Flushing’s Economic Recovery Relies On Customer Confidence, Security, Vaccine

Asian-cuisine restaurants and other businesses in downtown Flushing are clawing back from a year-long grip of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Leaders say an accelerated recovery depends on more vaccinations against the coronavirus and enhanced police security to deter the possibility of anti-Asian hate crimes.

Chinese Catholics Welcome Cardinal Zen

Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen visited the Diocese of Brooklyn last weekend to meet with Chinese Catholics of Brooklyn and Queens. His visit also coincided with the continuing coronavirus epidemic in China and was part of his broader worldwide tour to advocate for religious freedom in the country.

Youth on a Foreign Mission

From the excitement, glitter, and sophistication of New York City to the slums of Lima, Peru, deep in poverty, dirt, and garbage, Nooshin Nassiri has chosen to live in the latter as a young lay missionary for abandoned children at the Community Cenacolo’s Villa El Salvador Mission House called Help and Hope. 

‘Foot Soldiers’ of Christ in the Brooklyn Diocese

“For a chaplain or priest to be there, it gives them some sense of peace and calm … and moments like this put us [chaplains] in a situation to exercise pastoral judgement. It’s about giving compassion, empathy and care. Bringing comfort to the family — that’s at the core of pastoral care, of what we do.”

Dedication Mass Shows St. Michael’s Diversity

At the dedication Mass, readings were done in Tagalog, Spanish, English and Mandarin. The church has parishioners from almost 50 countries, according to pastor Father John Vesey, and has seven Masses every Sunday. Some services were cancelled on  Sept. 22 to encourage parishioners to attend the dedication Mass.

Symphony Space in Queens

Dear Editor: What a treat! It was Lincoln Center without the travel. I am talking about the recent (March 22) debut performance of the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra in the sanctuary of historic Mary’s Nativity Church in Flushing. It was a wonderful evening for music lovers and especially meaningful for me since I served on the […]

Light Shines on Newest Parishioners in Flushing

Almost 1,200 new Catholics entered the Church last weekend at Easter Vigil services throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was the main celebrant at St. Michael’s Church, Flushing, where he baptized 18 adults, confirmed those and 28 more and also led a profession of faith by more than 40 Anglicans who came into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.

New Life at Easter (with slideshow and video)

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio administered 18 baptisms to new adult members of the Catholic Church during Easter Vigil services at St. Michael’s Church, Flushing. Assisting was Father John Vesey, pastor. The 18 also received the sacrament of Confirmation. Another 28 were also confirmed, and 40 members of the Anglican Church were received into full communion with […]

Queens Deanery Sings in Concert

Queens Deanery No. 5 hosted “A Harvest of Song and Praise,” an autumn afternoon concert at American Martyrs, Bayside, featuring seven choirs and ensembles of the deanery. The parishes of Queens Deanery No. 5 include American Martyrs; Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park; St. Kevin and Holy Family, both Flushing; St. Anastasia, Douglaston; […]