Tablet TALK

Tablet TALK: Graduation for St. Andrew’s Finance Director


Joseph V. Dorsa, longtime director of finance and operations at St. Andrew Avellino parish, Flushing, graduated with a master of science in church management from Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., May 14. He is one of the first graduates of this online program from the Brooklyn Diocese. From left, Dorsa is congratulated by Dr. Charles Zech, program dean, and Father Joseph T. Holcomb, St. Andrew Avellino pastor. Dorsa is a lifelong resident of the parish and a graduate of the parish school. (Photo courtesy Joseph Brostek)

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Join the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, for their Beauty of the Spirit Luncheon in celebration of the 800th Jubilee of the Dominican Order and to benefit the elderly Sisters, June 24 at 11 a.m. at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, L.I.
Tickets are $75 each, and must be reserved by June 5. Call 631-842-6000.

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Auxiliary Bishop James Massa will be the main celebrant of a Solemn Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi, May 29, 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace, Gowanus/ Park Slope. Missalettes with translation will be available,, and a procession will follow. Call Dorothy, 718-836-0804 or Joan, 718-238-7280.

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Local Ecuadorians will celebrate their devotion to Our Lady of the Cloud, patroness of Ecuador, at St. Bartholomew Church in Elmhurst on May 29 at the 3 p.m. Mass. For more details, call 718-424-5400.

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Were you educated by the School Sisters of Notre Dame? The Sisters are hosting their second New York Area Reunion Fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 25, 12-4 p.m. at The Milleridge Cottage, Jericho, L.I.

Tickets are $85 each and may be purchased online: Proceeds will benefit educational ministries and health care for the elderly sisters. Contact Joy Nazzaro at or 203-761-9732.

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The Class of 1966 of St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope, will celebrate a 50th anniversary reunion on Saturday, June 4, at Da Nonna Rosa restaurant in Brooklyn.

All members of the class are invited to attend. For details, contact Pat Skelly Groarke at 516-835-4663 or

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This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to Cecilia Gottsegen, assistant principal at Bishop Loughlin M.H.S. in Fort Greene, who received Letters of Affiliation to the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools at a ceremony at the school on May 18.

This affiliation is a gesture of gratitude for Gottsegen’s involvement with the mission of the De La Sale Christian Brothers of the District of Eastern North America and her work at the school, where she has served for 35 years.

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The Teresian Association Movement will observe its eighth anniversary at St. Adalbert, Elmhurst, on Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m. Mass. All are welcome.

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First Communicants Crown Blessed Mother


After receiving First Holy Communion earlier this month, the second graders at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy, Rockaway Beach, participated in a special Mass and May Crowning ceremony in honor of the Blessed Mother. The school community also welcomed Father James Kuroly, the new administrator of St. Rose of Lima Church. Bernard J. Duffy, academy board chair, was in attendance. Above, second-grade teacher Antoinette Camarda and her students with Duffy and Father Kuroly. (Photo courtesy Theresa Andersen)

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