Cathedral Prep students helped research the purchase options for a jet, which is now the “Flying Classroom” of pioneering pilot Capt. Barrington Irving. The good captain returned the favor recently by giving them rides in the Learjet over Long Island.
The floodwaters of Hurricane Ida have receded. Now, for churches and schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn among many other sites, comes the hard part — cleaning up.
Cathedral Prep School and Seminary alumnus Steve Somers is no stranger to giving back to his high school, including donating its new science lab and establishing scholarships in his parents’ names over the last two decades.
Bishop Kevin Sweeney smiles when he remembers his reaction to the phone call he received in March of 2020 from a Vatican official, calling to say Pope Francis was naming him the new bishop of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey.