Diocesan News

Bishop Honors Scout Leaders in Diocese

The Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting was held Oct. 19 at El Caribe Country Club, Mill Basin.

Below, the Bishop’s Good Scout Award is presented to NYPD Assistant Chief Steven M. Powers, commanding officer of Patrol Brooklyn South:


Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, diocesan director of development and pastor of St. Bernard’s, Mill Basin:


and Paul D. Stanton, chairman of the Catholic Committee for Scouting, who was celebrating his 50th anniversary in Scouting:


The Bronze Pelican Award honorees with Stanton and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio are, John Rosa, James Sorenson, Vincent Mangual, Chrystal Bueno, Daily Esteia Mendoza and Father Ilyas Gill, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Windsor Terrace:


Long-time Scout leader Brian Long and a boy scout salute the American flag during opening ceremony:


Almost 200 people were on hand for the dinner:


The St. Ann Award is presented to Mary Koren by Bishop DiMarzio and Father Thomas Vassalotti, diocesan chaplain for scouting:


Bishop DiMarzio presents the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award to Loretta Pizza:


Service to Youth Award honorees, Kelvin Willis, John Restrepo, Brother Mark Paul Amatrucola and Raymond Leesha with Bishop DiMarzio, Father Vassalotti and Long:


Frances Koren receives the Ann Mannix Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award from the bishop, Stanton and Father Vassalotti:


Deacon Jim Noble of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, receives the St. George Emblem:


Msgr. David Cassato, winner of the Bishop’s Good Scout Award and pastor of St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst, thanks the audience while Bishop DiMarzio and Father Vassalotti look on:


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