Kudos to author Tiphanie Yanique on her new novel “Land of Love and Drowning,” published by Riverhead Books: New York, 2014.
Yanique and her family split their time between her native St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Brooklyn, where they attend Queen of All Saints parish, Fort Greene.
The author is available for book club discussions of her works. For details about that and her other books, visit http://tiphanieyanique.com.
St. Anastasia Church, Douglaston, will kick off its 100th anniversary festivities with an opening Mass on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m. Auxiliary Bishop Ray Chappetto will be the main celebrant of the Mass, which will honor longtime parishioners. Events are planned for every month through Oct. 18, 2015, when Bishop Nicholas Dimarzio will celebrate the closing Mass. Call 718-631-4454.
It’s more than just selling cookies – Girl Scouts is about fun and friendship, building confidence and values, service and stewardship. Registration is underway for girls from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade to join the Girl Scouts at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights. The first meeting will be Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the church. To register, contact Bettyann or Sister Juliet at 718-638-1071.
Mark your calendar! St. Jude Church, Canarsie, is planning its inaugural Parish Luncheon for Dec. 6 at Roma View in Howard Beach. There will be raffles and prizes, a delicious meal and plenty of fun. Make your reservations now by calling 718-763-6300.
It is a rare group of artists who employ art as a means to help others. One such group is the Oriental Brush Painting Class of St. Andrew Avellino Church, Flushing. The artists displayed their yearlong efforts during an Art Show and Brunch in the school cafeteria. Shown is a montage of the artists’ work surrounding a photo of the artists with their art teacher, Marita Mohr, standing fourth from right. The artists raised funds for the St. Vincent de Paul Society through the show and class dues. (Photo courtesy of Marita Mohr)
This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to St. Joseph’s College (SJC), which has been named a College of Distinction for the 2014-2015 school year by CollegesofDistinction.com.
SJC’s Clinton Hill and Patchogue, L.I., campuses were recognized for excellence in four areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
To view SJC’s profile, visit http://collegesofdistinction.com/school/st-josephs-college/.
Congratulations to the eight young married couples who participated in Post-Cana at Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village. Deacon Ric Moreno and his wife, Regina, who celebrated their 40th anniversary on June 30, led the one-day session to help the younger couples strengthen their marriages. The day ended with a renewal of vows.
Members of the Secular Franciscan Order at St. Adalbert Church, Elmhurst, smile as they surround Linda Corcoran to celebrate her 25th year as a member of the order. She is also well known for having served as formation director for several years. From left, members Carmela Cangialosi, Constance Watz, Carolyn Talento, Corcoran and Betty Pietromonaco. (Photo © Ben Schiff)