BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN
DIOCESAN MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH BEE THIS AFTERNOON
The Diocese of Brooklyn Press Office is announcing a Brooklyn and Queens Catholic School Math Bee taking place this afternoon, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 4 PM, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy, located at 179-14 Dalny Road in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens.
The Math Bee will feature the participation of students from Grades 6, 7 and 8, representing 55 Diocesan academies and schools. All schools competing this afternoon had an internal school math bee from which a winner was selected to compete at the Diocesan level.
The Diocese of Brooklyn will also host an Elementary Grade Math Bee in April, featuring 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students from 54 schools. Details to be announced. Cathy Kenny of St. Frances De Sales Catholic Academy is the Diocesan Math Bee Coordinator.
All schools and academies are closed on March 21, 2018, for Winter Storm Tobywhich is expected to deposit 11-15 inches of snow in the New York City area.
From 6:00am EDT, Wed Mar 21 until 6:00am EDT, Thu Mar 22
Issued by: New York City – NY, US, National Weather Service,
…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM EDT THURSDAY… * WHAT…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 11 TO 15 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE…PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY, SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK. * WHEN…FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM EDT THURSDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE. SNOW WILL DEVELOP DURING THE MORNING AND BECOME HEAVY BY AFTERNOON. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES. A COMBINATION OF THE HEAVY SNOW AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH COULD BRING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES, CREATING POWER OUTAGES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. CHECK LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION SERVICES FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS. &&
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN MOBILIZING TO HELP AND PRAY FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS IN PUERTO RICO
The Diocese of Brooklyn is taking action to help victims of hurricane Maria, the storm that devastated Puerto Rico last month, leaving millions of people without power, food, and basic necessities. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has encouraged parish pastors to take up collections of material goods to send to the island. People are asked to donate items like bottled water, non-perishable canned food, baby food, formula, diapers, personal hygiene products and much more. Anything collected will be packaged by Catholic Charities and flown to Puerto Rico on JetBlue Airlines. Catholic Charities there will arrange for distribution of the items to hurricane victims.
There will also be a voluntary monetary collection taken up at Masses throughout the diocese this Sunday, October 8th.
Many Puerto Rican families in our Diocese are worried about their loved ones back home and how they will survive this disaster. Bishop DiMarzio is asking the faithful of Brooklyn, Queens and beyond to pray for these families at a special Mass on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Bishop DiMarzio will celebrate the Eucharist and Father Frederick Cintron, Director of Our Lady Mother of Divine Providence, and Pastor at St. Catharine of Alexandria, will preach the homily.
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy in Forest Hills is one of 18 Catholic schools and academies in Queens and Brooklyn with a program that teaches students the Latin and Greek roots of words. Currents education correspondent Marie Elena Giossi reports.
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.
On Thursday, October 15th, Futures in Education, the scholarship fund of the Diocese of Brooklyn, hosted its annual Scholarship Fund Dinner at the Grand Ballroom of The Waldorf Astoria New York in Manhattan. The event raised an overall of $2.3 million in scholarships for the deserving students of low-income families of Brooklyn and Queens to attend Catholic elementary schools and academies, overpassing the record set last year of $2.2 million.
“When you save one soul, you save the whole world. This is the same, we are working one child at a time. Thanks to God we are able to help nearly 6,000 deserving students with scholarships to stay in our schools,” said the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, during the event. Read more »
The Education Tax Credit (ETC) legislation would provide $150 million in additional funds to help families pay tuition. Last year, the ETC came very close to passing into law but came up short in the State Assembly.
To make it a reality, we need even more families, teachers, and staff to make our voice even louder! Go to nystatecatholic.org, click on “Take Action” and make your voice heard! Read more »