This year, representatives of 42 mission groups visited parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn to seek support through the Summer Mission Appeal. Their work exemplifies verses in Matthew 25, including, “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren you do unto me.”
People, events, and programs have all fallen victim to the effects of the coronavirus in our diocese. The latest, and one of the biggest victims, is the annual mission appeal.
When Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann thought about World Mission Sunday this year, a fellow Brooklyn-born bishop came to mind, Servant of God Francis Xavier Ford.
St. Bernadette’s School in Dyker Heights and St. Sebastian’s School in Woodside were among the schools honored on Mission Sunday at a Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn.