DeSales Media Group and The Tablet were proud to honor Joan Flynn for her 50 years of service to the diocese at a special luncheon for family, friends and colleagues at Michael’s Restaurant, Marine Park, on March 13. Among the guests were her former boss, Frank DeRosa, retired public information director for the Brooklyn Diocese, and his wife, Liliane, and Flynn’s good friend, Msgr. John J. Bracken, diocesan director of patrimony. Flynn, who continues to work part-time at The Tablet, said she has loved serving the diocese and has never had a day that she didn’t look forward to her work. Above, she is seated at right, surrounded by her family members.
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Catholic musician and worship leader Bob Rice (www.bobrice.com) is performing an Easter Concert on Friday, April 12, 7:30-10 p.m. at Presentation B.V.M. Church in Jamaica. On Saturday, April 13, he will join parishioners for a Healing Service, 7:30-10 p.m. For details, call 718-739-0241.
News about drug and weapons trafficking often makes its way into the media, but there is a far more appalling type of buying and selling on the rise: human trafficking.
The Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University, Jamaica, in collaboration with the New York Coalition of Religious Congregations to Stop Trafficking of Persons and LifeWay Network, will address this human rights issue in relation to the travel industry at an upcoming conference: Human Trafficking: Whose Business Is It? The Travel Industry’s Role in Ending Modern-Day Slavery, April 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the D’Angelo Center, Room 416.
The keynote presenter will be Sandi D. Mitchell, formerly of Sabre Holdings, a global technology leader. Discussions will follow.
The donation for the day is $20 and includes continental breakfast and box lunch. The student rate is $5. You must register by April 3. To register, contact Mary Ann Dantuono at 718-990-1612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is proud to announce the opening of its Behavioral Health Center Outpatient Clinic at 161-10 Jamaica Ave. in Jamaica – the newest addition to its behavioral health programs in Brooklyn and Queens.
The new center offers individual, group, marital and family therapy to adults and children, ages five and older, who are struggling with mental illness.
For details, call 718-704-5488 or visit www.ccbq.org.
Dance the night away with Msgr. Perfecto Vazquez and Cursillistas at the Cursillo Movement’s 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance, April 5, 8 p.m. at the Grand Prospect Hall, Park Slope. Tickets are $120 per person. For tickets or details, call Alex Gonzalez, 646-773-9810, or Clara Rodriguez, 917-482-8904.
This week, we offer our Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat to two worthy recipients.
The first goes to the students, families and faculty of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, Park Slope, who raised $500 for autism awareness this Lent. Proceeds went to the Mid Hudson Valley Camp, which serves a diverse population of children with special needs.
The second goes to the San Pasquale Benevolente Society of Airola for its generous $2,500 donation to Nativity B.V.M. – St. Stanislus Bishop and Martyr parish, Ozone Park.
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