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.
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.
Fifteen 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.
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.
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 »