Deacon Abdon Mejia

Deacon Abdon Mejia, a retired deacon of the Archdiocese of Lima, Peru, who served at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica, Sunset Park, died Oct. 17 at Maimonides Medical Center, Borough Park. He was 91.

Sports Round-Up Oct. 21

The St. Augustine H.S., Park Slope, Alumni Association will host its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony Nov. 4.

Thanks for Including Us

Thank you for your excellent coverage of the Mass of Inclusion for People with Disabilities and the Deaf that was celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica on Sunday, June 4.

Holy Name’s Class of ’57 Reunites

This week’s Tablet TALK honors youth and adults who have made special achievements in recent weeks, from graduations to judicial installations; highlights a Class of ’57 reunion; announces a golf outing in honor of Brendan Dugan, and more.

Everyone Welcome at Mass of Inclusion

During a special Mass of Inclusion for People with Disabilities, Father John Murray, C.Ss.R., pointed out that in the New Testament, Jesus was reluctant to cure physical illness but was always eager to cure spiritual illness.

Parishes, Schools Honored For Giving the Gift of Life

On May 2, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the New York Blood Center recognized the parishes, schools and individuals in Brooklyn and Queens who made significant contributions to the 2016 blood drive campaign.

Diocesan Math Bee

Twenty students from academies and schools in Brooklyn and Queens participated in the diocesan math bee for sixth-, seventh- and eighth graders at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Academy, Sunset Park.

New Officers Installed for Commodore Barry Club

This week’s Tablet TALK features “souper” students and parishioners in Queens, a school raising funds to fight cancer, a free opera (one-night only) in Brooklyn, details on a summer mission trip to Peru and much more.

Nervous Immigrant Community Celebrates Year of the Rooster

Amid fears about the future of immigration policy in this country, a festive atmosphere still filled the streets of Sunset Park in honor of Lunar New Year last weekend. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio presided over a Chinese Mass in honor of the Year of the Rooster at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

Bishop Begins Series Of Deanery Masses

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has embarked on a journey that will take him to each of the 22 newly formed parish deaneries during this pastoral year, 2016-2017. A deanery is a grouping of parishes near one another that cooperate and work together on special projects.