March 11, 2014 – Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens is hosting the NYC Catholic Alumni Networking Reception this Friday night, March 14, at the New York Athletic Club at 180 Central Park South.
The event is a chance for alumni from Catholic colleges all over the country to connect. The reception will be held from 6 to 8PM in the ninth floor ballroom and will feature an open bar and hors d’oeuvres for just $30.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio are among the leaders who will hold a press conference today to support a bill that would strengthen public school programs and support scholarships for low-income and working families, by creating a state tax credit for charitable donations.
The news conference will be at 10AM in the Cathedral High School Gymnasium at 350 East 56th Street, near 1st Avenue. For more on the news conference, please see this press release. For more information on this issue, see these editorials from the New York Post:Read More
Fr. James Massa, Moderator of the Curia and Vicar for Evangelization for the Diocese of Brooklyn, will celebrate a special mass for young adults (ages 21-39) in the main chapel at the Diocesan offices on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30PM.
We will also be collecting coats and blankets for the needy. After the celebration of the liturgy, the group will make its way to a local bar/restaurant for fellowship and fun.Read More
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will celebrate the 12 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, March 5th, at St. James Cathedral Basilica, 250 Cathedral Place, Brooklyn, to mark Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season.
Bishop DiMarzio will distribute the ashes on the foreheads of congregants during the Mass. As is customary, the ashes used on Ash Wednesday are made by burning the blessed palms from Palm Sunday the previous year. Palm Sunday, the final Sunday before Easter, commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week.
In a special way, the Bishop will remember the people of Syria, Ukraine, and Venezuela, as they struggle with political instability, violence and conflict.Read More
The diocesan Office of Government Affairs is sponsoring free roundtrip bus transportation to the NYS Catholic Conference’s 2014 Public Policy Day on Wednesday, March 19.
At this “Catholics at the Capitol” event, attendees will attend Mass with the state’s Catholic Bishops, meet their elected officials, and join the Knights of Columbus for a Rosary Rally and Procession.
Register at www.nyscatholic.org or call 518-434-6195 to participate in this event, and demonstrate the strength and unity of the Catholic voice to state lawmakers.
Feb. 28, 2014 – The second Annual Bilingual Women’s Conference, “Mary, A Role Model for Women,” will take place on Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference will be held at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, NY.
The early registration deadline has been extended to March 8 at the rate of $25. After March 8, the price increases to $30.