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Passing of Monsignor Vincent Keane ‘52

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We regret to announce that Monsignor Vincent Keane ’52 has passed away. We mourn the loss of a holy priest, our former teacher and Rector-Principal. May he rest in the Peace of Christ.

Monsignor Keane served at Cathedral Prep, Brooklyn from 1959-1963 as Prefect of Students and as History and Religion teacher. Monsignor Keane then served at Cathedral Prep, Elmhurst from 1963-1979 as Rector-Principal (1974-1979), as well as Prefect of Students, History and Religion teacher, and Spiritual Director.

Another generation of students remember Monsignor Keane as Director of the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation at the Immaculate Conception Residence in Douglaston (1988-1997) and Spiritual Director (2001-2006), also serving as Faculty of Cathedral College, Temporary Executive Director of the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, and Director of the Apostleship of Prayer-Sacred Heart Devotion

Monsignor Keane also served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of Saint Francis de Sales (Belle Harbor), and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Bayside), Associate Pastor of SS. Joachim and Anne (Queens Village) as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Pascal Baylon (St. Albans).
The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE: Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston, New York 11362 Tel: (718) 229-8001

Friday, February 8, 2019 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM

      VIGIL: Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston, New York 11362 Tel: (718) 229-8001

Friday, February 8, 2019 7:30 PM

 FUNERAL: Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston, New York 11362 Tel: (718) 229-8001

Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:30 AM

    BURIAL: Saint John Cemetery

 

 

 

 

Passing of Monsignor Conrad Dietz

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you…imitate their faith.” [Hebrews 13:7] 

Cathedral Prep mourns the loss of Monsignor Conrad Dietz. Msgr. Dietz, who was on faculty at Cathedral Prep from 1958-1964. The majority of his priestly service was spent in the classroom and at the pulpit preparing men for a life of service as diocesan priests, deacons, and dedicated husbands and fathers.

We are extremely grateful for his 60 years dedicated service to our diocese throughout his ministry. Please pray for the repose of his soul and the consolation of his family and friends.

The arrangements are as follows:

 

WAKE:                   Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Inc.

125 Hillside Avenue

New Hyde Park, New York 11040

Tel: (516) 354-0634

                                 Sunday, October 1, 2017

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

 

FUNERAL:           Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway

Douglaston, New York 11362

Tel: (718) 229-8001

Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM

 

BURIAL:                     St. Charles

                                      Farmingdale, New York

The Players Event

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Last night, Alumni from Cathedral Prep Brooklyn and Queens, Cathedral Prep NY and St. Pius X (Uniondale) gathered at The Players Club in Gramercy Park. The Three Alumni Associations came together to celebrate their common mission and unique experiences in their respective high school seminary programs.

Msgr. Ed Weber of Cathedral Prep NY, John Ryan of St. Pius X and Fr. Joseph Fonti all spoke about their similar experiences and the benefits of establishing a relationship among the different alumni associations.

The bonds of our brotherhood were shared by all, and we look forward to next year!

24th Annual Cathedral Prep Golf Classic

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On June 22nd, Cathedral Prep hosted the 24th Annual Golf Classic at North Hills Country Club in Manhasset, NY! With perfect weather, over 90 duffers, dedicated supporters, and alumni came out to enjoy a day on the links.

We look forward to seeing you again next year on June 21, 2018!

This year’s winning foursome shot 9 under par and had two alums lead the way.

Congratulations to:

Rich Donovan, `79

Kevin Murphy, `79

Chris Strand

Chris Strand, Jr.

The second place foursome shot 7 under par.

Congratulations to:

Michael Fallon, `79

James Kelly

Jerry Magaldi, `74

Steve Reinhardt

Congratulations to the following Nearest to the Pin winners:

Hole #6 – Rich Paio

Hole #12 – Rich Donovan, `79

Hole #16 – Tom Early, `74

 

Congratulations to the Longest Drive winner:

Hole #17 – James Kelly

Thank you to the following main sponsors for making this event possible:

Cocktail & Dinner Sponsor:

Tim Reynolds, `73

Brunch Sponsor:

Kenneth Yashian – President, Ben-Jo Trucking

Program Sponsors:

Francesco Serravalle, `79

Universal Builders Supply, Inc.

Woodworks Construction Co., Inc.

Golf Cart Sponsors:

Picciano & Scahill – Frank Scahill, `76

Island Acoustics, LLC

Lunch Sponsor:

Vocations Office, Diocese of Brooklyn – Father Sean Suckiel, `03

 

 

The Graduating Class of 2017

On Graduation morning, Friday, May 26th, our community gathered with the proud parents and family of the Class of 2017 at the Prep to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving. Father Joseph Fonti was the main celebrant and Father James Rodriguez was the homilist. Several priests concelebrated: Msgr. John Casey `57 (former rector), Msgr. Regie Pamposa (traveled from the Philippines / uncle of a graduate), and Father Robert Kuznik (Pastor of Saint Isidore, Riverhead). Deacon Ron Ronacher from St. Rita’s (Brooklyn) proclaimed the Gospel.

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In the evening Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio presided over our Graduation Exercises at St. James Cathedral in Brooklyn. After singing America the Beautiful, Father Rodriguez, called the community to prayer. Our Rector-President, Father Fonti, `84, welcomed the family and friends of the Class of 2017 and thanked their parents for entrusting Cathedral with their son’s intellectual and spiritual formation. He reminded his spiritual sons that “they can do all things in Christ who strengthens them.”

Arthur Vollmerhausen gave the salutatorian address and Aidan Birth was the class valedictorian. Both men mentioned the “uniqueness” of their class not only in size, “21” but in character. They also highlighted the great gift of the Cathedral brotherhood and the importance of striving for greatness in all things and the need of each member of the class to remain open in future years to the Lord’s call to serve.

Father Chris Bethge was our keynote speaker. A graduate of the Class of 2007, Father Bethge spoke about how his time at Cathedral laid the foundation for his priestly vocation. In his address, he mentioned the ‘the toughness of the world’ and how our graduates will be challenged on the college campus and in life itself. Like a Yankee at Fenway Park he told his fellow Crusaders “to stand confidently at the plate and swing.” Cathedral has prepared them. They are not alone. The Cathedral brotherhood stands with them.

Towards the end of the ceremony after the bestowal of various awards, two special presentations were made. Mr. Mestrandrea, father of freshman, Robert, and owner of Majestic Funeral Home, gave Cathedral a gift in memory of our recently deceased brother, Markus Kotnik. He asked that in some way it be used at Graduation. Father Fonti and Mr. Diaz chose to divide the gift. They selected 4 graduates who were Markus’ “Big Brothers” at Cathedral: Daniel Dugan, Christopher Kircher, Jonathon Oscategui, and Tyler Sharma. Each was reminded to pray for Markus’ parents, Frank and Tina, and to keep his spirit, “Have a great day”, alive. Father Fonti also introduced Christopher Kircher to his new Rector, Father George Sears. Chris has decided to continue his discernment at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation in Douglaston.

Bishop Nicolas DiMarzio concluded the evening by encouraging our young men to be “beacons of love in the world.” By acts of love they will “show this world what God truly looks like.”

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

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The Bronze Medal is presented to a young man who has earned an overall Grade Point Average after four years of study of 95.51, ranking him third in the class. The Bronze medal was presented to Arthur Vollmerhausen.

The Silver Medal is presented to a young man who has earned an overall Grade Point Average after four years of study of 95.54, ranking him second in the class. The Silver medal was presented to Aidan Peter Birth.

The Gold Medal is presented to a young man who has earned an overall Grade Point Average after four years of study of 97.10 ranking him first in the class. The Gold medal was presented to David Vincent Brancale.

 

The English Award was presented to Arthur Vollmerhausen.

The Latin Award was presented to Aidan Peter Birth.

The Mathematics Award was presented to David Vincent Brancale.

The Spanish Award was presented to Daniel P. Dugan.

The Science Award was presented to David Vincent Brancale.

The Social Science Award was presented to Adrian Grzybowski.

The Theology Award was presented to Connell Friel.

 We are proud to announce that every graduate of the Class of 2017 is awarded a New York State Regents Diploma.

An Advanced Regents Diploma was awarded to those students who have successfully passed the Regents examinations in English, Global Studies, U.S. History, and all required sequences in Science and Mathematics. The following students were recognized:

Aidan Peter Birth, Joël Jean Benard Edouard, Connell Friel, Adrian Grzybowski, Christopher Michael Kircher, Daniel Pintor, Arthur Vollmerhausen, Ronan Walsh, and Michael Younan.

 

THE TABLET ALL-SCHOLASTIC AWARD

Sponsored by Our Diocesan Newspaper, The Tablet All-Scholastic Team is composed of students who exemplify not only academic excellence, but more importantly, Christian Leadership, involvement and responsibility.

The Tablet Annual All-Scholastic Award was proudly presented to the Valedictorian Aidan Peter Birth.

 

THE SAINT DOMINIC SAVIO AWARD is given in recognition of outstanding dedication and unwavering effort to scholastic achievement and personal growth.

This award was proudly presented to Arthur Vollmerhausen.

THE SAINT JOHN BOSCO AWARD is given in recognition of outstanding school service, personality and interaction with others.

This award was proudly presented to Jonathan Victor Oscategui.

 

THE SAINT JOHN VIANNEY AWARD is given in recognition of outstanding academic improvement, excellence and perseverance.

This award was proudly presented to Justin Collado.

 

THE SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL AWARD is given in recognition of outstanding protection and outward representation of our school’s core Catholic values.

This award was proudly presented to Daniel Pintor.

 

THE BLESSED PIER GIORGIO FRASSATI AWARD is given in recognition of outstanding dedication to the Lord’s call to individual greatness and His call to always strive for the highest goals.

This award was proudly presented to Joël Jean Benard Edouard.

 

THE FATHER DULANEY AWARD is being given for the first time this year in recognition of Father Dulaney, a long-time teacher, assistant spiritual director, and supporter of Cathedral Prep. Fr. Dulaney sadly passed away this year, and we are proud to honor him and his legacy with this award. The Fr. Dulaney Award is given in recognition of outstanding character, loyalty and commitment to school and community.

This award was proudly presented to Aidan Peter Birth.

Congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2017

Benjamin W. Balcarcel

Aidan Peter Birth

Michael Christian Bodé

David Vincent Brancale

Justin Michael Carreras

Justin Collado

Daniel P. Dugan

Joël Jean Benard Edouard

Benjamin Paul Edwards

Freddie Feria

Connell Friel

Adrian Grzybowski

Christopher Michael Kircher

Jonathan Victor Oscategui

Manuel Joseph E. Pamposa

Daniel Pintor

Tyler Joshua Sharma

Jose Orlando Velazquez

Arthur Vollmerhausen

Ronan Walsh

Michael Younan

Cathedral Alumni League Crowns a Champion

Congratulations to our alumni league, back to back champions, The Knights of Cathedral Prep!

We would like to thank the following alumni teams that played in our league this year:

Knights of Cathedral Prep

(From left to right: Pat Candela, ’05, J.T. Sprague, ’05, Sal Candela, ’02, Tom McCabe, ’02, Chris Liander, ’10, Father Fonti, and Mike Liander, ’08)

Defenders of Faith

(From left to right: Danny DeBiase, ’15, Kyle Huber, ’09,  Eugene Reynold, ’12, Danny McQuail, ’09, John Starace, ’12,  Thomas Early Jr., ’09,  Connor Gallagher, ’12,  and Thomas Early Sr., ’74)

Protectors of the Holy Name

(From left to right: David Gaskey, ’16, Alex Matuszewski, ’16, Anthony Santagata, ’16, Brian Hickey, ’16, Father Fonti, Lenny Lynaugh, ’16, and Eddie Whitmore, ’16.)

Warriors of St. Michael

(From right to left: Kenny Craig, ’12, Pat Tatano, ’15, Jack Schmidt, ’14, Richard Rodriguez, ’15,  Danny Arteaga, `15,  and Father Fonti)

The following list is everyone, who came out during the season:

Sal Candela

2002

Nick Caruana

2013

Gary Conte

2013

Kenneth Craig

2012

Thomas Czaplinski

2001

Danny DeBaise

2015

Tom Early

1974

Thomas Early

2008

Conor Gallagher

2012

Brendan Gallagher

2015

David Gaskey

2016

Brian Hickey

2016

Kyle Huber

2008

Ryan Kuil

2013

Mike Liander

2005

Chris Liander

2010

Lenny Lynaugh

2016

Chris Mahon

2016

Juan Martin

2012

Alex Matuszewski

2016

Tom McCabe

2002

Danny McQuail

2009

Tim McQuail

2014

Mike Meyer

2012

Thomas Moore

2016

Declan Murray

2008

Bob Porembski

1970

Eugene Reynolds

2012

Phil Reynolds

2013

Richard Rodriguez

2015

Anthony Santagata

2016

Jack Schmidt

2014

JT Sprague

2005

Johnny Starace

2012

Timothy Sullivan

2016

Tom Szczepanski

2005

Pat Tatano

2015

Nicholas Telmo

2007

James Thai

2015

Stefan Voigt

2000

Eddie Whitemore

2016

Ethan Williams

2015

Cathedral mourns the passing of Father Dulaney, `65

Cathedral Prep mourns the passing of Father William Dulaney, `65. From 2013 till his passing, Father Dulaney met with every freshmen, for spiritual direction, on a weekly basis. Over his 22 years of service in multiple roles (teacher, Vice-Rector, and Spiritual Director) at Cathedral, Father Dulaney was dedicated to his alma mater. We ask that you pray for the consolation of his family and friends, as we prepare to say goodbye to one of our Men of Greatness.

 

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:

Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home

125 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040 Tel: (516) 354-0634

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 9:30PM

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Vigil Mass:

Saint Gregory the Great R.C. Church

242-20 88th Avenue Bellerose, New York 11426 Tel: (718) 347-3707

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

7:30 PM

Funeral:

Saint Gregory the Great R.C. Church

242-20 88th Avenue Bellerose, New York 11426 Tel: (718) 347-3707

Thursday, February 16, 2017

10:30 AM

Burial:

Saint Charles Cemetery

Farmingdale, New York

Alumni Basketball Resumes

The Knights of Cathedral Prep won their 2017 Cathedral Alumni Basketball League opener in a rematch of last year’s Championship game versus the Warriors of St. Michael.  After a tight first half (45-43), the Knights pulled away earlier in the second half led by Mike Liander, ’05, who had a game high 44 points.  JT Sprague, ‘05 scored 22, and Chris Liander, ‘10 added 14.  Thomas Czaplinski, ’01 led the Warriors with 18 points.  The final score was 88-73.

In the CABL opener, the Defenders of the Faith won a thriller over the Protectors of the Holy Name 57-53.  Led by Connor Gallagher, ’12 with 24 points, and great team passing by Johnny Starace, ’12 and Eugene Reynolds, ’12(who also hit a key three late in the game) along with the strong board work of Thomas Early, ’08, and Dan McQuail, ’09.  The Protectors of the Holy Name were led by Rich Rodriguez, ’15, who chipped in 16 points and Juan Martin, ’12, adding 13 points – all in the second half.
A big welcome to our newest additions to the league, recents alums:  Lenny Lynaugh, ’16,  Brian Hickey, ’16, Ed Whitmore, ’16 and David Gaskey, ’16.

“I love my Vocation more and more each day”

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Prior to celebrating All Saints’ Day Mass for our community, Bishop Raymond Chappetto, ’65, came home to tell his personal vocation story to the young men in the Pier Giorgio Frasatti Discernment group. In telling his unique story, Bishop said, “as I got to know my parish priests and saw all the good and helpful things that they did for the people in my neighborhood, I said, “I too want to be a priest””. Six years after he graduated Cathedral, Bishop Chappetto was ordained to the priesthood. Today, he is not only an esteemed alum; he is the liaison between the Diocese of Brooklyn and Cathedral Prep!