Sister Mary John O’Rourke, O.S.U.

Sister Mary John O’Rourke, O.S.U., died May 22 at St. Ursula Center, Blue Point, L.I. She was 78. A native of Ozone Park, she entered the Congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk in 1954 and professed her final vows six years later. She graduated from St. John’s University, Jamaica, and earned a master’s in history […]

St. Stan’s Shines in Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament

Just one week after an exciting night playing on the professional Court at Barclays Center, the St. Stan’s, Ozone Park, eighth-grade Catholic Youth Organization was back on the floor playing for a good cause this past weekend. St. Camillus’ Springman Hall, Rockaway Beach, was the site of a two-day Coaches vs. Cancer basketball tournament. The […]

Ozone Park Parish Begins Music Series

“Music at the Gate,” a new concert series has been launched by St. Mary Gate of Heaven, the Montfort Missionary parish in Ozone Park. Its inaugural concert took place on Sunday, Sept. 15. Phil Skabeikis, the series’ artistic director quoted Pope Benedict XVI saying, “Music has the power to lead us back…to the Creator of […]

Tablet TALK

Joan Flynn Celebrates 50 Years Serving Brooklyn Diocese   DeSales Media Group and The Tablet were proud to honor Joan Flynn for her 50 years of service to the diocese at a special luncheon for family, friends and colleagues at Michael’s Restaurant, Marine Park, on March 13. Among the guests were her former boss, Frank […]

Obituary: Anne J. Pitaro Was Longtime Diocesan Educator

Longtime Catholic school educator Anne J. Pitaro, 85, of Greenwich, Conn., died Feb. 8 from complications of lymphoma.  She worked in the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Brooklyn for 29 years as both teacher and principal at the former St. Elizabeth School in Ozone Park.  Born in Ozone Park, she graduated from Nativity B.V.M. […]

Ozone Park Food Fest Assists Parish Unity

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary-St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr, Ozone Park, hosted an International Food Festival on Sept. 15 under a tent set up in the schoolyard of the Divine Mercy Catholic Academy, Ozone Park. Over 400 parishioners of Polish, Italian, Filipino and Spanish descent attended the festival, and many cooked and donated the […]


9/11 Ceremonies

Ozone Park Peace was the theme for the Sept. 9 opening Mass of the new school year at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy, Ozone Park. Father Paul Palmiotto, pastor, celebrated the Mass. He told students that peace begins with them and they can spread it to the world. The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was remembered […]