A gourmet meal of tilapia, sausage and peppers, chicken and, of course, pasta, were served to 180 guests when the Msgr. Dillon Knights of Columbus Council, Whitestone, hosted its second annual Pasta Dinner in support of the life-giving work of The Bridge to Life, a Queens-based nonprofit dedicated to helping pregnant women choose life for their babies. Pictured, Grand Knight Ralph Cefalo, Past Grand Knight Ed Wiensenberger; Catherine Donohoe and Julia Chitos, president and vice president, respectively, of Bridge to Life’s board of directors. Raffles and a 50/50 drawing also helped to make the fundraiser a success. (Photo courtesy Catherine Murawski)
• • •
Treat your family to a Broadway show experience this summer — without the travel and expense.
Maggie’s Little Theater, in residence at St. Margaret’s parish, Middle Village, will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” in the newly-renovated and air-conditioned parish hall on July 18, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and July 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $12 for children 11 and under. For tickets or more details, visit www.maggieslittletheater.org call 917-579-5389 and leave a message.
• • •
St. Francis Catholic Singles of Staten Island, a singles group for those in their 30s, 40s and 50s, will meet on July 11, 7:45 p.m. at Killmeyer’s Beer Garden, rain or shine. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• • •
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Williamsburg, is the place to be for the 128th Giglio Feast, July 8-19.
Best days to go:
Giglio Sunday, July 12. Arrive by 9 a.m. for the Capo Parade, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass in honor of St. Paulinus and the dancing of the Giglio and boat.
The Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16. Masses will be celebrated in five languages throughout the day. A procession of the statue of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel throughout the neighborhood will follow 1 p.m. Mass.
For a complete list of events, visit www.olmcfeast.com.
• • •
And save the date for another feast – the inaugural Feast of the Madonna di Montevergine, a popular devotion in Avellino, Italy, in Dyker Heights. The Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council No. 481 will host the feast Sept. 24-27 with food, games, rides and raffles.
The highlight will be a Mass and procession at St. Frances Cabrini, Bath Beach, on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. For details, call 718-259-8840.
• • •
Readers, you’re invited to a “Coffee and Tea Klatsch,” with a twist. Hosted by the traditional choir at St. Clement Pope, South Jamaica, the gathering will include readings and discussions on biblical women. Sandra Dean will moderate the event, set for July 18, 10 a.m. in the church hall. The cost is $10, and includes refreshments. Call Exie at 718-712-6007 or the rectory, 718-529-0273.
• • •
Greenpoint Welcomes CMI Superior General
Father Paul Achandy, C.M.I., superior general of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I.), recently made his maiden visit to the U.S., where over 100 members of the C.M.I. community are actively serving, including six in the Brooklyn Diocese. The C.M.I. members had a triennial convocation at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, L.I., last week. While in Brooklyn, Father Achandy also visited Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, and celebrated Mass at St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus, Greenpoint, which is entrusted to the care of C.M.I. priests. From left, C.M.I. Fathers Jilson George, St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus parochial vicar; Father George; Father Achandy, Father Soju and Father Kavungal Davy, St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus pastor. (Photo courtesy Father Kavungal Davy)