Not many people knew who Amanda Gorman was before this year. Today, the 23-year-old Catholic poet and activist is a household name around the world, including among children and teens from St. Therese of Lisieux Church in East Flatbush.
The Gospel choir-like singing strikes people as out of place in a Catholic church, and liturgical dance is unfamiliar to many. But Wilson said the groups that led the faithful in worship at the Diocese of Brooklyn’s National Black Catholic History Month Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux, Flatbush, on Nov. 17 are indeed Catholic.
A family luncheon and parish Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, East Flatbush, to honor former Tablet artist John McAlinden as he turned 90 years of age.
Albert and Elaine Tontoh spend their weekends serving the church in song. Albert plays the keyboard and Elaine leads the choir at St. Catherine of Genoa Church in East Flatbush.
Fifteen local women were recently honored by the diocesan ministry to Haitian immigrants for embodying the qualities of maternal figures from the Bible.
Close to 1,000 local residents and families struggling to make ends meet were able to sit down to a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings this Thanksgiving, thanks to Catholic Charities.
Sister Mary Brenda Gorman, R.S.M., 76, a member of the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community for 58 years, died Dec. 31 at Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood, L.I.
Sister Lois Keller, R.S.M., 83, a Sister of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community for 65 years, died July 3 at Calvary Hospice in Lutheran Hospital, Sunset Park.
Diverse cultures, languages and people are what drew Haitian-born Father Gesson Agenis, 37, to be a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
This week’s Tablet TALK features special recognition for a beloved priest in Astoria, new altar servers in Canarsie and Flushing, a vocation opportunity and much, much more.