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Youth Round-Up Oct. 22


Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst, Emphasizes the Corporal in Works of Mercy


The young men at Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst, had an opportunity to save lives by giving blood. “Giving blood helps us stride towards greatness because it impacts many lives that are not our own,” said Timo Sullivan, a senior and president of the leadership committee.

As Pope Asked, Kearney Ladies Bring God to Others


Seven seniors from Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, were commissioned as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion at the opening of a school Mass, offered by Kearney’s chaplain, Msgr. David Cassato.

“When Pope Francis visited the United States recently, he brought the message of God’s love to us,” said Msgr. Cassato. “These young women have agreed to spread God’s love to others by distributing the Body and Blood of the Lord at Kearney’s liturgical functions and in their own parishes, as well as bringing the Eucharist to the homebound and those unable to attend Mass.” The girls are pictured after the ceremony with Msgr. Cassato. Left to right: Gianna Caratenuto, Allison Sisto, Amanda Potter, Esther Nduwimana, Neesha Isaac, Samantha Rubino and Emily Luong. Jasmine Ali was unable to attend Mass that morning, but will be commissioned as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion at a later date.


WYD Cabaret Fundraiser

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Filipino community of Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park, is sponsoring a fundraiser Dinner/Cabaret Night to benefit 17 World Youth Day pilgrims. The show will feature Josephine Sanges, who many will be familiar with from the many diocesan events she has sung for. Now, she’s becoming a rising star in the cabaret world. Accompanying her will be John Cook, who is also her music arranger and songwriter. He’s also director of music at Our Lady of Fatima in East Elmhurst. Also appearing is cabaret artist (and music director for Irish tenor Ronan Tynan) Bill Lewis and Our Lady of the Snows parish cantor John Castagliola.Tickets are only $30 for dinner and show (a bargain!) starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Green Room. The World Youth Day pilgrims will be on hand working this event. For more information, call Father Jeremy at 718-347-6070.

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