Around The School Bell: “Come To Me” Retreat

Cold wind and snow made the morning of March 2 very dreary and likely a good day to stay indoors and under the covers. Surprisingly, the weather did not deter more than 150 youth from Deanery 7 in Flatbush who gathered at Our Lady of Refuge in Brooklyn for a retreat.

Flatbush Parish Hosts National Haitian Youth Rally

Energetic youth from across the eastern seaboard gathered at Our Lady of Refuge in Flatbush Feb. 23 to participate in the annual Youth Rally sponsored by The National Center of the Haitian Apostolate and The Brooklyn Haitian Ministry. The 2019 theme was “Lead and Be Fruitful.”

Memorial Day Street Fair

Our Lady of Refuge Church, Flatbush, will host its 18th annual Memorial Day Barbecue and Street Fair on May 28.

Father Perry Honored on Retirement

Father Perry Honored on Retirement; free book signing; The third annual Day of Recollection for Parish Musicians; Penny Carnival at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy, Bellerose; Catholics Continue to Care

The Jesuits Are Back Ministering in Brooklyn

Building on more than a century of tradition, the Jesuits are back in Brooklyn embarking on a new approach to collaborative ministry with a focus on youth and young adults.

Parish-Bank Partnership in Bensonhurst

This week’s Tablet TALK features a novena to St. Rocco in North Floral Park, prayerful soccer players in Bensonhurst, an honor for a St. John’s University professor and much more.

Father Michael Ugbor

After years of resisting the voice that has called him since childhood, Nigerian-born Father Michael Odinaka Ugbor, 37, finally surrendered to God in a diocese 5,000 miles from home.

Global Thinking Earns Honors for Elmhurst Artists

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a seminar on women’s health and fertility, a sacred sites open house, spring planting in Queens, an upcoming multicultural celebration and more.