2011-11-04 / Letters

Advocates Thankful For Mass

Dear Editor,

The Queens South 3 Advocates thank the people of Rockaway for hosting the Rev. Brendan Downing mass for persons with disabilities.

The advocates especially thank Mr. Sean Herran of the Rockaway Irish Boys (RIBS) for his generous financial support. Rev. Gutierrez, the Pastor of St. Mary, Star of the Sea-St. Gertrude allowed us to use parish facilities. Reverends White and Bradley concelebrated the mass assisted by Deacon Eddy and members of the Edgemere community. Several gracious St. Gertrude parishioners set up the refreshments and served the guests. The afternoon ended in a spirit of camaraderie and good fellowship.

Approximately 60 persons, many with disabilities, their caregivers, relatives and friends attended the service and enjoyed the fellowship and refreshments afterward.

After all expenses were paid the funds remaining were given to the food pantries of St. Mary, Star of the Sea-St. Gertrude, St. Rose of Lima and St. Camillus.

JOHN DE RISO

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