Several months ago, Jimmy Wagner, a lawyer, donated money to St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish in Mill Basin and told the pastor, Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, to use it as the church saw fit. The parish chose to commission a statue of the Holy Family.
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.
Blessed Carlo Acutis is helping students in the Diocese of Brooklyn grow closer to their faith. Scores of students came to Holy Family Church in Fresh Meadows on Wednesday, April 6 to take part in a prayer rally where they were given the opportunity to venerate a relic of Acutis.
Holy Family Catholic Academy has new hoops courts.
St. Therese of Lisieux, known as “The Little Flower,” is one of only four female saints with the title “Doctor of the Church,” an honor that has been bestowed on fewer than 40 saints throughout history and signifies their importance as teachers of the faith whose lessons have far-reaching influence.
The Feast of Santo Niño calls for a traditional Filipino trifecta of faith, food, and family. For members of the diocesan Filipino ministry in Fresh Meadows, the June 26 celebration didn’t fall short of meeting those expectations.
May Crowning is a traditional Catholic ritual held during the month of May. The tradition honors Mary and the “Queen of May.”
Since May, the Knights of Columbus Holy Family/Bishop Ignatius Catanello Council #14520 has collected and distributed more than 4,000 pounds of food to at least 6,000 families. Their most recent food drive, held on August 16, collected approximately 500 pounds of food that was donated to St. Michael’s Church Pantry in Flushing.
At Holy Family Church in Fresh Meadows, Queens, nearly 70 parishioners worshiped at the March 15 noon Mass, which is about half the normal attendance. In a sense, it was a regular Sunday Mass, but it was also unusual.
One way the Diocese of Brooklyn is helping “tweens” and early teens deal with the awkwardness they often face: Hosting a prayer rally reaffirming that every person is made in the image and likeness of God.