Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese: March 26, 2016


Visitation B.V.M. Church, Red Hook — Schiller Institute NYC Community Chorus presents Handel’s “Messiah,” March 27 at 6 p.m. Free-will offerings welcome. Call 201-562-9890 or 203-441-7488.

St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights — Divine Mercy Devotion, March 28 – April 2, 2:45 p.m. daily. St. Faustina’s Praises of the Divine Mercy, Chaplet and Mass, April 3, starting at 2:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Richard Bretone.

Good Shepherd, Marine Park — Book Club: “Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng, March 28, 7:45 p.m. in the rectory meeting room. Call 998-2800.

Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge — Men’s Book Club, March 28, 7:30 p.m. Book: “America the Strong,” by W. Bennett and J. Cribb.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands — Journey of Mercy: The Psalms of Mercy, March 29, 7:30 p.m. Presenter: Father Dwayne Davis. Call 253-4404.

Our Lady of Victory, Bedford-Stuyvesant — Memorial Mass for the four Missionary of Charity Sisters killed in Yemen, April 1, 5 p.m. Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski will be the main celebrant. All are welcome.

Good Shepherd, Marine Park — Baseball Bash, April 2, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the rectory basement meeting room. Discuss coming baseball season and off-season moves by Mets and Yankees. $15 at the door, includes lunch, coffee and cake. For reservations, call 998-2800.

Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge — Bereavement Support Group, April 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Call Judy, 748-1164.

St. Patrick, Bay Ridge — AOH/LAOH Night at the Races Fundraiser, April 2, 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. $20. For details, call Rose at 347-866-1848.

Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush/Ditmas Park — Garage Sale and Flea Market, April 2, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Call 434-2090.

Catholic Adult Club, Mill Basin — Over the Rainbow Dance, April 2, 8:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Hall. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For tickets, call Lou, 376-2441, or Michael, 209-8241.

Regina Opera Company, Sunset Park — Gala Concert, April 3, 3 p.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Tickets: Tickets: $12 adults, discount for teens. Call 259-2772.

St. Finbar, Bath Beach — Flea Market, April 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 236-3312.

St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights — St. Faustina’s Praises of the Divine Mercy, Chaplet and Mass, April 3, 2:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Richard Bretone.

St. Teresa of Avila, Prospect Heights — Mini Brunch Retreat: Live Alleluia, April 6, after 8:30 a.m. Mass with Sister Ave Clark, O.P. Call 428-2471.


St. Gerard Majella, Hollis — Divine Mercy Novena, March 25-April 3. For full schedule of events, call 468-6565 or visit

St. Adalbert, Elmhurst — Filipino American Community Mass, March 27. Call 507-6517.

St. Sebastian, Woodside — Novena to St. Pedro Calungsod, March 31 – April 8. Weekdays after 7 p.m. Mass; Saturdays after 5 p.m. Mass and Sunday after 6 p.m. Mass. Call 917-584-1834.

St. Gerard Majella, Hollis — Divine Mercy Weekend of Praise and Worship, April 1, 7 p.m.; April 2, 6 p.m. and April 3, 11:30 a.m. Guest: Bob Rice. Call 468-6565.

American Martyrs, Bayside — Women’s Retreat, April 2, 9:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. with Sister Ave Clark, O.P. To register, call 428-2471.

St. Margaret Mary, Long Island City — Cursillos de Cristiandad: Spanish Retreat and Pilgrimage, April 2, 8:30 a.m. Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Astoria, for 3 p.m. Mass. All are welcome.

St. Mel, Flushing — Defensive Driving Course, April 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $45. To register, call 631-360-9720.

St. Helen, Howard Beach — Rosary Society Meeting, April 3, 10 a.m. with Sister Ave Clark, O.P. Call 428-2471.

Holy Family, Fresh Meadows — Parish Mission: Living and Sharing God’s Mercy, April 3-6, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Good News International. Call 969-2448.

Theology on Tap, Astoria — Confession: Where Mercy Abounds, April 4, 7 p.m., with Father Christopher Heanue at Mojave. Call 965-7300 ext. 5556.

St. Camillus, Rockaway Park — Mini Brunch Alleluia of Mercy Retreat, April 4, after 9 a.m. Mass with Sister Ave Clark, O.P. Call 428-2471.

St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor — Bereavement Ministry Program, seven Tuesdays, April 5 – May 17. To register, call Eileen Van Note, 917-855-0517.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside — Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained: “The Paschal Mystery: The Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection,” April 6, 7:30 p.m. with Father Mark Matthias. Call 229-5929.