The Mothers Prayers Group at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, meets weekly on Wednesdays in both English and Spanish. Above, members of the Spanish group and their children, with leaders, Marta Pope, to the left of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and Bertha Cordova, on the right.
All mothers are invited to join the Mothers Prayer Group to go through the Holy Door at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 12 to 2 p.m. For more information, call 718-278-1834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Photo courtesy Neida Martinez)
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This Sunday, Sept. 11, there will be a 9/11 Memorial Service and Concert, sponsored by the choirs of St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose, and Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park, starting at 3 p.m. at St. Gregory Church.
All are invited to a Holy Hour of Remembrance with reflections offered by Msgr. Edward Ryan, St. Gregory’s pastor, on “Seven Last Words from the Twin Towers” and sacred music. There will be a free-will offering and light refreshments.
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The seventh annual Padre Pio Triduum is set for Sept. 21-23 at St. Edmund parish, Sheepshead Bay, starting at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Over three days, participate in the novena, anointing of the sick, benediction and veneration of relics.
On Sept. 23, the feast-day Mass will be offered as well as novena prayers and a chance to venerate the saint’s relics. Call 718-743-0102 or visit stedmund-brooklyn.org.
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Experience the joy, peace and perspective that come from living a life in friendship with God. Experience a Men’s Cursillo Weekend.
The next one is scheduled for Sept. 29 – Oct. 2. For more information, contact Mike at 718-343-4691 or Mike@OLSCYO.com.
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Linda Dougherty is enjoying a change of scenery this fall. After 13 years as principal at Our Lady of Mercy School, Forest Hills, Dougherty is now the new regional superintendent of Catholic elementary schools in the East Bronx for the Archdiocese of New York.
And Dana McCann – former associate principal at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy, South Ozone Park – is now leading Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy.
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Celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order at Good Shepherd Church, Marine Park, on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. In honor of all the Sisters of St. Dominic who lived and ministered in Good Shepherd and other local parishes, the afternoon will consist of prayers and a one-act play about St. Catherine of Siena, written and performed by Sister Nancy Murray, O.P. (Yes, she is actor Bill Murray’s sister). All are welcome. A free-will offering will be accepted.
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“Who are the Samaritans and what is their importance in the early Church?” will be the topic when Father John Murray, C.Ss.R., conducts his monthly Scripture class at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sunset Park, Sept. 16. Class begins at 11 a.m. in the sacristy. There is no charge and all are welcome. Be sure to bring your Bible.
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, is celebrating its 175th anniversary with a dinner/dance, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Riccardo’s by the Bridge. Tickets are $70/person and available in the rectory office. Call 718-278-1834 or email email@example.com.
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Among the 29 sculptures in Central Park stands one of King Wladyslaw Jagiello, king of Poland and the grand duke of Lithuania, taking part in the Battle of Grunwald in 1410.
A Catholic convert, King Jagiello married Queen (and future saint) Hedwig, converted Lithuania to Christianity and united the two nations.
Under the leadership of the Consul General of Poland, a group of local Polish organizations are restoring the statue, which was originally part of the 1939 World’s Fair in Queens. The statue was presented to New York City in July 1945. To support the restoration efforts, visit http://sitenf.org/2016/07/29/jagiello-monument/