Catholic Charities observed the 48th anniversary of Earth Day by teaching children how to reduce, reuse and recycle at the Ocean Bay Community Center, in the Arverne section of Rockaway.
The Feast Day of San Pedro Calungsod took place April 14 at Our Lady Help of Christians, Midwood. Sponsored by the diocesan Ministry to Filipino Immigrants, about 100 people gathered with Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez who celebrated the Mass in both English and Tagalog.
The Little Sisters of the Poor celebrated their 150th anniversary of coming to the United States with a Mass of thanksgiving April 9 at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica.
To observe the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., members of District Council 9 and International Union of Painters and Allied Trades dedicated their skills to the Fort Greene community.
St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus parish, Greenpoint, took part in the Good Friday celebrations happening across the diocese and around the world with an emotional performance of the Stations of the Cross through the streets of the neighborhood.
Mass at St. Patrick’s Church began the day as the pastor, Msgr. Michael Hardiman, blessed both palm branches and bagpipers. He also thanked the committee for its hard work and welcomed Grand Marshal Martin Cottingham, director of the Great Irish Fair, as well as the new commander of the 68th Precinct, Captain Robert Conwell, and Fort Hamilton’s Commander Officer, Colonel Peter Sicoli.
St. Margaret’s Catholic Academy, Middle Village, hosted its first Career Day, but put a modern twist on the day when they showcased their new STEM Lab.
At St. Matthias parish, Ridgewood, lunch and dinner are served every day to the homeless and others who are in need.
The Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrated its 43rd year as participants sang, danced, and marched their way through Park Slope March 18.
Thomas Phelan, 45, of Brooklyn, passed away on March 16. He will be remembered for his heroic actions during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the countless lives he was able to save, and his years of service in the FDNY and to the City of New York.