From his Toronto studio, Timothy Schmalz kept close tabs on the month-long display in Brooklyn of his immigrant-themed, 20-foot sculpture, “Angels Unawares.”
Looking back on 2019, St. Clare Catholic Church was able to accomplish a lot, according to Youth Minister Peter Damour. The parish experienced many firsts during its 95th anniversary that helped bring the community together and allowed children, teens, and young adults to have fun and grow in their faith.
Lillian Rizzolo, a trustee of St. Michael’s church, said her parish has managed to survive for 150 years because it has always provided a warm, welcoming place for immigrants.
Everyone’s reflections flashed across the face of a shiny, stone memorial on a speck of parkland called “Father Giorgio Triangle.” Etched into the memorial is the portrait of a young man — the park’s namesake.
Commemoration is a long-standing tradition, both inside and outside the church, through a myriad of expressions. In the church, it’s common to see paintings and statues of saints who are important to a parish’s community.
A detailed timeline for “The Cause for Father McGivney: His Road to Sainthood” starting with the first event when Father McGivney was given the title “Servant of God” on Dec. 18, 1997.
“I didn’t know so many people could die from so many things,” eight-year-old Meena Deo said innocently as she sat cross-legged in front of dozens of lit candles. She and her mother Shalini visited the Corona Altar at Green-Wood Cemetery on Oct. 31 for the cemetery’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration.