Students at St. Athanasius Catholic Academy were welcomed with a big surprise on their first day of school, Wednesday, Sept. 6.
What began three years ago as The Tablet’s “COVID Relief Fundraiser for Catholic Schools” will be back in September, allowing all participating schools and their students in the Diocese of Brooklyn to directly benefit from the campaign by earning cash.
Msgr. David Cassato has been known to his friends as both. Some jokingly call him “King Dave,” while others playfully refer to him as “The Pope of Bensonhurst.”
St. Athanasius Parish in Bensonhurst needs donations of cash and non-perishable food stuffs to stock its pandemic-era food pantry. The donations will help the pantry stay in operation until permanent funding sources are secured, parish officials said.
Noelle Pianoforte, a sixth-grader at St. Athanasius Catholic Academy, won the the Tablet’s Covid Relief Fundraiser for Catholic Schools competition in 2021 for selling the most subscriptions to The Tablet than any other student in the diocese — 48 — and she’s trying to help her younger sister Natalie, a third-grader, take top honors this year.
You’ll never complain about a long walk again after hearing the story of 11-year-old Theodore Gaynullin and his mother, who traveled 15 miles — on foot — to the Polish border to flee war-torn Ukraine.
Ignacyo Matynia, an actor on screens large and small, changed his first name — not an unusual thing for performers — but his motive for doing so was different than most.
Classmates at St. Athanasius Catholic Academy on Thursday represented all parochial school students in the Diocese of Brooklyn in a special goodbye and “thank you” to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who retires on Nov. 30.
In late May, three students from across the Diocese of Brooklyn were crowned the top subscription-selling winners in The Tablet’s COVID Relief Fundraiser.
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.