Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Bayside and its parish school were vandalized on Saturday evening, Jan. 11 by someone who spray painted the name of MS-13, an international street gang, by the main entrances of both the school and church, according to the church’s Facebook page.
“We started the event last year, on Sacred Heart’s 140th anniversary, to bring the school community and the parish together.”
Since the summer, Felix Lam has been collecting school supplies from donations at church and buying at local stores to send to two Catholic schools in Haiti. It was an idea developed after his Boy Scout troop began to work with Queens-based From Here to Haiti.
More than 40 eighth grade students from local Queens schools, including Wieczorek, participated in the “Names, Not Numbers” program. The program was created by educator, Dr. Tova Fish-Rosenberg.The project is described as an interactive, multimedia Holocaust oral history documentary.
An annual event that dates back to 1974, Catholic Schools Week is a time when Catholic schools across the country hold a variety of community-building activities that range from Masses, open houses and musical and talent showcases to “buddy days” where upper grades mentor younger students in their schools.
Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Bayside will host an Advent Taizé Prayer Service, Dec. 16.
Several elementary academies and schools are welcoming new principals and assistant principals this September.
The Tablet, with the generous collaboration of the Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council No. 481, invited youth from Brooklyn and Queens to participate in the annual “Christ Is Risen Easter Art Contest.”
Hundreds of residents lined the streets of Bayside as the neighborhood held its inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Bell Blvd. on March 24.
Msgr. Thomas Machalski was installed March 10 by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as the new pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Bayside.