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.
Luau time for the Golden Age Club of Our Lady of Mercy in Forest Hills; Teen Drama Club at Holy Child Jesus parish, Richmond Hill; Catholic War Veterans; Nuns offer prayers.
The eighth-grade graduation for Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy in Forest Hills took place on Saturday, June 16.
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.
The Sunday Mass at noon is now the Family Mass. Before the readings, the presiding priest holds up the Children’s Lectionary and presents it to Hippeli, who then invites the children to join her and Martin in the parish hall.
The lectors at the new family Mass in St. Saviour, Park Slope, range in age from third graders from the academy and faith formation program to seventh graders.