Social media use is nearly universal among teens. But for young women, what they might see displayed on their smartphone screen could be dangerous.
A deacon at St. Sebastian Church in Woodside, Queens was arrested on Jan. 20 as part of a police sting operation on allegations that he attempted to have sex with a minor.
Advent is upon us, and parishes have placed their wreaths with four candles on the altar in keeping with the Catholic Church’s teachings. But there are many Catholics unaware of the significance of their deeper meaning.
On Good Friday, the Diocese of Brooklyn has released a video of the choir at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, in Woodside, Queens, virtually singing “Via Dolorosa,” which translates from Latin to English as “Sorrowful Way.”
For many Christians during Lent, fasting is often a grudging afterthought: smaller meals on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, no meat on Fridays. The idea of fasting, along with prayer and almsgiving, is to repent and grow in faith.
At Radio City, the Alleluia Choir was scheduled to perform a five-minute medley of Christmas classics, from “Silent Night” to “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
Saint Philomena, the patron saint of youth and babies, died on Aug. 10, 304, at the age of 13. She was canonized in 1837 and her feast day is Aug.11. An interesting fact is that she died on a Friday at 3 p.m. just like when Jesus did on Good Friday.
An unidentified male stole a bag outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on East 116th Street in Manhattan on Oct. 13. Inside was a second-class relic, a piece of stone from the Shrine of St. Michael on Mount Gargano in Italy.
The Tablet asks students from around the Diocese of Brooklyn a question for the opinion section of the Youth page. This week: St. Sebastian, Woodside.
This is the third summer that the youth ministry at St. Sebastian’s, Woodside has sponsored the “Fit Club,” a program that gives youths a way to exercise and build up their faith. And it is a year after Father Henry Torres, a parochial vicar at St. Sebastian’s, started a weight-loss program after being warned about the health dangers his weight posed.