Father Samuel Mwiwawi and his six siblings didn’t experience Christmas Day Mass in Kenya until his parents settled in his father’s ancestral homeland of Taita, about 75 miles northwest of Mombasa.
Catholics are commanded by canon law not to purchase relics of saints. Still, the internet yields countless sacred items for auction or direct sale.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy – Astoria recently achieved accreditation from an organization that grades schools worldwide. The Diocese of Brooklyn has 66 elementary schools which, like ICCA-A, routinely achieve accreditation, school officials said.
On July 20, Our Lady of Mount Carmel church celebrated the 178th anniversary of their feast day with a Mass followed by a party with Italian ice, popcorn and zeppoles.
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
“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.