The ROCK Youth Group at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Belle Harbor spends quality time once a month visiting the retired Sisters of St. Joseph at the Stella Maris Convent in Rockaway Park.
High school seniors and faculty from Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, took part in their annual 12 mile walk called the “World Trade Center Walk.” The school set a new record of participants with more than 70 seniors trekking to Lower Manhattan from Queens.
In December, before students at The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA) pressed send on their smartphones or devices, they received a reminder that with one click, what they share on social media can drastically affect their lives down the line.
The youth group music ministry provided the songs and sounds for a parish novena Mass and adoration at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Jamaica.
Since starting my adventure as Youth Editor with The Tablet newspaper only three years ago, I’ve learned through so many people just how much the diocesan paper has been a part of their lives.
St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope, hosted Vocation Day for freshmen and sophomores in November.
From the excitement, glitter, and sophistication of New York City to the slums of Lima, Peru, deep in poverty, dirt, and garbage, Nooshin Nassiri has chosen to live in the latter as a young lay missionary for abandoned children at the Community Cenacolo’s Villa El Salvador Mission House called Help and Hope.
Young people were able to encounter the church in a big way as they prayed with nearly 20,000 teens from more than 100 dioceses at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). The Diocese of Brooklyn brought teens from St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands; St. Sebastian’s, Woodside; St. Dominic’s, Bensonhurst, and St. Mark’s, Sheepshead Bay.
In a collaborative effort between the two parish youth groups from the Basilica of Regina Pacis and Most Precious Blood-Ss. Simon and Jude, a night dedicated for fellowship and Eucharistic Adoration was held at St. Joseph Chapel in Bensonhurst, Nov. 15.
On one of the most historically rich days of our Italian community, I was fortunate to be on the diocesan float with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Mother Cabrini statue that was presented to our community in a procession and Mass which I had attended with my mother and many of the proud religious organizations.