As a first-generation Haitian/Mauritian-American, Laguerre knew choosing a career that wasn’t going to lead him to medicine or business might raise some eyebrows in his family. And even though he had expressed interest in robotics and engineering, his natural proficiency in mathematics and connecting parts together pointed to his true vocation: leading others to Christ through sound and songs as a church music director.
The Tablet’s Bright Christmas Fund has made the Christmas season a little more cheerful for Lauren Barriteau, 16, a parishioner of St. Clare Catholic Church, Rosedale, and a member of the parish’s youth ministry group.
The Gospel choir-like singing strikes people as out of place in a Catholic church, and liturgical dance is unfamiliar to many. But Wilson said the groups that led the faithful in worship at the Diocese of Brooklyn’s National Black Catholic History Month Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux, Flatbush, on Nov. 17 are indeed Catholic.
With October as the month of the Holy Rosary, the faithful of St. Clare’s Church in Rosedale gathered to pray for healing, discernment and vocations, as cars and buses zoomed by.
It was two nights of spirit-filled prayer, praise and worship, testimonies, talks and fun entitled “Meet Me at the Well,” with youth members of a Queens deanery. The event took place in Jamaica on June 22.
The newest adult members of the Church came in record numbers to show their gratitude and fellowship at the diocesan Neophyte Mass, according to the director of faith formation.
With a four-hour-long liturgy, parishioners at St. Clare Church in Rosedale celebrated the most important night of the Catholic calendar.
Being an active member at St. Clare’s in Rosedale has given me the insight about what it means to be Catholic. Last fall, I started attending Faith Formation classes.
The theme of Kujenga was to inform the youth that we are not just Catholic, but that we are black Catholics.
When my mother first suggested for me to attend a three-day trip to Pennsylvania for a retreat, I was very hesitant.