This year, the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens is proud to honor 72 sisters and brothers who have collectively given 3,315 years of service to the Church and the people of God. Brief bios, photos and more are included in this special supplement of The Tablet.
Little Sisters of the Poor
Sister Jubilarians 2017
Religious sisters in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens celebrating significant anniversaries in religious life were recognized at a Jubilee Mass and dinner with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, May 21.
Relief in Sight on HHS Mandate
A leaked draft rule from the Department of Health and Human Services exempting religious groups from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act was welcomed by church officials and attorneys representing the Little Sisters of the Poor, one group that challenged the mandate at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fancy Footwork Earns Gold For Forest Hills Students
This week’s Tablet TALK highlights ballroom dancing students in Forest Hills, an art show fundraiser for Haiti, an upcoming benefit for Mercy Home and much more.
It’s the Great Pumpkin Giveaway in Bayside
This week’s Tablet TALK features a pumpkin giveaway in Bayside, breast cancer awareness at a Rockaway Beach school, an upcoming and exclusive film event in Bay Ridge and more.
Bobbi and the Strays Visit Glendale
This week’s Tablet TALK features an animal awareness event inspired by St. Francis, Hispanic Heritage Month honors for Sunnyside’s Juan Rodriguez, an alternative Halloween celebration and much more.
Little Sisters Withdraw from 147-Year-Old St. Louis Ministry
The Little Sisters of the Poor are withdrawing from their ministry of caring for the elderly poor in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Mo., after 147 years of service.
Religious sisters and brothers marking significant anniversaries in religious life were honored at a Jubilee Mass by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, May 22.
SCOTUS Sends Two More Health Care Cases Back to Lower Courts
The U.S. Supreme Court has remanded two Catholic entities’ legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate back to the lower courts.
Junk Music Is a Hit at Seniors’ Residence
It was a junk filled day at Queen of Peace Nursing Home, Queens Village, when children from Holy Child Jesus parish, Richmond Hill, brought their musical talents for the residents to enjoy.