Turn Back the Clock – It’s Carnival Time!

“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).

Priesto! God Can Make Your Sins Disappear

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.

Films With a Lenten Theme

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.

B’klyn Pizzeria Posts Meatless Lenten Menu

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.

Preparing for Easter: More Than 600 Candidates Are Called to Full Union With Church

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.

Lenten Opportunities

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.

Lenten Regulations

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.

Lent Is Simple, But Not Easy

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.