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Students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Pelham Manor threw a surprise going away party for their gym teacher, Fatima Vasquez, on the last day of school June 17. Ms. Vasquez isn’t just going on summer vacation. A chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, she is being deployed to Dubai. “It was more
AnnMarie Nelley has a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. She prayed the Rosary throughout her pregnancy while daughter Caroline was in the womb. Soon, she and Caroline, who is now 14, will be … more
For more than half a century the National Puerto Rican Day Parade has been a rite of passage in New York City. This annual event with its sights and sounds ushers in the summer season and, much like … more
Ecuadorian Catholics in the archdiocese and throughout the metropolitan area gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral May 31 to honor Our Lady of El Rocío, whose shrine and sanctuary in their homeland attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. more
In the end, Father Joseph Blenkle had two sets of numbers of which he could be proud. One was the $33,000 he raised for his parish school, St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill. The other was … more
Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders came to a framework agreement on several end-of-session items June 23 as Catholic New York was going to press. However, the Parental Choice in Education Act was not one of them. more
Cardinal Dolan will lead Solemn Evening Prayers in memory and remembrance of the Christian martyrs of Africa Monday, June 29 at 6 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 315 E. 47 St. in Manhattan. more
Cardinal Dolan has written to parishioners at four Port Chester parishes, announcing the decisions for parish mergers in that community, the archdiocese announced June 12. more
David and Heather Stanghellini adopted Anna Bai Yun when she was 12 years old, and from their first moments together they knew their daughter was something exceptional. After seeing her new parents … more
By all counts, Michael Rosson is an active parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel on Staten Island. He is a member of the pastoral council and the family liturgy committee. more
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