On a 10-day U.S. tour to raise awareness about life in Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria, Bishop Matthew H. Kukah of Sokoto Diocese, visited Nigerians in Brooklyn to talk about the need for education, solidarity and prayers. The tour was sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need.
St. Fortunata – East New York Brooklyn
Tablet TALK: Keeping Msgr. Quinn’s Memory Alive
This week’s Tablet TALK highlights two new relics in Hollis, an upcoming Marian observance in Middle Village, a visiting Nigerian bishop in Brooklyn, the winners of an anti-litter contest and much more.
Tablet TALK: St. Joseph’s Feast in Glendale
This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a St. Joseph’s Day celebration in Glendale and an Easter Sunday concert in Red Hook, has details on Mercy Home’s Annual Luncheon and McAuley H.S.’s upcoming reunion, and much more.
Obituary: Father DeLaura Served as A Priest for 53 Years
A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Felice J. DeLaura, a retired parochial vicar at St. Thomas Apostle Church, Woodhaven, was celebrated there on Friday, Feb. 5. He died Feb. 1. He was 78.
Msgr. James Ryan Was a Priest for 67 Years
A Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. James W. Ryan, 92, pastor emeritus of St. Fortunata’s Church, East New York/New Lots, was celebrated June 26 at Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village, where he had been living. He died June 20.
Married Couples Explain How They Stay Together
Married couples marking significant anniversaries, ranging from 25 to 70 years, were honored at the annual diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration, April 25.
Flight to Egypt Inspires Catholics from Nigeria
The annual remembrance of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt by members of St. Fortunata’s Nigerian Igbo community blends African traditions with Catholic worship.