Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria held its 175th anniversary dinner/dance at Riccardo’s by the Bridge on Oct. 8 with close to 200 parishioners in attendance.
Among the clergy in attendance, from left to right, were Father Wlad Kubrak, parochial vicar; retired Father Joe Pham, who served the parish for 34 years in residence; Father John Harrington, who is in residence; Bishop Raymond Chappetto, a native son; Bishop Paul Sanchez, a former pastor; Father Peter Nguyen, parochial vicar and Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, pastor. This distinguished group is standing behind arrangements of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the parish crest made by the Mexican community floral committee. (Photo: Kenrick Bobb)
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This Saturday, Oct. 22, St. John’s University’s School of Law is partnering with the local Navy Operational Support Center to host the 2016 Vets and Pets Charity 5K Run/Walk on the university’s Jamaica campus.
Race begins at 10 a.m. and proceeds will go to the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation and local animal shelters. Entry fee: $15. Enter at Gate 1.
For more details, e-mail Maureen Mulligan-Gillespie at email@example.com.
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On Tuesdays in November, Msgr. Fernando Ferrarese will present “Viva Verdi: Explorations and Celebration of the Great Master,” three evenings exploring the work of the great Italian opera composer.
Classes will explore Verdi’s early and middle period (Nov. 1) and his late period (Nov. 8). Sessions are free and will be held in Immaculate Conception’s lower church, Astoria, at 7 p.m.
Series will culminate Nov. 22 with a trip to the Metropolitan Opera for a performance of Verdi’s “Aida.” Reservations for the show may be made at the first class. Call 718-728-1613.
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Shred old papers, donate clean used clothing, get rid of any old televisions, computers and electronics, this Saturday, Oct. 22.
State Sen. Martin Golden is partnering with non-profit and governmental agencies to offer free shredding, electronic-waste recycling and clothing donation services in the parking lot of Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the senator’s office at 718-238-6044.
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A recital of works by French composers will be performed at St. Francis Xavier Church, Park Slope, by parish organist Michael Kaminski on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. General admission is $20; $10 for seniors and students. Proceeds will go to the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Guild of Organists’ scholarship fund.
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Dr. Kenneth L. Parker will present the Brooklyn Oratory of St. Boniface’s annual Baronius Lecture in Church History on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
The Brooklyn Heights church sponsors this lecture, which is titled, “The Sense of the Faithful in the Development of Doctrine: John Henry Newman’s Influence in the Era of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.”
Dr. Parker, whose research includes studies of Newman, currently serves as interim executive director of the National Institute for Newman Studies. For details, contact the Oratory Church at 718-875-2096.
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Get your little ones’ costumes ready! Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ is sponsoring its second annual Halloween Bash at Our Lady of Solace Church, Coney Island, on Oct. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gym.
This free event, hosted by CCBQ’s Community Program Services, will include a pumpkin patch, activity stations, crafts, information resources and snacks for children, ages 5-12.
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This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to all who supported the 21st annual Golf Classic of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., last month. More than $188,000 was raised to support the Sisters’ mission and ministries.
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Anyone who has recently lost a loved one is invited to attend a Memorial Prayer Service in the Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor, on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.
Sponsored by the parish’s Bereavement Ministry, the service will be followed by light refreshments.
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Regina Opera Company presents its “Gotta Sing” Concert” on Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park.
This two-hour concert of opera arias and ensembles and Broadway hit tunes will be performed by Regina Opera’s five leading singers: Zhanna Alkhazova (inset) and Sabrina Palladino, sopranos; Lara Tillotson, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Sloman, tenor; and Andrew Cummings, baritone. Accompanying the singers will be flutist Richard Paratley, and pianist Maxine Feldman.
Tickets are $12 for general admission; $5 for teens and free for children. For tickets and more information, call 718-259-2772 or visit www.reginaopera.org.
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