St. Patrick’s Has Long History Of Ministry to Fort Hamilton

The old World War II saying, “There are no atheists in foxholes,” might be clever, but it also speaks to the deep faith held by many members of the military. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason McGhie, a member of the U.S. Army National Guard stationed at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Bay Ridge considers his Catholic faith to be a central part of his life.

Newly Ordained Priest Was Thrust Into Action on 9/11

In 2001, Father Gerard Sauer was a newly ordained priest at St. Patrick Church, helping guide a grieving parish through the horror of the 9/11 terror attack and its aftermath. Two decades later, he is the pastor of the Bay Ridge church, helping parishioners cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mary Gilhooly

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Gilhooly was celebrated Feb. 10 at St. Patrick’s Church, Bay Ridge.

St. Patrick Catholic Academy

St. Patrick Catholic Academy is proud of its recent renovations and expanded academic, enrichment and arts programs.

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.

Adoration in Bay Ridge

Msgr. Michael Hardiman, pastor of St. Patrick’s parish, Bay Ridge, kneels in adoration at an altar along the way of the Corpus Christi procession.