Adriana Dorner admits that she checks her phone at least 50 times a day, mostly to look at her social media accounts like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. But Adriana, a senior at Midwood High School, is saying goodbye to all three for a while. She wants to give up social media for Lent.
Welcome to the Dumb Ox Cafe & Loft at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Flatlands, a brand new space the parish created specifically for young people to play games, watch videos, drink soda, and just hang out with each other as they seek to become closer to Jesus Christ.
Youth from Mary of Nazareth and St. Thomas Aquinas parishes in Brooklyn journeyed to California Nov. 10-12 for the National Catholic Youth Conference. The event’s theme was “Walking on Water,” and they came home brimming with motivation to achieve greatness for God’s Kingdom.
They came home inspired to seek greatness, despite their own limitations.
An unlikely friendship between a Brooklyn family and a group of cloistered nuns living in a monastery has lasted more than two decades and is still thriving today.
Three men on Saturday, June 4 added the title of “Father” to their names, and learning their parishes parish assignments in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Their ordination ceremony was the first for Bishop Robert Brennan since he was installed late last year.
Michele Boucher prays to St. Joseph seeking intercession for her 16-year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy. She didn’t know this was a possibility until she participated in a 33-day study about becoming consecrated to St. Joseph.
Father Dwayne Davis said that if he is ever called upon to run a food distribution program again, he knows how to do it, and parishioners will make it happen.
May Crowning is a traditional Catholic ritual held during the month of May. The tradition honors Mary and the “Queen of May.”
Out of more than 700 nominations, four parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn won honorable mentions during this year’s Parish Excellence Summit.
Margaret Alaimo is the new athletic director at St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn in Clinton Hill.