Deacon Tom Cornell, a co-founder of Pax Christi USA as well as the Catholic Peace Fellowship and a decadeslong associate of Catholic Worker co-founder Dorothy Day, died Aug. 1 at his home near New York City. He was 88.
Pope Francis to Install Catechists, Lectors at Word of God Celebration
At his celebration of Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 23, Pope Francis will formally install new catechists and lectors — ministries open to women.
New Catechist Ministry Shows Evangelization at Heart of Church, U.S. Leaders Say
The U.S. Bishops Conference chairman of evangelization and catechesis is calling the Vatican’s recently instituted ministry of the catechist a “beautiful thing” to try to evangelize an increasingly secularized nation.
Pro Sanctity Movement in Diocese to Honor Founder, Local Clergy
The apostolic oblates and Pro-Sanctity Movement came to the Diocese of Brooklyn in the 1960s, when they established roots serving in different parishes.
Lay Leaders Honored at Annual Recognition Mass
On May 16, the Brooklyn Diocese honored the service of laymen and women at the eighth annual diocesan recognition Mass and celebration, at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Jamaica.
Foundations for Ministry Begins in January
The Pastoral Institute will be offering its 10-week, 20-hour Foundations for Ministry Program in two languages beginning in January in various host sites. This program is designed for men and women who are discerning participation in the longer Lay Ministry Program or who desire a basic update in theology for ministry. It is being offered in English and Spanish.
Lay Ministry Program Honors Parish Leaders
About 150 persons gathered at the Dyker Beach Golf Course on Nov. 5 for the fifth annual fundraiser, “Celebrating Lay Ministry: Working in the Vineyard of the Lord.”
Want to Serve? Be on Time!
Dear Editor: For at least the third time this past Saturday, I have had to “fill in” as a eucharistic minister … only to have one of the “assigned” ministers run up to our pew and say “I am here. I am on the schedule.”
80 New Lay Leaders Come Forward to Serve
At two recent full-day orientation sessions, the diocesan Pastoral Institute welcomed 80 new participants for the Lay Ministry Program. Coming from parishes across the diocese, lay leaders embark on a three-year course of intellectual, spiritual, human and pastoral formation that will prepare them for service in their parishes. Thirty-nine will follow the Spanish-language track, while […]
NCCW Past President Receives Cross of Honor
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Patty Johnson, immediate past president of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW), received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (For Church and Pope) Medal from Pope Francis.