Sunset Park Couple Battle Alzheimer’s

Victoria Javier hasn’t had a conversation with her husband, Santiago, in 10 years. The reason: Santiago Javier, 81, is nonverbal, one of the consequences of his Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disorder that affects 5.8 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Abandoned Baby Monica Mourned at Funeral at OLPH

NYPD officers escorted the funeral hearse as it slowly rolled up to the Basilica of Our Lady of PerpetualHelp, Sunset Park, on June 29. It was the final farewell to a baby who was abandoned and found dead earlier this year.

Cardinal Makes Pastoral Visit to Sunset Park

The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help welcomed its fellow Redemptorist brother and church leader Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., to preside over Mass as part the parish’s continuing 125th anniversary celebrations July 7.

Children Are Focus of Special Mass at OLPH

Sleepy-eyed babies, little girls with white veils, Boy Scouts, Jornadistas and children of all ages came for a Mass and celebration in honor of International Children’s Day at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park.

Father John Michael Hamrogue, C.SS.R.

Father John Michael Hamrogue, C.SS.R., 78, a member of the Redemptorist community for 60 years, died on Jan. 9 at his Immaculate Conception rectory in the Bronx.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy is nestled in the heart of Sunset Park – a vibrant, rich multicultural community. Students and faculty come from various parts of the world, which makes the academy community extremely diverse.

Alumni Reunion Helps OLPH Celebrate Its 125th Anniversary

From the immigrant who arrived last week to the families that trace their roots back several generations, the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help has been a welcoming beacon of faith in Sunset Park for 125 years.

Deacon Abdon Mejia

Deacon Abdon Mejia, a retired deacon of the Archdiocese of Lima, Peru, who served at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica, Sunset Park, died Oct. 17 at Maimonides Medical Center, Borough Park. He was 91.