Finest Give to Each Other With Arms Open Wide

Owen Sprague has led the way for his family to grow closer to God. His father, NYPD Det. Danny Sprague, co-founded the With Arms Wide Open organization to help police families care for their children with special needs.

Charismatic Service with Damian Stayne

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Brooklyn is sponsoring The Charism School and Miracle Healing Service with Damian Stayne on April 20-21 at St. Simon and Jude, Gravesend.

Appeal Kicks Off Campaign By Thanking Loyal Donors

Sara Nespoli runs the faith formation program at SS. Simon and Jude parish, Gravesend. She is just months away from receiving a master’s degree in theology from St. Joseph Seminary. Sara believes her studies are an invaluable asset in teaching children and adults about the Catholic faith.

Musical Concert Tour Brings A Ray of Hope to Brooklyn

It was a night filled with powerful music, testimonials, performers and inspiring videos as Array of Hope brought its Awakening Hearts presentation Feb. 25 to SS. Simon and Jude Church, Gravesend.

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.

Back-to-School Backpack Blessings

This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a back-to-school backpack blessing in Mill Basin, invites readers to a conference on end-of-life issues from a Catholic perspective, salutes a local college that has earned “Best Bang for the Buck” honors and much more.

Workshops Scheduled to Assist ARISE Leaders

Starting in September, parishioners throughout Brooklyn and Queens will experience a comprehensive process of evangelization and spiritual renewal through RENEW International’s ARISE Together in Christ/LEVÁNTATE Unámonos en Cristo/LEVE KANPE ak Jezi Kri.

Grateful for Latin Mass

Dear Editor: Many thanks to Father Fred Marano, pastor of SS. Simon and Jude parish, Gravesend, for celebrating a Novus Ordo Latin Mass on Sunday, July 31. The Mass was celebrated “Ad Orientem” (facing the East).