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Yanna Sadol wears clothes from the Philippines. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with an International Festival and performance during Sunday Mass. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Students take part in the blessing of those who celebrated a birthday in January. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Lucianna Louis dishes out Haitian food to Gabrielle Dieu Donne. Photo by Christina Santucci
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(l.-r.) Anjali Misir represents India and Guyana, Bruneline Joseph’s family is from Haiti and the Dominican Republic and Andrew Frederick wears the Trinidadian flag as a cape. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Matthew McIntosh wears items from Trinidad and Tobago. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Sophia Kurian, whose family is from Ecuador, makes a plate of food. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Students in "native dress" process out of Our Lady of Lourdes in Queens Village. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with an International Festival and performance during Sunday Mass. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Girls (l.-r., back row) Brianna Pena, whose family is from Colombia; Anjali Misir, whose family is from India and Guyana; Loreanne de Campo, whose family is from the Philippines, Andrea Frederick, whose family is from Trinidad; pose with Bruneline Joseph, whose family is from the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with an International Festival and performance during Sunday Mass. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Youngsters whose birthdays are in January stand up on the alter. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with an International Festival and performance during Sunday Mass. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Mario Ortiz, whose family is from Ecuador, serves up some food at the festival. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with an International Festival and performance during Sunday Mass. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Anita Khan, whose family is from Guyana, dishes up bara, made of chick peas and flour. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with an International Festival and performance during Sunday Mass. Photo by Christina Santucci

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a performance by students during Sunday Mass and an International Festival, featuring food from the countries where families in the parish are from. Many members of the congregation are from Haiti, Guyana, the Philippines and dozens of other countries.

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