Only In Print: Queens Kids Send Cards to Ukraine

Father Israel Perez, administrator of Holy Child Jesus Parish, Richmond Hill, asked Patricia Winters, principal of Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy, if the schoolchildren would like to send messages to their peers in Ukraine.

‘A Priest’s First Parish is Always His Most Loved’

Father Christopher Heanue recently served his final Masses as administrator of Holy Child Jesus Church, bidding farewell to hundreds of parishioners who came to wish him well. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio recently announced a new assignment for him — rector-pastor of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph. 

Look Good, Feel Good: Former Seminarian Uses Photography Skills to Help Unemployed New Yorkers During Pandemic

Richmond Hill resident Rom Matibag used his talents to help out-of-work New Yorkers during the nationwide 10,000 Headshots photo initiative by Headshot Booker and Brookfield Properties. In just one day, Matibag joined more than 200 other photographers across the country to provide 10,000 unemployed Americans with free, professional headshots to include with their resumes, portfolios, and LinkedIn profiles.

Queens Parish Remembers Fallen NYPD Detective

“Be a Brian.” It’s a challenge that Leanne Simonsen posed to family, friends and NYPD gathered in Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, Queens to remember her husband, Detective Brian Simonsen, who on Feb. 12, 2019 was shot and killed by friendly fire while responding to reports of an armed robbery at a neighboring T-Mobile store.

Crime Spree Raises Issue of Security for Churches

The vandalism, which caused more than $10,000 in damages, was part a spate of crimes at Catholic churches in northern Brooklyn and southern Queens this past summer, raising the already pressing issue of how churches in the all-urban Diocese of Brooklyn can protect their buildings and property.