Four Priests, One Seminarian and a Deacon Make Vocations a Family Affair

Father Vincent Chirichella has many friends who are priests that he considers part of his family. But he’s just as close to priests who really are his family. “We have a lot of vocations,” said Father Chirichella, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Astoria. “I’m one of four priests. There’s also my brother Michael, who answered God’s call to become a deacon. And we have a seminarian.”

Cathedral Prep Alumnus Pays it Forward With $1 Million Gift

Cathedral Prep School and Seminary alumnus Steve Somers is no stranger to giving back to his high school, including donating its new science lab and establishing scholarships in his parents’ names over the last two decades.

Here Come the Brides: 28 Couples Say ‘I Do’

How many times would an organist have to play the traditional “Bridal Chorus” ballad during the beginning of a wedding? For those in attendance for the ceremony outside Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Corona, Queens, on July 17, the answer was unequivocally simple: as many times it takes to let nearly 30 brides walk down the church aisle.

‘A Priest’s First Parish is Always His Most Loved’

Father Christopher Heanue recently served his final Masses as administrator of Holy Child Jesus Church, bidding farewell to hundreds of parishioners who came to wish him well. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio recently announced a new assignment for him — rector-pastor of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph. 

Bertha Newman’s Daughters Vow to Carry On Lord of Miracles Tradition

Bertha Newman died on July 3 at age 88, but her five daughters are determined to carry on the tradition she brought to the U.S. from her native Peru of the Lord of the Miracles procession. In recent years, St. Sebastian Church has been the starting point for the procession.