In the midst of all the noise surrounding teenagers – from the virtual world of cellphones and technology, as noted by Pope Francis, to even the physical, saturated noise within the confines of New York City – the Steubenville NYC youth conference made its way once again to St. John’s University, Jamaica, July 20-22. Carnesecca Arena was filled to near-capacity with thousands of high school students from the tri-state area.
Mother’s Day Mass became a massive multicultural celebration at the Shrine Church of St. Gerard Majella.
Teen News Flash keeps you up-to-date with youth events around the Diocese of Brooklyn.
If the patron saint of youth, St. John Bosco, could have stepped into Carnesecca Arena for Steubenville NYC, he would contemplate just how the third-largest indoor sports arena in New York City could have transformed into a snippet of heaven.
This week’s Tablet TALK honors youth and adults who have made special achievements in recent weeks, from graduations to judicial installations; highlights a Class of ’57 reunion; announces a golf outing in honor of Brendan Dugan, and more.
Father Josephjude Gannon, chaplain at York College, Jamaica, distributed ashes on campus as 200 students, staff and faculty members attended. Afterwards, he spent time taking selfies with students and staff.
This week’s Tablet TALK features “souper” students and parishioners in Queens, a school raising funds to fight cancer, a free opera (one-night only) in Brooklyn, details on a summer mission trip to Peru and much more.
Rafael Antonio Gomez, the father-in-law of Deacon Guillermo D. Gomez of St. Gerard Majella parish, Hollis, died Feb. 16.
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:
“In this church, thousands have passed through the door that celebrates the love of God,” said Bishop Tiedemann. “We gather in prayer and thanksgiving for the many blessings you and I have experienced as we passed through these doors.”