Pope Francis has called on the world’s bishops to gather in Rome for a synod, but long before the clergymen board their flights to the Eternal City, a great deal of preparation will take place — right down to the diocesan level.
As St. Joseph’s Seminary & College celebrates its 125th anniversary, seminarians reflect on the vast differences between their experiences and those of their predecessors in the 1890s.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is asking the faithful in Brooklyn and Queens to support parishioners and parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn affected by Hurricane Ida by contributing to a voluntary second collection at Mass this weekend, Sept. 25.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church installed an inscription in the sidewalk outside the building with the letter “M” to signify Mary, and a crown to remind all that she is the Queen of Martyrs.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined hundreds more for Mass celebrating the 125th year of St. Joseph’s Seminary & College at Dunwoodie, Yonkers. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, the rector, said the hill-top campus is “merely a branch campus of the one that the Great Teacher founded back in Galilee, two millennia ago.”
The Diocese of Brooklyn marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of St. Peter Claver Church on Sept. 9 — the saint’s feast day — with a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
Quiet, humble, but never ceasing in his various ministries, even up to his death, are among the enduring descriptions of retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq. His Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Sept. 2, at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights.
Parishioners who donate to special collections in the Diocese of Brooklyn for Haiti disaster relief can feel confident their donations will reach their intended recipients, despite the turmoil in that nation, officials said.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has the second highest population of Haitian-Americans and immigrants in the U.S. The diocese’s mobilization to help quake-ravaged Haiti stems from the solid bond between the long-suffering nation and the Roman Catholic Church.
Despite an air conditioner breakdown, parishioners filled the pews on Aug. 15 at St. Jospeh’s Parish in Astoria, Queens to celebrate the Feast of St. Rocco, the protector against contagious diseases. Because of the coronavirus, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said prayers for St. Rocco’s intercession are vital.