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
In the confines of one of the vacant, quaint rooms within the diocesan seminary in Douglaston that houses not only the young men studying for the priesthood, but also more than 35 retired priests, sits a slim, older man in a casual suit.
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.
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.
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.
For the first time, the Annual Catholic Appeal, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s annual fundraising campaign, will help fund youth ministry in the diocese.
St. Francis Preparatory H.S., Fresh Meadows, celebrated its Founder’s Day Mass, Oct. 16, where more than 600 freshmen gathered for a day of prayer and formation.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Oct. 24 that the funding and construction of a New York City statue honoring St. Frances Xavier Cabrini will be overseen by a new 19-member committee which includes members from the Diocese of Brooklyn.
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.
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.