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Kids Teach Adults About Robots

Photo courtesy Francis Belizario

Members of the Our Lady of Fatima Knights robotics team of East Elmhurst talked to visitors of the New York Hall of Science during the BrickFestLive! event. They showcased how Science, Technology, Engineering & Math are being used in education using Lego robots. They spoke to the thousands of kids and adults at the sold-out event about how they built and programmed robots while solving local and global problems. The young engineers proudly represented their school, community and the diocese by showing the quality education they are receiving. Visitors said they were impressed with the kids’ speaking, building and programming skills.

During its annual communion breakfast, the St. Bernard Knights of Columbus Council 14269 honored Deacon Frank D’Accordo for his many years of tireless dedication, commitment and spiritual leadership to St. Bernard parish, Mill Basin. Deacon D’Accordo served the parish for more than 25 years.

Thinking about getting married? Before you stress out about flower arrangements and color schemes, spend a weekend with your beloved exploring the innermost being that dwells within the one you hope to spend the rest of your life with during a retreat at Engaged Encounter. The time together will help you gain balance as you tackle pre-wedding stress and that which comes after and forever more.

At Engaged Encounter couples who have been married for decades will speak honestly and earnestly to you about their experience and what lies ahead. You will also have the quiet, space and intimacy to explore areas of yourself you may not have known existed and become vulnerable and honest before your true love. Such intimacy will bring you closer to each other and Love itself.

For more information visit The upcoming retreats will take place May 18-20 and October 19-21 at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House in Jamaica, which is easily accessible by subway.

It may be scary to focus on your relationship without worldy distraction for a whole weekend, but love is worth it.

CORRECTION: Last week Tablet Talk erroneously published that the Family Mass at St. Saviour in Park Slope is a new endeavor. In fact, it has been a ministry for more than 20 years. The children in the photo were the newest lectors. Furthermore, Tablet Talk erroneously reported on the reason Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto visited the church on April 15. It was to bless the new front steps of the church, not to install Father Frank Spacek as pastor. He did that three years ago. The Tablet Talk editor apologizes for the errors.

Learn more about the good work of Habitat for Humanity, New York City and the Queens Coalition. Meet people who have been helped and those who made a difference on Monday April 30, 7:30 p.m at Saint Kevin Parish Hall, Flushing. For information email Becca Davis at