One hundred years after the restoration of Polish independence from the German, Austrian and Russian Empires, Poles in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens gathered Oct. 20 in thanksgiving for their heritage at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights.
Brooklyn Polonia’s deep love and devotion to the Hidden Lord impressed the representative of the pope when he joined them in Borough Park for an elaborate Corpus Christi procession.
This week’s Tablet TALK offers opportunities to get a fresh start in this new year and highlights those who have made significant achievements.
Following an hour-long prayer service at St. Frances de Chantal Church, thousands of Polish-speaking Catholics took to the streets of Borough Park bringing both a literal and spiritual light of the Cross into the night.
Sister Grace Kenneth Prenderville, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, L.I., for 84 years, died on Christmas Day. She was 102.
The new ranks and members from the Diocese of Brooklyn are:
The following members of the Diocese of Brooklyn were invested into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Nov. 18 by Cardinal Edward O’Brien at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan:
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has embarked on a journey that will take him to each of the 22 newly formed parish deaneries during this pastoral year, 2016-2017. A deanery is a grouping of parishes near one another that cooperate and work together on special projects.
Seven priests in the diocese are marking their 40th anniversaries as priests this year.
During this Holy Year of Mercy, the faithful in Brooklyn joined Catholics throughout the world in responding to a request Jesus made through St. Faustina. Jesus promised great graces to anyone who trusts in His Mercy, especially through veneration of this image.