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SAA Artists Dominate Local Contest

Fourth through seventh grade students at St. Andrew Avellino School (SAA), Flushing, were big winners in the annual art contest sponsored by the Edward F. McGoldrick branch of the Queens Public Library in Flushing. The branch was named after the founding pastor of St. Andrew Avellino parish, who was alsoa library trustee.
With the theme, Dig Into Reading, the contest was open to all Flushing-area schools. Although hundreds of children submitted artwork, only 20 winners were selected, including 11 from SAA School. Each winner will receive a certificate and their artwork will be framed and displayed in the library for the coming year. SAA School art teacher Susan DeLeon, front, is shown with the winning student-artists.

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Take the family out to brunch and a local art show this Sunday!
The Oriental Brush Painting Class at St. Andrew Avellino Church, Flushing, will host an art show and brunch on June 23, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Students of all ages will present brush paintings they created under the direction of artist Marita Mohr. The suggested donation is $12 for adults, $10 for children, ages 10-17.
For further information, call 718-461-6647.

Ladies, as school and work schedules lighten in the coming weeks, consider devoting time this summer to reconnecting with Jesus or deepening your relationship with Him. One way is by attending a Cursillo Retreat for Women, Aug. 1-4 at St. Joseph’s Renewal Center, Brentwood, L.I.
Learn more about this retreat experience by contacting Beth Barker, 631-831-6074 or

Cereal, canned vegetables, peanut butter and jelly, tomato sauce and pasta may be some of the items on your weekly grocery list.
They’re also the items most needed by families who visit the St. Vincent de Paul Food Panty at St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst.
If you can help, drop off donations in front of the St. Joseph Altar in church.

Transitional Deacon Chris Heanue will speak on the topic of Faith and Forgiveness at the next Grilling with God event, hosted by the diocesan Office of Faith Formation, June 26, 6 p.m. at Holy Child Jesus parish, Richmond Hill.
Gather with young adults for prayer, a barbecue, fellowship and discussion.
For more details, contact Paul Morisi, 718-965-7300 ext. 5556 or

Enjoy a Day at the Races at Belmont Park to benefit the School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center in Woodhaven, July 11. Event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets are $75 and include the entrance fee and a buffet lunch. For tickets or more details, contact Sonia Saleh at 718-335-7759.

Now is the time to take your marriage to the next level with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend retreat, which is designed to help married couples improve communication skills and enrich their relationships.
The next weekend is July 26-28. To register, call 1-877-NYS-WWME or visit

Tablet TALK Quote of the Week: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” — Lao Tzu

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tt-stathanthBensonhurst Celebrates the Feast of St. Anthony

The annual feast in honor of St. Anthony, sponsored by St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst, opened with an afternoon street procession on Sunday, June 9. Festivities officially opened on June 12 with the start of the bazaar, rides, games and live entertainment, which continued each evening through June 17. A solemn Mass in Honor of St. Anthony with the blessing of St. Anthony bread was held on the saint’s feast day, June 13. Above, parish Deacon William Kelly on the St. Anthony float.