Crime Spree Raises Issue of Security for Churches

The vandalism, which caused more than $10,000 in damages, was part a spate of crimes at Catholic churches in northern Brooklyn and southern Queens this past summer, raising the already pressing issue of how churches in the all-urban Diocese of Brooklyn can protect their buildings and property.

Tablet Talk Fe. 16

No Bullies Allowed at Immaculate Conception; Narrows Community Theater; Forgiven and Set Free; St. Paul’s Singles Week Retreat; Christian Unity in Howard Beach

Divine Mercy Sunday Like a Second Baptism

Immersing oneself into the devotion of Divine Mercy Sunday is akin to emerging from the waters of a second baptism, explained Father Lukasz Kubiak of St. Helen, Howard Beach.

Tablet Talk Sept. 8

Tons of Fun with Catholic Charities; Kid’s Bereavement Camp; Death of St. Padre Pio; Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn; Grandparents;

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.

John DeRiso

John DeRiso, 77, one of the driving forces behind the Support Group for the Physically Challenged at St. Helen’s parish, Howard Beach, died March 8.

Howard Beach Honors Padre Pio

St. Helen’s parish in Howard Beach celebrated the Feast of St. Padre Pio with a candlelight procession and veneration of the saint’s relic.


Father Herald, CFR, displays socks that the parishioners of St. Helen’s, Howard Beach, donated to the men at the St. Anthony Shelter in the Bronx. During ‘Socktober’ more than 350 pairs of new socks were collected.