Whether she picks up a wooden paintbrush to start her vivid paintings or puts needle to thread while creating her fashion designs, Incarnation parishioner Angela Murphy centers her mind into one perspective: giving God the glory.
More than 50 student leaders representing nine different high schools participated in Catholic Leadership Day at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, March 2, to continue formulating their leadership skills.
Split across three different sites in Brooklyn and Queens, more than 600 people shook hands with Brooklyn bishops Feb. 25 as a sign of welcome to the Catholic Church. Stretching from the Flatlands to Douglaston, the candidates seeking to update their union with the Church attended the Rite of Calling the Candidates to Continuing Conversion.
The silhouette from his black suit jacket left no room for wrinkles. His slick-back hair was gelled to near-perfection only to accentuate the crystal-clear eyeglass frames he wore that day. Even from his formal black dress shoes with barely a scratch to the crisp black menswear top, his entire ensemble completed his look for St. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14: a third-year seminarian administering ashes to the faithful gathered during Ash Wednesday morning Masses at St. Michael’s Church in Sunset Park.
Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros formally accepted the names of more than 80 children who are preparing to be baptized into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. The ceremony with the bishop – the Rite of Election for Children of Catechetical Age – was held Feb. 17 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn.
The youth group from Incarnation parish, Queens Village, has one special goal in mind come January 2019: attending World Youth Day in Panama City, Panama. To help bring that to fruition, Father Christopher Bethge, parochial vicar, and Youth Minister Rose Ruesing are coming up with creative ways for the teens to offset the steep costs of the trip.
“Can you do a backflip?” isn’t the average question that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio must address, but during Catholic Schools Week, students at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy, Bellerose, got a chance to “Stump the Bishop” with inquiries that showcased their inquisitive innocence and curiosity.
Winning The Tablet’s annual Keep Christ in Christmas Art Contest takes craftsmanship, dedication, attention to detail and for the special theme this year, reflecting on a specific passage in the Old Testament: Deuteronomy 10: 17-19.
Among the hundreds of thousands who participated in the March for Life Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C., were 10 busloads of students and parishioners from Brooklyn and Queens.
More than 20 minutes of the team’s performance, which included dancing to inspiring spoken word about equality, reciting verses from the Bible and acting out short skits, transformed the Friday evening ambiance into Sunday afternoon praise and worship. By the end, the crowd stood up and clapped their hands together.