More than 250 Spanish-speaking pilgrims from St. Matthias parish, Ridgewood, made a Jubilee Year of Mercy pilgrimage to the Basilica of Regina Pacis, Bensonhurst.
Six busloads of pilgrims from St. Finbar Church, Bath Beach, including four buses of children from the religious education program, arrived May 7 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, to pay a visit to the Holy Door that commemorates the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Sharing and celebrating the joy of faith with thousands of Catholic teenagers from around the globe was a rare moment that not many people are able to experience, a U.S. teen said during an April 23 youth rally at Rome’s Olympic Stadium.
On Holy Thursday, Ann Sieben was among a few women to get their feet washed at the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame. While Quebec Auxiliary Bishop Gaetan Proulx dried her foot with a towel, they exchanged a smile, both contemplating the symbol within the symbol.
During this Holy Year of Mercy, the faithful in Brooklyn joined Catholics throughout the world in responding to a request Jesus made through St. Faustina. Jesus promised great graces to anyone who trusts in His Mercy, especially through veneration of this image.
While the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens was granted six Holy Doors in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, there actually exists a seventh set of Holy Doors within the diocese at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lebanon in Brooklyn Heights.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio led a Jubilee Year of Mercy Holy Hour for diocesan priests March 13 at Our Lady of Hope Church, Middle Village. It was the last of four prayer services held for priests during Lent.
God is always willing to welcome His sons and daughters back to His merciful embrace. That was the message resonating at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, Downtown Brooklyn, as the Diocese of Brooklyn started “24 Hours for the Lord.”
Alcoholics Anonymous is a program of recovery from alcoholism based on principles that form the foundation for a new way of living. Reflecting on these steps, Msgr. Joseph Calise invites readers to see the parable of the Prodigal Son in a new light.
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Divine Mercy parish in Greenpoint, is offering several mercy-themed events, including its ongoing Witness to Mercy Series with a different speaker and focus each month.