DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN CELEBRATING ITS DIVERSITY BY
RECOGNIZING IMMIGRANTS FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS
On Friday, October 6, 2017, the Diocese of Brooklyn will recognize Catholic immigrants who have become shining stars in their communities. The Annual Shining Star Awards is a two-part ceremony hosted by Catholic Migration Services, an organization committed to empowering underserved immigrant communities in Brooklyn and Queens. The first dinner/ceremony will be held tonight at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Cocktails begin at 6:30 pm and Dinner at 7:30 p.m. The second ceremony will be held next Friday, October 13th, at the same place and time.
Selected by members of their communities, honorees stand out for their leadership and unique contributions. Tonight’s Shining Star Award recipients come from Panama, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Guatemala, Czech Republic, Ghana, Korea, El Salvador, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Haiti, Brazil, India, and the Dominican Republic.
The honorees for next week’s event come from the African-American community as well as Poland, Italy, Honduras, India, Vietnam, China, The Philippines, Lithuania, Croatia, Pakistan, Ukraine, West Indies, and Belarus.
As a Diocese, we are constantly inspired by the immigrants we serve for their generosity in helping us do our work.
If you would like to cover the dinner, give us a call so we can help facilitate interviews.