Around the School Bell: November 16, 2019

Msgr. McClancy Memorial H.S. in East Elmhurst commissioned 16 students as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at their All Saints/All Souls liturgy. The celebrant was Father Jose Diaz from St. Leo’s in Corona.

Deceased Clergy of Diocese Remembered at Annual Mass

After Mass, Bishop DiMarzio and six auxiliary bishops prayed in the downstairs crypt at the Immaculate Conception Center for the 16 diocesan priests and deacons who have died within the past year and for the souls of all the clergy who have gone before. 

Diocesan Schools Tout ‘Trifecta’

The conference provided an opportunity for Catholic schools in the Brooklyn Diocese to promote three of their attributes: They are affordable for many low-income families because of scholarships; they outperform public schools academically; and they teach faith-based values.

Bishop DiMarzio Honors Donors to Annual Appeal

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio recognized “Court of Honor” donors to the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Annual Catholic Appeal in a celebration Sept. 14 at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston. 

Diocese’s Best and Brightest are Back in School

 The 2019-2020 academic school year in the diocese begins officially on Sept. 4. Almost 21,000 students have enrolled in 75 Catholic academies or parish schools in Brooklyn or Queens.

Cathedral College Marks 50th Anniversary With Mass and Dinner

The first graduating class of Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception in Douglastown celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 8. The reunion included a Pentecost Mass at the Immaculate Conception Center, followed by a dinner reception.  

Brotherhood of Priests Pray and Celebrate

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, auxiliary bishops and more than 170 priests gathered at the Immaculate Conception Center May 7, for an afternoon of fraternity, prayer and reflection.