Visiting Priests Come to Assist Diocesan Parishes

Father John Okeke has spent 18 summers serving parishes in the U.S., the last 10 in the Diocese of Brooklyn. In his native Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria, he is a pastor, but when he comes to New York in July and August, he gets a break from his day-to-day responsibilities.

Inclusion Is a Concern at Listening Session on Race

Talking openly about the sin of racism in the Catholic Church is difficult and uncomfortable, said Father Alonzo Cox. As secretary of the diocesan Commission on Racism and Social Justice, he said it is also something that must be done.

Catholic Artist’s Work Is Inspired By Faith, Church

Artist Christopher Spinelli has had his work exhibited from Bay Ridge to Berlin. Now his latest creation – a colorfully painted piano – can be seen and played for the next few days on the Coney Island boardwalk.

Remembrance, Gratitude At Douglaston Parade

Sitting atop the back of a convertible, World War II veteran Luke Gasparre, 94, proudly waved to the crowds as he was driven along Northern Boulevard in the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade May 28.

Park Slope Parish Has a Twin in Haiti

Seven years ago, St. Augustine Church in Park Slope and St. Andre Church in Dufort, Haiti, formed a twinning partnership, and their bonds grow deeper every year through the ongoing efforts of St. Augustine’s Haiti Support Group.

Modern ‘Marthas’ Prepare Parish for the Easter Vigil

Named for Jesus’ friend who busied herself with the duties of hospitality, Martha’s Ministry is an initiative at St. Saviour Church, Park Slope, to get churchgoers to take stewardship for parish activities.