This Ash Wednesday, priests and bishops across the Diocese of Brooklyn imposed ashes in a new way due to the ongoing pandemic. Under Pope Francis’ recommendation, ashes were sprinkled on worshippers’ heads instead of drawing the sign of the cross on the forehead.
Knights from the Long Island Chapter of Brooklyn and Queens filled the pews at the annual Pro Vita Mass, held Jan. 25 at St. James Cathedral Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn.
Law professionals from all faiths are invited each year to take part in the Mass, which — according to Sarah Gozo, a former president of the local Catholic Lawyers Guild — aims to remind lawyers of their mission to help and love others.
When Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann thought about World Mission Sunday this year, a fellow Brooklyn-born bishop came to mind, Servant of God Francis Xavier Ford.
Marie Taccogna has been using sign language since she was 7 months old. Both of her parents are deaf, and so are her two adult children. And for the past 44 years, she’s worked as a sign-language interpreter herself.
On the birthday of the Church, seven students gathered at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn for their own personal Pentecost.
Holy Week events that took place throughout the diocese.
Deacon Manuel “Manny” L. Ramirez, who served at Holy Infancy Church, Bethlehem, Pa., died Feb. 8 at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem. He was 70.
Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros formally accepted the names of more than 80 children who are preparing to be baptized into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. The ceremony with the bishop – the Rite of Election for Children of Catechetical Age – was held Feb. 17 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn.
A Bishop, the State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus and two pro-life counselors were the honorees at the Pro Vita Mass celebrated Jan. 27 at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. James in Downtown Brooklyn.