prayinghandsBishop Nicholas DiMarzio has declared that in Brooklyn and Queens we will celebrate a “Year of Vocations,” starting Friday, August 4th, the feast of St John Vianney, the patron saint of Parish Priests. The theme of the year will be “Reawaken the Call.” The goal of the year is to inspire our young people, who are flooding our streets, communities, schools, parishes, youth groups by “Reawakening the Call” within them. And so, by extension “Reawaken the Call” in all of us who are living out our vocations; so that we may create a healthier environment for vocations to be considered, encouraged, nourished and responded. We encourage everyone to enter into this “Year of Vocations” with a commitment of an interior renewal for a stronger and more effective witness to the gospel in Brooklyn. We will have a variety of events during the year, please check the bulletin for information in our “Vocations Station” weekly feature for all events.

Please note that we will have a “Vocations Prayer Group” which will meet every Sunday for a year starting on Sunday, August 6th at 9AM in the upper church.



On Saturday, May 13th, we had one of our largest classes ever to receive First Communion... 75 children from our regular CCD Program and 3 from our Special Ed Program for a total of 78 children!
In the first picture is Pastor, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle surrounded by the students. Assisting during the mass... on the left side is Deacon Ruben Mendez, Parochial Vicar, Rev. Wlad Kubrak and Rev. Joseph Pham, retired. On the right side is Rev. Peter Nguyen, Parochial Vicar and CCD Program Moderator along with the teachers: Stacey Bravo, Sally O’Connell, Gina Caridi, Fatima Garcia, Elaine Rodriguez and Nelly Gutierrez, DRE.
For our Special Ed Program, here we have teacher, Louise Walton and Msgr. Ogle with the 3 students.  
Congratulations to all!  
Pictures by Reyna Cortes

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Bishop Octavio Cisneros flanked by the 32 CCD students who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

On left-back row: Rev. Ed Brady, Deacon Ruben Mendez, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, Pastor and Rev. Wlad Kubrak. On left-front: Rev. Joe Pham, Rev. Peter Nguyen, CCD Moderator. On right: Nelly Gutierrez, DRE with teachers: Louise Walton, Charmaine Spadavecchia and Len DiVittorio. Picture taken by Reyna Cortes.


We are honored to have been selected as one of six parishes designated by the Diocese of Brooklyn to having a Holy Door for the Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy during our 175th anniversary year as a parish.

Our diocesan newspaper, The Tablet, sent reporter Maria-Pia Negro Chin to cover the blessing and opening of the Holy Door of Mercy which took place on December 13, 2015 with a beautiful mass led by our main celebrant, Bishop Octavio Cisneros.  Below is a picture of Bishop Cisneros opening our Holy Door.  Here is the link to the complete photo album:  (CLICK HERE)

Thank you to Mrs. Negro Chin and The Tablet for allowing us to post these pictures.