Welcome to Christ Church New Brighton, Staten Island, New York

A Warm Welcom 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

Service Times

8:00 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Nave
Virtual Service via ZOOM

Monday through Friday
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Seventh Sunday of Easter.
The liturgical color is WHITE.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021
Easter VII
Rite 13 Ceremony

Opening Hymn - Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Welcome and Opening Salutation

Celebrant: Alleluia. Christ is risen.
People: The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Collect for Purity

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known,
and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our
hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may
perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Collect

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

First Lesson: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Read by: Brianna Cooper

In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, "Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus-- for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry. So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us-- one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection." So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place." And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Psalm 1
Beatus vir qui non abiit

1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *
nor lingered in the way of sinners,
nor sat in the seats of the scornful!
2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *
and they meditate on his law day and night.
3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,
bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; *
everything they do shall prosper.
4 It is not so with the wicked; *
they are like chaff which the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes, *
nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *
but the way of the wicked is doomed.

The Epistle: 1 John 5:9-13
Read By: Calvin Morse

If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Lord Enthroned In Heavenly Splendor - Hymnal 307

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
According to John: Rev. Trevor R. Babb+

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

John 17:6-19

Jesus prayed for his disciples, “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.”

Celebrant: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

SERMON: Ascension & Rite 13
Rev. Trevor R. Babb+


Hymnal 218

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer List, Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

Celebrant: Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Celebrant and People: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Celebrant: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

The Peace

Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you



Father Trevor, we present to you Aaron Hutchines, Anthony Williams, Charlie Nygard, Chase Rogers, Damali Browne, Daniel Trapp, Eva Gross, Kit Gerney, Jermain Trapp, Jude Crewe, Luke Larimer, Michael Edwards, Natalie Wynter, Victoria Gilbert, and Vincent Edwards who this day move from childhood to womanhood and manhood.


Dear People of God: The transformation from childhood to manhood and womanhood marks one of God's great gifts. Today we celebrate the gift of womanhood and manhood with Aaron, Anthony, Charlie, Chase, Damali, Daniel, Eva, Kit, Jermain, Jude, Luke, Michael, Natalie, Victoria and Vincent.

Aaron, Anthony, Charlie, Chase, Damali, Daniel, Eva, Kit, Jermain, Jude, Luke, Michael, Natalie, Victoria and Vincent, by the grace of God you have lived through the pains and joys of childhood, and have grown strong. Now, as young women and men, it is given to you to share God's power of creation. Human beings, because they are made in God's image, are the only creatures on earth who can choose how to use their creative power—not only to create new life, but also to shape the world according to God's purpose. God calls us to use this gift to build and not to destroy. Are you aware of God's gift to you and the challenge to use it wisely?


I am.


Let us join with these young people in reciting a portion of Psalm 139. The congregation is asked to repeat the antiphon at the end of each stanza.

Psalm 139 (Domine, probasti)

Lord, you have searched me out and known me;
you know my sitting down and my rising up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there your hand will lead me
and your right hand hold me fast.

Antiphon: Your works are wonderful, and I know it well.


For you yourself created my inmost parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will thank you because I am marvelously made;
your works are wonderful, and I know it well.

Antiphon: Your works are wonderful, and I know it well.


My body was not hidden from you,
while I was being made in secret
and woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes beheld my limbs, yet unfinished in the womb;
all of them were written in your book;
they were fashioned day by day,
when as yet there were none of them.

Antiphon: Your works are wonderful, and I know it well.


Search me out, O God, and know my heart;
try me and know my restless thoughts.
Look well whether there be any wickedness in me
and lead me in the way that is everlasting.

Antiphon: Your works are wonderful, and I know it well.
Psalm 139:1,8-9,12-15,22-23

The Prayer for the Parents

When Mary and Joseph searched for Jesus and found him in the temple, talking with the elders, they realized that he was a child no longer. So, these adults stand watching their young people grow beyond childhood. Let us pray for them.

O God, bless Amanda Finegan & Frank Taylor, Catherine Barnett & Nigel Browne, Christine & Steve Gross, Lisa Rhoades & David Nygard, Loria & Karlus Trapp, Lucia & John Edwards, Marsha & Leighton Wynter, Roxanne Ingoe & John Gerney, Mary & Kevin Larimer, Sandra Cocks, Sanga Doe & Parish Thompson, Tracy & Sam Williams. Rejoice with them as their daughters and sons become women and men. Strengthen them that they may support these young women and men as they begin the journey toward adulthood. Uphold them by your Spirit, that they may comfort them although they can neither walk their road for them nor shield them from pain. Carry them all safely through this journey, so that one day they may stand together as adults and friends, a joy and a comfort to each other all the days of their lives. Amen.

The Charge to the Young People

Dear friends of Aaron, Anthony, Charlie, Chase, Damali, Daniel, Eva, Kit, Jermain, Jude, Luke, Michael, Natalie, Victoria and Vincent, as they move beyond the circle of their families, they will need loyal friends. Will you stand by them, knowing that there may be times when your support means more than any other?

Young People

We will.
The Charge to the Congregation

As the living Body of Christ, we have been empowered by the Holy Spirit to do God's work in the world. Will you, as a community of God which spans the generations, share your knowledge and experience with Aaron, Anthony, Charlie, Chase, Damali, Daniel, Eva, Kit, Jermain, Jude, Luke, Michael, Natalie, Victoria and Vincent as they become women and men?


We will.


Will you guide, guard and sustain them as they grow into the full stature of Christ?


We will.
The Blessing

Aaron, Anthony, Charlie, Chase, Damali, Daniel, Eva, Kit, Jermain, Jude, Luke, Michael, Natalie, Victoria and Vincent, you have been blessed by Almighty God with both the imagination of childhood and the strength and creative power of womanhood and manhood; now you must journey forth to gain the skills you will need to assume full responsibility as an adult.

The Candidates kneel. The parents come forward and lay their hands on the candidates’ shoulders. The Celebrant lays her hand on each individually and says

Aaron, Anthony, Charlie, Chase, Damali, Daniel, Eva, Kit, Jermain, Jude, Luke, Michael, Natalie, Victoria and Vincent, may Almighty God fill you with courage, wisdom and joy. May Jesus Christ, your strong companion and never-failing friend, make you strong in faith and defend you on every side. May the Holy Spirit guide you in truth and peace. And may the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, rest upon you this day and for evermore.

The People respond



(Doxology - Sung)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

The Great Thanksgiving
Eucharistic Prayer A

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

People: It is right to give him thanks and praise

Celebrant: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life.

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Celebrant and People:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

The people stand or kneel.

Celebrant: Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it, or to lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be consecrated.

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, "Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me."

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, "Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me."  Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Celebrant and People:

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

Celebrant: We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts.

Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,
People and Celebrant:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread.
A period of silence is kept.
Then may be sung or said:

Celebrant: [Alleluia.] Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
People: Therefore let us keep the feast. [Alleluia.]

Agnus Dei

Celebrant: O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
People: Have mercy upon us.

Celebrant: O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
People: Have mercy upon us.

Celebrant: O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
People: Grant us thy peace.

Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God

Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

I Am the Bread of Life -Hymnal 335

The Bread and the Cup are given to the communicants with these words:

The Body (Blood) of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in everlasting life. [Amen.]

During the ministration of Communion, please follow the directions of the Ushers. Communion will be distributed in one kind.

After Communion, the Celebrant says: Let us pray.


Celebrant and People:

Eternal God, heavenly Father,
you have graciously accepted us as living members
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,
and you have fed us with spiritual food
in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.
Send us now into the world in peace,
and grant us strength and courage
to love and serve you
with gladness and singleness of heart;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Crown Him With Many Crowns - Hymnal 494

Celebrant: Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

People: Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.


From the Rector's Desk

Rite 13 Parents, Sponsors, Family Members, and Teachers:

Amanda Finegan & Frank Taylor, Catherine Barnett & Nigel Browne, Christine & Steve Gross, Lisa Rhoades & David Nygard, Loria & Karlus Trapp, Lucia & John Edwards, Marsha & Leighton Wynter, Roxanne Ingoe & John Gerney, Mary & Kevin Larimer, Sandra Cocks & Garrett Crewe, Sanga Doe & Parish Thompson, Tracy & Sam Williams, Alayne Gilbert, Bonnie Nygard, Karl Nygard, Liz Howell, Blake Traylor, Catherine Doty, James Hatch, Alleida Mitchell, Antoinette Headley, Brian & Estrelita Browne, Cathy Ramsingh Pierre, Crystal Barnett, Evelyn Lafontaine, Grant Barnett & Melis Alpinar, Ijeoma Anyanwu, Kathy Ann Knight, Onuora Browne, Ricardo Knight, Jr., Roger & Claire Browne, Stacy & Karen Brann, Mia Wynter, Cora Gross, Jacob Hutchines, Eleanor Larimer, Christine Raiola, The Trapp & Raiola Families, Greer Gerney, Chloe Lee, Leela Thompson, Williette Thompson, Anna Carson, Maria Davis, Annie Doe, Dream Rogers.

Father Trevor Babb, Rector
Marshall Green and Nick Dowen, Rite 13 Teachers

Fr. Trevor+

The Season Before Pentecost

Parish Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Audrey Abrons, Vincent Alarcon, Melody Alesi, Cheryl and Shirley Allamby, Ijeoma Anyanwu, Marcella Babb, Francis Batama, Jacob Blake and Family, Jeff Blocker, Earl Blugh, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Roger Browne, Carol & Robert Burak, Carolyn Burphy-George, Frank & Jane Cangemi, Ryan Capasse, Merle Carrington, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, The Rt. Rev. Clarence N. Coleridge, Laura & Mark Craig, Mike Daversa, Paul Elia, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Sheila Ferguson, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, The Rev. Dagnall Free, Karmo Freeman, Sandra Giambalvo, Tamiko Harris, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Anne Rick Jones, Dr. Hannah Abeodu Bowen-Jones, Joseph Kormah, Elizabeth Lamadieu, The Lampman Family, Michelle Lane, Robert Long, Sallie Beth Long, Amanda Lovell, Jesse Luke, William Marcus, Martha, Kate Martin, Janet Massa, Quinzel Mayers, Steven McCrimmon Sr., Steven McCrimmon Jr., The McIntosh Family: Andrea McIntosh & Hugo McIntosh Sr., Hugo IcIntosh Jr., Carter, and Carolyn, Kevin Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Joyce & John Mobley, Obinna O'Connell, Delores Ollison, Debbie-Ann Paige, Deacon Dianne Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Susan Peterson, Valerie Quinlan, Cherise Richards, Joyce Rowan, Emily David Russ, Renee Russell and Family, Huguette Sauer, Julia, Nancy & T. Siafa Sherman, Aline, Marie and Robert Smith, Larry Sears, Vannie Stewart, Christopher Still, The Trapp Family, Sheldon Tyson, Gene Wagner, Lucille Williams, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Richard Zayzay, and the people of St. Vincent's Girls' Home.

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 soul of Henrietta Smith. May her soul, and the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.

We pray for all of the frontline and essential workers in our parish, and around S.I. and the world.

We pray for those who are suffering from the physical, mental or economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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, now in the process as a Postulant for Ordination to the Priesthood.

We pray for Damali Browne, Jude Crewe, Michael Edwards, Vincent Edwards, Kit Gerney, Victoria Gilbert, Eva Gross, Aaron Hutchines, Luke Larimer, Charlie Nygard, Chase Rogers, Daniel Trapp, Jermain Trapp, Anthony Williams, and Natalie Wynter, as they prepare for their Rite 13 ceremony.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays: Constance Black (16), Natalie Wynter (22).

We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of Korea, the Anglican Church of Chile, and the Most Rev. Tito Zavala, Archbishop, and his wife, Miriam.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Seamen’s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey, The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin, on the anniversary of his consecration, Christ Church, Sparkill, Church of the Good Shepherd, Roosevelt Island, Representatives to Provincial Council, Candidates Preparing for Confirmation, The Rt. Rev. Richard Grein, 14th Bishop of New York, on the anniversary of his consecration May 23, Day of Pentecost.