Summer 2017 is approaching quickly and that means time for the North End Processions & Feasts! A new addition this year is a Mass and candle lit procession with the statue of Saint Anthony of Padua that will be held on the traditional date of June 13th. The procession will include the Franciscan Friars, First Communion children, devotees and Italia...

The Italian Catholic Federation will hold a special screening of the film “Processions of Faith: The Story of St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Church, its Parishioners and their Saints” at 6 p.m. Fri., May 5 at St. Julie Billiart Church parish hall, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The screening will include a catered Italian pasta meal and a Q&A with...

Hands off that historic church building! A judge has called a temporary halt to the planned demolition of a century-old Ocean Hill-Brownsville church, Our Lady of Loreto. Catholic Church officials recently got demolition permits from the city Buildings Department for the vacant church at 126 Sackman St. They've been threatening to tear it down and...

As the May 1 anniversary of the closing of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Mulberry Street draws closer, the grassroots preservationist group that has been pushing to save the historic structure is working to build momentum. To that end, the Mount Carmel Preservation Society held a short speaking program in the church parking lot to spread the message...

Thousands of Italian-Americans processed through the streets of Bensonhurst praying The Way of the Cross last week to commemorate Good Friday, the most solemn day of the Christian calendar. This tradition, which brings together several Roman Catholic parishes in Bensonhurst, is in its 35th year. The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of Brooklyn,...

Friday, April 14 was Good Friday, and in observance of one of the holiest days for the Catholic Church, thousands of Italian-Americans filled the streets of Bensonhurst to celebrate their faith and heritage. Good Friday is the commemoration of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. Participants in the procession carried their own crosses as they walked...

The city has approved plans to demolish the crumbling but historic Lady of Loreto church — despite repeated pleas to save it, records show. The Department of Buildings issued a permit on March 24 that will allow the Diocese of Brooklyn to tear down the century-old building at 126 Sackman St. at any time, according to city records. Catholic Charitie...

The annual Our Lady of Mt. Carmel dinner and dance is set for April 28 at Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood Park. "Our annual dinner dance is a way for the parish to supplement the finances for the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast," feast volunteer Joe Casale said. Each year, the event consists of recognizing several parishioners for their work and their co...

Reverend Monsignor Joseph Anthony Mancuso, 77, passed to his eternal reward on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. The Rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m. followed by visitation from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 6415 NE Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday,...

Good Friday is the day Christians around the world mark the crucifixion of Jesus. For over a century, the people of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn have shown their devotion with a distinctive procession that includes a funeral band, dozens of black-clad women reciting the rosary in Italian, and statues of Jesus and Mary, borne on the shoulders of pallbe...