Deacon Kevin McCormack, the newly-named superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn, has spent nearly 40 years guiding students at Xaverian, first as a teacher and then as principal for the past 15 years.
Thomas Wolfe famously said that you can’t go home again, but that rule never applied to Thomas Marchesiello, the director of music and liturgy at St. Ephrem’s Roman Catholic Church in Dyker Heights.
Most people recognize these as the opening lines of the popular hymn, “The Old Rugged Cross” which was written by George Bennard in 1912 and has since been recorded by hundreds of Christian artists across almost every genre of music.
The Tablet’s “COVID Relief Fundraiser for Catholic Schools” is back for its second year to offer school students an extra credit assignment that can earn them cash for tuition and raise funds for their schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Readers of the printed version of The Tablet may have noticed a few changes. Color and photo reproduction is considerably higher quality, and delivery is faster.
A magical thing happened in 1968 when The Irish Rovers made the pop chart Top 10 with their recording of “The Unicorn.” And how that came to be is truly a wondrous story.
Jackie Gleason was undoubtedly one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century, as he left his mark in movies, television, theater and music.
The readers of The Tablet stepped up in a big way this past holiday season, helping make this the brightest Christmas ever for children and families throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn and beyond.
When a bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, demanded that a young Black woman named Rosa Parks give up her seat in the non-Black designated section of the bus, so began the civil rights movement in earnest.
There is nothing more welcome than a Christmas song to put us in the mood for all the joyous blessings that celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. We look forward to enjoying these warm and familiar favorites, both religious and secular, that remind us about what really matters most — the love of family, enduring friendships and our faith in the Lord.