Sister Mary Preenika Dabrera, C.S.J., a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Clinton Hill, professed her final vows of chastity, poverty and obedience with the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., at the Sacred Heart Chapel in the Motherhouse on Oct. 15.
Sister Mary Preenika, 35, moved with her sister to New York from Sri Lanka when she was 18, and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph novitiate in May 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational management from St. Joseph’s College in 2014. She currently works as a clinical pastoral education (CPE) student at New York Methodist Hospital, Park Slope.
Pictured, from left, Sisters Mary Walsh, Virginia Murtha, Mary Preenika and Congregation President Sister Helen Kearney on the day of Sister Mary Preenika’s final vows. (Photo: Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, via Facebook)
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Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq will be visiting St. Columba Church, Marine Park, for a Night of Praise and Worship with healing prayers and songs on Friday, Nov. 11.
Sponsored by the diocesan Charismatic Renewal and hosted by the parish prayer group, the evening begins at 7:30 p.m. and Revelation 23 will provide the music. For more details, call Josephine at 718-377-4101.
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The Little Sisters of the Poor in Queens Village will host their annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Queen of Peace Residence.
Find handmade gifts for all ages and occasions at the fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the residents of Queen of Peace.
For more information, call 718-464-1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Father Kavungal Davy, C.M.I., pastor of St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus, Greenpoint, has been named delegate superior of the new Carmelites of Mary Immaculate religious community delegation in the U.S. and Canada, which was established earlier this month.
Among the 2,000 priests in the C.M.I. community, 110 are currently serving in the U.S. and Canada. Six of them serve in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.
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Love to craft or bake? Have something you make that is uniquely yours?
Maybe it’s time to share your creations. Vendors are wanted for a Craft Fair and Bake Sale, Dec. 3-4 at St. Thomas the Apostle parish, Woodhaven. To reserve your space, call the parish at 718-847-1353.
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Peter Lovett, treasurer of the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, will be honored when the club hosts its annual social and dance, Nov. 6 at St. Patrick’s parish, Bay Ridge.
Event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and will feature Irish and international tunes as well as light refreshments. Tickets are $30. Call Mary Nolan, 718-833-3405, or Mary Lennon, 917-520-2868.
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This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to the Catherine Laboure Special Education Program in Canarsie for raising awareness about breast cancer this month.
Dressed in pink with Principal Mary Nafash, above, the students took laps around the school gym to raise awareness about this deadly disease. They also held a cupcake sale. In all, students collected over $100 that will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Way to go! (Photo courtesy of Catherine Laboure School)