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Updates from Schools, Charities & More

Chancery Events: Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass

In May, the difficult decision was made to postpone the Golden Jubilee Wedding
Mass scheduled to have taken place on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 2:30 PM at Saint
Patrick’s Cathedral.

Due to the uncertainty of large group gatherings in New York City, the Golden
Jubilee Wedding Mass will now be cancelled. We are disappointed, but the latest
guidance in the city and state preclude doing so.

To ensure all eligible couples are recognized for their faith, commitment and
fiftieth wedding anniversary, the office of special projects and events will work
with each parish to ensure wedding certificates are issued to commemorate this
blessed sacrament of marriage.

Parish staff may enroll golden jubilee couples for the commemorative certificate by

Enrollment will close on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Certificates will be mailed directly to each parish for your distribution. If you have
any questions, contact the office of special projects and events at (646) 794-2000
or send an email to [email protected]. They will be happy to answer your

Chancery Events: Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund Virtual Gala

ICS: August 2020 Brochure

As we go forward and, hopefully, have most of the Covid-19 concerns behind us, we can again begin to focus on the wonderful work of the Church. The August 2020 ICS brochure is now available

Schools: Moving Forward Together: The Office of the Superintendent is proud to unveil our reopening plan so that our students will be able to attend school this fall, five days a week – safely! The plan was officially sent to parents on Monday, July 27th and can be viewed by going to On the dedicated reopening page you will find a comprehensive manual detailing the safety protocols we have put in place, a letter from Superintendent Michael J. Deegan, and two videos we put together that offer visual representations of what school with look like when we are back in the classroom.  

Schools: What Catholic Elementary Schools Will Look Like in September by: Catholic New York: Catholic New York toured Immaculate Conception School on Gunhill Road in the Bronx, which serves as our model school for the changes that will be made this fall to accommodate our students, safely. Guided by Principal Amy Rodriguez, who also serves as a member of the archdiocesan Catholic Schools Reopening Advisory Council, they were given an inside look into how our schools will operate this September.

Schools: Superintendent of Schools advocates for HEROES Act to benefit families and schools

Superintendent of Schools in the Archdiocese of New York Mr. Michael J. Deegan recently made appearances on national Catholic media advocating for the HEROES Act and other federal and state initiatives that would benefit our families and our Catholic schools.

Relevant Radio’s Morning Air with John Harper is heard by over one million listeners on 170 stations across America.

Mr. Deegan appeared on national Catholic television network EWTN’s The World Over with Raymond Arroyo, during which he articulated the same crucial arguments on behalf of our families. Also in the segment was Regina Christoforatos, one of our parents from Good Shepherd School, who is herself a graduate of the Manhattan school.