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Tablet Talk March 23

Lent With SJP Alumni Priests

Photo courtesy St. John’s Preparatory School

Fathers Joseph Dutan, left, and Jose Diaz were welcomed back to their high school, St. John’s Preparatory School, Astoria, to celebrate a Lenten Mass, March 13. They are pictured with the school’s vice principal, Maureen Flood.The two priests were ordained to the Brooklyn diocese last summer.


St. Joseph with the entire Holy Family visited St. Pancras in Glendale!
Three children from the parish dressed up to honor the feast day of the patron of the universal Church.
Steven Bosco dressed as St. Joseph, Julia Sikorski dressed as Mary and Filip Sikorski dressed up as young Jesus. They are pictured below with Father Francis Hughes, pastor.

Visit the Spring Fair Flea Market at Our Lady of Grace parish in Gravesend. Vendors will sell old and new items on April 6, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on April 7 9a.m. – 6 p.m. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt on April 7, 3-5 p.m. for a fee of $5. The Easter bunny will be available for pictures on the same day 2-3 p.m., also for $5. Join the fun and enjoy some BBQ food. There is parking in the back of church and an accessible ramp is available. For questions, call Mary Ann 718-376-8294.


“Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for [someone] to devour.

Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings.” (1 Peter 5:8-9)


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Pies for Pi Day at Immaculate Conception

Photo © Carl Ballenas

Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy, Jamaica Estates, marked the mathematical holiday, Pi day, March 14, by selling fruit pies. The event was a fundraiser for the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, who founded the school and who celebrate their feast day on St. Joseph’s Day on March 19. One of the classes decided to have a pie eating contest to mark the occasion.

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