Parish Community Conflicted About Migrant Shelter at Creedmoor

A massive tent shelter is set to be opened in the parking lot of the former Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in the coming weeks, drawing concern from some area residents. Confirmed by Mayor Eric Adams on July 27, the city is set to build a 1,000-bed shelter for adult male migrants on the Queens Village site.

Fire Destroys Chapels of Light Shrine at Lourdes

Half of the Chapels of Light at Our Lady of Lourdes shrine were destroyed by a fire over the night of July 10–11. The fire was quickly brought under control, according to media reports.

Parents Recall Their Daughter’s Vision

Kaitlyn Bernhardt’s parents, Jennifer and Robert, and her grandmother, Frances Fallon, all say that the girl seemed to be connected to heaven in a special way.

Kaitlyn’s Example Shines in India

The people who knew Kaitlyn Rose Bernhardt said she lived her life in a manner of saintly example, and Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, vicar of the Diocese of Brooklyn and pastor of St. Bernard, Mill Basin, Kaitlyn’s home parish, said the girl’s spirituality and influence spread past her circle of family and friends.

Youth Initiative Supports Minister’s Desire To Serve

Under the conditions of discipleship, Jesus asked those who wish come after Him to deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Him. For Angelica Taveras, the consistent restlessness in her heart became such an intricate, detailed conversation with God that she told Him if she were to trade her comfortable, corporate-world salary and work for the Church, three particular criteria would have to be met. Did God deliver?

Mary, Morning Star, Shows the Way

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

Having just returned from our diocesan pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes, I would like to recall some insights from our journey. The occasion for the pilgrimage was the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady at Fatima, but we also traveled over Spain to the Pyrenees Mountains to visit Lourdes, the sight of our 2008 diocesan pilgrimage for the 150th anniversary of those apparitions of Our Lady.

Thanks from Queens Village

Dear Editor: Thank you so much for the announcements and the excellent coverage your team has provided for Our Lady of Lourdes parish’s celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Velankanni – both in The Tablet and on NET.