Nearly 50 years ago, St. Clare parish was on the cusp of a cultural and ethnic transition when the original settlers in the area moved out while an influx of new settlers from the Caribbean islands moved in. Fast forward to 2019 and a thriving community of Catholics from an array of Afro-Caribbean backgrounds hold steadfast to the unifying thread of their cultural upbringing: their faith.
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?
Teens prepared lanterns and a cultural dance to celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception at Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Queens Village.
On any given Sunday, observing the Sabbath is a choice. For three Hispanic youth who have spent their formative teen years in the youth group at St. Joan of Arc parish, Jackson Heights, they freely choose to attend Mass.
Parishioners around the diocese have spoken, and youth ministry and evangelization is a top priority when it comes to the needs of parishes in Brooklyn and Queens.
Generations of Faith celebrates the rich history of the Church in Brooklyn and Queens, while recognizing our vision for the future – youth evangelization.
A substantial portion of the monies contributed to the campaign will support the Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative.