It was a beautiful day and a beautiful show of faith in Astoria when more than 500 people joined Immaculate Conception Church for a parish-wide rosary and procession on Oct. 21. Taking part were parishioners and members of various parish ministries and societies, including the Knights of Columbus and the religious education program. Also in attendance were students from the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy, St. John’s Prep, Astoria, and Msgr. McClancy M.H.S., East Elmhurst. (Photo courtesy Phyllis Cassar)
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Our Lady of Hope Vocations Ministry in Middle Village, is sponsoring a Holy Hour for Vocations on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the church. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will follow in the school cafeteria.
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“Vianney: Renewing the Heart of the Church,” a live production of St. John Vianney’s life, will be presented at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Performed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, this one-man drama runs 90 minutes and is suitable for ages nine and older. The event is sponsored by the parishes of Queens Deanery No. 5. Admission is free. Register at www.queensdeanery5.org or call 718-631-4454.
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Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Ridgewood, is hosting a Parish Vocation Night on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. with Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq. Teenagers from the parish’s confirmation class will participate in this prayer service with benediction. All are welcome.
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“Choosing Gospel Nonviolence in a Time of Terror and Turmoil” is the theme of Pax Christi Metro New York’s Fall Assembly, Nov. 4. The four-hour event runs 1-4 p.m. in Smith Hall at Manhattan College, Riverdale.
The guest speakers will be Dr. Robert Brimlow and Judy Coode. Both will offer strategies for embracing active nonviolence amid the challenges of today’s world. Register at www.nycharities.org, call 212-420-0250, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The donation is $20, or $15 with student identification.
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Run, walk or bike to help the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Park Slope on Saturday, Nov. 18. This is the ninth annual 5K event in Prospect Park to benefit the pantry, located in the basement of St. Augustine Church.
The event begins at 11 a.m. at the 15th Street/Prospect Park West entrance, rain or shine. All ages are welcome.
Donations will be used for the purchase of food for those in need.
Register in advance at staugustineparkslope.org/5K or email@example.com, or sign up the day of the run.
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Three Park Slope Boy Scouts are cleaning up a Gravesend cemetery as part of an Eagle Scout Service Project. Over the next two Saturdays, Nov. 5 and 12, Carmine Gentile of Troop 22 at St. Francis Xavier parish, and Brendan and Colin Cottingham of Troop 237 from Holy Name parish will work from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to beautify Old Gravesend Cemetery, which dates back to the mid-1600s. The young men are looking for some helping hands.
If you wish to support their efforts, meet them at the cemetery, located at Gravesend Neck Road and McDonald Avenue. A light breakfast and lunch will be served between work projects.