New Principals

Several elementary academies and schools are welcoming new principals and assistant principals this September.

Winter Storm Interrupts Diocesan, Parish Life

The arctic temperatures, harsh winds and snow that visited the diocese before and during Epiphany weekend canceled events, closed schools and brought down Mass attendance somewhat, but did not bring too much long-term damage according to a sample of parishes interviewed.

A Celebration of Msgr. Burke’s Life

This Oct. 17 would have been the 100th birthday of Msgr. William Burke. To mark the event, St. Camillus Church, Rockaway Park will celebrate a special Mass on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. Priests and deacons are invited to vest for the Mass.

Rockaway Students Help Texan Peers

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights the “Bridges to Peace” initiative in South East Queens, a Rockaway school helping peers in Texas, an upcoming jazz event in Bed-Stuy and much more.

Raffaele La Gamba

Raffaele La Gamba, the brother of Deacon Vincenzo La Gamba of St. Francis de Sales parish, Belle Harbor, died Aug. 8.

Kathleen Basquel

Kathleen Basquel, the mother of Father Thomas J. Basquel, C.S.Sp., a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Ireland, and parochial vicar at St. Camillus-St. Virgilius, Rockaway Beach, died July 27 in Ireland.