New Deacons on The Way to Priesthood

Thirteen men were ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the main chapel at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie. Five men from the Brooklyn Diocese, five men from the Rockville Centre Diocese, and three men from New York Archdiocese were ordained.

Catholic Lawyers Pray for Guidance at Red Mass

The Kings County Chapter of the Catholic Lawyers Guild and the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn observed the start of the court year Oct. 25 with their annual Red Mass at St. James Cathedral, Downtown Brooklyn.

Astoria Lecture Series Teaches Spiritual Tools of St. Ignatius

This fall, Immaculate Conception parish, Astoria, hosted a lecture series featuring Fordham University professor Father Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., as the guest speaker. The series extended over three weeks and focused on the life and spiritual journey of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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.