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.

‘A Time of Grace’ Lenten Mission

Augustinian Father Michael P. Sullivan will lead a parish retreat at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Midwood, Feb. 18-21.

Holy Week Services in Brooklyn and Queens

Holy Week Services

A guide to Easter Sunday services throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

Unwrap the Layers That Bind You

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.

‘Give It a Rest’ Becomes Part of Lenten Mantra

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.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio - Put Out Into the Deep

Springtime of the Soul

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.

A New Lenten Discipline

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.