The NYPD Brooklyn and Queens Holy Name Society gathered in Queens Village March 10 for its 99th annual Communion Mass and Breakfast to honor hero police officers and its departing longtime president.
“Bishop Valero will be remembered for his extraordinary human qualities – his kindness, his warm, welcoming character, his service and his professional qualifications. And also for his skill to organize new pastoral programs and infuse them with life, and for his constant support for the church institutions. But above all, he was a kind and loving priest, always with a smile in his face and a great affection for everybody.”
An interdenominational, honest and thought-provoking panel consisting of prestigious women theologians and academic scholars was held at The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA) March 10 as part of National Catholic Sisters Week. National Catholic Sisters Week started March 2014 and was created to highlight women religious through series of events across the country that would help to instruct, enlighten and bring greater focus to the lives of the sisters.
The Diocese of Brooklyn is demanding an immediate public apology from “Saturday Night Live” and NBC after Saturday night’s disgraceful and offensive skit in which cast member Pete Davidson, during the Weekend Update segment, said: “If you support the Catholic Church, isn’t that the same thing as being an R. Kelly fan?” The statement clearly shocked the studio audience as gasps could be heard off camera.
The United States’ Secretary of Education’s proposal for a new federal tax credit-based scholarship program is receiving the Brooklyn bishop’s stamp of approval.
One day after the passing of St. Joseph H.S.’ first lay-principal since the school was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph more than 100 years ago, a solemn memorial service was held for Caroline Latham at the Oratory Church of St. Boniface in Downtown Brooklyn, Feb. 27.
March 6 marked the beginning of the season of Lent and Ash Wednesday liturgies were held throughout the diocese at various parishes.
In its renewed beauty, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church (OLMM) is a testament of the living hearts of Mary and Jesus beating in salvation of the people, said Auxiliary Bishop James Massa.
The parish of St. Martin De Porres, Bedford-Stuyvesant, hosted its fifth annual art exhibit at Brooklyn Waldorf School, March 3.Local artists, professional and amateur alike, were invited to display their talents in accordance with this year’s theme: “Let Our Praise Arise.”
The month-long celebration of St. Patrick’s Day got underway with the 44th annual Queens Parade in Rockaway. The day began with a Mass for justice and peace at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor.