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.
A community celebration of Chinese New Year drew crowds to St. Michael’s parish in Flushing, Feb. 10.
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, 83, a catechist and lector in the Filipino community at St. Michael’s parish, Flushing, died May 5.
After joyously entering the Church at the Easter Vigil, the question on the minds of many newly initiated Catholics is: What comes next?
Holy Week events that took place throughout the diocese.
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.
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.
Archbishop Paul Pei of Shenyang, China, visited the Brooklyn Diocese and visited with priests who serve the Chinese Apostolate in Brooklyn and Queens.
“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.