“God has big plans for you!” was recalled as the iconic quote of Msgr. John Tosi, the former pastor of 15 years at St. Luke’s Church in Whitestone. On a sunny Friday afternoon, crowds gathered outside the Queens church on May 21 to witness one plan that God had in store to remember the late priest’s life: the unveiling of the street sign co-named after him.
By Deacon Alexander Breviario In January of 1975, my wife Bernice and I were married by a newly ordained priest at Our Lady of Grace Church in Howard Beach. I wouldn’t say I was strong in my faith back then, but the priest that was preparing us for our marriage and performing the ceremony was […]
by Marie Elena Giossi The parish community of St. Luke, Whitestone, celebrated the dedication of its newly restored and renovated church at a solemn Mass of Dedication on Sunday, Oct. 20. “Today is a day of thanksgiving; it’s a day of joy, and it’s a day of renewal,” said Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto, who presided […]
CCBQ Golf Classic Raises $150K Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) raised a record $150,000 at the annual Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Golf Classic at Sands Point Golf Club, Sands Point, L.I., Aug. 13. Proceeds benefit more than 160 CCBQ programs and services. Bishop Sullivan, second from left, enjoyed a round of golf at the […]
by Stephen Childs In providing for its future, St. Luke’s elementary school in Whitestone also memorialized its past – a past dating back more than a century. Last Friday, June 1, at the school’s yearly outdoor Mass in honor of Our Lady, St. Luke’s dedicated a newly built playground to the Sisters of St. Dominic, […]