Annual Black History Month Mass

At the annual Black History Month Mass held at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston Feb. 17, nearly 40 minutes of poignant preaching set the tone for a liturgy that offered words of healing for the suffering caused by the sins of racism and words of hope as the plight toward racial equality in America continues.

Youth Initiative Supports Minister’s Desire To Serve

Under the conditions of discipleship, Jesus asked those who wish come after Him to deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Him. For Angelica Taveras, the consistent restlessness in her heart became such an intricate, detailed conversation with God that she told Him if she were to trade her comfortable, corporate-world salary and work for the Church, three particular criteria would have to be met. Did God deliver?

WYD Brings Affirmation, Joy, Graces to Diocesan Youth

As Brooklyn and Queens pilgrims arrived at the final and perhaps, most important days of their World Youth Day pilgrimage, they also reached the longest leg of their journey – walking at least seven miles for the evening prayer vigil with Pope Francis.

Catholic Charities Helps Furloughed Gov’t Workers

With the government shutdown more than a month old, volunteers unpacked thousands of dollars worth of food at St. Benedict the Moor Church in Jamaica, for a special effort organized by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.

Pilgrims Receive Blessing Before Heading to Panama

It was their last official act of preparation before their spiritual and physical pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama – local pilgrims attended a Mass of Sending at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.