IHM Pipe Organ Makes Triumphant Return

When Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish’s 1932 Kilgen pipe organ began echoing and sounding out of tune more than a year ago, Father Ilyas Gill wanted to breathe new life into the majestic instrument. The organ’s 25 ranks of pipes, three bellows, valves, and chassis — which had been last repaired in 1968 — were worn out and even completely sealed in some spots.

‘Foot Soldiers’ of Christ in the Brooklyn Diocese

“For a chaplain or priest to be there, it gives them some sense of peace and calm … and moments like this put us [chaplains] in a situation to exercise pastoral judgement. It’s about giving compassion, empathy and care. Bringing comfort to the family — that’s at the core of pastoral care, of what we do.”

Pakistani Ministry Marks 25th Year in Diocese

On the first Sunday of Advent, the diocesan ministry to Pakistani immigrants marked its 25th anniversary with an evening Mass, celebrated in English and Urdu, and a reception at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Windsor Terrace.

Father Robert Mema

Growing up as a nominal Catholic, Father Robert H.C. Mema, 28, never thought about becoming a priest until he journeyed through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

Sister Ann Helen Seguljic, I.H.M.

Sister Ann Helen Seguljic, I.H.M., 86, formerly Sister M. St. Ignatius of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died Jan. 21, at Our Lady of Peace Residence, Scranton, Pa.