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.
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.
First Grade Architects at OLGCA; Lent Means Baby Shower at St. Thomas
With great pride, Gozette Gamboa carried her customized Santo Nino statue alongside other members of the diocesan Filipino ministry as they processed through the streets of Holy Family parish, Fresh Meadows, June 30.
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.