The synod process has only recently been completed at churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn, but it’s already bearing fruit at St. Andrew of Avellino Church in Flushing, as the parish administrator is taking action to show parishioners that he is taking their ideas seriously.
Out of more than 700 nominations, four parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn won honorable mentions during this year’s Parish Excellence Summit.
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.
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.
Local Knights Honor Unknown Soldier; Queen and Mom; St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy art Exhibit;
Molloy’s First Fashion Show; Teens Serve Lenten Soup To Save Babies
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.
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.
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.
Not many people knew that the McGoldrick Queens Library in Flushing had been named in honor of a former pastor of St. Andrew Avellino parish.