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Families, Fathers & Children Honor Sister Ellen

(Photo: courtesy Families, Fathers & Children Ministry)

As she marked 31 years of service as the director of religious education at St. Augustine Church in Park Slope, Sister Ellen Glavey, R.S.M., was honored at a champagne brunch given by the prison ministry at St. Augustine’s – Families, Fathers & Children, for which she has been a strong supporter.

This is the third milestone for Sister Ellen this summer. The first was being honored by the diocese for 60 years as a religious sister, and the second was her 79th birthday. And now, she is passing the torch and choosing her next adventure.

Front row, from left, Ellen Edelman, Sister Ellen, Dianne and James Palmaro; back row, from left, Bob Biegen, Diane Montmarano, Dmitriy Babayev and Tom Wargo.

Snacks are needed for children at the Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry in Gravesend. They need small boxes of snacks, cookies and juice boxes. Donations can be brought to the Pastoral Ministry office any day from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Do you need a nun to pray for you or your intention?

The Sister Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará, a contemplative order of nuns cloistered in Borough Park, are happy to help you out. Just let them know what you need by visiting the diocesan website at

You can also pray for others who choose to make their petition public and help them know you are supporting them by clicking the “I prayed for you” box.

Do you have neighbors who are elderly or sick? During the summer’s hot weather, it is a good idea to check on them periodically to see that they are okay and if they might need something from the store or pharmacy. It is important that everyone drinks enough liquids to remain hydrated. Call 911 in an emergency.

This week’s Tip of the Tablet Talk Top Hat goes to Victor Cosme.

Cosme is an usher from Our Lady of Grace, Gravesend. He was also given the honor of throwing the first pitch for the Cyclones on July 22.

The Women’s Book Club at Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge, is getting together on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. to discuss “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste NG.

The Magnificat Day of Thanksgiving will be held at Kings Theater in Flatbush Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The day will be filled with the same prayerful approach to beauty characteristic of the monthly Magnificat publication. The day will include talks by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Bishop Robert Barron, Father Peter John Cameron and Scott Hahn. It will also feature great classical art and music including symphonic meditation performed by a word class symphony orchestra and choir. Relics of St. Teresa of Lisieux and her parents, Saints Louis and Zelie Martin will be available for veneration. Group rates available.

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