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.
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, 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.
The Msgr. McClancy H.S. girls’ basketball program hosts workouts via Zoom.
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.
As the pandemic was about to peak in New York City, and amid people suffering from the effects of losing jobs, one woman decided to do what she could to help a struggling community.
A small but vocal group gathered on the steps of St. Rose of Lima Church, Parkville, July 16, to protest the latest wave of religious persecution in Pakistan.
Rev. Daniel Kingsley, from parochial vicar of St. Martin de Porres, Bedford Stuyvesant, to administrator of St. Clare, Rosedale, effective June 30.
The Superintendent of Schools for the Brooklyn Diocese has announced plans for a September reopening of Catholic academies and parish schools, contingent upon a decision by Governor Andrew Cuomo on the reopening of New York public schools.
The first Sunday when churches were finally able to hold Mass proved to be a challenge at many parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn.