Happy 103rd Birthday Josephine!

Josephine Filippazzo, a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Dyker Heights, and resident of the Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, celebrated her 103rd birthday last month.

Students Recognized at Mission Sunday Mass

Awards to students and schools that assist the missions was the highlight of the annual Mission Sunday Mass at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn.

St. Luke’s Welcomes 17 New Altar Servers

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights Bensonhurst’s sweetheart centenarian, new altar servers in Whitestone, staff changes in diocesan offices and much more.

Obituary – Deacon John LaGreca

Deacon John LaGreca, who formally served at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, Dyker Heights, died suddenly April 2.

The Bulldog Is a Champ Inside and Outside the Ring

By day, he’s a soft-spoken Community Liaison Police Officer for the 61st Precinct in Brooklyn. By night, he’s the ferocious Brooklyn Bulldog who takes on all challengers in the ring for the East Coast Wrestling Conference.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Academy

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Academy offers an exceptional education to students in kindergarten through grade eight, and outstanding pre-school programs for three- and four-year-old children in Dyker Heights.

Inauguration Is Teachable Moment at Local Schools

Timing is everything. For students in Joe Russo’s government class at Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, Elmhurst, it meant that on the last day before midterm exams and before the curriculum switched to economics, Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States. Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Academy, Dyker Heights, was one of many elementary schools viewing the inauguration. Each class watched in its classroom and enjoyed a dress down day with almost all the students wearing red, white and blue or other patriotic-themed clothing.

Msgr. Schuster Served 59 Years as a Priest

A Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. George M. Schuster, pastor emeritus of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal parish, Ridgewood, was celebrated Dec. 7 at the church. He died Dec. 3 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He was 85.

Obituary: Hugo A. Sbordone

Hugo A. Sbordone, the father of Father Gaetano J. Sbordone, pastor of St. Frances Cabrini parish, Bensonhurst, died Oct. 28.

Schools Honored for Donations to Worldwide Missions

Children from Catholic schools and religious education programs who either collected the most money or gave consistently throughout the years to benefit missions around the world joined St. James parishioners for their regularly scheduled Sunday morning Mass.