Winter Storm Interrupts Diocesan, Parish Life

The arctic temperatures, harsh winds and snow that visited the diocese before and during Epiphany weekend canceled events, closed schools and brought down Mass attendance somewhat, but did not bring too much long-term damage according to a sample of parishes interviewed.

Year-End Thoughts

Given the finite nature of time, the choices and decisions that we make to spend this time becomes crucial. The new year stands before us for the taking. The question is will you?

Diocese Puts Bishop Ford On Road to Sainthood

The public phase in the process to make Brooklyn-born Bishop Francis X. Ford a saint has begun. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio formally announced the opening of the cause at a Mass Dec. 3.

Preserving Sacred Space in Brooklyn

Msgr. Kieran Harrington, rector of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights; Father Gerard Sauer, pastor of St. Mel’s, Flushing; and Father Jun Hee Lee, parochial vicar at St. Mel’s, participated in the blessing of EverGreene Architectural Arts‘ new studios in Industry City.

A Christmas Concert in C Major

The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture presents A Christmas Concert in C Major (excerpts) and selections from Handel’s Messiah, performed by The Schiller Institute New York City Chorus at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, Dec. 16.

The Miracle of Christmas

The Miracle of Christmas – a Christmas Musical Theater Production, featuring new live music and original songs – will be presented at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

Let Them Speak, In Tales: “Universal Faith”

She thought that the universe is considerably large, so it can be intimidating to imagine how small the Earth is compared to it – filled with stars, planets and solar systems.

Relic of St. Jude to Visit Four Local Parishes

For centuries, Catholics and others have sought the hope, refuge and strength associated with the prayers and veneration of St. Jude Thaddeus, also known as the Apostle of Hope.