Browsing Pastor's Message


Posted by Marilee Fitzgerald on 10/16/15

Dear Parishioners:

      I have extended an invitation to Rev. Jerry Morgan to come to our parish next weekend, October 24th and 25th.  Father Morgan will speak to you about the work being done by Unbound (previously known as CFCA), and how this provides a trustworthy way to actively ... Read More »

The Jelly Bean Prayer

Posted by Marilee Fitzgerald on 4/06/15

The Jelly Bean Prayer    (the story of God's love as told by jelly beans)  by Shirley Kozak, Stuttgart Germany, 1990 Red is for the blood He gave.Green is for the grass He made.Yellow is for the sun so bright.Orange is for the edge of night. Black is for the sins we made. White is for ... Read More »

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Posted by Marilee Fitzgerald on 3/27/15

Sunday, March 29th is Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion and Holy Week begins! This week is the most solemn and sacred of the entire year. It is a time to enter into the mystery of our redemption. This week we are not just bystanders as we were at ... Read More »

Proper Reception and Reverence for Holy Communion

Posted by Marilee Fitzgerald on 2/25/15

St. Cyril of Jerusalem , writing around 370 or 380 had this to say about receiving Holy Communion:

“In approaching therefore, come not with your wrists extended, or your fingers spread; but make your left hand a throne for your right, as for that which is to receive a ... Read More »

week of February 1, 2015

Posted by Marilee Fitzgerald on 1/29/15

Sunday 2/1/15 is 70 days before the Great Feast of Easter!  In the years before the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council, today was called Septuagesima Sunday; the word is Latin for 70.  Just so next Sunday and the Sunday after were known as Sexagesima (60) and Quinquegesima ... Read More »

Week of January 18, 2015

Posted by Marilee Fitzgerald on 1/16/15

      Today begins the Universal Church’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a prospect that is nearer now than it has ever been since Pope Francis has been working so hard to build or repair bridges.  One of the titles we use to describe the Pope is ... Read More »

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Marilee Fitzgerald on 11/20/14

    On Sunday, November 23rd we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King and the end of the liturgical year, which started when the whole world was waiting for our Savior during Advent.

      We celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace at Christmas, and watched Him ... Read More »

Reminder and Update

Posted by Marilee Fitzgerald on 10/30/14

Some people have been inquiring as to what is happening with the "new" convent building on the north side of 95 street. That building was sold to a developer in August 2009; we do not know what the plans are.

 We have recently recovered the stained glass windows and ... Read More »

Upcoming Parish Study

Posted by Marilee Fitzgerald on 10/30/14

At the last joint meeting of the Parish Trustees, Finance Council, and Pastoral Council I presented them a snapshot of what deferred maintenance needs the parish has and together we are studying the best approach to employ to address the many future needs and requirements for Saint Patrick Parish as ... Read More »

Can you believe it’s November?!

Posted by Marilee Fitzgerald on 10/30/14

This weekend we turn back the clocks to Eastern Standard Time and the NYC Marathon will run through the streets of Fort Hamilton Bay Ridge!

On Saturday I will officially be installed as Pastor and I am so happy to be here with you; I pray that you feel ... Read More »