Diocesan News

Over the Top in Bayside

Appeal - OLBS_cmykMsgr. Jamie Gigantiello, vicar for development, presents Father Robert Whelan, pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside, and members of the parish with a check for more than $6,000, representing the amount that the parish has exceeded its assigned goal for the 2013 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). If all pledges are paid in full, the parish can receive nearly $7,000 in additional funds. Shown are, back from left, Deacon Ernesto Avallone; Father Larry Ryan, parochial vicar; Deacon George Bourbeau; third row, Linda Farrell, bookkeeper; Peggy and John Buckley, ACA team; second row, Helen Furey, ACA team; Jane Brunhuber, secretary; Betty Kossman, rectory cook; front, Msgr. Gigantiello; Mary Ranieri, receptionist; Ann Singer, ACA team; and Father Whelan.