On Sunday, July 31, Father Vincent Chirichella, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Astoria, blessed “Rest of the Holy Family,” a new painting inside the church depicting Joseph, Mary, and the Baby Jesus.
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.”
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.
The current coronavirus crisis isn’t keeping parishioners at Our Lady of Grace Church from doing God’s work.