Tablet TALK

Tablet Talk May 11

Local Knights Honor Unknown Soldier

Photo courtesy SK John O’Connell

The Commodore John Barry Assembly #712 of the Knights of Columbus from Jamaica lays a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery Washington D.C. in April. Presenting the wreath are Navigator SK Ralph Cefalo, Captain SK Guillermo Morera, Color Corp Commander SK Clayton Harrison and SSgt Anthony Cipriani.

Each year, St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy’s art teacher, Susan DeLeon, organizes an art exhibit to showcase the phenomenal artwork made by students.

This year, the Flushing exhibit will open to a wider audience and will include a charity cocktail party to benefit Women Helping Women (WHW), a local organization that helps prevents gender-based violence and empowers all survivors.

WHW provides evidence-based prevention and expert crisis intervention and support services for survivors of dating violence, sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking. WHW operates from a public health framework that is survivor-centric and promotes diversity and inclusion as core operating values. WHW meets the needs and serves more than 15,000 clients annually.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 1, 7-11p.m. in the academy’s cafeteria, 35-50 158th Street, Flushing, NY. Admission is $30 and open to those 21 and older. Call 718-359-7887 for reservations. Reservations are required; please no walk-ins.

Our Lady of the Cenacle parish in Richmond Hill is hosting a trip to Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 28 To Sight and Sound to watch JESUS. The cost is $140 per person. For reservations and more information please contact Sharon, 917-796-2643.

“Every human person owes his or her life to a mother, and almost always owes much of what follows in life, both human and spiritual formation, to her. Yet, despite being highly lauded from a symbolic point of view — many poems, many beautiful things said poetically of her — the mother is rarely listened to or helped in daily life, rarely considered central to society in her role.” ­­– Pope Francis

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Queen and Mom

On the day after the children received their first Communion at St. Edmund Church in Sheepshead Bay, they crowned the Virgin Mary during May 5 Mass. Pastor, Father David Dettermer, looks on.