At St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Jamaica, 40 children from the Faith Formation program dressed as saints for Sunday Mass.
St. Nicholas Tolentine, originally a small country church serving half the local population of about 100 people in what is now Jamaica, Queens, is marking its 100th birthday.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of its centennial year celebration, St. Nicholas of Tolentine parish held a special Mass and social for long-time parishioners on Sunday, May 7.
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.