News Coverage ‘Lifts’ Giglio Feast

A fresh wave of able-bodied lifters has rejuvenated an Italian tradition that dates back more than a century in Williamsburg and more than a millennium in Nola, Italy.

Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon

The Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens held its annual Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon Dec. 5 at Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach, to raise funds for scholarships to Catholic elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens.

Youth Minister’s Thanks

Dear Editor: Gratitude and thanks are due to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, Paul Morisi and the Generations of Faith Fund.

Chef of the Year: Msgr. Gigantiello

Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, diocesan vicar for development, was honored by the Queens Center for Progress as “Chef of the Year” at its annual event.

Bay Ridge Creche Lights Honor Festival Founder

Bay Ridge beamed with Christmas spirit when neighbors and friends gathered at Visitation Monastery and Academy Dec. 4 to light an outdoor manger scene and honor late civic leader Larry Morrish.

Merged Parish in St. Albans Displays Its Unity

The Generations of Faith campaign has truly been a collaborative effort for St. Catherine of Sienna and St. Pascal Baylon churches, which united several years ago to form Our Lady of Light parish in St. Albans.