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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

Cardinal Tells High School Seniors ‘God Has a Plan for Us’

Kelly Brann was still as excited when she was leaving St. Patrick’s Cathedral as she was when she departed John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers earlier in the day. The parishioner of … more

Yorktown Heights School Team Shows Global Reach

Team Ex-Stream from St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights exceeded expectations by placing second in New York State’s Destination Imagination competition at SUNY Broome Community College … more

Bridge Builders

Nearly 100 budding engineers—freshmen, sophomores and juniors—from five Catholic high schools on Staten Island designed and built bridge constructions and programmed mini robots as part of an … more

Stepinac ‘Ragtime’ Performances Highlight Show’s Themes

The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre will present three evening performances of “Ragtime” as its spring musical production beginning this month. The show’s themes of freedom, prejudice … more
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