In the same spirit as on their wedding days, more than 100 husbands and wives rededicated themselves to each other at the annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass, June 9.
Auxiliary Bishop James Massa was the celebrant of the Solemn High Mass in Latin according to the Tridentine Rite at Holy Name Church.
Auxiliary Bishop James Massa will make his first visit to his titular See of Bardstown, Ky., on Saturday, July 16, for the bicentennial of the cornerstone’s laying at St. Joseph’s Proto-Cathedral.
Holy Week 2016 schedules for the auxiliary bishops of Brooklyn and Queens
God is always willing to welcome His sons and daughters back to His merciful embrace. That was the message resonating at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, Downtown Brooklyn, as the Diocese of Brooklyn started “24 Hours for the Lord.”
At St. Agatha Church, Sunset Park, about 300 Chinese parishioners plus a few dozen others joined Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, moderator of the Curia, in a joyful Chinese New Year celebration.
Year in Review: The diocese rejoiced May 19 with the naming of two new auxiliary bishops for Brooklyn and Queens – Bishops Witold Mroziewski and James Massa.
Fifteen new academies opened this fall and diocesan bishops have been visiting them to commemorate their first year.
More than 20 years ago, Pope St. John Paul II called on Jews and Catholics to be “a blessing to one another,” so as to be a blessing to the whole world together. The sainted pope’s words were literally fulfilled in Brooklyn last July, when newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop James Massa asked a friend of his, Rabbi Eric Greenberg, to bless him moments after his ordination to the episcopacy.
Just as Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. and the World Meeting of Families had come to an end and the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family was about to begin, families from Brooklyn and Queens came together for a Diocesan Family Day at Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge