Saturday, May 8, 2021

May 9, 2021, Sixth Sunday of Easter B
St. Columba Church, NYC

"Self-sacrificing love adequately answers: how far do I go? and how much do I pay?"





Sunday, May 2, 2021

May 2, 2021, Fifth Sunday of Easter B
St. Columba Church, NYC

 Abide in Jesus, for without Him we can do nothing of eternal value.






Sunday, April 25, 2021

April 25, 2021, Fourth Sunday of Easter B
St. Columba Church, NYC

The Good Shepherd exemplifies the basic gospel message: “I came to serve, not to be served.”




 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

April 18, 2021, Third Sunday of Easter
St. Columba Church, NYC

"God’s power is not coercive, but transformative."


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Cardinal's Annual Appeal

 


MISSION & LEADERSHIP

“In our efforts to educate our youth in the faith, 
encourage vocations to the priesthood, and lend 
a helping hand to the hungry, the homeless, the 
elderly and the infirm, we give witness to our faith”

                                                                             ⦁ Cardinal Egan

The Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal exists to make Christ present in the world around us.  Through the pastoral work in the 288 parishes of the Archdiocese of New York, the competitive education and spiritual formation in our 128 parish-based, Catholic schools, the wide-ranging ministries serving the community, and the charitable works that have become the cornerstone of the Appeal, our donors are helping us bring hope and care to those who are most in need every day.

The work of the Appeal, as we have discovered over the course of 40 years of service, adapts to the evolving needs of communities across the ten counties that comprise the Archdiocese of New York.  The needs of each region vary according to geography and population; and, in that sense, we depend on those who are aware of the needs in their neighboring communities to give generously.  The work of the Appeal is accomplished in community; and, together, we ensure that those parishes serving the most vulnerable among us, have the assistance, the services, and resources they need.

The leadership Committee is instrumental in this task.  The committee consists of donors and volunteers who collaborate closely with the Executive Director of Development and the Director of the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal to help the Archdiocese achieve its mission of providing financial and ministerial support to the parishes of the archdiocese and the people of New York.  Strategic planning, community outreach, and execution are fundamental aspects of their role in the Appeal.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Leadership Committee, please send an email to Juliette Picciano, Director of the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal at juliette.picciano@archny.org.

MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT

Donate Online Today and Become a Sustainer

Donating is simple, go to: Cardinalsappeal.org/donate



Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Remembering our brothers and sisters who departed in 2020 & 2021.


Holy Eucharist May 07, 2021
Time 7:00 PM 
Local New York time (Eastern Daylight) 
Live vía Facebook! 
With Padre Tomas Del Valle-Reyes

This pandemic has left us with great pain and sorrow.
Many of us were not able to kiss away our loved ones tears. 
Tell them how much we loved them or even say goodbye.

On May 7th, the eve of Mother's Day, we will pray for our dearly departed and bid them a loving farewell.

Please join us in prayer .




Saturday, April 10, 2021

April 11, 2021, Second Sunday of Easter
St. Columba Church, NYC

“Being begotten” by God is just a beginning.  We must grow to the mature status of God’s children.





Sunday, April 4, 2021

April 4 , 2021, Easter Sunday
St. Columba Church, NYC

"Today’s triumphal Alleluia proclaims the victory of life and light over evil and darkness."



Sunday, March 28, 2021

March 28 , 2021, Palm Sunday
St. Columba Church, NYC

Note: Because of pandemic restrictions the distribution, blessing, and procession of the palms have been cancelled. 


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Sunday, March 21, 2021

March 21 , 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

Suffering and death can bring forth redemption and life, but only through the Paschal mystery of Jesus. 


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Friday, March 19, 2021

RECONCILIATION Monday, March 29, 2021

Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Individual confessions will be heard in the Church of Guardian Angel from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saint Columba 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  

Come and experience the gift of God’s unlimited grace. Even if it has been a while, you are welcome! 



Holy Week and Easter Services


Holy Thursday - April 1st:
Guardian Angel at 7:00 pm

Good Friday - April 2nd:
12:00 - 2:00 pm - The Last 7 Words - Spanish
7:00 pm - Service Passion of the Lord - Spanish

Guardian Angel:
3:00 pm - Service Passion of the Lord - English 

Easter Vigil - Saturday, April 3rd:
Guardian Angel at 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 4th:  Regular Mass Schedule 
Guardian Angel - 8:30 am, 12:00 pm 
Saint Columba - 9:30 am, 10:30 am - Spanish & 12:00 pm  


 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

March 14 , 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

Despite our recurrent infidelities the Lord consistently offers mercy and forgiveness: we are His handiwork.


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Saturday, March 6, 2021

March 7 , 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

 The 10 Commandments are the Ten Words (Decalogue) of wisdom (correct thinking about why we exist).

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

February 28 , 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

"We are invited to follow Jesus for a mountaintop experience to know God more intimately."

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Who invented the Stations of the Cross?


Question:
Who invented the Stations of the Cross?

Answer:
The first Stations of the Cross were walked by Jesus himself on the way to Calvary. Known as the "Via Dolorosa" ("The Way of Suffering") or the "Via Crucis" ("The Way of the Cross"), it was marked out from the earliest times and was a traditional walk for pilgrims who came to Jerusalem. The early Christians in Jerusalem would walk the same pathway that Jesus walked, pausing for reflection and prayer. Later, when Christians could not travel to the Holy Land, artistic depictions of "The Way of the Cross" were set up in churches, or outside and Christians would walk from station to station, reading the Gospel account of the Passion, or simply praying and reflecting on each event. While the content or place of each station had changed, the intention was to make a mini-pilgrimage and follow--literally--in the footsteps of Jesus.

This devotion became better known in the Middle Ages, and the Franciscans are credited with its spread. Lent is a time when many people make the Stations and some churches present Passion plays or Living Stations. But anyone can pray the Stations at any time. It is a simple and personal reflection on the passion of Jesus and what it means to us.


Stations of the Cross
Every Friday During Lent
Saint Columba Chapel
3:00 PM &  6:30 PM Bilingual

Saturday, February 20, 2021

February 21 , 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

"We are given 40 days to purify our relationships with God, humanity, and self."

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

February 14 , 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

"A meditation on Apart From vs. Together With."

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

February 7 , 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

"Suffering is not a punishment from God, but an occasion for human and divine mercy."

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

January 31, 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

"A prophet is primarily not a predictor of the future, but a spokesperson for God."

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

January 24, 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

"We should live in our chronological time always ready for the time of the Lord’s visitation."

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

No streaming of January 17th, 2021 Mass

Please note that the January 17th, 2021 mass (2nd Ordinary Sunday) will not be available for streaming due to prior commitments. We'll be back on the 24th.

Thank you for your understanding.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

No Mass streaming this week.

Please note that Mass will not be streamed this week due to unforeseen circumstances.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

January 3, 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

"The manifestation of God is for all peoples of all eras."

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