Dolls, race cars, board games and even an electric keyboard will be going to some happy children later this month thanks to the students at Midwood Catholic Academy, Flatlands. The school’s Aquinas Club sponsored a Christmas toy drive in cooperation with the FDNY to benefit children living at the Fort Hamilton Army Base. Toys will be distributed during a holiday party for all military children at the base later this month. (Photo courtesy Midwood Catholic Academy)
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The Catholic Teachers Association (CTA) is looking for new members, specifically Catholic men and women who currently teach or have taught in the public school system in Brooklyn or Queens.
All are welcome to attend the CTA’s annual Christmas Dinner Dance, Dec. 16, 6 p.m. at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach. The cost is $95 per person.
For tickets or more details, about joining the association, contact Ed Rice at 718-288-9705 or email@example.com.
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St. Francis Catholic Singles will have its annual Christmas party on Dec. 11 at Crown Palace in Staten Island. This is a circle of men and women in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are single and wish to build community with like-minded peers. Newcomers welcome.
To attend, RSVP by Dec. 7. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sgspsi.org.
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Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home is conducting its annual St. Mary’s Hospital for Children Toy Drive. St. Mary’s children and their families would appreciate gift cards to supermarkets, pharmacies and department stores, MetroCards and of course, new unwrapped toys. Check the St. Mary’s registry at Babies R Us.
Donations will be accepted now through Dec. 11 at any one of Gleason Funeral Home’s three locations: Flushing, Whitestone and Bayside. For more details, call 718-359-6300 or email email@example.com.
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All are welcome to join Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Bedford-Stuyvesant for a 3 p.m. Mass in Garifuna, Dec. 13.
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Walk through the streets of Queens Village with the good people of Incarnation Church to announce the coming of the Savior!
The parish will host its annual Christmas Carol Procession, Dec. 12, starting at 6 p.m. Children dressed as the Holy Family will lead the crowd through the neighborhood singing carols. Pony rides for the children will also add to the fun. The night closes with hot chocolate, cookies and more caroling in the auditorium.
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Sister Ave Clark, O.P., is bringing her Heart to Heart Ministry around Brooklyn and Queens this Advent. She’s leading an Advent Mission at Most Precious Blood, Bath Beach, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at 11 a.m. each day. The theme is “Mary’s Love.”
She will lead a brunch and lunch retreat at St. Gregory the Great, Crown Heights, Dec. 12, 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., with the theme “Love’s Journey.”
And then she will be at Holy Family, Flushing, to present “The Light of Jesus’ Love,” Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. For more details, call 718-428-2471.
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St. Andrew the Apostle, Bay Ridge, recently started an altar servers program, and installed the first group of new servers on the Feast of Christ the King. The newly installed, pictured above, are: Clara Cashman, Catherine Connolly, Nathan Climaco, Nash Climaco, Neil Climaco, Odalys Eumana, Michelangelo Pagan, Sharon Nuchole Borja Tapia and Christopher Varon-Berman. Not pictured: Bridget Villamarin. The servers are moderated by Teresa Cashman with assistance from Bill Moloney.
(Photo courtesy Bill Moloney)