Bensonhurst Woman Calls Helping The Homeless ‘Blessing in a Bag’

With thousands of people living on the streets and sleeping in the subways, New York City’s homeless situation can seem like an overwhelming crisis. But one woman is gamely trying to do her part. Sandy Irrera knows she can’t solve the problem all by herself. “But I’m doing what I can, in my own small way, to help,” she said.

Mother Cabrini Monument Procession Is A Victory Lap For Her Devotees

A few hundred Catholics from all over the Diocese of Brooklyn marched through Carroll Gardens Sunday, Oct. 3, expressing their devotion to the patron saint of immigrants, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini. She began her U.S. ministry in that neighborhood more than 130 years ago.

NYC’s First Lady Snubs Mother Cabrini

New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray is facing backlash after ignoring public calls for a monument to be erected in honor of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first American saint. 

Msgr. Cassato Honored as Priest, Pastor and Chaplain

“Why me?” That’s the question Msgr. David Cassato, pastor of St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst, said he asked when he was told that he had been selected as a chairman’s honoree for the Josephine Foundation Follow Your Dreams dinner on June 21 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y.

Bensonhurst Streets Share The Sorrows of Our Lady

Balloons, confetti and shouts of “Viva Maria,” marked the 10th annual feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, also known as Maria Santissima Addolorata, on the streets of Bensonhurst last Saturday.

Celebrating Santa Rosalia

For nearly half a century, the Santa Rosalia feast in Bensonhurst has been honoring the patron saint of Palermo, Italy. Held this year Aug. 17-27, the feast stretches along 18th Ave. from 68th St. to 75th St.

Bensonhurst Feast Links Italians With Homeland

As Sicilians have done for half a millennia before them, local Italians in Brooklyn honored St. Rosalia as patroness of Palermo at the culmination of the 18th Ave. Feast.