Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, the six auxiliary bishops and 130 priests of Brooklyn and Queens participated in a Prayer of Repentance and Sanctification of Clergy on Friday, June 8, at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.
The Feast of Corpus Christi honors the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and was celebrated with processions around the diocese.
Fifteen local women were recently honored by the diocesan ministry to Haitian immigrants for embodying the qualities of maternal figures from the Bible.
The Class of 2018 includes nearly 2,800 graduates from 18 Catholic high schools in Brooklyn and Queens. Each year, The Tablet recognizes one outstanding graduate from each school as a way of saluting that year’s entire class.
Auxiliary Bishop James Massa celebrated the Memorial Day Field Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea Cemetery in Lawrence, L.I. A small congregation of 25 people attended the liturgy that was celebrated under a large white tent surrounded by headstones decorated with flowers and American flags.
The new leaders were completing a three-year program conducted by the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis that included theology courses, workshops and ministry projects that were offered in English and Spanish.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced the creation of a new seminary in the Diocese of Brooklyn during the Pentecost Vigil with members of the Neo-catechumenal Way at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, on Saturday, May 19.
“I’m just a loyal member of the church who is trying hard to tell the story of Catholics in Brooklyn and Queens.”
The Tablet Editor Ed Wilkinson described himself in those words after receiving the St. Francis de Sales Distinguished Communicator Award at the 27th annual diocesan celebration of the World Communications Day, May 9.
A total of eight high school newspapers from around the diocese went head to head with one another in order to earn a top spot in one of the 12 selected categories. The Stanner newspaper of Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, swept this year’s Tablet High School Press Awards May 4 by earning 10 awards, including first place in General Excellence.
“We need to know our history,” Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said May 2 in his homily at Transfiguration Church in Williamsburg. The Mass marked the closing of the 50th anniversary year in Brooklyn for the Movimiento de Jornadas de Vida Cristiana, or Journeys of Christian Life Movement.