhas an old or neglected vehicle in their driveway that they would like to dispose of, call the St. Vincent de Paul Society at 718-491-2525.Thank you for your participation.



LIST YOUR FAMILY NAME FOREVER AT REGINA

Outside Regina in the Mary, Queen of Peace Garden people have begun to have their family living and deceased listed for people to pray for when they stop there.
This is a wonderful way to even list yourselves as having been parishioners here. The seen graved plaques will remain on that wall forever and area wonderful memorial idea. A tax-deductible donation of two thousand dollars payable over two years is asked for this and will serve as an endowment for our Building Fund to pay for eventual repairs to our churches and buildings.
For more information and to order your family's plaque, please call the Rectory at 718-236-0909.
This is how our predecessors built our church and this is how our generation will keep it up and in good repair



Parish Pastoral Council Members Needed

Members of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) serve three year terms. Every three months for the next year, members will need to be replaced as their term of service will have ended. Msgr. Marino is asking parishioners to consider serving Msgr. Marino as a member of the Parish Pastoral Council. Below is information to help candidates make a decision.

The purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council is to investigate parish matters, to consider them thoroughly, and to propose practical conclusions about them. The council presents these conclusions to the Pastor in the form of recommendations. This threefold task of the council - investigating, considering, and recommending conclusions - is called pastoral planning. After the Pastor has accepted the recommendations of the council, he directs their implementation.

The scope of the council is pastoral matters. These include everything that pertains to the parish ministries: proclaiming God’s word, celebrating the sacraments, caring for the faithful, promoting the mission of the Church to the world, and being a good steward of parish resources. The scope includes all the practical matters of parish life. There is, in short, nothing about which the Pastor may not consult the council, apart from faith, orthodoxy, moral principles or laws of the universal Church.

Parishioners who serve on the PPC must be those who have received a call to the ministry of leadership. Together with the Pastor, these are individuals who are capable of reflection, discernment, visioning, reaching consensus and pastoral planning. The following is a list of the gifts necessary for the pastoral leadership:

  • A desire for spiritual growth in oneself and the parish
  • Enthusiasm about the future of the parish
  • Eagerness to facilitate parish decisions about its direction
  • Courage to work toward consensus
  • Capacity to listen outweighing the need to speak
  • Integrity in articulating what one has heard and what one believes
  • The ability to inspire and empower
  • A willingness to delegate
  • Flexibility and openness with people and ideas.

    PPC meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 pm to approximately 9:00 pm. There will also be homework from time to time (i.e. investigating/research as mentioned above). Since serving on the PPC is a leadership position, Msgr. Marino is asking that those interested already be known to him. If interested in serving on the PPC for a three year term, please contact Msgr. Marino.



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    FOUNDATIONS FOR MINISTRY PROGRAM

    Are you thinking about volunteering for aparish ministry? Are you already in ministry or part of the Parish Pastoral Council, but need an update on the teachings of the Catholic Church?
    Perhaps the Pastoral Institutes Foundations for Ministry Program is for you!
    This 10-week program, designed for adult learners,covers a different topic each week. For example, The Emerging Role of the Laity;Jesus: His Message, His Ministry; and One Church,Many Faces.
    Classes begin in September and are being offered in Brooklyn and in Queens.In addition to English and Spanish, the program is also being offered in Polish, Haitian Kreyol and Mandarin Chinese.
    If you are interested, please ask the pastor for a copy of the registration form or call the Pastoral Institute at 718-229-8001 or pastoralinstitute@diobrook.org for more information. Ask for Nelsa Elas.

    BASES PARA PROGRAMA MINISTERIO

    ¿Está pensando en ser voluntario para el ministerio aparish? ¿Ya estás en el ministerio o parte del Consejo Pastoral de la Parroquia, pero necesita una actualización de las enseñanzas de la Iglesia Católica?
    Quizás las Fundaciones Institutos Pastorales para el Programa de Ministerio es para ti!
    Este programa de 10 semanas de duración, diseñado para estudiantes adultos, cubre un tema diferente cada semana. Por ejemplo, el nuevo papel de los laicos; Jesús. Su mensaje, su ministerio, y una Iglesia, muchas caras
    clases comienzan en septiembre y se están ofreciendo en Brooklyn y además Queens.In de Inglés y Español, el programa también se ofrece en polaco, criollo haitiano y chino mandarín.
    Si usted está interesado, por favor pregunte al pastor de una copia del formulario de inscripción o llame al Instituto Pastoral en 718-229-8001 o pastoralinstitute@diobrook.org para obtener más información. Pida Elas Nelsa.

    BASI PER MINISTERO PROGRAMMA

    Stai pensando di volontariato per il ministero aparish? Siete già nel ministero o parte del Consiglio Pastorale Parrocchiale, ma necessario un aggiornamento sugli insegnamenti della Chiesa cattolica?
    Forse le Fondazioni Istituti Pastorali per il Ministero programma è per voi!
    Questo programma di 10 settimane, pensato per studenti adulti, si estende su un tema diverso ogni settimana. Ad esempio, il ruolo emergente dei Laici; Gesù:. Suo messaggio, il suo ministero, e una chiesa, molti volti Classi iniziano a settembre e vengono offerti a Brooklyn e nel Queens.In oltre che in inglese e spagnolo, il programma viene anche offerto in polacco, haitiano Kreyol e cinese mandarino.
    Se siete interessati, si prega di chiedere al parroco di una copia del modulo di registrazione o di chiamare l'Istituto Pastorale presso 718-229-8001 o pastoralinstitute@diobrook.org per ulteriori informazioni. Chiedete Nelsa Elas.



    Safe Environment mandates

    The parish of St. Rosalia-Regina Pacis complies with all Safe Environment mandates set forth by the Diocese of Brooklyn and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. All employees and volunteers who have contact with children must attend a Virtus session, sign a code of conduct and submit to a background search. If you need to register for a Virtus session please do so at www.virtus.org. The Diocese of Brooklyn wishes to do everything possible to see that all people, particularly children, are safe in all pastoral settings. Excuses and rationalizations for such criminal actions will not be accepted. To report sexual abuse involving diocesan personnel priests, deacons, teachers, employees or volunteers at schools or parishes please call The Diocese of Brooklyn toll-free, confidential reporting number 1-888-634-4499.


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    Parish friendship club has dinners, brunches, day trips
    and socials. Our group was formed in 2001. Annual
    membership is only $7.00. For singles ages 45 to 65.
    Call Mike at 718-833-1257 or mikericcio4@gmail.com
    Get a copy of the newsletter.



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    MEMORIAL ITEMS

    We still have beautiful vestments we havepurchased for use in our parish which canbe dedicated as memorials for deceasedparishioners. A memorial label is sewninto the vestment with the name of thedeceased. These are better memorialsthan sending flowers to a wake.
    These vestments are used often by ourpriests and we need them. The offeringfor of these vestments is $300. Weappreciate the help these offerings giveus to defray the costs.



    A BASILICA

    What is a Basilica?

    The title Basilica dates back to the early Greek and Roman times and was referred to as a type of public building. In the fourth century, Basilicas began to be used as places of worship and it was during this time that the construction of the greatest Basilicas of Rome was started.

    Today, the term Basilica is a special designation granted by the Holy Father to certain special churches,usually regal in character and because of their antiquity, dignity, historical importance or significance asa place of worship.

    There are two ranks of basilicas, major and minor. There are only four major basilicas, all of which arein Rome: The Lateran Basilica of Saint John (The Cathedral Church of Rome), the Vatican Basilica of Saint Peter, the Liberian Basilica of Saint Mary Major and the Ostian Basilica of Saint Paul-Outside-the-Walls.There are numerous minor basilicas around the world and only 74 others in the entire United States ofAmerica.



    When does the Ombrellino and Tintinnabulum get used?

    Every Papal Basilica must have these two items on display and "at the ready" in case the Holy Father comes to visit. The Tintinnabulum is rung to notify the people that the Pope is nearby. The Ombrellino is fully opened to cover the Holy Father as he processes into the Basilica. While it is unlikely that the Holy Father will visit us or any other US Basilica soon, it is our duty to be ready. All 75 Basilicas in the United States and the others around the world prominently display these items.


    Why do we Sing the Our Father in Latin?

    As a Papal Basilica we are required to do certain things which demonstrate our connectedness to the Holy Father. It is required that all Basilicas sing the Our Father in Latin to show our unity with the Major Basilicas of Rome where this is the normal practice. It is a way of joining our prayer to theirs.


    PATER NOSTER


    Pater noster qui es in caelis,

    sanctificetur nomen tuum.

    Adveniat regnum tuum.

    Fiat voluntas tua,

    sicut in caelo et in terra.

    Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie,

    et dimitte nobis debita nostra

    sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris.

    Et ne nos inducas in tentationem,

    sed libera nos a malo.

    Amen.


    OUR FATHER


    Our Father, Who art in Heaven

    hallowed be Thy name.

    Thy kingdom come;

    Thy will be done

    on earth, as it is in heaven.

    Give us this day our daily bread;

    and forgive us our trespasses,

    as we forgive those who trespass against us.

    And lead us not into temptation;

    but deliver us from evil (the evil one).

    Amen.



    Responsibility and Privilege

    Among the duties as a Minor Basilica, the Basilica of Regina Pacis is responsible for promoting the teachings of the Church and the Pope; for providing liturgical information; and for making appropriate provisions for the celebration of sacraments and other official devotions. To emphasize the particular bond of communion by which the Basilica is united with the Roman cathedral of Peter [Chair of Peter],every year there must be celebrated with particular care:
    .. the feast of the Chair of Peter (22 Feb.);
    .. the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (29 June);
    the Anniversary of the Supreme Pontiff’s election or inauguration into the supreme pastoral ministry.

    The following are among the concessions granted to a Minor Basilica.
    The faithful who devoutly visit the basilica and within it participate in any sacred rite or at least recite theLord's Prayer and the Profession of Faith may obtain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions(sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the intention of the Supreme Pontiff):.. on the anniversary of the dedication of the same basilica;
    .. on the day of the liturgical celebration of the title;
    .. on the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul;
    .. on the anniversary of the granting of the title of basilica;
    .. once a year on a day to be determined by the local Ordinary;
    .. once a year on a day freely chosen by each of the faithful




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    GUIDELINES FOR THE RECEPTION OF COMMUNION

    For Catholics As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour.A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible (Code of Canon Law, canon 916). A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance isencouraged for all.

    For our fellow Christians
    We welcome our fellow Christians to this celebration ofthe Eucharist as our brothers and sisters. We pray that our common baptism and the action of the Holy Spirit in this Eucharist will draw us closer to one another and begin to dispel the sad divisions which separate us. We pray that these will lessen and finally disappear, in keeping with Christs prayer for us that they may all be one (John 17:21).

    Because Catholics believe that the celebration of theEucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith,life, and worship, members of those churches with whomwe are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted toHoly Communion. Eucharist sharing in exceptional circumstances by other Christians requires permission according to the directives of the diocesan bishop and the provisions of canon law (canon 844 ¡ì 3). Members of the Orthodox Churches, the Assyrian Church of the East, and the Polish National Catholic Church are urgedto respect the discipline of their own Churches.According to Roman Catholic discipline, the Code ofCanon Law does not object to the reception ofcommunion by Christians of these Churches (canon 844¡ì 3).

    For those not receiving Holy Communion
    All who are not receiving Holy Communion are encouraged to express in their hearts a prayerful desirefor unity with the Lord Jesus and with one another.

    For non-Christians
    We also welcome to this celebration those who do not share our faith in Jesus Christ. While we cannot admit them to Holy Communion, we ask them to offer their prayers for the peace and the unity of the human family.



    DO YOU HAVE CELIAC DISEASE?

    If so, don't worry. We have special gluten free hosts which you can receive for communion.
    Just go into the Sacristy beforeMass and tell the priest to consecrate one for you.
    Then, at communion time, go to him to receive the special gluten free host.
    It is as easy as that!!Celiac disease is an allergy to gluten found in most bread products.
    For some people, even a small host can be a problem.
    Not in our parish!!! Don't be ashamed,
    just ask and you shall receive.




    LAY CARMELITES

    Do you sense that God might be calling you into a deeper relationship with Him? Men and women of every age have identified themselves as members of the Lay Carmelites.
    Lay Carmelites are men and women, married or single, who retain their regular work and wish to live the charism of prayer and devotion to Our Lady while remaining active in the world.They can do so by joining Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapter of the Lay Carmelites that meets regularly in St.Athanasius Rectory, 2154 61st. Street, on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am.
    For further information, please call Lydia O'Brien at 718-761-2932.



    THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO GET CLOSER TO THE WORD OF GOD.

    JOIN THE PARISH MINISTRY AS A LECTOR.SPEAK WITH THE LECTOR AT THE END OF MASS.OR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED,PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF OUR PRIESTS OR DEACONS; OR YOU MAY LEAVE YOUR NAME AT THE RECTORY OFFICE.



    Please remember your parish in your Will.



    Our Food Pantry at Regina Center is low on food products that are supplied to those families in need. Once again, we rely on your kind generosity.
    The supplies in great demand are: boxed cereal, boxed pasta, rice, peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, canned soups, etc.
    Please bring what you can to Regina Center.
    Please do not bring baby formula.
    Please do not bring food to the church or the rectory.


    Cantonese
folk dance LION DANCE AT ST. ROSALIA
    Among the traditional Chinese dances, Lion Dance is considered an authentic Cantonese folk dance, a treasure in the Guangdong Dance Court. Cantonese Lion Dance is believed to exorcise evils and bring good luck. That is why there is always a lion dance at every Chinese festival or major event. The different lion dance moves symbolize the different human emotional states, such as joy, happiness, sadness, anger, fear, tranquility, etc... To continue and promote this great Chinese cultural treasure, we have begun a lion dance class at 5:30 pm every Sunday in the basement of St. Rosalia's Church, teaching the techniques of Cantonese Lion Dance, including gongs, drums and cymbals. If we can train some good dancers, we will form our own Lion Dance troupe and use our skills for evangelization. At the very least, this will be a fun and healthy way to spend our Sunday afternoons. Please invite all your friends and neighbors to join us. For more information, please contact Fr. Do.


    CHINESE-ENGLISH BILINGUALBIBLE

    Do you know any Chinese Catholic who doesn't have a bible? Does any of your Chinese neighbors, friends or co-workers need a bible? Would you like to give them one?
    The Archdiocese of San Francisco has recently published a beautiful New Testament Chinese-English Bilingual Bible. They are now available for $10 each.
    Please visitour Gift Shop or contact Fr. Do for more information


    CHRIST JESUS, OUR HOPE

    The Diocese has launched a new website to keep all parishioners up to date on Christ Jesus, Our Hope the Diocesan Strategic Planning process.
    The website is www.ChristJesusOurHope.org. ( or you can use our Links tab to the web site)
    The site contains information relevant to the current process, including a text of the Bishops Pastoral Letter,provides answers to some frequently asked questions and thoughts. As the process continues, you are encouraged to check this site for up to date information regarding the planning process and the changes happening in our Church.


    Please check the weekly bulletin for announcements and other information.