As the Year of Mercy draws to a close in the coming weeks, Brooklyn and Queens Catholics shared a day of prayer and pilgrimage focused on the Mother of Mercy.
Holy Doors, a noted historian, church and street art and a wedding were among the different and sometimes unexpected ways Catholics experienced faith and fellowship on a walking pilgrimage in Brooklyn, Oct. 15.
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.
This Year of Mercy, young people have been rediscovering the meaning of our mission to be signs and instruments of God’s loving mercy. From mercy-filled events in parishes, to teenagers’ initiatives, this jubilee has offered the world’s youth chances to experience and share mercy.
Dear Editor: At the opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Our Holy Father, Pope Francis asked all Catholics to reflect upon and increase both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy in their lives.
The Rosary Ministry of St. Helen’s parish, Howard Beach, sponsored a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island on Saturday, Oct. 1. T
In honor of Respect Life Month, pro-life groups around the diocese have special events planned during October.
We are still in the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which Pope Francis proclaimed from Dec. 8, 2015, until Nov. 20, 2016. Before you know it, Nov. 20 will be here and we will be asking ourselves: “Just what did I do in the Year of Mercy?”
Pilgrims from the Brooklyn Diocese who are on a Year of Mercy Holy Land visit joined the diocese’s newest members of the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre as they were welcomed into the fraternal Order by Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzabella, the new apostolic administrator of the Latin patriarchate, in Jerusalem.
Each year, October is designated as Respect Life Month by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and this year’s theme is “Moved by Mercy.”