Church Puts Faith in West Indian Carnival

Over a million people converged on Crown Heights to enjoy Caribbean music, costumes, ethnic fare and moko jumbies at the 48th annual West Indian American Day Parade. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio led a contingent of local Catholics.

Kujenga: Building Black Catholic Lives for 25 Years

Last weekend, 72 young Catholics participated in the annual Kujenga Youth Leadership Retreat, sponsored by the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns. This year marked the 25th Kujenga retreat in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

St. Joseph Honored as Role Model to Haitians

Husband, father, laborer and immigrant – that is how retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq described St. Joseph to more than 500 Haitian Catholics who gathered to honor the patron of the universal Church on his feast day.

Feast of St. Joseph Mass at the Co-Cathedral

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq will celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph Mass on March 19, 7 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will also be in attendance. The Mass will be celebrated in Creole for the Haitian community within the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. All are welcome. […]

Kujenga 2013: Diocesan Youth Take Up ‘Shield of Faith’ and Inspiration

by Donna Leslie Seventy young Catholics from 11 diocesan parishes were inspired to take up their shield of faith at the 23rd annual Kujenga Youth Leadership Retreat, Aug. 2-4, at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, L.I. Sponsored by the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns, the weekend retreat experience offers diocesan youth an opportunity “to […]

Prayer Service Remembers Dr. King (with slideshow)

The diocesan Vicariate for Black Catholic Concerns conducted a prayer service Jan. 21 at St. Teresa of Avila Church, South Ozone Park, to commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Readings from Scripture as well as the writing of Dr. King, along with personal reflections, were interspersed with prayers and hymns. Participants included […]

Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting (with slideshow)

The 2012 Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting, Sept. 20, paid tribute to an auxiliary bishop, a police detective, a police inspector, a politician and local Scout leaders. Held at El Caribe, the dinner is an annual event sponsored by the Catholic Committee on Scouting in the Diocese of Brooklyn. The Bishop’s Good Scout Award recipients were: […]

Tablet TALK

CCBQ Golf Classic Raises $150K Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) raised a record $150,000 at the annual Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Golf Classic at Sands Point Golf Club, Sands Point, L.I., Aug. 13. Proceeds benefit more than 160 CCBQ programs and services. Bishop Sullivan, second from left, enjoyed a round of golf at the […]

Holy Week Schedules Of Bishops in Diocese

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Palm Sunday, April 1 – St. John the Baptist, Bedford-Stuyvesant – 11 a.m. (Bilingual) Monday, April 2 – Penance Service – Immaculate Heart of Mary, Kensington – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 – Mass of Chrism, St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn – 8 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 5 – Mass of the […]