On Dec. 29, 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Petrinja, Croatia, and surrounding areas — killing seven people, injuring at least 26, and damaging homes, churches, and other buildings. The earthquake was reported as one of the country’s strongest in history and parishioners from Most Precious Blood Church wanted to offer their support.
Seven priests of the Brooklyn Diocese are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their ordination as priests. Six of them were ordained on June 1, 1968 by Auxiliary Bishop John J. Boardman at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn.
Deacon Giacomo Panessa, a retired deacon from Most Precious Blood parish, Astoria, died June 24. He was 77.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Matthew J. Pomilio, a senior priest of the diocese, was celebrated March 29 at St. Hyacinth Church, Glen Head, L.I.
The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from the Faith Formation Program at Most Precious Blood parish, Astoria, embarked on a month-long quest to raise money for City Harvest and Syrian refugees.
Hundreds of people took part in the Good Friday procession organized by Most Precious Blood Church, Long Island City. Thirty-eight men carried six statues representing various scenes from the passion of Christ.
Three men, one from Ghana, one from Haiti and one from the Philippines, officially joined the ranks of the priesthood of the Diocese of Brooklyn on Feb. 24.
Sister Rosemary Anne Wood, C.S.J., a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 74 years, died in St. Joseph Convent on Dec. 10.
Sister Ann Maureen Oakman, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 76 years, died Nov. 11.
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