Our Lady of Velankanni

Some 700 faithful came to Our Lady of Lourdes parish to celebrate the feast of “The Lourdes of the East” – Our Lady of Velankanni. It was a celebration of the diocese’s growing Indian Catholic community.

New CYO Hall of Famers Practiced Values of Sport

The fifth annual Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Hall of Fame ceremony recognized 10 deserving individuals who dedicated their lives to youth sports in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Eileen M. Coen

Eileen M. Coen, 96, died on Feb. 28. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village, from 1924 to 1986. She was active in the Rosary and altar society and participated in a number of parish theater productions in the 1970s.

OL Lourdes Academy in Queens Village Is Closing

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy, Queens Village, will close at the end of this academic year. The announcement was made in a letter to parents, saying the action was being taken with “deep regret and profound sadness.”

The Invitation Amid Interruption

More often, Jesus has a tendency of showing up unannounced and with no appointment. Today, on this third Sunday of Ordinary Time, He interrupts us with an invitation to follow Him.

Velankanni Feast in Queens Village

More than 900 people attended the second annual Mass and procession to celebrate Our Lady of Velankanni, also known as Our Lady of Good Health, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Queens Village.

A Golden Moment in Astoria

Tablet TALK features an Astoria deacon and his wife marking 50th years of marriage, a Park Slope academy offering prayers and donations for hurricane and earthquake victims, and an honor for Nuestra Voz Editor Jorge Dominguez.

Bro. Beckett Marks 90th Birthday

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a homecoming weekend at a Flatbush parish, a creation-themed art show in Bayside, a milestone birthday for a Franciscan brother and much more.

Relic of St. Jude to Visit Four Local Parishes

For centuries, Catholics and others have sought the hope, refuge and strength associated with the prayers and veneration of St. Jude Thaddeus, also known as the Apostle of Hope.

Sports Round-Up June 17

GCHSAA softball, CHSAA baseball and CYO flag football championships were recently crowned. New records were set in CYO outdoor track.