ALL BOYS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL BREAKS TRADITION WITH FEMALE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2018

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ALL BOYS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL BREAKS
TRADITION WITH FEMALE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

On Friday, May 25 at 7:30 PM, Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary will hold its Commencement Ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 250 Cathedral Pl, Brooklyn. The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will present diplomas to the graduates and address them.

Liz Faublas, an award-winning journalist, and anchor of Currents News on NET-TV will deliver the Commencement Address, becoming the first woman in recent memory to address graduates of the all-boys Catholic high school. “I’m honored and I see it as an indication of the changing roles of women in the faith. I think this is a big step for our diocese in that regard,” said Faublas.

Father Joseph Fonti, the Rector & President of Cathedral Prep, says he chose Faublas because he wanted a “strong woman of faith and greatness in terms of her service to the Church.” His choice of a woman comes at a time when the #MeToo movement has led to an increase in female graduation speakers across the country.

Faublas will address 33 young men at the graduation ceremony. “I will share a message that motivates them to continue the journey and I want to remind them that the women in their lives are a source of strength they can turn to, as we need each other in this church and we are bound by this faith,” said Faublas.

Reporters interested in covering the event should contact Carolyn Erstad or Adriana Rodriguez in advance.

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Most Holy Redeemer Merit Award Scholarships

Celebrating Achievement!
 
The St. Michael’s Catholic Academy community joined together today to celebrate the achievements of three remarkable students – Fabio Colindres, Mia Fleitas and Mirella Monteza.  Through hard work and dedication to their faith, these students are the first recipients of the St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Merit Scholarship.  Each student has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship towards their 7th grade studies.
Please join us in celebrating our students and their academic achievement, character and service to the community.

Sacred Heart CA Students Meet the Real “Horse-Power” of the NYPD!

Sacred Heart of Bayside had quite the exciting experience. Sergeant Bigg, father to a current student, spent his day off by bringing his partner, Constable the horse, and another officer accompanied by his horse, to Sacred Heart. Sergeant Bigg is part of the NYPD’s Mounted Police Unit and covers areas like Central Park and Times Squre. He shared how their jobs work, gave some fun facts about the horses, and even let students feed them peppermints, carrots, and jelly beans. Msgr. Machalski and Mrs. Cooke showed the students the proper way to feed horses and helped students do so accordingly.

Parish Merger Decree – OLMC & Annunciation

NICHOLAS DiMARZIO
By the Grace of God and of the Aposcolic See
BISHOP OF BROOKLYN

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DECREE

Changes in the spiritual practices among the faithful, a decrease in available clergy and men and women in consecrated life, changes in the general population within our Diocese, as well as concerns regarding temporal matters have affected the means by which the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been proclaimed within the Diocese of Brooklyn. In an effort to respond in the best possible way to the gifts of the Holy Spirit generously given to us in our current situation, I have overseen a comprehensive pastoral plan, which included the whole of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

In an effort to evangelize more effectively the community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as well to administrate the temporal goods of the faithful more efficiently, Reverend Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, located at 275 N. 8th Street, and Administrator of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located at 259 N. 5th Street, petitioned that they be canonically merged.

In keeping with the requirements of the Universal Law of the Church, the Presbyteral Council was consulted on February, 6, 2018 (Canon 515 § 2), and after having heard the reasons for the proposed merger its members expressed their support for this action. In addition, after having consulted the territorial Episcopal Vicars, clergy, pastoral ministers and other members of the faithful of the parishes involved, I, the undersigned Bishop of Brooklyn, hereby declare and decree that the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Parish of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, both within the Diocese of Brooklyn, shall be merged to form one Parish.

• This one Parish shall be named the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel­Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with the main Parish office to be located at 275 N. 8th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11211.

• Reverend Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello shall be the Pastor of the Parish.

• The territorial boundaries of the new parish shall encompass all of the territory which, up until now, has constituted the territories of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

• All assets and obligations currently belonging to aforementioned parishes are by this canonical merger, transferred to the Parish Our Lady of Mount Carmel­Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

• The parochial registers and the seals of the aforementioned parishes shall be kept at 275 N. 8th Street.

• The Parish shall have two churches for worship: The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Church of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This merger shall take effect on June 1, 2018, at which time the public juridic persons of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary shall be merged. Recourse action may be sought according to the norms of Canons 1732 to 1739 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

 

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DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN’S WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY HONORING LONGTIME EDITOR OF THE TABLET, ED WILKINSON

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 3, 2018

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DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN’S WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
HONORING LONGTIME EDITOR OF THE TABLET, ED WILKINSON

On Wednesday, May 9 at 11:30 AM, the Diocese of Brooklyn will celebrate the Vatican’s 52nd annual World Communications Day at 26 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

The event will celebrate the diocesan newspaper, The Tablet, and honor its longtime editor, Ed Wilkinson. The Tablet was established in 1908. Mr. Wikinson, who joined its ranks in 1970, has been with the paper for nearly five decades. He has served as editor for 38 years.

Pope Francis’ theme for this year’s World Communications Day is “The truth will set you free – fake news and journalism for peace.” This theme underscores the core mission of The Tablet since its inception: to be a source of information that devout Catholics can depend on for coverage that includes the Church’s point of view.

“In a world where secular journalism can show an uninformed view of the Church, Catholics want to hear a more balanced point of view,” said Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. “For the faithful, The Tablet is a trusted source of news and information.”

Bishop DiMarzio will present Mr. Wilkinson with the St. Francis DeSales Distinguished Communicator Award for his dedication to Catholic journalism as well as his service to The Tablet and the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Mr. Wilkinson will be the event’s keynote speaker. Father Thomas F. Dailey, from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Pennsylvania, will also speak, addressing the importance of Catholic media.

Reporters interested in covering the event should contact Carolyn Erstad or Adriana Rodriguez in advance.

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