Regardless of their status under U.S. laws, local immigrants had no question about their status in the Church of Brooklyn and Queens last weekend: They felt welcomed as they came together to share faith in God and unity with each other at the diocesan Migration Day Mass, Nov. 18.
Eighteen strangers from the Brooklyn Diocese, ranging from DeSales Media staff to a retired nurse from Woodside, a bride-to-be/freelance construction project manager from Sunnyside, a retired school teacher from Long Island to a student studying English as a second language from Colombia, all gathered at John F. Kennedy Airport on Nov. 12 to embark on a mission trip. It would take them away from their everyday lives in order to help victims from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.
On Veterans Day, we remember the brave men and women who served their country so that others could enjoy their freedom. So let’s take some time to recognize the sacrifice of 2nd Lt. Peter Chappetto, uncle of Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto.
The members of the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, who have ministered in Brooklyn since 1990, have moved into a new home – Assumption rectory in Brooklyn Heights.
The first shipment of material goods from the Diocese of Brooklyn for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico has been sent.
The Maronite Patriarch of Lebanon completed his peace mission to the United States by celebrating a liturgy in Brooklyn Heights with his fellow countrymen.
In yet another example of the support New Yorkers have offered to the people of Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio visited San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday, Oct. 30.
Awards to students and schools that assist the missions was the highlight of the annual Mission Sunday Mass at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn.
The Tablet’s exclusive coverage on the devastation in Puerto Rico can be found here.
School children sang the praises of the Blessed Mother as they prayed the Rosary in union with each other and their diocesan bishop at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, Oct. 11.