On Saturday, Nov. 4, Bishop Robert Brennan presided over a Mass of Reparation at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, after the desecration of the church during the filming of a music video.
Several months ago, Jimmy Wagner, a lawyer, donated money to St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish in Mill Basin and told the pastor, Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, to use it as the church saw fit. The parish chose to commission a statue of the Holy Family.
Teaching the Catholic faith isn’t just the responsibility of priests. Lay persons play an important role, too. It was in that spirit that the Diocese of Brooklyn marked Catechetical Sunday on Sept. 18 with priests blessing their catechists at Mass to start off a new year of religious education programs.
Bishop Robert Brennan announced Wednesday several prominent changes to his Chancery administration.
When Kevin Costner’s character heard the whispered statement “If you build it, he will come” in the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams,” he took it as a direction to build a baseball diamond in his Iowa cornfields. The famous quote certainly applied to St. Bernard Church in Mill Basin/Bergen Beach after about 60 people attended the June 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the parish’s new bocce court.