New Light Comes to ‘Everday Life’; Tree Transforms Grand Army Plaza

In a twilight ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 8, the Diocese of Brooklyn held its annual Christmas tree lighting beneath the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch at Grand Army Plaza. After it was illuminated, the 27-foot-high Douglas Fir, decorated with 16,000 multi-colored LED lights and accompanied by life-sized Nativity creche figures, was blessed by Bishop Robert Brennan. 

‘Check’ it Out: Contest Ends With Big Smiles And Big Money

The Tablet subscriptions sold during the month-long campaign resulted in more than $30,000 going back into students’ and schools’ pockets. Those checks are finally in the process of being signed, sealed, and delivered to participating students across the Diocese of Brooklyn. 

NY1’s Errol Louis Receives Communications Award from Diocese of Brooklyn

Calling him a “true leader in journalism,” Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio presented the St. Francis de Sales Distinguished Communicator Award to local journalist Errol Louis. Bishop DiMarzio bestowed the award, which recognizes an individual who has made exemplary contributions in the communications field, during a virtual event on May 26.

Msgr. Kieran Harrington Named Director of the National Pontifical Mission Societies

Msgr. Kieran Harrington of the Diocese of Brooklyn has been named the new national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples made the appointment. Msgr. Harrington will succeed Father Andrew Small, OMI, who is completing his second five-year term.