New Mass schedule, effective June 29

Effective June 29, this will be our Mass schedule:

Saturday, 4 pm, St Agnes, English
Saturday, 5:50 pm, St Paul, English
Sunday, 9 am, St Agnes, English
Sunday, 11 am, St Agnes, French
Sunday, 11 am, St Paul, Spanish
Monday – Saturday, noon, St. Paul, English
Wednesday, 8:30 am, St Agnes, English

Holy Hour and Confession will be Monday through Friday, 6-7 pm at St Paul.

Both churches are disinfected on a regular basis. Please wear a mask and observe 6 feet of social distancing at all times.

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect.

Reopening hours

🔷 Saint Paul Church will be open daily, 3-7 pm
🔸3 pm Rosary
🔸6 pm Adoration

🔷 Saint Paul chapel will be open weekdays 8 am to noon

🔷 Saint Agnes will be open Sundays and Wednesdays ONLY, 9 am to noon
🔸 Sunday Adoration, 9-11 am
🔸 Wednesday Adoration, 9-10 am

Father Alex and Father Paul are available for confession during adoration or by appointment.

Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Masses

We remind all parishioners that the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for the veneration of the faithful, every day from 7am to 10pm, through the glass door of the chapel of St. Paul on Congress street.

We had hoped to find a way to distribute palms this Palm Sunday, and many good suggestions were offered, but, ultimately, medical experts told us the threat of possibly spreading the virus seemed too great. Therefore, we will bless, then store, the palms until such time as we are able to once again open our churches
 
On Palm Sunday and on Easter Sunday Mass will be live-streamed at 12 NOON on the Facebook account of Saint Paul and Saint Agnes Parish.
On Monday, April 6th, from 9am to 11:30am and from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, the Sacrament of Confession will be provided in a safe and anonymous fashion, through the glass window of the chapel of St Paul, on Congress street (the window closest to the parish offices). Father Alex and Father Paul will also be available for confession by appointment throughout the week.
Thank you to all of you who are continuing to support your parish during this crisis period. Over the past week, we’ve seen a growing number of people register for the parish’s electronic giving service https://osvonlinegiving.com/4397.

Our hope is simple: that people will continue to support their parish at the same level as they always do. This will help the parish continue to serve their people as they always have. Over the past few weeks, parish offertory collections have been off by more than 80%. Your help is desperately needed.

Update: Churches closed, TV/online Mass schedule, online giving

The Diocese of Brooklyn has mandated that all Churches remain close even for private prayer in order to protect the public until further notice. You may always call the rectory at 718-624-3425 or email stpaulandstagnes@gmail.com if you would like to speak to a priest or need help.

As a reminder, the Celebration of the Eucharist within the Diocese of Brooklyn can be seen on NET-TV, the 24/7 cable channel of the Diocese. The Mass schedule is as follows:

Weekdays:

  • 8 am Live from Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights (English)
  • 9 am Live from Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights (Spanish)
  • Noon Live from St. James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn (English)
  • 5 pm Replay of the Noon Mass from St. James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn (English)
  • 6:30 pm Pre-recorded Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Weekends:

  • 6 pm Saturday Vigil Pre-recorded Passionate Mass from Immaculate Conception Church in Jamaica (English)
  • 11 am Sunday Live from St. James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn (English)
  • 1:30 pm Sunday Pre-recorded from Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights (Spanish)

NET-TV can be seen in the New York City area on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30), and FIOS (Channel 48). Viewers can also tune in online at www.netny.tv.

Understanding the importance of your financial support of  St. Paul and St. Agnes Parish,  and the need to maintain the ministries and well-being of our parish, we encourage those who have not yet done so to sign up for electronic giving by joining https://osvonlinegiving.com/4397 today. This will both maintain the much-needed financial support you give to the parish as we work to minister to people during this time.

The health of all the faithful of our parish is of utmost concern, so let us continue to pray to the Lord who is a healer to protect us and bring about quickly an end to this present crisis.
 
 
Faithfully in Christ 
Fr. Alex , Fr. Paul and Deacon LeRoy

COVID-19 – all public Masses suspended

All public Masses in the Diocese of Brooklyn have been suspended.

Due to the restrictions placed on the gathering of people, including the public celebration of Mass, the following accommodation have been made so that the faithful may continue to live in the life of the Church trusting in the Lord and asking for His blessings and mercy:

Church Hours for Visitation
  • St. Paul Church and chapel will be open to the public for private prayer and visitation DAILY from 7 AM – 7 PM
  • The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed Monday through Saturday from  8:30 AM – 9:30 AM  in St. Paul main Church. 
  • We caution anyone who visits the church to remain at a safe distance from one another. 

Parish Cleaning

  • St. Paul Church and chapel will be cleaned and disinfected daily after Adoration. 

All Masses (Weekday & Sunday) will be celebrated for the scheduled intentions starting Monday, March 15, 2020 privately without the public in the Church.  

COVID-19, Masses and parish activities

St. Paul and St. Agnes Parish, just as other churches in Brooklyn and Queens, will continue to be open for the faithful to attend Mass. However, out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to proactively protect the most vulnerable among us from the Covid 19 Virus, Bishop DiMarzio has dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice.

Please know that we at St. Paul and St. Agnes Parish will follow our regular Mass schedule both on weekends and weekdays. 

Additionally, parish religious education classes and weekly groups will be postponed for the time being
Other celebrations such as weddings and funerals will continue to take place.

For those who choose not to join with us at Mass on Sunday we ask that you watch Mass on your television or internet.

Understanding the importance of your financial support of  St. Paul and St. Agnes Parish,  and the need to maintain the ministries and well-being of our parish, we encourage those who have not yet done so to sign up for electronic giving by joining https://osvonlinegiving.com/4397 today. This will both maintain the much-needed financial support you give to the parish as we work to minister to people during this time.


For those attending Mass the faithful are urged to take the necessary precautions including hand washing, remaining at a safe distance from others and other safe practices, such as the reception of Holy Communion in the hand. No one should exchange hand shakes or kisses of any type during the welcome greeting or sign of peace during Mass. These simple steps will ensure the well being of all in attendance.  
 
The health of all the faithful of our parish is of utmost concern, so let us continue to pray to the Lord Who is a healer to protect us and bring about quickly an end to this present crisis.  
 
 
Faithfully in Christ 
Fr. Alex , Fr. Paul and Deacon LeRoy

St. Patrick and St. Joseph Brunch

St. Patrick and St. Joseph Brunch

Join us, Sunday, March 15, 1:30 pm in the lower hall of St. Paul. Adults $15, children $10!

2020 Annual Catholic Appeal

The 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal is under way. We encourage all to watch the brief 2020 ACA Video online at:
CFBQ.org/ACAVideo
The work and services made possible through your donation to the Annual Catholic Appeal
help people in Brooklyn and Queens in ways that no one parish can alone.
We thank all who participated with a gift to the 2019 Appeal and ask that everyone
prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2020 Appeal.

March in solidarity

Please join Cardinal Dolan and Bishop DiMarzio for an interfaith procession in solidarity against anti-Semitic violence, this Sunday, January 5, starting at 11 AM from Foley Square, going over the Brooklyn Bridge, and concluding with remarks in Cadman Plaza around 1:30 pm.

#standtogether

Christmas Mass schedule

We invite you to join us for the following Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve

4:30 pm, St. Agnes, with children’s Christmas pageant

11:30 pm, St. Paul, Christmas concert, followed by midnight Mass

Christmas Day

10:30 am, St. Agnes