As their family and friends from the Knights of Columbus looked on, Irving and Jennie Stuart of Nativity B.V.M.-St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr parish, Ozone Park, renewed their wedding vows on Sept. 25. Father Paul Palmiotto, pastor, witnessed the vow renewal and blessed the Stuarts, who are celebrating 60 years of marriage. (Photo courtesy Jennie Stuart)
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October is Respect Life Month, and members of the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants will hold their monthly pro-life Mass and prayer vigil at St. John Vianney parish, Flushing, Oct. 15. Msgr. Philip Reilly, founder of the Helpers, will celebrate Mass at 7:30 a.m. followed by exposition. Participants will then process to a local abortion clinic to peacefully pray the rosary for the conversion of hearts and salvation of souls before returning to church for benediction. All are welcome.
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As part of its St. Clare and St. Francis Week festivities, Sept. 29 to Oct. 7, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, will host an “Interfaith Panel Discussion on Mercy,” Oct. 5 in Founders Hall. Representatives of the Abrahamic traditions will discuss the virtue of mercy starting at 12:20 p.m.
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Chief Theresa C. Tobin, deputy chief of the New York City Police Department,will be among the honorees when the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, L.I., host their annual Dominican Gala at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, L.I., Oct. 25. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m followed by dinner and dancing.
Also being honored are three Dominican Sisters ministering in social services in the Brooklyn Diocese, namely Sisters Ann Elizabeth Diliberti, from SS. Simon and Jude parish, Gravesend; Regina Corde Hockenberry from St. Anselm’s parish, Bay Ridge; and Jeanne Elaine Matullo from St. Patrick’s parish, Bay Ridge.
Chief Tobin is the highest ranking female ever to receive the NYPD Medal of Valor for her actions as a first responder on Sept. 11, 2001.
Proceeds from the dinner support the ministries of the Sisters of St. Dominic.
For tickets and more details, contact Mary Fuchs, at 631-842-6000 ext. 241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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St. Finbar Church, Bath Beach, is teaming up with the Kiwanis Club of Mapleton to present, “Yesterday and Today,” a live tribute to the music of The Beatles on Friday, Oct. 28 in the parish’s Msgr. Scanlan Center. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and proceeds will benefit the Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance Service. Tickets are $35. For tickets, call Joe at 917-282-9498, or Marty at 917-532-7750.
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Douglaston Parish Installs Newest Altar Servers
Eight new altar servers were installed at St. Anastasia Church, Douglaston, on Sunday, Sept. 25. They are: Anastasia Aviles, Kate Estevez, Ava Loftus, Gabriella Murillo, Mikayla Traill, Victoria Wilson, Sarah Brito and Giana Giannopoulus. The new servers are picture with Msgr. Anthony F. Sherman, pastor; Brian J. Payne, altar server coordinator, and Deacon Vincent Lino. (Photo courtesy Brian Payne)