The practice of our Catholic faith was flavored with Asian culture on January 26. The 1 p.m. Sunday Mass was celebrated with Father Peter Bai and an assisting deacon from St. Michael’s Church, Flushing. Afterward, we had our first-ever gathering to ring in Lunar New Year, with festive cultural attire, plenty of food, and musical and dance performances. Thank you to our parishioner-organizers, the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA), the Chinese Culture Club at Self Help Austin St. Senior Center, and all the volunteers and in-kind donors and sponsors, including East Ocean Palace, Ren Wen Noodle Factory, Portofino Restaurant, @Bruce Cost Ginger Ale/Brooklyn Food & Beverage, Royal Business Bank, Ridgewood Savings Bank Forest Hills, TD Bank Forest Hills, Thai Asian cuisine Noodlefan SI, and Chinese Couplets calligraphy by Simon Ho.
Photo galleries here are by Andy Nguyen and Leon Volskis. Scroll for the FHAA Facebook post for the event.