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Fancy Footwork Earns Gold For Forest Hills Students

Eighth-grade dancers at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy, Forest Hills, danced away with gold at the ballroom dancing “Colors of the Rainbow” competition, sponsored by Dancing Classrooms. Students competed against top-notch dancers from schools around the city. Representing Our Lady of Mercy were: Devin Arasa, Seamus Brady, Stefano DeLeonardis, Chiyoko Goya, Sophia Gregory, Anna Heinz, Sarah Kilkenny, Luca Medina, Camila Melgar, Esha Sett, Mark Sulewski and Owen Tan. As the Violet Team, the students shined with elegance, talent, team spirit and confidence. (Photos courtesy Dana McCann)

 

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Single, Catholic women, ages 16 to 38, are invited to live the Paschal Triduum, April 13-16, with the Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Ann’s Novitiate, Queens Village. Deepen your relationship with Jesus and discover the beauty of consecrated life with other women who are seriously seeking the Lord. To register, call 718-464-4920 or email vocationsbrooklyn@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

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From Here to Haiti will host its annual Art Show Fundraiser, featuring the works of over 75 Haitian and international artists, April 22 and 23, 1 to 6 p.m. in Whitestone. A special collector’s preview will be held April 21. For details, contact Patricia Brintle of St. Luke’s Church, Whitestone, at 646-209-2891.

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Join the good people of Blessed Sacrament parish, Cypress Hills, for a Seder Meal on Monday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to understand the meaning of the Passover meal and share in the typical food. Donation: $20. To attend, call 718-827-1200.

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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, pilgrims are welcome to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima at Visitation Monastery in Bay Ridge, May 13.
Visitation Sisters are planning a 1 p.m. Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel, celebrated by Father Stephen Saffron, followed by a rosary procession to the shrine on the monastery grounds. Refreshments will follow.

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A Life in the Spirit Seminar is being planned at Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village, April 29-30. For complete details, call 718-479-5111.

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Save the date for “Under the Brooklyn Sky,” a fundraising dinner to benefit Mercy Home, June 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farm in the U.S., and proceeds from this event will benefit Mercy Home’s “Plant-Grow-Give” urban organic farming program.
For ticket information, contact Helen Stewart at HStewart@mercyhomeny.org.

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Regina Opera Company hosts its 47th anniversary Gala Concert on Sunday, April 2 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help school auditorium, Sunset Park.
The two-hour show begins at 3 p.m. and will feature selections from “I Pagliacci,” “Marriage of Figaro” and “The Magic Flute,” as well as opera arias in several languages, Italian songs and Broadway tunes.
For tickets and details, visit reginaopera.org; email info@reginaopera; or call 718-259-2772.

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The Catholic Adults of Brooklyn will be having a “Motown Dance” on Saturday, April 29 at Our Lady of Grace parish in Gravesend. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. for an evening of DJ music, dancing, buffet, unlimited beer, wine and soda. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets, contact Lou at 718-376-2441.

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Father Heanue

Father Chris Heanue will be the featured speaker at Theology on Tap at The Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights, May 24.
The evening begins at 7 p.m. and Father Heanue’s topic will be: “Communicating the Faith – Speak Softly and Leave the Big Stick at Home!” Email Paul Morisi at pmorisi@diobrook.org for details.

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