Around the Diocese


Good Shepherd, Marine Park — Healing Mass, Feb. 19. Call 998-2800.

Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge — Bereavement Support Group, Feb. 19, 7-8 p.m. in St. Joseph Center. Call Judy, 748-1164.

Holy Cross, Flatbush — English Charismatic Prayer Group Day of Prayer: “Merciful Like the Father,” Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Speaker: Sister Pat Lucas, C.S.J. $7. Brown bag lunch. Call Sandra, 856-1471, or Louise, 462-5921.

Our Lady of Grace, Gravesend — Barbara Datillo Memorial Youth Concert, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Broadway, pop and sacred music. With Youth Choir from Our Lady of Grace, Howard Beach. Raffles. Free admission. Call 917-836-4985.

Our Lady of Mercy, Brownsville — Gospel Concert and Brunch, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. Call 345-2604.

Our Lady of Grace, Gravesend — Padre Pio Prayer Group, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m. prayers, 11 a.m. Mass, rosary and relic veneration. Call 646-269-8008.

Our Lady of Peace, Gowanus/Park Slope — Learning about the Traditional Latin Mass, Ember Sunday, Feb. 20, 12 p.m. followed by Missa Cantata (sung Traditional Latin Mass) at 1 p.m. Call 624-5122.

St. John Paul II House of Discernment, Cypress Hills — Evening of Fraternity, for men considering the priesthood, Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m. Prayer, dinner and conversation. Contact: 827-2454 or vocations@diobrook.org.

St. Finbar, Bath Beach — Mass in Honor of Padre Pio, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. with Padre Pio’s glove. Call 236-3312.

St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights — Bereavement Support Group, six weeks, Mondays, Feb. 22-April 4. To attend, call Sister Ann, 921-9518.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands — Lenten Journey of Mercy: Celebrating Mercy, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. with Msgr. John Brown. Call 253-4404.

St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights — Lenten Retreat: Having Mercy, Feb. 23, March 8, 15, 22, 1 p.m. with Sister Ann Martha Ondreicka, O.P., $5 per session. Call 921-9518.

St. Mark, Sheepshead Bay — Lenten Vespers, Feb. 23-25, 7 p.m. Talk: “Living a Life of Joy by Following Christ,” presented by Jim Ryan. Call 891-3100.

St. Joseph H.S., Downtown Brooklyn — Calvary Hospital’s Family Movie Night: “The Lion King,” Feb. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. RSVP to Lynne at 518-2173.

Resurrection, Gerritsen Beach — “Come Holy Spirit,” a youth conference and retreat for Confirmandi and young adults, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with Father Alonzo Cox, Michael Mekako. Sponsored by the diocesan Charismatic Renewal. Fee: $15 per youth. Call 377-4101.



Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston — National Council of Catholic Women, Brooklyn Council, Biennial Communion Luncheon in celebration of the Year of Mercy, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. Mass and luncheon follows. Main celebrant and homilist: Father Peter Purpura. $35. Call 446-8849.

American Martyrs, Bayside — Defensive Driving Course, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $45. To register, call 631-360-9720.

St. Matthias, Ridgewood — Collection Drive for Parish Food Pantry, Feb. 20-21. Needed: rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal and canned tuna. Call 821-6447.

St. Clare, Rosedale — Celebration of African American History, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Includes refreshments, music and programs. Organized by the church’s Family Life Committee. Call 341-1018.

St. Matthias, Ridgewood — Faith and Film: “War Room,” Feb. 20, 6 p.m. in the school. Light refreshments. Call 821-6447.

St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights — Rosary Society Lenten Reflection, Feb. 21 after 10:30 a.m. Mass, with Sister Ave Clark, O.P. Call 672-4758.

Holy Trinity, Whitestone — Special Needs Mass, Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Joseph Gibino. ASL interpreter. Hospitality follows. Call 767-0095.

St. Sebastian, Woodside — Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire Video Series: “The Mystery of God,” Part 6, The God Who is Love, Feb. 21, 4 p.m. in the parish center. Call 646-734-8958.

St. Clare, Rosedale — African American History through Quilting, Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m. with Geraldine Hazel. Organized by Family Life Committee. Call 341-1018.

Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village — Little Sisters of the Poor Lenten Retreat, Feb. 22-24, with Father Kenan Peters, C.P. Feb. 22-23: 10:45 a.m. Mass, 4:30 p.m. conference with benediction; Feb. 24: 10:45 a.m. Mass, 4 p.m. conference with an apostolic blessing and 6:30 p.m. Holy Hour. Call 464-1800.

Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village — Lenten Reflections, Feb. 23, March 1 and 8, after 9 a.m. Mass and at 7 p.m. Film and conversation. Call 429-5438.

Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights — Lent Revival Mission Retreat in Spanish, Feb. 23-25, 7 p.m. Directed by Ecuadorian Father Jorge Patricio Montoya, commissioned as a “missionary of mercy” by Pope Francis. Call 639-3888.

St. Josaphat, Bayside — Bus Trip to Empire City Casino, Yonkers, Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m. $25 (get back $10, $5 for food). For reservations, call Joy, 917-921-7631.

Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village — Lenten Series with Bishops and Vicar, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto. Call 429-5438.

Most Precious Blood, L.I.C. — Bus Trip to Empire City Casino, Yonkers, Feb. 24, 9:15 a.m. Fee: $25 (Food $5, Coin $10). Call 347-596-6104.

Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills — Creative Ministries presents “The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion,” Feb. 26, 8 p.m. Free-will offering. All welcome. Call 268-6143.

Holy Family, Flushing — Defensive Driving Course, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $45. To register, call 631-360-9720.

Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village — Anointing of the Sick Mass, Feb. 27, 1 p.m. light refreshments after Mass. Call 429-5438.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village — Invitation Sunday, Feb. 27-28, all Masses. Light refreshments to follow. Call 479-5111.

Holy Cross, Maspeth — Project Andrew, Feb. 28, 3-6 p.m. Host: Bishop Witold Mroziewski. To RSVP, call 827-2454 or email vocations@diobrook.org.

St. Mary Star of the Sea, Far Rockaway — Black History Month Movie Event: “Bakhita: From Slave to Saint,” Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m. Call 327-1133 ext. 10.

St. Adalbert, Elmhurst — Filipino American Community Mass, Feb. 28. Call 507-6517.