Reawakening the Call: A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio
Nearly 100 members from the diocese’s different parish vocation ministries and Catholic schools were accompanied by clergy for the bilingual Hundredfold Workshop April 14 at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.
Holy Week events that took place throughout the diocese.
St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus parish, Greenpoint, took part in the Good Friday celebrations happening across the diocese and around the world with an emotional performance of the Stations of the Cross through the streets of the neighborhood.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio participated in the annual Way of the Cross through the streets of Bensonhurst.
Easter Liturgies were celebrated all over the diocese.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan joined Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and members of the Communion and Liberation movement for the beginning of the Stations of the Cross at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, on Good Friday morning.
Mass at St. Patrick’s Church began the day as the pastor, Msgr. Michael Hardiman, blessed both palm branches and bagpipers. He also thanked the committee for its hard work and welcomed Grand Marshal Martin Cottingham, director of the Great Irish Fair, as well as the new commander of the 68th Precinct, Captain Robert Conwell, and Fort Hamilton’s Commander Officer, Colonel Peter Sicoli.
Auxiliary Bishop Raymond F. Chappetto ordained two men as transitional deacons on their way to priestly ordination at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Astoria, March 24.
More than 400 mourners came to pray at the memorial Mass for Brooklyn priest Father Dagoberto Noguera, who was brutally murdered March 10 in Santa Marta, Colombia.