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.
Easter morning prayer at St. Sebastian’s, Woodside, and the blessing of the Easter baskets at St. Frances de Chantal, Borough Park.
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 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.
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]