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Friends, Parishioners and Stylish Centenarians

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Parishioners and friends from St. Rita’s Church, East New York, Everarda “Belen” Levy, left, and Corine “Grandmama” Sears, right, marked their 103 and 102 birthdays, respectively, this year. Father Luis Laverde, St. Rita’s pastor, celebrated a special Mass in late June honoring the parish’s most senior members. Afterwards, the clergy and congregation sang “Happy Birthday” to this stylish duo, gave them floral bouquets and enjoyed a beautiful cake in the church hall. (Photo courtesy Myriam Pagan Colon)

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Seek the intercession of St. Rocco this Sunday, Aug. 14 at Our Lady of the Snows parish, N. Floral Park. In anticipation of his Aug. 16 feast day, the parish honors this patron of the sick and suffering with a 3 p.m. novena and street procession, followed by Mass at 5 p.m. with Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. All are welcome.

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Msgr. Theo Joseph will be the guest speaker at a Night of Praise and Worship, sponsored by the diocesan Charismatic Renewal, this Friday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, East Flatbush. The focus of the evening will be Jeremiah 29:11, and all are invited to give glory to God in praise, worship, teaching, song and healing prayer. Call 718-377-4101.

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Did you know? The Haitian Charismatic Prayer Group celebrates a monthly Mass in French Creole at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Queens Village. This month, the Mass is set for Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel.

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The Brooklyn Irish American Parade Committee will observe the feast of Our Lady of Knock on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Holy Name Church, Park Slope. Members will gather to pray the rosary and crown the Queen of Ireland at 5 p.m., followed by 5:30 p.m. Mass. Afterwards, there will be a rose laying at the memorial for the unborn, a video about Our Lady and refreshments in Shepherd’s Hall.

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Our Lady of Grace, Gravesend, is celebrating its 80th anniversary on Sept. 25 with an 11:45 a.m. Mass and celebration in the Father Cutrone Gym. Tickets are still available at the rectory. Call 718-627-2020.

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The Knights of Columbus at Columbus Council No. 126 are planning a Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the grotto on the council’s grounds at 3501 Nostrand Ave.

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The 28th annual Police Officer Christopher Hoban Memorial Run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. at Hoban’s alma mater, Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge.
The event, which is sponsored by the Xaverian Police Alumni, features the 5-mile run, kids dashes and the Tina Hoban Hat Walk. There is a party following the run featuring awards, T-shirts, music, barbecue, raffles and children’s activities. To register, contact Xaverian H.S.’s Advancement Office at 718-836-7100 ext. 167 or hobanrun@xaverian.org.

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Catholic Charities’ Bereavement Services is hosting a training workshop for those who wish to start a bereavement support group on the parish level.
A choice of two sessions, morning or afternoon, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 in the parish center of Our Lady of Solace Church, Coney Island. Seats are limited and registration is required. Registration must include a pastor’s recommendation that you should participate. Call Deacon Mauclair Simon at 718-722-6214.

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Father Charles Oduo of St. Catherine of Genoa parish, East Flatbush, will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Nov. 28-Dec. 11. The cost per person is $3,500. For details and registration information, call 718-327-7250.

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