Astoria Parish Followed The Plan and It Worked

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC) parish in Astoria, underwent the pilot phase of the Generations of Faith capital campaign which began in the Diocese of Brooklyn in early 2015

Loves Astoria’s Parishes

Dear Editor: When I moved to Astoria, my parish was St. Margaret Mary. The memories are my treasure of the many activities that we had – the social events were phenomenal but above all, our spiritual guidance was superb.

Prep’s Pilgrimage to Philadelphia

The Junior Ladies of Charity at St. John’s Prep, Astoria, recently sponsored its annual pilgrimage to the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Germantown, Philadelphia. A highlight on the Prep calendar, 55 students departed Astoria bright and early. Arriving in Philadelphia, they were welcomed by Father Miles Heinem, C.M. The students viewed a documentary on St. Vincent […]

Tablet Talk: 50th Reunion for St. Joseph School and Giving Thanks in Elmhurst

50th Reunion: St. Joseph School, Astoria Fifty-four members of the Class of 1964 from St. Joseph School, Astoria, met for a 50th reunion at their alma mater. Charlie Gozdziewski, Mary Hank, Donna Innone, Richie McCormack, Msgr. Sean Ogle and Robert Padala organized a program for alumni and guests that included a school tour, luncheon and […]

Fun Day for Astoria Kids (with slideshow)

Summertime wouldn’t be complete without a blowout block party — and this summer’s biggest and best was the sixth annual Kids Fun Day, co-sponsored by Catholic Charities Queens Community Center in Astoria and Fidelis Care.

Local Moms Pray for Kids Around the World

“Politicians won’t change the world, mothers on their knees will,” says Marta Pope, coordinator of the Mothers In Prayer group in Queens. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m., mothers from Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, Astoria, gather to pray for children around the world. They offer the prayers in union with mothers in 118 countries who say the prayers in 40 different languages.

St. John’s Swim Club ‘Preps’ for Winter Season

The St. John’s Prep, Astoria, swimming club is enjoying its season at the newly refurbished Variety Boys and Girls Club. Students swim on Mondays and Fridays, and beginners through advanced are welcomed. The students are coached by Bruce Frank, Kathy Noaves, Ms. Prager and student assistants Rebecca McFadden, Emily Houghton and John Yavaldakis. Another feature […]

Danny Goncalves is pictured with a few of his taller teammates: senior goalie Robert Zawadzki, left, and sophomore midfielder/striker Brian Hickey, right. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

Prep’s Smallest Player Has the Biggest Heart

In football, basketball and even baseball these days, an athlete’s size is essential in getting noticed. In fact, oftentimes talented athletes that do not fit the typical mold are overlooked, despite their talent on the field or court. But for a sport like soccer, the focus is mostly on endurance, finesse and speed rather than […]

Argentinian Students Proud Their Heritage Is Recognized

by Antonina Zielinska As the world waited in anticipation for Rome to announce the name of the cardinal who would become supreme pontiff, three seniors of Argentinian heritage were finishing their school day at St. John’s Prep, Astoria. Merlina Rodas was at track practice when she stopped to watch the news following white smoke in […]

CSW2013: Immaculate Conception School, Astoria

Students Love Learning   Located in the heart of Astoria, Immaculate Conception School serves families with children from toddlers to teens.  Children from all over the world attend our school where our mission is to provide every child with a safe and nurturing environment that facilitates a love of learning as well as a love […]