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The Tablet Sales Team Honored in Bensonhurst

Left to right, Sister Anne Kimiri of the Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri, Kenya; Father Anthony Chanan, a parochial vicar at St. Ephrem Parish, Dyker Heights; JoAnn DiNapoli, Denise Daniello, Carrie White and Efraim Acker, administrator of the Bensonhurst Center. (Photo: JoAnn DiNapoli)

By The Tablet Staff

BENSONHURST — The Tablet sales team received a recognition from the Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare during a luncheon at the center on Oct. 18. The occasion was Pastoral Care Week. The Tablet team was noted for its support of the center over the years. 

Denise Daniello, Bensonhurst Center’s community liaison, commended the paper’s dedication to the community.

“They’ve [The Tablet] been very supportive and wonderful, and because of that, we wanted to recognize them and thank them for always being there for Bensonhurst Center. We really appreciate them,” Daniello said.

Originally founded as Holy Family Home by the Little Sisters of the Poor, the rehabilitation center has been run by the KGF Group under its new name over the last five years.

While it is no longer run by the church, Mass is still celebrated in the chapel four days a week, including Sunday. According to Daniello, a parishioner at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bensonhurst, priests from across Brooklyn come to celebrate Mass.

Daniello also said Sister Anne Kimiri of the Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri, Kenya is a blessing to the center as the lone religious sister and the person in charge of patients’ spiritual needs.

JoAnn DiNapoli, director of sales for DeSales Media Group, The Tablet’s parent company, said Sister Anne pointed out at the luncheon that she has met many patients who chose the center because of advertisements that were printed in the paper.

DiNapoli said the honor came as a surprise and appreciates the recognition.