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The Archdiocese of New York and five of its parishes—three on Staten Island and two in Yonkers—are working cooperatively with Con Edison Solutions on a renewable energy pilot program featuring … more
Msgr. Francis McAree considers it a blessing to serve as pastor of St. Catharine of Alexandria parish in Blauvelt for the past five years. “They are eager to help. If I had to ask, I didn’t … more
An allegation of abuse made against Auxiliary Bishop John Jenik has been found credible and substantiated by the independent Lay Review Board. The bishop has denied the “allegation of inappropriate behavior” made by a single victim based on alleged incidents that took place decades ago. more
Patricia Imbriani has been attending Mass at Holy Name of Mary in Montgomery for 49 years and understands what makes the 150-year-old church special. “It’s like a home. You feel like you … more
For the third time, pilgrims from the Archdiocese of New York, this time 300 of them, traveled along with Cardinal Dolan to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6. In Mary’s House, there are more than 70 chapels and oratories relating to the Blessed Mother and peoples from around the world. more
The Dominican Sisters of Hope have agreed to a conservation easement that will preserve 34 of their 61 acres of land along the Hudson River in Ossining from future development. The sisters made … more
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
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