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Mardi Gras with OL Mercy’s Golden Agers

Photo courtesy AnnaMarie Prono
Photo courtesy AnnaMarie Prono

Nothing can keep the Golden Age Club at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills, away from a celebration. Even with the nasty snow that turned into a cold and slushy rain on Feb. 7, more than 40 people came out to the parish hall to celebrate Mardi Gras. Beads and glittery masks were as plentiful as the smiling faces behind them.

The Catholic Lawyers Guild Annual Social will be held on March 14, 6-9 p.m. at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. Admission is $60, $20 for law students.

To RSVP, send an email to or call Donna Furey, Esq. at 347-448-2549.

The African Community of St. Fortunata, New Lots, invites all to a spiritual pilgrimage to The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, Mass., on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8.

Departure will be at 7:30 a.m. from in front of the church. Seats are $50 for adults and $30 for children. For reservations call: Gladys at 917-361-7445, Stephen at 347-223-9139, Ngozi at 914-564-7032, Jane at 347-250-5540 or Maria, the parish secretary, at 718-647-2632.

Our Lady of Angelus, Rego Park, is also holding a Divine Mercy Pilgrimage on April 8. (Not on April 15 as previously published.) Call 718-897-444

St. Margaret, Middle Village, will be honoring parishioner Elva O’Brien on March 3 at 6 p.m.

There will be music by the Cunningham Brothers and plenty of traditional Irish food, beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea and deserts.

The cost is $50 per person. To RSVP call Susan at 718-417 3102, Anne at 718-326-1256, Bridie at 917-302-3569 or Maureen at 917-589-6804.

This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Hat goes to Nathalie Escudero. After years of dedicated service as leader of song at St. Teresa parish, Woodside, she bids her farewell. Escudero will now be the news music director at Queen of Angels, Sunnyside.

Celebrating Catholic Education

Our Lady of Fatima School in Jackson Heights celebrated Catholic Schools Week with fun and honors. Clockwise from top are: students taking a break from ice skating at Flushing Meadow Park… fifth graders at Bowl 360… Goldie Michelina, who has served as librarian for 25 years and Kathleen O’Brien, kindergarten teacher for 20 years, receive special accolades.


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