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Tablet Talk Feb. 23

At FHA, It’s Not All About Grades Photo courtesy Fontbonne Hall Academy High school juniors at Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge, continue to work in the spirit of service! Students are seen at the CHiPS soup kitchen and shelter in Park Slope during a service retreat, at left. All juniors are required to complete a day of service by the end of the school year.

The men’s and women’s Cursillo weekends are coming up! The retreats will both take place at St. Josaphat’s Retreat House in Glen Cove, L.I. The men’s retreat will take place March 7-10. Contact Jim Barker, 631-774-7305 or The women’s retreat will take place April 4-7. Contact Ann Marie Dodd, 516-236-0586 or

The Cursillo weekend retreat is designed to inform and support the Christian expression of self, others and God. It is a wonderful time to strengthen one’s relationship with self and God.

Attention Cathedral Prep Alumni! The 2019 Alumni Association Brotherhood event starts off with the second annual countdown to St. Patrick’s Day at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. Cathedral alumni and their guests are invited to an evening that includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and live Irish music by Ed Ryan.

Tickets are $25 per alumnus and $40 per couple. For tickets, call 718-592-6800 ext. 120, email or go to:

It is almost time for Lent. But first it’s carnival time! May you be merry and enjoy some of the nice things in life to give you strength to fast! Food for thought: Perhaps an elderly neighbor or family member would appreciate a Mardi Gras donut.

Our Lady of Grace parish, Gravesend, is going on a day trip to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia, Pa. May 22. Tickets are $65 and open to all. The trip includes transportation, tour, lecture, Mass, lunch and a visit to the Miraculous Medal Art Museum. The bus will pick pilgrims at 7 a.m. in front of Our Lady of Grace Church.

Call 718-627-2020.

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World Marriage Day in Ridgewood Father Anthony Sansone, the pastor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Ridgewood, and Father Johny Chengalan Thomas C.M.I., parochial vicar, blessed the married couples of their parish in honor of World Marriage Day, Feb. 10. Photo courtesy Mary Macchiaroli