St. Joe’s Ice Cream Entrepreneurs
Eighth graders at St. Joseph School, Astoria, learned the fundamentals of operating a small business by opening their own ice cream stores at school. Not only did they learn valuable skills: producing a quality product, good customer service, vendor negotiation and accounting skills, but they were also able to enjoy the product. Ahh, the taste of sweet success!
Traditionally, the month of March is dedicated to St. Joseph, whose feast day was March 19. The Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, invite friends and supporters to consider donating a brick along their new Walk With Us Path outside the St. Joseph Renewal Center, Brentwood. Each brick costs $200 and may have up to three inscribed lines. For more details, contact Sister Rose Viceconte, C.S.J., in the Development Office, 631-273-1187 ext. 25.
Support St. Agatha School, Sunset Park, by attending the school’s Annual Card Party, March 30, 6 p.m. $15, includes light supper, coffee, soda and dessert. To reserve your tickets, call 718-435-3137.
Share a Lenten meal with the Little Sisters of the Poor and residents at Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village, on Friday, March 30. Served by the Little Sisters, dinner will consist of fish, chips, coffee and dessert. Dinner is $20 and reservations are required. For reservations, contact Sister Celine Therese, l.s.p., at 718-464-1800.
Ladies, if you suffer from gastrointestinal disorders, Brooklyn Women’s Services, Bay Ridge, an affiliate of Maimonides Medical Center, invites you to attend the free workshop, Nutrition Therapy for GI Disorders, April 4, 6 p.m. To register, call 718-748-1234 or go to www.bwsnyc.com.
Correction: The Mount Carmel Theatre Company is presenting MCTC: In Concert – On Shuffle, March 31, on the lower stage at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Williamsburg. Tickets are only $10. Call 646-580-2167.
The Bridge to Life, Inc., a Queens-based pro-life organization dedicated to offering women and men the spiritual and material resources they need to choose life for their unborn children, is marking its 20th anniversary. Join The Bridge to Life family for its anniversary dinner dance, April 22, 12:30 p.m. at Leonard’s of Great Neck. Enjoy a full dinner, dancing, and music for $70. Honorees: Msgr. James Lisante and Theresa Bonopartis. Reserve tickets by April 10. Call 718-463-1810.
St. John’s University, Jamaica, will host its annual Spring Career Fair at the Taffner Fieldhouse, March 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event presents an excellent opportunity for freshmen, graduate students and alumni to make the important contacts and connections while networking with respective companies and industry representatives. Employers and companies that will be in attendance that day will be hiring for internships, full-time and part-time career positions. For more information, contact the Career Center at 718-990-6375.
Bishop Guy Sansaricq, seminarian Dwayne Davis, and Marilyn Jones will be honored at the Youth Ambassador Gala, sponsored by the diocesan Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns, April 21, 7 p.m. at the Baron de Kalb Knights of Columbus, Sheepshead Bay. Youth Ambassadors of the Year will also be named. Donation: $60, includes dinner, dancing and open bar. For tickets, call 718-774-3806.
Celebrating a special wedding anniversary this year? Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will honor couples marking 25, 30, 40, 50 or more years of marriage at the annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass, April 28, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge. To participate, register at your parish by March 31. For details, call Martha in the diocesan Faith Formation Office, 718-281-9540.
This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to professor Leonard M. Baynes of St. John’s University’s School of Law, Jamaica, who was named among the 100 most influential black attorneys in the U.S. by On Being a Black Lawyer (OBABL). He was profiled in OBABL’s “The Power 100 Special Edition,” published Feb. 15. A communications law scholar specializing in race and media issues, he directs SJU’s Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development. He’s previously been honored by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Hall of Fame. Congratulations Prof!
St. Kevin’s ‘Can’tastic Challenge
To mark the 100th day of school, students at St. Kevin’s School, Flushing, did something spectacular. Each class was challenged to bring in 100 cans of food, ranging from soup to tuna to canned ravioli. The school not only met its goal of 1,000 cans but exceeded it! All of the cans went to the local food pantry at St. John Vianney Church. This is just one of several projects St. Kevin’s students have undertaken to help the community.