Jessica Astudillo was in high school before she learned she was an undocumented immigrant. Her parents sat her down and told her the truth — they brought her to America from their native Ecuador when she was two years old.
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Jamaica Queens
Doing God’s Work Can Be Tricky Business
Along with spiritual responsibilities, pastors also deal with business-related tasks like building renovations, personnel management, and parish finances. But many of them struggle with completing those tasks while trying to focus on presenting the Gospel.
Singing for the Lord at PBVM
The youth group music ministry provided the songs and sounds for a parish novena Mass and adoration at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Jamaica.
Precious Infants Marchers Rally in Jackson Heights
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined a group of about 50 pro-life activists on Sept. 21 for Mass and Holy Adoration at St. Joan of Arc Parish, Jackson Heights, followed by a rosary march to a local abortion clinic in the neighborhood, all part of the monthly rally organized by Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.
In the midst of all the noise surrounding teenagers – from the virtual world of cellphones and technology, as noted by Pope Francis, to even the physical, saturated noise within the confines of New York City – the Steubenville NYC youth conference made its way once again to St. John’s University, Jamaica, July 20-22. Carnesecca Arena was filled to near-capacity with thousands of high school students from the tri-state area.
Holy Week Around the Diocese
Holy Week events that took place throughout the diocese.
The Bells Are Ringing
Dear Editor: It was wonderful to see an article (Nov. 25) in The Tablet about my former parish, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Jamaica, and the restored bell tower. There was one error where it stated that “the bells have been silent for half a century.” When I was pastor, I had the […]
Presentation Is Tower Of Faith in Jamaica
The people at the parish of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Jamaica are making sure that their church not only thrives on a strong spiritual foundation, but also on a physically sound one.
Astoria Parish Retreat
October is Respect Life Month. This week’s Tablet TALK invites readers to participate in a pro-life prayer vigil, highlights upcoming fundraisers for the Life Center of New York and Mercy Home, and much more.
Local Family Leaving for Missionary Work in Detroit
In less than two weeks, Matthew and Stephanie Zinser and their three young sons are leaving everything behind their families, jobs and Glendale home – to answer the call to live as missionary disciples.