Summer is traditionally the season when families leave town on vacation, and church life often slows to a crawl. But in a year unlike any other, churches across the diocese are seeking to return to “normalcy” by hosting summertime events to entertain those parishioners who opt for “staycations.”
Father Michael McGivney (1852-1890), the founder of the Knights of Columbus, is a step closer to sainthood after he was beatified at a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut on Oct. 31.
In the confines of one of the vacant, quaint rooms within the diocesan seminary in Douglaston that houses not only the young men studying for the priesthood, but also more than 35 retired priests, sits a slim, older man in a casual suit.
Frances T. Beech, the mother-in-law of Deacon James F. Ruoff of Blessed Trinity parish, Breezy Point, died March 29.
The arctic temperatures, harsh winds and snow that visited the diocese before and during Epiphany weekend canceled events, closed schools and brought down Mass attendance somewhat, but did not bring too much long-term damage according to a sample of parishes interviewed.
Thomas J. Mitchell, a member of Blessed Trinity parish, Breezy Point, died suddenly July 12 at work. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Thomas More Church, Breezy Point.
Two sisters have shown the utmost poise in the realm of sports following the sudden death of their mother.
The 2016 Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) fall soccer season wrapped up recently at Aviator Sports Complex, Marine Park.
The new ranks and members from the Diocese of Brooklyn are:
Here are the times for local parishioners who participated in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 5