Incarnation Parish

 



Double your IMPACT! 

Incarnation Catholic Academy is supported by Futures in Education, the organization that administers our needs-based scholarship program. As part of their partner organization, Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens’ Annual Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 7th, Futures in Education has invited our school to share in a matching donation from one of their generous Angel donors.

If you contribute a gift today to Futures’ Angel program, that gift will be matched 1:1, doubling the impact to our school!

 To donate go to https://futuresineducation.org/donate/ & designate your gift to [School Name]. *Please don’t forget to select our school from the dropdown to ensure we qualify for the match!

Please make sure to check out all the amazing work Futures is doing by heading to their website: https://futuresineducation.org/

Thank you!


Dear Parishioners,

We have joined the other parishes of our diocese in doing a Stewardship Census and invitation.
 
Especially after COVID and lockdown, we want to invite everyone back to Mass, back to our parish programs of faith and service, and back to being an active, supporting, and praying part of our family. 
 
Upon entering Mass you will receive a census card. Please fill it out as completely as you can. Especially giving us your name, the names of people in your household, any phone numbers and emails you use so we can check our database and update as needed. 
 
Please do this even if you are already in our database because we also want to know who is physically at Mass. – Mass count 
 
The card also contains questions about donating:  do you give on Sunday – do you use envelopes – do you think you can increase your level of giving, what is your level of giving per week
 
You can also use the QR code to go online to do this and sign up for online parish giving. 
 
Lastly, the card questions invite you to volunteer in the parish in a new or renewed way. 
 
Please fill the cards out- it can go in line – before leaving church today and hand it back in. 
 
You can also go to the diocese set up website now to do the census before going to church. 
 
 
God bless and thank you,
Fr Gannon 
 

SÍNODO / SYNOD 2021-2023

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The Annual Catholic Appeal

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Every year we are asked by the Bishop to do the Annual Catholic Appeal.  This appeal follows an ancient Church theology of Subsidiarity in which things that can be done on a local level to help the community should be done and things that cannot be done on a local level to help the church should be done on a larger community level.

The Annual Catholic Appeal raises money to help the church do things that we as individuals and we as a parish could not do alone.

Things like supporting seminarians in discerning and in college, and we have 2 seminarians in our parish and Incarnation convent is an annex to the seminary system. Who do you think pays for that; who pays for their food, their lights, their studies? The Appeal does.

Another way the appeal helps the bigger community is through Catholic Charities and the food pantry.  During the pandemic, food is an issue for many families.  At the Incarnation St Gerard pantry, the needs went up 100 percent of normal. Catholic Charities helps 250 people every week from our neighborhood with food and services. Who do you think pays for that?  Not the government. The Annual Catholic Appeal funding pays for that.

Every child in our school and every child in our Religious Education who needed an ipad during lock down got one. Who paid for that?  Not us. The appeal paid for that.

So the appeal helps us directly here and it helps us do things that we could never do with just our own resources.

Every year we ask everyone to give something. Last year we tried but did not even make it to half our parish goal. So this year I am asking everyone here and everyone on live stream to help if they can.

You can give in a number of ways.

1- Take the the ACA letter that we are giving you in the church. Fill it out, and return it in the collection, with a pledge. If you already pledged, just write on it ‘Already pledged’.

2- If you got the letter at home, you can fill that pledge out and mail it in.

3- If you give on line, you can go into the portal and give using that online portal.

Pray about how each of us can give. You don’t need to give your rent money, but maybe sacrifice your cookie money.

Thank you for all that you do give, and for your prayers, and for helping those most in need in our community.

God bless,

Fr. Gannon