Hoops Tradition Lives On at Msgr. King Tourney

The tournament enjoyed its 48th year of keeping the tradition alive. Eight local boys’ varsity hoops teams took to the Msgr. King Hall floor where so many greats before them once played.

Praise Night with Local Missionary of Mercy

Continuing its observance of the Year of Mercy, St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Flatlands will present a “Praise Night,” with Brooklyn-born Father Arlen Harris, O.F.M. Cap., one of over 1,000 priests designated by Pope Francis as a “missionary of mercy” in this jubilee year.

Obituary: Robert ‘Pudgie’ Walsh

Robert “Pudgie” Walsh, 82, whose career with the New York Fire Department spanned 40 years, died Sept. 21. He also coached the Brooklyn Mariners football team.

Father Kiernan Served Two Parishes as Pastor

A Masss of Christian Burial for Father Edward J. Kiernan, a senior priest of the diocese who last served as the pastor of St. Columba parish, Marine Park, was celebrated Sept. 28 at the Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Southampton, L.I.

Farewell and Greetings at Greenpoint Parish

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a novena to Our Lady of Velankanni, anniversary events in Astoria and Brooklyn, an upcoming event with Bishop Caggiano in Brooklyn and much more.

VBCC Mission Trip to Jamaica

Early July, 25 youth and young adults journeyed with Father Dwayne Davis from the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns (VBCC) Youth Leadership Ambassador Program to Jamaica, West Indies. The mission sought to serve the poorest of the poor in Kingston.

Obituary: Sister Lois Keller, R.S.M.

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.

Woodside Pilgrims Visit Holy Doors

Four buses of pilgrims from St. Sebastian Church visited the six Holy Doors for the Jubilee Year of Mercy in Brooklyn and Queens.

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.