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.
The Holy Father speaks..
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.
Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
Ming Zhuo Zheng
Eucharist and Confirmation
Digna M. Siguencia Pina
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
For information, call Mrs. Jackie Tepedino in our
Faith Formation Office at 347-560-6876.
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
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
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.
Terminals are at the entrances of the church for you to use on your way into Mass.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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 email@example.com for more information. Ask for Nelsa Elas.
¿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 firstname.lastname@example.org para obtener más información. Pida Elas Nelsa.
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 email@example.com per ulteriori informazioni. Chiedete Nelsa Elas.
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.
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.
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.
Et ne nos inducas in tentationem,
sed libera nos a malo.
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).
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
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 ChristiansWe 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 CommunionAll 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-ChristiansWe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.