“For a chaplain or priest to be there, it gives them some sense of peace and calm … and moments like this put us [chaplains] in a situation to exercise pastoral judgement. It’s about giving compassion, empathy and care. Bringing comfort to the family — that’s at the core of pastoral care, of what we do.”
In anticipation of its 125th anniversary this fall, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Kensington is undergoing major interior renovations this summer – for the first time in almost 90 years.
On the first Sunday of Advent, the diocesan ministry to Pakistani immigrants marked its 25th anniversary with an evening Mass, celebrated in English and Urdu, and a reception at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Windsor Terrace.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Kensington, opens its 125th Jubilee Year on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Growing up as a nominal Catholic, Father Robert H.C. Mema, 28, never thought about becoming a priest until he journeyed through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Sister Ann Helen Seguljic, I.H.M., 86, formerly Sister M. St. Ignatius of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died Jan. 21, at Our Lady of Peace Residence, Scranton, Pa.
The Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting was held Oct. 19 at El Caribe Country Club, Mill Basin.
In less than three months, Father Gill and Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Windsor Terrace, skyrocketed past their initial goal of $380,000 to raise $605,745.
Twelve men who are studying to become permanent deacons for the parishes in Brooklyn and Queens, were admitted as Acolytes June 22 at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa presided.
Father Ralph Edel, 25, is looking forward to being a joyful priest, who radiates the fact that his encounter with Jesus Christ has transformed him.