Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese: Dec. 17, 2016


Divine Mercy, Williamsburg/ Greenpoint – Young Adult Holy Hour and Fellowship, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Paola. Email

St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights — Exploring the Sunday Readings, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. in the Spirituality Center. Call 921-9518.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Kensington — Christmas Concert by Emmet Cahill and Christmas lighting ceremony, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Call 871-1310, or visit

St. James Cathedral Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn — Helpers of God’s Precious Infants Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil, Dec. 17, 7:30 a.m. Mass with Msgr. Philip Reilly. Peaceful procession to local abortion clinic follows. Call 875-6850.

Our Lady of Grace, Gravesend — Padre Pio Prayer Group, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. devotional prayers, Mass, rosary and relic veneration. Call 646-269-8008.

St. Finbar, Bath Beach — Christmas Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Call 236-3312.

St. Mark, Sheepshead Bay — Ukrainian Chorus Dumka presents Christmas Concert, Dec. 17, after 5 p.m. Mass in English and Ukrainian. Tickets: $20; $15 students. Free for children under age 14.

St. Gregory the Great, Crown Heights — Christmas Pageant, Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. Mass Featuring Sunday School children. Call 773-0100.

Our Lady of Peace, Park Slope/Gowanus — Festival of Lessons and Carols, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. in church. Free-will offering. Call 624-5122.

St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise, Crown Heights — Christmas Concert: Isaiah’s Prophecies Fulfilled, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. in church. Featuring three community choirs and the Empire State Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door; children $15.

St. John Paul II Discernment House, Cypress Hills — Evening of Fraternity, Dec. 19, 5-7 p.m. For men considering a vocation to priesthood. Advance registration required. Call 827-2454 or email

Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush — Young Adult Advent Scripture Study and Fellowship, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. with Sister Celia Deutsch. Bring a Bible. Call 434-2090.

St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights — Friendship Club, Dec. 28 and every Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call 833-1010.

Visitation B.V.M., Red Hook — Healing Mass, Dec. 30, 7 p.m. Call 624-1572.

Holy Name of Jesus, Park Slope — New Year’s Eve Celebration, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Music, hot buffet, beer, wine, soda and dessert. Champagne toast. Games for children. $55 adults. Free child ticket with paid adult ticket. Call 347-383-2179 by Dec. 28.

Our Lady of Peace, Gowanus/Park Slope — Traditional Latin Mass, Jan. 1 and every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Missalettes with translation available. Call Dorothy, 836-0804 or Joan, 238-7280.

St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights — Exploring the Sunday Readings, Jan. 5, 10 a.m. in the Spirituality Center. Call 921-9518.


Ascension, Elmhurst — Simbang Gabi, Christmas novena of Masses, Dec. 15-23, 7 p.m. in church. Call 335-2626.

St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor — Christmas Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. Call 634-0716.

Bishop Molloy Retreat House, Jamaica Estates — Night of Praise and Worship, Dec. 16, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Call 377-4101.

St. Adalbert, Elmhurst — Simbang Gabi, Dec. 15-23, 6:30 p.m. Rosary and 7 p.m. Mass. Call 507-6517.

Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston — Encounter the Sacred, Dec. 16, 7:30 – 10 p.m. Evening of prayer and fellowship for junior high and high school students. Worship music, adoration and refreshments.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside — Advent Day of Prayer, Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parish center. Presenter: Sister Ave Clark, O.P. Brunch and coffee provided. Call 229-5929.

Holy Family, Flushing — Simbang Gabi, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Mass followed by fellowship in the school hall.

Most Precious Blood, Astoria — Rosary Society’s Christmas Luncheon, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. at Cronin and Phelan Restaurant. Raffle, 50-50 and Christmas crackers. Cost $25. Call 347-596-6104.

St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights — Parish Flea Market, Dec. 18, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Msgr. Boylan Auditorium.

Our Lady of the Angelus, Rego Park — St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive, Dec. 18, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

St. Clare, Rosedale — Christmas Pageant and Concert, Dec. 18, 5 p.m.

Holy Trinity, Whitestone — Special Needs Mass, Dec. 18, 12:30 p.m. ASL. Call 767-0095.

Ascension, Elmhurst — Santo Nino Novena Masses: Dec. 18, Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. Call 335-2626.

St. Bonaventure, Jamaica — Mini Brunch Advent-Christmas Retreat of Bethlehem’s Love, Dec. 21 after 8:30 a.m. Mass with Sister Ave Clark, O.P.

St. Mel, Flushing — Closing Mass of Gratitude for the parish’s 75th anniversary, Dec. 31, 5 p.m. Call 886-0201.

Ascension, Elmhurst — Santo Nino Novena Masses: Jan. 1 and Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. Santo Nino Feast, Jan. 15, 3 p.m. procession, novena prayers and Mass. Call 335-2626.

St. Joseph the Worker Residence, Jamaica Estates — The Seeker’s Retreat, Jan. 7, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Hosted on the grounds of The Mary Louis Academy by the Sisters of St. Joseph for young adults. Cost: $45 includes meals. Contact Sister Marie Mackey, C.S.J. at

St. Pancras, Glendale — Living Nativity and Mass, hosted by the St. Pio and St. Joseph Prayer Groups, Jan. 7, 8:30 a.m.

Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill — Teen Drama Fundraising Event, Jan. 7, 7:45 p.m. $5 at the door.

Our Lady of the Snows, N. Floral Park — Epiphany Concert, Jan. 8, 3 p.m. Call 347-6070.

St. Josaphat, Bayside — Christmas Dinner Dance, Jan. 8, 1-6 p.m. Cost: $30 adults. Cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, wine, beer and music by Dennis Polisky and Maestro’s Mens Polka Band. Advance tickets only. Call 229-1663.

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