Tablet TALK

Tablet Talk March 2, 2019

At 95, This Queen Is Beauty and Grace
In honor of her 95th birthday, Amy Algieri was queen for a day at the Golden Age Club of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills. Algieri insisted on personally serving her friends pieces of the delicious chiffon cake with strawberry filling that she brought to the party. She was full of gratitude when thanking everyone for coming out in the snow to be with her for her special day. When asked about her secret to a long life, she laughed and said, “I don’t drink and I don’t smoke.”
Photo © AnnaMarie Prono

Ed Wilkinson, editor emeritus of The Tablet will be honored by Reaching-Out Community Services during its 10th annual Fight Against Hunger Dinner Benefit.

District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino, among others, will also be honored.

The benefit will be held at the Rex Manor on April 11.

Tickets can be purchased at

The Life Center of New York, Bay Ridge, invites you to its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m. at the Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Hall, 1309 86th St., Dyker Heights.

A donation of $40 per person includes corn beef and cabbage dinner, soda bread, beer, wine, soda, and dessert. Music, raffles, 50/50.

Entertainment by the Maureen O’Malley School of Irish Dance. For reservations call the Life Center at 718-748-4492.

CORRECTION: Last week’s Tablet Talk erroneously stated that the upcoming Cursillo weekends will be held in Spanish. In fact, they will be in English.

The men’s and women’s retreats will 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.

A memorial Mass for NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen will be offered by Auxiliary Bishop James Massa at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Ozone Park, March 2, 11 a.m. Breakfast to follow. NYPD chaplain, Msgr. Robert Romano, will concelebrate along with others.

Catholic Scout Sunday in Woodside
Father Christopher O’Connor, the pastor of St. Mary’s Winfield-Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians in Woodside, posed for a photo with the Boy Scouts of America Pack and Troop 45 after Mass on Catholic Scout Sunday, Feb. 8.
The Boy Scouts of America was celebrating its founding on Feb. 8, 1910. Scouts of all ages promised to do their “duty to God.”
Photo courtesy Camille DiLapi