Parish members shared these enchanting snapshots of our church at Christmas. From twinkling tree lights to the Christmas crèche, boughs and poinsettias in the sanctuary, Christmas pageants and joyful faces, our photo gallery captures some of spirit that lit up our parish during Christmas season 2023. See also the photo slideshow from A Christmas Festival 2023.
Christmas Eve Mass at Night – photos by Leon Volskis
Christmas Eve – photos by Karen Mongiello
Children’s Christmas Pageants
So nice, we celebrated thrice! We had three Children’s Nativity Pageants in church with (1) the students from Religious Education levels 1-4 afternoon session, (2) the older students from the Religous Ed evening session, and (3) the 5PM Christmas Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve, which was open to the entire congregation and with three-month-old Liliana playing the role of baby Jesus.
Christmas in Forest Hills and at OLQM – photos by Denise DeMaria
Catholic Teachers Association Honors
Christmas Tree Lighting at OLQM Catholic Academy
Holiday Sleigh Ride with 112th Precinct
We welcomed Queens North/112th Precinct to use our parking lot for a Holiday Sleigh Ride on December 9, 2023. The guests were immigrants directed to OLQM by Catholic Charities and St. Pius V parish in Jamaica, Queens (where we sent our food drive and winter clothing donations). Everyone enjoyed food, games, presents, and a visit from Santa.