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.
It was a cold afternoon. The world seemed harsh and I felt somewhat miserable. I was letting the weather get me down. Then an act of love inflamed my heart and brought me such joy it made me think of heaven.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio began his Holy Week observances in Resurrection Church, Gerritsen Beach.
Keeping to his Catholic values, the owner and pizzaiolo of Victoria Pizzeria, Gerritsen Beach, expanded his meatless menu on Fridays this Lent, as is his custom every year.
When the Chinese community gathered at St. Agatha’s Church, Sunset Park, Sunday, Feb. 18, to celebrate the Lunar New Year, its members put first things first. “After we give thanksgiving to God, we give thanksgiving to the ancestors,” said Father Vincentius Do, pastor.
Father Michael Trail was the main celebrant at the Black History Month Mass Feb.11. The guest homilist from the Archdiocese of Chicago, Ill., celebrated at St. Peter Claver Church. The Bedford-Stuyvesant church was originally built for the local black Catholic community under the direction of the late Msgr. Bernard Quinn.