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O.L.P.H. Hosts Seuss-tastic Celebration


“Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” — ah, they did try and indeed succeed to celebrate the joy of reading on the 108th birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, S. Ozone Park. 

Organized by teachers Peggy Breslin and Barbara Kingston, students in K-2 and 4-1 read Dr. Seuss books, created related crafts and made Cat in the Hat-themed snacks together in honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day, March 2.

Inspired by The Lorax movie, the two classes are also sponsoring the planting of a new tree on the school grounds in time for Earth Day, April 22. (Photos courtesy Frances DeLuca) 




Spring is a perfect time to infuse new life into your marriage during a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, April 20-22. (A Spanish-language weekend is also taking place April 20-22.) Take a closer look at your marriage, learn effective communication techniques and enhance the love you share. To register, call 1-877-697-9963 or e-mail For the Spanish-language weekend, call Kathy, 646-201-8941, or Manny, 917-577-9268 or e-mail

The annual Memorial Mass to commemorate the death of Msgr. Bernard J. Quinn, the Servant of God, will be celebrated at St. Brigid’s Church, Westbury, L.I., April 14 at 11 a.m.  Bus transportation is being provided from St. Peter Claver Church, Bedford-Stuyvesant, at a cost of $25 per person.  To reserve a seat, call 718-574-5772. To learn more about Msgr. Quinn, log onto

A Lenten Blood Drive conducted by the New York Blood Center at Immaculate Conception Church, Jamaica, yielded 62 pints of blood — exceeding the parish goal by 19 pints. Way to go!

Quote of the Week: “Palm Sunday is like a glimpse of Easter. It’s a little bit joyful after being somber during Lent.” — Laura Gale

Renew your spirit this coming Eastertide on a special retreat with parishioners from St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst. Father John Campoli will conduct the retreat on the weekend following Easter, April 13-15 over the grounds of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, Long Island. Cost: $185, includes private room, meals and bus transportation. To register, call the rectory, 718-236-0124.

Don’t miss your chance to see America’s tenor Daniel Rodriguez in concert at St. Michael’s Church, Sunset Park, April 29. Concert features Rodriguez and his orchestra with New Zealand soprano Marla Kavanaugh. Concert begins at 4 p.m. Enjoy the concert, along with a cocktail reception and dinner for $75, or simply attend the concert for $50. Reserved seating. Tickets are going quickly. For tickets, call 718-768-6065.

This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to the fourth grade at the Mount Carmel site of Queen of the Rosary Academy, Williamsburg. Boys and girls raised over $125, which they presented to Msgr. Joseph Calise, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, to help subsidize the repair/replacement costs to outdoor statues of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Jude following some recent vandalism.

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St. Saviour’s Third Graders Congratulate Cardinal Dolan

Third graders from St. Saviour Elementary School, Park Slope, recently made cards and wrote notes of congratulation to the newly elevated Cardinal Timothy Dolan. In addition to students’ cards and notes, French teacher, Rose Santangelo, sent the cardinal a beautiful statue of St. Michael with best wishes from the administration, faculty, staff and students. Above, Santangelo, seated, holds the statue. She is pictured with the third graders; Maura Lorenzen, principal; and Gail Harvey, assistant principal. (Photo courtesy Sister Felicia Ann Parise)

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