St. Francis College Coeds Give Back to Communities

The Big Event is one of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation where the students of colleges and universities come together to say ‘thank you’ to the residents of their college neighborhood.

St. Bernard’s Students Give Life to Historical Figures

A St. Bernard Catholic Academy, Mill Basin, held its 14th annual Wax Museum Night. All students from fifth to eighth grade participated and portrayed someone they believed to have made an impact on the world.

Marine Park Parishioners Giving the Gift of Life

The Men’s Club at St. Columba parish, Marine Park, hosts four different blood drives each year as the number of donors continues to rise. Last year, there were 295 donations, compared to 116 the year before.

Rockaway’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Is First of the Season

Green was everywhere as Irish pride was on full display for all to see at the 42nd annual Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 4. One of the earliest parades, it kicks off the season with a strong display of bands, school children and the bright green and gold of Irish pride.

Italian American Congress Aids Catholic School Students

One hundred and nine students from Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens were honored at the Tri-State Italian American Congress Scholarship Awards ceremony Feb. 27 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa presided as the awards were presented.

Musical Concert Tour Brings A Ray of Hope to Brooklyn

It was a night filled with powerful music, testimonials, performers and inspiring videos as Array of Hope brought its Awakening Hearts presentation Feb. 25 to SS. Simon and Jude Church, Gravesend.

Local Pilgrims Will Adjust to Scheduling WYD in January

The next World Youth Day will take place in Panama in 2019. It has been scheduled for January instead of July due to the local weather. The changes are causing concerns for some, but almost all are still excited for the trip.