Sacrificing one week from their summer plans, 10 high school student leaders, some from the Rockville Centre Diocese, but most from St. John the Baptist parish, Bedford-Stuyvesant, answered the call to be bold when it comes to learning about their faith, courageous when it aligns with their actions and willing to serve the greater Brooklyn and Queens community.
St. John’s University, Jamaica, fencing alumnus Daryl Homer won not one but two gold medals at the Pan-American Championships in Montreal in mid-June.
This week’s Tablet TALK features a novena to St. Rocco in North Floral Park, prayerful soccer players in Bensonhurst, an honor for a St. John’s University professor and much more.
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.
St. John’s University, Jamaica, had three players selected in this year’s MLB draft. The Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD (Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy) has embarked on a cross-country bicycling journey.
Sister Christina Florence Rau, C.I.J., a member of the Congregation of the Infant Jesus (Nursing Sisters of the Sick Poor), Rockville Centre, L.I., who devoted her life to building up Catholic health care on Long Island, died May 9.
Father Patrick Flanagan, C.M., who grew up in St. Frances de Chantal parish, Wantagh, L.I., attending the parochial school there; Holy Trinity Diocesan H.S., Hicksville; Niagara University; Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton, Pa.; and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington.
The Old-Timers hosted its 58th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner May 5 at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights. Five new members – of which four were products of the local CHSAA – were enshrined for their basketball accomplishments as they joined the list of over 200 deserving inductees.
The U.S. Catholic China Bureau will hold a conference at St. John’s University, Jamaica, Aug. 11-13 on the “Experience of the Chinese Catholic Church in the 21st Century.”
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.