St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council No. 5911 in Douglaston, held its installation of officers on Sept. 13 at the annex next to St. Anastasia Church. Frederick R. Bedell Jr. serves as the council’s Grand Knight. Other officers include Michael DiOrio, deputy grand knight; Giuseppe Petruso, chancellor; Michael Proto, warden; August Randazzo, financial secretary; Richard Turello, recorder; Frank Ruggieri, treasurer; Stephen Buzzerio, inside guard; Rafael Mastromarco, outside guard; Ralph DiScala, advocate; and Martin Aversa, Joseph Stock and Leonardo Sabatino as trustees. Father William McLaughlin serves as chaplain. Also pictured: St. Anastasia’s pastor, Msgr. Anthony Sherman and parochial vicar, Father Mark Bristol. (Photo courtesy Frederick R. Bedell Jr.)
Get your car washed for a good cause Sunday, Oct. 2. The Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council No. 481, located at 86th St. and 13th Ave. in Dyker Heights, is hosting a charity car wash to benefit local food banks. The cost is only $5 for a car and $10 for an SUV/truck.
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From Here to Haiti, a nonprofit that raises funds for the benefit of people in Haiti, will host an Afternoon Gala on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. at Terrace on the Park, Flushing. Tickets are $100 per person, and they must be purchased in advance. For tickets, call Patricia Brintle, president, 646-209-3891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Sacred Encounters: Bridging Hope and Faith” is the theme of Calvary Hospital’s 10th annual Spiritual Care Day, Oct. 19. For the first time, the hospital will host this event with Fordham University’s Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center and the Collaborative for Palliative Care.
The day will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus in Manhattan. Speakers will include Calvary Hospital’s Dr. Michael J. Brescia; Sister Kathleen Deignan, C.N.D., Ph.D., Iona College; and Mark P. Freeman, Ph.D., College of the Holy Cross.
Experts will lead workshops on topics such as: mindfulness/complementary clinical modalities; sacred space/concept of home for patients near the end of life; research concepts: spirituality and healthcare outcomes; psychological suffering and delirium at the end of life; and pain management.
Doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains/pastoral care providers in all settings, and other health care professionals are welcome.
To register, go to calvaryhospital.org or email email@example.com by Oct. 14.
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Enjoy a “Night on the Orient Express” without leaving Brooklyn. That’s the theme of Our Lady of Grace parish’s card party, set for Friday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Father Cutrone Gym in Gravesend. The cost is $35 and includes a hot buffet, dessert, wine bar, games and 50/50. For tickets, call 718-627-2020.
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Sister Ave Clark, O.P. and her Heart to Heart Ministry will conduct a parish mission at St. Francis of Assisi-St.Blaise Church, Crown Heights, with the theme “Hearts of Mercy,” Sept. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
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Five HeartShare residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities were driven from their group home in Staten Island, when it was gutted in a fire last month. The home will require major rehabilitation due to water and smoke damage. The women who lived there are now in temporary housing. Repairs may take over six months said Linda Tempel, HeartShare executive director.
The women lost all clothing and personal items in the fire. Before temperatures drop, the women need to replace their winter coats, shoes, boots and accessories.
HeartShare estimates it will cost $50,000 to replace the five ladies’ essential items as well as cover costs for their temporary housing.
Donations for these women may be made via heartshare.org/donate, or HeartShare Human Services, 12 MetroTech Center, 29th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Attn: Moore Residence Recovery.
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“Following the Pathway to Love” is the theme of an upcoming talk to be given by Bryan Mercier Oct. 1. Sponsored by the Catholic Fellowship of NYC, the talk begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan. Mercier’s talk will focus on four levels of love: attraction, desire, goodwill and marital love as well as discuss some common pitfalls in dating and what it takes to reach happily-ever-after. The suggested donation for the event is $10. For more details, email Toan B. Chu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our Lady of the Snows School in North Floral Park closed in June, and reopened as Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy Sept. 1. Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto visited the parish and academy to celebrate its new beginning with Mass on Sept. 13. The bishop also blessed and installed the new safety patrol. The student group is responsible for monitoring hallways and parking lot during arrival and dismissal times.