Christmas at OLQM 2023

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
  • Christmas Tree in Station Square is a 109 year old tradition

Catholic Teachers Association Honors
Bishop Sanchez joined OLQM parishioner Evita Delgado Sanabria who received an award at the Catholic Teachers Association Dinner on December 13. This recognition made Christmas very merry for Evita, who has dedicated 35 years to education. We are also elated to share in her joyous achievement.

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.