Eighteen students from Catholic schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens competed in the annual public speaking contest held last week at Our Lady of Mercy in Forest Hills.
St. Anselm First Graders Count!; Another Successful Scouting For Food Drive
At 95, This Queen Is Beauty and Grace; Reaching-Out Community Services; Catholic Scout Sunday in Woodside
Thank You NYPD, From St. Sebastian; Eric Vineski; Young People at Our Lady of Angels
Brooklyn, Queens in the Holy Land; Our Lady of Mercy in Forest Hills exercises, New Servers in Forest Hills
As I came back from the renewal window, I saw a gentleman, half my age, in complete Greek Orthodox clerical garb. He didn’t look too happy being here on Christmas Eve either. But I felt so happy I couldn’t help but ask foolishly: “What denomination are you?”
Polish-born Father Grzegorz Stasiak, parochial vicar and assistant pastor at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills, was honored by New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer, and the local Polish community honored at a Polish Heritage Breakfast Oct. 12. The event was held at the Polish & Slavic Center in Greenpoint.
In the midst of all the conversations and the sexual abuse scandals in the Church, many people are asking themselves the question, “Why am I still a Catholic?”
“Keep a sense of humor,” was Joe Rutherford’s response, when asked for the secret to 60 years of marriage.
Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills hosted its first of two Summer Sings in Queens featuring Mozart’s Requiem on Aug. 16. The Forest Hills Choir, in conjunction with the Queens Oratorio Society and Schola Sine Nomine, sponsored the event. The requiem was co-conducted by local, accomplished maestros, David Close and Ben Arendsen.