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Gravesend Pastor Marks 10 Years of Priesthood

Father Vincent Chirichella, pastor of Our Lady of Grace Church, Gravesend, celebrated his 10th anniversary of ordination with family, friends and parishioners at an outdoor Mass on the parish grounds June 3. A dinner dance followed at the Rex Manor. He is pictured above with his mother, Michela. (Photo: Mary Ann DeLuca)

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Don’t wait to get tickets to see Haitian tenor Isaacson Buteau perform in Canarsie this month. Buteau will be the featured performer at Holy Family Church’s Great Summer Concert on July 22 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door (if they are any left). Call 718-257-4423.

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In Middle Village, Maggie’s Little Theater is gearing up for a production of “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Performances are set for July 22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m., and July 23 and 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Margaret Church. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $12 for children, age 11 and younger.
For tickets and further details, call 917-579-5389 or visit MaggiesLittleTheater.org.

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Interested in learning more about a group of Catholic men, ages 22-39, who get together regularly to pray, discuss what it means to be a Christian and perform acts of service and charity? Then check out CAFE (Catholics/Coffee and Fake Eggs) at St. Boniface Church in Downtown Brooklyn.
Moderated by Father Anthony Andreassi, this group meets two mornings a month before work over coffee and egg whites. To learn more, drop Father Andreassi a line at aandreassi@oratorychurch.org.

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This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to all 61 people who donated blood during a recent drive conducted by the St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council No. 5911 in Douglaston. Hats off to Grand Knight Frederick R. Bedell Jr., and Knights Giuseppe Petruso, Joseph Stock and Martin Aversa, who ran the event with the help of Boy Scout Troop No. 153.

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Looking for a fun way to spend Sunday evenings this summer? Boogie on over to St. Bartholomew Church, Elmhurst, for line dancing at 6 p.m. in the school gym. All are welcome.

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You’ve heard of the ice bucket challenge and the water bottle flip challenge, but what about the St. James Cathedral Summer Challenge? The Downtown Brooklyn cathedral is asking parishioners to complete this list by Labor Day: Visit a shrine church; invite a parishioner to share a meal; read the biography of a saint; write a letter to a retired priest or nun; pray a novena for your parish and complete one service day. These are great ways to stay faith-focused this summer, and you don’t have to be a parishioner at St. James to take part.

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It’s not too late to register for Holy Innocents’ Summer Bible Camp, which runs from July 3 to Aug. 4 in East Flatbush. Camp begins at 8 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. each day. To learn more, call 718-469-9500 ext. 102.

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Forest Hills Golden Agers Honor Mary in Art

 
Golden Age Club members from Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills proudly display their icon paintings of the Blessed Mother Mary. The artists, from left to right, are Pauline Szabados, Fran Sidlo and Joan Minischetti. (Photo: AnnaMarie Prono)

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