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Cardinal Dolan blessed St. Mary’s new, 7,000-square-foot parish center in Washingtonville Sept. 7. “It was terrific. It could not have gone smoother,” Father Jeffrey Maurer, pastor of St. … more
Our Lady of Caridad del Cobre, patroness of Cuba, was honored at a Spanish-language Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sept. 9. Father Julio Barrios, chaplain and teacher at DePaul Catholic High … more
St. Peter’s Church on Barclay Street “isn’t just about the past, it’s about the present and it’s about a future,” Cardinal Dolan said at the Vigil Mass he celebrated there Sept. 8, the … more
Fifth of a series On any given week, the Nursing Home Ministry of Holy Rosary and Nativity of Our Blessed Lady parish in the Bronx graces the aged with the gift of time—times … more
The Franciscan Friars’ decision to open a retreat center in Wappingers Falls after their seminary was relocated is still looking good 50 years later. The Mount Alvernia Retreat Center, a … more
A Memorial Mass for Father Joseph Irwin, former pastor of Most Holy Trinity parish in Mamaroneck, will be offered Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Vito-Most Holy Trinity Church, 816 Underhill Ave. in Mamaroneck. more
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk discussed the greatest gifts of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in his homily to several thousand Ukrainian Catholics during the Divine Liturgy at the 64th … more
Marcello Greco and John Urbanowicz, who are both 11, are giving back to a parish Bible school that has given so much to them. They volunteered four mornings of their summer … more
At the Catholic Charities Kennedy Center in Harlem, high schoolers participated in a pilot project called Revolution of Change, a summer service program sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Youth … more
The 134th annual Religious Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was celebrated with a solemn Mass by Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect emeritus of the Vatican Congregation for the Divine Worship and … more
Second of a series St. Lucy’s parish in the Bronx offers Mass in five languages. That’s correct, five: Albanian, Creole, English, Italian and Spanish. Albanian since 2009, Creole since 2015, … more
The high school youth group of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, the Bronx, led a Memorial Vigil Against Gang Violence at the church in response to the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, who was stabbed in late June reportedly by a gang who had intended a different victim. more
The 96-degree temperature did not keep 103-year-old Justa Rodriguez or her 76-year-old son Emilio Rodriguez from attending the street Mass outside St. Cecilia and Holy Agony Church in Manhattan on … more
In the Rockland County village of Suffern, a joyful, spiritual milestone was marked this month. Sacred Heart parish closed its yearlong celebrations commemorating 150 years of serving the Lord and … more
A restored statue of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus graces the grounds of Sacred Heart parish on Haviland Drive in Patterson. The statue, damaged in a tornado last month, was rededicated by Father … more
An icon depicting the Blessed Mother dressed in the traditional garb of an Iraqi bride graces St. Michael Church in Manhattan. The donated icon of Our Lady of Aradin, Aramaic for Eden, is the work … more
The feast of St. Anthony of Padua was celebrated Sunday, June 10, at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Staten Island. The principal celebrant was Father John Wroblewski, pastor of Our Lady of Pity and St. Anthony of Padua parish. Concelebrating the liturgy was Father John McCarthy, chaplain and religion teacher at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School on Staten Island, who assists at the parish on weekends. Assisting at the altar was Deacon Joseph Rentkowski, a permanent deacon of the parish. A procession through the community of Travis, in steady rain, followed the liturgy. A portrait of St. Anthony was held high, a band played and a statue of St. Anthony followed with Fathers Wroblewski and McCarthy at the end of the procession. The saint’s feast is June 13. more
The Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral believe the recent court case concerning the earthly remains of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was again incorrectly decided, and will seek an appeal … more
Ramon Centeno finished his journey through Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx with a memorable trip. He was one of 40 students from 19 Catholic high schools in the archdiocese to participate … more
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