Wednesday, Jan. 17, was a big night for students from St. Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, St. Saviour Catholic Academy in Park Slope, and Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy in Richmond Hill.
Thanks to the generosity of the readers of The Tablet, the Christmas season was once again truly bright for children and families throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn and beyond.
Acclaimed singer and songwriter Michael Zabrocki just released his seventh CD of devotional music. The director of music ministries at Holy Trinity Church in Whitestone is a multi-talented musician whose new album is inspired by the Sisters of the Visitation in Bay Ridge. His hope is to spread the devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Matthew Schiller knows all too well the kind of difference Bright Christmas makes in people’s lives. Having worked as The Tablet’s business manager from 1973 to 1993, he was directly involved with the campaign and learned firsthand how the funds raised would help put a toy in a child’s hands and a smile on their face.
When the holiday season comes around, Father Victor Bolaños’ first priority is making Christmas a memorable one for the children in his parish.
Msgr. Richard Ahlemeyer, pastor at St. Camillus-St. Virgilius Parish, knows very well the value of Bright Christmas.
Ellen Edelman loves to look back on pictures of the Christmas celebrations held for Families, Fathers & Children over the years, and she credits The Tablet’s Bright Christmas Fund for helping put smiles on the faces of those in need.
When the Knights of Columbus held an awards ceremony on the eve of its recent 141st Supreme Convention, guests were treated to a performance by the Celtic folk band Scythian.
With the students finishing the final lap in the third annual Tablet Fundraiser for Catholic Schools, which ran from Sept. 25 to Oct. 6, principals and teachers are beginning the process of collecting the materials needed to tabulate the final scores.
Ready, set, sell! Catholic school students are getting an extra credit assignment that will put money into their pockets for tuition and raise cash for their schools. The Tablet’s Fundraiser for Catholic Schools (formerly The Tablet’s COVID Relief Fundraiser) is back and bigger than ever this year.