Tablet Talk Sept. 8

Tons of Fun with Catholic Charities; Kid’s Bereavement Camp; Death of St. Padre Pio; Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn; Grandparents;

60 Years Ordained

Five priests of the Brooklyn Diocese are observing their 60th year of priesthood. They were ordained May 31, 1958 by Bishop Bryan J. McEntegart at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn.

John DeRiso

John DeRiso, 77, one of the driving forces behind the Support Group for the Physically Challenged at St. Helen’s parish, Howard Beach, died March 8.

Howard Beach Honors Padre Pio

St. Helen’s parish in Howard Beach celebrated the Feast of St. Padre Pio with a candlelight procession and veneration of the saint’s relic.


Father Herald, CFR, displays socks that the parishioners of St. Helen’s, Howard Beach, donated to the men at the St. Anthony Shelter in the Bronx. During ‘Socktober’ more than 350 pairs of new socks were collected.

Pilgrimage to Long Island

The Rosary Ministry of St. Helen’s parish, Howard Beach, sponsored a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island on Saturday, Oct. 1. T

Padre Pio Observance in Howard Beach

St. Helen’s parish, Howard Beach, conducted a triduum in honor of St. Padre Pio. On the final evening, parishioners gathered for Mass, a procession and the chance to venerate a relic of the saint.

Memorial Walk for Howard Beach Jogger

Now known as the “trail of tears,” nearly a thousand family members, friends and local residents gravely walked along Spring Creek Park, Howard Beach, for the Karina Vetrano memorial walk Aug. 16.