Rousing Black History Month Mass Gives Thanks to ‘a Very Creative God’  

Heritage and faith were celebrated in unison on Sunday, Feb. 25, as the Diocese of Brooklyn recognized its diversity during the Mass of Thanksgiving for Black History Month. Energized Catholics of all cultures filled the pews of Immaculate Conception Church for the service, organized by the Vicariate Office of Black Catholic Concerns.

Bishop Brennan, Diocese of Brooklyn Welcome New Faithful With Service

As Bishop Robert Brennan stood at the entrance of Resurrection Ascension Church in Rego Park shaking hands and greeting people entering the church for the Rite of Election service on Sunday, Feb. 18, the symbolism was unmistakable. He was welcoming people into the church just as he will be welcoming the newly baptized into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil next month.

‘A Deep But Quiet Faith’: A Homily Remembering Patricia Brennan

The kindness of the faithful in Brooklyn and Queens, and in fact in so many places, has been absolutely overwhelming. My family and I are deeply touched by it all and thank you sincerely. While we are trying to offer our thanks as best we can, we don’t have the names of everyone who reached out to us in our time of need. 

Lenten Season Begins With Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral

A parishioner receives ashes from Bishop Robert Brennan. (Photo: Alicia Venter) DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Prayer. Fasting. Almsgiving. These are the three pillars of Lent. For many, that involves sacrificing something simple, such as giving up coffee or junk food. But for Bishop Robert Brennan, the 40-day season is also a time to take on a […]