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10 YEARS OF SERVICE OF THE SOCIETY OF THECATHOLIC APOSTOLATE AT ST. FRANCES DE CHANTAL|
In November, 1998, the Brooklyn Diocese decided to
put our parish into the hands of The Society of the
Catholic Apostolate - The Pallottine Fathers. It was
then that the Rev. Canon Andrzej Kurowski became
our Pastor who previously served at the parish of the
Holy Cross in Maspeth, Queens.
There are 690
registered families in our parish.
Currently our parish is served by the Rev. Canon
Andrzej Kurowski, Rev. Marian Wierzchowski -
Parochial Vicar and Rev. Antoni Zemuła - Parochial
Additionally, the following Parochial Vicars have
served our parish over the last ten years: Piotr
Karaszewski, Sławomir Siok, Leszek Więcaszek.
Sacraments Performed since 1998
most: 77 in 1999 least: 52 in 2003
First Communions 429
most: 56 in 1999 least: 33 in 2007
most: 61 in 1999 least: 34 in 2008
most: 61 in 1999 least: 9 in 2008
most: 54 in 1999 least: 24 in 2006
The Initiation of New Parish Sermons
Corpus Christi procession through neighborhood
streets (2000 participants)
Procession of the Cross on Good Friday through the
streets of the neighborhood. (2500 participants)
Monthly devotion to Our Lady of Fatima
There have been 6 Parish Pilgrimages
2000 - Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi, Monte Casino
2002 - Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Paris and Fatima
2004 - Pilgrimage to Rome and Monte Casino
2007 & 2008 - Pilgrimage to Guadeloupe
2008 - Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
Distinguished Guests to our Parish
Bishop Gerard Bernacki, Bishop Władysław Blin,
Bishop Ignacy Dec, Bishop Antoni Dydycz, Archbishop
Leszek Sławoj-Głódź, Bishop Ryszard Karpiński,
Bishop Józef Michalik, Bishop Artur Niziński, Bishop
Alojzy Orszulik, Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek, Bishop
Tadeusz Pikus, Bishop Stanisław Stefanek, Bishop
Andrzej Suski, Bishop Szczepan Wesoły, Archbishop
Wojciech Ziemba, Bishop Zygmunt Zimowski.
Generals of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate:
Rev. Kazimierz Czulak, Rev. Tomasz Skibiński, Rev.
Lesław Gwarek, Rev. Tadeusz Rydzyk.
Bishops from our Diocese:
Bishop Thomas Daily, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio
Auxiliary Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, Auxiliary Bishop
Ignaatius A.Catanello, Auxiliary Bishop Octavio
Cisneros, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, Auxiliary
Bishop Rene A.Valero.
Repairs & Major Purchases
While continuing the lords work is our foremost
task, maintaing our house of prayer is also an
important part in the life of the parish, since 1998
the following has been completed:
Partial renovation of the Rectory.
Capital renovation of the church hall and classrooms
under the rectory.
Gutter replacement and painting of the church roof.
Renovation and cleaning of the churches outer walls.
Repaving of the parking lot and the construction of a
Repainting and repair of all church fences.
Restoration of the main church doors.
Repair of stairs leading to the church.
Renovation of church grotto.
Construction of the Blessed Heart Chapel.
Installation of marble flooring near the altar, and the
purchase of a new pulpit and chair.
Replacement of the HVAC system for the church and
Repair of the walls in the rectory.
Partial replacement and repair of the church roof.
Purchase and installation of new church bells.
Replacement of the sound system in the church.
Replacement of all windows in the rectory.
Placement of statue of the pope John Paul II.
Purchase of new liturgical dishes and liturgical robes.
Equipping the kitchen in the church hall with new
Renovation of inner church walls.
Creation of parish website.
The parish supports such community activities as the
Kazimierz Pulaski Polish Supplementary School, which
teaches language, history and religion to the kids in our
parish, while preparing them to receive first
communion, and confirmation. We organize an annual
parish picnic (500 participants), New Years and Mardi
Gras celebrations, and participate in the Gen. Pulaski
Parade. Even though so much has been accomplished
within the past 10 years, and none of it could have
been possible without the active support of our
parishioners, there is still much to be done.
Thank You for all your support to our parish!
Parochial Vicars and the Parish Council.
|From the Pastor|
- St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church
- 1273 58th St
- Brooklyn, NY 11219