At Our Lady of Angels, the parish feast day literally turned into a feast. Father Mark Simmons, who celebrated the midday Mass, reminded parishioners the title of Our Lady of Angels, “refers to Mary’s place of honor with Jesus among the heavenly angels.”
St. Therese of Lisieux, known as “The Little Flower,” is one of only four female saints with the title “Doctor of the Church,” an honor that has been bestowed on fewer than 40 saints throughout history and signifies their importance as teachers of the faith whose lessons have far-reaching influence.
It was a great day to golf and give back to those who gave their all while working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic — local hospital and nursing home chaplains.
The mercury climbed to 91 degrees in Williamsburg on Friday, July 16, but faithful Catholics ignored the heat and humidity to turn out for a full-fledged return of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast and procession.
On July 14, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio officially accepted the first-degree relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis — tiny strands of his hair — that was brought to the U.S. from Italy.
Thousands thronged Williamsburg Sunday for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & San Paolino Di Nola. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish had faithfully hosted the feast since the early 1900s. This year, however, was especially thrilling for the feasters whose cherished event was canceled last year because of the pandemic.
The latest Brooklyn Witness for Life event, held July 10, took more than two hours to complete as members from the NYC for Abortion Rights coalition tried to block local Catholics from praying in a rosary procession.
When Kevin Costner’s character heard the whispered statement “If you build it, he will come” in the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams,” he took it as a direction to build a baseball diamond in his Iowa cornfields. The famous quote certainly applied to St. Bernard Church in Mill Basin/Bergen Beach after about 60 people attended the June 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the parish’s new bocce court.
The Tablet has compiled its list of books that people in the Diocese of Brooklyn are reading this summer. Here are our picks for this season’s must-read books.
“Officially, we are a part of this amazing diocese. I am grateful to God,” Father Israel Perez said on June 30, the day he and four of his fellow priests were incardinated and officially became part of the Diocese of Brooklyn.