Papal Honors Bestowed At Co-Cathedral

Forty-nine people were honored Nov. 1 with papal honors distributed by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights. More than 1,000 people attended the vespers service and conferral of honors.

Shining Star Award Dinner 2015

Representatives of 26 ethnic ministries in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens were honored at the 2015 Shining Star Award Dinner, presented by Catholic Migration Services, this fall.

These Are the Stars of Diocese of Immigrants

For the past 12 years, the Shining Stars Awards dinner has been conducted by the diocesan Catholic Migration Services to honor the contributions to the Church and community by immigrants. It has become so popular that each year there are now two dinners to accommodate all the people who want to attend.

After Corporate Life, Time for Acts of Mercy

Patrick Morgan promotes the Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center’s mission, helping families overcome negative influences that impact their well-being and self-sufficiency.

Bushwick Parish Hosts City ID Card Center

St. Brigid Church in Bushwick opened a temporary enrollment site for IDNYC, a free identification card for New York City residents. The center will remain open until May 22.

CMS’s Town Hall in Woodside

Catholic Migration Services held a Queens Town Hall on Right to Counsel April 30 at St. Sebastian Parish Center, Woodside. Communities around Queens gathered to discuss their experiences in going to housing court without representation, and how the proposed bill, Intro. 214, will eliminate this hustle in eviction proceedings if passed into law. Over 130 […]

Flushing Church More Than Place to Worship

Spanish-language workshops at St. Ann Church in Flushing have touched on home safety, domestic violence, health and elderly care, emergency preparedness, immigration law and more.

Support the Diocese’s Good Works

As the Lenten season begins, I reach out to you, the faithful of Brooklyn and Queens, to ask your assistance in supporting the ministries of the Diocese of Brooklyn through a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal. On behalf of those we serve in our diocese, I take this time to thank you for your generous response to the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal and ask you to commit yourself to helping the Diocese reach our 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal goal.

Citizenship Assistance Workshop

Catholic Migration Services (CMS) and Make the Road by Walking (MRNY) present a Citizenship Application Assistance Workshop, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 301 Grove St., Brooklyn. Workshop for lawful permanent residents seeking citizenship with one-on-one guidance and legal counseling. Interested applicants will be pre-screened for eligibility and registered prior to the workshop. They […]

Migration Office Offers Help with New Policy

Following President Obama’s executive order announcing a new policy to allow certain undocumented individuals to apply for a limited form of immigration relief, the diocesan Catholic Migration Office will hold a special information session on this new policy Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. at St. Sebastian Parish Center, 39-60 57th St., Woodside. All are […]