For the last several years, during the last weeks of November, a row of red ribbons grows on the iron fence of St. Augustine parish in Park Slope. Each ribbon bears the name of a person who died of AIDS.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined Muslim and Jewish leaders and other elected officials in offering moral and financial support to the Catholic community Dec. 4 after a vandal desecrated statues in front of Our Lady of Consolation Church, Williamsburg.
In desperation, a woman entrusted her two-week-old daughter, Maheen, to Our Lady of Refuge, leaving the baby with the pastor and parish staff.
“It’s very important to me because it shows other people and our children to be generous and kind always,” said Maria Catanese, who, along with her husband Alphonse, donated hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys to fellow New Yorkers through Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.
One hundred years after the Bishop of Brooklyn established a home for Italians looking for a place where they could belong, the congregation at St. Francis of Paola Church in Williamsburg gave thanks to God for their piece of heaven on Earth.
Thirteen men were ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the main chapel at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie. Five men from the Brooklyn Diocese, five men from the Rockville Centre Diocese, and three men from New York Archdiocese were ordained.
The relics of St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, are concluding their visit to the Brooklyn Diocese but devotees will still have the chance to see them in East Flatbush and Carroll Gardens.
Students from Catholic academies and schools in Brooklyn and Queens came together for a junior high youth rally on Oct. 25 at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston.
Proclaiming Jesus Christ’s redeeming love in the heart of Brooklyn since 1893, Immaculate Heart of Mary parish is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
A diocesan tradition dating back to 1922 commenced Oct. 27 when more than 2,400 locals from more than 50 parishes embarked on a daylong pilgrimage to visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.