It was a long time coming for the Diocese of Brooklyn to have its own Mother Cabrini statue, but the faithful finally got to see the final figure. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio unveiled and blessed the statue and shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini — also known as Mother Cabrini — outside her Brooklyn parish, Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen Church on June 11.
In 14 months, St. Francis College will be on the move again, from its longtime Remsen Street campus to a new, state-of-the-art location a half-mile away on Livingston Street, with a famous next-door neighbor — Macy’s department store.
Summer is traditionally the season when families leave town on vacation, and church life often slows to a crawl. But in a year unlike any other, churches across the diocese are seeking to return to “normalcy” by hosting summertime events to entertain those parishioners who opt for “staycations.”
In the latest in a sudden rash of vandalism attacks at churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn, black spray-painted graffiti was found on the exterior of Immaculate Conception Church on June 8.
Even as enrollment in Catholic schools has declined nationwide, the Diocese of Brooklyn continues to see positive enrollment numbers in its schools. Registration within the diocese’s parish schools and Catholic academies has jumped 1,500 students compared to this time last year.
The Class of 2021 includes more than 2,500 graduates from 16 Catholic high schools in Brooklyn and Queens. The scholars profiled here are young women and men who have distinguished themselves through academic achievement, Christian leadership and community involvement.
Parishioners and staff at St. Catharine of Alexandria Parish in Borough Park are celebrating completion of a $1.3 million renovation to the nearly 100-year-old bell tower at the church.
The Feast of Corpus Christi is commonly used as an opportunity for public Eucharistic processions, which serves as a sign of common faith and adoration in the community. After a year of not holding indoor or outdoor events due to the pandemic, parishes around the Diocese of Brooklyn took to the streets June 6.
The Tablet subscriptions sold during the month-long campaign resulted in more than $30,000 going back into students’ and schools’ pockets. Those checks are finally in the process of being signed, sealed, and delivered to participating students across the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Life as a food delivery man in New York City is anything but easy. Any one of them can recite a litany of concerns from road safety to the theft of their expensive e-bikes. In addition, lack of access to a restroom all day “is a big problem for us right now,” one worker said. Brooklyn-based Workers Justice Project believes they deserve a voice and aims to speak up for them.