Post Tagged with: "Catholic"

Our Lady of China Comes to Chinatown

Our Lady of China Comes to Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion, Video January 31, 2018 at 3:57 pm

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Chinatown, a second home for many of its Chinese immigrant congregation, welcomed an Our Lady of China statue, reports SinoVision English Channel.

A stand with Polish food was among the most popular during the festival (Photo by Basia Sala-Maslanka)

Multicultural Ridgewood Church Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Brooklyn, Demographics, Religion June 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

St. Aloysius Church in Ridgewood, built in 1892 by German immigrants, celebrated its 125th anniversary with an ethnic festival to reflect the multiethnic congregation it serves, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Rev. José Félix Ortega, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY, where cremation services are performed. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Archdiocese to Help Hispanic Families Bury Their Dead

Latino, New York, Religion April 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

In a bid to help Hispanic families worried about costs, the Archdiocese of New York promotes low rates at Catholic cemeteries to allow believers to bury the bodies and ashes of their loved ones, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Mexicans Celebrate Candlemas In New York

Mexican, New York, Religion February 3, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Local Mexicans celebrated the traditional “La Candelaria” (Candlemas) day by dressing up Baby Jesus figurines, Diario de México USA reports.

Harlem Nuns Mark 100 Years

Harlem Nuns Mark 100 Years

Black, Manhattan, Religion March 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Two years after nearly closing, the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary in Harlem – one of only a few orders of Black nuns in the country – will celebrate a century of helping children and the needy, reports the Amsterdam News.

Hispanic Priests Get Ready to Welcome the Pope

Hispanic Priests Get Ready to Welcome the Pope

Brooklyn, Latino, Religion August 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Three newly ordained priests from the Diocese of Brooklyn await the opportunity to meet Pope Francis, El Diario reports.

Preparing the chair that Pope Francis will use when he holds Mass at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Workers Prepare for Pope’s NYC Visit

Health, Latino, Metro Area, Religion August 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Ahead of the Sept. 24-25 visit, day laborers are building the chair Pope Francis will use as he holds Mass, while wives of day laborers are embroidering altar cloths for the liturgies he will officiate, reports El Diario.

St. Joseph’s Church (Photo by Joe Chen via The Lo-Down)

Fujianese Parishoners Lose Church in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion August 6, 2015 at 10:45 am

The Chinese congregation of the now-shuttered St. Joseph’s Church, the majority of whom come from Fujian province in China, have been encouraged to attend the Church of the Transfiguration. But “ninety-nine percent won’t go,” a parishioner tells The Lo-Down.

Churchgoers hold up the letter sent to them by the Roman Curia stating that they would come to a final resolution in September. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx Congregation Stands Up Against Church Closing

Bronx, Latino, Religion August 3, 2015 at 6:02 pm

St. Roch parishioners are fighting to keep the church open until the Vatican makes a decision on their appeal, El Diario reports.

Parishioners of the Church of the Holy Agony in El Barrio organized a flea market to raise funds and try to avoid the closing. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Thousands of NYC Catholics Say Goodbye to Their Churches

New York, Religion July 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Some 7,000 parishioners went to Mass for the last time this weekend at Catholic churches set to close later this summer because of budget cuts, El Diario reports.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie, New York (Photo by Janusz M. Szlechta via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Americans in Hudson Valley Launch Efforts to Save Church

Eastern European, Religion November 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie, the only cultural gathering spot for Polish Americans in the Hudson Valley, faces an uncertain future, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Mother Cabrini High School at 701 Fort Washington Ave in Washington Heights (Photo by Beyond My Ken, Creative Commons license)

Future Dims for Mother Cabrini High School

Education, Manhattan, Women January 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Students and alumni of the financially-strapped Catholic high school in Washington Heights reach out to big names for help, the Manhattan Times reports.

Saint Cecilia Church on East 106th Street has been serving the East Harlem community for 140 years but water leakage inside has been threatening its treasured art pieces. (Photo via Saint Cecilia's official website)

Iconic 140-yr-o East Harlem Church Threatened by Water Damage

History, Latino, Manhattan, Religion April 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Saint Cecilia’s mostly Latino parishioners have raised under half of the $1.7 million needed for repairs but more financial help is needed to save the landmark building and its historic murals from further harm, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Parishioners flocked to St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan to celebrate the election of Francis I, the first Pope from Latin America. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario/La Prensa)

Nice Pope But Where Are The Reforms?

Latino, Religion March 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm

As the Vatican elected its first Latin American Pope, New York’s ethnic and community newspapers covered a range of reaction, from local priests to Latinos to gays, many of whom urged Francis I to bring reforms to the Church.

Our Lady of Esperanza was the first church founded to serve Hispanics in New York. (Photo via Wikipedia)

A Century of Catholic Worship in Spanish

Culture, In the News, Latino, Religion, Traditions February 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The first church to serve the city’s Spanish-speaking Catholics, Our Lady of Esperanza, has not only been a house of worship in Washington Heights for a century, but a second home to its members, reports El Diario-La Prensa.