Young people were able to encounter the church in a big way as they prayed with nearly 20,000 teens from more than 100 dioceses at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). The Diocese of Brooklyn brought teens from St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands; St. Sebastian’s, Woodside; St. Dominic’s, Bensonhurst, and St. Mark’s, Sheepshead Bay.
The end of the liturgical calendar has become an opportunity for new beginnings at Christ the King, Springfield Gardens.
Saint Philomena, the patron saint of youth and babies, died on Aug. 10, 304, at the age of 13. She was canonized in 1837 and her feast day is Aug.11. An interesting fact is that she died on a Friday at 3 p.m. just like when Jesus did on Good Friday.
One way the Diocese of Brooklyn is helping “tweens” and early teens deal with the awkwardness they often face: Hosting a prayer rally reaffirming that every person is made in the image and likeness of God.
History. Strange how much it truly impacts an identity, whether it be a nation or an individual. It’s a person’s kryptonite. Until it’s not— at least for some.
A Pew Research Center study released on Oct. 17 shows that Americans who identify as “nones” — those describing themselves as atheists or agnostics or having no religious affiliation — are the biggest group in the country, outnumbering Catholics.
It took more than nine months of planning, but for the first time, the “One Youth Rally” retreat on Oct. 5 brought together teens from the 10 different Queens parishes within Deanery 5 for a a variety of opportunities for the youth to grow in their faith.
There are many businesses in the world. Some are darker than others, but the darkest among them is human trafficking.
The new CYO Kings County boys’ basketball league will feature the same rules, mission and values as the parent diocesan CYO league.
The Mary Louis Academy’s Robotics Team has strengthened the interest of many students in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) as we worked and planned to build our robot for this year’s theme “Deep Space” at FIRST Competition.