Queens Parish Helps Itself


Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, right, presents Father Frank Schwarz, pastor of American Martyrs parish, Bayside, a check for $31,499, representing the amount the parish received after surpassing its assigned goal for the 2011 Annual Catholic Appeal.  If all pledges are paid, the parish could receive an additional $20,000. Father Schwarz said all monies received from the ACA will go toward the construction of an elevator. Also shown is Marie de Angelis, the parish’s Advocate for People with Disabilities.