Longtime Organist a Key Player At St. Gregory the Great

On Oct. 6, Father Frank Black, pastor at St. Gregory the Great, blessed the new pipes at a Mass, and the parish honored Gregory Jack, the organist, for his 40 years of playing the instrument at the church.

A Catholic Convert Canonized

Since the Oratory of St. Philip Neri was established in Brooklyn, its members have been praying for the canonization of one of the most famous affiliates of this religious community, the English Cardinal John Henry Newman. And their prayers have finally been answered.

Bishop Sansaricq Is Honored on His 85th Birthday

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy A. Sansaricq was honored on Oct. 5 by the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Haitian Apostolate at Our Lady of Miracles, Canarsie, for his 85th birthday and for his nearly 60 years of service as a priest.

‘Foot Soldiers’ of Christ in the Brooklyn Diocese

“For a chaplain or priest to be there, it gives them some sense of peace and calm … and moments like this put us [chaplains] in a situation to exercise pastoral judgement. It’s about giving compassion, empathy and care. Bringing comfort to the family — that’s at the core of pastoral care, of what we do.”

Filling Stomachs and Feeding Souls in Crown Heights for 20 Years

Good people and good food. That’s what a passerby will find on the third Saturday of each month in front of the Bedford-Atlantic Armory Men’s Shelter on Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, where Mirlande Noel and her family, along with some volunteers, set up tables to feed the homeless, provide clothes and offer some solace.

Xaverian, Diocese Confront Teen Vaping Crisis

The danger of vaping is real. According to a Sept. 19 weekly report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people with a deadly vaping-related lung disease rose to 530 from 380 the week before (38 states and one U.S. territory report numbers). Officials have said half of those patients are under 25 years old and 16 percent are younger than 18. Nine deaths have been reported.

Kings County League Coming to CYO

The new CYO Kings County boys’ basketball league will feature the same rules, mission and values as the parent diocesan CYO league.

Distance No Barrier for Parishioners Who Commute to Carroll Gardens Parish

Michael and Illisse, both 30, make the extra effort because they feel strongly connected to Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen’s. They aren’t the only ones. A number of parishioners, who once lived near the church, still come back to Mass there every Sunday, even after they have moved away. They come from Westchester County, Long Island, Staten Island and other parts of Brooklyn.

Police Still Searching for Suspect in Church Break-ins

Police are still searching for a man suspected of break-ins at three Catholic churches in Queens as well as of break-ins at three other churches and three commercial buildings, the New York Post reported.