Tablet TALK

Tablet Talk April 20, 2019

Patriarch of Jerusalem Receives Locals

Photo courtesy Achille DiLibero/ AG Peace Tour

Father John Costello, Associate Vicar for Clergy and a member of the Holy Sepluchre, led members of the Diocese of Brooklyn on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Barcelona. The group was received at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who presented Father Costello with the Shell, symbolic of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The pilgrimage was organized by A&G Peace Tour.

Have old Pascal candles lying around? Father Michael Perry at St. Thomas More Church in Breezy Point will take them off your hands. You can donate them to the church and they will be melted down and sent to Mount Saviour Monastery.

The Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns’ Ambassador Youth Leadership Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a Latin Night fundraiser gala dinner dance on April 27, 7 p.m. The evening will start with a Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands at 5:30 p.m. and continue in the parish’s Msgr. King Hall.

Tickets are $50 before April 20, and then they go up to $60. Proceeds will go to the youth ambassador program and their mission trip to Puerto Rico.

This year’s honorees include Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Father Richard Conlon and Richard and Karen Ann St-Cuy of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter. The Ambassadors of the year are Kayla Archibald and Lorenzo Boland. The National Black Catholic Congress, Our Lady of Light, St. Albans, and St. Matthew’s, Crown Heights, will also be honored.

Contact Father Dwayne Davis

CORRECTION: In its April 13 issue, The Tablet ran an article with the erroneous headline: “Catholic Student Fights Cancer One Fundraiser at a Time.” The article was about fighting Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome, which is not a cancer.

“We are an Easter People and Alleluja is our song.” – St. Pope John Paul II.

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The Good Shepherd’s Young Servants


Ten young people were installed as Altar Servers at Good Shepherd Church, Marine Park. Father Thomas V. Doyle, pastor, and Father Mark G. Simmons, moderator, welcomed the following: Patrick Alfarno, Ellen Browne, Aisling Glancy, Alexia Nelson, Hanoi Nelson, Anthony Pinto, Jake Polito, Robert Strehle, Maria Tomassetti and Abraham Velez. Photo © Robert Ruggiero