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19th Century Knock Seer Gets Grave of His Own at Old St. Patrick’s Cemetery

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

Devotion to Blessed Mother Strong at 175-Year Kingston Parish

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

A Contemplative Treasure at Ossining Parish

The outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Augustine parish, Ossining, offer a profound Lenten meditation on Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. more

Palm Sunday in Yonkers

Father Jose Felix Ortega, L.C., pastor of St. Peter and St. Denis parish in Yonkers, celebrated Palm Sunday Mass April 9, one of two noon Spanish-language Masses offered to accommodate the large … more

Revive Mission at Bronx Parish Provides Lenten Respite

Turn to the Lord in the midst of temptation, not after that temptation has passed.  So suggested Father Lucian Clark, C.P., a priest of the Immaculate Conception Monastery in Jamaica, … more

Elmsford Parishioners Assist an Old Friend in Nigeria

Nini DeLuca just completed her third trip to Nigeria and is thrilled a fourth trip is planned in two years. more

Ecologically Friendly Geothermal Plant Launched at Cathedral

Visitors to St. Patrick’s Cathedral can see the evidence of the multimillion dollar restoration project in the interior and exterior of the Gothic landmark building. Now, part of that restoration … more

Kids Helping Kids

A group of fourth-graders from the parish religious education program at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scarsdale are all smiles as they show baked goods they and another class from their grade contributed to their Valentine-themed fundraiser that earned $302 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. more

500 to Participate in Rite of Election at Cathedral; Continuing Conversion Rite Offered at Parishes

Five hundred catechumens will participate in the Rite of Election at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the first Sunday of Lent, March 5, and candidates will take part in the Rite of Calling … more

Pope Francis Blesses Our Lady of Peace Church Sale to Egyptian Coptics

In a letter read to parishioners of St. John the Evangelist-Our Lady of Peace last weekend, it was announced that plans are under way for the sale of Our Lady of Peace Church on East 62nd Street to … more

Pro-life Advocates at Prayer Rally in Poughkeepsie

Pro-life advocates participate in the Prayer Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood on Feb. 11 along Church Street in Poughkeepsie. more

Yankees Serve Lunch, Dance with Encore Seniors at St. Malachy’s

Sandra Rodriguez is a lifelong New York Yankees fan who was treated to a special afternoon by the players she’ll soon be cheering for. The Manhattan resident was among the senior citizens served … more

Atonement Friars to Pray For Christian Unity

People of all religious denominations are invited to join the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in praying for Christian unity at Graymoor and in Peekskill in an eight-day event running through Jan. … more

Black History Month Mass Set for Feb. 5

The annual archdiocesan Black History Month Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family, Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 … more

Someone To Celebrate

Celebrations and Other Observances Promoting Life

With the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., nearing, many celebrations and other events in the Archdiocese of New York and down in D.C. will promote life in all of its stages and … more

Emmaus Ministry Retreats for Grieving Parents Offered in Archdiocese

Marypat Hughes believes that the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents can spiritually help parents cope with the pain of losing a child. The Ossining woman led a spirited effort to bring … more

Bus Information for the March for Life

Parishes and Right to Life groups have chartered buses to travel to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 27. Contact information appears below; reservations are usually … more

New Year's Blessing

On Jan. 1, Cardinal Chibly Langlois of Les Cayes, Haiti, visited St. Joseph’s Church, Spring Valley. He was principal celebrant and homilist at an afternoon Mass in Creole and guest of honor at a … more

Hundreds Pray for Holy Innocents at Mass, Abortion Clinic

Joseph and Maria Bellantuono, friends of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, returned with their eight children for a third year to participate in the Feast of the Holy Innocents at Holy Innocents … more
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