Fathers and Dads

Fathers and Dads Night

On Thursday, February 15th, our Cathedral’s Fathers, Frs. Fonti, Lee, & Bethge, hosted an evening for our Cathedral Dads, some of whom are Crusaders, themselves.

Our Cathedral’s Fathers to Cathedral Fathers event celebrated the gift of fatherhood with a meal, a conference on masculine spirituality, and watching the Ranger/Islander game together.

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Class of 2022

Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary congratulates the following men who have been extended an invitation to join the Class 2022:

  • Nicholas Abernethy
  • Anik Amin
  • Frank Angerano
  • Chisom Ani
  • Tomasz Baginski
  • Ethan Baijnauth
  • Peter Baltaian
  • David Bernatowicz
  • Mikhail Bieglarion
  • Matthew Bonora
  • Amado Buffamante
  • Derek Bustillo
  • Colin Byrne
  • Anthony Caracci
  • Iker Cardoso
  • Robart Castro
  • Kevin Chauca
  • Zachary Chotkowski
  • Charles Ciliberti
  • Damiano Cottone
  • Ryan Curran
  • Anthony Cuzo
  • William Dagostino
  • Nicholas Defrancesco
  • Xerxen Deguzman
  • Gabriel Delaserna
  • Stewart Deleon
  • Carmelo Delorme
  • Christopher Donowski
  • Cyrus Dsouza
  • Matthew Duca
  • Mike Encalada
  • Gavin Escalona
  • Emmanuel Faustin
  • Joseph Fitzgerald
  • Brendan Foley
  • Matthew Gallagher
  • Vincent Gallagher
  • Andrew Gibowski
  • Robert Gilfeather
  • Vittorio Gonzalez
  • Branden Gotay
  • Joshua Grados
  • Charles Greenwood
  • Oscar Gremplewski
  • Matthew Guerrero
  • Gregor Guerrier
  • Nicholas Guillen
  • Michael Hammack
  • Mark Hanna
  • Gabriel Hernandez
  • Nathaniel Jaquez
  • Joshua Jara
  • George Johnson
  • Timothy Kiley
  • Brandon Klages
  • Robert Klub
  • Joshua Lall
  • David Leibman
  • Robert Lesser
  • George Linn
  • David Lizano
  • James Lockhart
  • Edward Lysaght
  • Matthew Malde
  • Philip Anthony Marbid
  • Matthew Marten
  • Justin Mateo
  • Shane Mcevoy
  • Liam Mcgarvey
  • Alexander Mejia
  • Jose Mella
  • Angelo Meshanski
  • Andrew Mora
  • Eoin Moran
  • Sean Moran
  • Jhon Milo Nunez
  • Carlos Orellana Estrada
  • Dominick Papandrea
  • Keenu Zander Paulino
  • Michael Pierre
  • Santiago Pinzon
  • Ryan Plut
  • Mhelvin Prangan
  • Evan Quinn
  • James Reyes
  • Michael Rhodes
  • NicholasRhodes
  • Juan Rico
  • Edwin Rivera
  • Jeremy Rivera
  • Mauricio Rivera
  • Steven Rivera
  • Innocenzio Rizzuto
  • Jason Rom
  • Thomas Ronconi
  • Brandon Rosa
  • Manuel Roxas III
  • Jeshua Ruda
  • Logan Ruiz
  • Jean Carlos Saez
  • Izaiah Santiago
  • John Sapia
  • Philip Schmidt
  • Trevor Singh
  • Charles Smith
  • Angelo Stratigakis
  • John Stravalle
  • Jean Suarez
  • Scott Szczypczyk
  • Dinal Thrimanna Hettige
  • Ricardo Timothee
  • Christian Torres
  • Lorenzo Trovato
  • Gabriel Valverde
  • JohnAnthony VanWallendael
  • Oscar Vasquez
  • Christian Vega
  • James Walker
  • Nicholas Wayte
  • Sam Wooding
  • Andrew Zalot
  • Geovanny Zambrano

History of New York Walking Tour of Brooklyn

On December 15, 2017, Mr. Sammarco ’10 led his History of New York City class on a walking tour through parts of Brooklyn to visit the battlefield and memorials of the Battle of Brooklyn, which took place on August 27, 1776. On the walk, they discussed battle tactics used during the event on Lookout Hill in Prospect Park, with a talk led by, alumnus, Col. Peter Sammarco, ’74. They also visited the Maryland 400 Memorial to discuss the bravery and sacrifice that those troops gave to save the Continental Army. They continued to walk along the Battle Pass, where one of the main parts of the Battle took place on that day in August, 1776. In addition to visiting the battle sites, they stopped at St. Joseph‘s Co-Cathedral where the rector, Msgr. Kieran Harrington, ‘89 gave them a tour of the cathedral. They ended their day of walking at 555 Washington Avenue, where it all began…Brooklyn Cathedral (1914-1985). The Seniors learned a lot about their own local history and braved the elements to learn from two fellow alumni!

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St. John’s University On-Site Decision Day

Yesterday was the St. John’s University On-Site Decision Day, here at Cathedral Prep. Congratulations to eleven of our seniors who took part in the day; Nikola Fitisov, Stephen Jankowski, Joseph Krug, Richard Cisneros, Emmanuel Ambroise, Adam Zajkowski, Joseph Tuseo, Daniel Berhan, Peter Munoz, Sebastian Rosas and Rasheed Kelly. All were accepted. Combined, these 11 seniors received a total of $286,500 in scholarship offers (a combined four-year total of $1,146,000.) We congratulate these gentlemen on this outstanding accomplishment!

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Bishop’s Annual Christmas Luncheon

Thirteen Crusaders volunteered to sell raffle tickets at the Bishop’s Annual Christmas Luncheon, this afternoon. They were graced with the opportunity to see some familiar faces throughout the diocese. Today’s luncheon helped raise funds for Catholic education.

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Three Seminaries, One Brotherhood

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The houses of Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, Cathedral House of Formation (Douglaston), and Saint Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie) met in Douglaston on November 1st for All Saints’ Day. The day celebrated the common brotherhood and mission of forming men to live saintly lives. After a tour of the building, Bishop DiMarzio celebrated Mass and shared a meal with the three communities. The rest of the day was spent in fraternal bonding on the basketball court, on the football field, in the community room, and packing goods for the victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico.

This day was an initiative for The Year of Vocation sponsored by The Office of Vocations. Cathedral Prep would like to thank Bishop DiMarzio, Bishop Chappetto, Monsignor Vicarri(Rector of Saint Joseph’s), Father Sears (Rector of Douglaston) , Father Suckiel (Vocations Director) and the facultys’ of the seminary institutions, for a great visit!


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!

Greatness for a Day Program for 8th Graders

Cathedral Prep has officially opened the Greatness for a Day Program for 8th grade students interested in becoming Cathedral Men for Greatness!

This day gives each visitor the true experience of the day-to-day happenings at Cathedral Prep. During his time here, he will understand the challenge, support, and love that each student is met with everyday throughout the year.

If you are interested in having your son attend Greatness for a Day, please call:

(718)592-6800 ext. 137


1. What time should my son arrive?

Arrival should be between 7:30am and 7:45am. Please come through the main entrance on 92nd street. Father Fonti will greet you at the door.


2. What  should my son wear?

If your son attends a school that requires him to wear a uniform, please have him wear that uniform.

If you son does not attend a school that requires a uniform, please have him wear a polo, dress pants, a belt, and dress shoes.


3. What should my son bring for the day?

Your son is not expected to take notes but he is more than welcome to bring a notebook and do so.

Cathedral Prep will provide a free lunch to our visitors, but if your son has severe food allergies, please have him bring an EpiPen and his own personal lunch (He is still welcome to our free lunch if there are food items that he can eat).


4. Who will be my son’s buddy for the day?

Each young man will be matched up with a freshman for the day. They will follow him throughout the day from homeroom till the last bell of the day. If he knows a freshman, he is more than welcome to spend the day with that specific freshman.


5. Where will my son put his belongings?

Each visitor is designated a locker on the 3rd floor. We ask that he puts his personal belongings in the locker, especially his cell phone, wallet, and keys.


6. What time should I expect my son to leave?

Cathedral Prep’s last bell is at 2:46pm. Then, announcements will be made then your son will be escorted to the Main Office and his day officially ends. Please note, Cathedral Prep will provide an absent note at the end of the day, proving that your son was a visitor.