Welcoming New Catholics

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio baptized 10 people at St. Leo’s Church, Corona, during the Easter Vigil service. He also confirmed 55.

5K Honors Memory of B’klyn Assemblywoman

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, in partnership with St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Cooperation, sponsored the Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K race.

New Charities Residence Named for Bishop Daily

In a rare public appearance, Bishop Emeritus Thomas V. Daily was present for the dedication April 5 of the new Brooklyn Residence named in his honor sponsored by Catholic Charities.

Teens Share Faith at Diocesan Youth Day

The Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, hosted nearly 750 youth from all over the diocese as the final installment of this year’s Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day event.

St. Francis College Coeds Give Back to Communities

The Big Event is one of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation where the students of colleges and universities come together to say ‘thank you’ to the residents of their college neighborhood.

Artistic Masterpiece Issues A Call to Forgiveness

There’s a full court press on to urge Catholics to make use of the confessional on Reconciliation Monday, April 10. It’s a tri-diocesan effort with the Archdiocese of New York joining with the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre in a massive public relations campaign.

Park Slope Parade Honors St. Patrick

Under sunny skies, the Brooklyn Irish American Parade Committee conducted its 42nd annual parade along the streets of historic Park Slope last Sunday, March 19. James J. Houlihan, owner of Farrell’s Bar and Grill, led the way as Grand Marshal.

Ed Wilkinson

Local Church Continues to Grow Through RCIA Program

The Easter Vigil service at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica, Sunset Park, will take a little longer than usual this year. In addition to the dramatic symbols of light and special readings that are used, 52 people will be baptized and an additional 25 will be receiving other first sacraments.

Bay Ridge Parade Honorees

Msgr. Kieran Harrington, president of DeSales Media Group, will lead the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 26.