In Queens Village, Filipinos Keep a Christmas Tradition

The Filipino community at Incarnation parish, Queens Village, opened the church doors in the early afternoon Dec. 10 as they celebrated one of the most long-standing Christmas traditions in the Philippines known as Simbang Gabi.

New Beginnings at Douglaston Academy

Nearly eight years after establishing itself as Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy, the school celebrated the opening of its new 4,000 square foot building with a Mass and special blessing Dec. 3 at the parish that shares its historical roots, St. Anastasia, Douglaston.

It Was Grace That Brought Us to Houston

How is it that in the midst of our deepest trials, during the times when we feel stripped down to absolutely nothing, that we could possibly give thanks? Where does gratitude exist in times of what seems like non-existence – when no one fully comprehends the impact of what it means to be homeless except for those living without a roof over their head?

Catholics Who Care Are Back from Houston Aid Trip

In America’s fourth largest city, two months after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc upon the population, Houston carries on with business as usual – cars pack the six lanes of interstate highways heading into morning rush hour, restaurants open their doors for customers and retail stores prepare for the holiday shopping season.

Brooklyn Catholics Care Enough to Help in Houston

Eighteen strangers from the Brooklyn Diocese, ranging from DeSales Media staff to a retired nurse from Woodside, a bride-to-be/freelance construction project manager from Sunnyside, a retired school teacher from Long Island to a student studying English as a second language from Colombia, all gathered at John F. Kennedy Airport on Nov. 12 to embark on a mission trip. It would take them away from their everyday lives in order to help victims from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

Bishop’s School Visit Encourages Vocations

Students at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy in Windsor Terrace took a break from tests and pop quizzes to spend an afternoon talking about their vocations in life with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.

Seminary Students Share A Day of ‘Brotherhood’

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated the Year of Vocations’ first Inter-Seminary Day Nov. 1 with all levels of seminary formation – St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, and the Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, East Elmhurst ­– gathered under one roof at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, for a day filled with fraternity, fellowship, service and fun.