The Feast of Corpus Christi, celebrated on Sunday, June 19, gave the faithful in parishes across the Diocese of Brooklyn the opportunity to show their faith in action.
Friends of the late Firefighter Timothy Klein put aside their grief to continue his legacy of service. Members of the Fight for Firefighters Foundation have resumed a project to build ramps in homes to help people with physical challenges.
The first Mass held at what was then the newly established Parish of Most Precious Blood took place on the Feast of Corpus Christi in 1922. One hundred years later, Bishop Robert Brennan came to the Astoria parish to celebrate the feast and to remind the faithful of the importance of recognizing Jesus Christ’s presence in the Eucharist.
Bishop Robert Brennan marked his 60th birthday on June 7.
Three men on Saturday, June 4 added the title of “Father” to their names, and learning their parishes parish assignments in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Their ordination ceremony was the first for Bishop Robert Brennan since he was installed late last year.
New lives as Catholic priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn await three men set to be ordained Saturday, June 4 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Linda Keppel, associate principal of Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy, has spent 40 years in education in the Diocese of Brooklyn — first as a teacher for 31 years and then as an administrator for nine. She looks back on her career.
Maya Singh, an eighth-grader at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy in Queens, said she has enjoyed every minute of her time in the school, where she feels right at home and has made many friends with whom she has a lot in common. But one thing that Maya does not have in common with many of her classmates is religion. Unlike them, Maya is not Catholic.
Deacon Kevin McCormack, the newly-named superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn, has spent nearly 40 years guiding students at Xaverian, first as a teacher and then as principal for the past 15 years.
In a reminder to New York Catholics that abortion access will likely go unfettered in the state regardless of federal rulings, the state’s bishops are calling on the faithful to advocate with charity, sensitivity and clarity, and to reaffirm the Church’s commitment to walking with pregnant mothers.