St. Rocco Feast in Floral Park Unites Devotees For Nine Days

Only faith itself can be the foundation for the unwavering love and devotion a person can possibly have for someone he or she has never met or will ever meet in this lifetime. From a logical standpoint, it might not make any sense. That is – unless the love described is actually agape, or the Greek word for sacrificial love, not romantic love, between saints and their special devotees.

Students Stomp Out Cancer All Night

More than 1,400 students joined together to raise more than $154,000 for the fight against cancer at St. John’s 13th annual Relay For Life —a new record for the university, which has supported the event since 2006.

Happy 105th Birthday Mrs. Ollari!

“Madame Butterfly;” Compassion in Action: Lent; Sisterly Vocation Discernment; Lent with Young Adults; Happy 105th Birthday Mrs. Ollari!

Bishop Massa Visits Floral Park School

The bishop blessed the students and thanked the teachers for their work. Students had been working on decorations all school year and were very proud to finally be able to show off all of their work. He told the students he considered them all family and was excited to meet them.

Winter Storm Interrupts Diocesan, Parish Life

The arctic temperatures, harsh winds and snow that visited the diocese before and during Epiphany weekend canceled events, closed schools and brought down Mass attendance somewhat, but did not bring too much long-term damage according to a sample of parishes interviewed.

Feast Honors Our Lady in Mill Basin

This week’s Tablet TALK features a feast in Mill Basin, invitations to Sheepshead Bay boat cruise and enjoy an elegant luncheon in Queens Village, a Whitestone welcome for special-needs families and much more.

Joseph Michael Mondel

Joseph Michael Mondel, 88, died after a short battle with cancer, at his home in Spencertown, NY.

Deacon Henry J. Smith

A Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon Henry J. Smith was celebrated July 18 at Our Lady of the Snows Church, North Floral Park. He was 90 years old at the time of his death on July 14 at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Volleyball Tourney Rallies Support for Snows Family

Several Catholic Youth Organization volleyball teams took the sport’s aspects of teamwork and camaraderie a step further by playing recently in the first-ever “Volley for a Cause” tournament.