Father Gioacchino Basile Is Finally Going Home

The body of the late-pastor of St. Gabriel’s Church in East Elmhurst, Father Gioacchino Basile, one of the diocesan priests who died April 4 due to complications associated with COVID-19, will make its way home to Calabria, a region in southern Italy. On Sept. 8, parishioners gathered outside of Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen, Carroll Gardens, to bid their final farewell to their beloved pastor and friend. 

St. Gabriel’s Celebrates Parish Feast with Passion

St. Gabriel parish, East Elmhurst, celebrated its feast day Feb. 25 with a sharing of joy and passion. It was standing room only for the Mass of thanksgiving celebrated in Spanish by Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P.

Teadora Fiume

Teadora Fiume, the mother of Father Gioacchino Basile, pastor of St. Gabriel’s parish, East Elmhurst, died July 14.

Father Nicholas Apollonio

Italian-born Father Nicholas Apollonio, 33, gave up on God after a family tragedy, but God never gave up on him.

Obituary: Father Eric F. Kyle, O.F.M.

Father Eric F. Kyle, O.F.M., 91, a professed Franciscan friar for 69 years and a priest for 64 years, died Dec. 1, at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J.

Obituary: Maria Cuadrado

Maria Cuadrado, a member of Our Lady of Fatima parish, East Elmhurst, died Aug. 18.

Father Victor Bolaños

Father Victor Manuel Bolaños, 47, never thought of becoming a priest. Not until World Youth Day in 2008 when he felt a vocational call so powerful that he could not resist it.

Sister Patrick Regina Sullivan

Sister Patrick Regina Sullivan, S.C.

Sister Patrick Regina Sullivan, S.C., 90, a native of Manhattan, died April 24 at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Born as Catherine, she attended Sacred Heart School in the Bronx and Cathedral H.S., Manhattan, before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1942. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of […]