Life Center Honors Msgr. Reilly

The Life Center of New York will honor Msgr. Philip J. Reilly, pro-life champion and founder of the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, during its annual dinner Oct. 28, 4 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor.

Around the Diocese Sept. 29

This week’s listing includes events in Brooklyn and Queens through the end of September and throughout October

Our Lady of Velankanni Feast in Queens Village

Our Lady of Lourdes in Queens Village is celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Velankanni/Our Lady of Good Health. The novena runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. in the chapel.

Father Tolton Drama Comes to Queens

The diocesan Vicariate for Black Catholic Concerns will host the “Tolton: From Slave to Priest,” at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Queens Village. Born a slave in Missouri in 1854, Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton became the first African-American Catholic priest ordained in the United States.