Pride and Procession for Padre Pio in Williamsburg

The Italian Apostolate celebrated the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death and the 100th anniversary of his stigmata with a procession from St. Francis of Paola Church, a worship site of Divine Mercy parish, to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Mount Carmel Devotion Spans Cultures, Generations

The closing Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel took place at its namesake parish in Williamsburg July 16 during the peak of summer, but July’s rising temperatures couldn’t take away from an overflowing congregation – mostly first-generation Italian-Americans and Haitian immigrants from around the diocese. They came to honor their Blessed Mother as a devotion that traces throughout cultural and family traditions.

At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Feast Honors St. Paulinus

Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish kicked off the 131st Giglio Feast in Williamsburg. Thousands came out for the first Sunday of the feast that runs July 5-16. To honor St. Paulinus, the 80-foot tall Giglio structure that weighs four tons is “danced” through the streets.

Maryknollers from Brooklyn Observing Anniversaries

Three Maryknoll priests who are celebrating significant anniversaries this year were born in the Brooklyn Diocese. They are among 37 Maryknoll priests and brothers who will be commemorating their ordination to the priesthood or Final Oath as a Maryknoll Brother on June 24.

Williamsburg Parish Hosts Lenten Events

Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, Williamsburg, will host “Everyday Conversion,” an evening of reflection and song with Doreen Firestone, on Sunday, March 4, at 7 p.m. This night will reflect upon Jesus and the Samaritan woman and conversations in our own lives.

Deacon Orlandello Served Williamsburg Parishes

Deacon John P. Orlandello, 73, who was ministering at Divine Mercy parish, Williamsburg, died Nov. 27 at SS. Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coney Island.

Early Childhood Center Meets Needs of Williamsburg Families

In the borough of Brooklyn and beyond, Williamsburg has gained a reputation as a vibrant artistic community. As the population has grown in leaps and bounds, the wider world is learning what locals have always known: Williamsburg is a great place to raise family! There is a growing demand for high-quality preschools in the neighborhood, […]