Father Christopher Heanue recently served his final Masses as administrator of Holy Child Jesus Church, bidding farewell to hundreds of parishioners who came to wish him well. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio recently announced a new assignment for him — rector-pastor of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Four new priests were ordained in a Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph on June 5 containing all of the splendor and tradition of the Catholic Church. Fathers Elvin Torres, Hung Sy Tran, Chin Nguyen and Robinson Olivares also received their assignments from Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
Four brave men who have answered the call to serve God in the priesthood will be ordained on Saturday, June 5 at a Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Serving God is a tradition in Michael Chirichella’s family — there are five priests in the family and a seminarian. Chirichella’s turn to serve came on May 30 when he was ordained a deacon after five years of study and intense preparation.
Determined to find a way to celebrate the jubilarians among the sisters and brothers in the Diocese of Brooklyn in the era of COVID-19, officials got creative and received a helping hand from technology to mark the milestone.
The faint rays of light faded at sundown Saturday from the stained-glass windows at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph. But darkness did not hold.
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper, held during the evening of Holy Thursday, commemorates the institution of the Eucharist as the true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the priesthood.
Jasmine Zuniga is one of the hundreds of people, called catechumens, who are enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) in the Diocese of Brooklyn and have been busy studying in their local parishes to be baptized into the Catholic Church. On Feb. 21, Jasmine and her fellow catechumens took part in the Rite of Election.
Six months ago, Pope Francis conferred the title “Chaplain of His Holiness” upon nine priests from the Diocese of Brooklyn in recognition of their great contributions during their times of service within the Church.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has three new transitional deacons. The men, who are on their way to becoming priests next year, were ordained at a Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph on July 11.