Students at Our Lady of Fatima School, East Elmhurst, were chosen as winners of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Art Contest, sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters. The winners, from left, are: Areebah Khan, first prize (ages 12-14); Elyse Diaz, second prize (ages 8-11); Alexa Abreu, second prize (ages 12-14); Alisson Calderon, third prize (ages 12-14); and Marcela Garcia, honorable mention (ages 12-14). Each student received a certificate and a cash prize. Angela Gentilella, school religion coordinator, organized the contest at the school. (Photo courtesy Cassie Zelic)
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St. Clare Church in Rosedale is bursting with activity this May. Parishioners began the month praying 1,000 Hail Marys in six different languages for cancer survivors, those now fighting the disease and all who have lost their battles.
Mom’s the word this weekend as the church hosts a Mother’s Day bake sale with sweet treats available after all the Masses. (Just don’t tell mom you made the goodies yourself.)
And then the parish hosts its annual multicultural celebration with an array of foods from around the globe on May 27, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for children.
To learn more about these and other upcoming events, call 718-341-1018.
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Were you a member of the Class of 1967 from All Saints H.S. in Williamsburg? A 50th reunion is being planned for June. For details, call Nancy, 917-861-2941.
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Some New Yorkers travel the globe to experience beautiful art, architecture and history. But during The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, May 20-21, New York’s world-class houses of worship offer this experience at your doorstep. “Stained Glass: Windows on this World and the Next” is this year’s theme, and the weekend highlights the works of American stained-glass masters, including John LaFarge, Henry Sharp and Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Among the 60 sites to be featured are: St. Agnes Church, Carroll Gardens, May 20, 12-4 p.m. and May 21, 2-5 p.m.; St. Charles Borromeo, Brooklyn Heights, May 21, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, May 20, 12-4 p.m. and May 21, 1-5 p.m.; Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral, Brooklyn Heights, May 20 and 21, 12:30 – 5 p.m.; and Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush, May 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For full details, visit nylandmarks.org and click on the event listing, or click here.
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“Big, The Musical,” is coming to St. Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Academy, Ozone Park. Show dates and times are: May 19 and 20, 7:30 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets: $8 adults; $5 students and seniors. For tickets, call 718-846-0689.
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Innovations in Women’s Health Care, a seminar on the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology, will be held at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, Brooklyn Heights, May 30.
Co-sponsored by the Eparchy of St. Maron and the diocesan School of Evangelization, the event will run 7-9 p.m. with an optional dinner at 6 p.m.
Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour will open the evening with prayer. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Paul Carpenter, medical director of the Gianna Center of Long Island for Women’s Health and Fertility.
This seminar is for married couples who want effective and morally acceptable methods of family planning, and for women struggling with various gynecologic issues such as repetitive miscarriage, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, postpartum depression and premenopause.
The suggested donation is $30, but the seminar is free to religious, seminarians and clergy.
For pre-registration information, call Marise Frangie at 914-393-8907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23.
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Planting Season in Forest Hills
Our Lady of Mercy parish in Forest Hills held its annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday, May 6. Parishioners were able to get a head start with spring plantings, including many flower arrangements and tomato plants. (Photo courtesy AnnaMarie Prono)