Bishop DiMarzio Statement on his Apostolic Visitation in Buffalo

 

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Bishop DiMarzio Statement on his Apostolic Visitation in Buffalo

The Bishop of Brooklyn, Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, released this statement in response to his Apostolic Visitation to the Diocese of Buffalo:

“This has been a difficult period in the life of the Church in Buffalo.  Throughout this process, the lay faithful, religious, and clergy were in my prayers.

As part of this Apostolic Visitation to the Buffalo Diocese, we spoke with more than 80 people over a period of several weeks to gather information for this administrative review. It was conducted with urgency as the Holy See directed that this visitation be thorough with the foremost consideration being the good of the people of the Diocese of Buffalo.

What I found are many deeply devoted Catholics who love their Church. I pray this moment of suffering and pain will lead to a birth of new faith.  With the appointment of the Most Reverend Edward Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany, to oversee the Buffalo Diocese, I am confident that Buffalo Catholics are in good hands.

I hope that now Catholics in Buffalo can begin the process of moving forward, healing, and helping the diocese in all of its ministries. We extend a promise of prayer for Bishop Richard Malone, as he moves into the retirement phase of his Episcopal ministry, and for the faithful of Buffalo.”

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MASPETH FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK MAKES STREAM DREAMS COME TRUE AT CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2019

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MASPETH FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK MAKES STREAM DREAMS COME TRUE AT CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy earlier this week hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new state-of-the-art STREAM Lab at the school located in the Maspeth section of Queens.

The new STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math) Lab was made possible through the generosity of Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, who was represented at the event by President Tom Rudzewick.

Monsignor Joseph Calise, the Pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, offered a special blessing of the lab. The event was held on November 13 which is the Feast Day of St. Stanislaus Kostka. Students and faculty attended a special mass prior to the celebration of the new STREAM Lab.

 

PHOTOS ATTACHED

#1- Maspeth Federal Savings Bank President Tom Rudzewick leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new STREAM Lab.#2 Monsignor Joseph Calise blessing the new STREAM Lab.

#1- Maspeth Federal Savings Bank President Tom Rudzewick leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new STREAM Lab.

#2 Monsignor Joseph Calise blessing the new STREAM Lab.

#3- The school community checking out the sites and sounds of the new STREAM LAB.

#4- Students are all smiles at the STREAM Lab grand opening.

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MASPETH FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK MAKES STREAM DREAMS COME TRUE AT CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2019

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MASPETH FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK MAKES STREAM DREAMS COME TRUE AT CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy earlier this week hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new state-of-the-art STREAM Lab at the school located in the Maspeth section of Queens.

 

The new STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math) Lab was made possible through the generosity of Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, who was represented at the event by President Tom Rudzewick.

 

Monsignor Joseph Calise, the Pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, offered a special blessing of the lab. The event was held on November 13 which is the Feast Day of St. Stanislaus Kostka. Students and faculty attended a special mass prior to the celebration of the new STREAM Lab.

 

PHOTOS ATTACHED

#1- Maspeth Federal Savings Bank President Tom Rudzewick leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new STREAM Lab.

#2-Monsignor Joseph Calise blessing the new STREAM Lab.

#3-The school community checking out the sites and sounds of the new STREAM LAB.

#4- Students are all smiles at the STREAM Lab grand opening.

 

Diocese of Brooklyn Announces New Model for Catholic Education in Bay Ridge

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2019

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DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN ANNOUNCES NEW MODEL FOR
CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN BAY RIDGE

 

Bay Ridge Catholic Academy, new K-8 school, will focus
on engineering 
and the arts

The Diocese of Brooklyn today announced the creation of a new Catholic School named Bay Ridge Catholic Academy, a new model for the community that will be focused on faith, arts, and engineering. The school will open in September 2020 and be centered around teaching students the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st Century workforce.

 

“Creating Bay Ridge Catholic is a proud moment for the Diocese,” said Diocese District Superintendent, Roxanna Elder. “We think that the focus on engineering and the arts reaches the standards our current and future students deserve.”

 

Catholic schools around the country have been facing declining enrollment and difficult financial situations, and the Diocese of Brooklyn is no exception. Rather than simply closing more Catholic schools, the Diocese decided to embark upon a new model to serve the Bay Ridge community. Bay Ridge Catholic was created through the merger of St. Anselm and Holy Angels academies and will serve the entire Bay Ridge community.

Bay Ridge Catholic will be located at the current St. Anselm building. The interior of the building will receive upgrades, and the curriculum will be redesigned from the ground up. The Diocese has reached out to the community to solicit parent input into the academic offerings and other aspects of the new academy. Further details of the school’s offerings will be released in the coming months.

 

For more information, visit www.BayRidgeCatholic.org or email information@BayRidgeCatholic.org.

Bishop DiMarzio Concludes Apostolic Visitation in Buffalo

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2019

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Bishop DiMarzio Concludes Apostolic Visitation in Buffalo

 

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has just concluded an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo.

The Bishop made three trips; a total of seven days. He met with and interviewed close to 80 individuals; both clergy and laypeople, including members of the Presbyteral Council, Diocesan Consultors, Diocesan Finance Council, Diocesan Pastoral Council, Territorial Vicars, and Senior Priests. He also spoke with representatives of outside groups such as the Movement to Restore Trust, college presidents, and other interested parties.

This Apostolic Visitation was requested by the Holy See earlier this month.

Now that Bishop DiMarzio has finished his interviews, he will compile the information and prepare a report which will be submitted to the Holy See.

No additional information will be shared beyond this statement at this time.

 

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*MEDIA ADVISORY* MODEL WAX MUSEUM PART OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL ALL SAINTS DAY CELEBRATION

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2019

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QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRESENTS “SAINTS BE ALIVE” AND MODEL WAX MUSEUM

            The Diocese of Brooklyn today announced that a special event marking the Feast of All Saints, will take place tomorrow, Friday, November 1, 2019, featuring the students of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy. The celebration begins with an All Saints Day Mass at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church, located at 8719-88th Avenue in the Woodhaven section of Queens, at 9:00 am.

 

Following the Mass, the students dressed as Saints, will process to the school’s Mulz Hall, adjacent to the church. Students of grades 1, 2 and 3 will be part of the “Saints Be Alive” presentation and model wax museum.  The students of grades 4 and 5 will be presenting a performance of the beatitudes.

 

Members of the media are invited to attend.  To RSVP, please email jquaglione@desalesmedia.org.

 

NEW PASTOR INSTALLED AT HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH IN QUEENS Inbox x

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2019

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NEW PASTOR INSTALLED AT HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH IN QUEENS

            The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, last weekend officially installed Father Sean Suckiel as the 7th Pastor of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, located in the Fresh Meadows section of Queens.

 

“I pray that my time as Pastor of Holy Family, be a time of Invasion of Grace, Hope, and Love for all our parishioners,” said Father Sean Suckiel.

 

Photos of the installation are attached.

Photo #1 features Father Sean and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio along with Mr. and Mrs. Suckiel, the proud parents of the new Pastor.

***MEDIA ADVISORY***QUEENS CATHOLIC ACADEMY TO HOST “CARNAVAL” AND “DENIM DAY”

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2019

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CATHOLIC SCHOOL “CARNAVAL” TO MARK HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Students also to wear jeans as “Denim Day” raises funds for Breast Cancer Research

The Diocese of Brooklyn today is announcing that St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Academy will host a “Carnaval” to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month at the school tomorrow, Friday, October 25, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m., located at 80-22 Parsons Boulevard, in the Jamaica section of Queens.

 

Parents have volunteered to donate food, to create a school food festival for the students, representing cuisines from various Hispanic countries. There will also be brief presentations made to teach the students about the different cultures through lessons about countries including Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Colombia, as well as lessons about a specific dish and dances of Hispanic origin. There will also be student artwork on display which celebrating the Hispanic culture.

Additionally, the school will host “Denim Day” tomorrow, where students will wear jeans and raise money for breast cancer research.  Mr. Robert Lowenberg is the Principal of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Academy.

 

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QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2019

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QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

            The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing that St. Sebastian Catholic Academy recently hosted a special assembly to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the school located in the Woodside section of Queens.

 

The special event featured students saying prayers and singing songs in Spanish, as well as a Salsa dance performance.  Throughout the last month, the students of St. Sebastian’s focused on Hispanic Heritage Month in their Spanish classes.

 

“At St. Sebastian, we embrace the Hispanic culture of our students.  Our Spanish teacher, Señora McGuire, does a wonderful job introducing the students to the Spanish language and cultural traditions.  During Hispanic Heritage Month, our students learned about the Hispanic culture through art, poetry, music, and dance.  Their hard work and talents shone though during our assembly to close out Hispanic Heritage month,” said Michelle Picarello, Principal of St. Sebastian Catholic Academy.

 

Please find photos of the celebration attached.