Beloved Priest Celebrates 45 Years at Jamaica Parish

You can’t spell “theology,” the study of God, without T-H-E-O, as in Father Theo, the beloved and scholarly retired priest in residence at Immaculate Conception, Jamaica, who celebrated his 45th year at the parish with a Mass of thanksgiving on Sept. 15. Father Theophane Cooley, C.P., 91, who’s originally from Dublin, speaks five languages and has taught philosophy and Latin. But perhaps he’s best known as a kind and caring priest.

Police Still Searching for Suspect in Church Break-ins

Police are still searching for a man suspected of break-ins at three Catholic churches in Queens as well as of break-ins at three other churches and three commercial buildings, the New York Post reported.

Caribbean Culture, Catholic Faith Celebrated at West Indian Day Parade

Steady rain didn’t stop the celebration of Caribbean culture along Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights on Labor Day. And the Catholic community was near the front of the West Indian Day Parade on Sept. 2 to proclaim their Caribbean Catholic culture and religion and invite others to join them.

Steubenville NYC: Eager Youth Listen for Call

The Carnesecca Arena at St. John’s University, Jamaica, was filled with nearly 2,000 teens screaming, crying and stomping last weekend, but when the guest of honor came to the forefront, all became still.

St. Kevin's Girl Scouts

Tablet TALK: Flushing Scouts Earn Silver Awards

In this week’s Tablet TALK, St. Kevin’s Girl Scouts are honored, St. Mel’s new servers are installed, a chance to help clean up the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, and more.

CYO Track Coach’s Legacy Lives On

Former Catholic Youth Organization track coach at St. Clement Pope, Jamaica, Morris Pasqual, passed away July 18 at the age of 89.

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Fun-Filled Catholic Schools Week at MCA   Midwood Catholic Academy enjoyed an active and fun-filled Catholic Schools Week by playing its own version of Family Feud, holding a classroom door-decorating contest, hosting a living museum and having a laser light show. Students wore their wackiest socks on Crazy Sock Day, and each child donated a pair […]

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Rosary Rally in Jamaica

A Rosary Rally was conducted at Immaculate Conception School, Jamaica. Joining the host school were students from SS. Joachim and Anne and Our Lady of Lourdes, both Queens Village. Immaculate Conception Monastery Church features 35 stained-glass windows – each 35 feet tall – which were used as a backdrop for the Rosary. The symbolic flowering […]

Slideshow: ACBL Hosts USA Military for All-Star Game

The Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) played host the the U.S.A. Military baseball team in an All-Star Game played June 29 at Jack Kaiser Stadium on the campus of St. John’s University, Jamaica. The game was competitive the whole way, but the ACBL hung on for a 5-3 victory. However, the true purpose of the […]