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TT_FuturesFutures Names Dinner Honorees

Earlier this month, Futures In Education held a special reception at The Water Club to kick-off its annual Scholarship Fund Dinner, set for Oct. 14 at the Waldorf Astoria, Manhattan. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, center, joins Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, far left, in congratulating, from left, this year’s honorees: Richard Daly of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Joseph Mattone of The Mattone Group and Lester Owens of JP Morgan Chase & Co, standing alongside Futures In Education Board Chair Bob Catell and Board Member Charlie McQuade. Not pictured: Honoree Domenick Cama of Investors Bank. (Photo courtesy Futures in Education)


Ladies, you’re invited to grow in your faith and enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus this summer.
A Women’s Cursillo Retreat is scheduled for July 10-13 at Nazareth Retreat House, East Flatbush.
For more details, or to register, contact Beth Barker, Cursillo director, at 631-831-6074.


Do you remember the Daughters of WisdomThey faithfully served in Brooklyn and Queens and on Long Island for so many years in various ways.
The Sisters would like to reconnect with former students, patients and friends and share their current activities and ministries.
To be added to the Sisters’ mailing list and receive their newsletter, Wellsprings, send your contact information to the Daughters of Wisdom, 385 Ocean Ave., Islip, NY 11751, Attention: Rosalie Mullane; call 631-277-2660, ext. 17; or send an email  to
And be sure to check out the Sisters’ website,


Do you want to join with others to help raise awareness about modern slavery?
Resurrection Ascension Church, Rego Park, is gearing up to host Human Trafficking Information Sessions, July 8 and July 29, in Father Feeley Hall. Sessions will be held in the morning, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the evening, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Choose the day and time that best fits your schedule. To RSVP, contact Sister Kati, 718-779-8075, or email


This Saturday will be a proud moment in Brooklyn and Queens as 13 men are ordained for the diocesan priesthood. While this weekend is all about them, let’s not forget that these men have been able to hear and respond to God’s call because of the foundation of love and support they received at home.
So this week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to the parents and families of our ordinands.
As Father James Rodriguez, diocesan vocation director, says in this week’s Sunday’s Scriptures column, every parent is a vocation director.
May God bless you for directing your sons’ to keep their hearts and minds open to the will of God.


tt-agricolasCorona Couple Celebrates 65 Years of Marriage 

Warm congratulations to Antonia and Enrico Agricola of St. Leo Church, Corona, on celebrating 65 years of holy matrimony. 
The Agricolas, left, exchanged nuptial vows in the Church of Santo Antonino in Campagna, Salerno, Italy, on June 16, 1948, and celebrated with about 150 family members and friends at the local community center.
Antonia and Enrico came to the U.S. in 1956 with their four children – all under the age of seven – and settled in Corona. They have been faithful members of St. Leo parish and a beautiful witness of married love all of these years.
The priests and people of the parish rejoice with Antonia and Enrico and their family, and wish them many more years of happiness. God bless you! (Photo courtesy Father William Hoppe)


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