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Former Miss New York Visits Glendale Academy

Sacred Heart Catholic Academy in Glendale recently welcomed Miss New York State 2016 Camille Sims to raise awareness about her platform, ensuring wellness and fostering food justice. She spoke to students about social and food justice, nutrition and eating healthy. Sims is pictured above, second from left, with Sacred Heart students and Principal Joanne Gangi. (Photo courtesy Helen Tierney-Palmeri)

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Celebrate 65 years of education at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Bayside. A reunion for all graduates is planned for May 13.

Join fellow alumni, parishioners and friends for 5 p.m. Mass. A light dinner and refreshments will follow. Tickets are $30 per person. RSVP by emailing OLBSReunion2017@gmail.com.

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Treat yourself to A Night at the Races at Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, on Friday, April 28. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the first race starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes coffee, tea and cookies. Hot food will be available for purchase, and there will be a cash bar. For reservations, call 718-238-5045.

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Archbishop Molloy H.S. in Briarwood will host a memorial event to celebrate the life of one of its beloved late alumnae, Karina Vetrano. A member of the school’s first coed graduating class in 2004, Vetrano was tragically killed in August 2016 while jogging in Howard Beach.

Molloy, with the support of the Vetrano family and friends of Karina, will remember her with a vigil and relay walk/run event.

The vigil and relay will begin on June 23 at 8 p.m. and continue through to the next morning. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. and breakfast will follow. At the conclusion of the event, the Marist Brothers will dedicate a permanent memorial at the school to remember Vetrano’s life.

Money will also be raised to help Molloy establish the Karina Vetrano Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships for deserving young women who are entering Molloy in her memory.

Individuals interested in signing up to participate in the memorial event or donating to memorial scholarship fund should visit www.molloyhs.org/karina or call 718-441-9210.

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On April 30, St. Augustine Church in Park Slope will host its annual Parish Social Fundraiser to support its sister parish of St. Andre in Dufort, Haiti.

All are welcome to this pot luck event, featuring raffles, music, entertainment and dancing from 3 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium at St. Francis Xavier parish. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For tickets, call 718-783-3132.

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Men between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to learn more about the life of the Passionists at their Immaculate Conception Monastery in Jamaica Estates.

Join the Passionists for an Evening of Prayer and Supper on April 28 at 5 p.m. To attend, contact Father Jim Barry, C.P. at 872-305-3186.

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The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, L.I., will host their 16th annual Beauty of the Spirit Luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, L.I., on Friday, June 23, at 11:30 a.m. The annual luncheon celebrates the spirit and strength of women.

This year’s keynote speaker is Sister Honora Nolty, O.P., director of development at RENEW International in Plainfield, N.J., a Catholic organization fostering spiritual renewal, evangelization, catechesis and faith formation through small Christian communities.

Carol Silva, News 12 Long Island anchor and journalist, will return to emcee this year’s event.
Tickets are $75 and reservations are due June 16. Proceeds benefit the retired and elderly Sisters of St. Dominic.

For tickets and additional information, contact Susan Jappell at 631-842-6000 ext. 246.

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