Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez Retires After Pope Francis Accepts Resignation

Pope Francis on Wednesday morning accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Paul R. Sanchez of Brooklyn. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Paul Sanchez of Brooklyn remembers in 2012 when he received the call that Pope Benedict had named him auxiliary bishop, the apostolic nuncio told him that “you will be very happy in this ministry.”

Forest Hills Parish Novena Honors Patron of Priests

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish, Forest Hills, marked the feast of St. John Vianney with a novena from Thursday, July 27 to Friday, Aug. 4. The last day of the novena coincided with the opening of the diocesan Year of Vocations.

Antonin Kocurek

Antonin Kocurek, the father of Father Antonin Kocurek, a priest of the Diocese of Ostrava-Opava in Czech Republic, now serving in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish, Forest Hills, died June 10.

Diocesan Appointments – April 29

PASTOR Rev. William F. Sweeney, from parochial vicar to pastor of St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor, effective June 30. ADMINISTRATOR Rev. Christopher R. Heanue, from parochial vicar, to administrator of Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill, effective April 1. PAROCHIAL VICAR Rev. Carlos C. Velasquez, from parochial vicar of St. Sebastian, Woodside, to parochial vicar […]

Sister Eileen M. Palma, I.H.M.

Sister Eileen M. Palma, I.H.M., (formerly known as Sister M. Virginia) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died March 8 at Our Lady of Peace Residence, Scranton, Pa. She was 88.