Dear Editor: I have been blessed and thankful to work for the last 33 years with the Montfort Missionary priests. These men came to America in the early 1900s along with the Daughters of Wisdom to establish parishes and schools. Saint Mary Gate of Heaven in Ozone Park has been run by the Montforts since the early 1900s.
I have been so blessed to work with these wonderful caring priests. They really practice what they preach. They are always there for you. I have learned so much by their word and especially their examples and I am so thankful and proud to have worked with them all these years. They have made such a difference in my life and I am sure many other people. God bless them all.
Valley Stream, L.I.
Editor’s Note: Dennis DeMarinis teaches eighth grade at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Academy, Ozone Park.