Our Lady of Mount Carmel Holds Annual Corpus Christi Procession in Astoria

Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria held its 11th annual Corpus Christi procession led by Deacon Ruben Mendez and Father Ed Brady. More than 400 parishioners participated in the event, benediction at four altars, which were prepared by the Italian Society, Filipino Community, Vietnamese Community and Hispanic Community.

In Solidarity, Local Catholic Youth Embrace Puerto Rico

Thirty-plus members of the Brooklyn Diocese’s Vicariate of Black Catholic Concern’s (VBCC) ambassador program arrived in Puerto Rico on July 1. Some of the members were out-of-state college students, and some, like Rajae Clarke, were returning to serve alongside their fellow youth ambassadors as alums of the program.

Msgr. Cassato Honored as Priest, Pastor and Chaplain

“Why me?” That’s the question Msgr. David Cassato, pastor of St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst, said he asked when he was told that he had been selected as a chairman’s honoree for the Josephine Foundation Follow Your Dreams dinner on June 21 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y.

Celebrating Corpus Christi in Flatbush

Father Raphael Munday, administrator, and Father Anselmus Mawusi, parochial vicar, led St. Catherine of Genoa parishioners in procession with the Blessed Sacrament in East Flatbush on the solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 23.

Msgr. Quinn’s Sainthood Cause Advances to the Vatican

The documentation supporting the sainthood cause of Brooklyn’s Msgr. Bernard Quinn is now on its way to Vatican City. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio applied the diocesan seal to a black box with a red ribbon containing the official papers at a vespers service conducted June 18 at the chapel of Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.

St. Pius X on the Rebound After Fire

St. Pius X, Rosedale, whose church was ravaged by a fire on June 16, is showing the world that it’s the faith of its parishioners that makes a community, not a building.