A Church Secretary Recalls 28 Eventful Years Of Service 

Denise Dollard is packing up her things and taking one last look around her office at St. Margaret Mary Church before she heads out the door and into retirement after 28 years on the job as a secretary and director of outreach.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Celebrates First Holy Communion

Fifty-one children from Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s CCD program celebrated their first Holy Communion on July 18. Two separate Masses, celebrated by Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, V.F., took place at the church in accordance with state and Diocesan safety guidelines.

Catholic Charities Offers a Day of Fun

Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens knows how to party at the same that it helps get kids ready for school. On Aug. 2, it hosted its 11th annual “Kids Fun Day” at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, where it had games and activities for children, distributed school supplies and offered free products and medical services from vendors.

Tablet Talk May 25

In Communion with Christ; A Retreat to Commune with the Lord

Tablet Talk May 18

Young Ladies Support Each Other; Young People Say ‘I Do’ to Holy Spirit

Father Alessandro Linardi

Father Alessandro Linardi, 35, began his worldly travels in childhood, but the Holy Land captured his heart so profoundly that he gave himself completely to the One Who called him there.

Ordained Transitional Deacons

The five men becoming priests for the Diocese of Brooklyn June 30 were ordained transitional deacons during three separate Masses in Rome, Yonkers and Astoria.

Father Hung Xuan Cao

Father Hung Xuan Cao, 36, was born into a peasant farming family in central Vietnam.

Astoria Youth Are Sealed in the Spirit

Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., bestowed the sacrament of Confirmation on 56 young people from the faith formation program at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, this spring.

Divinely Initiated and Totally Unmerited

A vocation is, like all graces, divinely initiated and totally unmerited. But as incarnate beings, vocations come to women and men in particular circumstances.