Diocesan News

Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello present the Spirit of Hope Award to Patti Ann and Conor McDonald
Bishop DiMarzio read the Nativity story as students from Our Lady of Grace Academy, Howard Beach, acted it out
Msgr. Sean Ogle accepts the St. John Paul II Distinguished Stewardship Award.
Joseph Sciame, second from left, is joined by fellow members of the St. John’s University staff as he accepts the Emma A. Daniels Benefactor’s Award.
 Little Sisters of the Poor from Queen of Peace Residence join in the caroling.

Eight hundred people were on hand for the annual Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon that raises scholarship money for Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens and funds for the Diocesan Youth Initiative.