Dedication Mass Shows St. Michael’s Diversity

At the dedication Mass, readings were done in Tagalog, Spanish, English and Mandarin. The church has parishioners from almost 50 countries, according to pastor Father John Vesey, and has seven Masses every Sunday. Some services were cancelled on  Sept. 22 to encourage parishioners to attend the dedication Mass.

Seven Diocesan Priests Mark Golden Jubilees

Seven priests of the Brooklyn Diocese are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their ordination as priests. Six of them were ordained on June 1, 1968 by Auxiliary Bishop John J. Boardman at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn.

Lourdes “Ditas” Agay

Lourdes “Ditas” Agay, 83, a catechist and lector in the Filipino community at St. Michael’s parish, Flushing, died May 5.

Flushing Parish Pledges Growth to the Bishop

A Queens parish that has a very high record of bringing new members into the Church has set its sights even higher and has asked Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to hold it accountable.

SJU Students Meet and Pray with Religious

This week’s Tablet TALK features a visiting Our Lady of Charity statue in Queens, invites readers to run, walk or bike to benefit a Brooklyn food pantry, highlights a meet and greet event for college students and religious men and women and more.

Chinese Archbishop Visits

Archbishop Paul Pei of Shenyang, China, visited the Brooklyn Diocese and visited with priests who serve the Chinese Apostolate in Brooklyn and Queens.

Filipino Cardinal Visits Flock in Queens Church

“He is a man of small stature, but for us in Asia he is a man of 15 feet tall!”
That’s how our pastor, Father John Vesey, introduced Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, archbishop of Cotabato, in the Philippines. The occasion was the prelate’s June 20 visit to St. Michael’s Church, Flushing.