Msgr. John Vesey is quick to laugh with everyone, but prompt to cry with the sick and suffering. Just ask the members of St. Michael’s Parish in Flushing, Queens, where he was pastor during the grim early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. They honored him recently with a special Mass.
In the latest of vandalism attacks at churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn, a statue of St. Bernadette was found damaged outside St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church on August 17.