STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

Next weekend, November 21-22, the parish will observe “Stewardship Sunday”.

We wish to thank all those who have already responded to the mailing, and who were so very generous. We invite those who have waited for this weekend to bring their completed response cards with them to Mass; we will also have cards available for those who did not receive the mailing. Please fill out your contact information (cell phone number and email address), as the current pandemic have shown us just how important it is to have updated information.

Thank you again for your support and cooperation.
Fr. Tom Leach

Posted by Mary Queen of Heaven Church on Thursday, November 12, 2020

ALL SOULS DAY MASS – 11/2/2020

Join us for All Souls Mass tonight, Monday, November 2, at 7:30 pm at Mary Queen of Heaven Church. (All must wear face coverings and be distanced). Candles will be displayed with the names of those who had a funeral at Mary Queen of Heaven from November 2019 to October 2020, and will be lighted.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)

As we celebrate All Saints Day, and recall those “living witnesses” of the joy and peace that living the Catholic life can bring, let us ask for the saints’ intercession for those who are thinking about finding out more about the Catholic Church, please contact the priests of the Parish, Fr. Tom, the Pastor, or Fr. Ikenna.

Thank you,
Sr.  Mary Jane Rolston

COVID-19 MASS RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

This is Father Tom Leach.  I am reaching out to keep you up to date with regard to the coronavirus pandemic and our churches.

Please note that Mary Queen of Heaven is now in a “yellow zone”. Effective immediately, we may have 100 people at Mass, socially distanced and wearing face coverings.

I hope to see you at Mass.

May God bless you.

Fr. Tom

CANCELLED – FATIMA ROSARY RALLY FOR 10/10/2020

Please note that the Fatima Rosary Rally scheduled for Saturday, October 10. 2020 has been cancelled due to the new limitations placed on the number of people allowed to gather.

ALERT — MASS MODIFICATIONS BEGINNING OCTOBER 11, 2020 WEEKEND

Good Morning.

This is Father Tom Leach.  I am reaching out to keep you up to date with regard to the coronavirus pandemic and our churches.

As I am sure you have heard that the virus has been spreading in many areas of Brooklyn, and Governor Cuomo has imposed very severe restrictions on certain neighborhoods.  Mary Queen of Heaven is in an “orange zone”, which means that right now the maximum number who may attend a Mass is 25 (and that includes the priest-celebrant, deacon, and ushers!) and the maximum number of people who may be present at a non-essential meeting, either indoors or outdoors, is 10!  Each day we are found not to be in compliance we will be fined $15,000.  So you can see they are taking these restrictions seriously, and so must we.

I am asking for your patience and understanding this weekend and in the days ahead.  Since so few people can be admitted into church for Mass, it will be important to arrive early.  And remember that it is all right, for the time being, to remain home and watch the Mass on television; the Bishop has lifted our obligation because of the crisis.

Bishop Di Marzio has started a law suit against the State on the grounds that our First Amendment right to religious freedom is being violated in this current lockdown.  He has reminded the Governor that Catholic churches like ours have acted upon every suggestion that would insure for our worshippers an environment that would prevent any spreading of the coronavirus.  Yet we are being targeted a second time.

We do not expect an immediate response to the lawsuit, and so we will be required to observe the restrictions at least for the Columbus Day weekend, and quite possibly longer.

I join the American Bishops in encouraging you to pray to the Blessed Mother – pray the rosary, asking our patroness to protect this country in these difficult times.

May God bless you.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fr. Tom

PARISH STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

Extraordinary sacrifice and generosity have allowed us to overcome significant challenges over the 15-week shutdown period A sincere thank you to all the Mary Queen of Heaven families for your unwavering support.

In a matter of a few weeks, we mobilized our efforts to overcome technological difficulties, console the grief-stricken, provide services to the less fortunate, and find interesting ways to engage on social media.

For the future of our parish and the well-being of our parishioners, we are embarking on a Parish Stewardship Program. Through this initiative, we intend to sustain our parish and ensure its continued vibrancy.

You will receive a mailing at your homes in the coming weeks. We ask that you consider responding to this call to action:

CONNECT with us: Like our Facebook Page: Mary Queen of Heaven

SUSTAIN our parish offertory: Enroll in electronic giving by clicking: https://maryqueenofheaven-brooklyn.org/

UPDATE our parish records: Please fill out the response form included in your mailing or use the response link: www.cfbq.org/PSP

Thank you for your continued support of our parish.

Father Tom

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL 2020

A Catholic Steward reaches out in many ways. Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, we support many programs, ministries and services and most importantly, people.

Stewardship Thoughts:
The Christian steward is one who receives God’s gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with increase to the Lord.
– Please support the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal

The amount of time, talent and treasure we decide to share with others, our parish and the diocese, the poor and all those who need our help usually corresponds to how well we understand and accept that all we are, have and can do is an undeserved gift from God. Living in Faith and doing the good works of our Lord, as a way of life, flows like a river from hearts that have gained this wisdom.
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Let us have charity and humility and give alms. At death we lose all that we have in this world, but we take with us charity and the alms-deeds we have done, and for these we shall receive a great reward from God. – St. Francis of Assisi
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As Christian stewards, we need to respond in gratitude for the many gifts God has given to us and become responsible for taking care of them. Additionally, we are called to make our gifts grow in Faith and Good Works and to share them lovingly in justice with others. We stand before the Lord in the spirit of accountability for all that we are given.
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We must show charity towards the sick, who are in greater need of help. Let us take them some small gift if they are poor, or, at least, let us go and wait on them and comfort them. – St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori.
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At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity. — St. John of the Cross
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MASS BOOK FOR 2021

Please note that the Mass Book for 2021 will be opening on Monday, October 5, 2020. You may visit the Rectory Office at 1395 East 56th Street during office hours to schedule your Mass Intentions, and Memorials.

Rectory Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Face coverings will be required upon entry to the Rectory Office. Social distancing will be enforced. Thank you for your cooperation.