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Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, Windsor Terrace, recently hosted its seventh annual “Celebrating the Past; Building the Future” dinner dance at El Caribe, Mill Basin. The parish marked its 119-year history and the formation of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, created through the union of Immaculate Heart of Mary and Holy Name of Jesus schools. Above, Father Robert Adamo, pastor, third from left, honored individuals for their service to the parish. They are, from left, Brother Ralph Darmento, F.S.C.; Diane DeBernardo ’80; Mary DeBernardo ’79; and Christopher and Maribeth Dono. (Photo © Jim Mancari)

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About one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can work for a cure by supporting the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer WalkThe walk is Oct. 21 in Brooklyn at The Nethermead in Prospect Park, and in Queens at Flushing Meadows Park. To participate as a walker or volunteer, or to make a donation, visit If you can’t walk, volunteer or make a donation, consider wearing a pink ribbon or pink flamingo to raise awareness about the disease. Every little bit counts.

The Mount Carmel Theatre Company (MCTC) presents Frankenstein, A New Musical, this weekend, Oct. 19-20, 8 p.m., and Oct. 21, 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Williamsburg. For show tickets, visit

This Saturday, Oct. 20, the Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth will host Project Miriam at Presentation  of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish, Jamaica. Religious Sisters from various communities will be present to discuss the types of religious life. This opportunity is open to unmarried women, ages 17-45. Arrive by 10 a.m. for prayer, reflection, conversation and light refreshments. For more information, contact Lisa Amore, 718-827-2454 or

And this Sunday, Oct. 21, the World Youth Alliance is hosting a 5K Run for Dignity at 10 a.m. on Roosevelt Island. Show your support for promoting human dignity in policy and in culture. Online registration is $20 and race-day registration is $25. Run for Dignity T-shirt included with registration. For more details, go to

Tablet TALK Quote of the Week: “A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed and whose top is in the sky.” — The Quran

It is the end of an era at St. Teresa’s Church, Woodside. The Rosary Society held its final meeting on Oct. 1, the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. Society ladies gathered for a prayer service and to recite the rosary together one last time before disbanding due to declining numbers.

State Senator Marty Golden will host a Cardiac Health and Stroke Prevention Symposium, in conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, on Monday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at SS. Simon and Jude parish, Gravesend. Speakers include Dr. Razvan Buciuc, Chief of Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology; Dr. Robert Rhee, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; Dr. Greg Ribakove, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery; and Dr. Steven Rudolph, Director of Stroke Medicine.

Congratulations to Mary Czaplinska, a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Greenpoint, who entered the cloister of the Carmelite Sisters in Morristown, N.J. on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mother, Sept. 8. Join the St. Stanislaus Kostka parish community in praying for Mary so that her calling to contemplative life as a Carmelite Sister always blossoms and bears spiritual fruit.

The parish of St. Luke, Whitestone, recently completed the installation of the Dominican Sisters of Amityville Playground, a new outdoor play area for students of the parish school. Featured in the new space is a bluestone grotto with a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette. Stone markers are still available for honoring or memorializing loved ones. To learn more, call the rectory, 718-746-8102.

Celebrate Thanksgiving a little early this year by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend in Bay Shore, L.I., Nov. 2-4. Give thanks for your spouse by taking a closer look at your marriage, learn new communication techniques and nurture the love you share away from the everyday routines and distractions. To learn more, call 1-877-697-9963 or e-mail

This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to the Hispanic and Polish communities of St. Matthias parish, Ridgewood. The Hispanic Community donated $800 from the proceeds of its recent flea market to the parish. The Polish Community donated $500 to the parish for the Pulaski Marshal Ball. Hats off to both groups for setting a great example!

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Members of Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council No. 481 had the honor of marching at the 68th annual Columbus Day Parade along Manhattan’s Fifth Ave. This was a first for the Dyker Heights-based council. As they marched, council members handed out prayer cards for the Venerable Father Michael McGivney and for Pope Benedict XVI. Holding the banner, above, from left, Knights Paul Esposito, Bob Romano, Dan Morgan, Father Guy Sbordone associate chaplain, Frank Marzigliano, Frank DiMaria, Grand Knight Camillo Casano, Deputy Grand Knight Vincent Gentile and Dan Gambale. (Photo courtesy Camillo Anthony Casano)