Bengali-Speaking Catholics Honor St. Teresa of Calcutta

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.’

Elmhurst Parish Shows Off New Look on Parish Feast

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.

Steubenville NYC

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.

Witnesses in the World

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.

Maryknollers from Brooklyn Observing Anniversaries

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.

Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day

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.

Christmas Mass Offered In Bengali in Queens

Traditional Bengali Christmas hymns and carols were sung when the local Bengali Catholic community gathered for Christmas Mass at Queen of Angels Church, Sunnyside.

Astoria Parish Retreat

October is Respect Life Month. This week’s Tablet TALK invites readers to participate in a pro-life prayer vigil, highlights upcoming fundraisers for the Life Center of New York and Mercy Home, and much more.

Good Shepherd’s New Altar Servers

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a new CD from a Red Hook nun, FDNY block parties in the boroughs, an August pilgrimage to Catholic shrines in Quebec and much more.

Gravesend Pastor Marks 10 Years of Priesthood

This week’s Tablet TALK features a special anniversary for a Gravesend pastor, art that gives glory to the Blessed Mother, a summer challenge especially for Catholics, an upcoming concert in Canarsie and much more.