Aumente y profundice su conocimiento de la fe

Para aquellos interesados en profundizar su fe, estas clases son para usted. Tenemos una clase virtual en vivo. Se reunirá semanalmente. Esto le da la oportunidad de discutir su fe y aumentar su conocimiento en áreas específicas. 

Estas clases también lo ayudarán a comprender la fe que luego puede usar para ayudar a sus hijos con la educación religiosa. 


Clases en febrero de 2021



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Virtual Lenten Reflection

With the Year of St. Joseph in mind, the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis will host our first Virtual Lenten Reflection on March 19, 2021. 

Follow the same basic plan that we created for the Advent Virtual Reflection. We have created something unique for Lent and for the Year of St. Joseph. Our Speakers will reflect on the powerful statement: St. Joseph in the shadow of the Cross 

The Stations of the Cross, homilies, and presentations will be done in five (5) different languages, English, Spanish, Creole, Polish and Korean. 

Our Special Guest speaker will be: 

• Bishop Raymond Chappetto 

• Bishop Octavio Cisneros 

• Bishop Witold Mroziewski 

• Monsignor Steven Malagreca 

• Rev. Lianjiang (Peter) Bai 

• Rev. Cosmas Nzeabalu 

• Bishop Gregory Mansour 

Bishop Gregory Mansour of the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn. The Marionite church is in communion with Rome, The Eparchy is under the direct jurisdiction of the Roman Pontiff. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Marionite Rite. 

The Very Rev. Joseph Gibino, Vicar for the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis has expressed many times to the staff the importance of being a universal church and evangelizing in the native language of the people. While we acknowledge that there are other; languages in our communities we knew we needed to start somewhere. 

We hope to continue to provide moments of reflection and prayer to all the people of the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens. 

How Families Can Participate in Year of St. Joseph’s Indulgences

On December 1, 2020, Pope Francis announced a special year dedicated to St. Joseph starting from December 8, 2020 until December 8, 2021 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church, as well as the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. 

Below is a summary of how families can receive the special indulgences granted by the Holy See for the Year of St. Joseph.

The plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer according to the intentions of the Holy Father) to the faithful who, with a spirit detached from any sin, participate in the Year of Saint Joseph on the occasions and in the manner indicated by this Apostolic Penitentiary: 

• Meditate for at least 30 minutes on the Our Father 

• Participate in a spiritual retreat of at least one day that includes a meditation on Saint Joseph 

• Perform a corporal or spiritual work of mercy 

• Recite the Holy Rosary in families and between the husband and wife 

• Entrust their work daily to the protection of Saint Joseph and to all believers who invoke with their prayers the intercession of the worker of Nazareth 

• Pray the litany of Saint Joseph (for the Latin tradition), or the Akathistos to Saint Joseph, in its entirety or at least part of it (for the Byzantine tradition), or some other prayer to Saint Joseph, typical of the other liturgical traditions, for the persecuted Church and for the relief of all persecuted Christians. 

• Pray any lawfully approved prayer or act of piety in honor of Saint Joseph, for example, “To you oh blessed Joseph,” especially on: o March 19th (Solemnity of St. Joseph) 

o May 1st (Feast of St. Joseph the Worker) 

o December 26th (Feast of the Holy Family) 

o The Sunday of Saint Joseph (according to the Byzantine tradition) 

o The 19th day of every month 

o Every Wednesday (a day dedicated to the memory of the Saint according to the Latin tradition) 

• The gift of plenary indulgence extends particularly to — o The elderly 

o The sick 

o The dying 

o All those who for legitimate reasons cannot leave their home 

Who, with the spirit detached from any sin and with the intention of fulfilling, as soon as possible, the three usual conditions, in your own home or wherever the impediment holds you, pray an act of piety in honor of Saint Joseph, the consolation of the sick and patron of a good death, confidently offering God the pains and difficulties of his life. 

The Catechetical Institute’s Online Formation Ministry Formation

At the Franciscan University of Steubenville



Young adults have a lot to bring to the table of evangelization and catechesis. They are or could be our catechetical leaders or youth ministers of tomorrow. If you are interested in learning more the Franciscan University might be for you. There are various areas of catechesis that are covered by Franciscan University.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has a special collaboration with Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Catechetical Institute!
We have chosen to partner with Franciscan University in order to give authentically Catholic resources that help to form those within your parish or school who are forming others. The catechists, RCIA teams, parish catechetical leaders, school teachers, and parents of your parish or school will have unlimited access to the Catechetical Institute’s online workshops in the comfort of their own homes.

The flexibility of the Catechetical Institute allows a diocese to choose the capacity in which to use these resources. Whether the diocese chooses to use the formation workshops as a part of the certification process or as an on-going formation for their staff and volunteers, all the workshops available on our learning platform are available to every person.

Everyone can sign up for $4.99 a month. The courses are eligible for Living and Leading by Faith credits. The following tracks are;
• Catechist (CT) Track
• Catechumenal Ministry (RCIA) Track
• Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) Track
• Youth Ministry (YM) Track

If you have any questions, please Joann Roa at