St. Joseph Dedicates New Saints’ Cove to Battle Cancer Diagnoses

When Vivian Esposti was waging a 21-month-long battle with pancreatic cancer, a disease that would ultimately take her life, she asked her husband Edward to get a statue of St. Peregrine (the patron saint of cancer patients) for their church, St. Joseph’s. On July 24, Esposti was at the church keeping his promise to his wife.

St. Joseph’s Radio Station Seeks to Evangelize

Father Jean Farda Tanisma never imagined himself as a radio disc jockey, but that’s what he is these days: at the microphone welcoming listeners to the radio station he runs at St. Joseph’s Church in Astoria.

Four Priests, One Seminarian and a Deacon Make Vocations a Family Affair

Father Vincent Chirichella has many friends who are priests that he considers part of his family. But he’s just as close to priests who really are his family. “We have a lot of vocations,” said Father Chirichella, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Astoria. “I’m one of four priests. There’s also my brother Michael, who answered God’s call to become a deacon. And we have a seminarian.”

New Blessed Virgin Mary Paintings Installed, Blessed at Our Lady of Grace

Two beautiful paintings of the Blessed Mother were blessed at Our Lady of Grace (OLG) Church on the eve of the Immaculate Conception. They depict the Assumption and the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and are now located high above either side of the church’s doors upon exiting.