In honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of animals, St. Pancras School in Glendale hosted an assembly with Bobbi and the Strays, a Glendale- and Long Island-based animal shelter and adoption organization.
The school community learned how volunteers rescue, care for and find loving homes for stray animals. Children even had the chance to pet Mr. Trouble (who was really no trouble at all). Students were proud to present $480, which they raised during September, to benefit this community organization.
(Photos courtesy St. Pancras School)
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Dr. George Mussalli, director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, will be the guest speaker when the Bay Ridge-based Life Center of NY hosts its annual dinner at the Bay Ridge Manor on Sunday, Oct. 23. Tickets are $65. For tickets and details, call 718-748-4992.
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Save the date for the parish of St. Teresa of Avila-St. Anthony of Padua’s Christmas Fair, set for Dec. 4. Purchase Christmas gifts and take photos with Santa while enjoying raffles, refreshments and fellowship with neighbors in South Ozone Park. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. so arrive early because the fun ends by 2:30 p.m. Call 718-322-5547 for details.
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The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn hosts its annual social and dance on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. Members and guests will dance to Irish and international tunes played by Frank Keegan accompanied by Mary G. in the auditorium of St. Patrick’s Church, Bay Ridge.
Coffee, tea, beer, soda and Irish soda bread will be served.
This year’s honoree is Peter Lovett, who served many years as club treasurer and has been active in various activities. Tickets are $30 and may be obtained by calling Mary Nolan, 718-833-3405, or Mary Lennon, 917-520-2868.
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Experience the major events of the Blessed Mother’s life in drama and song when the Glenn Mohr Chorale performs “Mary Remembers” at St. Fidelis Church in College Point Oct. 23. The two-hour performance begins at 4 p.m. in the church. Call 718-445-6164.
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The Spanish Cursillo Movement will host a Diocesan Ultreya on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. in St. Rita’s Church, Long Island City. Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann will celebrate the Mass. All are welcome.
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Pumpkin carving, face painting, sack racing, games and more will be part of the fun during Family Harvest Day at St. Laurence Church, East New York, on Saturday, Oct. 29. Get to know the parish family at St. Laurence during this family-friendly event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The cost is just $5 in advance, or $7 at the door. For more information, call German Medina, 917-753-8216.
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This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to Juan Rodriguez, pastoral associate and faith formation director at Queen of Angels parish in Sunnyside, who will be recognized on Oct. 18 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month along with other Hispanic and Latino community leaders in Queens by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. The ceremony will be held at Thalia Theater in Sunnyside.
National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, is an opportunity to recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Rodriguez is the founder of the Defenders of the Holy Trinity, a ministry dedicated to evangelize Catholic youth and young adults in New York, and teaching them how to live and defend their faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church.
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The Little Sisters of the Poor in Queens Village invite Tablet TALK readers to join them for a Vigil of All Saints, on Monday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
This alternative Halloween celebration will highlight the following saints: Elizabeth of the Trinity, Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio, Maria Elizabeth Hesselbed and Alfonso Fusco, and include night prayer, a candlelight procession and refreshments. Call 718-464-4920.