Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) raised a record $150,000 at the annual Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Golf Classic at Sands Point Golf Club, Sands Point, L.I., Aug. 13. Proceeds benefit more than 160 CCBQ programs and services. Bishop Sullivan, second from left, enjoyed a round of golf at the outing, where CCBQ also launched the Bishop Sullivan Emergency Food Pantry Fund and raised $26,000 to benefit CCBQ food pantries. (Photo courtesy CCBQ)
Clergy and religious laboring in the vineyard at Visitation B.V.M. parish, Red Hook, could use some help. The parish is in need of a new or gently used dishwasher, as well as a vacuum, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies. If you are able to help in any way, call 718-624-1572.
Seventy-three books, one story — your story. Want to know more? Join the young adults at Queen of All Saints, Fort Greene, for Jeff Cavins’ Salvation History Series, starting Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. Open to all young adults. For details, e-mail email@example.com.
Be a part of history in Ozone Park! If you have pictures capturing special moments at Nativity B.V.M. Church or St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church, consider sharing them with future generations. Photos of sacramental celebrations, graduations, parish events and school activities are wanted for a time capsule, which will be sealed Sept. 15. If you have photos to share, call the rectory at 718-845-3691.
Occupy Catholics: We’re Not Protesting, We’re Advertising Love, is the theme of the next Brooklyn Oratory Young Professionals (BOYP) event, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. at Luciano’s in Metro Tech. Nathan Schneider, an organizer with Occupy Catholics, will discuss the role of religion in the Occupy movement and speak about the work of Occupy Catholics. BOYP is affiliated with St. Boniface Oratory Church, Downtown Brooklyn. For more details, contact Father Anthony at 718-875-2096 or visit www.oratory-church.org.
The Auxiliary of the Little Sisters of the Poor at Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village, has just created a new Facebook page: Queen of Peace Auxiliary. Be sure to ‘Like’ them the next time you log on.
Bishop Guy Sansaricq and Msgr. John Tosi will be honored at a dinner dance fundraiser to benefit From Here To Haiti on Sept. 14 at Terrace on the Park, Flushing. To purchase tickets, visit www.fromheretohaiti.org or call 646-209-3891.
This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to Brooklynite Wyn Powers, founder of Rosary for Life, an international pro-life ministry celebrating its 20th anniversary this fall. Rosary for Life is a voluntary association of Christian faithful which promotes reverence and respect for the gift of life — especially the life of the unborn — by means of praying the Holy Rosary. Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano will celebrate the ministry’s anniversary Mass on Oct. 4, 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church, Marine Park. All are welcome. A reception is planned for Oct. 7, 1-5 p.m. at Gargiulo’s Resturant, Coney Island. Tickets are $100. For tickets, call 718-377-6920 or Louis Pepe, 646-773-4028. To learn more, visit www.rosaryforlife.info.
Parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village, recently participated in Operation Backpack, a citywide effort coordinated by Volunteers of America to give a new backpack filled with school supplies to each of the 11,000 children in city homeless shelters. (Photo courtesy Our Lady of Lourdes parish)