Advent Prayer Events

Several parishes are hosting Advent days and evenings of prayer in the coming weeks.

Mass Celebrating Bishop Ford’s Priestly Ordination

A Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Bishop Francis Xavier Ford, M.M., will be celebrated at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. Bishop Ford celebrated his first Mass at the co-cathedral.

Young Adult Events

Young adult events in Brooklyn and Queens in the coming days.

Futures’ Spirit of Christmas Spectacular Supports Catholic Education

Futures in Education of the Diocese of Brooklyn presents its annual the Spirit of Christmas Spectacular on Monday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ David Geffen Hall. The concert benefits Catholic academies and schools in the diocese.

Upcoming Vocation Events

National Vocation Awareness Week is Nov. 5-11, and diocesan parishes are hosting an array of events to help young people consider their vocations.

Witness to Mercy Program for Ministers to the Homebound

The Witness of Mercy Program, part of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ Office of Mission, invites all who minister to the homebound to attend a morning of reflection at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, Nov. 18.

Fall Film Festival in Astoria

The Fall Film Festival at Immaculate Conception Church, Astoria, gets underway this month. The schedule includes three film night, all accredited by the diocesan Faith Formation Office and the Sacred Heart Institute.