Immaculata Dinner with Bishop DiMarzio

Bishop DiMarzio celebrates Mass on May 4, 2019 as the Prep celebrates our annual Immaculata Awards Dinner.

Next Rector-President of Cathedral Prep


Bishop DiMarzio Appoints
Father James A. Kuroly, `98
Former Assistant Principal & Teacher
Next Rector-President of Cathedral Prep!

Lauding his 6 year leadership of the Prep,
Bishop DiMarzio thanks & appoints
Father Fonti, `84
Pastor of St. Mel’s (Flushing, NY)

“Extremely grateful that I was given the honor to serve my Alma Mater, my departure is definitely bitter-sweet. I will miss my daily interaction with our young Crusaders. The highlight of my service has been sharing my spiritual fatherhood with them. But I am pleased and confident that Father Kuroly and Mr. Diaz, both of whom assisted me in inaugurating many new initiatives at the Prep, will continue to build on our success these past 6 years in giving the Church and our local community future Men for Greatness” – Father Fonti

21st Annual Alumni Reunion & Immaculata Dinner

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Our 21st Annual Alumni Reunion & Immaculata Dinner will take place on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at Cathedral Prep, starting at 5 PM. We are excited to share that this year we will be honoring Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Francis Scahill ‘76 and Dr. Angelo Scordato.

Additionally, this event will celebrate the 25th and 50th Anniversary classes of 1994 & 1969, and recognize the classes of ’79, ’89, ’99, and ’09. We invite you to join us for this special night and are proud to publish a Commemorative Journal honoring Bishop DiMarzio, Francis Scahill ‘76, Dr. Anthony Scordato, and the Anniversary classes.

You can register at any time and take a Journal Ad on our website:, or contact the Alumni Office 718-592-6800, Ext. 110/120. Please register early; our 2018 Dinner was SOLD OUT!

Please see the attached  brochure for more information!

Note that this year’s dinner coincides with the Kentucky Derby, which will be shown during the cocktail hour. Kentucky Derby hats and attire are welcome, with prizes to the best and most fun!

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, 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.