Hurricane Relief Collections

This weekend is the second opportunity for the suggested parish collection to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Bishop DiMarzio suggested Oct. 1 as the date for a voluntary collection to assist Hurricane Irma victims. The funds will be distributed through the Catholic Charities National Relief Fund or sent directly to the affected dioceses.

Bensonhurst Streets Share The Sorrows of Our Lady

Balloons, confetti and shouts of “Viva Maria,” marked the 10th annual feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, also known as Maria Santissima Addolorata, on the streets of Bensonhurst last Saturday.

Bushwick Building Helps Teens with Special Needs

The parish and the state eventually agreed that the best use would be to provide a loving home for people with developmental disabilities who were being moved out of Willowbrook State School.

Local Pilgrims Visit Three Major Shrines in Europe

Msgr. Perfecto Vazquez reflects on leading 48 Brooklyn and Queens residents on a pilgrimage to the shrines at Fatima, Portugal; Lourdes, France and Santiago de Compostela, Spain, over the summer.

Local Colombians Celebrate Papal Visit to the Homeland

When Pope Francis addressed the Colombian people during a prayer meeting in Villavicencio, he told them that with the help of Christ alive in the midst of the community, it is possible to conquer hatred and death. He told them it was possible to begin again and usher in a new Colombia, despite more than 50 years of civil war.

Pastoral Year Opens

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, the auxiliary bishops and other priests in diocesan offices, celebrated Mass at Holy Name Church, Windsor Terrace, with diocesan employees to mark the opening of the pastoral year.