The Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens held its annual Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon Dec. 5 at Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach, to raise funds for scholarships to Catholic elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens.
Dear Editor: Gratitude and thanks are due to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, Paul Morisi and the Generations of Faith Fund.
It was a day 58 years in the making. And for Gerard Langone serving as Capo No. 1 at the 12-day Feast that honors Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Paulinus in Williamsburg, it was well worth the wait.
Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, diocesan vicar for development, was honored by the Queens Center for Progress as “Chef of the Year” at its annual event.
Bay Ridge beamed with Christmas spirit when neighbors and friends gathered at Visitation Monastery and Academy Dec. 4 to light an outdoor manger scene and honor late civic leader Larry Morrish.
The Generations of Faith campaign has truly been a collaborative effort for St. Catherine of Sienna and St. Pascal Baylon churches, which united several years ago to form Our Lady of Light parish in St. Albans.
After receiving a papal blessing, Julia Bruzzese from St. Bernadette School, Dyker Heights, who is confined to a wheelchair, believes a miracle will happen for her.
In spite of warm weather and summer time schedules, Generations of Faith activity across the diocese continues at many parishes with Block 1 parishes raising just over $9 million since the July 4 holiday.
Generations of Faith reached the $50 million mark – surpassing even the most lofty projections for the summer months.
Faith, tradition, culture and community – all came together at St. Bernard Church, Mill Basin, for the annual Italian feast of the Madonna del Carmine, also known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel.