Bishop DiMarzio Golf Classic

Aid to the Church in Need was the big winner at the annual Bishop DiMarzio Golf Classic conducted by DeSales Media Group, parent company of The Tablet and NET-TV.

Mount Carmel Devotion Spans Cultures, Generations

The closing Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel took place at its namesake parish in Williamsburg July 16 during the peak of summer, but July’s rising temperatures couldn’t take away from an overflowing congregation – mostly first-generation Italian-Americans and Haitian immigrants from around the diocese. They came to honor their Blessed Mother as a devotion that traces throughout cultural and family traditions.

Visiting Priests Come to Assist Diocesan Parishes

Father John Okeke has spent 18 summers serving parishes in the U.S., the last 10 in the Diocese of Brooklyn. In his native Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria, he is a pastor, but when he comes to New York in July and August, he gets a break from his day-to-day responsibilities.

Syro-Malabar Community Honors Father of the Faith

Vibrantly colored umbrellas, women dressed in Indian garb and people radiating with the love of God could be seen and heard as a procession headed out of Guardian Angel Church onto Ocean Parkway July 1.

Sister MVP

Even though the Collars defeated the Scholars, 5-3, in softball at MCU Park’s Catholic Schools Night June 25, Sister Shirlee Tremont, M.F.P., of St. Bernadette, Dyker Heights, was declared the Most Valuable Player for her two-hit, two-RBIs performance.

Blessing of the Bikes

Riding season is in full swing and that can only mean one thing in Bensonhurst – the annual Blessing of the Bikes at St. Athanasius Church.

Summer Reading II

Final call for your reading list: If you wish to have your summer selections listed in  the final installment of our summer reading features, simply send your titles and authors to

Cardinal Makes Pastoral Visit to Sunset Park

The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help welcomed its fellow Redemptorist brother and church leader Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., to preside over Mass as part the parish’s continuing 125th anniversary celebrations July 7.

At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Feast Honors St. Paulinus

Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish kicked off the 131st Giglio Feast in Williamsburg. Thousands came out for the first Sunday of the feast that runs July 5-16. To honor St. Paulinus, the 80-foot tall Giglio structure that weighs four tons is “danced” through the streets.