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Bronxville Students Give Alms to ‘Lenten Buddies’ in Nicaragua

It’s typical to see small cardboard boxes around Catholic churches and schools at this time of year. Many will have a short prayer and religious image printed on them with the words, “My Lenten … 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

Catholic Schools Will Open Doors for Six ‘Touring Tuesdays’

Catholic schools across the archdiocese will again open their doors on designated “Touring Tuesdays” to enable prospective parents to see first-hand the benefits of Catholic school education for … 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

Inner-City Scholarship Awards Dinner Raises Nearly $2 Million

Yamilet Andrade shared her story and the letters she wrote to Stephen and Christine Schwarzman with about 400 people at the 40th annual Inner-City Scholarship Awards Dinner. The junior at … more

Young Adults Fill Cathedral for Marian Feast Mass

The voices of Catholic musicians Matt Maher and Audrey Assad filled St. Patrick’s Cathedral during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. One song echoed with the lyrics, “I’m coming back to the … more

Jesuit High Schools Collect Food for Needy, Receive $250,000 in Tuition Assistance

The Great Ignatian Challenge may be the friendliest “food fight” ever to take place between five competitive and, at times, rival Jesuit high schools. Canned items were collected during the … more

Camp on Staten Island for Kids with Cancer Is a Product of Catholic-Jewish Partnership

On the final day of day camp late last month, 4-year-old Sabur Clark was hopping and running, happily joining other boys and girls in carefree child’s play. When he arrived at Sunrise Day Camp … more

Pro-Life Film, Meeting Inspire Maria Regina Students

Sabrina Dunckley concluded her school week with an unexpected emotional and uplifting experience. The junior was among nearly 175 classmates and faculty at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale to … more

Partnership to Support Blended Learning Growing on Staten Island

JC Kiernan is not shy when it comes to showing the good things being accomplished at St. Charles School. more

Seven Friends From Catholic Schools Plan Music Festival for Syrian Refugees

“Project Syria LIVE,” a music festival fund-raiser to benefit families displaced by the civil war in Syria will be performed Friday, April 28, at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. more

Sharing Christmas Spirit at Marian Woods

Students of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish's High School of Religion join with retired religious sisters at Marian Woods residence in Hartsdale duri​ng their annual visit to sing Christmas carols and spend time with the nuns, who included Sister Bonaventure Mackey, R.S.M., left, and Sister Rose Andrew Egan, O.P. From the left are students Isabella Waterhouse, Lena Glickman, Lina Waterhouse, Bridget Panessa, Liam McPhillips and Christian Waterhouse. more

Youth in Crisis Workshop At Seminary March 10

The archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry will hold a workshop titled “Youth in Crisis: Suicide, Depression, Anxiety and Self-Injury” at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, Saturday, March 10, 9 … more

Staten Island Catholic Charities, CYO Partner to Curb Drug Scourge

Catholic Charities of Staten Island and CYO of Staten Island have stepped up to address a drug epidemic by launching the Staten Island Heroin Epidemic Archdiocese Response Team (H.E.A.R.T.) … more

Elementary School Open Houses

During Catholic Schools Week, Touring Tuesday Open Houses (listed by county) will be held at the following schools on Jan. 30, 9-11 a.m., or by appointment. Other school open house dates are also … more

FOCUS Builds Catholic Lives in College—and Beyond

Twenty-six-year-old Bronx native Kevin Donkor is a modern-day disciple. That’s not his official job title, but it could be. Donkor is part of the growing collegiate outreach group known as … more

With Success Comes Growth For Blended Learning Model

Kieran Sullivan attests he and his schoolmates are benefiting from the Blended Learning teaching model at St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights. The seventh-grader is among the students in … more

S.I. Schools, Recalling Sandy, Assist Others in Need

The Staten Island Catholic School Region is continuing to make a difference in its community and beyond. Catholic schools in the borough raised $61,000 for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston … more
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