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Tablet TALK: Best Wishes Msgr. Wielunski

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Msgr. Gregory Wielunski, pastor of St. Pancras Church, Glendale, since 2009, and associate chaplain to the Msgr. Sherman Council No. 5103 of the Knights of Columbus, is being released from diocesan service to become judicial vicar of the Miami Archdiocese as of Sept. 1. The Knights of Columbus honor guard and members of Msgr. Sherman Council were present as Msgr. Wielunski celebrated a farewell Mass with his parish family Aug. 23. After Mass, the Msgr. Sherman Knights sponsored a reception in the school gym, where dozens turned out to wish Msgr. Wielunski well.

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Excited about Pope Francis’ upcoming U.S. visit? Then don’t miss Theology on Tap this Monday, Aug. 31. The special guest speaker will be Archbishop Bernardito Auza, a member of the organizing committee for the papal visit, and the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the U.N. He will discuss how to prepare for the papal visit.
Meet in the Klub 45 Room of Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, 121 West 45th Street, Manhattan, by 7 p.m. The archbishop’s talk begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. For the latest event details, visit totnyc.org or follow on Twitter @totnyc.

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Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst, will hold its 100th anniversary gala on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. at Gargiulo’s Restaurant, Coney Island. For more details, or reservations, call Matthew Dybus, 718-592-6800, ext. 137 or visit www.cathedralprep.org.

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Couples married 10 years or more are invited to honor and celebrate their commitment during a three-day Celebration of Marriage Retreat, Sept. 18-20 at the Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May, N.J. The weekend strikes a balance between participation and reflection, while offering opportunities for Mass, fun activities and ample “couple time” for walks on beach. The cost is $260 and includes all meals, room and program. For more details, call 609-884-3829 or visit www.capemaymarianists.org.

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Next month, Catholic Charities Bereavement Services is offering workshops in Brooklyn and Queens to share pastoral practices for helping people deal with grief. Workshops are open to parish bereavement facilitators as well as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist who bring communion to the homebound and those in nursing homes.
The first workshop will be held Sept. 19 at St. Boniface Church, Downtown Brooklyn, and the second is set for Sept. 26 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Astoria. Workshops will run 3-5 p.m. To register, call 718-722-6214 or click here.

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Special Anniversary in Mill Basin

tt-harsensThis week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to Robert and Florence Harsen of Mary, Queen of Heaven parish, Old Mill Basin, on celebrating 65 years of marriage. Above, they are being congratulated by Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, former pastor, at left, while current pastor, Father Thomas Leach, right, hugs their son, Robert, the parish advocate for persons with disabilities. The Harsens are the backbone of the parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Society. God bless you.

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