Syro-Malabar Community Honors Father of the Faith

Vibrantly colored umbrellas, women dressed in Indian garb and people radiating with the love of God could be seen and heard as a procession headed out of Guardian Angel Church onto Ocean Parkway July 1.

150 Years Old, Bed-Stuy Parish Is Vibrant in Faith

St. John the Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, founded before the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, is the mother church of the diocesan seminary, a university and one of the city’s largest food distributing charities.

Diocese Begins Listening Sessions on Racism

The newly formed diocesan Commission on Racism and Social Justice listened to parishioners from Brooklyn explain their views, experiences and suggestions regarding the sin of racism at its first public event June 16. The four-hour listening session at St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise parish center in Crown Heights began with a prayer service prepared by Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., chair of the commission.

Children Are Focus of Special Mass at OLPH

Sleepy-eyed babies, little girls with white veils, Boy Scouts, Jornadistas and children of all ages came for a Mass and celebration in honor of International Children’s Day at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park.

At Neophytes Mass, All Are Part of One Family

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio expressed his support and love to the newest members of his family during the Diocesan Mass for Neophytes and Candidates, held for those who received the sacraments of initiation this past Easter.

Expansion at St. Dominic’s Makes Room for Everyone

All the paperwork is in order and construction has begun on a $1.3 million project that will triple the seating capacity of the worship space, install a wheelchair ramp and bring the bathrooms up to code.

Missionaries of Charity Celebrate 25th Anniversary in Brooklyn

Sitting on the floor of their little chapel in Bedford-Stuyvesant, surrounded by the women they serve, the Missionaries of Charity celebrated the silver jubilee of their work in the Brooklyn Diocese with Mass on the morning of the Feast of Annunciation, April 9.