St. Saviour Swimmer Honored
St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope, recent graduate Taylor Powers of Breezy Point was awarded the school’s prestigious Sister Mary Joseph Sportsmanship Award at the school’s annual sports awards ceremony. Powers also received the swim team’s “Career Swimmer” award for her four years on the team.
From Here to Haiti
The second annual dinner-dance to benefit From Here to Haiti will be held at Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadow Park, on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. The group is helping repair Catholic church buildings that were damaged by the earthquake in Haiti more than a year ago. For more information, call Patricia Brintle at 646-209-3891.
New Altar Servers
Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven, Mill Basin, welcomed new altar servers to the Brooklyn parish.
Sister Kathleen Quinn Honored
Sister Kathleen Quinn, R.S.M., founding director of the Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center in Fort Greene, will be the guest of honor at the group’s sixth annual benefit at The Belle Harbor Yacht Club on Friday, Oct. 12, 7-11 p.m. For more information, call 718-622-7448 or visit www.dbmcenter.org.
Bridge of Life Needs Baby Clothes
The Bridge to Life is in dire need of boys and girls toddler clothes sizes 2-3-4-5-6 and infant stretchers to help new struggling mothers. Please bring the items to the group’s Flushing location at 147-32 Sanford Ave. or the Astoria site, 23-40 Astoria Blvd. For more information, call 463-1810 or 274-3577.
Sight-Singing Course at St. Nick’s
Learn to read music this summer at St. Nick’s! The sight-singing course at St. Nicholas Tolentine church, Jamaica, is open to all. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-9:30 p.m., from June 11 to July 18. A $25 donation is suggested. For information, contact Elena V. Brandt, 718-502-4456 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to Father O’Hara
Congratulations to Father Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C. He served as an associate pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish, Bedford-Stuyvesant, from 1977 to 1982 and has been elected Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, U.S. Province.
Senator for a Day
Brooklyn State Sen. Martin J. Golden hosted his annual Senator for a Day essay contest. With over 170 essays submitted and 23 finalists selected from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, this year’s winner was eighth grader Joshua Rowe, right, from Midwood Catholic Academy, whose winning essay earned him a trip to Albany, N.Y. Second and third place winners are seventh grader Michael Zamuro, left, from St. Anselm’s and sixth grader Avi Stern from PS/IS 104, who will both have lunch with Sen. Golden and have the opportunity to speak in more detail about their ideas.
Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat
This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to the Good Shepherd Catholic Club, Marine Park. The club raised $3,000 for the Wounded Warrior’s Fund through an auction they organized. Special thanks goes to Tom and Colette Last, Dom Capuano and Sean Halligan.
Feast Days to be Celebrated in Williamsburg
The streets of Williamsburg, will come alive as 130 men carry the 80-foot tall, three-ton ‘Giglio’ (Italian for Lilies) and the Old World Italian Street Festival is reborn. To accompany the Giglio, an additional 120 men will carry a life-size boat of St. Paulinus through the streets as part of the 125th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Paulinus of Nola from Wednesday, July 5 to Sunday, July 16. The highlight of the feast is “Giglio Sunday,” which will occur on Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Williamsburg. On Giglio Sunday, an 11 a.m. Mass will start the activities followed by the traditional dancing of the Giglio.