Parishioners at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Bayside, Queens wanted to celebrate their 90th Anniversary with a dinner/dance, but the pandemic squashed their plans. Instead, they chose to divert ticket money for the event into charitable giving. And they didn’t stop there.
Out of more than 700 nominations, four parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn won honorable mentions during this year’s Parish Excellence Summit.
The sign outside Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy in Bayside simply promoted a fundraiser on Feb. 27 with celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich. But the three-hour event turned into a fan fest with Bastianich dishing out food, recipes and her life story, while 215 attendees savored the opportunity to get close to her, ask questions and have a photo taken with her.
Five priests of the Brooklyn Diocese are observing their 60th year of priesthood. They were ordained May 31, 1958 by Bishop Bryan J. McEntegart at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn.
Hundreds of residents lined the streets of Bayside as the neighborhood held its inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Bell Blvd. on March 24.
Almost 70 children and adults from St. Mary’s Church, Long Island City, are participating in the parish’s annual Christmas pageant.
Watercolors, oil paintings and photographs depicting the beauty of nature lined the walls of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament’s parish center the weekend of Sept. 23-24 as the Bayside church embraced its annual Season of Creation.
This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a homecoming weekend at a Flatbush parish, a creation-themed art show in Bayside, a milestone birthday for a Franciscan brother and much more.
The Catholic Youth Organization of Brooklyn and Queens closed out its sports year by crowning diocesan champions in baseball, softball and soccer.
GCHSAA softball, CHSAA baseball and CYO flag football championships were recently crowned. New records were set in CYO outdoor track.