For Cotoggio, who grew up in College Point where she went to St. Fidelis School, the decision to start her own business stems in part from her concern for the homeless and from her own fear of becoming homeless. That concern was something she learned at St. Fidelis and from her parents.
Dear Editor: She wasn’t a nun or a priest or a deacon but Valerie Balsamo, parish secretary of St. Luke’s, Whitestone will be missed by all religious and parishioners. Valerie was an integral part of the fabric that bonds the parish of St. Luke as one tight knit family. Valerie passed from this earth on Nov. 1, 2017. How appropriate that day was All Saints Day!
The Italian-American Catholic community of Whitestone was graced with the presence of the Sacred Image of Our Lady of Romitello for a visit to St. Luke’s Church for 10 days from Aug. 12 through Aug. 22.
by Marie Elena Giossi The parish community of St. Luke, Whitestone, celebrated the dedication of its newly restored and renovated church at a solemn Mass of Dedication on Sunday, Oct. 20. “Today is a day of thanksgiving; it’s a day of joy, and it’s a day of renewal,” said Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto, who presided […]
Sister Mary Joseph Lorigan, R.S.M., a member of the Sisters of Mercy, for 73 years, died Jan. 20 at Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood, L.I. She was 92. She entered the Sisters of Mercy from Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, South Ozone Park, in 1940, after having graduated from P.S. 159 and Bayside H.S. […]
Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, Windsor Terrace, recently hosted its seventh annual “Celebrating the Past; Building the Future” dinner dance at El Caribe, Mill Basin. The parish marked its 119-year history and the formation of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, created through the union of Immaculate Heart of Mary and Holy Name of Jesus […]