Maria Garces is an assistant preschool teacher for a community based organization that services low-income families who also volunteers as a religious education coordinator at Our Lady of Solace Church in Coney Island. Seeking to solicit funds to help buy toys for the 142 Catholic Sunday school students in the parish, she reached out to The Tablet.
Youth from Mary of Nazareth and St. Thomas Aquinas parishes in Brooklyn journeyed to California Nov. 10-12 for the National Catholic Youth Conference. The event’s theme was “Walking on Water,” and they came home brimming with motivation to achieve greatness for God’s Kingdom.
They came home inspired to seek greatness, despite their own limitations.
Catholic Migration Services is part of an effort advocating for free lawyers in housing court, which is guaranteed by law in NYC for qualifying tenants facing eviction. But now, 17,000 litigants who qualify for the service still don’t have one — but their cases are moving forward in court anyway.
Preventing suicides among former service members is a top priority of the chaplains working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Sharing that mission are Father Ivan Tyhovych (left) and Father Andrew Sioleti, chief of chaplains, at the VA’s New York Harbor Health System in Manhattan.
Father Robert Lauder has been enjoying movies for more than 80 years. Still, his favorites make for a short list, starting with “On the Waterfront,” from 1954.
The melding of philosophy and spirituality expressed in art — particularly movies — has turned Father Robert Lauder into a film aficionado. As a philosophy professor at St. John’s University he shows his classes his favorite movies, like “On the Waterfront,” and “A Man for All Seasons.” He wants students to consider if movies can “tell us something about God.”
Joann Ferrara, a pediatric physical therapist, met a little girl with cerebral palsy many years ago who told her something that inspired her to start a dancing school for the disabled.
The Diocese of Brooklyn is known as the “Diocese of Immigrants.” Its international flavor means that Mass is celebrated in dozens of languages and church pews are filled with parishioners of many nationalities. With that in mind, The Tablet is taking a look at how the different cultures represented in the diocese celebrate Christmas. This week, we focus on Nigeria, Brazil, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Frances Rhymes rubbed elbows with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Alvin Ailey, and Michael Jackson over the years, but her favorite place in the world is not some star-studded Hollywood party. She’d rather be in church.
The story of Father Thomas Byles from England is just one of many from the RMS Titanic, pride of the White Star Shipping Line, which met its fate on its maiden voyage in April 15, 1912. Father Byles was traveling to Brooklyn for his younger brother’s wedding.