OLG Parishes Team Up for a Cause

Two parishes of Our Lady of Grace came together for the “OLG to OLG Barbara Dattilo Memorial Youth Concert,” which featured the youth choir from the Howard Beach parish, singing at the Gravesend church.

Third Annual Youth Choir Festival

Guests at the third annual Youth Choir Festival, organized by the Diocesan Music Commission, were treated to an uplifting and entertaining afternoon at Resurrection-Ascension, Rego Park.

Bikers’ Pilgrimage Pedalled Vocations

Mission accomplished! The two priests and three seminarians who set out to bicycle their way up the East Coast, from Florida to Long Island, have completed the route and are home safe and secure in the knowledge that their mission of pedalling vocations has been successful.

Sister Mary John O’Rourke, O.S.U.

Sister Mary John O’Rourke, O.S.U., died May 22 at St. Ursula Center, Blue Point, L.I. She was 78. A native of Ozone Park, she entered the Congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk in 1954 and professed her final vows six years later. She graduated from St. John’s University, Jamaica, and earned a master’s in history […]

Education Is a Family Affair At Our Lady of Grace School

Parents choose Our Lady of Grace School, Gravesend, for their children because of high academic standards, values-added education and a safe school environment. The school stresses the value of self-discipline and commitment and encourages family input and involvement in the ongoing education of children. Research shows that such a partnership results in higher attendance rates […]

Our Lady of Grace Soccer Hosts Clinic for Autistic Children

The weather might be a bit chilly outside, but that didn’t stop members of the Our Lady of Grace, Howard Beach, Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) soccer program from taking to the field – the indoor field that is. On Feb. 15, team members joined with the North American Soccer League’s New York Cosmos, the Adelphi […]


Rookie of the Year Restores City Bus Line and Helps Keep Streets Clean

Priscilla Consolo, a young parishioner of Our Lady of Grace, Gravesend, is this year’s Rookie of the Year. The Brooklyn Spectator and Home Reporter newspapers honored her as such during their annual 40 Under 40 Rising Stars event. Consolo, 19, was the youngest honoree at the ceremony. A freshman at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus, Consolo received the […]

The Greatest Loss: Gravesend Parish Mourns Teacher Who Died as Victim of Hurricane

by Marie Elena Giossi  Wife, mother and Catholic schoolteacher Nancy Sorenson, who tragically lost her life during Hurricane Sandy, was laid to rest following a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, Gravesend, Nov. 8. Sorenson, 50, died Oct. 30 in her Rockaway Park home when water surged into the family cellar, causing a […]