The relic of St. John Vianney’s incorrupt heart visited the Diocese of Brooklyn April 9-10, making stops at Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, Elmhurst; Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston; Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge;, and St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, where Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated Mass to conclude the relic’s pilgrimage.
St. Mel’s in Flushing was buzzing with excitement to help make a difference. The Queens parish hosted its third annual St. Baldrick’s Conquer Kid’s Cancer organized by its youth ministry on April 7.
“Today, we have a day for and a meeting of all of our international priests as they come from all over the world,” said Bishop DiMarzio. “They help us throughout the diocese so much, so we like to bring them together. We thank them for coming and for the service they provide to so many people…”
“Freezin’ for a Reason” was the fifth annual polar bear plunge hosted at Jacob Riis Park in Rockaway, March 23. Money was being raised for Special Olympics New York. Many of the athletes themselves came out to brace the water. With the help of their family, friends and supporters, $32,117 dollars were raised.
The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan was celebrated March 16. The day began with Cardinal Timothy Dolan as the main celebrant of the Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The parish of St. Martin De Porres, Bedford-Stuyvesant, hosted its fifth annual art exhibit at Brooklyn Waldorf School, March 3.Local artists, professional and amateur alike, were invited to display their talents in accordance with this year’s theme: “Let Our Praise Arise.”
The Nigerian Igbo community at St. Fortunata, East New York, celebrated the parish’s annual remembrance of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt last weekend.
With a few modifications to her grandmother’s recipe, Lisa Cotoggio started her own business last year – Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches. Even though her business has been up and running for only about a year, she makes sure to take time out of her schedule to give back as often as she can.
A community celebration of Chinese New Year drew crowds to St. Michael’s parish in Flushing, Feb. 10.
World Day for Consecrated Life was celebrated Feb. 2 in the Diocese of Brooklyn with an afternoon presentation featuring Sister Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., followed by Mass celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and a renewal of vows at the diocesan offices in Park Slope.