The fifth annual Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Hall of Fame ceremony recognized 10 deserving individuals who dedicated their lives to youth sports in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
For Brooklyn-born Father Mark Bristol, 31, the call to priesthood flowed and ebbed while in the U.S. Navy. Ultimately, he discerned God was calling him to be a fisher of men.
Whatever God places before Nigerian-born Father Uririoghene Melchizedek Okrokoto, 28, he will use it to give God glory. In fact, his first name means “the glory of God.”
The Diocese of Brooklyn commissioned 65 new lay leaders from 34 parishes at a bilingual Mass at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Jamaica. The night was also a celebration of the years of service that catechists and ministers devoted to the Diocese of Brooklyn. Special recognition was given to Sister Alice Michael, S.U.S.C., for her 40 years of service to the diocese.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan was the main celebrant of the Mass that kicked off the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan March 17.
Dozens of faithful attended a Mass for Peace and Justice at St. Josaphat Church, Bayside, on Jan. 22. The Mass was offered in reparation for the nearly 56 million babies aborted in the United States since the Supreme Court legalized abortion on Jan. 22, 1973. The Mass was one of many chances for the faithful of Brooklyn and Queens to pray for the unborn and the pro-life cause on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
For Father Daniel O. Kingsley, 26, the journey to priesthood began with one simple question: “Have you ever considered Cathedral Preparatory Seminary?”
Father Christopher Ryan Heanue, 27, says his “yes” to God and priesthood is something that happens everyday.