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Tablet TALK: Lithuanian Bishop Visits Williamsburg

Lithuanian Bishop Visits Williamsburg

Lithuanian Bishop Visits Williamsburg

Auxiliary Bishop Kestutis Kevalas of the Archdiocese of Kaunas, Lithuania, visited the Lithuanian community of Annunciation parish, Williamsburg, on Jan. 18 to commemorate Lithuanian Defenders of Freedom Day. Bishop Kevalas concelebrated a solemn Mass and welcomed new members of the Lithuanian Catholic Youth Organization “Ateitis,” which arranged for the bishop’s visit to Williamsburg. Also present was newly appointed Consul General of the Republic of Lithuania Julius Pranevicius. Above, from left, Father Vytautas Volertas, head of the diocesan Lithuanian Apostolate, Bishop Kevalas, Pranevicius and Msgr. Joseph Calise, administrator of Annunciation parish.

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Commodore Barry Club Social

Successful Barry Club Social

The Commodore Barry Club held its annual social and dance at St. Patrick’s auditorium, Fort Hamilton, last fall. Members and guests danced to Irish and also international tunes played by Frank Keegan and Mary D.

Club President Mary Nolan, center, welcomed several distinguished guests, including Judge John Ingram, left, and State Senator Martin Golden, right. Councilman Vincent Gentile also attended.

The Barry Club develops an appreciation of Irish heritage and culture and runs various activities and events. For upcoming events, visit

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Earlier this week, the nonprofit Mercy Home for Children announced its 2015 Partners in Mercy honorees. They are: Partners in Mercy – Jessica and Louis Mantia, Cushman & Wakefield; Friend of Mercy – James Halpin, Platinum Maintenance; and Woman of Mercy – Magee Hickey, WPIX Channel 11 News.
Mercy Home will honor these individuals at its annual dinner at Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach, April 19.

Save the date and check for more information.

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Love might be in the air when the Bay Ridge Singles Club of Our Lady of Angels parish meets for a special Valentine’s Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.

Why not join them? The brunch is open to adult guests, age 45-65. The price ranges from $25-$30.

For more details, contact Mike at 718-833-1257 or Ask for a free newsletter.

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In observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25, an ecumenical service will be held at Glendale Maspeth United Methodist Church, Glendale, this Sunday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m.

The service is being coordinated by the Ecumenical Association of Glendale, Ridgewood, Middle Village and Maspeth.

Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez will preach.

For more details or directions, contact Glendale Maspeth United Methodist Church at 718-821-7882.

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Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights, is pleased to announce its winter 2015 run of “The Singapore Mikado.”
Experience Gilbert & Sullivan’s magnificent score and lyrics set in 1941 Singapore, where history is about to change!

St. Charles Borromeo Church will host 12 performances, Feb. 13 through March 8. Tickets are $18. For reservations, log onto

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The “Rooted in Jesus Christ” Adult Faith Formation community at Our Lady Help of Christians parish, Midwood, invites Tablet TALK readers to join them on a journey through the book: “Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion and Purpose,” by Michael Kelly.

Group will meet in the rectory twice monthly, starting this Saturday, Jan. 24.

Join in anytime. Email

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Filmmaker Callum Macrae will be on hand to discuss human rights advocacy when the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting hosts a free screening of his documentary, “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka,” at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Manhattan, on Feb. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“No Fire Zone” sheds light on the military offensive in the final months of the 26-year Sri Lankan civil war, documenting war crimes, summary execution, torture and sexual violence with direct evidence recorded by both victims and perpetrators on mobile phones and cameras.

For more information, go to; you can RSVP here.