Parishioners at Shrine Church of St. Gerard Majella in Hollis are flocking during this month of the rosary to the statue of the Blessed Mother in the parish’s outdoor garden, a place that was vandalized twice last month.
Former Knight comes back to his alma mater for football job
FLUSHING — John J. McArdle, the new coach of the junior varsity football team at Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, has good timing.
After marching in the Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 14, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York state will build a statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.
Since the Oratory of St. Philip Neri was established in Brooklyn, its members have been praying for the canonization of one of the most famous affiliates of this religious community, the English Cardinal John Henry Newman. And their prayers have finally been answered.
Bishop Caggiano made his remarks two days after the release of results of an independent investigation that identified 281 victims of abuse in the Diocese of Bridgeport over the diocese’s 65 years and found 71 priests who were credibly accused.
The cause is personal for Msgr. Cassato. One night in 1953, David Cassato, then 5 years old, was headed home from his grandparents’ house. He turned to his father and asked about a photo he had seen. That night, he first heard about Mother Cabrini, who had helped Msgr. Cassato’s grandparents when they came from Sicily to the Lower East Side of Manhattan on 1910 with nothing.
For Cotoggio, who grew up in College Point where she went to St. Fidelis School, the decision to start her own business stems in part from her concern for the homeless and from her own fear of becoming homeless. That concern was something she learned at St. Fidelis and from her parents.
This past winter, Matilde passed away on a trip to Peru, the family’s native country. The children had her body brought back to White Plains, N.Y., where they live, for the funeral. One day, while praying with the family, their cousin-in-law Manuel Mendoza felt the Holy Spirit nudge him to invite the siblings who had been married civilly back to the faith.
Luis Alvarez learned the importance of being compassionate and serving others during his four years at Msgr. McClancy Memorial H.S., East Elmhurst. Those were values Alvarez put into practice when he served in the Marine Corps, responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and testified on Capitol Hill in June.
St. Finbar Catholic Church, Bath Beach — long a parish known for welcoming immigrants — honored the many Guatemalans in its community with a vigil Mass, procession and fiesta on Sept. 28 to celebrate the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel.