Swimming Champions

Congrats to the boys on the AOK swimming team who won the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan Championship last Saturday at Eisenhower Park. The team is comprised of over 100 swimmers from the parishes of St Anastasia, Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, and St Kevin’s. The team toppled long-time nemesis St Sebastian’s who had won the championship for past 15 years. Great job boys, coaches, and parents!

Bible Study – We Continue with The Gospel of John

Scripture Study will begin anew in February. Msgr. Ryan will continue studying the Gospel of John. Participants have already enjoyed being drawn into the mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John. This Gospel is so oriented that the reader may come to believe more deeply and to trust more fully in Jesus and thus have life through his name. New Participants Are Always Welcome!

The sessions are held on Mondays: February 11, 19 (Tuesday), 25, March 4, 11, 18. There are day and night sessions held from 1:15 – 2:30 PM and from 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

Please meet in the Parish Center on 245 St. and Northern Blvd. Text of the Gospel with commentary is available for purchase.

Religious Education Thanksgiving holiday cheer

The Religious Education Program has been busy bringing holiday cheer! For Thanksgiving, the program partnered with a FDNY firehouse in Jamaica to bring Thanksgiving meals to 30 families who use the food pantry at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, Jamaica. Each of our grades was tasked to bring a portion of the meal’s sides: canned vegetables, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, dessert. Some of our eighth grade confirmation students from the program and Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy helped in packing the meals into bags for distribution.

Our program also made Christmas and holiday cards with special messages for the residents of Brandywine Senior Living on Little Neck Parkway. The cards were given out at a special performance.