High Five For Pope

Julia Green lifts Sarah Tomic as she gives a high five to the statue of Pope St. John Paul II

Dressed for the Season

St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst, hosted its annual Halloween party in the school hall.

Fatima Pilgrimage

Father Dwayne Davis, administrator of St. Thomas Aquinas parish, Flatlands, led a group of 43 parishioners on a pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal.

Mill Basin Parish Block Party

St. Bernard parish, Mill Basin, held its first Parish Block Party on Sept. 17. Almost 400 children of all ages attended.

Howard Beach Honors Padre Pio

St. Helen’s parish in Howard Beach celebrated the Feast of St. Padre Pio with a candlelight procession and veneration of the saint’s relic.

OLA’s 125th Year

A dinner-dance in honor of the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Our Lady of Angels parish, Bay Ridge, was held Sept. 17 at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island. The anniversary celebration continues with a street renaming on Saturday, Sept. 23, and jubilee liturgy on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Ozone Park Parish Has International Appeal

The Mexican and Filipino communities at Nativity B.V.M.-St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr parish, Ozone Park, are rejoicing over statues of their beloved Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Lorenzo Ruiz, respectively, that now grace the parish grounds.

First Eucharist in Astoria

This spring, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria had one of its largest classes ever to receive First Communion: 78 children from the religious education program.