Concert Continues Centennial Celebration at Jamaica Parish

“He who sings prays twice!” – Those words of St. Augustine rang true at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Jamaica, when the parish choirs held a concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the parish, which was formerly staffed by Augustinian friars.

Teresa Chanan

A memorial Mass for Teresa Chanan, the late mother of Father Anthony S. Chanan, of St. Ephrem’s parish, Dyker Heights, and sister of Father John Francis, pastor of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica.

Obituary: Sister Elizabeth Minturn, S.C.

Sister Elizabeth Minturn, S.C., a Sister of Charity, Halifax, Nova Scotia, for 64 years, died at Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre, L.I., May 17.

Turmoil at Home Is on Minds of Filipinos Here

Just days after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on a southern island of the country to deal with the threat of radical Islamist militancy, the Filipino community at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, celebrated Santacruzan, a historical pageant traditionally held in the Philippines.

Thirty-Five Complete Lay Ministry Program

Sponsored by the diocesan School of Evangelization’s Pastoral Institute, 35 men and women completed the three-year course that prepares the laity to assume leadership roles in the Church.

Jamaica Students Venerate Parish Patron’s Relic

On Wednesday, May 3, the junior high students of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Academy, Jamaica, had the chance to venerate the relic of their patron during a prayer service conducted by Father John Gribowich, parochial vicar.

Parishes, Schools Honored For Giving the Gift of Life

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.

32 Receive Confirmation in Astoria

This week’s Tablet TALK features college students raising cancer awareness, highlights a Park Slope church helping its neighbors in Haiti, offers details on the diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass and much more.

Tolentine Parishioners Have A New Way to Honor Patron

Parishioners at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica, now have a new way to honor their patron saint. Father John Francis, pastor, visited Tolentino, Italy, and brought back a first-class relic of the parish’s patron saint.