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Tablet TALK: Ozone Park Squires Serve Soup on Good Friday

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The Knights of Columbus’ Columbian Squires Circle No. 5481 at Nativity B.V.M.-St. Stanislaus parish, Ozone Park, held its fifth annual meatless soup supper on Good Friday. Pictured with the young men are Jim Monteforte, chief counselor, far right, and Ruben Martinez, far left, assistant counselor. (Photo by Jennie Stuart)

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Enjoy a potluck supper of home-cooked food, entertainment, music and dancing at the eighth annual Parish Social, hosted by the Haiti Support Group at St. Augustine, Park Slope. The event is April 10, 3-7 p.m., in the auditorium of St. Francis Xavier Church. The entrance fee is $10 for adults, $5 for children and tickets may be purchased at the door. Funds raised will finance projects at St. Augustine’s twin parish, St. Andre in Dufort, Haiti. For more information, call Jim O’Callahan at 718-783-7947.

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Save the date! The Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn, the Maronite Catholic diocese serving the entire East Coast, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a benefit dinner at the New York Athletic Club on May 3. The dinner will also honor mothers, particularly Jeannette Abi Habib and Nohade Boorady.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $300. Sponsorships are available. Proceeds will be used to educate seminarians, support poor parishes and missions, assist retired priests and support Christians in Lebanon. For further details and ticket information, call 718-237-9913, email saintmaron@yahoo.com or visit stmaron.org.

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Ladies, do you want to have a closer relationship with God? Are you looking for more meaning in life? Consider attending the next Women’s Cursillo Retreat, May 12-15 at St. Josaphat’s Retreat House in Glen Cove, L.I. For more details, or to register, contact Beth Barker 631-831-6074 or beth1160@optonline.net.

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In this Year of Mercy, why not establish or re-establish a personal relationship with Christ? The diocesan Charismatic Renewal is sponsoring a Life in the Spirit Seminar starting April 18, 7:30-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Forest Hills. All are welcome. For more information, call Pete, 347-624-0283, or Monica, 347-624-3319.

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Did you graduate from St. Nicholas, Williamsburg? A reunion is planned for April 16, starting at 3:30 p.m. in the church. A reception will follow in Msgr. Vetro Auditorium. Tickets are $35 and include food, coffee and cake. Contact Carl at 631-671-4465 or Rina at 646-584-3340, or email rinastnickalumni@aol.com by April 9.

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Two thumbs up for the ladies who run the Thrift Shop at Our Lady of Grace parish, Gravesend. Their hard work raised $16,342 for the parish pastoral ministry in 2015.

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Sister Margaret John
Sister Margaret John

This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to Sister Margaret John Kelly, D.C., who will receive the St. Louise de Marillac Spes Unica Award when the St. John’s University Ladies of Charity host “An Evening of Hope,” in the D’Angelo Center Ballroom on the Jamaica campus, April 15.

Sister Margaret was the founder and executive director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society for 21 years, creating programs to strengthen the Catholic and Vincentian identity of the university.

She created the Vincentian Research Fellows Program, an interdisciplinary forum for faculty to advance the cause of social justice and poverty alleviation. The Vincentian Center offers consulting services to church organizations, sponsors the Religion and Science Dialogue and provides faculty advisors to the Holy See at the United Nations.

A prolific author, Sister Margaret has also served on U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee and as a board member for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.

The Spes Unica Award was established by the St. John’s University Ladies of Charity in 2014 to recognize a person who exemplifies the spirit of St. Louise de Marillac by radically improving the lives of others through service. The Latin phrase ”spes unica,” means “one hope” to reflect St. Louise’s belief that service to humanity is the “one hope” to alleviate the burdens of people in poverty.

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