Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese: Dec. 16, 2017


St. Mark, Sheepshead Bay — “A Christmas Gift” Concert, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. Music with Jim Trainor. Refreshments after.

St. Columba, Marine Park — Christmas Concert, Dec. 16, after 5 p.m. Mass. Dedicated to deceased parishioners and priests of the diocese. Free. Call 338-6265.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands — Lessons in Carols, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. Call 253-4404.

St. Jerome, Flatbush — Spiritual Retreats for Advent: Spanish, Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m.; English, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. with Father Alonzo Cox; Creole, Dec. 19-21, 7 p.m. with Father Nixon Jean-Francois. All in the lower church. Free. All welcome. Call 462-0223.

Our Lady of the Presentation – Our Lady of Mercy, Brownsville — Advent Service of Lessons and Carols in five languages, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. Hymns will be sung in English, French, Igbo, Spanish and Garifuna. Call 345-2604.

Our Lady of Peace, Gowanus/Park Slope — Traditional Latin Mass, Dec. 17 and every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Missalettes with translation. Call Dorothy, 836-0804, or Joan, 238-7280.

St. Simon and Jude, Gravesend — Advent Retreat: Love is Born in Our Hearts, Session 3, Dec. 19, 11 a.m. with Sister Ave Clark, O.P.

St. Peter Claver, Bedford-Stuyvesant — Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. Featuring the St. Martin de Porres parish choir. Father Mark C. Bristol will preach. Call 574-5772.

St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights — Friendship Club, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call 833-1010.

Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge — Bereavement Support Group, Dec. 23, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Center. Call Judy, 748-1164.

Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge — Memorial Mass for the Class of 1971’s Deceased Members, Dec. 30, 5 p.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Bay Ridge.


St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica — Simbang Gabi, Dec. 15-23, 7:30 p.m. Mass weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends. On Dec. 21, Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., celebrates 7:30 p.m. Mass. Potluck and fellowship follow.

Resurrection-Ascension, Rego Park — Concert: A Celebration of the Nativity, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. presented by the Diocesan Choir Celestial Voices Chamber Orchestra. Tickets: $15; $10 age 12 and under.

Heart to Heart Ministry Residence, Bayside — Friday Holy Video. Dec. 15 6:30 p.m. with Sister Ave Clark, O.P. Call 428-2471.

SS. Joachim and Anne, Queens Village — Christmas Concert with students from SS. Joachim and Anne School, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. $10. Call 465-2230.

Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills — Simbang Gabi, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m.

St. Matthias, Ridgewood — Feast of the Divine Child Jesus and Virgin of Ecuador, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Spanish Mass; 8-11:30 p.m. cultural performances. Call 821-6447.

St. Elizabeth, Ozone Park — Advent Christmas Mini Brunch Retreat. Dec. 16 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. with Sister Ave Clark O.P.

Incarnation, Queens Village — Parish Christmas Caroling, Dec. 16. Meet at 6 p.m. in the parking lot to go singing through the streets. Bring flashlights and jingle bells. Pony rides for children. Refreshments.

St. Sebastian, Woodside — Prepare the Way of the Lord: Advent Retreat, Dec. 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with Father Henry Torres. Donation: $10. Sponsor: Brothers and Sisters of Our Lord of the Miracles. Call 646-739-3340.

St. Matthias, Ridgewood — Flea Market, Dec. 17, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the parish hall. Call 821-6447.

St. Luke’s, Whitestone — Traditional Advent and Christmas Carol Concert, featuring Donna Cori Gibson, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Free. Call 746-8102.

Incarnation, Queens Village — Christmas Market, Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the academy auditorium. Tables: $25. Call 465-8534.

St. Matthias, Ridgewood — Christmas Concert, Dec. 17, 4 p.m. in church. Featuring the parish and academy choirs. Free. Call 821-6447.

Holy Trinity, Whitestone — Special Needs Mass, Dec. 17, 12:30 p.m. Mass will be signed in ASL. Call 746-1479.

St. Sebastian, Woodside – Film and Discussion: “The Nativity Story,”Dec. 17, 3:30-5 p.m. Call 646-734-8958.

Heart to Heart Ministry Residence, Bayside — Cup of Love Mini Brunch Retreat, Dec. 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m. with Sister Ave Clark O.P.

Our Lady of the Angelus, Rego Park — Infant Jesus Celebration, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. Mass celebrated by Father Ricardo Perez. Call 897-4444.

St. Bonaventure-St. Benedict the Moor, Jamaica — Mini Brunch Silent Night Holy Night Retreat, Dec. 20 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass with Sister Ave Clark O.P.

St. Leo, Corona — Christmas Concert, Dec. 22, 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance only. Call 592-7569.

St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor — Christmas Concert and Reception, featuring Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan, Dec. 22, 7-9, concert, 9-12 a.m. reception. Tickets: $75 concert, and $125 concert and reception. Reception includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and Irish coffee. Call 634-6464.

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