Catholic education in Brooklyn and Queens received a big boost on Dec. 11 when a luncheon hosted by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio raised $350,000 for scholarships and tuition assistance.
The cause is personal for Msgr. Cassato. One night in 1953, David Cassato, then 5 years old, was headed home from his grandparents’ house. He turned to his father and asked about a photo he had seen. That night, he first heard about Mother Cabrini, who had helped Msgr. Cassato’s grandparents when they came from Sicily to the Lower East Side of Manhattan on 1910 with nothing.
The Shrine Church of St. Gerard Majella, Hollis, was vandalized twice in one week in September, according to pastor Father JosephJude Gannon, who said he believes the same person was responsible for both acts.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio recognized “Court of Honor” donors to the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Annual Catholic Appeal in a celebration Sept. 14 at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston.
Walter Campbell, board chair of Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy, Canarsie, and the members of the Campbell family presented a check to the Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens for the educational benefit of students at Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy.
The Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens announced that it has re-launched its signature Grant Program, awarding 36 new grants totaling nearly $300,000.
More than 700 people of good will showed their support for Catholic education and evangelization by attending the annual Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon at Russo’s On the Bay, Howard Beach, Dec. 7.
At Bishop Mugavero Residence for Retired Priests in Douglaston, there are currently 37 priests and bishops who have served their ministry for the Diocese of Brooklyn for a total of 1,907 years, ranging from 38 years ordained to 70 – an average of 53 years.
There are more than 100 million Americans living today who graduated from a Catholic school. If every graduate contributed a few dollars to a Catholic education fund, there would be no need to close or merge any Catholic school.
At the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, pastors, parochial vicars and lay leaders joined together for a capital campaign workshop focused on sharing tips and best practices for Spanish-speaking parishes and communities that will participate in Generations of Faith later this year and into 2016. The workshop was organized by The Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens, […]