Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese: April 2, 2016


Our Lady of Victory, Bedford-Stuyvesant — Memorial Mass for the four Missionary of Charity Sisters killed in Yemen, April 1 at 5 p.m. Celebrant: Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski.

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. Admission: $20, includes food, beer, soda, snacks. 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, $25 at the door. For tickets, call Lou, 376-2441.

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

Regina Opera Company, Sunset Park — 46th Anniversary Gala Concert, April 3, 3 p.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium. Tickets: $12; $5, teens; free for children. Call 259-2772 or visit

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

Mary Queen of Heaven, Mill Basin — Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, 2:30-4 p.m. with songs, praise, chaplet, reconciliation and rosary, Call 763-2330.

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.

Our Lady of Grace Academy, Gravesend — Ladies Night Out Card Party Extravaganza, April 8, 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. at the Dyker Beach Golf Course. Tickets: $85. For tickets,call 375-2081.

Our Lady of the Presentation-Our Lady of Mercy, Brownsville — A Night of Praise and Worship, April 8, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the diocesan Charismatic Renewal. Call 345-2604.

Our Lady of Miracles, Canarsie — St. Pedro Calungsod Feast Celebration and Mass with Bishop Mroziewski, April 9, 10:30 a.m. Call Romy, 646-408-3576 or Fely, 718-692-3242.

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral, Downtown Brooklyn — Visiting Relics of St. Sharbel, April 9, 9 a.m. arrival to April 10, 8 p.m. departure. Youth rally, nocturnal adoration and more. For full details, call 624-7228.

St. Augustine, Park Slope — Haiti Support Group’s Parish Social, April 10, 3-7 p.m., in the auditorium of St. Francis Xavier Church. $10 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets in advance or at the door. Proceeds will finance projects at St. Augustine’s twin parish, St. Andre in Dufort, Haiti. Call Jim O’Callahan at 718-783-7947.

St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights — Bereavement Support Group, six-week session, Mondays, April 11 – May 16. To attend, call Sister Ann, 921-9518.

Our Lady of the Presentation-Our Lady of Mercy, Brownsville — Mini Brunch Retreat: Share an Alleluia Heart, April 12, after 9 a.m. Mass with Sister Ave Clark, O.P. Call 428-2471.

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Bedford-Stuyvesant — Garifuna Heritage Mass, April 12, 3 p.m. Call Jennifer, 347-406-8887 or Dr. Sentino, 574-4855.

St. Augustine, Park Slope — Mini Brunch Retreat: Easter’s Blooming Joy of Hope, April 14, after 9 a.m. Mass with Sister Ave Clark, O.P. Call 428-2471.

Visitation Monastery, Bay Ridge — Praise and Worship Service, April 14, 7:30 p.m. with exposition and laying on of hands in Visitation Chapel. Call 474-7729.

St. Columba, Marine Park — Ladies Guild Spring Fest Raffle Night, April 15, 6:30 p.m. in Msgr. Jolley Hall. $20, includes snacks, soda, coffee and tea. Age 18 and older. Call 338-6265.


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. 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.

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

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. 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.

Our Lady of the Snows, N. Floral Park — Defensive Driving Course, April 9, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with Deacon Steven Borheck. $45. Advanced registration required. To register, call Father Canna at 347-6070.

St. Adalbert, Elmhurst — St. Pedro Poveda Teresian Association Meeting, April 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call 507-6517.

St. Mel, Flushing — Clothing Drive, April 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 886-0201.

St. Sebastian, Woodside — Feast of St. Pedro Calungsod, April 9, 1 p.m. Mass. Call Nancy, 917-584-1834, or Jocelyn, 917-442-5101.

St. Adalbert, Elmhurst — St. Pedro Poveda Teresian Association Meeting, April 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 507-6517.

St. Fidelis, College Point — Mini Brunch Retreat: Become an Alleluia of Mercy, April 9, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the church basement with Sister Ave Clark, O.P. Call 428-2471.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Astoria — Young Adult Year of Mercy Service, Fellowship and Holy Doors, April 9, 3 p.m. Contact Paul Morisi at

St. Teresa of Avila, S. Ozone Park — Brooklyn/Queens Concert, April 10, 2 p.m. Choirs from every diocesan parish are invited to participate. Contact 917-513-4329 or

St. Matthias, Ridgewood — Pancake Breakfast, April 10, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 327. Call 821-6876.

American Martyrs, Bayside — Mass of Inclusion and Community Resource Fair, April 10, 12:30 p.m. Mass followed by fair. For seniors, people with disabilities and the deaf in Queens parishes.

St. Josaphat, Bayside — Easter Dinner Dance, April 10, 1-6 p.m. DJ Gary Richards. For tickets, call 229-1663 or Elizabeth, 746-0296.

Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village — Spring Social for Young at Heart, April 10, 2-6 p.m. $15, no tickets at the door. Call Phyllis 478-4741 or Lorraine, TW9-0911.

St. Sebastian, Woodside — “Pope Francis and the Year of Mercy” with Father Joseph Koterski, S.J., April 12 (Pt. I) and April 19 (Pt. II), 7 p.m. Mass and presentation. RSVP by April 6. Call 899-3341 ext.143.