For Queens School, Charity Starts At Home, Ends in South Africa

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy students donate through Koinonia John the Baptist, an organization that sends funds and goods to needy communities around the globe. The school’s donations are routed through Koinonia’s Lourdes Mission, which is named after Our Lady of Lourdes.

Principals Honored for Longtime Service in Catholic Educational Leadership

Principals leading local Catholic academies and schools were honored at the annual Principals’ Longevity Recognition Awards Celebration at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. They were recognized for their committed service, leadership and dedication to the mission of Catholic education within the diocese.

Bertha Vanegas

Bertha Vanegas, the mother-in-law of Deacon Jorge Alvarado of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, South Ozone Park, died June 3.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, South Ozone Park

As one of Queens’ largest Catholic academies – with over 500 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade – the faculty and staff of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy are diligent in their commitment to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth of each child.

Xavier HS Community Honors Father Jim Keenan

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a Great Irish Fair gift for Catholic education, invites readers to help the NYPD with an outreach project in Queens, offers details on an upcoming vocation retreat and much more.

Leaving St. Leo’s with A Peace-filled Legacy

After three-and-a-half decades as a Catholic school educator in Queens, including 19 “life-changing” years as principal of St. Leo’s in Corona, Maureen Blaine is retiring – at least, officially.

Father Marcial Thomas

As a seminarian, Father Marcial Thomas, 27, saw how God wanted to encounter and love His people and how priests can bring people closer to God every day.

65 New Lay Leaders Are Ready to Serve

The Diocese of Brooklyn commissioned 65 new lay leaders from 34 parishes at a bilingual Mass at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Jamaica. The night was also a celebration of the years of service that catechists and ministers devoted to the Diocese of Brooklyn. Special recognition was given to Sister Alice Michael, S.U.S.C., for her 40 years of service to the diocese.