“For a chaplain or priest to be there, it gives them some sense of peace and calm … and moments like this put us [chaplains] in a situation to exercise pastoral judgement. It’s about giving compassion, empathy and care. Bringing comfort to the family — that’s at the core of pastoral care, of what we do.”
Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament parish hosted its second annual art show for parishioners of all ages who were given the chance to come and show off their work, which ranged from young students’ drawings and landscape photos to homemade arts and crafts from recycled materials.
Members of the Queens Coalition and Habitat for Humanity New York City put in flooring for a new home in Jamaica this past weekend.