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Updates from Schools, Charities & More

Catholic Charities: Charity in Action

Catholic Charities Community Services has a department called “Preserving Housing.” Well named, because that’s exactly what they do. But preserving housing just became more complicated. At the dawn of the Coronavirus, Governor Cuomo placed a pause on evictions. That pause went into effect and while it does not help people pay the rent they owe, it continues to protect tenants from evictions until June 20th, 2020.

Institutional Commodity Services (ICS): July 2020 Catalog

The July 2020 ICS brochure is now available, including supplies and services to help you prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Schools: Congratulations to our Graduates!

A Year in Review: A retrospective video that looks back on the 2019-2020 school year.

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, Superintendent of Schools in the Archdiocese of New York Michael J. Deegan speaks to the challenges we faced in what was a year unlike any other. Mr. Deegan highlights the accomplishments and continuity of learning achieved amidst the COVID-19 shutdown; the financial challenges faced by the Archdiocese as a whole; and the future of Catholic schools, now being planned by the Catholic School Reopening Advisory Council. Mr. Deegan promised to keep in touch with families throughout the reopening process.

Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York Michael J. Deegan expresses his congratulations to our 2020 Graduating 8th Grade Class, acknowledging their hard work and thanking their principals, teachers and especially their parents for giving them the gift of a Catholic education. Mr. Deegan closes with the hope that these graduates will carry this gift with them to high school and beyond, and give back, to their communities and to their church.

Honoring our graduating high school classes from Catholic Schools across the Archdiocese of New York, His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, delivers an important address to the 2020 graduating class from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Cardinal Dolan said, “If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that we don’t need a physical presence to show our affection. Even though we haven’t been in physical contact, we have been in virtual contact. We are all united in God, with our schools, our families, and with one another as this special 2020 graduating class.”

Schools: The Arch Media Awards

Announcing: Our 2020 Arch Media Award Winners! Nearly 200 students from more than 30 schools participated in the first annual Arch Media Awards. This multimedia journalism program challenges students and their moderators to produce 60-90 second packages that tell a story just as it is done by reporters and editors around the world. The theme assigned was “What Makes My School Catholic.”

While the COVID-19 crisis prevented the awards from being held at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, this video, featuring Msgr. James Vlaun from the Catholic Faith Network, Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Michael J. Deegan and celebrity guest, CBS2 Chief Meteorologist Lonnie Quinn is a wonderful salute to the winning submissions and all those who made the first Archies a roaring success! All of the winning videos can be found in the award show video, but you may also check out the individual winners on our dedicated Archies page!

Schools: Virtual Summer Journey – Extended Learning Year (for Grades K-7)

On July 6th we launched the Archdiocese of New York’s largest summer learning program with over 5,000 Catholic school students participating, and 500 teachers teaching. In partnership with Catapult Learning, our teachers, students and parents will begin an individualized and focused educational journey. The online program, which was designed out of necessity from the current health crisis, will continue to provide the same great instruction and opportunities as last year, which was determined by John Hopkins University to nearly eliminate the summer slide in ELA and Math for all participants according to our NWEA MAP data. 

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