Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese: Dec. 8, 2018


St. Bernard, Mill Basin — Christmas Tree Lighting, Dec. 8, after 5 p.m. Mass. Caroling and hot chocolate outside of church.

Good Shepherd, Marine Park — Fall Chamber Music Series, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. featuring Handel’s “Messiah.” Choir, orchestra and soloists. Free-will offering.

Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush/Ditmas Park — Trilingual Mass for Parish Feast, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. in English, Spanish, and Creole. Reception to follow.

Visitation Monastery, Bay Ridge — Latin Mass, Dec. 9, 5 p.m.

St. Dominic, Bensonhurst – Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 9, 12 p.m. procession, 1 p.m. Mass and fiesta.

Good Shepherd, Marine Park — Father Devlin’s Book Club, Dec. 10. Book: “The Lost Wife,” by A. Richman.

St. Frances Cabrini, Bath Beach — Advent Evening of Prayer: Star of Peace, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Sister Ave Clark O.P.

St. Mark, Sheepshead Bay — Rosary Society’s Annual Christmas Dinner, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. at Gargiulos. $55. Call 891-3100.

St. Ephrem, Bay Ridge — Bereavement Support Group, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. in the spirituality center. Call Sister Ann, 921-9518.

Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge — Men’s Book Club, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Book: “Wait Till Next Year” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

St. Francis Xavier, Park Slope — Lessons and Carols and Christmas Tree Lighting. Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Seasonal readings, carols and choral masterworks. Free. Call 638-1880.

St. Peter Academy, Bath Beach — Drama Club presents “Elf the Musical,” Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $10, available at the door or order in advance by visiting the school.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands — Advent Retreat, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. Presenter: Father Joseph Fonti.

St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights — Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. catechesis; 12 p.m. Mass. Homilist: Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros. All welcome, or watch live on NET-TV (encore at 10:30 p.m.).

Our Lady of the Presentation, Brownsville — Mini Brunch Retreat: Mary Light of Love, Dec. 13, after 9 a.m. Mass with Sister Ave Clark, O.P.

St. Jerome, East Flatbush — Advent Retreat, Dec. 13-15, 7-9:30 p.m. with Father Richard McAlear, O.M.I.,

St. Gregory the Great, Crown Heights — Mini Brunch Retreat: Jesus is Born, Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m. with Sister Ave Clark, O.P.

St. Brigid, Bushwick — Simbang Gabi, Dec. 15-23, 7 p.m.

St. Peter Academy, Bath Beach – Christmas Boutique, Dec. 15, 2-8 p.m., and Dec. 16, 2-5 p.m. Call 372-0025.

Our Lady of Czestochowa-St. Casimir, Park Slope – Pierogi and Bake Sale, Dec. 16, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Homemade baked goods.



Holy Family, Fresh Meadows – Listening Session on Racism, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sponsored by diocesan Commission on Racism and Social Justice. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

St. Bartholomew, Elmhurst — Couples Retreat, Dec. 8, 9 a.m – 5 p.m. in parish gym. Free.

Our Lady of the Angelus, Rego Park — Mass for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dec. 8, 12 p.m. Followed by music and concert.

Sacred Heart, Glendale — Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. Call 821- 6434 for details.

St. Bartholomew, Elmhurst — Chinese Mass, Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills — Children’s Liturgy: The Gospel According to Puppets! Dec. 9, 10 a.m. Mass for children up to fourth grade.

St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights — Flea Market and Craft Fair, Dec. 9, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

St. Josaphat, Bayside — Spanish Charismatic Renewal, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. Celebrating the vespers of Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day with mariachis and tamales.

St. Anastasia, Douglaston — Healing Mass, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

Ascension Church, Elmhurst — Simbang Gabi, Dec. 14-22, 7:30 p.m.

Our Lady of the Angelus, Rego Park — Divino Nino Celebration, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston — Jeremiah Project’s High School Discernment Group, Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m. – Dec. 15, 1 p.m. To register, call 827-3454.

St. Mel, Flushing — Defensive Driving Course, Dec. 15. Cost: $45. To register, call 886-0201.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village — Simbang Gabi, Dec. 15-23, 7:30 p.m.

Immaculate Conception, Jamaica Estates — Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 15. Rosary procession at 5 p.m.; bilingual Mass at 5:30 p.m. Pot luck after Mass. Flowers for Blessed Mother welcomed.

Corpus Christi, Woodside — Simbang Gabi, Dec. 15-23, 7 p.m.

American Martyrs, Bayside — Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. Call 464-4582.

Our Lady of the Snows, N. Floral Park – Christmas Caroling Procession, Dec. 15, 6 p.m. free pony rides; 6:30 p.m. street procession. Tree lighting and refreshments follow. Rain date: Dec. 22.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bayside – Advent Taizé Prayer Service, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Meditative candlelit service with chants, prayers of praise and intercession. Call 428-2200.

St. Mary, Long Island City – Advent Concert, Dec. 16, 4 p.m.

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