It was a windy and chilly Sunday morning when faithful members of the Filipino Association of St. Michael’s parish, Flushing, led by Divina Pasion, began their morning rosary prayer in honor of their patron saint, La Naval de Manila, at the doors of the church. They were pilgrims preparing to depart by bus for the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass.
The observance of Good Friday in the streets of downtown Flushing was an awesome sight to see, and it served as a demonstration of faith in today’s world, which is rife with violence, fear, injustice, poverty and economic instability with the survival of humanity at stake.
During this Year of Mercy, Catholics have the opportunity to better understand the concept of mercy and to meet Jesus by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. That was the message of the Diocesan Evangelization Congress held Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, Douglaston.
Sister Kathleen Bernadette Kane, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 68 years, died at Sacred Heart Convent, Hempstead, L.I., Jan. 2.
Sister Margaret Jogues Ednie, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 69 years, died at Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood on Nov. 2.
The Filipinos at St. Michael’s Church, Flushing, are blessed during the month of October. We also celebrate during the first Sunday, the feast of the Most Holy Rosary-La Naval de Manila.
Sister Bernard Loretto Carr, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 78 years, died in Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood. She entered the congregation in 1937 from Holy Cross, Flatbush. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from St. John’s University, Jamaica, 1956, and certification in Spanish from Brentwood College. She taught at […]
Almost 1,200 new Catholics entered the Church last weekend at Easter Vigil services throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was the main celebrant at St. Michael’s Church, Flushing, where he baptized 18 adults, confirmed those and 28 more and also led a profession of faith by more than 40 Anglicans who came into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio administered 18 baptisms to new adult members of the Catholic Church during Easter Vigil services at St. Michael’s Church, Flushing. Assisting was Father John Vesey, pastor. The 18 also received the sacrament of Confirmation. Another 28 were also confirmed, and 40 members of the Anglican Church were received into full communion with […]
By Shirley Lascano When the confirmation of Pope Francis’ trip to the Philippines was announced, Filipinos in Brooklyn and Queens received the news full of hope, a year after the most devastating typhoon Yolanda hit our homeland. The resiliency and strength of the Filipinos are rooted in the deep faith. They believe that God will […]