As Black History Month is celebrated across the United States, local history buffs may be interested to know that one piece of that history lies largely unknown in central Brooklyn.
Good people and good food. That’s what a passerby will find on the third Saturday of each month in front of the Bedford-Atlantic Armory Men’s Shelter on Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, where Mirlande Noel and her family, along with some volunteers, set up tables to feed the homeless, provide clothes and offer some solace.
Missionaries from the Institute of the Incarnate Word have been pounding the pavement this September to invite Brooklynites around St. Teresa of Avila, Crown Heights, and Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph’s, Prospect Heights, to church.
Steady rain didn’t stop the celebration of Caribbean culture along Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights on Labor Day. And the Catholic community was near the front of the West Indian Day Parade on Sept. 2 to proclaim their Caribbean Catholic culture and religion and invite others to join them.
Fun-Filled Catholic Schools Week at MCA Midwood Catholic Academy enjoyed an active and fun-filled Catholic Schools Week by playing its own version of Family Feud, holding a classroom door-decorating contest, hosting a living museum and having a laser light show. Students wore their wackiest socks on Crazy Sock Day, and each child donated a pair […]
by Marie Elena Giossi Failure is not an option for the biggest test ever to face the school community at Brooklyn Jesuit Prep in Crown Heights – staying open. Efforts are underway to secure $1 million to save this Catholic middle school, which has been serving low-income children for nearly a decade. New York Nativity, […]
by Antonina Zielinska Labor Day may be an opportunity for workers to rest, but the West Indian community of the Diocese of Brooklyn did not take a rest from glorifying God last Monday. With a song of praise for God on their lips, the diocesan contingent was hard to miss in this year’s West Indian […]
Massgoers at St. Gregory the Great Church, Crown Heights, clapped and sang as the parish gardens were illuminated with white and multi-colored lights to proclaim the start of Advent. Following the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass on Nov. 26, Father Lamartine Petit-Monsieur, assisted by Deacon Andres DeLeon II, began the lighting ceremony with a prayer. Head […]
by Antonina Zielinska People who came to see Brooklyn’s celebrated West Indian American Day Parade on Labor Day couldn’t miss the Catholics from around the diocese in red T-shirts marching and singing praise to God. With their shirts emblazoned with the words “Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn,” they marched and sang in the largest celebration […]