2005-07-01 / Community

Rockaway’s Catholic Parishes


The Rockaway/Broad Channel cluster of Catholic Parishes, comprising of all eight Roman Catholic churches in Rockaway and Broad Channel, recently honored some of it’s members for their contributions to the life of the Catholic Church in Rockaway. Pictured from left to right: Father Paul Landolfi, chaplain of St. John’s Home, who celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood; Msgr. Michael J. Connelly, the retiring pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Breezy Point; Sister Mary Rose Sweeney of St. Camillus Parish, celebrating her 50th anniversary as a Sister of St. Joseph; father Fulgencio Gutierrez, associate pastor of St. Mary Star of the Seas, who is leaving the parish after five years; Sister Patricia Walsh of St. Francis de Sales who is celebrating her 50th anniversary as a Sister of St. Joseph; and Father Jack Cullinane, the retiring pastor of St. Genevieve Parish in Roxbury. The Rockaway/Broad Channel cluster of Catholic Parishes, comprising of all eight Roman Catholic churches in Rockaway and Broad Channel, recently honored some of it’s members for their contributions to the life of the Catholic Church in Rockaway. Pictured from left to right: Father Paul Landolfi, chaplain of St. John’s Home, who celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood; Msgr. Michael J. Connelly, the retiring pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Breezy Point; Sister Mary Rose Sweeney of St. Camillus Parish, celebrating her 50th anniversary as a Sister of St. Joseph; father Fulgencio Gutierrez, associate pastor of St. Mary Star of the Seas, who is leaving the parish after five years; Sister Patricia Walsh of St. Francis de Sales who is celebrating her 50th anniversary as a Sister of St. Joseph; and Father Jack Cullinane, the retiring pastor of St. Genevieve Parish in Roxbury.

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