Affordable Housing Proponents Seek Property Tax Reform 

Property tax reform advocates say the owners of homes in low-income neighborhoods shoulder greater tax burdens than owners of homes in more affluent areas. The Nehemiah Homeowners Association, Tax Equity Now New York, and Father Ed Mason clamor for change.

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Heritage Girls Take Oath of Integrity in East New York

Twenty-two girls from Mary, Mother of the Church parish, East New York, took their oath as American Heritage Girls on Nov. 8. During Mass, in the presence of God, their families and the parish community, they promised to “love God, cherish my family, honor my country and serve in my community.” One week later, these […]

50 Years of Faith in East New York

This fall, St. Laurence Church, East New York, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Mass of thanksgiving and a gala celebration at El Caribe Country Club, Mill Basin. At the dinner dance, Father Bony Monastere, pastor, presented the following awards:

Homeless Center Named For a Woman of Faith

Dr. Elizabeth Lutas has been called a “saint,” but she says she is simply doing the Lord’s work. On Jan 16, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ), along with its partners – the N.Y.C. Department of Homeless Services and the N.Y.C. Administration for Children’s Services – celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Catholic Charities Dr. […]

Running the Marathon for a Cause

Juana Carmen Rosario, a parishioner at St. Michael-St. Malachy, East New York, ran the ING N.Y.C. Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 3 for a special cause: children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. Through running the marathon, which she finished in four hours and 43 minutes, Rosario supports the Queens Center for Progress, an agency that serves […]

CSW2013: Salve Regina Catholic Academy, East New York

Largest School in the Brooklyn Diocese   Salve Regina Catholic Academy, a co-educational Catholic grammar school in East New York, opened its doors on Jerome St. in September, 2011, in place of three other local Catholic schools in the area that were closing – St. Rita’s, St. Michael’s and St. Sylvester’s. Local nursery school through […]

100 Years of Faith: St. Rita’s Opens Centennial Year

by Antonina Zielinska   During its first Mass of Advent, St. Rita’s parish, East New York, celebrated the opening of its centennial year. Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros was the main celebrant at the Mass to honor the parish that helped form him as a priest. He served his year as a transitional deacon there 42 […]

Obituary — Sister Marie Julie Condon, S.S.N.D.

Sister Marie Julie Condon, S.S.N.D., who taught school for more than 20 years before adopting a pastoral ministry focusing on the elderly, died of cardiac arrest Nov. 3 at Lourdes Health Care Center, Wilton, Conn. She was 83 and had been a professed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 63 years. Born […]

A Feast in East New York

by Marie Elena Giossi Parish children led the celebration of El Dia de Tres Reyes at St. Laurence Church, East New York, last Sunday morning. Traditionally celebrated on Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany commemorates the visit of the Three Kings, also known as Wise Men or Magi, to the Christ Child, whom they […]