Posts Tagged ‘Church’

Church, Chick Peas and the Holy Johnny Cash


My plan for this week was to write about a tasty, healthy chickpea salad recipe, but two notable experiences happened last Sunday at St. Francis De Sales (129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Belle Harbor) as my church-hopping journey continues. So here’s both! I almost didn’t make it to Saint Francis last week. I got the time wrong. I had the thought,  “Well, I tried.” but I did end up back in the car 45 minutes later. And I’m glad I did because I was reminded by a flyer in the back […]

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Illustration of the oldest House of Worship in Rockaway

I remember being in church at midnight mass on Christmas Eve as a kid. I was probably around 12 years old. Old enough to get the message from the homily—something to the effect of “We have a lot of ‘visitors.’” The priest went on to discuss how so many of us only come to church on holidays and when it’s convenient for our schedules. I recall thinking proudly, “Oh that’s not me!” Here I am almost 30 years later, and I’m so that person now. After mass at St. Rose […]

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First Communion Banners

First Communion Banner

I was taken back by the artwork for the children’s first Communion banners I saw this past Sunday at St. Rose of Lima. Each one is a special expression of creativity and love for God. I drifted during mass, critiquing and trying to picture what each child looked like that created each illustration. The banners are hung along the walls, they look so beautiful! I commend Tyel for his unconventional color scheme, way to go!  The application of a yellow band on Jaidyn’s makes his name stand out from the crowd! Jayden’s use of shiny beads and […]

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