St. James Beams New Tower Lights, Adds Exclamation to Bicentennial Celebration

A few days after becoming pastor and rector of the Cathedral Basilica of St. James in June 2019, Father Bryan Patterson noticed something odd about the historic church. He had been in DUMBO running errands; his evening stroll back to the parish came after sundown. But as he approached the campus at Jay Street and Cathedral Place, the basilica itself was anything but glorious. 

Easter Evokes Prayers for Peace in Ever-Violent City

Bishop Robert Brennan’s Easter Sunday message proclaiming the risen Christ’s victory over evil, resonated with a 15-year-old altar server for the Mass at Cathedral-Basilica of St. James.

Doing God’s Work Can Be Tricky Business

Along with spiritual responsibilities, pastors also deal with business-related tasks like building renovations, personnel management, and parish finances. But many of them struggle with completing those tasks while trying to focus on presenting the Gospel.

Foundation of the Diocese Began With Immigrants

For a beautiful building with such a glorious history, the beginning of Cathedral Basilica of St. James was actually quite simple: it was born out of a desire for convenience.