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Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting

The annual Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting was held Sept. 25 at El Caribe Country Club, Mill Basin. Two hundred thirty people attended. Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez represented Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and also received the Good Scout Award from the Catholic Committee on Scouting. Paul Stanton, chairman of the Catholic Committee, was the emcee. Former chairman, Brian Long, assisted with presentation of the Good Scout Awards as did Fathers Thomas Vassalotti and Joseph Zwosta, co-chaplains for scouting in the diocese. The retreat for Catholic Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be held Oct. 3-5 at Alpine Scout Camp in Alpine, N.J. Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto will celebrate Mass on the final day. In November, the Scouting movement in Brooklyn and Queens will again host the visit of the Peace Light from the Holy Land. The 2015 Catholic Convocation and presentation of religious awards will be held Saturday, April 25, at St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst.

From left, Webelo Scout Gabe Gutierrez, Girl Scouts Emily and Lauren Caccamo and Boy Scout Anthony Caccamo, all from Holy Name, Park Slope, present the colors at the annual Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting.
From left, Webelo Scout Gabe Gutierrez, Girl Scouts Emily and Lauren Caccamo and Boy Scout Anthony Caccamo, all from Holy Name, Park Slope, present the colors at the annual Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting.
Boy Scout Brendan Cottingham of Holy Name, Park Slope, leads the recitation of the Scout Oath.
Boy Scout Brendan Cottingham of Holy Name, Park Slope, leads the recitation of the Scout Oath.
Bishop Paul Sanchez presents the Ann Mannix Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert “Beau” Conlon of the Catholic War Veterans.
Bishop Paul Sanchez presents the Ann Mannix Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert “Beau” Conlon of the Catholic War Veterans.
Msgr. Kieran Harrington, vicar for communications, receives the Good Scout Award from Father Thomas Vassalotti.
Msgr. Kieran Harrington, vicar for communications, receives the Good Scout Award from Father Thomas Vassalotti.
Msgr. Kieran Harrington, vicar for communications. posed with members of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral parish, Prospect Heights, where he also is pastor.
Msgr. Kieran Harrington, vicar for communications. posed with members of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral parish, Prospect Heights, where he also is pastor.
Bishop Paul Sanchez presents the Service to Youth Award to Sister Mary Ann Ambrose, C.S.J., Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, Windsor Terrace, and Anthony Salak, Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village.
Bishop Paul Sanchez presents the Service to Youth Award to Sister Mary Ann Ambrose, C.S.J., Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, Windsor Terrace, and Anthony Salak, Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village.
Fathers Thomas Vassalotti and Joseph Zwosta present the Good Scout Award to Colleen Ceriello, executive director, Rocklyn Asset Corp.
Fathers Thomas Vassalotti and Joseph Zwosta present the Good Scout Award to Colleen Ceriello, executive director, Rocklyn Asset Corp.
Paul Stanton and Bishop Paul Sanchez present the Chairman’s Award for a lifetime of service to Catholic Scouting to Ethan Draddy, scout executive, Greater N.Y. Councils.
Paul Stanton and Bishop Paul Sanchez present the Chairman’s Award for a lifetime of service to Catholic Scouting to Ethan Draddy, scout executive, Greater N.Y. Councils.
Bishop Paul Sanchez presents the St. George Award to Frank Maddalena, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dyker Heights; Anthony Caccamo, Holy Name, Park Slope; and Lynn and John Sammon, St. Stanislaus Kostka, Maspeth.

 

Bishop Paul Sanchez presents the Bronze Pelican Medals to Father Joseph Zwosta, Queens Chaplain for Scouting; Father Mark Simmons, Holy Name, Park Slope; and Father Richard Bretone, St. Patrick’s, Bay Ridge. Also shown at left are Brian Long and Father Thomas Vassalotti and at right, Henry Zalak, Good Scout honoree.
Bishop Paul Sanchez presents the Bronze Pelican Medals to Father Joseph Zwosta, Queens Chaplain for Scouting; Father Mark Simmons, Holy Name, Park Slope; and Father Richard Bretone, St. Patrick’s, Bay Ridge. Also shown at left are Brian Long and Father Thomas Vassalotti and at right, Henry Zalak, Good Scout honoree.

 

Brian Long of the Catholic Committee on Scouting, presents the Good Scout Award to Chief Owen J. Monaghan, NYPD commanding officer, Brooklyn South
Brian Long of the Catholic Committee on Scouting, presents the Good Scout Award to Chief Owen J. Monaghan, NYPD commanding officer, Brooklyn South

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  1. Thanks to DeSales Media Group and to Tablet Editor / Reporter Ed Wilkenson for your wonderful story and coverage of the Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting with your beautiful photos of all our honorees.

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