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iPads Enhance Classroom Learning

Students at 32 academies and schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn are learning to use iPads this fall thanks to a technology grant from DeSales Media Group, the technology and communications arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn and parent company of The Tablet. More than 3,000 iPads were distributed. At St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Academy, Jamaica, seventh and eighth grade iPad buddies help students in the lower grades learn how to use the new devices. Above, eighth grader Ryin Khan assists kindergartner Ioannis Pafos.

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Rockaway residents will meet at Beach 129th Street to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy this Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. All are welcome.

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Bishop Alfonso Cabezas, C.M., will join Cursillistas from Brooklyn and Queens for a Diocesan Ultreya at All Saints Church, Williamsburg, Nov. 12. To learn more, call Father Perfecto Vazquez, 718-784-2123.

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“Celebrating The Word: Catholic Feast Days and Sacred Scripture” will be the theme of an evening discussion with America magazine’s ‘The Word’ columnist, Father Michael Simone, S.J., at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, Nov. 13.
Opening remarks will be delivered at 6 p.m. by Dr. Roy Peterson, president of the American Bible Society, with introductions by Father Matt Malone, S.J., and a question-and-answer session hosted by Father James Martin, S.J.
Sponsored by America Media and the American Bible Society, in partnership with Fordham’s Center on Religion and Culture, the event is free and open to the public. RSVP to 212-515-0153 or events@americamedia.org.

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In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the Knights of Columbus of the Msgr. Francis J. Dillon Council No. 5872 are hosting a fundraiser for Stacy’s Warriors at Holy Trinity Catholic Academy in Whitestone, Nov. 14. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for children, and includes a full dinner, music and raffles. For tickets, call Anthony Belviso, 917-378-3663.

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A night of feathers, beads and masks awaits at St. Bernard Catholic Academy’s third annual Fashion Show in Mill Basin on Friday, Nov. 17 in Mill Basin. The raffles, music and fun begin at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Tickets are $50 each ($75 as of Nov. 1), and include admission, wraps, gourmet salads, soda, water, coffee, tea and dessert. For tickets and details, call the school at 718-241-6040.

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The Witness of Mercy Program, part of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ Office of Mission, invites all who minister to the homebound to attend a morning of reflection at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, Nov. 18. The event begins at 9 a.m. and the guest speaker will be Deacon Greg Kandra. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. To register, contact Deacon Andrew Mastrangelo at Andrew.Mastrangelo@ccbq.org or 718-722-6000 ext. 6458.

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Koinonia John the Baptist New York hosts its “Free in Christ – Libro en Cristo” Congress at Visitation B.V.M. parish, Red Hook, Oct. 27-29. Special guests include Father Paolo Sbarbati from Italy and Misael Alcala and Gabriela Melgarejo from Mexico, in addition to Father Claudio Antecini, pastor and preacher from Visitation.
Music will be provided by Sister Maire Close, also from Visitation. The donation is $30 for the weekend. For more information, call Sister Maire, 805-300-6913, or Sister Frauke, 917-515-4225.

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Unity and Charity For 50 Years

Hats off to Eileen Cunningham on receiving her 50-year pin from the Catholic Daughters of America. She has been an active member of Court 1922 in Woodside since 1967. She is seen above with Father Kevin Abels, the pastor of St. Sebastian Church, Woodside, left, and Catholic Daughters of America Regent Pat Jameson.

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