COVID Made Bad Situation For Immigrants Worse, Catholic Survey Finds

One of the main findings of the survey was that the demand for Catholic institution’s services from the immigrant community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased. And those Catholic institutions responded with a number of new services, the survey found. These included: financial assistance, COVID-19 testing, education, contact tracing, and quarantine services, mental health services, grief support and assistance with funeral expenses, and delivery of food and sanitation supplies for infected and other homebound persons.

Supreme Court Green Card Order Could Hurt Local Immigrants

In January, the Supreme Court ruled that a Trump administration order that makes it easier for the government to block immigrants from obtaining admission into the United States, or gaining residency status, can be enforced until a final court ruling is issued.

Diocese’s Diversity Represented at Migration Day Mass

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was the main celebrant, and the concelebrants included Auxiliary Bishops Witold Mroziewski, the diocese’s vicar for migrant and ethnic apostolates, and Raymond Chappetto, as well as at least 50 priests representing different ethnic groups in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Unity Through Christ on Migration Day

Immigrants from the various ethnic ministries of the Diocese of Brooklyn gathered for the annual Migration Day Mass with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, Dec. 1.

Theology on Tap

Eat, drink and join the conversation with other young adults at Theology on Tap, Oct. 15 at Mojave Restaurant in Astoria. Arrive by 7 p.m.

Shining Stars Honored by Migration Office

Thirty-three people from the various ethnic ministries in Brooklyn and Queens were honored by the Diocesan Migration Services at its annual Shining Stars Dinners held Oct. 6 and 13 at Gargiulo’s in Coney Island.

Rent Guideline Board Hearing

Join Catholic Migration Services and the Rent Justice Coalition to advocate for apartment dwellers at a Rent Guideline Board (RGB) Hearing on Monday, June 19, 5-8 p.m. at Founders Hall of St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights.

Catholic Migration Services Presents Its Shining Stars

Catholic Migration Services conducted two dinners on successive Fridays to honor the recipients of this year’s Shining Star Awards presented to parishioners of the diocese’s ethnic ministries for their service to the Church in Brooklyn and Queens.