Tablet TALK

Tablet Talk Feb. 2

Thank You NYPD, From St. Sebastian

Father Kevin Abels, the pastor of St. Sebastian, Woodside, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving and invited the parish to breakfast at St. Sebastian Catholic Academy. This was an opportunity for the community to thank the police officers of NYPD 108th Precinct. It was a wonderful effort involving over a dozen volunteers and there was enough food for everyone. Photo © Pat Sweeney

St. Patrick’s, L.I.C., is holding its 150th anniversary Communion Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Four Points Inn, 27-05 39th Ave., following 9 a.m. Mass. The speaker will be Sister Maria Pascuzzi, C.S.J. Tickets are $35. To RSVP, call Janet Adler, 646-342-9476.

Young people, affiliated with any particular religion or not, are invited to attend a panel discussion led by nuns who are theologians and students who are studying theology. Religious women and men are also invited to spend time with young people of different mindsets. It’s an opportunity for a frank conversation on life and truth!

The event, Sisters and Seekers, will be held March 10,   2-4 p.m. at The Mary Louis Academy Auditorium in Jamaica Estates. There will be a reception after the formal program. It’s a great way to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week.

RSVP by March 4 to Sister Maryann Seton Lopiccolo, S.C., by calling 718-399-5951 or email


This week’s Tip of the Tablet Talk Top Hat goes to Eric Vineski, an eighth grader at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy, Forest Hills.

He held a Christmas clothing drive for homeless veterans at Our Lady of Mercy parish. Through his leadership, the parish collected 615 pairs of socks, 200 pairs of underclothing, 170 undershirts, 40 new shirts, 40 new sweatshirts, 37 thermal shirts and pants, six pairs of dress pants, eight jackets, six pairs of sweatpants, 20 hats and scarves and eight pajama sets.

“Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted…” (Luke 2:34)

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Young People at Our Lady of Angels

New altar servers have been installed at Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge. The new servers, some of whom are pictured, are: Jessica Medina-Gonzalez, Maria Medina-Gonzales, Caroline Chilelas, Megan Garland, Julia Garland, Jackelinee Goana-Martinez, Sarah Fattouh, Daniella Martinez, Simone Kirkeby, Kayla Drain, Xeyla Figueroa, Uriel Cidello, Oscar Valerio, Jonathan Hernandez, Joseph Grimaldi, Alex Roumbaes, Gabriel Arteaga, Zack Kirkeby, Jeremia Lazo, Mattew Lazo and Morgan Thrulow. They were trained as servers by parishioner Christopher Allen. Photo courtesy Msgr. Kevin Noone and Arnold Fusco