Welcome to Christ Church New Brighton, Staten Island, New York
A Warm Welcome Awaits You
Our mission statement: FELLOWSHIP and COMMUNITY OUTREACH based on real need that encourages participation and a sense of belonging:
- Traditional Anglican faith-based WORSHIP with an emphasis on music
- Loving and compassionate PASTORAL CARE focussed on real need
- Encouraging the participation and understanding of belonging for our CHILDREN & YOUTH
Click here to make a one-time payment or donation using PayPal Giving (no fee to Christ Church).
Click here to set up a monthly pledge or one-time donation using your credit or debit card (1.99% fee to Christ Church)
7:30 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II via YouTube & in the Nave
YouTube Live Service Link
10:30 AM Youth Formation Classes
Monday through Friday
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
This Sunday is the First Sunday after Pentecost
There will be two services on Sunday at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. In-person and via YouTube
Christian Formation classes will meet this week at 10:30 a.m., in person and online.
The liturgical color is WHITE.
I Want to Help
Please donate to our youth group's Pilgrimage to Canterbury, England.
I would like to reserve a vendor's table at the Christ Church Spring Fair on Saturday, June 17, 2023:
I would like to reserve a place at the Wine Tasting Event at the home of Kathy Galvez on Friday, June 2, 2023:
From the Rector's Desk
Dear Saints of God:
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Christ.
As I thought of our celebration of the Trinity this week a friend sent me a prayer that speaks of God our creator and I want to share it with you for your own prayer and reflection. It reads:
Heavenly Father, I am in awe of you.
The beauty of Your creation leaves me breathless.
Thanks You for allowing me to see another day.
My prayer is that You keep us in perfect peace today.
Help us to live a life that is pleasing to You as we honor Your creation.
Please dispatch Your Angels to watch over us, and our loved ones.
In the precious name of Jesus.
The Rev. Trevor R. Babb +
Did You Know?
What is Trinity Sunday?
Feast that celebrates "the one and equal glory" of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, "in Trinity of Persons and in Unity of Being" (BCP, p. 380). It is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Trinity Sunday is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year (BCP, p. 15). The proper readings and collect for Trinity Sunday are used only on the feast, not on the weekdays following. The numbered proper which corresponds most closely to the date of Trinity Sunday is used (BCP, p. 228). The BCP also provides the proper "Of the Holy Trinity" for optional use at other times, subject to the rules of the calendar of the church year (see BCP, pp. 251, 927). The Hymnal 1982 presents ten hymns in a section on The Holy Trinity (Hymns 362-371), including "Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!" (Hymn 362), "Come, thou almighty King" (Hymn 365), and "Holy Father, great Creator" (Hymn 368).
Celebration of Trinity Sunday was approved for the western church by Pope John XXII in 1334. This feast is associated with Thomas Becket (c. 1118-1170), who was consecrated bishop on Trinity Sunday, 1162. His martyrdom may have influenced the popularity of the feast in England and the custom of naming the remaining Sundays of the church year "Sundays after Trinity." The Sarum Missal and editions of the Prayer Book through the 1928 BCP named these Sundays the Sundays after Trinity. The 1979 BCP identifies this portion of the church year as the season after Pentecost, and names these Sundays the Sundays after Pentecost (see BCP, p. 32).
Do you know why Trinity Sunday is Important?
It's a celebration of faith
Trinity Sunday is the only major Christian festival that celebrates a doctrine instead of a person or an event. It is a complete mystery as to how the Trinity came to be, and why God has appeared to humans in three different forms. Trinity Sunday celebrations call for utmost faith to be shown in the existence of the Trinity.
It's a celebration of love
The Holy Trinity is believed to always guide people on the right path. By commemorating Trinity Sunday, Christians are given an additional chance to praise and glorify the Trinity.
It's a celebration of unity
Trinity Sunday calls for unity in every sense of the word. While there are three separate forms of God, the Trinity still symbolizes unity. Moreover, Christians unite all over the world to celebrate the Trinity on Sundays, and not just on Trinity Sunday.
Did you know there is a national "Egg Day"?
National Egg Day on June 3 finds eggs finally breaking out of their shell.
Eggs had some tough years as health experts fretted about the high cholesterol content. But after a revision of the American Heart Association's guidelines in 2000, the health benefits of eggs seemed to outweigh the concerns. The AHA says healthy adults can enjoy an egg per day and easily remain within the daily cholesterol limit.
Also, a single egg has only 75 calories, which is great for those looking to lose weight. And the seven grams of protein in an average egg almost makes this a superfood with a great calorie-to-protein ratio. So those of us who are big fans of poached, scrambled, over easy, hard-boiled, fried, sunny-side-up, or soft-boiled eggs can feel free to use National Egg Day to utter that timeless phrase, "How do you want your eggs?" And it doesn't matter if it's 7am, 7pm, or somewhere in between.
Eggs are great to eat anytime … or any day, for that matter.
Join us at the IPC Picnic!
Bishop Heyd's Visit
Bishop Heyd and member(s) of Diocesan staff will meet with the P&E Committee and Vestry on Tuesday, June 06, 2023 at 3:00 pm in the Guild room to review projects being proposed that are in line with the Diocesan goals of carbon neutrality by 2030. Members of the vestry are strongly encouraged to be present as is possible.
Special Vestry Meeting
The next vestry meeting will be Thursday, June 8th, 2023. It will be the last of the year as we go into summer season. Vestry packets will be available for pick up on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 after midday. Due to the the nature of this meeting, we will have several things to process, so please expect that this meeting will run a bit longer than usual. A small dinner and refreshments will be served from 6:00pm-7:15pm. Please make every effort to be on time. Thank you!
Words of Wisdom for our Rite 13 Candidates
Do you have any wisdom or helpful advice to offer our young people in the Rite 13 ceremony? If so, please email them to Marsha Wynter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please identify yourself by name, age (if you so desire) and any family role or occupation you'd like to share.
Your words will be included in the Wisdom Books distributed to all of the Rite 13 youth.
Please send your emails by Thursday, June 8.
We are now accepting items/donations for raffle baskets, our white elephant table, as well as baked goods. Please reach out to Nick Lettiere, 718-981-0262 for general donations, and Sheila Hewitt 718-447-8049 for baked goods donations.
**Please note we are only accepting USABLE (new, gently used, clean) items. If it's something you do not want, please discard yourselves.
Seeking Sunday School Teachers
Please consider whether you'd like to serve as a Sunday School teacher to work with our young parishioners. Contact Catherine Barnett if you are interested.
The Staten Island CSA is starting its new season at Christ Church. Sign up for 24 weeks of fresh, local organic vegetables—yummy tomatoes, squash, lettuce, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh peas, and more—at https://statenislandcsa.org/join.htm. Deliveries start June 8. There are two levels, and you can split a share with a friend. Episcopal Charities offers a few SNAP shares—contact Susan at email@example.com for more information.
Save the Date
Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 - Family Trivia Fun, 2 - 4 PM.
Sunday, June 4th, 2023 - IPC Picnic.
Saturday, June 17th, 2023 - Spring Fair/Flea Market & Car Wash at Christ Church.
Parish Prayer List
The following individuals have requested our prayers:
Fred Allen, Elma Babb, Erma Babb, Marcella Babb, Jenny Badger, Ezekiel Bascombe, Chris Broderick, Richard Biada, Frank Cangemi, David Clark, Wayne Clark, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Lisa Colli-Hogan, Iris Colbourne, Laura Craig, Athelridge Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Deprima, Fran Dreisbach, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Tabitha Foxx, Sandra Giambalvo, Steven Haley, Mary Hamblin, Mary Haugen, Kathy Head, Emilia Jaime, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Michael Kelly, Chloe Lee, Willie Marcus, The McIntosh Family, Eva McClary, Mary Mcclellan, Michael & Lois Moschella, Louise Nygard, Ann Reilly, Olivia Rey, Christine Riola, Joyce Rowan, Barnett Shepherd, Ashley, Joyce & Eric Smith, David Lloyd Stephens, Christopher Still, Candy Tice, Deborah Vurckio, Lucille Williams, Marsha Wynter, and the people of The Girls and Boys of Heartshare St. Vincent's Services.
Please Note: The Prayer List is intended to uphold and encourage those who are in need of healing prayers. If persons have been fully recovered and no longer need to be lifted up in this way, please let us know so that we can make room for others. This list will be updated every three months unless otherwise notified. If you need a loved one or friend to remain on the list, please call the parish office. Thank you!
We pray for the repose of the souls of and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.
We pray for all the frontline and essential workers in our parish, and around S.I. and the world.
We pray for the hundreds of asylum seekers in New York City, and particularly on Staten Island and ask God's Holy Spirit to help us as citizens, civic organizations and religious institutions to respond with love and compassion.
We pray for the people of Turkey and Syria, as they deal with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.
We pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia. We pray for peace and diplomacy in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
We pray for those who are suffering from the impacts of systemic racism, and for those who are committed and working towards change, unity, and equality for all peoples.
We pray for Kirstin Swanson-Basso who is now a transitional Deacon, in preparation for ordination to the priesthood.
We pray for Tommy Basso, Kimani Bratton, Zahra Cooper, Annabella Colucci, Noah Delvalle, Cora Gross, Mia Wynter, and Alidel Zayzay, as they prepare for their Rite 13 ceremony.
We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week. John Brown (4), Amy Stambaugh (8), Richard Whaley (8), Luke Gayford (9), Brian Basso (10), Sean McLean (10).
We give thanks to God for the individuals w )ho are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week. Joseph Ambroggi & Dorothy Thompson (8).
We pray for Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, The Rev. Matthew Foster Heyd and for, Bishop Andrew Dietsche who will be entering retirement.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria.
In the Episcopal Futures Prayer Cycle, we pray for all who seek God by strengthening their faith and serving their community.In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary, our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Grace Church, Manhattan, Trinity Church, Fishkill, Church of Saints John, Paul & Clement, Mount Vernon, Church of the Holy Trinity, Manhattan, Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey, Holy Trinity Church (Inwood), Manhattan, Candidates for Confirmation in the Diocese.
76 Franklin Avenue