The tradition of gift-giving on Christmas didn’t start with Santa Claus, but instead goes back to the Three Kings who traveled from the east to Jerusalem to give baby Jesus gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Heavy rain didn’t stop hundreds of people from packing into the pews at Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona, for a standing room-only Sunday Mass on Oct. 27.
Father Pablo Sans, who lives at Our Lady of the Cenacle rectory in Richmond Hill, marked his 65th year as a priest on March 15.
A vocation is such a personal and intimate thing, I never cared to talk about mine much. So maybe now, just a little, in this Year of Vocations.
On Saturday, April 21, more than 150 people attended 8 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Corona. The Mass was the first step of the March to Celebrate Life (Viva la vida) the parish held that day.
Father Manuel Ros, who served as a priest for 57 years, died Aug. 8 at Ozanam Hall, Bayside. He was 87.
And so it begins. News arrives by way of our people, young and old, of roustings by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, commonly and appropriately known as ICE.
What initially was a Friday evening Holy Hour aimed at reuniting pilgrims who attended World Youth Day in Kraków this past summer, became a night that brought together a variety of people from around the diocese. Pilgrims and non-pilgrims alike gathered at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, for an hour in solemn prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
Sister Frances E. Costello, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 74 years, died at Sacred Heart Convent in Hempstead, L.I., on Feb. 7.
Children from Catholic schools and religious education programs who either collected the most money or gave consistently throughout the years to benefit missions around the world joined St. James parishioners for their regularly scheduled Sunday morning Mass.