WYD Alum Now Hears a Call to the Priesthood 

No sooner had Patrick Rubi returned from the adventure of a lifetime when he embarked on another adventure — one that could end with his ordination to the priesthood.

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.