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Bronx Youth Group Leads Vigil for Slain Teen

The high school youth group of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, the Bronx, led a Memorial Vigil Against Gang Violence at the church in response to the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, who was stabbed in late June reportedly by a gang who had intended a different victim. more

Curran Leadership Academy Is Next Step for Future Principals

George Eacobacci has considered becoming a school principal for a while and now the archdiocese is helping him take that next step. The teacher at St. Francis Xavier School in the Bronx is one of … more

Prayerful Evening for Young Adults

Cardinal Dolan celebrated a Mass for young adults at St. Patrick’s Cathedral June 20. The archdiocese’s Office of Young Adult Outreach sponsored the event, which began with a Rosary and an … more

Stepinac’s Honors Academy Assesses Flint Water Crisis, Looks for Potential Lead Dangers in Westchester

Students in Archbishop Stepinac High School’s Honors Academy program studied the water crisis in Flint, Mich., for the past year across four disciplines, engineering, health sciences, finance and … more

St. Charles, Staten Island, Captures CYO Track and Field Championships

St. Charles, Staten Island, cruised to the boys and girls team titles at the Archdiocesan CYO Track and Field Championships at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in Manhattan June 10. The St. … more

Lourdes’ Jones Leads Catholic School Athletes at State Track Meet

Jaheim Jones won two state public high school championships and later that day placed second in both events at the state federation meet to lead Catholic high school runners at Cicero-North Syracuse … more

Moore Catholic Softball, Kennedy Catholic Lacrosse Win State Titles

The Moore Catholic High School softball team survived a late rally to capture the program’s second consecutive CHSAA Class AA state championship with a 4-3 victory over Long Island champion St. … more

Full of Grace

Cardinal Dolan served as principal celebrant and homilist at the 11:30 a.m. liturgy on Mothers’ Day, May 13, at Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point. To his left is Deacon Philip Marino. At … more

Judging by Eddy Awards, the Future Is in ‘Good Hands’

Informative, entertaining and with many people, young and older, filled with gratitude. That was the scene May 18 during the 45th annual Eddy Awards at ITV Studios on the campus of St. Joseph’s … more

93 Graduating Students Gather to Thank the Schwarzmans

Emily Chavez was given the opportunity to say thank you and reflect back on a long journey that is coming to a close. The St. Jean Baptiste High School senior was among the 93 Catholic high school … more

Jesuit, at Xavier, Says Helping Gang Members Begins With Love

Declan Coles, 17, listened attentively at Xavier High School in lower Manhattan, as a guest speaker, Father Greg Boyle, S.J., gave a talk May 17 about Homeboy Industries, a Los-Angeles-based … more

Student Speaker at ICSF Gala Says All Hallows Changed His Life

DeAlbert Shephard believes he’s a step closer to fulfilling his dream of being an intelligence analyst in the FBI because of his Catholic high school education and the Inner-City Scholarship … more

Ursuline Students Act to Address Venezuelan Food Crisis

At a Venezuelan restaurant in New Rochelle, students from The Ursuline School in the Westchester city met last week to have a meal and talk about what the Venezuelan food crisis means to them, and how they are raising awareness in the United States and raising funds to provide a daily “arepa” breakfast for school children at Corazon de Maria school in a poor neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela. more

Ignatian Tournament Helps Jesuit Students Answer Those in Need

Fordham Prep came in first among five area Jesuit high schools competing in the Ignatian Social Justice Tournament at the Province Conference Center on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Fordham Prep’s … more

After-School Enrichment, Enhanced Special Education Pilot Programs Set for 2018-2019

An after-school enrichment program in 15 elementary schools across the archdiocese, and an enhanced special education program at three elementary schools on Staten Island and two in the Bronx, will … more

Marked Mass

Our Lady of Good Counsel School on Staten Island after celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first Mass in Good Counsel’s present church on April 29. The actual first Mass in the current church … more

2,000 Accept ‘You’re Amazing Invitation’ at Westchester County Center

Justin Fatica delivered an energetic, emotional and motivational speech to more than 2,000 people at the Westchester County Center in White Plains April 25 before his Hard as Nails Ministries tour bus, but not the ministry itself, departed the region. more

Catholic Conference Strengthens, ‘Restores’ Faith of Young Adults

The Vegas turned a Catholic retreat for young adults into a family outing. Xavier and Elizabeth Vega attended Restore: Origin – A Catholic Conference for Young Adults at Mount St Mary College in … more

Emblem Sunday Scouting Mass Celebrates Special Virtues

Samara Vazquez was among the 158 scouts honored at the archdiocesan annual Emblem Sunday Scouting Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a special liturgy at which Cardinal Dolan served as principal … more

New CYO Sport ‘Bowling’ Over Staten Island Youth

Chris Trapp is a newcomer to bowling with a 130 average and a high game of 201. The 12-year-old at St. Ann’s School is one of many children enjoying Staten Island CYO’s bowling … more
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