Just in time for summer, Father John McKenna shares his fond memories of the early 1960s in his old Sunset Park neighborhood. Summertime sights, sounds, and aromas highlight his poem, “A Summer Night Circa 1961.”
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.
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.
For nearly 500 years, the Filipino people have been dancing in praise and in honor of Jesus, under the title Señor Santo Niño de Cebú.
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.
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., 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 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.
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.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Father Terry Tull takes an annual vacation to Brooklyn to visit family and friends. This year his trip has taken on a different role.