Mass to Honor Msgr. Bernard John Quinn Will Be Held on April 5

Msgr Bernard John QuinnMarch 27, 2014 – A mass to honor Msgr. Bernard John Quinn, who died in 1940 after a lifetime of serving the African-American population of New York, will be celebrated on Saturday, April 5, at 11AM at St. Brigid’s Church in Westbury, Long Island.

After the mass, there will be a visit to his grave in Holy Rood Cemetery. The day will be devoted to praying for his cause of canonization. Please contact 718-574-5772 for transportation from St. Peter Claver Church or 516-334-0021 for driving directions. For more on Msgr. Quinn’s life, see


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‘Mega Workshop’ Will Put Hundreds on Path to Citizenship

Catholic Migration Services

March 25, 2014 – Hundreds of individuals and families can get free legal advice and assistance in filling out naturalization applications on Saturday, April 5, at Immaculate Conception Parish in Astoria (see map).

The event, dubbed a “mega workshop,” is a major part of Cambia Tu Vida (“Change Your Life”), a campaign being promoted by Catholic Migration Services to promote naturalization and citizenship. If you have a green card and would like to make an appointment, call the Cambia Tu Vida hotline at 855-622-6242.

CMS is also bringing the campaign’s message to New York City through a series of public service announcements on local television stations, as well as in print and social media and through grassroots publicity efforts. You can watch the public service announcements below, and you can read the entire press release here.

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Frassati Spring Retreat Starts April 11

Frassati Fellowship Retreat

March 17, 2014 – The Frassati Fellowship of Young Adults will hold its spring retreat from April 11-13 at Villa Maria Guadalupe in Stamford, CT. Young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to attend, and transportation will be available to and from the city.

The theme of the retreat is On the Way. You can register here, and you can learn more about the Frassati Fellowship at Don’t wait to register, as spaces fill up quickly. If regular tickets are not available, sign up for the waiting list. Priority will be given to those who have never attended a Frassati retreat.

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Catholic Moms Group to Meet on Thursday Afternoon

March 17, 2014 – The Catholic Moms Group of NYC helps to support and affirm women in the many roles they play in today’s busy world: mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, friends. The women in this ministry are bonded by their vocation and their Catholic faith. Moms of all ages and stages, as well as their children, are welcome to attend and share the struggles and joys of motherhood.

The group will meet this Thursday, March 20, from noon to 2PM at 1 Sylvan Terrace in Manhattan (see map). If you have any questions, please contact Kree Pena at 347-902-8966 or

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“Sharing the Light of Faith” by Bishop DiMarzio

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March 13, 2014 – Excerpted from “Put Out Into the Deep,” Bishop DiMarzio’s column in The Tablet:

The 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal will be formally announced throughout our Diocese this weekend. When you support the Appeal, you are providing more than just material needs. Through strong, faith-based ministries, you are actually sharing your faith with others. Taken from Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Lumen Fidei,” we have chosen for our 2014 Appeal the theme, “When We Give, We Share The Light Of Faith.”

Each ministry is strongly rooted in and supports Catholic values every day. When our ministries serve those in need, our faith shines into the world like a strong and welcomed light. Your support allows Catholic ministries to help others and to respond to the Holy Father’s call to serve the least among us.

The Annual Catholic Appeal is an excellent way for us to improve the human existence for so many of our brothers and sisters right here in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

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Networking Event This Friday for Catholic College Alumni

college-logos-for-catholic-alumni-receptionMarch 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.

More information is available here or by emailing Martin Haggerty at, and you can register here.


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