Violinist David Bartolowits played his last concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Dec. 23, 2016, winding up his 35-year musical career with a heartwarming Christmas concert.
Nearly 50 years ago, St. Clare parish was on the cusp of a cultural and ethnic transition when the original settlers in the area moved out while an influx of new settlers from the Caribbean islands moved in. Fast forward to 2019 and a thriving community of Catholics from an array of Afro-Caribbean backgrounds hold steadfast to the unifying thread of their cultural upbringing: their faith.
The month-long celebration of St. Patrick’s Day got underway with the 44th annual Queens Parade in Rockaway. The day began with a Mass for justice and peace at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor.
With a few modifications to her grandmother’s recipe, Lisa Cotoggio started her own business last year – Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches. Even though her business has been up and running for only about a year, she makes sure to take time out of her schedule to give back as often as she can.
As chaplain of St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, Father Ralph Edel’s job is to strengthen the faith of each student so it lasts a lifetime.
Under the conditions of discipleship, Jesus asked those who wish come after Him to deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Him. For Angelica Taveras, the consistent restlessness in her heart became such an intricate, detailed conversation with God that she told Him if she were to trade her comfortable, corporate-world salary and work for the Church, three particular criteria would have to be met. Did God deliver?
As Brooklyn and Queens pilgrims arrived at the final and perhaps, most important days of their World Youth Day pilgrimage, they also reached the longest leg of their journey – walking at least seven miles for the evening prayer vigil with Pope Francis.
Panamanian sisters Yamitzla Reid and Yariela Reid-Thomas are celebrating their faith and heritage and honoring their mother’s last wishes this week at World Youth Day in Panama.
With the government shutdown more than a month old, volunteers unpacked thousands of dollars worth of food at St. Benedict the Moor Church in Jamaica, for a special effort organized by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.
Newly elected New York State Attorney General Letitia James joined Christ the King High School in Middle Village for its commemoration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.