Teen Volunteers Connect Faith and Service in B’klyn

Teens from throughout the Northeast descended upon the Diocese of Brooklyn, July 15 to fold clothes and give kids piggy-back-rides during a week of service organized by Young Neighbors in Action.

Msgr. Mahoney Served as Pastor, Vicar and Prep Seminary Teacher

A Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. John E. Mahoney, a retired priest of the diocese, was celebrated Feb. 23 in the chapel at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. He died Feb. 18 at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Flushing. He was 71.

Warm Welcome in Cypress Hills

Father Luis Laverde, the new pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church, Cypress Hills, received a warm welcome from the school community at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy on Nov. 28.

Obituary: Mary Cremins

Mary Cremins, the mother of the late Father John Cremins, who had served as a priest of the Brooklyn Diocese, died Sept. 21.

12 New Acolytes on Road to the Diaconate

Twelve men who are studying to become permanent deacons for the parishes in Brooklyn and Queens, were admitted as Acolytes June 22 at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa presided.

Generations of Faith Kicks Off Its Final Parish Phase

The third and final block of the Generations of Faith capital campaign in the Diocese of Brooklyn kicked off with a reception on Tuesday, May 17, at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston.

65 New Lay Leaders Are Ready to Serve

The Diocese of Brooklyn commissioned 65 new lay leaders from 34 parishes at a bilingual Mass at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Jamaica. The night was also a celebration of the years of service that catechists and ministers devoted to the Diocese of Brooklyn. Special recognition was given to Sister Alice Michael, S.U.S.C., for her 40 years of service to the diocese.