Meet Me In Church

Posted on Sep 16, 2016

This fall we expanded the Meet Me in Church website ( and opened up the submission process to all diocesan organizations.

Initially launched in 2015 to promote the Office of the School of Evangelization’s “Joy of Encountering Christ” program, Meet Me in Church is an open invitation to reconnect and re-engage with the Church and your community.

You can promote your parish, school, or diocesan event by going to and filling out the event information.


9/11 Memorial Mass

Posted on Sep 12, 2016

On Sunday, September 11, the Diocese of Brooklyn held a Memorial Mass, complete with a rendition of Mozart’s Requiem, for the FDNY firefighters who lost their lives on that fateful day 15 years ago. Bishop DiMario celebrated the Mass with the help of the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture and the Schiller Institute NYC Community Chorus performing the Requiem. There was also a procession of flags, symbolizing each member of FDNY Battalion 57 who gave the ultimate sacrifice, from Ground Zero in Manhattan, across the Brooklyn Bridge, to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, where the mass was held.

Click here to download and view the program book, designed and printed by DeSales Media.


Voter Registration

Posted on Sep 6, 2016

Don’t forget to vote in the New York City Primary Elections on September 13! Polls are open from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. If you have any questions about where to vote or to check if you are registered, call the NYC Board of Elections at (212) 487-5400, email or go to!


Canonization of Mother Teresa

Posted on Sep 2, 2016

On Sunday, September 4, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be declared a saint by Pope Francis. You can watch the Canonization Mass from St. Peter’s Square on NET TV beginning at 3 p.m..

For more on the life of Mother Teresa and more coverage of the Canonization, check out The Tablet or Currents!


WYD 2016 Prayer Vigil and Concert

Posted on Aug 1, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 2.38.24 PMOn Saturday, July 30, Pope Francis attended the World Youth Day Prayer Vigil at the Campus Misercordiae outside Krakow. The vigil included prayer, a massive altar, and five live dance performances; a description of the event is below.  Watch the dance performances here.

The prayer vigil will take place between Krakow and Wieliczka, at the field which has already been named Campus Misericordiae. The name of this place is very significant: it was named by the people who prepared this area for the meeting that will take place between the youth and the Holy Father. They have built a house here for those who suffer which will remain as a testimony of faith as a result of this encounter.

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Pope Francis Homily, Final Mass at World Youth Day, July 31, 2016 in Krakow, Poland

Posted on Jul 31, 2016

Full text of the Pope’s Sunday homily is below. Browse our World Youth Day coverage from The Tablet and NET TV.

Dear young people, you have come to Krakow to meet Jesus. Today’s Gospel speaks to us of just such a meeting between Jesus and a man named Zacchaeus, in Jericho (cf. Lk 19:1-10). There Jesus does not simply preach or greet people; as the Evangelist tells us, he passed through the city (v. 1). In other words, Jesus wants to draw near to us personally, to accompany our journey to its end, so that his life and our life can truly meet.

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Pope Francis Homily, Evening Vigil, World Youth Day

Posted on Jul 30, 2016

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, Pope Francis presided over the prayer vigil during the World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland:

Dear young people, good evening! It is good to be here with you at this Prayer Vigil!

At the end of his powerful and moving witness, Rand asked something of us. He said: “I earnestly ask you to pray for my beloved country”. This story involving war, grief and loss, ended with a request for prayers. Is there a better way for us to begin our vigil than by praying?

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Msgr. Harrington Delivers Invocation at the Republican National Convention

Posted on Jul 18, 2016

Monsignor Kieran Harrington, Vicar of Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn and CEO of DeSales Media Group, delivered the invocation on Monday night, July 18, at the Republican National Convention.

Full text of prayer is below. Watch video here.

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NET TV and The Tablet Reporting from World Youth Day and National Conventions

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

New Evangelization Television (NET TV) and The Tablet will have journalists on the ground in Krakow, Poland delivering in-depth reports for World Youth Day 2016. Currents news correspondent Michelle Powers and The Tablet reporter Maria-Pia Negro Chin will be embedded with nearly one million teenagers and young adults as they convene with Pope Francis for seven days of prayer, music, and cultural exchanges. In addition to in-depth reports broadcast nightly on Currents and published in the The Tablet’s weekly edition, reporters will be sharing pictures and video on social media including on Currents’ Facebook and Twitter pages and on The Tablet’s Facebook and Twitter pages with #WYDOB. NET TV will also broadcast Pope Francis’ Masses and other World Youth Day events in their entirety. For a complete schedule of live and taped broadcasts click here.

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Fortnight For Freedom 2016

Posted on Jun 17, 2016

The USCCB calls upon the Catholic Dioceses and parishes across the U.S. to hold firm, stand fast, and defend religious freedom on this fifth annual Fortnight For Freedom. Archbishop William Lori will kick off the Fortnight for Freedom at 7PM from the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.

NET TV will bring you the Opening Mass LIVE at 7PM on Tuesday, June 21 and the Closing Mass on Monday, July 4th at 12 Noon.