St. Leo’s parish in Corona has many riches to help build the kingdom of God including two worship sites, a strong English- and Spanish-speaking parish base and the 74-year-long marriage of Nicholas and Nancy Pennetti.
In the cultural and legal center of Brooklyn, atop of Brooklyn Borough Hall’s front steps, a little over a dozen lay Catholics accompanied by several priests stood unashamed showing their unity with their brothers and sisters in baptism suffering in the Middle East and in Africa.
Twenty-one couples leaped together into the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony in a grand ceremony at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Jamaica.
Mary Joyce-Bonsignore, 88, a parishioner of St. Finbar, Bath Beach, who had been missing for over a week was found dead a couple of blocks from her home July 25, said her pastor, Father Michael Gelfant.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio welcomed more than 50 priests from around the world who are serving the diocese for the summer at a special orientation day and Mass.
Sister Theresa Ryan, S.C., gave herself freely for 45 years for the benefit of the students and parishioners at St. Sebastian. As the parish honored her during Mass Sunday, June 25, the last of the nuns at the Woodside academy asked for a parting gift.
The Catholic Church joins the celebration that is Coney Island in a new way this summer.
As the mother church of Ridgewood celebrated its 125th anniversary, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio compared the parish to the Holy Trinity.
During a special Mass of Inclusion for People with Disabilities, Father John Murray, C.Ss.R., pointed out that in the New Testament, Jesus was reluctant to cure physical illness but was always eager to cure spiritual illness.
A visiting Haitian priest tells of his parish’s recovery and what it’s like to work with From Here to Haiti.