National Grid CFO Leads Irish Fair As Chief Brehon

This year’s Chief Brehon of the Great Irish Fair is Queens-born Margaret M. (Peggy) Smyth, chief financial officer of National Grid. She is the second female Brehon in the history of the fair.

Visiting Priests Come to Assist Diocesan Parishes

Father John Okeke has spent 18 summers serving parishes in the U.S., the last 10 in the Diocese of Brooklyn. In his native Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria, he is a pastor, but when he comes to New York in July and August, he gets a break from his day-to-day responsibilities.

Inclusion Is a Concern at Listening Session on Race

Talking openly about the sin of racism in the Catholic Church is difficult and uncomfortable, said Father Alonzo Cox. As secretary of the diocesan Commission on Racism and Social Justice, he said it is also something that must be done.

Catholic Artist’s Work Is Inspired By Faith, Church

Artist Christopher Spinelli has had his work exhibited from Bay Ridge to Berlin. Now his latest creation – a colorfully painted piano – can be seen and played for the next few days on the Coney Island boardwalk.

Remembrance, Gratitude At Douglaston Parade

Sitting atop the back of a convertible, World War II veteran Luke Gasparre, 94, proudly waved to the crowds as he was driven along Northern Boulevard in the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade May 28.