Culture, Faith and Gifts

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.

Corona Parish Celebrates Life

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.

Youth Day Pilgrims Continue To Pray Together at Holy Hour

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

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.