Our Lady of Angels Feast Was a Joyous Parish Reunion

At Our Lady of Angels, the parish feast day literally turned into a feast. Father Mark Simmons, who celebrated the midday Mass, reminded parishioners the title of Our Lady of Angels, “refers to Mary’s place of honor with Jesus among the heavenly angels.”

Female Doctors of the Church Have Rx for Spiritual Ailments 

St. Therese of Lisieux, known as “The Little Flower,” is one of only four female saints with the title “Doctor of the Church,” an honor that has been bestowed on fewer than 40 saints throughout history and signifies their importance as teachers of the faith whose lessons have far-reaching influence.

The ‘Dance of the Giglio’ Makes Triumphant Return

Thousands thronged Williamsburg Sunday for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & San Paolino Di Nola. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish had faithfully hosted the feast since the early 1900s. This year, however, was especially thrilling for the feasters whose cherished event was canceled last year because of the pandemic.

St. Bernard’s New Bocce Court Is a Big Hit

When Kevin Costner’s character heard the whispered statement “If you build it, he will come” in the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams,” he took it as a direction to build a baseball diamond in his Iowa cornfields. The famous quote certainly applied to St. Bernard Church in Mill Basin/Bergen Beach after about 60 people attended the June 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the parish’s new bocce court.

‘From the First Day I Came Here, I Felt Welcomed’

“Officially, we are a part of this amazing diocese. I am grateful to God,” Father Israel Perez said on June 30, the day he and four of his fellow priests were incardinated and officially became part of the Diocese of Brooklyn.