Tablet TALK

Tablet TALK: Ozone Park Parish Honors 101-Year Old Parishioner


Happy 101st birthday to Lena Piero. She celebrated her birthday with her family during a Mass at her parish, Nativity B.V.M. – St. Stanislaus, Ozone Park. Father Paul Palmiotti, pastor, celebrated the liturgy and congratulated one of his oldest parishioners. Piero was given a floral bouquet and fellow parishioners sang “Happy Birthday” to her. (Photo: Jennie Stuart)

• • •

St. Joseph’s College is brings back its Presidential Lecture series with speaker Michelle D. Bernard, on Thursday, May 12 at 1 p.m. on the Clinton Hill campus.

Bernard is the president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy. The title of her talk is: “More Than Single-Issue Voters: How Today’s American Women are Changing the Face of Feminism.”

For this series, the college hosts a distinguished member of public life with experience, knowledge and perspectives that challenge the academic community and the community at large as citizens in the 21st century.

The lecture is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Vicki Irwin, 631-687-2645 or

• • •

Oh, Seymour… Little Shop of Horrors is coming to Bellerose in August. The St. Gregory Theatre Group is holding auditions on May 16 and 17, 7-9 p.m. in the Oak Room at 242-20 88th Ave. For audition requirements, visit or call 718-989-2451.

• • •

Still looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for mom? Take her to see Regina Opera Company’s production of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” in Sunset Park. Shows are scheduled for May 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 but discounts are available for seniors and students. On a budget? A free performance is scheduled for May 10 at 7:30 p.m. For more details, visit or call 718-259-2772.

• • •

The Rosary Altar Society of Most Precious Blood, Astoria, is having a Mini Mary Brunch Retreat on Wednesday, May 11 after the 8.30 a.m. Mass with Sister Ave Clark, O.P. The retreat is free but donations are welcome. Call 347-596-6104 for details.

• • •

St. John’s Bread and Life Program, based in Bedford-Stuyvesant, is proud to announce that it is bringing it mobile soup kitchen to Visitation B.V.M. parish, Red Hook, every Friday (except the first Friday of the month).

In addition to the soup kitchen, St. John’s staffers will provide assistance in English and Spanish with Medicaid, legal matters, tax preparation and more. For details, call 718-574-0058.

• • •

This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to all of the strong women – mothers, religious sisters, godmothers, aunts, mentors, teachers, coaches – who have done their best to guide the children of our diocese with love and wisdom, following the example of the Blessed Mother. Happy Mother’s Day!

• • •

St. John’s Prep/Mater Christi H.S., Astoria, hosts its 19th annual Golf Outing on June 20. For information, call 718-721-7200 ext. 686.

• • •

Bridge to Life Honors Joint Parish Pro-Lifers

The Joint Parish Respect to Life Committee in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens was honored at The Bridge to Life’s 24th anniversary gala dinner dance at Leonard’s of Great Neck, L.I., April 17. A Queens-based nonprofit dedicated to helping women choose life for their babies, The Bridge to Life recognized the group and its president, Florence Maloney, seated above, third from the left. Pictured with the honorees are Bridge to Life president, Catherine Donohoe, board members and pro-life supporters.(Photo: Catherine Murawski)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *