Grief turned to joy Monday, AUG. 22 when Bishop Robert Brennan joined St. Mary’s of Winfield Parish in the rededication of the lower church, which has been remade into a conference center. The celebration capped a year-long struggle to reverse the damage wrought by 10 feet of floodwater from Hurricane Ida.
Bishop Brennan to Help Rededicate St. Mary’s of Winfield Chapel Flooded by Hurricane
Bishop Robert Brennan is set to visit St. Mary’s of Winfield, Monday evening, Aug. 22, to bless the chapel and the rest of the lower church, which now includes a conference center. Last year, Hurricane Ida deluged Woodside, Queens; 10 feet of water covered parts of St. Mary’s and flooded the lower church.
Diocesan Worker Receives ‘Juan Diego’ Award from National Association of Lay Ministry
The National Association for Lay Ministry has picked Nelsa Elías, a longtime lay worker for the Diocese of Brooklyn known for her dedication and profound humility, for its 2021 Juan Diego Award.
Photos: Easter Services in Brooklyn and Queens
Easter morning prayer at St. Sebastian’s, Woodside, and the blessing of the Easter baskets at St. Frances de Chantal, Borough Park.
Corpus Christi in Rome, Brooklyn and Queens
Pope Francis leads Benediction outside the Basilica of St. Mary Major on the feast of Corpus Christi in Rome June 19. More photos from Corpus Christi celebrations in Rome and in Brooklyn and Queens.
Hoops Tourney Honors Victim of 9/11 Attacks
The Ashton family of Woodside may have lost a beloved family member in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but they’ve turned a tragic event into a means of helping others for the past 12 years through a basketball tournament.
St. Sebastian CYO Swimmers Set New Team Records
At the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Boys’ Swim Olympics held Jan. 4 at the Eisenhower Park Aquatic Center in East Meadow, L.I., the St. Sebastian’s, Woodside, swim team broke a few CYO records, listed below: Novice (Age 8 and under) 100 yd Medley Relay, 1:15.63 The relay team broke the record that was standing since 2005 […]
Public Rosary in Woodside
A public Rosary dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima was conducted Oct. 12 in Woodside on Roosevelt Avenue and 58th Street in front of St. Sebastian Church.
Blessing of the Animals in Woodside
Father Frank Mann blessed more than 700 pets and their owners with a relic of St. Francis of Assisi, a piece of the saint’s tunic, at St. Sebastian’s parish, Woodside. The pastor, Msgr. Michael Hardiman, blessed a new statue of the patron of pets, donated by Tricia Healy in memory of John and Cecillia Healy.
After a Rescue, Blessing Is Set for Woodside
Father Frank Mann I have often wondered why the Lord chose me to be a passionate participant in His merciful plan to care for so many of our animal brothers and sisters. This is certainly not a path that I have chosen on my own. Last week, for example, I found myself (once again) in a very precarious situation […]