As the family of Daniel Enriquez, the Park Slope man whose shooting death aboard a subway train shocked the city, gathered for his funeral on May 31, his sister vowed to honor his memory by fighting to stop escalating gun violence in New York City.
Following his family’s footsteps, seminarian Brendon John Harfmann was ordained a transitional deacon on May 15 and will continue his path to priesthood. Auxiliary Bishop Raymond F. Chappetto was the main celebrant of the Ordination to the Diaconate, held at Harfmann’s home parish, St. Matthias in Ridgewood, Queens.
With a helping hand from the Knights of Columbus, the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace dedicated a new statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a ceremony on Dec. 12. The previous statue was seriously damaged by a vandal who toppled it from its perch and threw it to the ground on Sept. 11,