Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese: Dec. 2, 2017


Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park — Healing Mass, Exposition and Holy Hour, Dec. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the lower church. Call 492-9200.

Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush — Communion Mass/ Breakfast, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. with Msgr. Joseph Malagreca and Father Alonzo Cox. Music: People of Praise. Donation: $15. Theme: “You already have a Christian vocation.” Call 434-2090.

St. Brendan, Midwood — Christmas Fair, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Breakfast with Santa, 12-3 p.m. $10, includes photo with Santa; Christmas Fair, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands – Christmas Fair and Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $10. Benefits Youth Group.

St. Andrew the Apostle, Bay Ridge — Christmas Fair, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 680-1010.

Resurrection, Gerritsen Beach – Christmas Boutique, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ornaments, jewelry, glass, knitted and crocheted items. Call 743-7234.

Good Shepherd, Marine Park — Classical Music Concert Series, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. featuring Duo Cantabile, guitar and soprano. Free.

Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush/Ditmas Park — Young Adult Liturgy, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Jesuits. Fellowship follows. Call 434-2090.

Our Lady of Peace, Gowanus/Park Slope — Traditional Latin Mass, Dec. 3 and every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Missalettes with translation available. Call Dorothy, 836-0804, or Joan, 238-7280.

St. Joseph the Worker, Windsor Terrace — Holiday Sale, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., photos with Santa, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Vendors wanted. Call 768-7629 or 347-432-6721.

St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights —Christmas Fair, Dec. 3, with Santa, 12-3 p.m. Call 833-1010.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Kensington — Pakistani Ministry’s 25th Anniversary mass, Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Mass and reception. Celebrant: Bishop James Massa.

Holy Name of Jesus, Park Slope — Solemn High Mass, First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Celebrant: Father Joseph Zwosta.

Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge — Women’s Book Club. Dec. 4, 1 p.m. Book: “Firefly Lane” by Kristin Hannah.

St. Saviour, Park Slope — Book Club, Dec. 6, 7:30-9 p.m. Book: “Saint Maybe” by Anne Tyler.

Good Shepherd, Marine Park — Classical Music Concert Series, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. Handel’s “Messiah” featuring a full orchestra, choir and soloists. Free.


St. Adalbert, Elmhurst — One Night in Bethlehem, Dec. 2, after 5 p.m. Mass in yard. Nativity through the eyes of St. Francis and St. Clare, with live animals. Arrive by 4 p.m. for children’s petting zoo.

St. Mary’s, Long Island City — Messiah Concert, featuring the Long Island Choral Society, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, along with Hallelujah Chorus, carols and string quartet. Free-will offering. Call 786-0705.

St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose — Christmas Craft Sale, Dec. 2; 12-5 p.m.; Dec. 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Oak Room. Proceeds go to charity.

St. Mary’s Long Island City — Messiah Concert, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. Long Island Choral Society returns to sing Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. Call 472-2015.

St. Josaphat, Bayside — Christmas Craft Sale, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Dec. 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Handmade centerpieces, cemetery cones, crosses, wreaths and jewelry, Polish fare.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Ridgewood – Memorial Mass and Plaque Unveiling for Msgr. George M. Schuster, pastor emeritus, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. Celebrant: Bishop Octavio Cisneros.

St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows — Christmas Concerts, Dec. 8 and 9, 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $5, in advance or at the door.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Academy, Bayside — Very Merry Christmas Boutique, Dec. 7, 12-9 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Forest Hills — Christmas Concert, Dec. 10, 4 p.m. Featuring the Oratorio Society of Queen, Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens, guests soloists and music director David Close. Cost: $30, $10 under age 12. Call 268-6251.

St. Mary’s, Long Island City — Nativity Pageant, Dec. 10 presents by parish youth. Free. Call 786-0705.

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.

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

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.