“God must be a Trini!” exclaimed one proud first-grader onstage just before introducing a lively performance that showcased the Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago cultures during the “Carnival Around the World” event May 18 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy (SFA).
During a time when China is cracking down on religion, hundreds of Chinese, Korean, Spanish and English-speaking Catholics faithfully celebrated the 10th annual procession in Flushing in honor of Our Lady of She-Shan, in solidarity with Chinese Catholics around the world.
A total of eight high school newspapers from around the diocese went head to head with one another in order to earn a top spot in one of the 12 selected categories. The Stanner newspaper of Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, swept this year’s Tablet High School Press Awards May 4 by earning 10 awards, including first place in General Excellence.
The Tablet asks students from around the Diocese of Brooklyn a question for the opinion section of the Youth page.
More than 2,000 middle school and high school students from nearly 60 parishes across the diocese spent their Saturday at St. John’s University for Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day. Part day-retreat, part praise and worship concert, the full-day schedule was coordinated by the diocesan School of Evangelization.
Nearly 100 members from the diocese’s different parish vocation ministries and Catholic schools were accompanied by clergy for the bilingual Hundredfold Workshop April 14 at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.
On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, a diverse congregation of Italian, Polish and English-speaking parishioners gathered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Ridgewood, for a prayer service celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski.
On a solemn and early Holy Saturday along the empty streets of Williamsburg, emerged hundreds of Latino youth and young adults outside Transfiguration parish. They were assembling into the line of march on Marcy Ave. to display their faith in full force at the Caminata 2018.
“I don’t think it’s in the Bible that they multiplied the grilled cheese sandwiches, but that’s what happened that year,” said longtime Holy Child Jesus parishioner Joseph DePalo who attended the Richmond Hill parish’s annual post-Way of the Cross Good Friday lunch event – a tradition dating back to the 1980s.
Auxiliary Bishop Raymond F. Chappetto ordained two men as transitional deacons on their way to priestly ordination at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Astoria, March 24.