This Christmas season, artists in New York are using song, dance and storytelling to tell an old love story in a new way. Centered around the relationship between the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, “The Miracle of Christmas” is a musical recounting the events that the two saints experienced leading up to the birth of Christ.
St. Teresa of Avila parish, in Crown Heights hosted a trilingual Mass in English, Spanish and French Creole in honor of the parish patroness. The Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros. Children dressed up as St. Teresa of Avila and other saints.
In the midst of all the noise surrounding teenagers – from the virtual world of cellphones and technology, as noted by Pope Francis, to even the physical, saturated noise within the confines of New York City – the Steubenville NYC youth conference made its way once again to St. John’s University, Jamaica, July 20-22. Carnesecca Arena was filled to near-capacity with thousands of high school students from the tri-state area.
Fifteen local women were recently honored by the diocesan ministry to Haitian immigrants for embodying the qualities of maternal figures from the Bible.
A Mass of Christian Burial for retired Deacon John P. Coffey was celebrated April 27 at Holy Family Church, Park Slope. He died April 21 at his private residence. He was 81.
Father Guy Morgan, O.F.M., 90, a professed Franciscan friar for 67 years and a priest for 62, died March 10 at Bay Pines Veterans Hospital, Fla.
This week’s Tablet TALK features Maspeth Knights giving meals to the homebound, a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity prayer service, exciting retreat experiences for men, women and singles, and much more.
Diverse cultures, languages and people are what drew Haitian-born Father Gesson Agenis, 37, to be a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
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.
Sister Anne Michel Pavell, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 65 years, died Jan. 5, in St. Joseph Convent, Brentwood.