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.
In order to not get lost, one must look at the work of the Church as a multi-millennial venture where each generation plays its own role in salvation history said the bishop to the consecrated congregation.
Mini-robots had three minutes to accomplish as many life-sustaining tasks as possible to earn points for their pre-teen coders during a friendly competition at St. Saviour Catholic Academy.
At the San Damiano Mission in Holy Family Church, Greenpoint, parishioners and guests broke bread in the form of an Oplatek, borrowing traditions from the neighborhood’s Slavic heritage.
For its centennial, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal parish to celebrate the past and emphasize the importance of the future.
The donkey brayed and kicked as St. Francis of Assisi announced the birth of Jesus outside of St. Adalbert Church on Dec. 2.
The northmost Catholic parish of Brooklyn built by Polish immigrants 100 years ago, celebrated its anniversary Nov. 19 with a multi-lingual standing-room-only Mass.
The people at the parish of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Jamaica are making sure that their church not only thrives on a strong spiritual foundation, but also on a physically sound one.