On Sept. 8, the day in which we celebrate as a Church our Blessed Mother Mary’s birthday, there was a kickoff youth retreat with about 50 people involved at St. Joseph Patron’s church, Bushwick.
People of Bushwick came together Sept. 9 to elevate the name of one of their own, who died last year, and honor her legacy as a hero of the community.
Sister Mary Francesca Morelli, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, L.I., for 74 years, died Oct. 8. She was 93 years old.
The Diocese of Brooklyn commissioned 65 new lay leaders from 34 parishes at a bilingual Mass at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Jamaica. The night was also a celebration of the years of service that catechists and ministers devoted to the Diocese of Brooklyn. Special recognition was given to Sister Alice Michael, S.U.S.C., for her 40 years of service to the diocese.