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Sacred Heart Baby Shower for Bridge to Life

Photos Courtesy Helen Palmeri

The Ladies Guild of Sacred Heart of Glendale held a baby shower to benefit Bridge to Life. Bridge to Life supports women, children and families with material needs and encourages respect for all lives. This worthy charity was the recipient of over 100 items including baby clothes, layette items, toys, diapers, bottles and formula. Some of the members of the Guild, and participants in the parish’s ARISE program, crocheted and knitted beautiful baby sweaters, hats and blankets.

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Jesus and the Holy Spirit at St. Mary

Graces abound in St. Mary parish, Long Island City, as children receive their sacraments. Four students St. Mary’s joined the students of Immaculate Conception in Astoria and were Confirmed by Bishop James Massa.

Above, 31 boys and girls received the Hidden Jesus for the first time at St. Mary’s. Their director of religious education is Giovanna Varlese. The Holy Communion teachers are Giselle Guzman and Phyllis Taddoni. The confirmation teacher is Cynthia Beebe.


Attention couples interested in natural methods of fertility awareness. The Diocese of Brooklyn offers Natural Family Planning training in the Billings Ovulation Method.

Developed by Australian physicians Drs. Evelyn and John Billings, this is a natural method of fertility awareness which helps couples understand the woman‘s natural patterns of infertility and fertility within each cycle, based on cervical mucus changes. Knowing these changes, the couple is able to use the method to effectively avoid, postpone or achieve pregnancy at any period of the woman’s reproductive years.

If you are interested in learning more or taking a class on NFP, call 718-281-9540.

This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to Lisa Schiano-Denis.

She is the administrator of Sts. Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, an affiliate of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.

She received the American College of Health Care Administrators’ (ACHCA) Eli Pick Facility Award during the ACHCA’s 52nd annual convocation and exposition in Orlando. Schiano-Denis was one of the 38 Eli Pick Facility Award recipients recognized by 275 peers.

Since joining Sts. Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in 2016, she has overseen significant improvements to the center, which recently was awarded a Five-Star Rated Facility based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s Five-Star Quality Rating.

“It is our goal at Sts. Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to strive for excellence,” said Schiano-Denis.

“We work as a team to provide the best care for our residents and I am proud to lead this group of dedicated caring professionals. In the few years I have been here, we have made significant improvements to our facility, including the opening of our vent unit, the enhancement of our rehabilitation gym, a new Luna Café, Luna Lounge, outdoor terrace and landscaping, and murals depicting the legacy of Coney Island. As the area around us is revitalized, so is our facility.”