Tablet TALK

Good Shepherd’s New Altar Servers

Congratulations to the new altar servers installed this spring at Good Shepherd Church, Marine Park. Top row, from left, William DeMedina, Christopher Duffy, Michael Locissano, Liam Martin, Samantha Lewis Bellen and Ciara Cedano, and bottom row, Dino Tomassetti, Owen Lopez, Timothy Strehle, Annmarie DeNonno, Elizabeth Bewsher, Alexandria Salvato, Lydia Browne and Patrick Glancy. Also pictured, back row, from right, Father Thomas Doyle, pastor, and parish Deacon Christopher Wagner. (Photo courtesy Deacon Chris Wagner)

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Join SS. Joachim and Anne parish, Queens Village, to visit Our Lady of the Cape Shrine (Notre Dame du Cap) in Quebec, Canada, Aug. 13-15. For full details and room rates, call the rectory, 718-465-0124.

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Arabic classes are being offered on Sunday mornings at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral, Brooklyn Heights, this fall. If interested, call the rectory to register at 718- 624-7228.

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The food pantry at St. Jude, Canarsie, is growing to keep up with its community’s needs. Every month, the pantry asks for specific items to fill the shelves.
During July, those items are milk (powdered/shelf stable), cereal, pancake mix and canned fruit. Even the smallest donation can help feed a hungry neighbor.

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St. Joseph’s College (SJC) alumni from the Rockaways, Breezy and Belle Harbor will have a chance to meet up and reconnect at the Aug. 10 kickoff reception for SJC’s new Breezy/Rockaway Alumni Chapter.
Tickets are $35 per person and include a buffet-style dinner and unlimited wine and beer. For more information, contact Dee Kayalar, associate director of alumni engagement, at dkayalar@sjcny.edu. Pre-registration is required before July 24.

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For the third straight year, the Fire Department will hold a series of block party community events at firehouses and EMS stations in all five boroughs throughout the summer.
At each event, FDNY members will hold demonstrations, offer free fire and life safety education and conduct tours of FDNY apparatus. Children can meet the FDNY Fire and Life Safety Mascots: Hot Dog and Siren. The summer block parties are made possible by support from the FDNY Foundation.
The Brooklyn block party will take place on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Engine Company 290/Ladder Company 103, located at 480 Sheffield Ave., East New York.

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This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to the members of the Rosary Society at St. Bartholomew parish, Elmhurst, for its donation of $1,500 to the parish. Way to go!

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Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week is July 23-29, and this year’s theme is: “It’s Time! Say ‘Yes’ to God’s Plan for Married Love.”
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers resources on NFP, including information on the theology behind it, prayers, personal stories, websites and links that provide married couples with the assistance they need – even an app to track fertility cycles – to grow or maintain their family size while respecting God’s design for married love. Visit usccb.org or email nfp@usccb.org.

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Sister Maire S. Close, a member of the Koinonia Community ministering at Visitation B.V.M., Red Hook, has a new CD: In the Current. The CDs are being sold for $15 each and proceeds will help support the parish’s music ministry program. To purchase a CD, call 718-624-1572.

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Holy Child Jesus in Richmond Hill is celebrating its 100 years of Catholic education with a homecoming celebration for alumni and friends on Sept. 16, 2017. The event is being held at Holy Child Jesus, and will include a Memorial Garden dedication; an alumni Mass and a reception on the parish grounds. Tickets are $75, adults only, and include dinner, music, beer and wine.
Register in advance by emailing hcjca100@gmail.com, or contact Patty Novotny Schaefer at 718-843-2083.

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