Sean Conaboy, a member of St. Michael’s Parish in Sunset Park, saved a woman from a knife-wielding attacker on a Manhattan subway platform last spring. Now, he has been recognized for his bravery by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
Sean Conaboy is convinced he wasn’t acting alone when he jumped onto a man who was stabbing a woman on a Union Square subway station platform on May 19 – God was with him.
Lillian Rizzolo, a trustee of St. Michael’s church, said her parish has managed to survive for 150 years because it has always provided a warm, welcoming place for immigrants.
Father Kevin Sweeney, pastor of St. Michael’s parish in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and now bishop-elect of the Diocese of Paterson in New Jersey, is making a big transition during a very turbulent time.
The news that Pope Francis has tapped Father Kevin Sweeney, pastor of Saint Michael’s, to be the Bishop of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey is still sinking in at the church, where parishioners are overjoyed that their pastor is moving up.
The nearly 500 children preparing for their sacraments at St. Michael Church now have a renovated and central place to learn the Gospel and prepare to commune with God Himself.
Thomas Phelan, a NYC ferry captain who saved hundreds of lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and then became an FDNY firefighter, died in March from cancer linked to toxic fumes caused by the terrorist attacks.
Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros ordained Pedro Francisco Angucho Lopez to the transitional diaconate at St. Michael’s Church, Sunset Park, June 10.
Agnes T. Sweeney, the mother of Father Kevin J. Sweeney, pastor of St. Michael’s parish, Sunset Park, died Oct. 18 at Ozanam Hall, Bayside.
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.