Students at Catholic schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx will no longer need to log in for remote learning this fall as the Archdiocese of New York plans to fully reopen for in-person instruction. The Diocese of Brooklyn announced on April 27 that it will fully reopen its 69 academies and schools again this fall for in-person learning with the option of enrolling their children in online-only instruction for the entire school year.
The 2021 Catholic Education’s Year of Renewal Summit celebrated the Diocese of Brooklyn’s resilience during the pandemic and encouraged further development of vibrant, rigorous religious education in local schools and faith formation programs.
The 85 students at Brooklyn Jesuit Prep (BJP) — spanning across grades five through eight — took their religion lessons outside the classroom on Earth Day. They spent the last hour of their school day becoming stewards of the earth, cleaning up loose litter in their school’s vicinity.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who has put a lot of time and effort into increasing vocations during his time as the leader of the Diocese of Brooklyn, spent three days planting seeds for a large crop of possible new priests for the future.
Fifty-seven years ago, Michelangelo’s Pietà arrived in New York for display at the New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows. It was the first, and perhaps only, time that the prized sculpture left Vatican City, and the Diocese of Brooklyn was proud to be its home for 18 months.
A costly 18-month dormancy of Coney Island’s amusement parks faded away Friday, April 9, with an exuberant grand “reopening” of the neighborhood’s most iconic entertainment venue.
The economic fallout from COVID-19 continues to be felt across New York City’s commercial corridors, but there are entrepreneurs bucking the trend and opening businesses.
The 2021 Catholic Education’s Year of Renewal Summit will be open to the public and take place virtually on April 21. The event will celebrate local school students, teachers, staff, and parish communities who have made Catholic education possible throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) recognized Providencia Quiles, the president and acting principal of Nazareth Regional High School, for her leadership in keeping the co-ed Catholic high school open, up, and running for the last nine years.
The 9 a.m. Spanish Mass has outgrown the Basilica of Regina Pacis, so a second Mass will be at 7:30 a.m. Sundays, starting April 11. Msgr. Ronald T. Marino, the pastor, said word is getting out that people can finally return safely to Sunday Mass, especially in the Spanish community, which is packing the basilica each week.