After Pope Francis visited Our Lady of Knock in Ireland on the morning of Sunday Aug. 26, Holy Child Jesus parish in Richmond Hill held their own Our Lady of Knock celebration that same afternoon.
As St. Bartholomew Church celebrated its parish feast day, the Elmhurst parish was also proud of its new looks – showing off the completion of its $3 million renovation as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated Mass and blessed the church Aug. 24.
Parishioners at Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians Church in Woodside are now reciting the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at the end of every Mass.
About 1,000 people arrived at St. Leo Church in Corona to attend the Mass in honor of the Divino Niño of Charasol that came from the Diocese of Azogues in Ecuador.
Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills hosted its first of two Summer Sings in Queens featuring Mozart’s Requiem on Aug. 16. The Forest Hills Choir, in conjunction with the Queens Oratorio Society and Schola Sine Nomine, sponsored the event. The requiem was co-conducted by local, accomplished maestros, David Close and Ben Arendsen.
I first saw the flyer for the pilgrimage when I was headed to class one day at St. Joseph’s College in Clinton Hill, and I knew instantly that I wanted to be a part of that spiritual journey. I applied to be considered for the pilgrimage, not knowing about Le Puy and not knowing much about the Sisters of St. Joseph. I applied because I felt called to.
Fifty years after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a year after racial violence broke out in Charlottesville, Va., one Brooklyn priest made a powerful pilgrimage this summer to cities and landmarks associated with the civil rights movement.
History was made at Regina Pacis Church this summer when the Bensonhurst parish celebrated its first group wedding ceremony.
It is with great sorrow that I address the horrific stories in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report detailing the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy.
Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Ireland this weekend will be carried live on NET-TV, the cable television of the Diocese of Brooklyn.