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Young Readers at Park Slope

Photo Laura Montes


The lectors at the new family Mass in St. Saviour, Park Slope, range in age from third graders from the academy and faith formation program to seventh graders. Pictured in the top row are Elizabeth Smily, Eileen Serton, Bea O’Conor, Kyle Beaudry; bottom row: Zahra Collymore, Tariku Borchard-Young, Abbie Yarish, Bea Hutchens and Father Frank Spacek, pastor. All are welcome to attend the installation Mass for Father Spacek, May 17, at the 10 a.m. Family Mass. Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto will be presiding.

Photo © AnnaMarie Prono

A spectacular double 90th birthday celebration was held on March 28 at the Golden Age Club of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Forest Hills, for Gloria Mack and Fran Sidlo. Cabaret singer Dian Wroblewski put on a show in the parish hall that included Broadway and classic tunes. He interacted with the audience singing songs that were familiar to many, who mouthed the words and sang along. Some even took to the floor dancing. Goldies’ own, Wally Duome, joined Wroblewski at the microphone for the final encore, “New York, New York.” The birthday gals enjoyed the entertainment and were thrilled to be front and center, waving their arms alongside the singing duo. “I wasn’t too happy about 90, but this really started me off with a smash!” Mack said.

Expectant Mother Care (EMC) is looking for parishes to hold a baby bottle drive from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day!

Mother’s Day is coming up so here’s how to get started:

  1. Get in touch with EMC and give them a count of the number of families at your parish.
  2. EMC will deliver the empty baby bottles to you before Mother’s Day.
  3. Make announcements before and after Mother’s Day in bulletins and from the pulpit.
  4. Have volunteers hand out bottles on Mother’s Day.
  5. Fill bottles with donations (Please suggest checks.)
  6. Have volunteers collect bottles on Father’s Day.

For more information, or to get started, call 845-288-3989.

Our Lady of Grace church, Gravesend, presents Daniel Rodriguez and Frank Rendo in concert, Friday May 7, 7pm. Tickets are $20 and available at rectory or at the door. Call 718-627-2020.

Julie Chen, CBS television personality and St. Francis Prep graduate established a special scholarship fund at the school to help students with the cost of their tuition.

She has agreed to donate $250,000 to establish a permanent scholarship fund that will assist deserving girls who may otherwise find it difficult financially to attend the Fresh Meadows high school. The first of these awards will be presented to selected students this coming September for the 2018-19 school year.

Join The TALK. Tablet TALK that is. Send photos, congratulations, announcements to Antonina Zielinska, via email, fax 800-683-6602, or postal mail 1712 10th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11229. For more information, call 718-517-3132.