iPads Enhance Classroom Learning

This week’s Tablet TALK features iPad learning in diocesan schools, a Woodside woman marking 50 years in the Catholic Daughters of America, details on an upcoming Diocesan Ultreya and much more.

Good Shepherd’s New Altar Servers

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a new CD from a Red Hook nun, FDNY block parties in the boroughs, an August pilgrimage to Catholic shrines in Quebec and much more.

A Long Island City Christmas

This week’s Tablet TALK announces the building up of a Bath Beach church, highlights a Whitestone parish’s Christmas album and salutes a school that brought Christmas smiles to pediatric cancer patients.

Diocese Welcomes Back Bishop Neil Tiedemann

Brooklyn’s newest auxiliary bishop was welcomed back to the diocese Aug. 4 with a Mass of thanksgiving and reception at the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center in Douglaston, Queens.

Former B’klyn Pastor Dies in California

Father Carlos Valencia, 58, former pastor of Visitation B.V.M. Church, Red Hook, died July 29 in California. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 10 in Park Slope.

Obituary: Edna Murnane

Edna Murnane, 103, a former long-time parishioner of Visitation B.V.M., Red Hook, and mother-in-law of Tablet Editor Ed Wilkinson, died July 13.

65 New Lay Leaders Are Ready to Serve

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.

Welcome, Bishop Tiedemann

Dear Editor: I was overjoyed to read in The Tablet this week that Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., has been named an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn.