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Madeleine Monier, 10, and her brother Charles, 8, venerated a relic of St. Jacinta Marto—the Church’s youngest, non-martyred saint—at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Manhattan the night before the conclusion of the centennial marking the three shepherd children seers of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal. more
Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in the Bronx is holding its 111th anniversary dinner dance at Maestro’s Caterers in the Bronx Sunday, Oct. 29, beginning with a reception at 3 p.m. to be followed by … more
Auxiliary Bishop Dominick Lagonegro delivered a homily that hit home and left people talking after the 40th annual Columbus Day Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Oct. 9. more
Cardinal Dolan, at a special Disaster Relief Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, expressed prayerful solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico, Mexico and Central America who have suffered loss of … more
St. Raymond is a parish rich in history that has persevered through changes to the parish and to the cultural makeup of its Bronx neighborhood over 175 years. more
The artwork of two Staten Island Catholic school students is being showcased on sanitation trucks throughout the borough for their winning submissions in the “Don’t Litter, Recycle” art contest sponsored by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Pratt Industries. more
A new Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a native New Yorker, graces the interior of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in commemoration of the saint and the 200 years of service of the Sisters of Charity of New York which she founded. Cardinal Dolan blessed the shrine during a Sunday afternoon prayer service at the cathedral Oct. 8. more
There was relief and sadness June 10 as parishioners of St. Peter and St. Denis in Yonkers brought urns with the cremated remains of 10 family members to a poignant communal Funeral Mass at the church and solemn burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne. more
Rain fell heavily during a solemn Requiem Mass as a humble churchman of the 19th century was remembered nearly 140 years later for his simplicity and relative anonymity. more
A statue of the Blessed Mother in a grotto surrounded by roses that soon will be in bloom stands outside St. Mary’s Church in Kingston, the words “Pray for Us” etched on the front. She is there … more
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