The New York Mets’ improbable World Series championship in 1969 can inspire the Catholic Church to a new era of evangelization, Bishop John O. Barres of Rockville Center wrote in a new pastoral letter.
A Times Square billboard paved the way for a meeting at Citi Field on July 24, when the Mets played the San Diego Padres, as longtime Mets fan Ruth Tisak met NYPD Detective Michael Lollo for the first time after Lollo donated one of his kidneys to Tisak last December.
Father Adjei is among the 80 clergy from all over the world who are pitching in this summer, giving the priests of Brooklyn and Queens time to go on vacation or retreat. He got hooked on baseball because of Father Ed Kachurka, the pastor at Mary’s Nativity-St. Ann parish, Flushing, which is where Father Adjei is assigned.
There’s a nun in Queens who has been saying her prayers every day for her favorite team, the New York Mets.