Astoria Youth Are Sealed in the Spirit

Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., bestowed the sacrament of Confirmation on 56 young people from the faith formation program at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, this spring.

Priesto! God Can Make Your Sins Disappear

Evangelization with a little abracadabra. St. Athanasius parish in Bensonhurst hosted Father Jerry Jecewiz’s “Priesto” and his magic act as part of its Lenten celebration. The priest-magician combines magic tricks with an important message.

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.