Our Lady of Angels in Bay Ridge celebrated Mardi Gras in style at the parish’s inaugural dessert night in the school cafeteria.
The bishop blessed the students and thanked the teachers for their work. Students had been working on decorations all school year and were very proud to finally be able to show off all of their work. He told the students he considered them all family and was excited to meet them.
Williamsburg finally celebrated its 21st annual Three Kings Parade Jan. 21, after having to reschedule because of frigid temperatures on Jan. 7.
The diocesan Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns hosted its annual praise and prayer service celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Our Lady of Victory Church, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Jan. 15.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated Mass and blessed the new Bishop Francis X. Ford, M.M. Center during his pre-Christmas visit to Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst.
The 214th Celebration of Freedom took place Jan. 1 at SS. Joachim and Anne Church in Queens Village, with an afternoon Mass marking Haitian Independence Day. The Mass was said in Creole and followed by a festive luncheon featuring the pumpkin-based soup, Joumou.
Reaching Out Community Services presented its 12th annual Operation Christmas Smiles Spectacular Events Dec. 16 at St. Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Bensonhurst. It is one of many parish and community groups helped at Christmas by The Tablet’s Bright Christmas Campaign.
More than 3,000 people packed into St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of Mexico.
Not many people knew that the McGoldrick Queens Library in Flushing had been named in honor of a former pastor of St. Andrew Avellino parish.
The Kings County Chapter of the Catholic Lawyers Guild and the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn observed the beginning of the court year Nov. 16 with their annual Red Mass at St. James Cathedral, Downtown Brooklyn.