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Tablet TALK: Long Island City Magi


Long Island City Magi

The Feast of the Epiphany brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to St. Mary’s Church, Long Island City, where adult parishioners dressed in royal robes as they reenacted the visit of the Wise Men to the Christ Child. (Photos by Giovanna Varlese)

Sister Ave Clark, O.P., is starting the new year by inviting the women of Brooklyn and Queens to a special mini brunch retreat on Jan. 24 at American Martyrs Church, Bayside.

The two-hour event begins at 10 a.m. in Sullivan Hall and the theme is: “One More Gift to Open and Use Generously.”

Sister Ave will present the retreat with Paula Santoro.

This is a heart-to-heart day for women to gather in holy friendship for a new year of gracious living. To register, call 718-428-2471.

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Daily News Golden Gloves Night is coming to St. Andrew Avellino parish, Flushing, on Feb. 4. VIP seats are still available. Call 718-359-0417 to reserve your tickets today!

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Regina Opera Company will present a “Salute to Broadway” Concert on Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. in Sunset Park.

The two-hour concert of show-stopping Broadway and popular tunes will take place in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium.

General admission tickets are $12. Teens pay $5 and children are admitted for free. For tickets and details, visit, email or call 718-259-2772.

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Want to make the world a better place this year? Join the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants for their next pro-life Mass and prayer vigil on Saturday, Jan. 17. Meet at St. Mary’s Church, Long Island City, for 7:30 a.m. Mass (getting up early is part of the sacrifice) and then join the Helpers as they peacefully pray the rosary outside a new Planned Parenthood building in the neighborhood.

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tt-olivia2This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to the school community at St. Bernadette, Dyker Heights, for its participation in the Olivia Boccuzzi Foundation Toy Drive during Advent.

Frank and Enza Boccuzzi, parents of James, a second grader, lost their two-year-old daughter Olivia Marie to brain cancer in 2013.

The toys collected by the students and faculty were given to children fighting cancer. Way to go!




Gift-Giving in Bensonhurst

During Advent, the Our Lady of Guadalupe School community, Dyker Heights, joined in prayer and song to celebrate its decades-old Gift-Giving Day tradition.

Hundreds of wrapped packages were brought in procession by students and faculty, and presented to the sponsoring Student Council officers and representatives. The program provides toys and clothing to children at Our Lady of Mercy, Brownsville, and St. Michael-St. Malachy, E. New York.

Msgr. Robert J. Romano, pastor, praised students for their willingness to share. Principal Sister Dolores F. Crepeau, C.S.J., thanked students for being considerate of others. (Photos courtesy Marian Skabeikis)