150 Years Old, Bed-Stuy Parish Is Vibrant in Faith

St. John the Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, founded before the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, is the mother church of the diocesan seminary, a university and one of the city’s largest food distributing charities.

Father Robert R. Vignola, C.M.

Father Robert R. Vignola, C.M., former pastor of St. John the Baptist parish, Bedford-Stuyvesant, died April 27.

Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day

More than 2,000 middle school and high school students from nearly 60 parishes across the diocese spent their Saturday at St. John’s University for Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day. Part day-retreat, part praise and worship concert, the full-day schedule was coordinated by the diocesan School of Evangelization.

For Decades, Jornadistas Evangelize at Caminata

On a solemn and early Holy Saturday along the empty streets of Williamsburg, emerged hundreds of Latino youth and young adults outside Transfiguration parish. They were assembling into the line of march on Marcy Ave. to display their faith in full force at the Caminata 2018.

St. John’s Offers HS Students an Early Chance to Lead

Sacrificing one week from their summer plans, 10 high school student leaders, some from the Rockville Centre Diocese, but most from St. John the Baptist parish, Bedford-Stuyvesant, answered the call to be bold when it comes to learning about their faith, courageous when it aligns with their actions and willing to serve the greater Brooklyn and Queens community.

Holy Name’s Class of ’57 Reunites

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.

Diocesan Appointments – April 29

PASTOR Rev. William F. Sweeney, from parochial vicar to pastor of St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor, effective June 30. ADMINISTRATOR Rev. Christopher R. Heanue, from parochial vicar, to administrator of Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill, effective April 1. PAROCHIAL VICAR Rev. Carlos C. Velasquez, from parochial vicar of St. Sebastian, Woodside, to parochial vicar […]

Father Mark Bristol

For Brooklyn-born Father Mark Bristol, 31, the call to priesthood flowed and ebbed while in the U.S. Navy. Ultimately, he discerned God was calling him to be a fisher of men.