The Knights of Columbus Council No. 5911 had its annual St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Party, March 11 at the annex of St. Anastasia parish in Douglaston. Proceeds from this event go to various charities supported by the Knights. Above, front row from left, Raffaele Mastromarco, Michael Proto, Grand Knight Fred Bedell, William Cawley and Joseph Abt; back row, Michael DiOrio, Leonardo Samatino, John Ahern, Giuseppe Petruso, Pat McGonigle and Ralph DiSala. (Photo courtesy Fred Bedell)
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The Catherine Laboure Special Education Program is planning a gala event at the Bay Ridge Manor on April 2. Enjoy an afternoon of live music, dinner and raffles galore. Tickets are $70, and support this special education ministry in Brooklyn and Queens.
For tickets, contact Barbara at 718-449-1857.
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If you are looking to deepen your friendship with Jesus, consider taking part in “Inner Peace in Friendship with Jesus,” a First Spiritual Exercises retreat at St. Sebastian parish, Woodside.
Set to begin March 28, this retreat experience in the Ignatian tradition includes six days of prayer at home and five group sessions on Tuesday evenings through April 25. For more information, call 718-899-3341 ext. 141.
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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Williamsburg, is pleased to host a special production, “The Parable of the Prodigal Son,” on Thursday, March 30.
Presented by Anthony Gentile, a charismatic Catholic speaker, the performance is set to run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 718-384-0223.
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The Bridge to Life is celebrating its 25th anniversary and honoring Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at its gala dinner at Leonard’s Palazzo, Great Neck, L.I., on Sunday, April 30. A Flushing-based pro-life pregnancy resource center, The Bridge to Life serves families throughout the city.
Support The Bridge to Life by joining volunteers, friends and family for its gala event, featuring a cocktail hour, dinner, music, dancing, an open bar and raffles. To reserve your tickets, call 718-463-1810 or email email@example.com.
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Ladies, make the most of this coming Eastertide. Spend three days growing in faith, connecting with others who wish to do the same and finding the strength to speak God’s Word in your home and community at a Women’s Cursillo Retreat.
The next local retreat is set for April 27-30 at St. Josaphat’s Retreat House in Glen Cove, L.I. Contact Beth Barker at 631-831-6074 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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St. Anselm Catholic Academy, Bay Ridge, is having a spring homecoming event April 1. Alumni, parents and past teachers are invited to attend a complimentary cocktail party and enjoy student-guided tours of the school building from 6 to 9 p.m. Call John Thomas at 347-853-4246, or Linda Gallagher-Lomanto at 917-733-6764.
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Looking for a family-friendly Lenten event? Head to St. Pancras Church in Glendale, where the community is planning a Lenten Fish Fry and Living Stations of the Cross on March 31 starting at 5 p.m. in the academy cafeteria.
Knights of Columbus from Msgr. Sherman Council No. 5103 and the Glendale Kiwanis Club are sponsoring the fish fry. Tickets are $8 per person and include fish, fries, coleslaw, soda, water, coffee and cake. All proceeds benefit the church.
At 7:30 p.m., St. Pancras students will present the Living Stations of the Cross in church.
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Chanticleer Is Coming to Brooklyn
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the Grammy-award winning a cappella ensemble Chanticleer will be in Downtown Brooklyn for one performance only at the Oratory Church of St. Boniface April 29.
The California-based group will present “My Secret Heart,” a program of sacred and contemporary songs of love, including poetry from the Song of Songs. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40.
For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com, and type in “Chanticleer at the Oratory.” (Photo: Chanticleer)