Images of backyard shrines to the Blessed Virgin adorn the pages of many Catholic novelists. They are a place-setting device authors use to plant familiar images in the mind of the reader.
Before the day ended Oct. 2, a caravan of men traveled more than 500 miles south of the Brooklyn border to drop-off thousands of pounds of relief and recovery supplies for those affected by tropical storm Florence in North Carolina. Except instead of representing the organization with the familiar logo of a red cross, these men will represent a different crest: the red, gold and blue Knights of Columbus councils from both St. Finbar and Most Precious Blood in Bath Beach.
Rose Heffernan, the mother of Father Matteo Rizzo, a retired diocesan priest, died Feb. 2.
Father John Maduri, pastor of Most Precious Blood, invited young men from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, to live in the former convent building.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. Joseph R. Rosa, pastor emeritus of Most Precious Blood Church, Bath Beach, was celebrated July 10 at the church.
This week’s Tablet TALK features a Canarsie pastor’s ruby jubilee, highlights an upcoming art show in Marine Park featuring religious works, offers details on a young adult retreat this spring and much more.
Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto will celebrate the Knights of Columbus Long Island Chapter Memorial Mass at Most Precious Blood Church, Bath Beach, on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The following members of the Diocese of Brooklyn were invested into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Nov. 18 by Cardinal Edward O’Brien at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan:
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio ordained 16 men to the transitional diaconate Nov. 5 at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie
Well-known Catholic speaker, musician, family man and professor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, Bob Rice will be one of the guest speakers at a Men’s Half-Day Conference at Most Precious Blood Church, Bath Beach, Oct. 15. The event is for men, age 18 and older.