How a Passover Seder by the Church Changed a Community

Sister Celia Deutsch, N.D.S., grew up steeped in Catholicism thanks to her mother, who sent her to Catholic school. Her father was Jewish, but as it turned out, being raised by parents of two different religions planted a seed in Celia that bore fruit many years later. 

Borno Brothers ‘Band’ Together for Haiti

Father St. Charles Borno, pastor at Church of the Holy Innocent and Our Lady of Refuge in Flatbush, has joined with his nine brothers to produce an album of Haitian-style worship music. The album is called “Chwazi Jezi” (“Choose Jesus”).

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.