This spring, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy, Queens Village, raised over $3,700 for the American Cancer Society by hosting a Zumba Relay for Life fundraiser. Directed by seventh-grade teacher Brianne Rogers, a certified zumba instructor for adults and children, seventh graders led a school-wide dance workout that brought younger and older grades together with faculty using upbeat music and fun moves. It was such a success that they’re already planning for next year.
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Feast your eyes on a variety of landscapes, still lifes and miniatures created by local artists at the Northside Senior Citizen Center next Friday, June 19.
The center will be hosting its annual art exhibit and sale and all are welcome to see the works and meet the artists at the opening reception, 1-3 p.m.
The Northside Senior Citizen Center, located at 179 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, is sponsored by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, and funded by the N.Y.C. Office for the Aging. For more information, call 718-387-2316.
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Belated birthday wishes to Sister Alice Francis Young, C.S.J., who turned 100 years young this spring!
A professor emeritus of St. Joseph’s College, Clinton Hill, Sister Alice Francis joined the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., in 1932, and became a pioneer in early childhood education.
At St. Joe’s she was an associate professor in the child study department for 43 years, and spent nearly 20 years as a master teacher and director of the Dillon Child Study Center.
Sister Alice Francis was also a driving force in the establishment of the first Head Start programs in New York and the country. She has had a hand in educating thousands of children and giving them the ability to reach their potential.
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Congratulations to Steven Aranha and Laura Bueno, who were recently installed as lectors at Our Lady of the Snows parish, North Floral Park. God bless you in your new ministry!
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Bishop-elect James Massa was the main celebrant of a Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi at Our Lady of Peace, Gowanus/Park Slope, last Sunday, June 7.
The parish celebrates a Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Missalettes with translation are available. To learn more, call Joan, 718-238-7280, or Dorothy, 718-836-0804.
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If you have a devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel or are interested in living a more spiritual life, consider attending “A Day of Discovery: Who Are the Lay Carmelites” at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Staten Island, June 27.
The day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will provide an introduction to this association of lay people who live in the spirit of the Carmelite Order. To register, call Maria, 718-356-1886.
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The St. Teresa of Avila School, Brooklyn, Alumni Association is hosting a Golf Outing on June 22 at Marine Park Golf Course. A dinner will follow at Buckley’s Restaurant. Call Charlie Norton at 917-868-5801.
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Rockaway Principal Marks 20 Years
Congratulations to Theresa Andersen, principal of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy, as she was presented with an award from the Brooklyn Diocese for 20 years of dedication and service as principal at the Rockaway school. Andersen, center, received her award from Brother Ralph Darmento, F.S.C., deputy superintendent of schools for academy governance, leadership and strategic planning, and Bridget Murphy, assistant principal at St. Rose. (Photo by Linda Kittle)