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Catholic Migration Services Presents Its Shining Stars

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Catholic Migration Services conducted two dinners on successive Fridays to honor the recipients of this year’s Shining Star Awards presented to parishioners of the diocese’s ethnic ministries for their service to the Church in Brooklyn and Queens. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, assisted by Father Patrick Keating, chief executive officer of Catholic Migration Services, made the presentations

The following are the names of the recipients of this year’s Shining Star Awards and the ministries they represent:

Maria Teresa Alonso, Cuban

Peter Owusu Amoako, Ghanaian

Ivanica Antolos, Croatian

Patrick Bashir, Pakistani

Deacon LeRoy Peter Joseph Branch, Jr., African-American

Kazimieras Butkus, Lithuanian

Nestora Diaz, Puerto Rican

Artur Dybanowski, Polish

Sir Sylvanus Ikechukwu Egbunam, Nigerian

Buteau Espiegle, Haitian

Raymundo Xec Garcia, Guatemalan

Dr. Conrado Gomez, Colombian

Vera S. Kolasa, Czech/Slovak

Anna Kurovska, Ukrainian

Moo Soo Kwon, Korean

Yu Li, Brooklyn Chinese

Ngo Ling Lie (Widya Lilianty G.), Indonesian

Caterina Lionetti, Italian

Murilo Magalhaes, Brazilian

Selwyn and Smitha Selwyn Marakacherry, Latin Rite

Ann McGovern, Irish

Luciano and Blanca Miranda Meneses, Mexican

Marina (Maria) Novitskaya, Russian-Speaking

Luis Santiago and Maria R. Quizhpi, Ecuadorian

Patricia Lillian Romain, West Indian

Ruth Samalca-Manligoy, Filipino

Thomas and Jean Tsai, Queens Chinese

Maria Magdalena Vargas, Dominican Republic

Tuan Duc Vu, Vietnamese

The Catholic Migration Office presented its first Founders’ Award in memory of Bishop Francis J. Mugavero and Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua to Msgr. Ronald Marino, vicar for Migrant and Ethnic Apostolates, for 35 years of service to immigrants. Making the presentation is Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Father Patrick Keating, chief executive officer of Catholic Migration Services.
The Catholic Migration Office presented its first Founders’ Award in memory of Bishop Francis J. Mugavero and Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua to Msgr. Ronald Marino, vicar for Migrant and Ethnic Apostolates, for 35 years of service to immigrants. Making the presentation is Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Father Patrick Keating, chief executive officer of Catholic Migration Services.

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