Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish kicked off the 131st Giglio Feast in Williamsburg. Thousands came out for the first Sunday of the feast that runs July 5-16. To honor St. Paulinus, the 80-foot tall Giglio structure that weighs four tons is “danced” through the streets.
Visitation Monastery, Bay Ridge, opened its doors and hosted a celebration of the Year of Vocations, welcoming all to visit the monastic grounds June 23.
The diocese honored teachers celebrating milestone anniversaries in the ministry of Catholic education at a special Mass June 8 at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.
Celebrating the feast day of its patron saint in style, St. Kevin’s, Flushing, welcomed Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to bless the newly completed renovations to the church and school June 3. Joining the bishop on the altar were members of the priesthood ordination class of 2017, celebrating their one-year anniversary.
“Called by Name” was the theme of the day at St. Luke’s, Whitestone. Students were asked to listen and consider their future lives in the Church.
The new leaders were completing a three-year program conducted by the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis that included theology courses, workshops and ministry projects that were offered in English and Spanish.
A Catholic priest, a Jewish hospital executive, a police chief and a Brooklyn businessman were the recipients of the Bishop’s Good Scout Award April 1 at the annual scouting Awards Dinner.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin lead a “Jericho Walk” in solidarity with immigrants’ silent prayers while walking around Federal headquarters in Newark, N.J. The walk is inspired by the battle of Jericho when a community’s faith was able to bring down the walls of the fortified city.
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.