Whether it was helping someone find a place to live, get a job or just talk about their problems, Father Andrew Struzzieri was more than just a sympathetic parish priest — he was a guardian angel. One recipient of his generosity is now determined to assist others.
The Knights of Columbus/St. Ambrose Council #1463, College Point, has donated more than $100,000 to two Queens parishes and a diocesan group in the name of evangelization and helping local youth.
Educator Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” It’s a mantra that can be applied to the teams who work simultaneously at the Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens (CFBQ) and Futures in Education (FIE) for Brooklyn and Queens.
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.