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Our Lady of Lourdes celebrates Catholic Schools Week with international festival

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About two dozen youngsters sang and danced.
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Children line the pews of the Queens Village church during the service.
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Lindsey Joseph, whose family is from Haiti, wears a head covering showing her nationality.
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Students (l.-r.) Kayla Kumar, Lindsey Joseph and Ashley Smith pose together for a photo.
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Laura Bamishile’s family is originally from Nigeria.
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Nicholas Ruffino (c.) carries the flag of the Virgin Islands.
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Kayla Kumar sports a hat with her ensemble.
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Two students lead the dance number for their classmates.
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Students lined up on the alter for a performance after Communion.
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The performance is an annual tradition at the school, which has many students of Filipino and Haitian descent.
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Students process out of the church at the conclusion of the Mass.
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Students at Our Lady of Lourdes in Queens Village wore clothing from the countries of their ancestors during a Catholic Schools Week celebration.
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Francesca Patrana dishes out food, including her chicken lo mein from the Philippines, during the festival afterward.
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A student performs with his classmates at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a performance by students during Sunday Mass and an International Festival.

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