“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.
In order to assist the faithful of the Diocese of Brooklyn to take full advantage of the penitential and grace-filled season of Lent, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio would like to call attention to traditional practices, obligations and opportunities.
Catholics should use the season of Lent to look for signs and symptoms of being under the spell of false prophets and of living with cold, selfish and hateful hearts, Pope Francis said.
Lent is here again. It is an invitation to join Jesus in the 40 days He spent in the desert preparing for his public ministry. We must also prepare ourselves for the ministry of announcing His death and resurrection that we will celebrate this Easter.