Deacon Ernesto Alonso worked as a personal chef specializing in kosher cuisine before deciding to complete his lifelong ambition to be a priest. He is among four transitional deacons who will be Saturday, June 3 in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Immaculate Conception – Astoria Queens
Only In Print: Immaculate Conception Honors Deceased Vets
On Saturday, Nov. 6, between All Souls Day and Veterans Day, parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church, Astoria, honored their beloved deceased veterans.
Graffiti Found on Queens Church, Investigation Ongoing
In the latest in a sudden rash of vandalism attacks at churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn, black spray-painted graffiti was found on the exterior of Immaculate Conception Church on June 8.
May Crowning: Honoring the Blessed Virgin Around the Diocese of Brooklyn
May Crowning is a traditional Catholic ritual held during the month of May. The tradition honors Mary and the “Queen of May.”
Catholic War Vets Seek ‘Young Blood’ to Carry on Vital Services
The Catholic War Veterans & Auxiliary of the United States worry there is no one to continue their work in the future. The group’s leaders want to recruit younger vets who can keep services going once the current class of Vietnam-era vets is no longer active.
Halloween’s Not Canceled at Immaculate Conception in Astoria
With Halloween festivities changing due to the pandemic, the Home Academy Association (HAA) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy (Astoria) made sure their students could still have a semi-normal experience. So, they came up with the idea to hold an outdoor “Trunk-or-Treat” event that involved dressing up in masks and costumes, plus trick-or-treating at tables in Immaculate Conception’s church parking lot.
Astoria Lecture Series Teaches Spiritual Tools of St. Ignatius
This fall, Immaculate Conception parish, Astoria, hosted a lecture series featuring Fordham University professor Father Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., as the guest speaker. The series extended over three weeks and focused on the life and spiritual journey of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Tablet Talk July 14
Handmade Rosaries for Students; Ignatian Volunteer Corps; Bible study; Immaculate Conception, Astoria; Sister Gina Fleming, O.P.; Problem Solving with a Club on the Green
Father Alessandro Linardi
Father Alessandro Linardi, 35, began his worldly travels in childhood, but the Holy Land captured his heart so profoundly that he gave himself completely to the One Who called him there.
God of Healing and Peace Film Festival
The God of Healing and Peace is the theme of an upcoming Spring Film Festival at Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria.