Parishioners Shrug Off Summer Heat to Invoke St. Rocco

Despite an air conditioner breakdown, parishioners filled the pews on Aug. 15 at St. Jospeh’s Parish in Astoria, Queens to celebrate the Feast of St. Rocco, the protector against contagious diseases. Because of the coronavirus, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said prayers for St. Rocco’s intercession are vital.