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.
With the four-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, Blessed Trinity parish, Breezy Point, is grateful for its community spirit – and having already reached 85 percent of it total goal in the Generations of Faith drive.
Fresh off another campaign, Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria, jumped right into the Generations of Faith campaign with the rest of the Diocese of Brooklyn and have so far met 65 percent of their Generations goal of $730,000!
“I’ve learned that I don’t have to be afraid to ask people for help,” Msgr. Noone shared of his experience in the campaign, “People are very willing to give a hand – never underestimate their generosity!”