Catholic Migration Services’ Shining Star Awards

Catholic Migration Services of the Diocese of Brooklyn honored 30 individuals as Shining Stars. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Father Patrick Keating, CEO of Catholic Migration Services presented the awards Oct. 12 and 19 at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island during two evenings of dining and dancing.

Sunset Park Street Is Renamed for 9/11 Hero

The street that a fallen hero grew up on now bears his name. Last week, 40th Street between 4th and 5th avenues in Sunset Park was renamed for FDNY Marine Pilot Thomas P. Phalen.

Brooklyn Restaurant Owner Has Saintly Connection

Tony Evangelista has been carrying around a photo of his distant cousin in his wallet for decades. His distant cousin Nunzio Sulprizio was among the seven men and women elevated to sainthood on Oct. 14.

Bayside Parish’s Art Show Celebrates God’s Creation

Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament parish hosted its second annual art show for parishioners of all ages who were given the chance to come and show off their work, which ranged from young students’ drawings and landscape photos to homemade arts and crafts from recycled materials.

Rosary For Life Honors Those Doing God’s Work

Three men were honored for their work and dedication to the pro-life movement when Rosary For Life celebrated its 26th annual Mass at Resurrection Church, Gerritsen Beach, Oct. 2.

United by the Rosary

Schoolchildren from around the diocese learned about the Blessed Mother as they prayed the rosary in union with each other and Auxiliary Bishop James Massa at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, Oct. 3.

Pride and Procession for Padre Pio in Williamsburg

The Italian Apostolate celebrated the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death and the 100th anniversary of his stigmata with a procession from St. Francis of Paola Church, a worship site of Divine Mercy parish, to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.