March 6 marked the beginning of the season of Lent and Ash Wednesday liturgies were held throughout the diocese at various parishes.
Lent is a good time to concentrate on fighting the urge to gossip about others and instead trying to correct one’s own faults and defects, Pope Francis said.
Once again, the celebration of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection draws near. In our preparation for Easter, the Church invites us to observe the penitential and grace-filled season of Lent, which commences on March 6 with the observance of Ash Wednesday.
“God must be a Trini!” exclaimed one proud first-grader onstage just before introducing a lively performance that showcased the Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago cultures during the “Carnival Around the World” event May 18 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy (SFA).
Evangelization with a little abracadabra. St. Athanasius parish in Bensonhurst hosted Father Jerry Jecewiz’s “Priesto” and his magic act as part of its Lenten celebration. The priest-magician combines magic tricks with an important message.
Lent is intended to be a season of ongoing conversion for the baptized, as well as of increasing conformity to the message of the Gospel among catechumens and those coming into full communion with the Church.
Keeping to his Catholic values, the owner and pizzaiolo of Victoria Pizzeria, Gerritsen Beach, expanded his meatless menu on Fridays this Lent, as is his custom every year.
Split across three different sites in Brooklyn and Queens, more than 600 people shook hands with Brooklyn bishops Feb. 25 as a sign of welcome to the Catholic Church. Stretching from the Flatlands to Douglaston, the candidates seeking to update their union with the Church attended the Rite of Calling the Candidates to Continuing Conversion.
In order to assist the faithful of the Diocese of Brooklyn to take full advantage of the Lenten season, here are some upcoming events and opportunities for spiritual growth.
Our Lady of Angels in Bay Ridge celebrated Mardi Gras in style at the parish’s inaugural dessert night in the school cafeteria.