Shining Stars

Catholic Migration Services conducted the first of two Shining Stars Dinners Oct. 6. The annual affair honors the contributions made by members of the ethnic apostolates to the Church and the community.

Bishop Leads Faithful in Praying for Vocations

During his homily for the Eucharistic Holy Hour and Vespers for Vocations at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, Oct. 8, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio told congregants that the responsibility to pray for future leaders in the Church lands on the shoulders of the faithful.

Peruvian Feast In Woodside

Peruvian Catholics celebrated the Lord of Miracles with a Mass and street procession at St. Sebastian’s, Woodside. Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros was the main celebrant.

Local Mexicans Pray for Quake Victims at Home

During a Friday evening Spanish Mass dedicated to praying for those affected by two major earthquakes in Mexico, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio recalled an ancient paradox that juxtaposed the source of evil, natural religion and natural disasters.

Growing Up in America, She Wants to Stay Here

Unconscious, unstable and not breathing was a young man after his family found him attempting to end his own life. His family started CPR and dialed 911 to save what would have been a life span just shy of 22 birthday candles.

Year of Vocations Begins with Mass in Douglaston

Simply stated, without priests, there is no Eucharist, and without the Eucharist, there is no Church. So on the same day the Catholic Church celebrated the feast day of St. John Vianney, the patron saint for diocesan priests, seminarians from the Cathedral House of Formation in Douglaston, celebrated a special Mass and barbecue with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as the diocese officially opened its Year of Vocations.

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.

Steubenville NYC Leads Teens Closer to Christ

If the patron saint of youth, St. John Bosco, could have stepped into Carnesecca Arena for Steubenville NYC, he would contemplate just how the third-largest indoor sports arena in New York City could have transformed into a snippet of heaven.