Poles Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Independence

One hundred years after the restoration of Polish independence from the German, Austrian and Russian Empires, Poles in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens gathered Oct. 20 in thanksgiving for their heritage at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights.

No Lack of Vocations, Just Responses

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.’”

A Belief That Runs Deeper Than Doubt

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

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.

Maspeth Tourney Battles Breast Cancer

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.

St. Stan’s Battles Breast Cancer

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.

Obituary: Robert Wood

Robert Wood, the brother of Father Paul Wood, pastor of St. Stanislaus and Transfiguration parish, Maspeth, died Sept. 19.

Obituary: Sister Loretta Murphy, C.S.J.

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.

Good Friday in Maspeth

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.