Female Doctors of the Church Have Rx for Spiritual Ailments 

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.

Queens Knights of Columbus Council Collects 500 Pounds of Food in One Day

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.

Mass Disappointment: Services Canceled

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.

It’s All in the ‘Fine Print’ for Holy Family Student

Philip Saffian, a second-grader at Holy Family Catholic Academy, Fresh Meadows, has the “write” stuff. The 8-year-old was chosen as the national elementary school champion in this year’s Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

Seven Diocesan Priests Mark Golden Jubilees

Seven priests of the Brooklyn Diocese are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their ordination as priests. Six of them were ordained on June 1, 1968 by Auxiliary Bishop John J. Boardman at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn.