DeSales Media Bringing New Sites to New Academies

saint-saviour-screengrabFifteen new academies have opened their doors this fall, and diocesan bishops have been busy visiting each one to commemorate their opening and inaugural year.

DeSales Media Group has been helping these schools and others in the Diocese of Brooklyn get online with a network of brand new websites. Several are live already, and more are in the works!

This DeSales initiative complements its network of parish sites, which is also growing steadily.

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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Futures In Education Raises Over $2 Million Benefitting Impoverished Students Of Brooklyn And Queens

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 »

Education Tax Credit Will Help Families and Schools In Need

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, click on “Take Action” and make your voice heard! Read more »

Professional Musicians Play Music Composed by a 5th Grader at St. Saviour Catholic Academy

The “Young Composers” concert at Saint Saviour Catholic Academy last week featured Filipo’s piece.  Professional musicians were brought in to play the pieces composed by 5th and 6th graders -a program brought to them by to them by their music teacher, Ted Stafford.  Filipo is a 5th grader and a parishioner.

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After the tragic death of NYPD officer Brian Moore, 14 Catholic schools and academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn teamed up with the 105th Precinct to raise funds and build a Memorial Garden in his honor.

The garden dedication ceremony, street naming, and 105th precinct presentation will take place on Saturday, June 20th, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at Saint Gregory the Great School, 244-44 87th Avenue in Bellerose, New York. The ceremony was planned in conjunction with the 36th Annual Gregorian Summer Festival run by Saint Gregory the Great parish and school.

“Our festival runs for eleven nights, and this is a very large area so security is a major concern. Police Officer Moore was a frequent contributor towards the security effort here, and he was well known to the people of our community,” said Msgr. Edward Ryan, pastor at Saint Gregory the Great. Read more »