Bishop Begins Series Of Deanery Masses

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has embarked on a journey that will take him to each of the 22 newly formed parish deaneries during this pastoral year, 2016-2017. A deanery is a grouping of parishes near one another that cooperate and work together on special projects.

Former B’klyn Pastor Dies in California

Father Carlos Valencia, 58, former pastor of Visitation B.V.M. Church, Red Hook, died July 29 in California. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 10 in Park Slope.

Brother Jubilarians

The religious brothers of the diocese were honored along with women religious at a jubilee celebration May 22 at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. They were guests of honor at a liturgy celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and at the dinner that followed.

Father Marcial Thomas

As a seminarian, Father Marcial Thomas, 27, saw how God wanted to encounter and love His people and how priests can bring people closer to God every day.

Spreading Mercy

During this Holy Year of Mercy, the faithful in Brooklyn joined Catholics throughout the world in responding to a request Jesus made through St. Faustina. Jesus promised great graces to anyone who trusts in His Mercy, especially through veneration of this image.

Generations of Faith – First Disbursement

During the month of February, approximately one year after the launch of their campaigns, the first disbursement was released to these parishes so that they could begin work on campaign projects from their case for support.

Diocesan Group Enjoys World Family Meeting

About 200 parishioners from Brooklyn and Queens attended the eighth World Meeting of Families (WMF) in Philadelphia, Sept. 23, as part of a pilgrimage organized by the diocese’s School of Evangelization.

Father Christopher Heanue

Father Christopher Ryan Heanue, 27, says his “yes” to God and priesthood is something that happens everyday.