Borough Park Polish School Celebrates Silver Jubilee

A little Polish school in Borough Park, which started off as a religious education program for St. Frances de Chantal parish, has over the past 25 years gained international renown, even performing a concert for Pope John Paul II in the Vatican.

St. Francis of Paola: An Italian Refuge for 100 Years

One hundred years after the Bishop of Brooklyn established a home for Italians looking for a place where they could belong, the congregation at St. Francis of Paola Church in Williamsburg gave thanks to God for their piece of heaven on Earth.

Renovated Sunset Park Parish Center Rededicated

The nearly 500 children preparing for their sacraments at St. Michael Church now have a renovated and central place to learn the Gospel and prepare to commune with God Himself.

$2 Million Raised For Catholic Education

The Annual Futures in Education Scholarship dinner held at the Cipriani Wall Street Oct. 16 raised $2 million. The money will help more than 1,500 students in 86 schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens receive a Catholic education. For 28 years, Futures has supported families through partial need-based scholarships.

Poles Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Independence

One hundred years after the restoration of Polish independence from the German, Austrian and Russian Empires, Poles in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens gathered Oct. 20 in thanksgiving for their heritage at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights.

Finest Give to Each Other With Arms Open Wide

Owen Sprague has led the way for his family to grow closer to God. His father, NYPD Det. Danny Sprague, co-founded the With Arms Wide Open organization to help police families care for their children with special needs.

Catholic J’Ouvert

Though the police officers did not allow anyone to go on the street to start the J’Ouvert portion of the West Indian Day Carnival Celebration until 3 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, Catholics started celebrating on Sunday afternoon in St. Matthew Church on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.