St. Francis of Paola: An Italian Refuge for 100 Years

One hundred years after the Bishop of Brooklyn established a home for Italians looking for a place where they could belong, the congregation at St. Francis of Paola Church in Williamsburg gave thanks to God for their piece of heaven on Earth.

Pride and Procession for Padre Pio in Williamsburg

The Italian Apostolate celebrated the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death and the 100th anniversary of his stigmata with a procession from St. Francis of Paola Church, a worship site of Divine Mercy parish, to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

60 Years Ordained

Five priests of the Brooklyn Diocese are observing their 60th year of priesthood. They were ordained May 31, 1958 by Bishop Bryan J. McEntegart at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Deanery Christmas Pageant

Parishes in Brooklyn Deanery 1 held a joint Christmas pageant in the parish hall at St. Francis of Paola Church, Dec. 16.

Deacon Orlandello Served Williamsburg Parishes

Deacon John P. Orlandello, 73, who was ministering at Divine Mercy parish, Williamsburg, died Nov. 27 at SS. Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coney Island.