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.
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.
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.
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.
Brooklyn Polonia’s deep love and devotion to the Hidden Lord impressed the representative of the pope when he joined them in Borough Park for an elaborate Corpus Christi procession.
The Xavier Society for the Blind has empowered Sharleen Kraft with tools to expand her service to the Church. Now she sits on the society’s newly formed advisory group.
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.
The kitchen at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Williamsburg, which makes 950 meals every week for struggling Brooklynites, was blessed April 30 just before the official ribbon cutting.
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.
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.