‘Mother Church’ of Queens Marks Its 175th Anniversary

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the mother church of Queens, began celebrating its 175th anniversary with the dedication of its newly restored church Nov. 14. Two auxiliary bishops with ties to the parish came to share this moment with the faithful.

Masses at Cemeteries Honor the Deceased

Dozens of people crowded into the Chapel of the Resurrection at Holy Cross Cemetery, Flatbush, to remember and pray for all who sleep in Christ on All Souls Day, Nov. 2.

Mass with Bishop Sanchez

St. John’s Preparatory School, Astoria, had a Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez to continue the joyous celebration of the Easter season. After the Mass, many students involved in the school’s liturgies attended a reception with the bishop in the school’s library.

Holy Week Schedules for Auxiliary Bishops

Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros   Palm Sunday Saturday – 5 p.m., Mass at Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill Sunday – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., Mass at Holy Child Jesus   Holy Thursday – 7:30 p.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Child Jesus   Good Friday – 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., […]

Greenpoint Parish Rededicated

Auxiliary Bishop Paul R. Sanchez rededicated the newly renovated lower church of St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus, Greenpoint.

Statement from Bishop Sanchez

“In view of the needs of the homeless in our city, we must recognize those less fortunate in our midst and encourage community leaders to engage in a process that will provide more affordable housing with proper supports for families.

First Confirmation – Bishop Sanchez Returns to St. Agatha’s

by Antonina Zielinska Having served the parish of St. Agatha as pastor for 10 years, Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez returned to the Sunset Park community to confer his first Confirmation upon 67 candidates. During his homily, the bishop reassured the candidates that like them, he, too, was scared of a new chapter in his life. […]