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Tablet TALK: Scouts Enjoy Mass with Bishop Cisneros

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Photo courtesy Tina Bianco

Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros recently celebrated a special Mass for Scouts in honor of Scout Sunday at his parish, Holy Child Jesus Church, Richmond Hill. In attendance was the local Cub Scout Pack with retiring leader Dorothy Harley, and Boy Scout Troop No. 0177 with leader Tom Curry. The Scouts and leaders are pictured above with the bishop and transitional Deacon Christopher Heanue.

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Anyone who recently lost a loved one is invited to attend a Memorial Prayer Service at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor, this Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m.

Hosted by the parish’s Bereavement Ministry, the event is open to everyone. There will be light refreshments after the service.

The St. Francis de Sales Bereavement Ministry is also hosting a six-week program for people seeking healing following the loss of a loved one. The program will run on Tuesdays, April 28 through June 9, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

To register, call Kay, 646- 552-7820, or Noreen, 718- 945-4235.

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Congratulations to Brooklyn native Kevin P. Hannon, who will be ordained to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Camden, N.J., on Saturday, May 2.

Hannon was baptized in St. Cecilia Church, Greenpoint, and currently attends Holy Angels parish in Woodbury, N.J.

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Our Lady of Grace parish in Gravesend is sponsoring a one-day pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Washington, N.J., on May 13. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. and return by 7 p.m.

The donation is $40 per person. For details, call Teresa at 718-375-3864.

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In a celebration of scholarship and leadership, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, will proudly celebrate its 131st Charter Day convocation by recognizing its top students as well as Brooklyn’s educational, community and business leaders on Friday, May 1.

Frank DeRosa

The keynote speaker and honorary degree recipient is Frank DeRosa, who spent over 30 years as director of communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.

During the event, the college will induct the new class of Duns Scotus Honor Society Members and formally announce the recipients of the National Grid Scholarship and Internship.

The St. Clare Medal of Service will be awarded to NYPD Detectives Salvatore Ferrante and Fredrick Mitchell of the 84th Precinct. There will also be a special tribute to the 84th Precinct, led by NYPD Captain Sergio Centa.

Andrew Kimball

Andrew Kimball, the CEO of Industry City will be presented with the college’s Kimball DeRosa Entrepreneurship Award.

An honorary degree will be given to 100-year-old Madeline Scotto, a lifelong educator who is now the math coach at St. Ephrem School, Dyker Heights, where she taught full time for 60 years.

The college will also honor faculty, administrators and staff who have served at St. Francis for many years.

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Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home, Bayside, served by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, is looking for a few good men and women — specifically, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion to assist the Pastoral Care Department. If you are able to help, call the Volunteer Office at 718-971-2020/2021.

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Father James Devlin, pastor emeritus of Good Shepherd Church, Marine Park, will celebrate a Mass of Gratitude for his years of service to Good Shepherd parish and the Brooklyn Diocese on Sunday, May 3, at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will follow in the school auditorium.

All are invited to attend and extend their good wishes to him. For details, call 718-998-2800.

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Two seniors from St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay, Mike Pasquarello and Anthony Adamita, will be featured on NET-TV’s show “Active Catholics.”

In this episode they share some of their experiences over the last four years as members of the school’s Ice Hockey Team and Emmaus Retreat leaders. See how they embody some of the most important principles of the Catholic Church: faith, charity and dedication.

The show is scheduled to air April 29 at 9 p.m. on NET-TV, Channel 30 on Cablevision, Channel 97 on Time Warner or stream it live at

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Speaking of The NET, Father Cedric Pisegna, C.P., host of “Live with Passion!” seen daily on NET-TV at 9 a.m., will lead a parish mission at Holy Trinity Church, Whitestone, next month.

Father Pisegna will preach at the weekend Masses, May 16-17, and the mission will be conducted Sunday-Tuesday, May 17-19, at 7 p.m. in church.

Call 718-746-7730 or 718-853-7745.