Gray skies and rainy, wind-swept weather didn’t stop some of the best and the brightest students in the Diocese of Brooklyn from celebrating their academic achievements at the annual Catholic Schools Night event.
Catholic Schools Night returns tonight, June 22, at Maimonides Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. The event is sponsored by the Diocese of Brooklyn and DeSales Media Group, the parent company of The Tablet.
The Tablet subscriptions sold during the month-long campaign resulted in more than $30,000 going back into students’ and schools’ pockets. Those checks are finally in the process of being signed, sealed, and delivered to participating students across the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Calling him a “true leader in journalism,” Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio presented the St. Francis de Sales Distinguished Communicator Award to local journalist Errol Louis. Bishop DiMarzio bestowed the award, which recognizes an individual who has made exemplary contributions in the communications field, during a virtual event on May 26.
The Tablet is announcing the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place student grand prizewinners, plus the two school grand prize winners in the May 29 printed edition of The Tablet.
Anticipation is building as DeSales Media Group, the parent company of The Tablet, tallies up all of the subscriptions sold for the newspaper’s COVID Relief Fundraiser, which will soon put cash in the pockets of the students who sold them and their school.
Msgr. Kieran Harrington of the Diocese of Brooklyn has been named the new national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples made the appointment. Msgr. Harrington will succeed Father Andrew Small, OMI, who is completing his second five-year term.
The Third Annual Great Diocesan Read-Aloud (GDRA) was another success across the Diocese of Brooklyn. Guest speakers, including authors, clergy members, first responders, and congresswomen, virtually visited 30 diocesan classes to read their favorite stories to the students.
As students across New York City return to school in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, remote learning devices are more essential than ever for their education. That’s why DeSales Media Group and the Catholic Television Network (which is a part of DeSales) are giving each child enrolled in a Catholic School an iPad or Chromebook plus free Internet access.
Currents News, the nightly program that delivers the news from a Catholic perspective, has won nine Telly Awards for excellence in journalism.