Bright Christmas Donation Is Gift That Keeps on Giving

Last week, I invited those parishes and diocesan agencies that need help this Christmas to apply here for a Bright Christmas grant. For more than 50 years, The Tablet’s readers have been donating to our Bright Christmas Campaign that assures that no child goes without a gift this Christmas.

Beauty of New Mausoleum Brightens All Souls Celebration

Visitors to the new mausoleum at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, L.I., are immediately greeted by a beautifully carved statue of Christ the King, for whom the building is named. The statue is the work of DeMetz Art Studios in Italy and is one of two pieces from there to grace the new mausoleum. The other is a depiction of Mary.

Former Brooklynite Runs to Make Life Better for Everyone

When Bill Haffey runs by Our Lady of Angels Church on Fourth Ave. in Bay Ridge in this weekend’s New York City Marathon, he’ll smile and remember what it was like growing up in the neighborhood so many years ago.

Despite Gloomy Stats, Bishop Bolsters Spirit of the Clergy

In what can be described as a State of the Union for Vocations in the Diocese of Brooklyn, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio told the priests not to expect the numbers of priests to be as high as they were in the past. He was addressing about 300 diocesan priests who had come to Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington for their away convocation.

Irish Remember What Catholic Schools Have Done for Them

It seems only fitting that the proceeds from The Great Irish Fair are donated to support Catholic education in Brooklyn and Queens. One by one, the honorees at the Fair in Coney Island this past weekend came to the microphone to accept their laurels and almost to a man or woman, they thanked their teachers in Catholic schools for the success they have had in life.