On the Block

On this episode of On the Block, Ed Wilkinson, Editor of the Tablet newspaper,  talks with Fr. Joseph Holcomb, the sixth pastor of St. Andrew Avellino parish in Flushing. A native New Yorker, Fr. Holcomb was ordained in 1980 and has been faithfully serving multiple communities ever since.

On The Block
Did you ever wonder what a priest did before he became a priest?
Or wonder why he wanted to become a priest?
Or if he had fears or doubts about becoming a priest?
Veteran newsman, Ed Wilkinson, talks with priests from around the diocese to get answers to these types of questions On the Block.

The new season of On The Block airs Wednesdays at 9PM.

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