Turkey Giveaway Makes Thanksgiving More Special

Close to 1,000 local residents and families struggling to make ends meet were able to sit down to a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings this Thanksgiving, thanks to Catholic Charities.

Belle Harbor Hosts Memorial Prayer Service

The members of the Bereavement Ministry at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor, invite anyone who has recently lost a loved one to join them for a Memorial Prayer Service this month.

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.

Another St. Francis de Sales Summer Classic Wraps Up

St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor, hosted its annual summer classic for the 33rd year in the parish’s schoolyard. The tournament, a tradition in the Rockaways, began as a series of pick-up games in the mid-1980s.

Parishes, Schools Honored For Giving the Gift of Life

On May 2, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the New York Blood Center recognized the parishes, schools and individuals in Brooklyn and Queens who made significant contributions to the 2016 blood drive campaign.

Diocesan Appointments – April 29

PASTOR Rev. William F. Sweeney, from parochial vicar to pastor of St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor, effective June 30. ADMINISTRATOR Rev. Christopher R. Heanue, from parochial vicar, to administrator of Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill, effective April 1. PAROCHIAL VICAR Rev. Carlos C. Velasquez, from parochial vicar of St. Sebastian, Woodside, to parochial vicar […]

Rockaway’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Is First of the Season

Green was everywhere as Irish pride was on full display for all to see at the 42nd annual Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 4. One of the earliest parades, it kicks off the season with a strong display of bands, school children and the bright green and gold of Irish pride.

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy

This year, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy in Belle Harbor rolled out a state-of-the-art 1:1 Chromebook initiative in grades five through eight. Each content area is facilitated through Google Classroom and are fluidly integrated with every student’s Chromebook.