THE WORDS OF the second reading at Mass today are some of the most bittersweet in all of St. John’s writings. How beautifully he reminds us to “see what love the Father has bestowed on us in letting us be called ‘children of God.’”
The motto under the image of Divine Mercy is “Jesus, I trust in You,” an act of faith based more in the heart than in the head. It does not imply that we have all the answers, but simply that our belief in God’s love and power is stronger than our doubt.
Deacon David J. Ciorciari, 61, died Jan. 23 at his home in Maspeth. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 29 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Maspeth.
As part of breast cancer awareness month, St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr parish, Ozone Park, hosted its annual Battle Against Breast Cancer preseason CYO basketball tournament.
Over 30 CYO teams from Brooklyn and Queens entered the “Battle Against Breast Cancer” tournament. All proceeds were donated to charity organizations researching breast cancer.
Robert Wood, the brother of Father Paul Wood, pastor of St. Stanislaus and Transfiguration parish, Maspeth, died Sept. 19.
Sister Kathleen Rose Mulhern, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 68 years, died Aug. 5 in Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood, L.I.
Sister Loretta Murphy, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 65 years, died May 17, in the convent of Immaculate Conception parish in Jamaica Estates.
Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski led the annual Way of the Cross procession that is a collaboration of the Maspeth parishes of Holy Cross, Transfiguration and St. Stanislaus Kostka.
The Catholic Youth Organization has begun developing a diocesan-wide cheerleading program and hosted its first-ever Diocese of Brooklyn Cheerleading Showcase Feb. 27 at Msgr. McClancy M.H.S., East Elmhurst.