Bishop DiMarzio to Celebrate Young Adult Mass on Tuesday Night

April 7, 2014 – Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will celebrate a special mass for young adults (ages 21-39) in the main chapel at the Diocesan offices on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30PM.

The Diocesan offices are at 310 Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. For more information, e-mail Paul Morisi at, and you can tell us you’re coming on Facebook.

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Author of ‘Jesus: A Pilgrimage’ to Speak and Sign Books at Holy Name

JamesMartinFlyerApril 2, 2014 — Fr. James Martin, S.J., will give a presentation and sign copies of his new book, “Jesus: A Pilgrimage,” at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Windsor Terrace on April 7 at 7:30PM.

The book is described on as inviting “believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel.” Holy Name of Jesus, which was recently restored, is at 245 Prospect Park West. The event will be held in Shepherd’s Hall; call (718) 768-3071 with questions.

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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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