Ursuline Sisters Celebrate 95 Years

The Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, Belgium, celebrated 95 years of ministry in the U.S. with a Mass and cocktail party fundraiser Nov. 3 at St. William the Abbot Church in
Seaford, N.Y.

Two Transitional Deacons Ordained for Brooklyn Diocese

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, ordained six men as transitional deacons at St. Joseph Seminary in the Dunwoodie section of Yonkers on Nov. 9, including two who are studying to become priests for the Diocese of Brooklyn — Nestor Armando Martinez Barajas and Dragan Pusic.

Local Catholic Charities Rolls Out Mobile Services

Instead of stepping into a brick-and-mortar building to receive assistance from Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens (CCBQ), clients can now walk into the agency’s RV stationed outside a designated church in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Cathedral Prep and Seminary Installs New Rector

On Nov.1, when the Catholic Church celebrated the communion of saints on All Saints’ Day, the community of seminarians from the four different diocesan schools of formation witnessed Father James Kuroly installed as the new rector of Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary.

Retreats Help Young Adult Catholics Advance

While time spent at a Catholic-based retreat won’t yield a material reward, a Pew Research study this year suggests that people who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than religiously unaffiliated adults and inactive members of religious groups.

United as One, Young Church

It took more than nine months of planning, but for the first time, the “One Youth Rally” retreat on Oct. 5 brought together teens from the 10 different Queens parishes within Deanery 5 for a a variety of opportunities for the youth to grow in their faith.