Announcements

Reopening of St. Anthony & St. Alphonsus Church for Liturgical Celebrations
June 26, 2020
Fr. Kavungal Davy, CMI
Pastor

Dear parishioners, after three months we are so glad to know that Bishop DiMarzio gave permission to begin celebrating Mass in our church. As we are still under the threat of COVID-19 it is our responsibility to prevent the spread of the coronavirus for the safety of all. Therefore, kindly read the information below before you come to church and follow the precautionary measures strictly and diligently.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Stage 1: Limited no more than (10) people, MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020 was the reopening of the church for private prayers and devotion. During this Stage we learned the best practices of good hygiene and social distancing. Those lessons will be important as we move to Stages 2, 3 and 4.

Stage 2: Limited (25% Capacity) Celebration of Daily Mass on MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020

Stage 3: Limited (25% Capacity) Celebration of Weekend Masses: SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 2020 AND SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020.

Stage 4: Celebration of the First Holy Communion and Confirmation (Not scheduled yet).

As we are in Stage 2, St. Anthony & St. Alphonsus opens for daily Mass on Monday, June 29, 2020. One Mass will be celebrated in the lower church at 9:30 a.m. in English Monday – Saturday & Friday, Spanish Mass at 7:30 p.m. We will follow the directives from the centers of disease control (CDC) and our diocesan office to resume our regular schedule.

Please make sure to read before attending Mass and follow the instructions below:

  • As per the regulations from the diocese we have the capacity to accommodate 100 people in our lower  church.
  • Please make sure you wear a mask when you come for Mass.
  • Alternative pews will be closed so please see the sign before you take your seat.
  • There will be no entrance procession or recessional procession.
  • We will not have any ALTAR server for the time being.
  • No bulletins, missal, hymns, or worship aids will be available. There will be NO Holy water in the font.
  • We will have a lector seated in the first pew and to come forward for the readings.
  • There will be neither exchange of peace nor holding of hands during the Lord’s Prayer.
  • Communion will be distributed ONLY by the priest at daily Mass.
  • The bishop has requested that the Eucharist be received by HAND. There will be no precious blood.
  • The Holy Communion will be received in an orderly fashion, lining up pew by pew guided by ushers.
  • Please keep 6 feet distance when you line up to receive the Holy Communion.

Regarding stage 3, we will begin our weekend Masses on July 4 & 5, 2020. We will have a Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:30 pm. Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. in English and 11:30 a.m. in Spanish in the lower church. Please make sure you follow the above directives when you attend Mass.

  • We will have the organist and a cantor to lead our music. THERE WILL BE NO CHOIR.
  • There will be two Eucharistic Ministers to distribute the Holy Communion besides the priest.
  • The Eucharistic Ministers will not wear gloves, but THEY MUST wear a mask.
  • Ushers will not do the offertory collection during the Mass. You may place your offerings in the box at the back of the church.
  • The lower church be open daily, Monday – Sunday from 8 AM till 12 PM for private prayer only.

 

Reapertura de La Iglesia de St. Anthony y St. Alphonsus para Celebraciones Litúrgicas
26 de Junio, 2020
Padre Kavungal Davy, CMI
Pastor

Queridos feligreses, después de tres meses nos alegra saber que el obispo DiMarzio dio permiso para comenzar a celebrar la misa en nuestra iglesia. Como todavía estamos bajo la alerta de COVID-19 es nuestra responsabilidad prevenir la propagación del coronavirus y la seguridad de todos. Por lo tanto, lea amablemente la siguiente información antes de venir a la Iglesia y siga las medidas de precaución estricta y diligentemente.

ACTUALIZACION IMPORTANTE:

Etapa 1: Limitado no más de (10) personas, LUNES, 1 DE JUNIO DE 2020 fue la reapertura de la iglesia para oraciones privadas y devoción. Durante esta etapa aprendimos las mejores prácticas de buena higiene y distanciamiento social. Esas lecciones serán importantes a medida que pasemos a las Etapas 2, 3 y 4.

Etapa 2: Celebración limitada (25%) de la misa diaria el lunes 29 de junio de 2020.

Etapa 3: Limitada (25% Capacidad) Celebración de Misas de Fin de Semana: SÁBADO NOCHE, 4 DE JULIO DE 2020 Y DOMINGO, 5 DE JULIO DE 2020.

Etapa 4: Celebración de la Primera Comunión y Confirmación (Aún no está programado).

Como estamos en la Etapa 2, St. Anthony & St. Alphonsus comenzará la misa diaria el lunes 29 de junio de 2020. Una Misa se celebrará en ingles a las 9:30 a.m. de Lunes a Sabado y los Viernes a las 7:30 p.m. en español en la Iglesia inferior. Seguiremos las directivas de los centros de control de enfermedades (CDC) y nuestra oficina diocesana para retomar nuestro horario regular.

Como estamos en la Etapa 2, St. Anthony & St. Alphonsus comenzará la misa diaria el Lunes 29 de Junio, 2020. Una Misa se celebrará a las 9:30 a.m. de Lunes a Sábado en inglés y los Viernes a las 7:30 p.m. en español en la Iglesia inferior. Seguiremos las directivas de los centros de control de enfermedades (CDC) y nuestra oficina diocesana para retomar nuestro horario regular.

Por favor, asegúrese de leer antes de asistir a la Misa y siga las siguientes instrucciones:

  • De acuerdo con las regulaciones de la diócesis, tenemos la capacidad de acomodar a 100 personas en iglesia inferior.
  • Por favor, asegúrese de usar una máscara cuando venga a la misa.
  • Las bancos alternativos se cerrarán, así que por favor vea el letrero antes de tomar su asiento.
  • No habrá entrada de procesión o procesión recesiva.
  • No tendremos ningún servidor ALTAR por el momento.
  • No habrá boletín, misal, himnos ni ayudas para el culto. No habrá agua bendita en la fuente.
  • La primera banca serán reservado para los lectores.
  • No habrá intercambio de paz ni de manos durante la oración del Señor.
  • La comunión será distribuida SOLAMENTE por el sacerdote en la misa diaria.
  • El obispo ha pedido que la Eucaristía sea recibida por MANO. No se ofrecerá sangre preciosa.
  • Recibirán la Santa Comunión de manera ordenada, alineando banca por banca guidos por los ujieres.
  • Mantenga 6 pies de distancia cuando haga fila para recibir la Santa Comunión.

En cuanto a la Etapa 3, comenzaremos nuestras Misas de fin de semana los días 4 y 5 de julio de 2020. El Sábado, Misa de Vigilia a las 5:30 PM en inglés. El Domingo, Misa las 9:30 a.m. en ingles y 11:30 a.m. en español en la iglesia inferior. Por favor, asegúrese de seguir todas las pautas cuando asiste Misa.

  • Tendremos el organista y un cantor para dirigir nuestra música. NO HABRÁ CORO.
  • Habrá dos Ministros Eucarísticos para distribuir la Santa Comunión además del sacerdote.
  • Los Ministros Eucarísticos no usarán guantes, pero DEBEN usar una máscara.
  • Los ujieres no harán la colección de ofrendas durante la Misa. Puede colocar sus ofrendas en la caja en la parte posterior de la iglesia.
  • La iglesia inferior estará abierta todos los días, de Lunes a Domingo de 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. para oración en privado.

 

Reapertura de La Iglesia St. Anthony – St. Alphonsus Para La Oración En Privado
24 de Mayo, 2020
Padre Kavungal Davy, CMI
Pastor

El Obispo Nicholas DiMarzio anuncia que la Diócesis de Brooklyn trabajará intensamente para volver a la normalidad. El 26 de Mayo de 2020, las iglesias pueden abrir para la oración privada y la devoción, así como para funerales y celebraciones limitadas de bautizos y bodas. La entrada a la iglesia estará limitada a diez personas, según las pautas del Estado de Nueva York, y todos los que ingresen a la iglesia siempre deben usar una máscara y mantener la regulación de distancia social de seis pies. Cada iglesia dentro de la Diócesis de Brooklyn tendrá que establecer un cronograma diferente al del Martes, 26 de Mayo para tomar todas las precauciones de seguridad.

A partir del Lunes, 1 de Junio de 2020, la iglesia inferior de St. Anthony – St. Alphonsus, estará abierta todos los días desde las 8:00 a.m. a 12 del mediodía para oración en privado únicamente. Únase a nuestras Misas virtuales diarias y grupos de oración hasta nuevo aviso. La Misa de Lunes a Sábado ahora sera a las 9:00 a.m., el horario virtual del Domingo sigue siendo el mismo. Para detalles de horarios y enlaces de Zoom, haga click aquí .

Las siguientes directivas son para los fieles, que deben cumplir cuando visiten nuestra parroquia:

  • Es OBLIGATORIO que los feligreses usen máscaras. Nadie debería estar en la iglesia sin una máscara. No estaremos proporcionando máscaras, asegúrese de traer de su hogar. Por favor, evite darse la mano. 
  • No se permite entrar mas de diez (10) personas. No debe haber congregaciones (por ejemplo, reunirse para rezar un rosario, etc.).
  • Instamos a cualquier persona que se sienta enferma de alguna manera, los ancianos y todos los que están comprometidos con la salud a QUEDARSE EN CASA. Los feligreses deben tomar su temperatura antes de salir de su hogar y deben quedarse en casa si la temperatura es superior a 100 grados.
  • Practique siempre un distanciamiento social de seis (6) pies mientras visita la iglesia.
  • Siéntese en las áreas designadas, que estarán marcadas para la seguridad de todos. No intente sentarse en un área restringida.
  • NO habrá agua bendita en las fuentes.
  • El santuario se mantendrá CERRADA. Por favor no toque estatuas o otros objetos devocionales en la iglesia.
  • Los misaletos han sido retirados de las bancos y resguardados. Los boletines no serán distribuidos, ni ninguna literatura disponible. Los boletines estan disponibles semanalmente en nuestro sitio web, para leerlo haga click aquí.
  • No deje nada en la iglesia, incluidas donaciones de ropa, flores o materiales de lectura, etc. Cualquier material u objeto encontrado será arrojado a la basura.
  • Por favor llame a la Rectoría para programar una cita para confesiones y para otras consultas.
  • Los funerales, bautismos y bodas también se limitarán a diez personas, y es obligatoria que todos usen una máscara. Comuníquese con la oficina de la parroquia para hablar más sobre las directivas diocesanas con el sacerdote.
  • En el futuro previsible, no programaremos ningún evento que atraiga a multitudes y dificulte el distanciamiento social.
  • Por favor cumpla con todas las directivas del personal de la parroquia.

“Al comenzar el proceso de reapertura de nuestras iglesias, debemos entender que no podremos reanudar la vida de la iglesia como la disfrutamos antes. Habrá una serie de cambios diseñados para mantener a todos sanos y seguros durante la oración y la adoración. Estoy seguro de que responderemos, como pueblo fiel de Dios, a los desafíos que se nos presentan. Después de la reapertura de las iglesias para la oración privada y la devoción, la reapertura completa de las iglesias para las celebraciones litúrgicas comenzará después de que se haya dado la orden de reapertura de grandes reuniones. Esto es importante debido al peligro de las multitudes reunidas y la posible propagación del virus “. – Obispo DiMarzio.

La salud de todos los fieles de la Diócesis es de suma preocupación, así que sigamos orando al Señor que es un sanador para protegernos y poner fin rápidamente a esta crisis. Le pedimos que sea respetuoso con las nuevas reglas de distanciamiento social.

Orando por su seguridad y salud diariamente. Permítanos ayudarnos a mantenernos seguros.

¡Te deseo una feliz fiesta de Pentecostés, bendiciones!


Reopening of St. Anthony – St. Alphonsus Church for Private Prayer
May 24, 2020
By Fr. Kavungal Davy
Pastor

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is pleased to announce the Diocese of Brooklyn will slowly work towards going back to normal by opening the doors of the churches on May 26, 2020 for private prayer and devotion as well as for funerals and limited celebrations of baptisms and weddings. Entry to the church will be limited to ten people, as per New York State guidelines, and all who enter the church must always wear a mask and maintain the six feet social distancing regulation. Each Church within the Diocese of Brooklyn will have to set a different timeline than that of Tuesday, May 26 in order to get all safety precautions in place.

Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020 St. Anthony – St. Alphonsus Lower Church will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon for private prayer only. Please join our daily live stream Masses and prayer groups until further notice. Monday – Saturday Mass is now at 9:00 a.m., Sunday virtual schedule remains the same. To view our current schedule, click here

The following directives are for the faithful, who must adhere when visiting our Parish:

  • Parishioners MUST wear masks. No one should be in church without a mask. We will not be providing any masks, please be sure to bring from your household. Please avoid shaking hands.
  • There is to be no congregating of people (e.g. gathering to say a rosary together etc.).  NO MORE THAN TEN (10) people in the church and there cannot be a group gathered.
  • We urge anyone who feels sick in any way, the elderly and all who are health-compromised to STAY HOME. Parishioners should take their temperatures before leaving their home and should stay home if the temperature is over 100 degrees.
  • Please always practice six (6) feet social distancing while visiting the church.
  • Please sit in designated areas, which will be marked off for everyone’s safety. Do not try to sit in a restricted area.
  • There will be NO holy water in the fonts.
  • The shrine room will be kept CLOSEDPlease do not touch statues or other devotional objects in the church.
  • The missalettes have been removed from the pews and stored away. Bulletins will not be distributed nor any literature available for people to take. To read our weekly bulletins, click here.
  • Please do not drop off anything in the church including clothing donations, flowers or reading materials, etc. Any materials or objects found will be thrown in the trashcan.
  • Please call the Rectory to schedule an appointment for confessions and for other inquiries.
  • Funerals, Baptisms, and Weddings will also be limited to ten people, with everyone required to wear a mask. Please contact the parish office to further discuss diocesan directives with priest.
  • For the foreseeable future, we will not be scheduling any events, which will draw crowds and make social distancing difficult.
  • Please adhere to directives by parish staff.

“As we begin the process of reopening our churches, we must understand that we will not be able to resume church life as we enjoyed it before. There will be a series of changes designed to keep everyone healthy and safe during prayer and worship.  I am confident that we will respond, as faithful People of God, to the challenges placed before us. After the churches reopen for private prayer and devotion, the full reopening of the churches for liturgical celebrations will begin after the order for reopening of large gatherings has been given. This is important because of the danger of gathered crowds and the possible spread of the virus.” – Bishop DiMarzio.

The health of all the faithful of the Diocese 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. We ask that you please be respectful of the new social distancing rules and adhere to all the directives by the parish staff.

Praying for your safety and health daily. Let us help keep each other safe.

Wish you a Happy Feast of Pentecost, Blessings


Closing of Churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn
March 21, 2020
By Fr. Kavungal Davy, CMI
Pastor

Greetings! I hope you and your loved ones are in good health during these unprecedented times. I wanted to update you on what’s happening at the moment. As you may know all Masses, CCD and RCIA activities have been suspended. We have closed the church and parish offices today as mandated by the Bishop.

It’s to help ensure everyone’s safety. Although there is no public celebration of the Mass, priests are celebrating the Mass every day privately. Your intentions are being remembered at Mass and we are praying for everyone’s health and well-being.

To view our weekly bulletin and receive updates, please visit our parish web site at: https://stanthony-stalphonsus-brooklyn.org/

For updates on the Diocesan response to the Coronavirus, go to: https://dioceseofbrooklyn.org/coronavirus-updates/

Please feel free to reach out about any concerns or questions via e-mail ant862@aol.com or call the office 7183833339 and leave a voicemail. Our parish secretary, Elizabeth will be monitoring the messages regularly during the office hours. If there’s any emergency Fr Jossy is available in the Rectory.

Be healthy and remain safe. You and your family members are in our Prayers.


Urgent Update From the Diocese of Brooklyn
March 14, 2020
By Most Rev. Raymond F. Chappetto, DD, VG, VE Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn                                                                                                                                                              
Given the continuing and growing concern about the spread of the COVID – 19 virus, Bishop DiMarzio has determined that all public masses be cancelled in the Diocese of Brooklyn beginning Monday, March 16th, until further notice.


Greenpoint Parish Rededicated
The Tablet, March 26, 2015
Auxiliary Bishop Paul R. Sanchez rededicated the newly renovated lower church of St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus, Greenpoint, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. Mass. Msgrs. Michael Reid and Joseph Calise joined Fathers Kavungal Davy, C.M.I., pastor, and Jilson George, C.M.I., parochial vicar, to celebrate the rededication. Deacon Felix Mejia was the master of ceremonies. Rick Kenny, parish trustee, and many parishioners participated in the Mass.


New Pastor for St. Anthony/St. Alphonsus Parish
The Greenpoint Gazette, February 18, 2015
Father Kavungal Davy was formally installed as Pastor of St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Church, on Manhattan Avenue, in a ceremony during Valentine’s Day Mass. Fr. Davy had previously served the parish for seven months under the title of “Administrator.”


Knights Make Room For Inn in Greenpoint
The Tablet, December 27, 2014
The rickety old stable was leaning heavily, held up only by a makeshift pipe between it and the church building. It had served the parish of St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus, Greenpoint, very well through the years, and was a focal point of the Christmas season on the busy Manhattan Ave. shopping area.


Saintly Celebration at Greenpoint Parish
The Tablet, December 10, 2014
By Ornate Indian parasols decorated the exterior of St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Church in Greenpoint, where hundreds of Indian Catholics rejoiced over their newest saint. Devotees from Brooklyn and Queens as well as New Jersey, Connecticut and Philadelphia attended a Sunday afternoon Mass of thanksgiving on Dec. 7 to celebrate the canonization of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara.


Celebrating St. Chavara
NET TV, Currents, December 8, 2014
Currents correspondent Katie Breidenbach reports from a Thanksgiving Mass at St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Church in Greenpoint for one of the Church’s newest Saints.


Bishop Will Give Thanks for St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara
The Tablet, November 20, 2014
A Mass of thanksgiving in honor of the canonization of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara will be celebrated at St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Church, Greenpoint, on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will be the main celebrant. St. Kuriakose Elias is the founder of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I.), who staff the Brooklyn parish. Six members of the community minister in the Diocese of Brooklyn.