At St. Nicholas of Tolentine’s, at least 200 educators, from parish religious education directors to Catholic school teachers, gathered for a literal and spiritual feeding in the parish hall. They engaged in dinner conversation about their religious education programs, while listening a discussion about how to better lead their classes as catechists.
On May 16, the Brooklyn Diocese honored the service of laymen and women at the eighth annual diocesan recognition Mass and celebration, at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Jamaica.
Jim and Angela Calncey have been married for 50 years, and Angela summed their marriage up simply: “Without Jesus you can’t do it.”
In the same spirit as on their wedding days, more than 100 husbands and wives rededicated themselves to each other at the annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass, June 9.
More than 2,000 middle school and high school students from nearly 60 parishes across the diocese spent their Saturday at St. John’s University for Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day. Part day-retreat, part praise and worship concert, the full-day schedule was coordinated by the diocesan School of Evangelization.
Religious education leaders gathered at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, for the second annual Catechetical Summit with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
To announce Catechetical Sunday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops states, “This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on Sept. 17, 2017. This year’s theme will be ‘Living as Missionary Disciples.’ Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry.