St. John’s University, Jamaica, had three players selected in this year’s MLB draft. The Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD (Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy) has embarked on a cross-country bicycling journey.
Sister Christina Florence Rau, C.I.J., a member of the Congregation of the Infant Jesus (Nursing Sisters of the Sick Poor), Rockville Centre, L.I., who devoted her life to building up Catholic health care on Long Island, died May 9.
Father Patrick Flanagan, C.M., who grew up in St. Frances de Chantal parish, Wantagh, L.I., attending the parochial school there; Holy Trinity Diocesan H.S., Hicksville; Niagara University; Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton, Pa.; and Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington.
The Old-Timers hosted its 58th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner May 5 at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights. Five new members – of which four were products of the local CHSAA – were enshrined for their basketball accomplishments as they joined the list of over 200 deserving inductees.
The U.S. Catholic China Bureau will hold a conference at St. John’s University, Jamaica, Aug. 11-13 on the “Experience of the Chinese Catholic Church in the 21st Century.”
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.
Sister Terese Warganz, O.P., (also known as Sister Mary Matthew), a mem- ber of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, L.I., for 72 years, died April 12. She was 90.
This week’s Tablet TALK features college students raising cancer awareness, highlights a Park Slope church helping its neighbors in Haiti, offers details on the diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass and much more.
A Mass of Christian Burial for retired Deacon John P. Coffey was celebrated April 27 at Holy Family Church, Park Slope. He died April 21 at his private residence. He was 81.
St. John’s University has announced that Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, will speak at the University’s Queens Campus undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21, at 10 a.m.