Initiative Answers Minister’s Prayer to Serve Young Church

On any given Sunday, observing the Sabbath is a choice. For three Hispanic youth who have spent their formative teen years in the youth group at St. Joan of Arc parish, Jackson Heights, they freely choose to attend Mass.

Maria Chiriboga

Maria Chiriboga, the mother of Deacon Paolo Salazar, a permanent deacon serving at St. Joan of Arc parish, Jackson Heights, died Nov. 8 at her home.

60 Years Ordained

Five priests of the Brooklyn Diocese are observing their 60th year of priesthood. They were ordained May 31, 1958 by Bishop Bryan J. McEntegart at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn.

Three’s Company on St. Joan of Arc Track

It’s incredibly rare for two cross-country runners to finish with the exact same time in a race. It’s even more unusual for those two runners to be teammates. The only thing potentially even more outlandish than the above scenario would be if those same two runners to be twins. Well, believe it or not, it happened.

Local Colombians Celebrate Papal Visit to the Homeland

When Pope Francis addressed the Colombian people during a prayer meeting in Villavicencio, he told them that with the help of Christ alive in the midst of the community, it is possible to conquer hatred and death. He told them it was possible to begin again and usher in a new Colombia, despite more than 50 years of civil war.

Steubenville NYC Leads Teens Closer to Christ

If the patron saint of youth, St. John Bosco, could have stepped into Carnesecca Arena for Steubenville NYC, he would contemplate just how the third-largest indoor sports arena in New York City could have transformed into a snippet of heaven.

Obituary: Sister Molly McGuire, G.N.S.H.

Sister Molly McGuire, G.N.S.H., 98, a member of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart for 84 years, died at St. Joseph’s Manor, Meadowbrook, Pa., Jan. 27.

Father Henry Torres

For Father Henry Jose Torres, 26, the path to priesthood has not been easy, but it has been full of unexpected blessings.