Catholic Schools Need CARE to Survive

When we reflect on the COVID-19 crisis, I pray we can look back on this period as the great turning point for our Catholic schools. Amid the suffering and uncertainty, the light of our Catholic schools shone through, especially in Brooklyn and Queens.

Local Religious Leaders Decry Anti-Semitism

In a sign of solidarity with the Jewish community of New York, local religious leaders — including some from the Diocese of Brooklyn — have issued a statement condemning the spate of anti-Semitic attacks that hit the New York City area late last year during Hanukkah.

LIC’s St. Patrick’s Parish Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary

One parish, three languages and 150 years of history. That’s the story of St. Patrick’s Church, Long Island City, which on Oct. 6 celebrated its 150th anniversary with a Mass in English, Spanish and Tagalog, reflecting its diverse base.

Using the Annual Catholic Appeal as a Parish Fundraiser

At St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Jamaica, Queens, we learned much of their success is driven by the involvement of their ACA parish team. Another compelling part of the Annual Catholic Appeal is utilizing the “over-goal” feature of the program to raise money for a special project at the parish.

The Parish Plan

Throughout our Diocese, countless individuals have made a lasting impact on the life of the Church and its ability to share the faith with the next generation. It all starts with a plan.

News Coverage ‘Lifts’ Giglio Feast

A fresh wave of able-bodied lifters has rejuvenated an Italian tradition that dates back more than a century in Williamsburg and more than a millennium in Nola, Italy.

Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon

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.

Youth Minister’s Thanks

Dear Editor: Gratitude and thanks are due to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, Paul Morisi and the Generations of Faith Fund.

Chef of the Year: Msgr. Gigantiello

Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, diocesan vicar for development, was honored by the Queens Center for Progress as “Chef of the Year” at its annual event.