Summer is traditionally the season when families leave town on vacation, and church life often slows to a crawl. But in a year unlike any other, churches across the diocese are seeking to return to “normalcy” by hosting summertime events to entertain those parishioners who opt for “staycations.”
Albert and Elaine Tontoh spend their weekends serving the church in song. Albert plays the keyboard and Elaine leads the choir at St. Catherine of Genoa Church in East Flatbush.
Father Raphael Munday, administrator, and Father Anselmus Mawusi, parochial vicar, led St. Catherine of Genoa parishioners in procession with the Blessed Sacrament in East Flatbush on the solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 23.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has placed Father Charles Oduro, pastor of St. Catherine of Genoa parish, Flatbush, on administrative leave due to an allegation of sexual harassment against him. An adult female employee of the parish made the complaint, which is currently under investigation.
Principals leading local Catholic academies and schools were honored at the annual Principals’ Longevity Recognition Awards Celebration at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. They were recognized for their committed service, leadership and dedication to the mission of Catholic education within the diocese.
St. Catherine of Genoa-St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy in East Flatbush provides an education deeply rooted in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ where Catholic values prepare each student to live a life of faith and integrity, ready to participate as moral citizens in their church, local communities and the world.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 8 for Father Robert J. Frueh, a senior priest of the diocese, at St. Saviour’s Church, Park Slope.
This week’s Tablet TALK features a Long Island City animal blessing, highlights the work of the Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center, reminds readers about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and much, much more.
“The main purpose of this pilgrimage is to rediscover and celebrate the mercy of God in the cold world,” said Father John O’Connor.
The religious brothers of the diocese were honored along with women religious at a jubilee celebration May 22 at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. They were guests of honor at a liturgy celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and at the dinner that followed.