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.
Augustinian Father Michael P. Sullivan will lead a parish retreat at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Midwood, Feb. 18-21.
A guide to Easter Sunday services throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
Jesus calls Lazarus out of the tomb, and we read that Lazarus comes out, bound hand and foot. The Lord says these simple words: “Untie him, and let him go free.” The same Jesus, who is fully human and fully divine is calling to us, beckoning us to let Him untie us and to let us go free.
God has a plan for me, for all of us. If I let go a bit more of my own volition, that plan may become a bit clearer, and thereby, a bit more attainable. So, as we near the end of the challenging season of Lent 2017, I am adding “Give It A Rest” to my daily mantras.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As we have begun the season of Lent several weeks ago, I cannot help but comment on what Lent can mean for us. The word Lent comes from an old English word that means spring; therefore, it is not unreasonable to describe Lent as the springtime of the soul.
FOR LENT 2016, I adopted a new Forty Days discipline in addition to intensified prayer, daily almsgiving and letting my liver have its annual vacation: I quit sports talk radio, cold turkey.