Dr. King’s Legacy: a Movement of Welcoming

Parishioners and clergy in Brooklyn and Queens gathered to observe the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at Our Lady of Victory Church, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Jan. 18.

Be Doers, Not Just Hearers

For me, one of the most moving parts of a diaconate ordination ceremony is the handing on of the Book of the Gospels. The ordaining bishop has the Book of the Gospels in his hands and the new deacon kneels before him to receive it. As the bishop hands over the Book of the Gospels, he says these words, “Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you now are. Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach.”

Teaching the Truth

I think it would be safe to say that most of us have had one teacher in our lives that made a tremendous impact on us. Whether it was in grammar school, high school, college or graduate school, I’m sure there was one teacher that made us say “wow!” That person inspired us to work hard and to always reach our potential. One of the many images of Jesus that I love is of Him as teacher.

Heeding Words of Wisdom

I WAS TRULY BLESSED to have both my maternal and paternal grandmothers with me for most of my years growing up. Both of my grandmothers have now gone home to God, but I will always remember the way they imparted words of wisdom upon my sister and me.

The Greatest Consolation

Not only will Jesus give us the strength and nourishment that we need in this world, but He also gives us that same nourishment in the world to come.

We Must Believe

JUST THIS PAST spring, I had the great joy of celebrating Mass for our First Holy Communion children at St. Peter Claver Church. I could see the excitement and joy on their faces as they prepared to receive Jesus for the first time in the Most Holy Eucharist. It was equally a great joy for […]

Claverites Think Their Pastor Was a Saint

It’s been 75 years since the death of Msgr. Bernard Quinn, the founder of St. Peter Claver parish in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and the founder of Little Flower Camp in Wading River, L.I. His legacy is such that people believe he was a saint and his cause for canonization is currently before the Congregation of the Saints […]

April Mass Will Celebrate 75th Anniversary of Msgr. Quinn’s Death

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Rockville Centre Bishop William Murphy will celebrate a Mass commemorating the 75th anniversary of the death of the Servant of God Msgr. Bernard John Quinn. The liturgy will be conducted at St. Brigid’s Church, Westbury, L.I., on Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Following the Mass, a visit will be made […]