San Damiano Mission Reopens With New Missionary Members

The lights finally came back on at the San Damiano Mission Catholic Church after nearly nine months when the pandemic began. Parishioners were welcomed back with masked smiles and open arms as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated the reopening Mass, which took place on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

Parish Eats Together and It Also Prays Together

At the San Damiano Mission in Holy Family Church, Greenpoint, parishioners and guests broke bread in the form of an Oplatek, borrowing traditions from the neighborhood’s Slavic heritage.

SJU Students Meet and Pray with Religious

This week’s Tablet TALK features a visiting Our Lady of Charity statue in Queens, invites readers to run, walk or bike to benefit a Brooklyn food pantry, highlights a meet and greet event for college students and religious men and women and more.

B’klyn Friars Continue Outreach to ‘Hipsters’

The gray robes worn by the Conventual Franciscan friars may not be fashionable in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, but the religious men appear to be fitting in just fine in the heart of “hipster” country.

Relic of St. Maximilian On View in the Diocese

The major relics of a Polish-born Franciscan friar, who voluntarily gave his life for a stranger in a Nazi concentration camp, are on pilgrimage in the Brooklyn Diocese through July 24.

Golden Year for St. Ephrem’s Class of ’66

This week’s Tablet TALK features a fun reunion for St. Ephrem’s Class of ’66, details on a visiting relic, a cause for celebration for Haitians in New York City and much more.

Tablet TALK: Parish Honors Its Patronage

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a “Walk with Francis” in Williamsburg, a poverty simulation in Manhattan, a Queens parish marking its 90th anniversary and much more.