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.

Generations of Faith Renovations in Greenpoint

After major roof repairs, interior wall repairs and the painting of the upper church, Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving at St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Church, Greenpoint, on June 10.

Concert Continues Centennial Celebration at Jamaica Parish

“He who sings prays twice!” – Those words of St. Augustine rang true at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Jamaica, when the parish choirs held a concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the parish, which was formerly staffed by Augustinian friars.

Vicar Installed as Pastor

Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, episcopal vicar for Brooklyn, was installed May 7 as the pastor of St. Bernard’s parish, Mill Basin by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.

A Different Kind of Buzz at St. Mel’s

Parishioners, students and a priest from St. Mel’s parish, Flushing, recently participated in a hair-donation event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to conquering childhood cancers.