Union Man Took His Ideas to the Grave Sans Headstone

In the late 1930s, longshoreman and union activist Pete Panto stood up to organized crime thugs, who kidnapped and murdered him. His grave has no headstone, but now efforts are underway to correct that.

More Than 1,000 Rally to Support Mother Cabrini Statue

The cause is personal for Msgr. Cassato. One night in 1953, David Cassato, then 5 years old, was headed home from his grandparents’ house. He turned to his father and asked about a photo he had seen. That night, he first heard about Mother Cabrini, who had helped Msgr. Cassato’s grandparents when they came from Sicily to the Lower East Side of Manhattan on 1910 with nothing.

Celebrations in Carroll Gardens

Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen parish, Carroll Gardens, welcomed its new statue of St. John the Baptist that was commissioned by the Society of the Citizens of Pozzallo, located on Henry St. It is a replica of the statue in the town of Pozzallo located in Southern Sicily. plaque

Brooklynites Rediscover Italian Roots

Carroll Gardens Parishioners Go on Pilgrimage to Land of Their Ancestors Parishioners of Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen, Carroll Gardens, led by their pastor Msgr. Guy Massie, returned on pilgrimage to the towns and cities in Italy from which their ancestors and founders had emigrated more than 100 years ago. “It was a journey to reconnect with […]

Sorrowful Mother in Carroll Gardens

Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez joined Msgr. Guy Massie, pastor; Father Cletus Forson, parochial vicar; and hundreds of past and present parishioners of Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen Church, Carroll Gardens, for the parish’s decades-old Good Friday street procession. Led by a large red cross, the faithful recall Christ’s Passion by candlelight, carrying statues of the Body of […]

Photos: Italians Honor Our Lady Of Sorrows

Brooklyn’s first Italian Roman Catholic parish – Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen, Carroll Gardens – hosted the Congrega Maria S.S. Addolorata and the people of Mola Di Bari on Sept. 8 as they honored the feast of their hometown patron saint, Our Lady of Sorrows, with a traditional Italian street procession and Mass. This year marked the […]