On Sept. 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza welcomed parents and children outside the Mosaic Pre-K Center, which the city runs out of St. Bartholomew School, for their first day of in-person learning.
While time spent at a Catholic-based retreat won’t yield a material reward, a Pew Research study this year suggests that people who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than religiously unaffiliated adults and inactive members of religious groups.
Seventh-grader Ashley Cela was enrolled in public school until last year, when St. Bartholomew Catholic Academy provided her family with a scholarship.
The yearly feast of St. Teresa of Calcutta on Sept. 5 is catching up among the faithful in the U.S. Church. In many churches throughout the Brooklyn Diocese and neighboring dioceses, statues of the saint are put up to promote devotion to this ‘saint of the gutters.’
As St. Bartholomew Church celebrated its parish feast day, the Elmhurst parish was also proud of its new looks – showing off the completion of its $3 million renovation as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated Mass and blessed the church Aug. 24.
In the midst of all the noise surrounding teenagers – from the virtual world of cellphones and technology, as noted by Pope Francis, to even the physical, saturated noise within the confines of New York City – the Steubenville NYC youth conference made its way once again to St. John’s University, Jamaica, July 20-22. Carnesecca Arena was filled to near-capacity with thousands of high school students from the tri-state area.
While the situation in Bangladesh, where the country has taken in more than 800,000 majority Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing in neighboring Myanmar, and those seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, are undoubtedly different situations, Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C., believes there’s a shared lesson to be learned.
Three Maryknoll priests who are celebrating significant anniversaries this year were born in the Brooklyn Diocese. They are among 37 Maryknoll priests and brothers who will be commemorating their ordination to the priesthood or Final Oath as a Maryknoll Brother on June 24.
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.
Traditional Bengali Christmas hymns and carols were sung when the local Bengali Catholic community gathered for Christmas Mass at Queen of Angels Church, Sunnyside.