Principals Honored for Longtime Service in Catholic Educational Leadership

Principals leading local Catholic academies and schools were honored at the annual Principals’ Longevity Recognition Awards Celebration at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. They were recognized for their committed service, leadership and dedication to the mission of Catholic education within the diocese.

Ruby Jubilee for Astoria Pastor

Msgr. Fernando Ferrarese, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church, Astoria, will celebrate his 40th anniversary of priesthood on this Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, with a 1:30 p.m. Mass of thanksgiving.

Holy Union Sisters Leave Astoria After 71 Years

Seven decades of faith, education and love – that is the legacy the Holy Union Sisters have left to the people of Astoria as their ministry at Immaculate Conception parish came to a close this spring.

CWVs Return to Astoria

Dear Editor: I just saw the two-page City of Churches spread on Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria (March 4). As the N.Y. State Commander of the Catholic War Veterans and the Commander of Astoria Post 1 in the Immaculate Conception parish, I want to thank you for printing that article.

Sisters Leaving Astoria Parish

The Sisters of the Holy Union have announced that they will be leaving Immaculate Conception parish, Astoria, after 71 years of service there. A Mass of thanksgiving in their honor will be celebrated on Saturday, March 25, at noon. A reception in Lyons Hall (the school hall) will immediately follow the Mass.

Immaculate Conception Church

An early 20th-century building boom in the northwestern corner of Queens led to an urgent need for a church and a school to serve a growing Catholic community of German, Irish and Italian immigrants. The parish of Immaculate Conception in the Ditmars section of Astoria was founded in January of 1924, and Bishop Thomas E. Molloy appointed Father Michael D. Lopez as the pastor.

Senior Priest Served Five Parishes in His 64 Years

A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Joseph F. Wiseman, a senior priest, will be celebrated at Mary’s Nativity Church, Flushing, on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. He died Jan. 29 at Flushing Hospital at the age of 93.

Immaculate Conception School

Located in the heart of Astoria, Immaculate Conception School serves families with children from toddlers to teens and reflects the diversity of the surrounding community.

It’s Official! Seven Are Now Priests of Diocese

After having collectively ministered in Brooklyn and Queens for nearly 60 years, seven foreign-born priests have begun the new year as official priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn.