Easter Triduum to Begin With Holy Thursday Evening Mass

The sacred Easter Triduum — which marks the end of the Lenten season and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil — begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Held during the evening of Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper is regarded as one of the most important Catholic liturgies of the year.

Chrism Mass to Bless Holy Oils Set for Holy Tuesday

The holy oils used throughout the year in the Diocese of Brooklyn for baptisms, confirmations, ordinations of priests and other milestone events will be blessed by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Chrism Mass on March 30.

Catholics Work at Grassroots Level to Improve Neighborhoods

Vincent Arcuri Jr., a parishioner of St. Pancras Church, recalled that when he was 18, he joined the Knights of Columbus at the urging of fellow parishioners. Years later, he applied for membership on Queens Community Board 5 and was appointed. He is now the board’s chairman.

Former Firefighter Is a Local Inventor

More than a decade ago in 2009, a new H1N1 influenza virus emerged, causing the first global flu pandemic in 40 years. It was during the following 15-month-long period that the public became more conscientious and exercised extra health and safety precautions.