Father Sean Suckiel, far right, is the head coach of the Blessed Trinity parish, Breezy Point, CYO boys’ sixth-grade basketball ‘B’ team. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

Parish Priest Doubles As CYO BBall Coach

Most parish priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn already take on a great deal of responsibilities. It’s in their nature to consistently give of themselves in the service of others. Father Sean Suckiel, parochial vicar at Blessed Trinity parish, Breezy Point, is no exception. Aside from his priestly duties, Father Suckiel coaches two Catholic Youth […]

St. Joe’s Athletes, Breezy Point Natives Garner Weekly Accolades

From St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn   Recognizing their outstanding performances on the court and in the field, Breezy Point natives and St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, student-athletes Lauren GaNun (Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge) and Shannon Fahy (Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst) received weekly honors. GaNun, a sophomore middle hitter on the Lady Bears’ volleyball […]

Superstorm Sandy

After Superstorm Sandy struck his diocese, Oct. 29, 2012, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was instrumental in helping with the spiritual and physical recovery process. Bishop DiMarzio assesses the situation in the Rockaways the morning after the storm ravaged the peninsula… He surveys the efforts in the make-shift relief center in St. Francis de Sales School gym, […]

Even though the rebuilding process is ongoing, runners took to the streets of Breezy Point for the 33rd annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s 5K Charity Race. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

Running for Revival In Breezy Point (with video and slideshow)

The Breezy Point and Rockaway communities are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy six months after the storm. Of the 2,800 homes, 2,400 remain unoccupied, with residents scattered about the tri-state area and beyond. About 130 homes burned in one of the largest fires ever witnessed in the state of New York, and another […]

Buckley’s-Kennedy’s Run Set for May 19

Even after six months, Breezy Point is still an area recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. But on May 19, the Breezy community will gather not recall the loss from the storm but instead to remember the support it received from the surrounding communities and beyond. This Sunday marks the 33rd annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s […]

Charities, Notre Dame Team Up

Alumni from the University of Notre Dame teamed up with Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to renovate St. Rose of Lima Church, Rockaway Beach, which had been damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Over a dozen volunteers aided in the clean-up of the parish’s basement and painted the walls and ceilings with a fresh coat of paint. […]