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Josephites Celebrate Special Anniversaries

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On the feast of the Blessed Mother’s birthday, two Sisters of St. Joseph celebrated their anniversaries as religious sisters at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish, Ozone Park, where they reside. Sister Kathleen Nawrath, C.S.J., second from right, requested the Mass, which was celebrated by Father Paul Palmiotto, pastor, in honor of the two jubilarians – Sister Evelyn Clemmer, C.S.J, far left, who marked 60 years, and Sister Grace Mercado, C.S.J., far right, who is celebrating 50 years.
Photo © Jennie Stuart
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Catholic singers and songwriters Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte and Curtis Stephan are playing in a concert for one day only – this Sunday, Sept. 22, 4-6 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Windsor Terrace
Tickets for this concert event, Age to Age: Generations of Faith, are available at the door. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for grade schoolers, or get a $35 family pass for two adults and up to three children.
Angrisano will then present Immaculate Heart of Mary’s parish mission, Sept. 23-24, following 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses, and Sept. 25, following 8:30 a.m. Mass and 4:30 p.m. children’s faith formation. For more details, call 718-871-1310 ext. 14.
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Shine up your dancing shoes and enjoy the music of the ’40s when Swingtime Big Band plays at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Woodhaven, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2-4 p.m.  Join the parish community for live music and dancing in Msgr. Mulz Hall. Advance tickets are only $15 or pay $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the church.
Free parking is available at Forest Park with free shuttle service to and from the church. For tickets, call Natalie at 718-847-1353.
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Don’t take those dancing shoes off just yet! Keep your feet movin’ and have fun with some dance lessons. 
Learn the Hustle and the Lindy this fall at St. Dominic Church, Bensonhurst. Classes run six weeks at a cost of $60 per person. Lessons begin Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. For details, or to register, call the rectory, 718-259-4636, or Paul Hart, instructor, 718-434-4331.
If country music better suits your style, then learn some square dancing steps from the Al “e” Mo Squares. Singles, couples and families are welcome to sign up for the Wednesday evening classes at SS. Simon and Jude Church, Gravesend. Stop by and give it a try on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Regular classes start Oct. 9. Contact Kathy at 917-699-2093 for details.
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A free Citizenship Workshop, hosted by Catholic Migration Services, will take place Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. James Cathedral, Downtown Brooklyn
Workshop is open to adults, age 18 and older, who have been in the U.S. for at least five years (or three years if married to a U.S. citizen). Immigration counselors and legal staff will provide  assistance. To register, call 646-597-8797 by Oct. 11.
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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Astoria, will celebrate Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio’s 10th anniversary as Bishop of Brooklyn with an International Food Festival on Oct. 5. 
Bishop DiMarzio will be the main celebrant of the 5 p.m. Mass and bless the parish’s new elevator before the community samples sumptuous fare from around the globe. All are welcome to join in the celebration. For details, call 718-278-1834.
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This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to Our Lady of Lourdes School, Queens Village, which was selected by Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine as School of the Month in its August/September issue.
The full-page feature highlights the school’s Peacemaker Program, an anti-bullying program started nearly two decades ago. The article includes the program’s history, a photo and quotes from the former principal, teachers, students and alumni. Congratulations! Keep up the great work!
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Join over 400 single Catholics at the 12th National Catholic Singles Conference  Sept. 27-29 in King of Prussia, Penn. The conference will include socials, Mass, time for prayer and a dance on Saturday night. Stay through Sunday night and socialize with fellow attendees during the post-conference events.
Speakers include Damon Owens, executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute, and Emily Stimpson, a contributing editor to Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly and the author of The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide to the Single Years. Register at www.nationalcatholicsingles.com. Online and phone registration close Sept. 23. On-site registration will be limited.
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St. Joseph parish, Astoria, will celebrate its ninth annual Parish Carnival in honor of St. Pio of Pietrelcina Sept. 25-29. For more details, call 718-278-1611.
 
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