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.

The Ashton family (from left, Anthony Amato, Colleen Ashton, George Schwemmer, John Ashton, Kathy Ashton, Mary Buckley and Eugene Buckley) is pictured at the Tommy Ashton Basketball Tournament at St. Sebastian’s parish.

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.

Father Mann

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 […]

Ecuadorians Celebrate El Senor de Jerusalen

The Ecuadorian community celebrated its annual festivities in honor of “El Senor de Jerusalén” at Corpus Christi Church, Woodside. Parishioners dressed in their native clothing, dance groups, children and women with floral arrangements accompanied the image of “El Senor de Jerusalén” in procession to the church, where Mass was celebrated by Father Juan Ruiz, assisted […]

Filipino Celebration in Woodside

St. Sebastian’s Church, Woodside, hosted its 23rd annual celebration of the Santo Nino of Cebu. It takes place on the third Sunday in January and commemorates the statue given to the Queen of the Philippines by explorer Ferdinand Magellan upon her conversion to Christianity. At left, Msgr. Michael Hardiman, pastor, was the main celebrant of […]