Father Sasa Ilijic has been at Most Precious Blood Church for two years and is used to running from one place to another, juggling several tasks simultaneously. In addition to his role as parochial vicar, he is also the music coordinator.
The first Mass held at what was then the newly established Parish of Most Precious Blood took place on the Feast of Corpus Christi in 1922. One hundred years later, Bishop Robert Brennan came to the Astoria parish to celebrate the feast and to remind the faithful of the importance of recognizing Jesus Christ’s presence in the Eucharist.
The reopening of churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn and the return to normalcy after COVID-19 means that choirs are back, too. And for many singers, it’s not a moment too soon.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio welcomed Bishop Ivica Petanjak from the Diocese of Krk, Croatia Sunday, May 2, for the 50th Anniversary of Croatian Apostolate at Most Precious Blood Parish in Astoria.