Brooklyn Catholic Church Burglarized: Collection Box Cut Open

The collection box of St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in PArk Slope was robbed late July 31. The incident, which is under investigation by the NYPD, was discovered around 4 p.m. Friday by a Franciscan nun who was sanitizing the church pews, the Diocese of Brooklyn said in a statement.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Celebrates First Holy Communion

Fifty-one children from Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s CCD program celebrated their first Holy Communion on July 18. Two separate Masses, celebrated by Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, V.F., took place at the church in accordance with state and Diocesan safety guidelines.

Bishop James Massa Returns to St. Joseph’s Seminary as New Rector

Bishop James Massa, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, has officially settled into his new role as rector at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College. He was appointed to the position by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, mid-July, and succeeded Msgr. Peter I. Vaccari, who served as rector for the last nine years.

Early Childhood Center to Open at St. Mel’s

A new early childhood center is opening at the site of St. Mel’s Catholic Academy in Flushing and parents are hoping to expand the center at some point to include upper grades.

Diocesan Assignments – July 18, 2020

Rev. Daniel Kingsley, from parochial vicar of St. Martin de Porres, Bedford Stuyvesant, to administrator of St. Clare, Rosedale, effective June 30.