Youth on a Foreign Mission

From the excitement, glitter, and sophistication of New York City to the slums of Lima, Peru, deep in poverty, dirt, and garbage, Nooshin Nassiri has chosen to live in the latter as a young lay missionary for abandoned children at the Community Cenacolo’s Villa El Salvador Mission House called Help and Hope. 

Diocesan Schools Tout ‘Trifecta’

The conference provided an opportunity for Catholic schools in the Brooklyn Diocese to promote three of their attributes: They are affordable for many low-income families because of scholarships; they outperform public schools academically; and they teach faith-based values.

Tablet Talk May 11

Local Knights Honor Unknown Soldier; Queen and Mom; St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy art Exhibit;

Bishop Visits Catholic Schools, Says They Are ‘Second to None’

An annual event that dates back to 1974, Catholic Schools Week is a time when Catholic schools across the country hold a variety of community-building activities that range from Masses, open houses and musical and talent showcases to “buddy days” where upper grades mentor younger students in their schools.

Flushing Girl Scouts Help Veterans

Junior Girl Scouts from St. Andrew Avellino’s Cadette Troop 4300 display socks and underwear they collected for veterans at St. Alban’s VA Living Center.

Soup and Service at St. Andrew Avellino

The menu was “Soup to Soup” at St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy in Flushing recently as Confirmation candidates hosted the parish’s annual Lenten meal.

Giving Thanks in Flushing

St. Andrew Avellino Academy, Flushing, in conjunction with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, conducted their 16th turkey distribution.

Flushing Principal Will Be Honored for Excellence

The Catholic School Administration Association (CSAA) has announced that Debora Hanna, principal at St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy, Flushing, will receive its prestigious Lighting the Fire for Catholic Education award on Sunday, Dec. 3, at a dinner at The Marriott in Albany.