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Welcome:   St. Pancras Parish, established in 1904, is a Roman Catholic Parish Community of the Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens.

We are a people with diverse cultures, needs and gifts who come together as part of the Body of Christ to live and share the gospel message of Jesus.

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Mass Schedule

Sunday Mass

4:30 pm - Saturday Vigil

7:45, 9:00 (Family Mass), 10:30 (Choir Mass), 12:00 noon (In Polish)

Weekday mass:

8:30 am Monday through Saturday

Holy Day mass

As announced in bulletin and at Sunday Mass.

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On August 23, 2015 Monsignor Wielunski will celebrate the 10:30 am Mass.

We invite all parishioners to join us for this Mass to receive Monsignor’s blessing and to wish him good luck in his new
assignment in Florida.

After Mass there will be a Collation with Light Refreshments in the
Auditorium hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Council #5103.
Please join us to wish Monsignor Wielunski well.


If you have the Mass Intention for a Sunday Mass, please see one of the Ushers in the rear of the Church at least 10 minutes before the start of the Mass.
This will allow you to present the Gifts of Bread and Wine in a respectful and prayerful manner at the Offertory Procession.

MUSIC Ministry

A copy of the music for the “Glory to God” is available on the tables as you come into church each week.  We ask you to fully participate in this entire prayer.

We are looking for Cantors for our Masses.  There are many good voices in the congregation and we ask that you consider being a Cantor at one Mass a week or every other week on a rotating basis, however, your schedule permits.

The Music Ministry is in need of generous peopleto serve as singers or instrumentalists with the choir.  We are looking to build up our membership and would like to invite you to join this ministry.

Anyone from 18 years on up is welcome.  If you can sing weekly or just for the holidays (Christmas/Holy Week) we welcome you.

Please leave your name with the Music Director or one of the Cantors after Mass today!

Thomas M. Fierro
Music Director

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See you in Church!

Saint Pancras School of Religion:

Registration for the School Year 2015-2016 will commence August 22, 2015.
Further details will be posted in subsequent bulletins.
Enjoy your summer! We look forward to seeing you in September!



Just as the bread, which is made from the earth, when God is invoked is no longer common bread but the Eucharist, both earthly and heavenly, so our bodies, after we have received the Eucharist, are no longer corruptible, since they hold the hope of the resurrection. St. Irenaeus



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Hopefully, you will have noticed as you enter into our parish church, that the Tabernacle in which we reserve the Most Holy Eucharist is now in the sanctuary area and no longer on the side of the church.  As Catholics we firmly believe that once the hosts are consecrated by the priest the “Real Presence” of the Lord Jesus is there and remains so even after the Mass is concluded.  The Lord Jesus is present Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the consecrated hosts.  Therefore, because of this doctrine of faith, we afford the greatest reverence to the reserved consecrated hosts.

The new Instruction on the Eucharist, Redemptionis Sacramentum, issued by the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in March 2004, and approved by John Paul II sets forth for us some important principles.  “The sacred species are reserved after Mass principally so that the faithful who cannot be present at Mass, above all the sick and those advanced in age, may be united by sacramental Communion to Christ and his Sacrifice which is offered in the Mass.”  Thus, Holy Communion for the sick is a most important reason for reservation.  The document goes on to say “this reservation also permits the practice of adoring this great Sacrament and offering it the worship due God.”  The Instruction goes on then to speak about the placement of the tabernacle.

“…the Most Holy Sacrament is to be reserved in a tabernacle in a part of the church that is noble, prominent, readily visible, and adorned in a dignified manner and furthermore suitable for prayer.” 

Many parishioners expressed a wish that the tabernacle be relocated to a place of  real prominence in our beautiful church, and Bishop DiMarzio, on more than one occasion expressed a desire that the tabernacle be a focus in churches.  When I wrote to him seeking his permission to do so, he readily agreed. Thus, without any cost to the parish, Bob Farrell, Paul Hudak and I did the relocation to where you find the tabernacle now.

Please remember when you enter the church, that it is a noteworthy and longstanding custom to GENUFLECT to offer your reverence to Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.


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We should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, for he is our salvation, our life and our resurrection; through him we are saved and made free.

Morning Mass is celebrated at 8:30 am Monday-Saturday, Saturday Vigil is 4:30 pm, and Sunday Mass is 7:45 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 12:00 noon (Polish).

We hope you join us!

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The chains of grace are so powerful, and yet so sweet, that though they attract our heart, they do not shackle our freedoms.

St. Francis de Sales


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Please remember to dress modestly and appropriately when coming to Mass

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

—St. Augustine


Much prayer, much power!

Little prayer, little power!

No prayer, no power!


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Please join your prayers with our Ministers of Praise, our home bound parishioners, as they pray the month of
March for all the sick and homebound of our parish and their caregivers. Our prayers will be offered to give them strength, hope and comfort.

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Pope John Paul II outlined a clear program for the future of the Church in his 2001 apostolic letter Novo Millennio Ineunte (At the Beginning of the New Millennium).

His plan is brilliant in its simplicity: Promote Sunday Mass, confession, prayer and community service. These four things are easy to promote and life-changing.

To help Register readers take up the Holy Father’s challenge we have produced four guides in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format for you to download, print out and pass on.

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Adult Reception of Sacraments
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St. Pancras offers instruction for anyone who may be interested in Baptism, Eucharist, or Confirmation.  The adult sessions are available to anyone who is sixteen or older.  Please contact the Rectory at 718-821-2323 for additional information.

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Elements of the Program

Time-  We always need volunteers to serve our parish, including your neighbors and friends.  Memorable events depend on gifts of time and effort.

Talent-  You help our parish increase its service by sharing your own expertise, interests, and abilities.

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The Collection: A Privilege

As the altar is prepared for the celebration of the Eucharist, the collection is taken up. In the early church, this part of the Mass must have been something to behold, as the people suddenly began to move, bringing forward to the deacons and priests freshly-baked bread and fine wine.  Then, after the Eucharistic Prayer, that same community came forward again in the Communion procession, and they received back the very gifts they had given, now transformed into something infinitely more precious than bread and wine: the very Body and Blood of Christ.

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Mass Schedule
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(All are Welcome to attend)
  Sunday Mass
4:30 pm Saturday Vigil
7:45 am  

9:00 am

Family Mass

10:30 am

Choir Mass
12:00 noon (in Polish)
  Weekday Mass
8:30 am Monday - Friday
8:30 am Saturdays
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If you are a parishioner who needs envelopes, wishes to “catch-up” on contributions, or needs to update an address or family information, please call or come to the Rectory.

As always we thank you for your continued generosity and support of our Parish. We look forward to seeing you at Mass.

In addition, there is no need to miss Sunday Mass while traveling! An electronic ministry offers Catholics, especially travelers and those on vacation, information on where to find a parish for Mass or other worship services.   Go online:  http://www.MassTimes.org the website offers the address of a parish, contact information and, if available, a particular parish's website.  See you in church.

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Important School Information
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  • Registration:  Please call the School Office if you wish to register a child

    68-20 Myrtle Ave, Glendale NY 11385
    Phone: 718.821.6721

  • Check School Events, click here

  • Lucky Calendar, click here

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Please be sure to check out our School/Fundraising Page for upcoming events.

Be an Angel to a St. Pancras School Student:
Please consider sponsoring a child's tuition in our school next academic year.  Your gift will provide a life changing opportunity for a youngster and is tax deductible.

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10 Things your Child or Grandchildren  should know about Prayer
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  1. Prayer is communication.
    It can be spoken or silent. It can be a song or a story. It can be a picture or a dance.
  2. Prayer can be done as often as you like.
    Every week. Every day. Every hour.
  3. Prayer can be done however you want.
    There's no right or wrong way to pray.
  4. Prayer can be shared, but doesn't have to be.
    It can be done alone or with a favorite toy. It can be done with friends, family or pets.
  5. Prayer can be done anywhere.
    It can be done in your room or at the kitchen table. It can be done out in your yard, at the park or even at the zoo.
  6. Prayer can be done in any mood.
    You can be happy, sad, angry, scared or confused when you pray.
  7. Prayer can be for yourself or someone else.
    If you know someone who could use a little help -- add them to your prayers.
  8. Prayer doesn't need a certain structure, length or specific words.
    Whatever words you use, long or short, however your prayer comes out is fine.
  9. Prayer doesn't need a special occasion.
    There are certain prayers appropriate to special occasions but you don't need to wait for a special time to pray.
  10. Prayer doesn't have to be a request.
    It can also be used to give thanks for what you have already received. "Thank you," is a perfect prayer.
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St. Pancras Novena
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Feast Day: May 12

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Could Jesus be calling you to proclaim His life, death and resurrection as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life?  Talk to your pastor or contact the Vocation Office at 718-827-2454 or email vocations@diobrook.org.

Roman Catholics in the United States spend a good deal of time speaking of "vocation" and the manner in which each of us discerns our vocation for life.  In today's apostolic letter, however, Peter gives us the "cornerstone" of our vocation, the description of what each of us is called to first and foremost by our baptism.

He describes our vocation as "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of [God's] own, so that you may announce the praises" of Christ, who called us out of darkness into light (1 Peter 2:9).

All of us, no matter what path our life's vocation may take us, have been chosen by God, made holy, and anointed as priests in the high priesthood of Christ through baptism. All of this, so that we may announce the praises of Christ. Vocation is given for proclamation at  home, in the workplace--wherever life takes us-- in service, in word, and in sacrament.


Telephone Numbers
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  Address Phone Numbers Office Hours
Parish House 72-22 68th St
Glendale NY 11385
718.417.8021 (Fax)
Mon - Fri:  and by appointment. 9:00 am-12:30 pm
2:00  pm-8:00 pm
School of Religion 72-22 68th St 
Glendale NY 11385

Tue and Fri or by Appointment:

8:00 am - 2:30 pm
School 68-20 Myrtle Ave 
Glendale NY 11385
718.821.6721 Weekdays: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm


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The Angelus
is said throughout the year except during Eastertide, from Easter Sunday through Pentecost, when the Regina Caeli is recited in its place.  According to custom, these prayers are recited at dawn, noon, and in the evening.
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Throughout the Easter Season - Until Pentecost (the seventh Sunday after Easter) - the
Regina Caeli (Queen of Heaven) is said in place of the Angelus prayer at 8:25 am, 12 noon and 6:00 pm.
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The Angelus

In the Angelus, the first part of the Hail Mary is said by the leader, while the others respond with the second part.

V.  The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R.  And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

V.  Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V.  Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R.  Be it done unto me according to your word.
Hail Mary...

V.  And the Word was made flesh.
R.  And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary...

V.  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:  Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen.
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Queen of Heaven

V.  Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.

R.  For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.

V.  Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R.  Pray for us to God, alleluia

V.  Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.

R.  For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.


Let us pray:

O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Glory be...

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