2019 Alumni Basketball League Championship Game

The Crusaders defeat The Defenders of the Faith!

This week the Cathedral Alumni Basketball season came to an end with the Crusaders defeating the Defenders of the Faith.

1st Place: Crusaders
2nd Place: Defenders of Faith
3rd Place: Protectors of Holy Father
A big shout out to all the alumni who joined us, until next season!

6th Annual Bishop Ignatius Catanello Memorial Dinner

Please join the Holy Family/Bishop Ignatius Catanello Knights of Columbus in celebrating the life and times of Bishop Ignatius Catanello and benefit the Bishop Ignatius Catanello Scholarship Fund at Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School in Elmhurst Queens, NY. All are welcome!

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Immaculate Conception Center

Mass at 6:00pm in Chapel Dinner and dancing at 7:00pm in the Reception Hall

Tickets: $75 per person. Open bar included Raffles and prizes DJ & Music

Purchase tickets by Monday, March 25th, 2019 For more information, contact: Peter Petrino, Past Grand Knight (347) 267-7614

Please make checks payable to “Holy Family/ Bishop Ignatius Catanello Knights of Columbus” and note “Bishop’s Dinner” on the memo line.

Mail To: Holy Family Parish 175-20 74th Avenue Fresh Meadows, NY 11366




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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





A Letter from Bishop DiMarzio

Office of the Bishop
Diocese of Brooklyn
3 1 0 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, New York 1 1 2 IS
September 24, 2018

Dear Faithful of the Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens:
It is with profound sadness, but with redoubled resolve, that I write to you concerning the many disturbing news stories that have come out during the last several weeks. First and foremost, as your Bishop, know that I am completely committed to enforcing the zero tolerance policy established in the 2002 Dallas Charter, as well as doing everything in my power to ensure that safe environments exist for all members of the Church, especially our children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Stories of past abuses and failures on the part of some in leadership must strengthen our commitment to always strive to do better as we continue the important mission of the Church.
Last week it was announced that the Diocese of Brooklyn, along with the Dorothy Bennett Mercer Center, agreed to settle a case involving four individuals, who were sexually abused by Mr. Angelo Serrano, who is currently serving a prison term for his crimes. Even though Mr. Serrano was a church volunteer, and not a member of the clergy, and even though the abuse occurred in his apartment, and not on church property, priests assigned to the parish failed to recognize siYIS of the abuse and take appropriate actions. The settlement of $27 million will be divided by the four victims, each of whom will receive about $6.8 million, less attorney fees, which is usually about one third. The Diocese’s portion of the settlement, $17.4 million will be completely covered by our insurance policy; however, insurance premiums may have to rise. We are deeply saddened by the abuse they suffered at the hands of Mr. Serrano, and hope that this settlement will assist the victims and their families in the years to come.
In order to assist survivors of sexual abuse by members of the clergy, I initiated an Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP), which is administered by Mr. Kenneth Feinberg, Esq., whose firm has handled several similar progra.ms, including the 9-1 1 Compensation Program. In addition to a financial compensation, survivors are offered the opportunity for counseling, as well as other forms of support through our Victims Assistance Coordinator. It is important to note that none of your donations are used to pay for this program. The Diocese sold property and secured a loan, which will be repaid through the leasing of ecclesiastical property. The contributions of the faithful of the diocese are dedicated to the core mission of the Church, and are essential for us to continue our much needed work.
Finally, as was recently announced, the Office of the New York State Attorney General issued subpoenas to all the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the state. These subpoenas order the handing over of all documents relating to the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy, as well as cases involving non-consenting adults. The Diocese of Brooklyn will certainly comply with this subpoena, which requests documents from January I , 1950 to the present. You should be aware of the fact that since 2002 we have been sharing our files and allegations against clergy with the District Attorneys of Brooklyn and Queens. In addition, in 2004 1 established an independent toll-free number, 1-888-634-4499, so that anyone with an allegation against a member of the clergy can make a report, which is also shared with the corresponding District Attorney. If the allegation is within the statute of limitations, it is also shared with the Special Victims Bureau of the NYPD, for their immediate intervention. The Diocese of Brooklyn is committed to protecting our most vulnerable members as well as the pursuit of justice.
With assurances of your remembrance in my prayers, especially at the celebration of the Eucharist, I am
Sincerely in Christ,

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D, D.D.
Bishop of Brooklyn

Fraternitas Opportunity

Some New Additions

Brand new state of the art  STEM lab

Bishop McDonnell of Brooklyn,  Founder of Cathedral Prep

Brand new inside doors for safety!

A refurbished image of Our Lady, who watches over our students as they enter and leave Cathedral.


The academic year ended on a high and celebratory note yesterday when faculty, students and family members gathered for our annual Convocation. Highlighting both the academic and athletic achievements of the past year, students received accolade, awards and trophies in recognition of their hard work and accomplishment. Bishop Ray Chappetto,’65, joined Father Fonti and Mr. Diaz in bestowing the awards as well as the diplomas to our seniors. Proud of all our students, we salute our graduating and returning Men for Greatness and wish all a restful and relaxing summer vacation.

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Junior Leadership Day

Today we celebrated Junior Leadership Day. The Class of 2018 will always have a home at the Prep, but as they are headed to college, the Class of 2019 now assumes the role as the active student leaders in the building. At Mass, in the presence of the school community and family members of the Junior class, Father Fonti urged the members of the Class of 2019 to set a good example for their younger Prep brothers and to care for them in the manner of the Good Shepherd. After the homily Father Fonti blessed class rings and replicas of Pope Francis’ pectoral cross, displaying the Good Shepherd. The day ended with an open gym and lunch together.

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On Graduation morning, Friday, May 25th, our community gathered with the proud parents and family of the Class of 2018 at the Prep to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving. Our Rector-President, Father Joseph Fonti, ’84, was the main celebrant. Father Christopher Bethge, ’07, con-celebrated and Deacon Philip Franco, ’93, proclaimed the Gospel.

Friday evening, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio presided over our Graduation Exercises at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in Brooklyn. Father Fonti welcomed the family and friends of the Class of 2018 and thanked the 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.”

Adam Zajkowski gave the Salutatorian Address and Sebastian Rosas was chosen as the class Valedictorian. Both noted the unique bond that comes with the Cathedral brotherhood and the challenges that they and their classmates were able to overcome together.

Liz Faublas, Anchor of Currents News, was the commencement speaker. Ms. Faublas spoke about the unique role that women play in the Catholic Church. She noted the class’s unique diversity and urged our graduates to be true men for greatness by sharing their wisdom and being catalysts for the betterment of society whether as priests or dedicated Catholic laymen.

Towards the end of the ceremony after the bestowal of various awards,  Father Fonti introduced Joseph Krug, Patrice Legoute and Stephen Jankowski to their new Rector, Father George Sears. All three of them have decided to continue discerning a call to the priesthood at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation in Douglaston.

Bishop Nicolas DiMarzio concluded the evening by praising the continued success of Cathedral Prep in producing a quality education in an environment where discernment is encouraged and fostered.

The Bronze Medal was presented to a young man who earned an overall Grade Point Average after four years of study of 97.15, ranking him third in the class. The Bronze medal was presented to Adam Zajkowski

The Silver Medal was presented to a young man who earned an overall Grade Point Average after four years of study of 97.63, ranking him second in the class. The Silver medal was presented to Peter Munoz.

The Gold Medal was presented to a young man who earned an overall Grade Point Average after four years of study of 98.83 ranking him first in the class. The Gold medal was presented to Sebastian Rosas

Proud of the Class of 2018, we applauded their accomplishments and ask the Lord to bless all their future endeavors:

Emmanuel Ambroise—Attending: SUNY Buffalo

Daniel Berhan—Attending: SUNY Buffalo

Yann M. Camara—Attending: Albright College

Dyango Andres Campoverde—Attending: Saint Francis College

Richard Cisneros—Attending: Pace University

Christian Faustin—Attending: Queensborough CC

Nikola Fitissov—Attending: SUNY Binghamton

Joseph John Foley, Jr. —Attending: Queens College

Anthony Haran—Attending: St. John’s University

Donal J. Harnett—Attending: Penn State

Neil John Hickey—Attending: St. John’s University

Stephen Mark Jankowski—Attending: St. John’s University

Rasheed James Kelly—Attending:SUNY Binghamton

Jospeh P. Krug—Attending: St. John’s University

Johan N. Larsen—Attending: St. Joseph’s College

Patrice Legoute—Attending: St. John’s University

Daniel Patrick Maher—Attending: St. John’s University

Peter Munoz—Attending: St. John’s University

Michael Henry Murphy—Attending: Fordham University

Steven Joseph Osojnak—Attending: St. John’s University

Michael Victor Remon—Attending: St. Francis College

Fernando J. Ronconi—Attending: Hunter College

Sebastian Adrian Rosas—Attending: University of Notre Dame

Christopher Saillant Velez—Attending: St. Francis College

John Joseph Schilling III—Attending: Brooklyn College

Jose Angel Solorzano—Attending: New York City College of Technology

Kyle Sumprer—Attending: Brooklyn College

Joseph N. Tuseo IV—Attending: St. John’s University

Loik L. Uddin Jr. —Attending: Molloy College

Cian Walsh—Attending: St. Francis College

Adam Daniel Zajkowski—Attending: Catholic University of America

Juan Sebastian Zapata Arenas—Attending: Queensborough CC

Joshua Nathaniel Zayas—Attending: Mount St. Mary’s College

Pictures from the Graduation Mass:

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Pictures from the Graduation Ceremony:

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