Catholic War Vets Seek ‘Young Blood’ to Carry on Vital Services

The Catholic War Veterans & Auxiliary of the United States worry there is no one to continue their work in the future. The group’s leaders want to recruit younger vets who can keep services going once the current class of Vietnam-era vets is no longer active.

Blessed Sacrament Food Ministry Thrives During Pandemic

A prayer group at Blessed Sacrament Church in Jackson Heights, Queens started to deliver a few groceries to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.  But this ministry has flourished into a parish-supported effort, now serving as many as 300 families each week.

Father Jose Diaz

The invitation to discipleship for Father Jose Diaz, 28, came in the form of a letter from a concerned friend during high school.

Obituary: Sister Molly McGuire, G.N.S.H.

Sister Molly McGuire, G.N.S.H., 98, a member of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart for 84 years, died at St. Joseph’s Manor, Meadowbrook, Pa., Jan. 27.

SJU Students Meet and Pray with Religious

This week’s Tablet TALK features a visiting Our Lady of Charity statue in Queens, invites readers to run, walk or bike to benefit a Brooklyn food pantry, highlights a meet and greet event for college students and religious men and women and more.

Fathers from Afar Aid Diocese During Summer

Every summer, about 80 priests from around the world visit the diocese to cover for local priests, who go on vacation. “But don’t think you are just here to fill in.”

Former B’klyn Pastor Dies in California

Father Carlos Valencia, 58, former pastor of Visitation B.V.M. Church, Red Hook, died July 29 in California. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 10 in Park Slope.

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.

Reflecting on 50 Years Of Being a Priest

March 26, 1966 – a day I remember as though it were yesterday. A few minutes before 8 a.m., I stood together with several other young men about to be ordained priests in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Innsbruck, Austria.