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Father Thomas DeSimone has been appointed parochial vicar of St. Christopher-St. Margaret Mary parish, Staten Island, the Cardinal’s Office has announced. The appointment is effective Feb. … more
Holy Name of Jesus-St. Gregory the Great parish in Manhattan will hold its annual Lenten Vespers series on Tuesday nights during Lent in St. Mary of the Angels Chapel on 96th Street between Amsterdam … more
Auxiliary Bishop Gerald T. Walsh, vicar for clergy, will be the principal celebrant of the annual archdiocesan Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. … more
A hand-carved wooden statue of Our Lady of China that graces the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan stands as a reminder that people from foreign lands have been, and … more
Auxiliary Bishop Ramón Benito Angeles Fernández of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, told the faithful at St. Patrick’s Cathedral that the Blessed Mother is a woman “filled … more
On the vigil of the First Sunday of Advent, parishioners of St. Joseph’s in Middletown welcomed Cardinal Dolan to their faith community, as the cardinal offered a special Mass in celebration of the … 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
The outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Augustine parish, Ossining, offer a profound Lenten meditation on Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. more
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
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
Nini DeLuca just completed her third trip to Nigeria and is thrilled a fourth trip is planned in two years. more
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