With a Mass celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, at St. Brigid’s in Wyckoff Heights, Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay was installed as the parish’s new pastor.
Gabriella Ranaglia and Carmela Doshna, two grade-schoolers from Queens, stood in a sea of stars and stripes along New York City’s Canyon of Heroes to see the World Cup champions, the U.S. women’s soccer team, on July 10.
Faced with the harsh discrimination immigrants endure in the United States, one nun, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, frail but fierce, fought to help these marginalized in society with effects so miraculous, they could have been achieved only with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Thirty-plus members of the Brooklyn Diocese’s Vicariate of Black Catholic Concern’s (VBCC) ambassador program arrived in Puerto Rico on July 1. Some of the members were out-of-state college students, and some, like Rajae Clarke, were returning to serve alongside their fellow youth ambassadors as alums of the program.
More than 40 eighth grade students from local Queens schools, including Wieczorek, participated in the “Names, Not Numbers” program. The program was created by educator, Dr. Tova Fish-Rosenberg.The project is described as an interactive, multimedia Holocaust oral history documentary.
Father Raphael Munday, administrator, and Father Anselmus Mawusi, parochial vicar, led St. Catherine of Genoa parishioners in procession with the Blessed Sacrament in East Flatbush on the solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 23.
The Tablet, Nuestra Voz, NET-TV and DeSales Media Group took home a total of 50 Catholic Press Association awards, including Best TV Station (NET-TV), Best Multimedia Package and Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate.
St. Pius X, Rosedale, whose church was ravaged by a fire on June 16, is showing the world that it’s the faith of its parishioners that makes a community, not a building.
Marie Taccogna has been using sign language since she was 7 months old. Both of her parents are deaf, and so are her two adult children. And for the past 44 years, she’s worked as a sign-language interpreter herself.
Confetti, singing and signs of the cross were abundant at the 62nd annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade, held in New York City on Sunday, June 9.