Tablet TALK

Easter Preparations

St. Bernard Church, Mill Basin, presents its Spring Fling Raffle Riot, April 20, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Tickets are $50 and include sandwiches, salads, chips, coffee/ tea, and dessert. Bring your drink of choice. Call 718-763-5533.

Chris Lowney, bestselling author of “Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church,” will be at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Greenwich Village, April 26, 7 p.m. He will lead the talk “Holy Entrepreneurs: Gamechangers who are Revitalizing the Catholic Church” with men and women who use creativity and commitment to the Church to invigorate parish life through innovative leadership. Tickets are $10. Visit or call the Box Office at 212-925-2812.

Join fellow choir members and cantors from around the tri-state area in discovering and singing the hidden gems of Catholic hymnody as well as beloved favorites during the Archdiocese of New York Hymn Festival. All voices are welcome at this exciting evening of music-making and fellowship at the Church of St. Joseph, Somers, N.Y., April 16, 7-8:30pm. Suggested donation is $15 and participants keep all distributed music. Visit or contact: or 914-968-6200 x 8177.

This week’s Tip Of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to the Men’s Ministry of Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park for hosting an Easter Egg Hunt after the noon Mass on Easter Sunday! Volunteers divided the church lawn for toddlers and children, hid Easter eggs and gave out chocolates.




As Polish Catholics in the diocese made final preparations for the Church’s most holy of days, St. Frances de Chantal parish, Borough Park offered seven opportunities to bless Easter baskets on Holy Saturday. Priests in the parish blessed the food that families would share on Easter morning including the traditional bread, meats, eggs and salt.