Emergency Task Force A Mission of Faith

Three weeks ago, Vincent LeVien’s day-to-day activities looked much different than they do right now. Taking a phone call from the streets of New York City with sirens blaring in the distance, on a Friday afternoon he is already in the thick of delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to doctors, nurses, FDNY, EMS and police forces across the New York metropolitan area.

Nursing Home Staff, Residents Adjusting To New Way of Life

A normal day at Queen of Peace residence home is filled with people and human interactions. Meals, Mass and recreation are what bring nearly 80 senior citizens, staff and Little Sisters of the Poor together at the Queens Village assisted living facility.

Faith Against Fear: Priest Offers Advice

At a time when our lives are looking more and more like a Google calendar packed with live streamed Masses, online classes and work from home, stresses — and separation anxiety — are at an all-time high.

Instead of Purple for Lent, Some ‘Go Green’

During Lent, Christians around the world pause to take a breath. It’s a time for reflection, prayer, almsgiving and fasting to honor and remember Christ’s sacrifices.

Only in Print: Old Tradition of Religious Jewelry Back in Vogue

Victoria Edwards, a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Glendale, received her first piece of Catholic jewelry — a gold chain with an angel hanging from it — before she was even born. The necklace, a gift from her grandmother in 1995, is an artistic expression of faith.

Queens Parish Remembers Fallen NYPD Detective

“Be a Brian.” It’s a challenge that Leanne Simonsen posed to family, friends and NYPD gathered in Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, Queens to remember her husband, Detective Brian Simonsen, who on Feb. 12, 2019 was shot and killed by friendly fire while responding to reports of an armed robbery at a neighboring T-Mobile store.

Only in Print: Diocese’s Teachers Trained on Active Shooter | February 1, 2020

One sign of the times is that teachers must know how to confront an active shooter. On Jan. 17, teachers from four Catholic schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn gathered at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, Windsor Terrace, and St. Frances De Sales Catholic Academy, Belle Harbor, for training on what to do if a gunman enters their classroom.

Quakes Affect Local Parishioners

The earthquakes that hit Puerto Rico on Jan. 6 and 7 and last weekend have shaken those in the Diocese of Brooklyn with roots on the island, as well as those who once lived in Brooklyn or Queens.