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Pearl River Parish, Concluding 50th Jubilee, Seeks to Reach Out

Parishioners of St. Aedan’s in Pearl River completed a yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary with a visit from Cardinal Dolan for Mass and a reception in the parish gymnasium on Dec. … more

Mary’s Meals Founder Visits Warwick Parish That Gives Greatly

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow is answering prayers with Mary’s Meals, and yet he ended his talk to about 400 people at St. Stephen the First Martyr Church in Warwick by asking for prayers. “I will … more

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Like Its Namesake, Aims ‘To Do More’

Three schoolgirls—one Caucasian, one African-American and one Asian—recently sang as they happily skipped, hand in hand, to class on the campus of St. Ignatius Loyola on Manhattan’s Upper East … more

New Paltz Catholic Grandparents Chapter Keeps Faith in the Family

Kathy Mironchik remembers approaching Father Michael Ramos, O.F.M. Cap., with the idea of starting a chapter of the Catholic Grandparents Association at St. Joseph’s parish in New Paltz. more

Jesuit Pastor Stages ‘Christmas Revelations’ at Sheen Center

Ninety-nine years ago, Pietro Yon, the organist at St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan, wrote the familiar Christmas carol “Gesu Bambino.” Father Robert VerEecke, S.J., the … more

Share Your Christmas Spirit as a St. Nicholas Volunteer

Catholic Charities of New York is looking for a few extra hands to help with its annual St. Nicholas Project for Christmas shopping on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Kmart in White Plains and Saturday, Dec. 10, at Kmart in Astor Place, Lower Manhattan. more

Delivering Food, Clothing and Information to Homeless, With ‘JoyJ’

The bags are relatively simple. They contain a pair of socks, a sandwich, a bottle of water, snacks, a sweatshirt, scarf, hat and gloves, and personal hygiene supplies like toothpaste and … more

Cardinal Bears Gifts at Staten Island Parish’s 50th Anniversary Mass

Holy Family parishioners were presented with the unexpected, turning their jubilee into an extraordinary celebration. The parish, located in the Westerleigh section of Staten Island, celebrated … more

Parishes to Join National Night Of Prayer for Life Dec. 8-9

Parishes in the archdiocese will join others across the nation in praying for the sanctity of all human life on the National Night of Prayer for Life, Dec. 8-9.  The prayer service … more

Wesley Hills Parish Celebrates Jubilee Year, With an Assist

St. Boniface is a unique parish adapting to its changing community. St. Boniface celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Mass and reception on Oct. 8, and is planning for a visit from Cardinal … more

God’s Mercy Is an Eternal Promise, Cardinal Dolan Says

Mike Amodio heard a clear message from Cardinal Dolan as the Saturday of Mercy tour through the archdiocese made its final stop at St. Martin de Porres Church in Poughkeepsie on Nov. 5. “Mercy … more

Holy Hours for Elections in Parishes

The following is a listing of parishes in the archdiocese hosting Holy Hours on Monday, Nov. 7, the evening before the elections.    Bronx: St. Lucy’s Church Holy Hour … more

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal Welcomed to Newburgh

The Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal received a welcome and blessing from the archdiocese at a Mass in St. Patrick’s Church in Newburgh on Oct. 13. Five friars took residence over … more

Franciscan Handmaids of Mary Begin Second Century of Service

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary begin their second century of service with a renewed sense of hope and revitalization. “Now that we have reached 100 years, we have a new … more

Twilight Procession at St. Mary's in Washingtonville

At St. Mary’s Church in Washingtonville, a twilight Eucharistic procession on Oct. 15 included the participation of some 650 people from a parish adult retreat and a teen reunion retreat of Camp … more

Three Dutchess Parishes Benefit From United Respect Life Work

Three neighboring Dutchess County parishes are proving it’s beneficial to join together for a cause. St. Columba and St. Denis, both in Hopewell Junction, and St. Kateri Tekakwitha in … more

Santa Maria Parish and School Celebrate Anniversaries

A Mass celebrating the 90th anniversary of Santa Maria parish and the 65th anniversary of Santa Maria School, both in the Bronx, was offered Oct. 2. more

‘Best Days Are Ahead’ for 100-Year Staten Island Parish

Father Thomas Devery has been pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea on Staten Island for almost two years, and he understands the importance of the parish’s rich history and continuing to build on … more

Holy Eucharist Stolen From Manhattan Church

The Holy Eucharist was stolen early last week from Holy Trinity Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. more

Mass in Manhattan Church a Perfect Setting For Italian Tenor, Haitian Children’s Choir

An unmistakable voice melodiously blended with an angelic choir of 35 Haitian children in a rendition of “Ave Maria” at the 8:30 a.m. Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Manhattan on Sept. … more
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