For revelers at this year’s West Indian Day Parade, the festivities were an opportunity to embrace the culture of the Caribbean islands they descended from.
As some 50 current and retired NYPD officers gathered at the Passionists’ Thomas Berry Place Retreat House in Jamaica, Queens, on March 23, among them was Bishop Robert Brennan.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Catholic Youth Organization track coach at St. Clement Pope, Jamaica, Morris Pasqual, passed away July 18 at the age of 89.
Devon Harris, a member of the first-ever Jamaican bobsled team which competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics, spoke at St. John’s University, Jamaica, March 31.
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 […]