President of Panama Talks WYD Plans with NY Prelates

While in New York for the U.N. General Assembly session, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela expressed great enthusiasm for next January’s World Youth Day in Panama City at a meeting with New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, at the cardinal’s residence in Manhattan Sept. 29.

Service Is ‘Most Important Thing’ For East New York Octogenarian

Angela and Harry Clines names are inscribed on a bell inside the 125-foot tall tower at St. Michael’s Church in East New York. It is a testament to the Clines family’s faith and service to one of the diocese’s oldest churches, and that legacy continues today.

National Grid CFO Leads Irish Fair As Chief Brehon

This year’s Chief Brehon of the Great Irish Fair is Queens-born Margaret M. (Peggy) Smyth, chief financial officer of National Grid. She is the second female Brehon in the history of the fair.

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.