Many families in need will be having a turkey for Thanksgiving, despite the high price for the bird — nearly $2 per pound according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (73% higher than last year) — thanks to Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, which distributed free turkeys at Holy Innocents Church in Flatbush, on Monday, Nov. 21.
Father Patrick Keating
Diversity Celebrated at 2022 CMS Shining Star Award Dinner
Catholic Migration Services conducted the first of two awards dinners Friday, Sept. 30, at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island to honor the recipients of this year’s Shining Star Awards.
CCBQ Honors Five; Raises $1.8M At Humanitarian Awards Dinner
The ballroom of Cipriani Wall Street was so crowded for the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner on Sept. 29 that Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, CEO of Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, remarked, “You couldn’t put another table in here if you tried.”
Diocese Announces New Vicar General, Other Top Positions
Bishop Robert Brennan announced Wednesday several prominent changes to his Chancery administration.
Navy Chaplain Rise in Rank Draws on Experiences in NYC
Father Donelson Thevenin considers himself lucky to have had a wide range of experiences — from ministering to parishioners at churches to counseling sailors aboard battleships as a U.S. Navy chaplain.
Efforts Made by Diocese to Get Haiti Donations In Proper Hands
Parishioners who donate to special collections in the Diocese of Brooklyn for Haiti disaster relief can feel confident their donations will reach their intended recipients, despite the turmoil in that nation, officials said.
Easter Monday? Yes, Celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection Lasts 50 Days
Easter isn’t over yet! Eastertide, or the Paschal Season as it is sometimes called, is the 50-day period that begins on Easter Sunday and lasts until Pentecost Sunday.
Center for Migration Studies Looks at Immigrants’ Health Risks
The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) of New York issued a 40-page study, “Mapping Key Determinants of Immigrants’ Health in Brooklyn and Queens,” on Feb. 23 and looked at the two boroughs neighborhood by neighborhood to determine which non-citizen immigrant communities are most at risk.
Catholic Charities Stays on Its Quest for Affordable Housing
Construction of a new home for low-income people was about to start last spring in Queens, but the COVID-19 pandemic rattled all aspects of normalcy worldwide.
The Bishop Valero Residence, a project of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, is expected to add 102 badly-needed apartments for seniors and formerly homeless adults. It’s located at 23-11 31st Road in Astoria, Queens.
Lawyers Pray for ‘Spirit of Truth’
Law professionals from all faiths are invited each year to take part in the Mass, which — according to Sarah Gozo, a former president of the local Catholic Lawyers Guild — aims to remind lawyers of their mission to help and love others.