32 Receive Confirmation in Astoria

This week’s Tablet TALK features college students raising cancer awareness, highlights a Park Slope church helping its neighbors in Haiti, offers details on the diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass and much more.

Slain Ithaca Student Buried in Brooklyn

Two weeks after 19-year-old Anthony Nazaire was stabbed to death, mourners filled the church where he received his First Holy Communion as a child, Holy Innocents, Flatbush.

Obituary: Sister Lois Keller, R.S.M.

Sister Lois Keller, R.S.M., 83, a Sister of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community for 65 years, died July 3 at Calvary Hospice in Lutheran Hospital, Sunset Park.

Tablet TALK: Easter Fun in Bay Ridge

This week’s Tablet TALK features a new Divine Mercy image in Williamsburg, highlights a Tenebrae service held in Flatbush, an upcoming event for job seekers, details for the VBCC gala and much more.

Mercy Is at the Heart of Evangelization Congress

During this Year of Mercy, Catholics have the opportunity to better understand the concept of mercy and to meet Jesus by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. That was the message of the Diocesan Evangelization Congress held Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, Douglaston.

Retired Deacon Francis Pittie Dead at 78

Deacon Francis Pittie, 78, a retired deacon from Brooklyn who was living in Florida, died July 17 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 27 at St. Rose of Lima, Parkville.

Msgr. James Ryan Was a Priest for 67 Years

A Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. James W. Ryan, 92, pastor emeritus of St. Fortunata’s Church, East New York/New Lots, was celebrated June 26 at Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village, where he had been living. He died June 20.