Homeless Center Named For a Woman of Faith

Dr. Elizabeth Lutas has been called a “saint,” but she says she is simply doing the Lord’s work. On Jan 16, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ), along with its partners – the N.Y.C. Department of Homeless Services and the N.Y.C. Administration for Children’s Services – celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Catholic Charities Dr. […]

Canarsie Parish Sets Its Sights on Bright Future

by Marie Elena Giossi Floodwaters have receded and electricity has been restored, but the post-Sandy rebuilding efforts have just begun for residents in Canarsie. Having been designated as a Zone B evacuation area with only a moderate flood risk, Canarsie residents weren’t expecting the seven- and eight-foot high floodwaters that Sandy brought ashore late last […]

Corpus Christi – Canarsie Parishioners Take Their Faith to the Streets

by Antonina Zielinska Continuing the centuries old tradition of Corpus Christi processions, the parish community of Holy Family brought the Body and Blood of Christ into the streets of Canarsie, singing praise and adoration to God. After celebrating Mass, Archbishop Valerien Okeke, visiting from the Onitsha Diocese in Nigerira, led the parish community to four […]

Canarsie Parish Celebrates 50 Years of Faith Building

Sunlight streamed through the stained-glass windows of the Shrine Church of St. Jude, Canarsie, as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio gathered with parishioners and clergy to celebrate the church’s Golden Jubilee Mass, last Sunday, Oct. 30. Blessings were also bestowed upon the parish’s new prayer garden, dedicated in memory of Father Rosario Pitrone, founding pastor.