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Tablet Talk May 18

Young Ladies Support Each Other

Sacred Heart Catholic Academy Twirlers, Glendale, sponsored their 16th Annual Baton Twirling Contest. More than 60 twirlers from New York City attended the April 27 competition. The guest of honor was Cayla Kumar, the current Miss New York Outstanding Teen and a student of Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood. She addressed the girls in regards to being volunteers and congratulated them in their participation of community events. Photo © Caroline Clementi

The King’s County Special Olympics and the Knights of Columbus present a day at the races “Top of Stretch” on June 30 at the Belmont Park. Tickets of $50 per person include beer, wine, soda and food. Reservatios are a must. Gates open at 11 a.m.; post 1:30 p.m.

Make all checks payable to Kings County Conference and mail to 94-04 Linden Blvd Ozone Park, NY 11417. For additional information contact Donald Bailey Sr. at 718-843-8199.

The award-winning, nationally recognized art department of St. Francis Prep will be present its year-end Spring Arts Festival.

The show, “Myths, Legends and Folk-Lore,” will feature students films from 11 a.m. to noon in the school’s auditorium. The gallery showing, featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc., will begin at 11:30 in Prep’s Art Education Center. From noon to 1:30 p.m., there will be performing arts presentations in the auditorium. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a fashion show in the auditorium.   The show will conclude with 100 students being inducted into Prep’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society.

Some new elements of this year’s show include a separate senior gallery, as well as craft sales, including student made jewelry. Current Prep students and alumni will be performing live jazz and there will be face painting.

Tickets are $5. There is ample street parking. For more information, please contact: Jeanne Buccini, chairperson of art, 718-423-8810, extension 218, or

“If the Christian Religion forbade war altogether, those who sought salutary advice in the Gospel would rather have been counseled to cast aside their arms, and to give up soldiering altogether. On the contrary, they were told: ‘Do violence to no man and be content with your pay.’ If He commanded them to be content with their pay, He did not forbid soldiering.” ­- St. Augustine.

May 18 is Armed Forces Day.

Young People Say ‘I Do’ to Holy Spirit

Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez confirmed 52 young people into the faith May 4 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Astoria. Pictured above on the left are teachers Joan Moretti and Louise Walton with director of Faith Formation Nelly Gutierrez.
On the right are teachers Leonard Divittorio and Charmaine Spadavecchia. Behind the youth are, left to right:  Msgr. Sean Ogle, pastor; Deacon Ruben Mendez, Father Peter Nguyen; Bishop Paul Sanchez, Father Ed Brady, who is also celebrating his 60th anniversary to the priesthood and Karen Rodriguez, assistant director of faith formation. Photo © Reyna Cortes