Naomi Lopez, a student at St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy, is getting ready to sell subscriptions of The Tablet for the Second Annual COVID Relief Fundraiser for Catholic Schools — an endeavor that will generate money for schools to help them as they continue to recover financially from the pandemic.
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.
The Diocese of Brooklyn remains confident in its reopening plan as it gets ready to begin the new school year Sept. 9. As it stands, Catholic schools that share services from the Department of Education (DOE) — like nurses, transportation, meals, and special education and related services — will not be affected by the City’s delayed opening.
St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy, located in the multi-ethnic, urban community of Ozone Park, exists to provide for the education of the whole child within an environment where spiritual growth, academic excellence and an appreciation of multicultural values are fostered.
Principals leading local Catholic academies and schools were honored at the annual Principals’ Longevity Recognition Awards Celebration at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. They were recognized for their committed service, leadership and dedication to the mission of Catholic education within the diocese.
“When the parishioners see a real need, they will respond in any way they can,” said Father Barclay, pastor at St. Elizabeth’s parish.
Sister Mary Margaret Duffy, O.P., a Sister of St. Dominic, Amityville, L.I., for 86 years, died Aug. 26. She was 102.
A garden dedication ceremony, street naming and 105th Precinct presentation in honor of police officer Brian Moore will take place on Saturday, June 20.