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Updates from Schools, Charities & More

Catholic Charities: Charity in Action Newsletter

Catholic Charities continues to resettle Afghan refugees, assisting two families and a single man who arrived in the United States this month.  IThe 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) opened on Tuesday, 14 September 2021, and our Executive Director Monsignor Kevin Sullivan recommits to serve individuals and families who migrate or seek refuge in his statement here.  Read more stories in the Charity in Action Newsletter                                                   

Catholic New York:  How parishioners can get a copy of Catholic New York at Mass                                                                        

Since the start of Covid-19 Catholic New York has reduced the number of bundle copies we send to parishes in the Archdiocese. That has made it difficult for some people to regularly pick up the paper in their parish church. There are two easy solutions for them!     

  • Have them send Catholic New York your name and email address. 
  • If you see people looking for copies, let Catholic New York know. They can increase the number of copies delivered to your parish at any time.

Institutional Commodities Services (ICS): Fall Equipment

We recently received a note from an Equipment Sourcing Solutions customer in Manhattan. It warmed my heart. This is what it said: “I don’t usually give out testimonials but my recent experience with ICS regarding the purchase of two new copiers and the disposition of the two old copiers supplied by outside vendors was exceptional. ICS was able to close out the old copier deals and replace them with two new copiers at one-third of the price in a seamless, professional manner. Thank you for making this such a smooth and pleasant transaction.”                                                                           

Please review the product pages that follow. If you have questions or are interested in making a purchase, call our Customer Care Team or fill out the order form.

Institutional Commodities Services (ICS): Fuel Oil Procurement Program

ICS’s fuel oil procurement program is designed to help Catholic parishes secure the most competitive fuel prices available to them in their area. Each entity that joins the program has three (3) options to choose from, depending on their preference in managing and budgeting their annual fuel oil expense. Click here to visit the website.

Institutional Commodities Services (ICS): ICS Christmas

We are already thinking about the best ways to meet your Advent and Christmas needs! No, we are not “rushing the season,” but we want to make sure you order early to avoid disappointment. It is possible that some of our suppliers may have post-pandemic delays in their supply chains.

Institutional Commodities Services (ICS): ACE Hardware                                      

ICS announces our new partnership with ACE Hardware  

Schools: First Day of School

School is back in session! In collaboration with partners at the Catholic Faith Network, a video retrospective of the first day of school (Wednesday, September 8th) was created, which reviews all of the media coverage surrounding that event and features Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan and His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan.

Schools: Message from Superintendent

Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan delivered this heartfelt video message to Catholic School parents across the Archdiocese of New York, celebrating the first weeks of the 2021-2022 school year. You may notice the fresh look of the brand new studios we share with our broadcast partners at the Catholic Faith Network!

Schools: TACHS Reminder

To get a start at any of the 43 Catholic high schools across the Archdiocese of New York, current 8th graders must register for the Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools (TACHS) by October 24th, 2021. Send your friends and family a gentle notice by forwarding them this year’s video reminder.

Schools: High School Newsletter

This quarter, the Office of Secondary Schools crafted the first-ever high school newsletter. Flip through “The Scoop on Secondary Schools, Vol. 1” for information on high school fairs, links to TACHS videos, and highlights of the programs and initiatives offered in Catholic high schools across the Archdiocese of New York.

Schools: Cristo Rey High School 

For Cristo Rey High School, September was a month of firsts. Not only did Father Steven Gonzalez—a 2010 alumnus and the first priest ordained from the school—return to campus for a homecoming visit but the liturgy he concelebrated with Cardinal Dolan marked the first time the student body was assembled together in person since the beginning of the pandemic!

Schools: Appointments Update

Michael J. Deegan, Superintendent of Schools in the Archdiocese, is pleased to announce the appointments of three associate and regional superintendents. Sister Patricia A. Anastasio will become Associate Superintendent of Teacher Personnel, effective November 1; Anthony Biscione was named Regional Superintendent of Manhattan schools, effective July 1; and Ray Vitiello has been appointed Archdiocesan Regional Superintendent of Northeast/East Bronx Catholic Schools, effective August 9.

Schools: Hispanic Heritage Month 

As we wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Communications and Public Relations would like to take a moment to honor and thank Hispanic Americans in our schools. Check out the hashtag #HispanicHeritageArch (and it’s Spanish-speaking sister, #TradiciónHispanaArch) on Twitter and Instagram for posts that recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of our Hispanic educators, students, and families. (Photo attached titled “Hispanic Heritage Arch”)