At the Easter Vigil April 3, Jessica Rutherford became a full member of the Catholic Church, receiving the sacraments in the same school where she first began learning about Catholicism.
The faint rays of light faded at sundown Saturday from the stained-glass windows at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph. But darkness did not hold.
Photos from 2021 Holy Week celebrations and services that took place in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil in a dark and nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica.
Tens of thousands of new Catholics are expected to join the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil liturgies in parishes throughout the United States the night of April 20.
During what the Roman Missal describes as the “mother of all vigils,” the U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil in churches big and small across the country.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio baptized 10 people at St. Leo’s Church, Corona, during the Easter Vigil service. He also confirmed 55.
The newest adult members of the Catholic Church in Brooklyn and Queens came together to pray with their bishop just two weeks after receiving their first sacraments.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio baptized 27 catechumens during Easter Vigil service at St. Agatha’s Church, Sunset Park.
Jesus’ rising only changed people, His Apostles and each of us who professes His resurrection to life that could not be defeated by death, nor chained by fear, hatred and suffering. Jesus did not seek to settle scores with the Romans, Pilate, Herod, the Pharisees, the fickle mob. He just walked and spent time with His friends, accompanying them into life and love with the promise that He is always with them.