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Tablet TALK: St. Joseph’s Feast in Glendale


Lilies and cross-shaped breads were in abundance as more than 150 parishioners from St. Pancras Church, Glendale, celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph in early March. Father Francis Hughes, pastor, presided over a special Mass, during which three children from the parish, above, portrayed Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Festivities continued with a luncheon in the school auditorium. The event was sponsored by the SS. Pio and Joseph Prayer Group. (Photo courtesy Andrew Watz)

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On Easter Sunday, March 27, the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture and the Schiller Institute NYC Community Chorus will present Handel’s “Messiah” at Visitation B.V.M. Church, Red Hook. The concert begins at 6 p.m. There is no cost for admission. Free-will offerings are welcome. Call 201-562-9890 or 203-441-7488.

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The relics of St. Sharbel (Charbel) will be visiting Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral in Brooklyn Heights, April 9-10. There will be two days of devotions (including a Catholic Underground-style youth rally and nocturnal adoration) to the Lebanese Maronite monk to whom many miracles have been attributed. For full details, call 718-624-7228.

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Seats are still available to see “Samson” at the Sight and Sound Theatres in Lancaster, Pa., with the Italian Apostolate of St. Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Bensonhurst, April 30. The cost is $135 per person, and the last day to reserve a seat is March 27. Call Elisea at 718-996-7185.

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web2004-Cath McAuley HSThe McAuley spirit lives on as the newly incorporated Catherine McAuley H.S. Alumnae Association hosts the now-closed school’s 29th annual reunion, April 9, 12-5 p.m. at Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach. Tickets are $125 each.

All years are invited, but especially the classes of 1946, ’51, ’56, ’61, ’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, 2001, ’06 and ’11.

Email Sister Margaret Dempsey, R.S.M. at

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The African Community of St. Fortunata Church, East New York, invites Tablet TALK readers on a pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Shrine in Massachusetts on April 3. The cost is $50 for adults and $30 for children.

For tickets, contact Gladys, 917-361-7445, or Maria at 718-647-2632.

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Did you graduate from St. Nicholas, Williamsburg? A reunion is planned for Saturday, April 16, starting at 3:30 p.m. with adoration and Mass in the church. Reception to follow in Msgr. Vetro Auditorium.

Tickets are $35 per person and include hot food, coffee and cake. For tickets, call Carl at 631-671-4465 or Rina at 646-584-3340, or email by April 9.

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Mercy Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, Fort Greene, has announced the honorees for its annual luncheon, set for Sunday, April 10 at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach.

This year’s Women of Mercy are Janice Aris, executive director, and Sister Kay Crumlish, R.S.M., former executive director. Anthony and Tara Simeone will be honored as Partners in Mercy.

Magee Hickey will serve as the mistress of ceremonies and Doc Watt will provide the music. Tickets are $200 each. For tickets, call 718-832-1075.

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tt-turinYouth, Knights and Ladies Learn About Shroud of Turin


The young adult ministry from the parishes of St. Frances Cabrini and Most Precious Blood, Bath Beach/Bensonhurst, enjoyed a Lenten evening of prayer and reflection on the Shroud of Turin with some Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre at St. Ephrem parish, Dyker Heights, March 3.

Deacon Anthony Stucchio conducted the reflection with large images of the Shroud.

Pictured are Lady Joanne Fusaro of the Holy Sepulchre, Deacon Stucchio, Lady Judy and Sir Frank Chiarchiaro of the Holy Sepulchre, Frank Morale, Andrea Chiriano, Karissa Lozano, Nicole Sokol, Liana Vella and Anne Marie Johnson. (Photo courtesy Joanne Fusaro)

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