Diocesan Mass for Solidarity and Peace

In response to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will celebrate a Mass for Solidarity and Peace on at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

St. John’s Offers HS Students an Early Chance to Lead

Sacrificing one week from their summer plans, 10 high school student leaders, some from the Rockville Centre Diocese, but most from St. John the Baptist parish, Bedford-Stuyvesant, answered the call to be bold when it comes to learning about their faith, courageous when it aligns with their actions and willing to serve the greater Brooklyn and Queens community.

Bay Ridge Parish Marks 125th Year

Our Lady of Angels parish in Bay Ridge will close the celebration of its 125th anniversary year in September with four events.

Year of Vocations Begins with Mass in Douglaston

Simply stated, without priests, there is no Eucharist, and without the Eucharist, there is no Church. So on the same day the Catholic Church celebrated the feast day of St. John Vianney, the patron saint for diocesan priests, seminarians from the Cathedral House of Formation in Douglaston, celebrated a special Mass and barbecue with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as the diocese officially opened its Year of Vocations.

Dominus Vobiscum

Auxiliary Bishop James Massa was the celebrant of the Solemn High Mass in Latin according to the Tridentine Rite at Holy Name Church.

Dr. Martinez-Saenz Is Named President of St. Francis College

St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, has announced that Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz will be the 19th president in the college’s 160-year history. He will begin his term in September at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, taking over for interim president, Timothy J. Houlihan, who filled the position after the death of Brendan J. Dugan ’68 in December of 2016.


Couple Married 74 Years, They’re Still Best Friends

St. Leo’s parish in Corona has many riches to help build the kingdom of God including two worship sites, a strong English- and Spanish-speaking parish base and the 74-year-long marriage of Nicholas and Nancy Pennetti.

Troops to Teachers Brings Veterans into the Classroom

A small group of military servicemen and women attended an information session at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, July 26 to gather intel on how to begin a new journey of sorts: serving their communities in the classroom through a national program called Troops to Teachers.