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Tablet Talk May 25

In Communion with Christ

Sixty-four young people at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Astoria received the Living Bread for the very first time on May 18. The teachers pictured at the left are Gina Caridi, Nina Carullo, CCD program assistant Louise Walton, Karen Rodriguez and Leonard DiVittorio. On the far right is Director of Religious Education Nelly Gutierrez and teachers Stacey Gil and Elaine Rodriguez. In the back row are Father Micharl McHugh, Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, the pastor, and Father Peter Nguyen, program moderator. Photo © Reyna Cortes

All women are welcome to a silent retreat put together by the Servants of the Lord and Virgin of Matara to spend quite time in prayer and contemplation. The theme is: Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Women. It’s a three -day retreat, Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m. to Sunday, June 2, 12:30 pm at the Monastery of the Precious Blood, Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn.

For more information or registration contact (646) 703-4182 or

Single Catholic men ages 18-40 questioning: “What does He want me to do next?” are invited to shadow a monk May 31-June 2 at St. Mary’s Monastery in Petersham, Mass. Experience a balanced and rhythmical contemplative life with prayer, work and community life. Contact: Father Gregory, 978-724-3350 or

The St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911 is sponsoring a blood drive for St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston June 2, 8:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900. Contact person is chairman Fred Bedell at 917-387-9260.

“Memorial Day is a time when we can remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in trying to find peace and justice in the world.” – Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.

Grilling with God Summer Series is almost here! The sessions geared towards young adults will take place June 6,13, 20 and 27 at 6 p.m. at Holy Child Jesus in Richmond Hill.

After a Holy Hour, there will be burgers, hot dogs and beers as a presentor talks about the ultimate questions, before opening the floor up to lively discussion. The suggested donation is $5. For more information email Paul Morisi,

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A Retreat to Commune with the Lord

Rose LaMicela and Christine Robinson organized a weekend retreat from St. Athanasius parish, Bensonhurst, to the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington. The moderator was Father John Geaney. Music was provided by parishioners Pat and Connie Costa. The next retreat day is October for St. Alphonsus. Photo © Mary Ann De Luca