For Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy Principal Joseph Venticinque, Christmas is all about kids helping kids. That’s why every year he encourages students to raise money to help those who are lacking presents at Christmas time. And there’s even more encouragement: The Tablet’s Bright Christmas fund helps supplement the money the students raise on their own.
Summertime calls for a little recreational fun. That’s why the youth groups from both St. John Vianney, Flushing, and Our Lady of the Snows, N. Floral Park, decided to play a friendly volleyball match.
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.
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.
“Madame Butterfly;” Compassion in Action: Lent; Sisterly Vocation Discernment; Lent with Young Adults; Happy 105th Birthday Mrs. Ollari!
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.
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.
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, 88, died after a short battle with cancer, at his home in Spencertown, NY.
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.