There are nearly 100 different communities of religious sisters and brothers actively working and praying in the Diocese of Brooklyn. None are originally founded here.
As it has done every year since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers, the parish of the Immaculate Conception in Astoria gathered to cling to God for strength and to honor the victims, survivors and responders.
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.
After Pope Francis visited Our Lady of Knock in Ireland on the morning of Sunday Aug. 26, Holy Child Jesus parish in Richmond Hill held their own Our Lady of Knock celebration that same afternoon.
WITH HIS BIGGEST GRIN, my toddler came to show me the water balloon he was gifted from a friendly mom at my neighborhood playground.
Teens from throughout the Northeast descended upon the Diocese of Brooklyn, July 15 to fold clothes and give kids piggy-back-rides during a week of service organized by Young Neighbors in Action.
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.