Tablet TALK

Forest Hills Parish Installs New Servers

A dozen new altar servers were recently commissioned at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Forest Hills. Msgr. John McGuirl, pastor, stands in the front row with, from left, Andrea Petri, Irene Mele, Thomas Fischer, Isabella Sardinas, Thalia Gianni, Kameryn King, Francisco Alarcon and Father Grzegorz Stasiak, parochial vicar. In the back row, from left, are: Matthew Duca, Krysten Dorotan, Mason Calidonio, Sofia Tavares and Claire Freeley

(Photo courtesy AnnaMarie Prono)

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The Golden Age Club at Mary’s Nativity-St. Ann parish, Flushing, is taking a bus trip to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, Manorville, L.I., May 24.
The day begins with an 8:30 a.m. departure from Mary’s Nativity, and includes Mass concelebrated by Father Louis DeGaetano, and lunch at the Milleridge Inn. The cost is $55 per person for bus and lunch. For more information, call 718-359-5996.

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Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto will officially install Msgr. Joseph P. Calise as pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka and Transfiguration parish, Maspeth, on May 23 at a 7 p.m. Mass.

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Sister Loretta

Jamaica Estates parishioners will remember their beloved “Sister of the Neighborhood,” Sister Loretta Murphy (Sister John Muriel), C.S.J., with a memorial Mass at Immaculate Conception Church on May 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Sister Loretta passed onto her eternal reward in May of last year. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Call 718-739-0880.

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All alumni of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (OLBS), Bayside, are invited to celebrate 65 years of OLBS School and welcome the new OLBS Academy on Saturday, May 13.
Start with the 5 p.m. Mass, then tour the school, reconnect with old friends, meet the current staff and board, and join alumni for a light dinner and refreshments. Tickets are $30 per person and are available at eventbrite.com, or contact OLBSReunion2017@gmail.com.

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The Kings County Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians are hosting a Nite at the Races at Resurrection parish, Gerritsen Beach, May 20.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first race is 7:30 p.m. Ten races for $25. Entry fee includes hot food, beverages and beer. Enjoy raffles and 50/50s.
Event benefits Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School for children with autism spectrum disorders, located on Resurrection’s parish grounds. For reservations, contact Rose Coulson at 347-866-1848.

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After a very successful spring craft sale, the Ladies’ Arts and Crafts Group of Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park, donated $875 to the parish.

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Save the date for “Under the Brooklyn Sky,” a fundraising dinner to benefit Mercy Home, June 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Mercy Home’s “Plant-Grow-Give” urban organic farming program. For tickets, contact Helen Stewart at HStewart@mercyhomeny.org.

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Still looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift?
Tickets are available for St. Bernard Drama Club’s upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in Mill Basin. Performances are scheduled for May 19 and 20 at 7 p.m.; and May 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are just $10. To reserve your seats, call 718-763-5533.

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Leinbach

Treat yourself to a free, fully-staged performance of the comic opera “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) on May 10 in Sunset Park.
Regina Opera Company presents this “sneak-peek” performance at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Melanie Leinbach, seen at right, stars as the female protagonist Adina. The show will be performed in Italian with English super-titles and piano accompaniment.
For more information, visit reginaopera.org; email info@reginaopera.org or call 718-259-2772.

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Holy Family parish in Flushing is planning a pilgrimage to the Fatima Blue Army Shrine in Washington, N.J., May 13. Call Angie at 917-362-3946 or Gus at 718-468-2212.

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