For the first time, the Annual Catholic Appeal, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s annual fundraising campaign, will help fund youth ministry in the diocese.
Police arrested 69-year-old Nasra Alnadrahi at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on charges of cemetery desecration and criminal mischief connected to incidents at Shrine Church of St. Gerard Majella over the last few weeks.
The Shrine Church of St. Gerard Majella, Hollis, was vandalized twice in one week in September, according to pastor Father JosephJude Gannon, who said he believes the same person was responsible for both acts.
In anticipation of its 125th anniversary this fall, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Kensington is undergoing major interior renovations this summer – for the first time in almost 90 years.
Anyone who takes the opportunity to assist young people truly puts out into the deep unknown waters of how one generation can reach the next generation, especially in regard to the things of faith. Faith cannot be taught. Faith must be caught. Faith must be transmitted by faithful witnesses.
2017 saw the continued success of the diocesan wide Generations of Faith campaign as it has moved into the pledge collection phase, due to the efforts, enthusiasm and dedication of donors across Brooklyn and Queens.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, With tremendous joy, it is my pleasure to share with you exciting news from our Generations of Faith campaign. Nearly two and a half years ago, after an extensive planning study across our Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens and significant consultation with our pastors, lay leaders and parishioners, Generations of Faith was launched.
In thanking the congregation, Bishop DiMarzio said that he realized that people were so generous “because we believe that Jesus can perform miracles in our lives.”
Over 600 parishioners from more than 50 parishes attended the Generations of Faith Parish Team Celebration on Oct. 6, at Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach.
Our Lady of Solace parish in Coney Island has more than 500 registered families attending Mass weekly under the guidance of its pastor, Father Shiju Chittattukara, S.D.V.