Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon

The Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon held Dec. 6 at Russo’s-on-the-Bay, Howard Beach, netted $750,000 for scholarship money to assist students affected by Hurricane Sandy. Honored were: Msgr. John Bracken with the Blessed John Paul II Distinguished Stewardship Award; Joseph E. Geoghan with the Emma Daniels Benefactor’s Award; and Joseph Palumbo with the Spirit of Hope Award. A special tribute was paid to pastors of parishes that suffered from the super storm. Emcee of the event was CBS 2 News anchor, Maurice DuBois. Students from Mary, Queen of Heaven School, Mill Basin, performed a Christmas pageant.

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