St. Mark Catholic Academy, Sheepshead Bay, celebrated Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. in a big way last month. Students, faculty and clergy snapped selfies with their Catholic Telemedia Network-provided pope doll and waved Vatican flags in honor of peace and family on the school steps. For more photos of St. Mark’s students and other Catholic schools and academies with their pope dolls, visit www.ctnbq.org. (Photo courtesy St. Mark Catholic Academy)
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Who is the beloved disciple? Find out when Father John Murray, C.Ss.R., leads a Scripture study session at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, Oct. 16. The class begins at 11 a.m. in the parish sacristy. All are welcome to attend and be sure to bring your Bible.
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Join men and women religious at the Wake Up the City Film Festival in Manhattan next weekend, Oct. 16-17. Presented by St. Paul the Apostle Church, the festival will feature fun and thoughtful movies in conversation with men and women religious in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life.
Featured films include “Sister Act,” “The Nun’s Story,” “Of Gods and Men” and “The Mission.”
For details, visit www.stpaultheapostle.org (under Calendar of Events) or call 212-265-3495.
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Has your heart been led back time and again to the hymn “Lord of the Dance”? St. Mary’s Church, Long Island City, is proud to offer a diocesan-accredited adult Bible study course based on the Scripture and doctrinal material found in that hymn. The course runs four Thursdays, beginning Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. To register, or for more details, call 718-786-0705.
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Ladies, are you seeking a closer relationship with God? Do you want to find more meaning in your life? Do you feel there is something missing? Then sign up for the next Women’s Cursillo Retreat, Nov. 12-15 at St. Josaphat’s Retreat House in Glen Cove, L.I. For more information, contact Beth Barker, director of the Women’s Cursillo, 631-831-6074 or email@example.com.
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The Brooklyn Diocesan Council of the National Council of Catholic Women hosts its annual Presidents’ Mass and Reception at St. Joan of Arc parish, Jackson Heights, Oct. 17. This year’s honorees are the presidents of member rosary societies. All women in Brooklyn and Queens parishes are welcome to attend.
Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto will be the main celebrant and homilist of the 11 a.m. Mass. A luncheon will follow with Father Edward Brophy as the guest speaker. Tickets are $20. To reserve your seat, call Claire at 718-446-8849.
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This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to Mercy Home’s Plant, Grow, Give Program, which donated 364 pounds of fresh produce to Carlos’ Legacy and The Inn on Long Island this year.
At various Mercy Home sites, residents and staff have small farms where they plant, tend and harvest fruit and vegetables. The produce is donated to the homeless.
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Dyker Heights School Dedicates Science Lab
St. Bernadette School, Dyker Heights, proudly dedicated its new St. Pope John Paul II Science Lab on Friday, Sept. 25. Msgr. Thomas Caserta, St. Bernadette’s pastor, blessed the new facility, before Sister Joan DiRienzo, M.P.F., principal, cut the ribbon.
Installed during the summer months, students now have access to lab tables, microscopes, sinks and other equipment that will enable hands-on learning.
(Photo courtesy Maria Tumminia Ljubich)