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Only in Print: Clergy, Therapist, Pollsters Agree: Mass Strengthens Mental Health

Father Patrick Longalong, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Queens Village, reminds Catholics that they experience the real presence of Jesus Christ through the Eucharist: “We are receiving Jesus’ entire soul, body, and divinity. We become one with him.” (Photo: Courtesy of Father Patrick Longalong)

WINDSOR TERRACE — Dr. Kate Walsh Soucheray weeps with joy at weekly Mass, now that she can finally attend in person, albeit with social distancing and a face covering.

“I’ve been to Mass one time since Labor Day that I did not cry,” she said, with a laugh. “My mask catches my tears, and no one knows I’m crying, but I can’t help it! “It’s so joyous to be there …”

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