Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy in Brooklyn today hosted a “Wear Lime Green” donation dress-down day to show their support and raise money for 7th grader Marco Wilen who has recently been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

In addition to the dress-down, the fundraiser included the sale of desserts and treats donated by Frost-A-Cake. There was also a basketball tournament for the students of grades 4-8, featuring a Free Throw and Three-Point contest which was also part of the fundraiser.

Financial donations are still being accepted and can be made by sending a check payable to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy in Brooklyn with “Marko” written on the envelope, or through Venmo @OurladyofGraceschool-AlumniAss. All funds raised will support his family and medical-related expenses.

Kelly Wolf is the Principal of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy located in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn.

To watch the video from the event, click on this VIMEO link:

Treats donated by Frost A Cake
Treats Donated by Frost A Cake to support the Our Lady of Grace fundraiser for 7th-grade student Marko Wilen.
A picture of some of the students who participated in the dress down day and basketball tournament to raise money for their fellow student.
A picture of some of the students who participated in the lime green dress-down day and basketball tournament to raise money for their fellow student.
Marco Wilen and a friend playing basketball during the fundraiser.
Marco Wilen and a friend played basketball during the fundraiser to help him pay his medical expenses due to his recent diagnosis.


Brooklyn and Queens Catholic School Students to Compete in Elementary Math Bee Finals




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Brooklyn and Queens Catholic School Students to Compete in Elementary Math Bee Finals

The Diocese of Brooklyn today is announcing the final round of the Elementary School Math Bee will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30 at 4 pm, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy, located at 5902-6th Avenue in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.

The contests will feature 18 students in grades 4 and 5 representing Catholic schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

Members of the media are invited to attend. To RSVP, please send an email to


Bishops Inaugurate New Academies

From The Tablet

new academiesFifteen new academies opened this fall, and diocesan bishops have been busy visiting each one to commemorate their opening and inaugural year.

Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski visited the community of St. Bartholomew Catholic Academy, Elmhurst, on Nov. 6.

He celebrated Mass for the students, faculty and staff as well as many parents and parishioners in attendance. Fathers Rick Beuther, pastor, and John Gildea, pastoral associate, concelebrated the morning liturgy.

Students greeted Bishop Mroziewski by learning how to say good morning and welcome in his native language of Polish. Students also sang a hymn in Polish in honor of Our Lady of Czestochowa, and were proud to present a portrait of the patroness of Poland to the bishop as a memento of his visit.

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School of the Week: Saint Sebastian School

Currents is a nightly Catholic news program featuring local and national events and interviews. Currents launched in 2009, making it the first Catholic daily news program in the country.  Each week, they feature a school within the Diocese of Brooklyn.  Most recently, Currents education correspondent Marie Elena Giossi visited St. Sebastian School in Woodside, where teachers and clergy are helping students grow mentally, physically and spiritually.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy Students Take on NBA Entrepreneurial Challenge

The esteemed law firm of Kaye Scholer, LLP located in the heart of Midtown was recently the site of a social entrepreneurship challenge hosted by the Middy Fund, and featuring middle school students from St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy. The students presented ideas for websites, apps and programs which they had designed to eradicate problems they face in their lives.  Students delivered their presentations to an audience of 100; many of whom were leaders in finance, education and successful entrepreneurs.

“The biggest lesson I learned was to never give up. Go out and show them what you’ve got! Show them your best! Most importantly, I learned that everyone can succeed,” said Samantha, an 8th Grade Student from St. Elizabeth Catholic Read more »