Red Mass Asks Spirit to Guide Judicial Decisions

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.

Garifuna Community Marks Settlement Day

Our Lady of Mercy, Brownsville, celebrated Garifuna Settlement Day in style. The holiday commemorates the arrival in 1802 of the Garifuna people in Belize, Central America, after being exiled by the British Army from the Grenadine Islands in the Caribbean. While the Garifuna people mostly settled in Belize, some also made their homes in Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

Students Recognized at Mission Sunday Mass

Awards to students and schools that assist the missions was the highlight of the annual Mission Sunday Mass at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn.

Animals Blessed In Maspeth

Father Pawel Lis of Holy Cross, Maspeth, welcomed and blessed pets of all kinds in the rectory garden. Dogs, cats, birds and even a few insects were brought out to receive the blessing and celebrate the Feast of St. Francis Assisi, the patron saint of animals.