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Queens Youth Group Visits the Retired Sisters of St. Joseph

The young volunteers made new friends at Stella Maris Convent, the assisted living facility in Rockaway Park, that houses retired members of the Sisters of St. Joseph. (Photos: courtesy of The ROCK Youth Group)

By Kathleen Woods

The ROCK Youth Group at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Belle Harbor spends quality time once a month visiting the retired Sisters of St. Joseph at the Stella Maris Convent in Rockaway Park.

The teenagers enjoy building relationships with the sisters and learning from their faith.

“It’s one of my favorite things to do with the ROCK Youth Group,” said Grace Carlin, an eighth grade youth group member. “I love putting a smile on their faces.”

The ROCK Group visited the sisters in December and sang Christmas carols and spread holiday cheer.

We’re blessed to learn from these women of faith and spread the message of Christ to others.


Woods is a youth minister at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Belle Harbor.

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